At a glance
If the restaurant was good enough for George Bernard Shaw, it’s good enough for us … plus there is an underground wine cellar for private dining.
There is a maze to explore, a children’s play area, and children are also allowed in the spa at set hours in the morning and afternoon.
Aside from the general beauty of the location, there is a secret garden with an outdoor pool – it doesn’t get more romantic than that!
Guests can pay a fee to explore the National Trust grounds in the summer, but are given exclusive entry in the low season when they are ordinarily closed.
You can hire a boat to potter along the river, but if you fancy venturing further afield, Cliveden is close to Windsor Castle, Windsor Racecourse, Ascot, Legoland, and Henley.
Hotel Spa Venue
Clearly this is a venue used to catering to the good and the great because everything from the spa to suites is utterly luxurious.
Taplow, Berkshire, 22 miles NE of Reading, 33 miles SE of Oxford
Spa & Leisure
There are also seven treatment rooms where the spa uses Anne Semonin, Carita, and Jessica products in a range of targeted treatments including facials, wraps, massages, scrubs, pre natal treatments and a selection of finishing touches and holistic options such as reflexology. The spa also has its own dining option in the form of the Conservatory restaurant.
Hotel & Accommodation
Having played host to almost every British monarch since George I, as well as being home to a couple of earls, dukes, and a prince, Cliveden was taken over by hotel scions – the Astors – in 1906, becoming a favourite destination amongst world leaders and literary legends alike. Of course it doesn’t really need that history to recommend it because the five star mansion surrounded by 376 acres of National Trust grounds is a hospitality fairytale by virtue of its own beauty, facilities and service, boasting rooms that have the kind of elegant, textured soft furnishings even the Downton Abbey cast would be envious of.
Speaking of literary legends, George Bernard Shaw was an advocate of Cliveden’s epicurean fare, and without surprise: fine dining in the Terrace Dining Room offers a seasonal menu with a view of the gardens and the Thames, while the seductive den that was once the Duke of Westminster’s personal stables now forms The Club Room, where stools are made of saddles, the table legs are carved into the shape of horse hooves and the afternoon tea comes highly recommended.
One Night B&B Breakfrom £220per person
One Night's Bed and Breakfast, 1 x 60min Spa treatment and Full use of the spa facilities
Sunday Specialfrom £226per person
One Night's Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, Three Course Dinner, 1 x 30min Spa treatment and Full use of the spa facilities.
One Night Spa Breakfrom £271per person
One Night's Bed and Breakfast, Three course Dinner, 1 x 60min Spa treatment and Full use of the spa facilities.
Cliveden's Girls Pamper Packagefrom £324per person
Cliveden's Girls Pamper Package – One Night's Dinner, Bed and Breakfast, 1 x 60 minute Terraké treatment of your choice, Two course lunch in the Club Room or the Conservatory, A bottle of Laurent Perrier Rose and chocolate dipped strawberries in your room upon arrival, Selection of girlie DVD's from Sex in the City to Bridget Jones, Spa Gift and Full use of the spa facilities. (Sun-Thu)
Lemon Detox Three Day Retreatfrom £432per person
Two Night's Bed & Breakfast, Three consultations with a therapist throughout your stay, Lemon Detox formula and flask to consume whenever you feel hungry, 60 minute treatment of your choice – day one, Full body exfoliation and our signature Honey and Mango Wrap – day two
Two Night Spa Breakfrom £485per person
Two Night's Bed and Breakfast, Three course dinner on one evening, 2 x 60min Spa treatment and Full use of the spa facilities.
Day Spafrom £145per person
Arrival Drink, 2 Course Lunch, 1 Hour of Treatment time and use of Facilities
Gorgeous Groupsfrom £145per person
Glass of bubbly on arrival, selection of sandwiches and cakes for lunch, 1/2 hr treatment & use of Facilities (only for groups of 5 or more)
Buy 5 and get 1 free!