The hotel is architecturally and historically fascinating but the rooms really need to be renovated. There was paint peeling off the windows, all the curtains were stained, the door of the cabinet that housed the minibar came off in my hands and the gas pipe to the artificial log fire was disconnected and hanging loose. I could go on - but the number of lamps not working in our room was matched by those not working in the rest of the property. Those that were working were courtesy of low energy lamps bulbs that didn't fit the housing (those by the lift had burnt the housing). All rather sad.
We ate at the Michelin starred restaurant - where someone has forgotten to tell the chef that "nouvelle cuisine" and miserable portions are no longer in fashion. The "cheesboard" was oustanding in this respect. A small shaving of each cheese (the shavings were so thin that the hard cheese was transparent) were accompanied by half a teaspoon of other stuff (apple compote, bacon pieces, etc). I was convinced I was in a Harry Enfield sketch. Service and cooking excellent, portion sizes laughable.
The breakfast was very good - but in order to make it through to breakfast we had ordered sandwiches from room service.
Such a shame - this place could be truly great, but I'd avoid it for now.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Danesfield House Hotel and Spa is an award-winning, luxury 4-star country house hotel located between the fashionable boutique shopping towns of Marlow and Henley-on-Thames in beautiful, rural Buckinghamshire. Privately owned, we represent a quintessentially British establishment overlooking acres of manicured gardens and the River Thames. Located near the M25, M4 and M40 motorways, just 45 minutes from the centre of London and 35 minutes from fashionable West London we are the ultimate Buckinghamshire Hotel to escape to. Each of the 86 rooms offers unique charm and character with the most enchanting traditional British interiors exquisitely combined with classical design. Our awards include: One Michelin Star awarded in Michelin Guide Great Britain and Ireland 2011AA, 4 Red Rosettes for Culinary Excellence, 12th Top UK Restaurant 2012 awarded by Good Food Guide 2012, Most Relaxing Spa UK 2011 awarded by Natural Health Magazine Spa Awards. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Danesfield House Hotel And Marlow
- Danesfield Hotel Marlow