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Danesfield House Hotel and Spa


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Henley Road, Marlow on Thames, Buckinghamshire, SL7 2EY

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Danesfield House Hotel and Spa exterior


As you approach the tree-lined drive that winds beneath the striking Clock Tower, you’ll be in awe of this immense setting. The gleaming, whitewashed exterior of Danesfield House sits overlooking the River Thames between Henley and Marlow and the Chiltern Hills beyond, amongst 65 acres of the most impressive landscaped gardens. Purple wisteria climbs the walls of the building while the wonderful scent of lavender wafts among the grounds. Pretty fountains and waterfalls make Danesfield Gardens so quintessentially English while the Italian Garden adds a touch of the Mediterranean.

Book here for Danesfield House Hotel and Spa's best available rates.

Brimming with history, Danesfield House was once home to the Intelligence Section of the RAF. In 1901 the house was re-built as a family home for Robert William Hudson, and in 1991, it first opened its doors as a hotel.

There are 75 stunning rooms and suites to choose from, some with four poster beds or freestanding baths, and some with their own balcony and views across the Thames. There’s a welcome mix of both traditional country house style rooms and more contemporary design to choose from. Huge windows capture the mesmerising scenery and luxurious furnishings dress the rooms beautifully.

Before taking dinner in The Restaurant, soak up your surroundings and suppress pre-dinner hunger pains with a drink in the chandelier-clad Grand Hall with minstrels’ gallery, the sun-lit atrium or comfortable cocktail bar. Sublime modern British cuisine can be enjoyed in either The Restaurant, or in the warmer months, The Terrace with its stunning views of the Thames and surrounding countryside.

Step into a wonderful world of relaxation at Spa Illuminata Danesfield House, where you’ll find all the facilities you need and a full list of treatments to keep you occupied for several hours. If the gym, indoor pool, Jacuzzi, poolside steam room and sauna aren’t enough, the VIP Double Treatment Suite, Nail Bar and Pedicure Suite are sure to tempt you into some indulgent pampering. 

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
1. Classic Room B&Bfrom £279.00 to £329.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
2. Superior Room B&Bfrom £329.00 to £379.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
3. Deluxe Room B&Bfrom £379.00 to £429.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
4. Junior Suite B&Bfrom £479.00 to £529.00 per room per night (breakfast included)
5. Duplex Suite B&Bfrom £579.00 to £629.00 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.



  • Ramp / Level Access - Ramp to main entrance on request


  • Banqueting
  • Bar
  • Bar meals
  • Cafe
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Restaurant
  • Room Service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch
  • Special diets catered for

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - No minimum age, all welcome
  • Cot
  • Family Friendly, Children Welcome
  • Highchair

Establishment Features

  • Available for wedding receptions
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Garden/patio for guests' use
  • Interconnecting Rooms
  • Licensed for civil marriages
  • Licensed for weddings & ceremonies
  • Night porter
  • Open Christmas
  • Open Fire
  • Open New Year
  • Pets accepted
  • Pets welcome
  • Pre-school children welcome (0-4yrs)
  • Real log/coal fires
  • Wireless Internet Access - Complimentary.

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Arrangements for riding/pony trekking
  • Bar
  • Games room
  • Gym
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Swimming Pool
  • Tennis court

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking
  • Coach parking
  • Free parking
  • On site parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Preferences

  • Celebrity connection
  • Country house
  • Film or TV location
  • Haunted
  • In countryside
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Of historic, literary or architectural interest

Room / Unit Features

  • All rooms non-smoking
  • Baths some rooms
  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Four poster beds available
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Internet access all rooms
  • Ironing facilities in most rooms
  • King sized bed some rooms
  • Mini bar some rooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • River view some rooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Specialist Features

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

Travel & Trade

  • Group discounts available
  • Wi-fi available

Special Offers

  • Includes vouchers for the Spa, Hotel Breaks, Afternoon Tea and Sunday Lunch.

    Monetary gift vouchers available from £10.


    More offers like this - Vouchers for Gifts and Experiences


    Stay between Friday 8th and Sunday 10th May 2020 and commemorate VE Day with us.

    Brimming with history, Danesfield House was once home to the Intelligence Section of the RAF, known as RAF Medmenham. The unit specialized in photographic intelligence and was the ‘eyes’ to Bletchley Park’s ‘ears’.

    Step back in time to RAF Medmenham in World War II and celebrate the 75th anniversary of the end of the War. You’ll learn about the secrets of the house from 1941-1946 as RAF Medmenham, view pictures of the photographic interpretation unit from World War II and try to catch a glimpse of the elusive ‘Grey Lady’ ghost of the house! We will recreate one of the rooms used to help win the war and include a trip and Afternoon Tea to Bletchley Park in your package (voucher to be used within 12 months).

    Package Highlights:

    • Overnight accommodation (based on two people sharing a Classic Room)
    • Full English breakfast
    • Enjoy a three-course dinner
    • Full use of the spa facilities between check-in and check-out
    • Visit to Bletchley Park with Afternoon Tea (a voucher will be issued on booking to be used at your leisure within 12 months)
    • Questions and Answers with RAF veterans and current RAF personnel
    • Informative talks and book signings from leading authors of wartime stories:

    1.    Elinor Florence, author of the best-selling wartime novel 'Bird's Eye View', which tells the compelling story of a young woman working for Allied Intelligence as a photo interpreter here at historic Danesfield House, formerly RAF Medmenham.
    2.    Michael Smith 'The Secrets of Station X': How the Bletchley Park codebreakers helped win the war-The astonishing story of how the British codebreakers of Bletchley Park cracked the Nazi Enigma cyphers.
    3.    Julie Summers author, researcher and historian 'Our Uninvited Guests' and 'Dressed For War' - Julie weaves together stories from ordinary lives and high society to provide a unique picture of life during the Second World War.
    4.    Christine Halsall author of 'Women of Intelligence' who wrote a fascinating exploration of the secret war work carried out by women at RAF Medmenham, from Churchill’s daughter to girls escaping home for the first time; the story of their wartime life and work – in their own words.
    5.    Taylor Downing author of 'Spies in the Sky' - The story of the daring reconnaissance pilots who took aerial photographs over Occupied Europe during the most dangerous days of the war and of interpreters who invented a competely new science to analyse those pictures!

    • Secrets Revealed: Talk with Q&A's from 97 year old Charlotte 'Betty' Webb MBE, stationed at Bletchley Park, author of 'Secret Postings' - At 18 years of age Charlotte Vine-Stevens volunteered for the ATS, the Women's Army. Between 1941 and 1945 she became part of the war time codebreaking operation at the Government Code & Cypher School based at Bletchley Park. It is her work in the Japanese Section that leads Charlotte to see out the war in the Pacific at the Pentagon. Secret Postings charts Charlotte's life from a Shropshire village upbringing, to pre-war Germany, a World War 2 adventure at Bletchley Park, the Pentagon and beyond. *Please note that this talk will take place during the Anniversary Lunch that is not included in the package price - £75pp. Reservations can be made on booking. Availability is limited. Charlotte 'Betty' will be around the hotel during Saturday only for book sales and signings and additional questions and answers.

    • Talk from volunteer, Bernie Knill at Hughenden Manor, where the raiding pilot’s maps were drawn up
    • Tours of Danesfield House by Peter Faarup, Danesfield’s own private historian
    • Museum and exhibition of the photographic interpretation unit
    • And much more…..
    • From £349 per room, per night

    Terms & Conditions:

    • Non-refundable and non-transferable, full pre-payment required at the time of booking
    • Limited availability
    • Promo code to book online: VE2020
    • Please note that the visit with Afternoon Tea to Bletchely Park is a voucher to be used within 12 months. This will be emailed to you on confirmation. It is advisable to pre-book this trip as soon as possible as Bletchley will be heavily booked up around VE Day and the spring and summer months.
    • Please note that the Anniversary Lunch is not included in the package price. This is an additional £75pp and spaces are limit

    For package reservations: or call 01628 891010

    More offers like this - Leisure Breaks


    Arrive in style by vintage Rolls Royce for a one hour in-depth history tour of this magnificent country house.

    You’ll learn about the secrets of the house from 1941-1946 as RAF Medmenham, view pictures of the photographic interpretation unit from World War II and try to catch a glimpse of the elusive ‘Grey Lady’ ghost, the original owner of the house!

    End the tour with a delicious 2 course lunch, glass of wine and coffee outside on the sun-drenched Terrace or inside the hotel Orangery with views overlooking The River Thames and the Chiltern Hills.

    Feel free to wander around the grounds at your leisure for the afternoon. There are some great photo opportunities!

    Your Chauffeur will collect you from your pre-arranged meeting point, take you on a short tour through the local area in your vintage car, before or after your tour and wonderful lunch. At the end of your day you will be returned to your pre-arranged meeting point to complete your experience in vintage style.

    Costs: For 2 people £799.00, for 4 people £999.00

    Enquiries & Reservations: Richard Prunier 07767 404670,

    Vintage Days Out can be combined with a luxury river cruise in an elegantly restored vintage boat. Please contact Richard for more details.

    More offers like this - Leisure Breaks



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

4 of 5 stars
  • Certificate of Excellence 2019
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Recent Reviews:

  • Abjb36
    Trip Type:
    Excellent facilities and excellent service.
    5 of 5 stars
    Wednesday, 18th March 2020
    Just stayed for 2 nights in a Deluxe Room and have to say the Danesfieldis hard to fault. Beautifully appointed (if you like traditional) rooms and Spa, alongside fabulously cooked and served... Read full review
  • Meriam A
    London, United Kingdom
    Trip Type:
    Birthday stay
    4 of 5 stars
    Thursday, 19th March 2020
    Overall the hotel was lovely, we got upgraded to a very old suite which was a lovely birthday treat. The room was really big but freezing,so cold. They had electric heaters but didn't make a... Read full review
  • KateBrentwood
    Brentwood, United Kingdom
    Lovely stay
    4 of 5 stars
    Saturday, 21st March 2020
    Just spent 4 days at this lovely place. Service was exceptional and the food and drinks faultless. Just a couple of niggles about the bathroom, although this could have been down to water pressure... Read full review

Map & Directions

Road Directions

Danesfield House is mid-way between Henley and Marlow on the A4155.


  • 4 AA Stars
4 AA Stars

Opening Times

Open (1 Jan 2020 - 31 Dec 2020)

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