Press Room

Hartwell House Hotel & Spa often appears in leading newspapers and magazines.  Here are some reviews and features on several leading websites:

YOU Magazine

"I couldn’t help but feel like I was starring in an episode of Downton Abbey while staying in Hartwell House, but that’s really no surprise considering its history. The listed building is full of stunning rooms and awe-inspiring decor..."


The Arbuturian

"When you’re in the midst of such a serene setting it’s easy to forget that you’re only forty miles northwest of London. To forget further, head to the Hartwell Spa..."


Civilian Global

"Stately home is where the heart is. Hartwell’s grounds give me a strong understanding of how green hectares, studied, planned, and raised as any living creature, are more inviting than anything I’ll see on screen..."


Glamour Magazine

"Best hotel in Buckinghamshire...  Nestled within the Vale of Aylesbury, the enchanting Hartwell House is a unique and stunning stately home. Offering elegant and grand interiors, this hotel has a certain je ne sais quoi..."


British Vogue

"At Hartwell House Spa in Buckinghamshire, you’ll find an enticing mix of the old and new. So expect a couple of days of full Bridgerton pomp..."


Esquire Magazine

"Standing proud amidst 94 acres of lush grounds, this Grade I-listed Jacobean house and estate is the perfect place to go full Louis XVIII, boasting the kind of rich history, beautiful interiors and luxury amenities that call for an extended staycation..."


Travel Begins at 40

"I have no idea exactly what the food was like in King Louis’ tenure at Hartwell House, but I can attest that the present-day culinary contribution is outstanding. It’s a relaxing dining room, large (isn’t everything here) with plenty of space for diners to breathe around the tables..."


OK! Magazine

"In search of a romantic getaway? Head to Hartwell House. Fabulous food, the magical afternoon tea includes bite-sized sandwiches and classic scones..."
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The Guardian

"Luxury and history rub shoulders in this country hotel. This grand Buckinghamshire hotel makes a wonderful escape..."

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"The award-winning Hartwell House in Buckinghamshire, just an hour's drive out of London offers the perfect staycation, especially for those who have a penchant for all things regal..."

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Christie's Magazine

"Fit for a King. Nestled in The Chilterns, an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, Hartwell House is a stately home turned hotel. This Grade 1 listed establishment has an art collection that tells the story of Hartwell's past resident..." - Print only.

The Daily Telegraph

"A spectacular country house hotel set in 90 acres of beautiful grounds - with a fine spa, excellent dining, sumptuous rooms and colourful royal history..."

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The Evening Standard

"Best country spas near London - you can get to this luxe hotel faster than it takes most of us to commute to work. The Grade 1 listed Jacobean and Georgian house is home to a stunning spa that offers a swimming pool, spa bath, steam room, sauna and treatment rooms..."

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Country Life Magazine

"Hartwell House - the former royal refuge offering gardens, gods and unbeatable luxury. This is a heritage property, a sort of luxury museum for sleeping, fine dining and pampering..."

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The Times

"Imagine one of the most stunning stately homes in England, a glorious hotchpotch of Jacobean and Georgian set in Capability Brown-inspired grounds. That you can actually stay here at all is enough to make you pinch yourself..."

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The Daily Mail

"Hartwell House has the most dramatic gothic hall and marvellously decorated ceilings. Our bedroom is one of the most beautiful bedrooms in Britain, looking out over nearly 100 acres parkland designed by one of Capability Brown's henchmen..."

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Time Out Magazine

"Ever wandered around a National Trust property thinking you'd quite like to hop into one of those four-poster beds and stay the night? Hartwell House is the ideal antidote to city life. The hotel rooms are huge..."

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Director Magazine

"So tranquil and replenishing are the surrounds at Hartwell House, a gorgeously congenial country pile about a mile north-west of London, visitors are likely to feel their pulses slow within hours of arrival..."

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Harper's Bazaar Magazine

"Hartwell House is ideal for those who like a spot of history with their hotels stays. Unlike the uniformed styles of purpose-built hotels, each room in the house is entirely different and has its own unique charm, thanks to the original period features..."

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The Week Magazine

"As soon as you step into Hartwell, the house cocoons you in tranquil luxury. Dinner is a high-ceilinged, white tablecloth affair served by affable waiters..."

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The English Home Magazine

"When visiting a National Trust property, many of us daydream about waking up in one of its handsome four-poster beds or feasting in its ornate dining room under twinkling candlelight. This dream is made possible at the Trust’s three country house hotels..." 

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Mercedes Benz Gazette Magazine

"Hartwell House is a magnificent Grade I house located in a glorious setting of over 90 acres of gardens and parkland in the Vale of Aylesbury..."  - Print only