Cliveden

Type:Country House Hotel

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Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JF

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Cliveden House

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?

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, Christopher Hannon, 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.

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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: 48 Hours Prior to Arrival

Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage started life as the Countess of Orkney’s summerhouse in 1813. This three-bedroom traditional cottage is located amid the wooded grounds of Cliveden, on the banks of the River Thames. Well suited for any occasion from a romantic getaway to a family holiday, Spring Cottage features 2 spacious King bedrooms, one has its own bathroom, while the other shares a bathroom with the third bedroom, typically set with Twin Beds. The living room has an open fireplace. The cottage features a fully equipped kitchen, and with the option of hiring in a private chef. Since it is located on the Estate and managed by the hotel, guests can avail of the world-famous gardens, spa, pool, and other exceptional facilities available at Cliveden House.

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 Executive Head Chef Christopher Hannon 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 unique residencies such as OTO, 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'.

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.

Cliveden | Iconic Luxury Hotels

Cliveden is part of the Iconic Luxury Hotels group.  You can read their annual Iconic Magazine here.

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Arrival Date:
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Departure Date:
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Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
41
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Classic Double Roomsfrom £595.00 to £715.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Club Roomsfrom £495.00 to £615.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Deluxe Double Roomsfrom £715.00 to £835.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Deluxe Suitesfrom £1,145.00 to £1,400.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Junior Suitesfrom £915.00 to £1,035.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Lady Astorfrom £1,920.00 to £2,145.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Mansion Deluxe Roomfrom £815.00 to £935.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Mansion Deluxe Suitesfrom £1,245.00 to £1,500.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Parterre Suitesfrom £1,720.00 to £1,945.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
Spring Cottagefrom £2,300.00 to £4,050.00 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
  • Mini bar some rooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Queen sized beds some rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • River view some rooms
  • 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

  • Cliveden gift vouchers

    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.

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  • Spring Cottage Escape: Book 7 nights for the price of 5

    Retrace the scandalous steps of Cliveden's past, make up for lost time with friends and family and settle into your private, luxurious cottage for up to 7 nights. Enjoy seclusion and escapism on the banks of the River Thames and become the protagonist of your very own scandal at Cliveden House. Enjoy 2 extra nights with our compliments and revel in the beautiful setting on the famous Spring Cottage.

    Your stay includes:

    • Overnight accommodation in the 3 bedroom cottage
    • Access to the 376 acre National Trust estate
    • Use of the spa and leisure facilities

    Sunday to Thursday, weekend rates are available at a supplement. The seven for five offer is based on our published prices only. Valid on new reservations only. Does not apply to groups or functions. Not available on any other packages or offers. Subject to availability. Please note this offer is not available throughout August. 

    A National Trust admission fee of £18 per person will be added to your bill (excluding National Trust members, with valid membership cards).

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  • Kids stay free in the school holidays

    During school holidays children up to the age of 16 years stay with our compliments when sharing their parent's room.

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
    • Service
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Value
      4 of 5 stars
    • Cleanliness
      4.5 of 5 stars
    • Location
      5 of 5 stars
    • Excellent
      1420
    • Very Good
      290
    • Average
      139
    • Poor
      73
    • Terrible
      46

    Recent Reviews:

    • U8577TYjohnt
      Helsby, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Couples
      Will never stay there again.
      1 of 5 stars
      Friday, 25th November 2022
      Total rip off. Stayed for golden wedding anniversary. Bathroom flooded, on first morning. Food in restaurant very poor. Everything is very "frayed around the edges".Shocked, there are guided tours... Read full review
    • GrantC240
      Stoke Poges, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Wonderful afternoon tea with brilliant service.
      5 of 5 stars
      Sunday, 27th November 2022
      Lovely afternoon team and fantastic service. We always enjoy visiting Cliveden especially during the winter when the fires are going. The afternoon tea was extensive with a very good selection of... Read full review
    • SusiFish
      Reading, United Kingdom
      Trip Type:
      Family
      Delicious afternoon tea with a view
      5 of 5 stars
      Thursday, 1st December 2022
      We arrived and the Christmas decorations were up, stunning!! The food was lovely and we were offered more, but couldn’t take advantage- we did take away a box of goodies for the rest of family though! Read full review

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    Gradings

    • 5 AA Red Stars
    5 AA Red Stars

    Awards

    • Group Establishments -Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Service Part of the Royal Borough of Windsor & Maidenhead Concierge Service 2022
    • Regional and Miscellaneous -WTTC Safe Travels WTTC Safe Travels 2021

    Opening Times

    Open Christmas
    Open New Year
    open (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)

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