Cliveden House

Cliveden Rd., Taplow, SL6 OJF, England

If you've ever wondered what it would feel like to be an Edwardian grandee, then sweep up the drive to this stately home, one of Britain's grandest hotels. Cliveden's opulent interior includes John Singer Sargent's portrait of Nancy Astor, suits of armor, tapestries, and plenty of wood paneling. The plush traditional bedrooms, complete with fireplaces, molded ceilings, and antiques, are named after prominent guests, from Charlie Chaplin to Henry James to William Gladstone. You can eat contemporary French cuisine in the stately André Garrett at Cliveden restaurant beneath stunning chandeliers, or more informally at the Club Room. Later, take a dip in the beautifully secluded outdoor heated pool. If your pocket doesn't rise to a night here, you can drop in for a luxurious afternoon tea (£35).

PROS

  • like stepping back in time
  • outstanding sense of luxury
  • beautiful grounds

CONS

  • airplanes fly overhead
  • two-night minimum on weekends
  • you'll need deep pockets

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01628-668561

HOTEL DETAILS

22 rooms, 16 suites, 1 cottage
Rate Includes: Breakfast

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