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Cliveden

Type:Country House Hotel

5 AA Red Stars 5 AA Red Stars 5 AA Red Stars 5 AA Red Stars 5 AA Red Stars 5 AA Red Stars
Taplow, Maidenhead, Berkshire, SL6 0JF

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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.

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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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.

Events

Friday, 20th December 2019 - Friday, 20th December 2019

Queen's Six outside Windsor CastleChristmas Carol Concert and Dinner with The Queen’s SixThe Queen's Six will be performing a very special Christmas Carol concert in the beautiful surroundings of the Great Hall, Cliveden.
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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

  • CHRISTMAS AT CLIVEDEN

    FESTIVE AFTERNOON TEA

    Our fine three-tiered selection includes a variety of finger sandwiches, warm scones with home-made jams and clotted cream, festive pastries, warm mince pies and delicious seasonal treats. There is also a wide selection of teas to choose from, including our own Cliveden blend.

    £45 per person, including a glass of mulled wine. Available from 30th November - 24th December 2019.

    FESTIVE LUNCH PARTY PACKAGE

    Looking for somewhere to celebrate over lunch this Christmas? We have the perfect lunchtime party package, ideal for groups of 10 to 60. £75 per person.

    FESTIVE DINNER PARTY PACKAGE

    Join us for dinner this festive season and enjoy beautiful decorations and fun-filled crackers, our evening party packages are ideally suited for parties of 10 to 60. £85 per person.

    CLIVEDEN’S FESTIVE DINING DELIGHTS

    • Sunday Lunch Celebrations £70 per person

    • Christmas Eve Dinner £160 per person

    • The Astor Grill Christmas Day Lunch £125 per person

    • Boxing Day Brunch £130 per person

    • Boxing Day Dinner £200 per person including paired wines

    • New Year’s Eve Dinner in the Astor Grill £150 per person

    • New Year’s Day Dinner £160 per person

    ‘SPA’KLE IN THE SPA

    ‘Spa’kle in the Spa: from £140 per person. Choose from a ‘Spa’kle Spa Day or ‘Spa’kle Spa Evening. Available from 30th November - 23rd December 2019.

    CLIVEDEN’S CHRISTMAS HOUSE PARTY

    Spend Christmas at our house this year. Book our three-night Christmas House Party package, staying from Tuesday 24th December – Friday 27th December 2019, and enjoy the festivities in style.

    Prices start from £3,765 per room based on two sharing a Club Room.

    NEW YEAR HOUSE PARTY

    Join us for our two night New Year House Party from Tuesday 31st December 2019 to Thursday 2nd January 2020...

    Prices from £2,550 based on two sharing a Club Room.

    More information on Christmas and New Year celebrations at Cliveden

    More offers like this - Christmas offers

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4.5 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    1034
  • Very Good
    264
  • Average
    132
  • Poor
    78
  • Terrible
    49

Recent Reviews:

  • deiadreno
    Brisbane, Australia
    Trip Type:
    Family
    Definitely worth the visit.
    5 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 5th December 2019
    Spent one night at Cliveden and was lucky enough to receive an upgrade. The room was immaculate and absolutely gorgeous. The grounds as well as the building itself was breathtaking despite the... Read full review
  • borrum
    London, United Kingdom
    Sumptuous surrounds for afternoon tea.
    4 of 5 stars
    Friday, 6th December 2019
    Delightfully presented afternoon tea - mulled wine or champagne, finger sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and cream, a tantalising selection of sweet and savoury items, and a wide selection of... Read full review
  • JennaBeacon
    jearl
    Private room hire for family birthday
    5 of 5 stars
    Monday, 9th December 2019
    Recently held a family birthday lunch in one of Cliveden's private dining rooms and could not have been more pleased with our choice. The food was exceptional and we were very well looked after by... Read full review

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Gradings

  • 5 AA Red Stars
5 AA Red Stars

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
open (1 Jan 2019 - 31 Dec 2019)

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