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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

We are pleased to announce that after a 16 month restoration programme of public spaces, suites and bedrooms Cliveden is now fully restored to its former glory and achieved AA Hotel of the Year 2015/16.  In September 2017 Cliveden was named 'UK Holiday Hotel’ in the Condé Nast Traveller Readers Travel Awards 2017.

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?

ACCOMMODATION
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
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. 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.

Head Chef André Garrett joined Cliveden from Park Lane to put Cliveden firmly back on the gastronomic map. Stunning dishes like Cocotte of native Dorset lobster and Fillet of Cumbrian longhorn beef appear alongside re-invented classics like Dover sole Veronique and venison "Grand-Veneur". Inspired by the culinary classics, André Garrett has passionately reworked long-overlooked dishes and carefully crafted some new signatures. Each one is meticulously conceived, fastidiously prepared then cooked with modernity and finished with André Garrett's defining lightness of touch. Somerset born André Garrett places huge emphasis on the provenance of ingredients, so naturally the three course A la Carte and eight course Tasting menus will be unashamedly governed by English ingredients and guided by our seasons.

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 Chef André Garrett and it focusses on a mixture of classic American and British dishes, many reminiscent of Cliveden’s diverse owners and residents. The name – The Astor Grill – recalls the Astor family, who owned the house from the early 1900s. William Waldorf Astor, America’s richest citizen, then gave the house to his son and daughter in-law, Nancy Astor, in 1906, and Cliveden became a vibrant social hub for guests as diverse as Charlie Chaplin, George Bernard Shaw and Winston Churchill.

The Astor Grill today is a cosmopolitan venue which is steeped in history, its romantic setting offers all the style and legendary hospitality that Cliveden is famous for, and it is the perfect place to escape and enjoy a late brunch, early lunch, or a relaxed supper.

PAVILION SPA

The Cliveden Spa is now open.  Hidden behind the brick walls of the garden and enveloped by tumbling scented roses and lavender, you will discover a tranquil oasis, offering a real sense of wellbeing and relaxation. A place to escape, renew and refresh.

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.

Facilities

Provider Preferences

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

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

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

Parking & Transport

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

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.

Catering

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

Payment Methods

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

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

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
  • Gay/Lesbian Friendly
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Ironing facilities
  • 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

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

TripAdvisor

TripAdvisor
  • Certificate of Excellence 2017

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

  • Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Excellent
    772
  • Very Good
    179
  • Average
    89
  • Poor
    43
  • Terrible
    22

Recent Reviews:

  • Paul R
    London, England, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    A delicious meal and excellent wine pairing!
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 18th February 2018
    Myself and my good lady booked ourselves in to the Andre Garrett restaurant having taken a stroll around the lovely Cliveden House grounds (which are truly beautiful). The house itself is beautiful... Read full review
  • Andrew W
    London
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Lovely but extraordinarily expensive
    4 of 5 stars
    Tuesday, 13th February 2018
    We spent a night at Cliveden to celebrate a significant birthday. We had a lovely time but it is extraordinarily expensive. Firstly, the room - there are often packages available that include an... Read full review
  • Plowsers
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Couples
    Beware the hidden costs and service sometimes lacking
    3 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 11th February 2018
    A lovely, luxurious, decadent venue. The building, grounds and spa are all lovely. Room We had a standard club room. Decent size, large lovely bathroom. Bed was very comfortable and garden views... 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 2018 - 31 Dec 2018)

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