Cliveden House

Cliveden Rd., Taplow, Buckinghamshire, SL6 OJF, England

Fodor’s Expert Review

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 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.

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

Location

QUICK FACTS

Hotel
Historical, Romantic, Service, Views, Pet Friendly
Sophisticated
Countryside
Grande Dame

HOTEL INFO

Phones: 01628-668561

HOTEL DETAILS

38 rooms, 1 cottage

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