What We Love
- The hotel’s epic history
- The Canadian hot tubs in the spa
- Pottering the grounds and playing lord and lady of the manor
What To Know
- Guests can arrive by helicopter if they wish
- The rooms are named after former guests, from Charlie Chaplin to Prince Albert to Rudyard Kipling
- Heston Blumenthal’s famous Fat Duck restaurant is a 15-minute drive away
- Free WiFi
- Kids Club
- Parking On Site
- Room Service
This sprawling neoclassical country pad is so much more than just a pretty face; its rich history is filled with epic parties and visits from Queen Victoria, President Roosevelt and Winston Churchill (and was where the British political scandal between Christine Keeler and John Profumo took place). The 38 bedrooms are elegant, floral affairs with handmade queen-sized beds, scented Asprey toiletries and views over the rolling grounds. Dress the part for an evening meal in the grand Terrace Dining Room or up the luxe factor a notch and entertain in one of the decadent, gilded private dining rooms.
In the Area
The house is set on more than 376 acres of beautifully tended National Trust gardens and woodlands with views that stretch to the River Thames. The Pavilion Spa is hidden within the grounds and is home to a heated outdoor pool, an indoor pool, six treatment rooms, outdoor Canadian hot tubs and whirlpool spas. Hop on the flotilla at the Cliveden Boathouse for a relaxing Champagne cruise. With all the pampering, there’s little chance guests will want to leave, but if they do, then Heston Blumenthal’s three Michelin-star restaurant The Fat Duck is just up the road in Bray.
How to Get There
Attended an event recently and received such a warm welcome, the team were helpful, friendly and so attentive. Wonderful atmosphere and service. Thank you.
The venue is stunning and impressive but also warm and snug, such an interesting history and a privilege to spend time there.
What a wonderful House. It surpasses hotels because Cliveden gathers you into an extended family. From the impeccable housekeeping to the extensive Parterre and NT woodlands, it provides a tranquil environment that drains away stress. We very much appreciated the comfort, homeliness and extensive facilities that our double aspect suite provided us. Dinner was to the high standard expected after pre-prandial aperitifs in the dark but fascinating main hall. Will we come again? Undoubtedly.
We were fortunate to stay here for 1 night as our last stay on a 5 week tour of Ireland and the UK. What a way to finish the trip!
Definitely a highlight. What a property. So much History to soak in and appreciate. The service was fantastic from the Valets to the front desk staff to the Restaurant and Bar staff. Such gorgeous rooms everywhere. The grounds were stunning especially for the time of year we were there. We had dinner and a breakfast and both were fantastic. Thank you to Kevin Brooke the General Manger as well who was very present and helpful to us and many other guests. We stayed in the Buckingham Suite that was just outstanding with again so much history to take in. And that bathroom and view!! Well worth the splurge.
We would highly recommend the Cliveden but 1 night is not enough...