Danesfield House Hotel & Spa
This palatial house has served many purposes, from private estate and RAF officer housing to corporate office; it became today’s hotel in July 1991. The “Danesfield” moniker derives from the Danish wanderers that once camped on the grounds, which now has 65 acres of garden space. The white exterior casts an imposing profile near the Thames (think Downton Abbey). From the basic Traditional Room to the three-level Tower Suite (with four-poster bed), quintessential “Britishness” abounds, with ornately patterned bedding and abundant garden views. Chef Adam Simmonds serves up seven courses in his restaurant’s tasting menu, and afternoon tea is served in the Great Hall.