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Cliveden

Type:Country House Hotel

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Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JF

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Cliveden: view from the Grand Avenue

About

Cliveden is unique. One of the world's finest luxury hotels, this grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, surrounded by 376 acres of magnificent formal gardens and parkland. The chalk cliffs that give the estate its name provide visitors panoramic views over the beautiful Berkshire countryside and an idyllic bend in the River Thames. It is arguably the finest of luxury hotels near London and Heathrow Airport. From the moment you are ushered into the beautiful Great Hall with its grand fireplace, oak panelling and priceless artworks, our aim is to ensure you feel like a treasured, personal guest. You'll be treated to the very highest standards of quality, with excellence in every detail. Where else can you be surrounded by such extraordinary extravagance and remarkable refinement, but at the same time feel so welcomed and at ease?

In September 2017 Cliveden was named 'UK Holiday Hotel’ in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards 2017.

Indulge in delicious treats this summer at Cliveden House

Cliveden House is now officially open for lunch, afternoon tea and al fresco picnics, for both residents and non-residents alike.

Executive Head Chef, Paul O’Neill, along with his talented brigade of chefs, have created culinary experiences to match the occasion, from chilled-out Champagne picnics in the grounds of this remarkable estate, delicious laid-back lunches in the relaxed setting of the Astor Grill, and afternoon tea in the elegant surroundings of Cliveden Dining Room, with its stunning views over the Parterre and glimpses of the River Thames beyond. For those who would like to venture out on the water this summer, private river cruises can also be arranged, complete with a Cliveden picnic hamper.

You can also enjoy al fresco lunch in the dappled shade of the courtyard, or pick up a glass or two of Champagne and a takeaway from the retro-chic Veuve Clicquot ‘Air-Stream’, which has taken up residence at Cliveden House during the early summer months, helping to transform the Astor Grill’s courtyard into a laid-back foodie haven. Available from 12:00 noon to 17:00 daily, guests can enjoy takeaway scones with all the trimmings, fish and chips, and of course, our legendary Astor Grill burger, plus a glass of Fizz, all served from the luxury trailer. Seating has also been provided so you can enjoy your ‘Air-Stream’ takeaway in glorious outdoor comfort. 

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Accommodation at Cliveden House

An invitation to stay at Cliveden was seldom refused in Lady Astor's day - not least because the bedrooms were so luxuriously appointed and the staff so attentive. The standards she set over 100 years ago are still rigorously maintained today. You can be certain of a beautifully restored room filled with exquisite furnishings and priceless antiques. Luxury accommodation in or near London does not come any better than this. Each room is named after a prominent guest or figure from Cliveden's past and furnished accordingly. It's an experience so unforgettable that our many guests, who return time and again, comment on the friendliness and professionalism of our staff.

Cancellation policy: 72 Hours Prior to Arrival

Fine dining at Cliveden House

Cliveden has a long tradition of fine food and warm hospitality. George Bernard Shaw enjoyed many a fine meal here as a guest of Lord and Lady Astor and would be equally enamoured by the first class cuisine offered at Cliveden today in The Cliveden Dining Room. At Cliveden the cuisine, the wine, the service and the ambience all amaze in equal measure. No matter which restaurant you choose you will find courteous and attentive service, excellent food and palate-tingling wines, delivered in the most beautiful surroundings.

Or visit the Astor Grill, located in the charming old stable block, which once housed Lord Astor’s most prized fillies. Adopting an equestrian theme in its décor, The Astor Grill is full of character offering a simple and informal approach to dining at Cliveden. The all-day menu is overseen by Head Chef Paul O’Neill and it focusses on a mixture of classic American and British dishes, many reminiscent of Cliveden’s diverse owners and residents.

At Cliveden the cuisine, the wine, the service and the ambience all amaze in equal measure. No matter which restaurant you choose you will find courteous and attentive service, excellent food and palate-tingling wines, delivered in the most beautiful surroundings.

The Cliveden Spa

Hidden in the beautiful garden setting, guests experience a tranquil oasis offering a real sense of wellbeing and relaxation.

Combining quintessentially British treatments and products in an exclusive partnership with global beauty influencer Sarah Chapman, renowned for her unique, award-winning facials, and OSKIA whose treatments are designed to complement and accentuate their multiaward-winning nutritional skincare range, the Cliveden Spa creates a rejuvenating environment of unparalleled luxury in a setting that is rich in heritage. The holistic nature of the spa extends beyond treatments to the retail products and the Spa Kitchen, all of which meet the same exceptional standards of service, hospitality and attention to detail.

The centrepiece of the spa is the ‘listed’ outdoor swimming pool, beside which the now infamous Christine Keeler first met John Profumo. However, the spa itself is the epitome of modern luxury, from the cutting edge gym, complete with the latest Technogym equipment, free weights and stretch area, to the indoor heated pool, infrared sauna, aromatherapy steam room, indoor Jacuzzi, outdoor hot tubs, seven treatment rooms, a manicure, pedicure and hair dressing studio. For the hungry, yet health conscious, The Spa Kitchen with views over the walled garden and the option of ‘al fresco’ dining has an all-day salad and juice menu. Another welcome addition is a cleverly concealed glazed walkway, which brings hotel guests directly into the sanctuary of the spa without having to venture outside, except to dip their top into that famous outdoor pool! On site there is also indoor and outdoor tennis courts. The spa studio offers luxury manicure and pedicure treatments, enhanced with a nod to our noble and unique heritage, by our own signature range of nail polishes with names and colours selected to reflect moments in our history, including ‘1666’, ‘Scandal’ ‘Intrigue’ and ‘Astor'.

The Cliveden Spa was awarded the accolade of ‘Best New or Back on the Scene Luxury Spa’ in the Condé Nast Johansens 2018 Awards for Excellence.

Guests have included every British monarch since George I as well as Charlie Chaplin, Winston Churchill, Harold Macmillan, President Roosevelt, George Bernard Shaw, John Profumo and Christine Keeler, and many other well-known names from the past and present. Cliveden is, at heart, a charming country house hotel where you can come away to escape, relax and be indulged at every opportunity.

We look forward to welcoming you to the house.

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Arrival Date:
Sun , 27th Sept 2020
Departure Date:
Mon , 28th Sept 2020
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
44
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Doublefrom £350.00 to £750.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Family/Suitefrom £700.00 to £1,635.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Spring Cottagefrom £1,600.00 to £2,175.00 per room per night (breakfast included)

*As a guide, prices are per room per night for hotels, guest houses, B&Bs and serviced apartments and per week for self-catering accommodation.

Note: Prices are a guide only and may change on a daily basis.

Facilities

Accessibility

  • Accessible Bedrooms - Select few are ground floor
  • Accessible Lift - Main Mansion only
  • Disabled Parking
  • Lift
  • Ramp / Level Access
  • Wheelchair user accessible - Parts of the house

Catering

  • Banqueting
  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Meals served all day
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special diets catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age)
  • Children's play area - On National Trust grounds
  • Children's videos/DVDs available
  • Cot
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Food/bottle warming available
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • 24 hr return laundry service
  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout
  • Children aged 5+yrs welcome
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • LGBT Friendly
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Night porter
  • Open Christmas
  • Open Fire
  • Open New Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pre-school children welcome (0-4yrs)
  • Real log/coal fires - Not all the rooms - in public rooms
  • Staff fluent in foreign languages ** (List of languages are separately given) - All European Languages
  • Welcome single sex groups, eg stag/hen parties
  • Wireless Internet Access

Leisure Facilities

  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Bar
  • Fishing
  • Games room - Snooker room.
  • Golf Course close by
  • Gym
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Indoor pool
  • Other sporting facilities - Walking and jogging trails through National Trust grounds. Squash court. Croquet lawn.
  • Outdoor pool
  • Sauna - Steam Room; Canadian hot tubs.
  • Tennis court - Indoor and outdoor courts.

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On site parking
  • Railway station within 5 miles

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Delta accepted
  • Maestro Accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Solo accepted
  • Special group rates
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Country house
  • Film or TV location
  • In countryside
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Room / Unit Features

  • Air conditioning some rooms
  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Broadband
  • CD Player in all bedrooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • DVD Player in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms
  • King sized bed some rooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Queen sized beds some rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Showers all rooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings
  • Marketed as gay friendly
  • Short breaks available

Travel & Trade

  • Commission/net rates apply
  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Special Offers

  • Peruse a range of vouchers including accommodation offers (such as Bed and Breakfast Escape and Weekend Escape to Spring Cottage), spa offers (including Signature Spa day, OSKIA Spa Day and Bespoke Flotation Treatment) and dining offers (including afternoon tea and seven-course tasting dinner).  Monetary vouchers also available.

    Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, Cliveden has extended the validity of its vouchers for a further 6 months, so all new vouchers now have an 18 month validity.

     

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  • Summer Staycations

    It's time to make up for lost time with friends, quality time with the family and adventurous times with your four legged companion. Our multiple night offers range from 3 nights for the price of 2, all the way up to 7 for the price of 5! Stay a little longer, enjoy Cliveden and make some happy memories in 2020.

     

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2020
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    1105
  • Very Good
    274
  • Average
    120
  • Poor
    62
  • Terrible
    45

Recent Reviews:

  • Manou H
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Wonderful stay
    5 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 19th September 2020
    We are a couple living in London and this was our second time staying at Cliveden house for a city break. I can’t recommend it enough, the house is beautiful, the spa is great and well equipped, the... Read full review
  • W5284EIgaryc
    Reading, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Superb Place
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 21st September 2020
    My wife and I, knowing that this year we would not be going abroad on holiday, chose to spend at Cliveden. It started off well in that the weather was beautiful and the house and grounds are truly... Read full review
  • 182tanguym
    London, United Kingdom
    Beautiful setting for a weekend break not far from London
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 25th September 2020
    This was our third stay at Cliveden House but the last one was probably 8-9 years ago. The place is still magnificent - beautiful place with a lot of charm and history, a superb park (that can be... Read full review

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Gradings

  • 5 AA Red Stars
5 AA Red Stars

Awards

  • Visit BritainWe're Good to Go We're Good to Go 2020

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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