Cliveden House

Berkshire, England

Standing on chalk cliffs that give this historic property its name, Cliveden rests amid a magnificent estate of gardens and woodlands in England. One of the world's finest luxury hotels, this grand stately home is set in the heart of the Berkshire countryside on an idyllic bend in the River Thames. From the moment you are ushered into the beautiful Great Hall with its grand fireplace, you will be treated with the very highest standards of quality, with excellence in every detail. Cliveden has everything you would expect from a country retreat, and so much more.

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Cliveden House

Nearest Airport: LHR

Features and Amenities

  • General Information
  • 38 Guest Rooms
  • Pet Amenities
  • Pet Friendly
  • Dining
  • Poolside Dining
  • Private Dining
  • Wine Cellar
  • Bar
  • Afternoon Tea
  • On-Site Amenities
  • Spa on Property
  • Heliport
  • WiFi
  • Helicopter Service
  • Indoor Pool
  • Valet Parking
  • Art Collection
  • Boutique
  • Outdoor Pool
  • Gardens
  • In-Room Amenities
  • Individually Designed Rooms
  • Activities
  • Cultural Classes
  • Hiking
  • Tennis
  • Squash
  • Business
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Nearby
  • Historic Sites
  • Golf
  • Parks
  • Interests
  • Castle
  • Food & Wine
  • Honeymoons & Romance
  • Hotels
  • Spa & Wellness
  • Summer Getaways

Reviews for Cliveden House

Sumptuous surrounds for afternoon tea.

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Delightfully presented afternoon tea - mulled wine or champagne, finger sandwiches, scones with strawberry jam and cream, a tantalising selection of sweet and savoury items, and a wide selection of teas. Service is impeccable . . elegant, responsive, unobtrusive. Bleak winter weather limited the duration of our outdoor stroll in the stunningly impressive grounds. The indoors temperature needed ratcheting up by several degrees, and so was a bit chilly, which tended to undermine an otherwise positively memorable experience.

borrum - London, United Kingdom

Definitely worth the visit.

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 1 day ago

Spent one night at Cliveden and was lucky enough to receive an upgrade. The room was immaculate and absolutely gorgeous. The grounds as well as the building itself was breathtaking despite the terrible weather. Breakfast buffet was great and plenty of variety/options depending on how famished you're feeling. The staff were friendly and helpful, really made you feel welcome. We also had lunch at the Astor grill and the staff there were a great bunch too. Unfortunately, living in Australia means that this was a once off visit but I would definitely come back again if I have the chance to visit the UK again.

deiadreno - Brisbane, Australia

Old school charm, for a price

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 4 days ago

A great place to feel like the lord of lady or the manor for a little while. Beautiful grounds, old school building, and full of history. Our room was large and furnished with antiques, but not as good as one would expect for the very high price. The bed was next to the door, which is quite odd. The bathroom was all marble and candelabra, but it could have used more modern appliances. Similarly, the crafty windows may be part of the old school charm, but not ideal in very cold weather. Service is good and the restaurant was excellent for dinner and breakfast. The spa looked great, but sadly we didn’t have time to use it.Overall it was worth experiencing this place once, even if it is not the best value for money.

Marialcor - London, United Kingdom

Very disappointing afternoon tea

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

5 star hotel but 1 star afternoon tea. Cold draughty lounge, inadequate service, tepid tea and average food. Anticipated a premier level pre-Christmas experience and left deflated. Staff nowhere near attentive enough. They did offer more savouries then neglected to bring them. Tea was not hot enough-don’t they know to warm the pot? And how about lighting the fire to stop guests shivering? If the idea of offering afternoon tea is to provide a taste of the hotel’s high standards then it failed miserably. I’ve been to 3 and 4 star hotels for tea that have completely overshadowed this disappointing experience.

27StephenD - Bracknell, United Kingdom

Not worthy of the hype

TripAdvisor Traveler Review Rating Reviewed 6 days ago

For all the grandeur of the buildings and beauty of the grounds, Cliveden does not live up to the hype it has received and the prices it charges. We were awoken at 1am with dogs barking loudly in the adjoining room. We called the front desk but nothing was done about the problem. I am a dog lover, but this was unacceptable! We could not possibly sleep. The front desk said there was “nothing they could do about it.” Presumably the guest with the misbehaving dogs was more important than us. Finally, at 3 am we were moved to another room. If that wasn’t bad enough, other staff members had very uneven manners. Some were gracious and welcoming, others were brusque, even rude. We walked into an empty dining room for afternoon tea and were told to leave because we didn’t have a reservation. It may be a reflection of poor English language skills or cultural unfamiliarity but Cliveden has some work to do if they expect to meet guest expectations.

LaurieV859 - White Post, Virginia

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