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Castle Donington

The Priest House Hotel

Krystina Rees
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Why We Love It

  • This historic retreat is on the banks of the River Trent
  • A Norman mill tower that is almost 1000 years old forms part of the hotel building
  • The Peak District National Park is 45 minutes' drive away

Enjoyed This
(355 Member Ratings)
"The weather and the view over the river"
May 21, 2018
Ashbourne, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The Priest House Hotel is less than 15 minutes' drive from East Midlands Airport. The nearest train station is Long Eaton, also less than 15 minutes' drive away. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the M1 motorway. Parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Priest House Hotel is a historic property in a picturesque riverside setting in rural Derbyshire. The main hotel building incorporates a Norman mill tower dating back to the 11th century.

Located on the River banks of the Trent, The Priest House Hotel is a 5-minute drive from the small market town of Castle Donington. The town has a museum, and although the castle that gave the town its name is no longer standing, the original church remains.

Other local attractions include Calke Park National Nature Reserve and National Trust property Calke Abbey, which are both around 20 minutes' drive away. The city of Derby is also 20 minutes' drive away, while Nottingham takes 30 minutes. The Peak District National Park and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are both around 45 minutes' drive away.

Some of the bedrooms are in cottages just over a small bridge across the river. They were built in the 17th century and have original fireplaces and beamed ceilings. Executive Double Rooms are modern and larger than cottage bedrooms, and are in the main hotel building. Some have views of the River Trent.

The hotel has a fine-dining restaurant, and its Millstream Bar & Terrace (which was refurbished in 2016) serves less formal fare and traditional afternoon tea.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Extra beds / roll away beds
  • Restaurant
  • No pets allowed
  • 100% smoke-free
  • No elevator / lift


  • 24-hour front desk
  • 24-hour room service
  • Airport transfer (fees apply)
  • Express check-in / checkout

Room amenities

  • Central heating
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • DVD / CD player & library


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible restaurant
  • Wheelchair accessible

Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: Infant's cot/crib and extra bed available on request: £15 per night for children aged 12 and under. Supplements are not included automatically in the total price and will be charged directly by the hotel. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request a cot/extra bed and confirm the age of the third guest.

Pets: No pets allowed.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details: Please contact the hotel before arrival to book your dinner.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Enjoyed This
(355 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Priest House over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.3 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The weather and the view over the river
Neil May 21, 2018 Ashbourne, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely Location..Very Clean....Food at Breakfast Great!!
Other Comments
ALL staff so very friendly and helpful !!
Peter May 16, 2018 Southampton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pan seared sea bass was exceptional from returant
Michael May 15, 2018 Manchester, United Kingdom
Other Comments
Only recommendation is room windows very dirty on outside
brian May 16, 2018 Stourbridge, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The up-to-date bathroom with super shower and magnifying mirror for putting on make-up and husband able to see for shaving. Breakfast was excellent although service was not very good.
Other Comments
The bedroom was rather tired and small and not enough hanging space as ironing board, iron, trouser press and safe and luggage rack was all in the same space. Windows were in very poor condition and needing secondary glazing (if a listed building) and as we over-looked the car park and on the ground floor we had to keep windows closed due to noise of cars coming in and out. It could be a wonderful place as an ideal setting on the river Trent but there was no nice garden for guests to relax and explore. The deal that Travelzoo gave us was good but I wouldn't pay the full price whilst in its present condition.
Anne May 16, 2018 Thetford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The bistro menu and drinks were a little expensive but very enjoyable. The main restaurant was very enjoyable and the food was excellent.
keith May 16, 2018 Rushden, United Kingdom
Other Comments
The hotel is not easy to find. The rooms were not very clean and there were a lot of small insects in the room.
Sadaf May 09, 2018 West Bromwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful setting, very attentive staff. Had a relaxing stay enjoying food, drink and glorious sunshine. 5* all round.
Eamonn May 15, 2018 Warks, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location , was a perfect getaway from any stress of life you might be having, or just a simple few days away, the staff could not do enough for you, my friend and I felt as if we're were royalties
Other Comments
The food was delicious and enviting presentation was perfect, had a really lovely few days away in a lovely hotel, away from all the noise of traffic etc. Also people were very friendly at the hotel, also in the nearby village, recommend the priest hotel Thankyou staff for your hard work and making us very welcome, nice places to walk around
Wendy May 14, 2018 Rugby, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
the tranquillity & freedom to enjoy countryside
Other Comments
comfortable rooms & very good breakfast
peter May 13, 2018 skegnessSkegness, United Kingdom

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