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
If you need time to unwind Cliveden is a great place it’s close to London, you can walk among the trees and gardens admire the house shop in the National Trust shop, grab a cake in cafe, you can spend your day walking and relaxing, I would recommend that you spend your time here having a picnic on a summers day or a winters walk perfect.
We stayed here for a special family occasion and the ambience and service were impeccable. We had a couple of the suites for the weekend and admittedly it is fairly expensive for both accommodation and food but the price is entirely justified. The staff were brilliant, polite and attentive and the rooms were lovely. I would certainly recommend it.
We were overwhelmed by the splendour of Cliveden as we drove up the driveway. Our welcome and bedroom were also very impressive, the staff couldn’t have been more helpful.
Sadly our dining experience was a huge disappointment which has marred our view. Over cooked chicken and very poor tuna carpaccio and steak tartare.
Thankfully our spa day was wonderful but probably wouldn’t risk going back.