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Spa Breaks|Spa Holidays|Wellness Retreats

Cliveden House Hotel & Spa

Berkshire, England

Price Guide

Features

  • Couples
  • Day Spa
  • Family Friendly
  • Fine Dining
  • Going Solo
  • Outdoors
  • Pets Welcome
  • Super-luxe
  • Wellness

Spa

  • Hydrotherapy
  • Pool
  • Spa Café
  • Thermal Facilities

To Do

  • Cycling
  • Gymnasium
  • Hiking/walks
  • Personal training
  • Pool – Indoor
  • Pool – Outdoor

Cliveden House is a privately owned award-winning hotel, and sister to the Chewton Glen Hotel & Spa in Hampshire.

Steeped in a rich history, it was built in 1666 by the Second Duke of Buckingham as a place for entertaining his friends and mistresses. When Cliveden was bought by the Waldorf-Astor family in the 1800s, its reputation as a party house continued and everyone from Winston Churchill to Charlie Chaplin are said to have graced its doors. Most famously, it was at Cliveden in 1961 that John Profumo met Christine Keeler.

The Grade I listed stately home is set upon 376 acres of National Trust grounds and is enriched throughout with antique furniture and beautiful period features. In addition to being a fantastic venue for a romantic or restorative wellness break, the spa at Cliveden provides an opportunity to rebalance and de-stress, offering a range of facilities and treatment experiences that will to leave you feeling like royalty.

The Spa

Cliveden House Spa

Hidden behind the brick walls of the garden and enveloped by tumbling scented roses and lavender, the spa at Cliveden is a tranquil oasis, offering a genuine sense of wellbeing and relaxation.

A steam room and infrared sauna line the sublime indoor pool, while in the garden are outdoor hot tubs and the ‘Profumo’ pool, the last remaining listed outdoor pool in England, made famous by the 1960s political scandal. Indoor and outdoor tennis courts are available for use, while a purpose-built fitness studio offers a timetable of classes that include Pilates, HIIT, yoga and Tai Chi.

The history of Cliveden is not only present in its facilities but also informs a selection of signature body treatments: Anna-Maria, for whom Cliveden was originally built, and Nancy Astor, one of its most famous residents, are strong women whose names are given to fragrances in in the spa’s own product range.

OSKIA’s nutritional skincare expertise is also incorporated in the treatment menu, with bespoke facials offered to suit all skin types. In addition, award-winning CBD products by OTO are used in rituals including relaxing massages and an immersive overnight Sleep Experience. Finishing touches are available courtesy of The Studio, which provides a full range of mani-pedi services.

When it’s time for refreshment, head to The Spa Kitchen, situated in a quiet corner of the spa overlooking the ‘Profumo’ pool, for flavoursome and nutritional dishes, and freshly made smoothies and juices.

Spa Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Outdoor hot tubs
  • Infrared sauna
  • Infused steam room
  • Jacuzzi
  • Outdoor swimming pool
  • Technogym
  • Fitness studio
  • The Spa Kitchen

Spa Products

  • Cliveden
  • OSKIA
  • OTO

To Stay

All rooms at Cliveden are furnished with handmade king-size or twin beds, antique furniture, period features and beautiful period bathrooms. Spacious Club and Classic rooms are perfect for a short stay, while many Deluxe Doubles have views of the iconic ‘Profumo’ pool. All three room types are also available with private hot tubs.

Junior Suites, many of which have grand fireplaces, are decorated in luxurious classic style, with generously proportioned Deluxe Suites boasting unique works of art and dressing rooms. Mansion House Rooms and Suites allow the opportunity to further immerse yourself in the grandeur of Cliveden, while for the ultimate experience, three Mansion House Parterre Suites – Inchiquin, Prince of Wales and Lady Astor – offer generous living accommodation and impressive unique views.

Finally, perfect for families, small groups or couples, Spring Cottage has three bedrooms and is set on the banks of the River Thames, offering superb living space and private gardens and ensuring the utmost in privacy and escapism.

To Eat

The Cliveden Dining Room serves up innovative, modern British dishes using locally sourced fresh produce as part of a selection of three-course à la carte and seven-course tasting menus that are guided by the seasons. Afternoon tea in the Dining Room is a quintessentially British experience that simply cannot be bettered.

For more relaxed dining, The Astor Grill, housed in a former stable block, is a cosmopolitan venue that is steeped in history. A menu overseen by Cliveden’s executive chef tantalises the tastebuds with a mixture of classic American and British dishes

Alternatively, why not follow in the footsteps of Charlie Chaplin, John Lennon and Winston Churchill and opt for a private dining experience in unrivalled exclusivity.


Facilities and Activities

  • Boat trips and picnics
  • Foraging
  • Estate & gardens managed by the National Trust

Getting There

Cliveden, Taplow, Berkshire SL6 0JF

London Heathrow

Club Room

Club Room

From £445

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located in the East and West Wings, the individually-styled Club Rooms are ideal for shorter stays. These double rooms capture the history of the house and are named after past house visitors (including Rudyard Kipling who frequented Cliveden in the early 1900’s).

  • Handmade queen size beds
  • Antique furniture & period features
  • Average room size: 24.5 m2
Classic Room

Classic Room

From £545

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located on the first floor, the spacious Classic Rooms are ideal for a shorter stay. Each room is individually styled to reflect the rich history of the house.

  • Handmade king-size or twin beds
  • Antique furniture and period features
  • Beautiful period bathrooms
  • Sitting area
  • Views of the Courtyard
  • Average room size: 32 – 35m2
Deluxe Double Room

Deluxe Double Room

From £665

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located on the first and second floors of the house, Deluxe Double Rooms come complete with their own fireplace, comfortable seating area and en-suite classic bathroom.

  • Handmade king-size or twin beds
  • Seating area
  • Many Deluxe rooms have fireplaces and views of the iconic outdoor pool
  • Average room size: 40 – 45m2
  • Some rooms allow small dogs, over the age of 1 year, please enquire upon booking
Junior Suite

Junior Suite

From £865

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Newly refurbished in a traditional classic style making the most of the historical fabric of the building, these high ceiling suites offer spacious accommodation bejewelled with period features.

  • Handmade king-sized beds
  • Period bathrooms
  • Many boasting fireplaces
  • Separate or open plan spacious lounge area
  • Average room size: 60m2
  • Some Junior Suites allow small dogs, over the age of 1 year, please enquire upon booking
Deluxe Suite

Deluxe Suite

From £1095

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

All of the Deluxe Suites are newly refurbished in a traditional, classic style. The suites feature high ceilings, are decorated with antiques and original works of art and offer very spacious lounge areas.

  • Handmade king-sized
  • All have fireplaces
  • Generously proportioned separate or open plan lounge area
  • Some have a separate dressing room
  • Spectacular open views of the estate
  • Average room size: 60 – 65m2
Club Room with Hot Tub

Club Room with Hot Tub

From £845

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located in Garden Wing, with views over the spa garden, the individually styled Club Rooms are ideal for shorter stays. These double rooms are flooded with natural daylight and are named after past house visitors.

  • Own terrace with private hot tub and courtyard views
  • Handmade queen size beds
  • Antique furniture & period features
  • Average room size: 24.5 m2
Classic Room with Hot Tub

Classic Room with Hot Tub

From £965

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located in Garden Wing, with views over the spa garden, the Classic Rooms are ideal for a shorter stay. Each room is individually styled to reflect the rich history of the house.

  • Own terrace with private hot tub
  • Handmade king-size or twin beds
  • Antique furniture and period features
  • Beautiful period bathrooms
  • Sitting area
  • Views of the Courtyard
  • Average room size: 32 – 35m2
Deluxe Double Room with Hot Tub

Deluxe Double Room with Hot Tub

From £1065

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located in Garden Wing, with views over the spa garden, Deluxe Double Rooms are available in both traditional and modern classic styles. Each room is adorned with period features and come complete with their own fireplace, comfortable seating area and en-suite classic bathroom.

  • Own terrace with private hot tub
  • Handmade king-size or twin beds
  • Seating area
  • Many Deluxe rooms have fireplaces
  • Views of the iconic outdoor pool
  • Average room size: 40 – 45m2
Mansion House Deluxe Double Room

Mansion House Deluxe Double Room

From £765

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Positioned on the first or second floor of the house, Deluxe Double Rooms are available in both traditional and modern classic styles. Each room is adorned with period features and come complete with their own fireplace, comfortable seating area and en-suite classic bathroom.

  • Complimentary access to the Butlers Pantry (honesty bar)
  • Bedroom positioned within the main mansion house
  • Handmade king-size or twin beds
  • Seating area
  • Many Deluxe rooms have fireplaces
  • Views of the Grand Drive and the Fountain of Love
  • Average room size: 40 – 45m2
  • Some Deluxe Double Rooms allow small dogs, over the age of 1 year, please enquire upon booking
Mansion House Deluxe Double Suite

Mansion House Deluxe Double Suite

From £1195

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

All of the Mansion House Deluxe Suites are newly refurbished in a traditional, classic style. Luxurious and generously proportioned, the suites feature high ceilings, are decorated with antiques and original works of art and offer very spacious lounge areas.

  • Complimentary access to the Butlers Pantry (honesty bar)
  • Bedroom positioned within the main mansion house
  • Handmade king-sized or twin beds
  • All have fireplaces
  • Generously proportioned separate or open plan lounge area
  • Some have a separate dressing room
  • Spectacular open views of the estate
  • Average room size: 60 – 65m2
Inchiquin Suite

Inchiquin Suite

From £1535

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located on the first floor of the East Wing, there is a double-bedded room and a second double bed located within the large living room.

  • Two handmade king-sized beds, one of which can be twinned
  • Luxuriously appointed en-suite bathroom
  • Fireplace and period features
  • Spectacular views over the gardens
  • Average room size: 65m2
Prince of Wales Suite

Prince of Wales Suite

From £1535

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located on the second floor of the Main Mansion, the suite features high ceilings, is decorated with antiques and original works of art, and enjoys a spectacular view over the Parterre.

  • Handmade king-size or twin beds
  • Spacious separate living room
  • Large hall and a dressing area
  • Large bathroom with a beautiful view
  • Views over the Parterre
  • Exclusive access to the honesty bar
  • Average room size: 75m2
Lady Astor Suite

Lady Astor Suite

From £1565

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Located on the first floor of the Main Mansion, the suite boasts high ceilings and many outstanding features.

  • Handmade king size bed
  • Large private terrace, with a table and chairs for six
  • Antique furniture & original pieces of art
  • Large private terrace
  • Grand bathroom with separate shower and breath-taking views
  • Sweeping views over the Parterre and the River Thames
  • Exclusive access to the honesty bar
  • Average room size: 75m2
Spring Cottage

Spring Cottage

From £2250

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Minimum 2-night stay applies.

Set on the banks of the River Thames, the cottage offers superb living space and private gardens ensuring the utmost in privacy and escapism.

  • Sleeps up to 6 guests
  • 2 double bedrooms (1 en-suite) and a children’s room (with 2 single beds)
  • Large bathroom complete with walk-in shower, bath and splash TV
  • Two lounges with open fireplace
  • Small office area
  • Netflix TV
  • Country kitchen with Aga, ice machine and dining area
  • Rear garden with the original ‘Spring’ and a small lake
  • Private River Thames boat launch mooring
  • Living space: 250m2
  • Private Chef experience available (must be arranged prior to arrival)
  • On arrival, you’ll find a luxury hamper awaiting you in the cottage containing some Cliveden essentials perfect for your staycation.

Included in the hamper:

  • A bottle of Champagne
  • A bottle of red and white wine
  • Six beers
  • An assortment of soft drinks, including orange juice
  • A bloomer with butter and jams
  • Biscuits
  • Nuts and olives
  • Hot chocolate with marshmallows
Laura IvillBy Laura Ivill

It its past glory as a private country house estate, it’s said that no one would turn down an invitation to Cliveden. In its 350-year history, Cliveden has hosted every British monarch since George I and is most famous as the home of the Astors and the setting for the scandal of the Profumo Affair.

Rebuilt in 1851 in the Italianate style, this Grade I listed hotel and grounds on the River Thames, 45 minutes from London and 25 minutes from Heathrow, has 376 acres of stunning gardens. The hotel’s recent multi-million-pound refurbishment has just completed with the opening of the new spa. Its centrepiece is the only listed outdoor pool in Britain, from 1961; and you are invited to take a dip where a naked Christine Keeler frolicked under the gaze of the married British minister for war John Profumo, eventually bringing down the government.

And it’s this pervading air of passion that is infused into every corner of Cliveden – from the affairs of its inhabitants, to the ardour of the current owners to keep Cliveden’s pedigree alive as a palace of vivacity and enjoyment; even the public has an intense affection for the estate, which was given to the National Trust in 1942.

Cliveden House Spa

Set in the old walled garden, laid to lawn, with lavender and scented rose bushes, the simple, classic, conservatory-style relaxation room and pool terrace face the historic house, with its grand gilded clocktower (chiming, rather charmingly, a little off-time).

All bases are ticked – indoor swimming pool, whirlpool, steam room, infra-red sauna, gym, treatment rooms and outdoor

The Treatment

Through and through, Cliveden quietly celebrates its pivotal role within British history and society, and, in the spa, this translates as British brands – Cliveden’s coup is to be the first to offer skincare guru Sarah Chapman’s Skinesis facials. My therapist Amy used Sarah’s unique massage techniques so that my skin looked so healthily refreshed that all I’d have needed was a lick of mascara and some lip gloss and I’d have been ready to meet the queen.

Or choose one of three facials by Oskia, the British brand that has an awards list as long as your arm, earning recognition for its power-packed skin nutrition.

The spa’s signature body treatments use unique Cliveden Collection products inspired by two former ladies of the house, Anna-Maria and Nancy Astor. Bespoke massages begin with a foot ritual, after which you lie on a water-filled mattress for weightless comfort. Oils are powerfully aromatic and should be left to sink in.

Dedicated nail and fitness studios complete the set.

To Stay

This is special-occasion territory – Cliveden is the ultimate wedding, honeymoon, anniversary or indulgent getaway hotel. The 48 individually crafted bedrooms and suites include picturesque Spring Cottage on the riverbank. Perfectly poised interiors are the epitome of the oh-so-fashionable traditional-classic revival, and antiques are complemented with luscious fabrics. Many deluxe doubles have fireplaces, and suites may have four-posters and stunning views of the formal gardens.

The Mountbatten Suite, in the newly refurbished east wing of the house, was once the billiards room (the score board still sits on the wall as a nod to its history) and has been renovated with the perfect mix of historical accuracy (wood panelled walls, original furniture) and modern up-dates, including huge flat-screen TV and tablet from which to order room-service.

With magnificent high ceilings, separate living room area. In the marble bathroom, the under-floor heating, waterfall shower and Asprey products mean you can feel fully indulged before you’ve even gone near the spa.

To Eat

As a member of Relais & Chateaux, food is to the fore. Chef Andre Garrett leads with his fine-dining modern-French restaurant overlooking the magnificent gardens sweeping down to the Thames, a view framed by voluptuous silk curtains in moss green, gold and tobacco.

Afternoon tea is in the heavy-set Grand Hall with priceless tapestries, suits of armour and an oil painting of the former chatelaine Lady Astor (the first woman to take a seat in Parliament) overseeing the lively comings and goings.

The Spa Kitchen serves light and healthy salads and smoothies, and the Astor Grill in the former stables is a fabulous, dog friendly, informal spot for drinks at the bar, burgers in a booth, or alfresco dining on fine days.

Hotel guests and club members have access to both a roof terrace and the richly textured Library Bar, with its exemplary cocktails.

Facilities and Activities

Mostly you will want to fall asleep by the pool, float around in the spa, have a treatment, dine like kings and queens and stroll around the grounds. But Cliveden also has squash courts and indoor and outdoor tennis and its own stylish river cruisers to charter.

Don’t Miss

You can’t miss this… as you drive through the gate the Cliveden Fountain of Love greets you in all its magnificence, setting the tone of splendour, and passion. If, like me, you spend all day in the spa you will miss the National Trust gardens, so, it’s either a second trip, or a second night… you decide.

Food-lovers will find Michelin-starred The Hand & Flowers, Waterside Inn and Fat Duck within easy range, as well as Henley and Windsor and Thames walks.

Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit™ 1 Night

Prices from £1005

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • 1 night bed & breakfast for 2 people
  • 1 60-minute spa treatment per person
  • Use of the spa facilities
  • Dinner for 2 people (£45 allowance per person)
  • *Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™

Prices starting from:

  • £1005 for two sharing

* Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to our clients wishes. We can help with everything from designing a spa itinerary and booking your choice of spa treatments to booking activities and special dining experiences. Just let us know what you wish for and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – tailored for you. 

Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit™ 2 Nights

Prices from £2010

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • 2 night bed & breakfast for 2 people
  • 1 60-minute spa treatment per person per day
  • Use of the spa facilities
  • Dinner for 2 people (£45 allowance per person)
  • *Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™

Prices starting from:

  • £2010 for two sharing

* Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to our clients wishes. We can help with everything from designing a spa itinerary and booking your choice of spa treatments to booking activities and special dining experiences. Just let us know what you wish for and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – tailored for you. 

Stay & Spa by The Luxury Spa Edit™ 3 Nights

Prices from £3015

Please note that prices are a guide and may change due to season and availability.

Includes:

  • 3 night bed & breakfast for 2 people
  • 1 60-minute spa treatment per person per day
  • Use of the spa facilities
  • Dinner for 2 people (£40 allowance per person)
  • *Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™

Prices starting from:

  • £3015 for two sharing

* Spa Concierge by The Luxury Spa Edit™ is a bespoke service tailored to our clients wishes. We can help with everything from designing a spa itinerary and booking your choice of spa treatments to booking activities and special dining experiences. Just let us know what you wish for and our experts will do their very best to create that extra special spa break or wellness holiday – tailored for you.