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Welcome to The Relais Henley

Overlooking the majestic River Thames, The Relais Henley at The Red Lion is Oxfordshire’s newest luxury boutique hotel in the historic market town of Henley–on–Thames. The Grade II listed heritage building is being fully renovated and restored in keeping with its Royal history with the bespoke vision of Grace Leo. Offering 40 contemporary character rooms and suites. The hotel in Henley–on–Thames is centrally located for business travellers or a romantic weekend escape to explore the beautiful surrounding Chiltern Hills. Amongst the highlights of the annual calendar are The Henley Royal Regatta, the renowned Henley Festival as well as the Rewind Festival.


International award-winning hotelier Grace Leo has led a sensitive refurbishment of the hotel in which careful and considered attention to detail ensures that the guest’s every need is catered to. The guest experience is imbued with the historic character of the building and its location meaning that your stay will be both restful and memorable.

The Relais Henley at the Red Lion embraces its English heritage with uniquely characterful rooms offering historic detail and views of the riverside, townscape or over the charming courtyard garden.

Food & Drink

Mosimann’s of London all day-dining Clipper Restaurant will feature a picturesque courtyard, year-round pergola and sumptuous cuisine. An ideal eatery for an intimate dining experience, corporate event, celebrating a special occasion or experiencing our quintessential afternoon tea. The Quarterdeck Bar will serve some of the finest local craft beers and ales with the traditional warmth of English hospitality. The Deli will offer gourmet grab and go sandwiches, pastries and coffee, while the Palm Court is an informal location to work and have business meetings. Being just 1 hour from London, the hotel lends itself perfectly for small meetings, private events and dinners, and weddings, tailored to the individual requirements of our guests.


Steeped in history and strategically positioned, the building has been an integral part of Henley–on–Thames since the mid 16th century, originally designed for accommodation with stables. Part of the west wing adjoining the Grade I listed Chantry House dates back to circa 1460. Medieval beams can still be seen in the Quarterdeck Bar, while the exterior façade reflects its 18th century remodelling. Historically the hotel has been known as The Red Lion, a name which is recorded on the lease of some of the first proprietors in 1732. Of great significance is the painted coat of Royal Arms of King Charles I dated 1632 in room 108 which would have hosted members of the Royal family.

Home of the Royal Regatta

The Henley Royal Regatta is the best-known regatta in the world and is the highlight of the summer sporting calendar and social season. First held in 1839 the Henley Regatta has been held annually ever since. The Relais Henley at the Red Lion is perfectly located on the banks of the River Thames with spectacular views over the river and right to the finish line of the Regatta.

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