48. 16 in stable block a short walk away, some on ground floor., 1 (main house) suitable for disabled.
all year, closed for lunch Mon/Tues.
great hall, morning room, drawing room, library, 2 dining rooms, function facilities, free Wi-Fi, in-room TV (Sky, Freeview), civil wedding licence, spa (swimming pool, 8 by 16 metres), 94 acres of gardens and parkland, tennis, public rooms wheelchair accessible.
not under 6.
allowed in some bedrooms in stable block with access to grounds.
all major cards.
per room B&B £200–£750. A la carte £51.
Good Hotel Guide Review
In a Georgian Arcadia, this Jacobean mansion, refashioned in the 1700s, was the palatial refuge of the exiled Louis XVIII and his court. Public rooms are filled with antiques, oil paintings, flowers. A staircase adorned with statues leads up to lavish suites and spacious bedrooms supplied with freshly baked biscuits. A top-floor room was ‘excellent, large and light’, with a shared roof terrace; a room in the stables annexe is ‘perfectly good’, though less grand than those in the main house. ‘Everything hangs together with style, confidence and attention to detail,’ writes a reader this year, praising ‘the relaxed friendliness and a sense that nothing is too much trouble’. Smart dress is expected in the dining rooms, where head chef Daniel Richardson’s cooking is modern and inventive. ‘I particularly liked the venison infused with hibiscus.’ A less happy reader found his meal ‘bland’, while, on an off night, a party of 20 caused kitchen and service to falter. Some other quibbles (‘cold, bendy’ breakfast toast, a mojito with no mojo). However, all agree that Historic House Hotels, on behalf of the National Trust, maintains the house and grounds in high style. (Matthew Caminer, and others).
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'Stay One Night and Receive the Second night for £30' Special Offer
2019 marks Hartwell House’s 30th anniversary as a hotel and as part of the celebrations you can book this superb value for money accommodation offer. With a first night price from £300 per room you will then pay just £30 for your second night’s stay. To validate this offer you must dine with the hotel on one of the evenings. Included in this package is early morning tea, cooked English breakfast and use of the Hartwell Spa. You enjoy the comfort of the bedrooms, excellent dining, superb drawing rooms to relax, grounds to walk in and a Spa to unwind, swim or perhaps treat yourself to one of the wide range of treatments available. Hartwell is also an ideal base to explore Buckinghamshire, the Chilterns and many local attractions such as Waddesdon Manor, Blenheim, Stowe Gardens and Bicester Village designer retail outlet. *offer subject to availability. Dinner must be taken on at least one night to validate this offer. Rate includes accommodation, free WiFi, cooked English breakfast and use of the Spa*. To benefit from this offer, please mention The Good Hotel Guide when booking.