I booked a weekend for my husband and myself at the hotel for our anniversary. Grotty weather (it was January!) but beautiful location near the Thames at Marlow, in acres of landscaped gardens and land. The spa was a particularly nice feature, with excellent facilities and very welcoming staff who kept guests well supplied with robes, towels etc and added to the relaxing atmosphere. Only slight niggle was that there were no loungers available when we first arrived, but then we spent our time in the pool, steam room and sauna. We also enjoyed treatments eg massage/oil and salt scrub provided by friendly professional staff in pristine conditions.
The hotel is a beautiful imposing Georgian country house and the bedroom was quaint and comfortable (inclduing a pink chandlier!)with a very modern ensuite - a nice mix of old and contemporary styles.
The bar was run by a young expert barman who entertained with his cocktail skills - not flashy just clever. Dinner was superb and in beautiful room adjacent to the terrace - I enjoyed 'melt in the mouth' chicken liver risotto followed by fish pie overflowing with a mix of tasty fresh fish. The staff were again extremely professional without being overly formal. Breakfast the next morning was available on the terrace or in the adjacent rooms, with a buffet offering a wide range of items inc fresh fruit, meats, cheese, croissant etc, with the opportunity to order the traditional English breakfast fare inc porridge!
All in all, I would very much recommend this hotel if you are looking for a relaxing break but with the opportunities to visit local attractions inc a trip on the Thames. I will definitely be going back when the weather is better!
- 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