Fodor's Expert Review Cliveden House

Cliveden Rd., Taplow, Buckinghamshire, SL6 OJF, England Fodor's Choice

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 famous portrait of Nancy Astor, suits of armor, tapestries, and acres of wood paneling. The luxurious, traditional bedrooms, complete with fireplaces, molded ceilings, and antiques, are named after prominent guests, from Charlie Chaplin to Henry James. You can eat contemporary British dishes in the stately Cliveden Dining Room restaurant beneath stunning chandeliers, or more informally at the Astor Grill. 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.


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


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


Pet Friendly


Phones: 01628-668561


47 rooms
Rate Includes: Free Breakfast

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