This impressive hotel, complete with destination restaurant, has had a fascinating history, including at some stage being the home of a Prince of Wales, several dukes and the Astor family. It was at the centre of Britain's social and political life for over three centuries. Now owned by the National Trust, it is open to visitors at certain times and set in 350 acres of parkland and gardens overlooking the River Thames where the hotel's boats are moored.
The mansion was built in 1666 and the dominant feature of the south façade is a terrace that looks down the breathtaking 17th century parterre. Inside, the magnificent Great Hall has a lavish, carved-wood interior and a stone fireplace, works of art, tapestries and armour. Also admire the main staircase, panelled library, the Adam-style boudoir (once Nancy Astor's sitting room) and much more wonderful paintings are hung throughout.
Each air-conditioned bedroom and suite is sumptuously and stylishly furnished and decorated, offering every conceivable need and luxury, including fresh fruit, bathrobes and guest slippers. Bathrooms (most with his and hers washbasins) maintain this high standard. Eight groundfloor rooms are suitable for guests with some disabilities.
Impeccably dressed staff provide outstanding service and housekeeping is of the highest order.
You can eat extremely well in their award-winning Waldo's Restaurant, or slightly less formerly in The Terrace Dining Room, which also opens for lunch.
Please mention Gourmet Britain when enquiring.
- Pleasantly Situated
- Dogs by Arrangement
- Free Parking
- Ideal for Businesses
- Number of rooms: 39
- Rooms, ensuite: 39
- Price (single room): please enquire
- Price (double room): from about £384 to £1,946
- Prices include breakfast
- Air conditioned
- Passenger Lift
- Rooms for Disabled Guests
- Theatre Desk
- Banqueting, sit down, max: 40
- Conference, Theatre-style, max: 80
- Licensed for Civil Weddings
- Spa Bath
- Steam Room
- Swimming Pool - outdoor
- Swimming Pool - indoor
- Directions: See the map on this page