Derbyshire, United Kingdom

The Priest House Hotel

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Why We Love It

  • The Priest House Hotel is a historic retreat, on the banks of River Trent in rural Derbyshire
  • The Peak District National Park is less than 45 minutes' drive
  • The property boasts original features such as beamed ceilings & fireplaces

96% (221 Member Ratings)

"Ambiance, the general position and decor all very nice."
Dec 21, 2016
YORK, United Kingdom

Map & Directions

The Priest House Hotel is four miles from East Midlands Airport. The nearest train station is Long Eaton, which is six miles away. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from Junction 24 of the M1 and parking is free.

Rooms & Rates

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The Priest House Hotel in Derbyshire is a historic hotel in a picturesque riverside setting. The main hotel building incorporates a Norman mill tower dating back to the 11th century. Some of the bedrooms are in cottages that were built in the 17th century and have original fireplaces and beamed ceilings.

Located on the banks of the River Trent, The Priest House Hotel is close to a range of local attractions, including Donington Park Racing Circuit (under 10 minutes' drive away), National Trust property Calke Abbey (20 minutes' drive away), and the cities of Derby (20 minutes' drive away) and Nottingham (30 minutes' drive away). The village of Castle Donington is 5 minutes' drive away, although the castle is no longer standing, the original church remains.

The hotel has spacious rooms in the main house and cosy bedrooms in converted cottages just over a small bridge that crosses the River Trent.

Dining options range from fine dining in the Millstream Bar & Terrace, which was refurbished in 2016, to traditional afternoon teas (with a gentleman's option) and informal brasserie fare. 



  • 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 check-in time: 3pm. Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard checkout time: 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.

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.

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

The room rates listed are for double occupancy per room unless otherwise stated and exclude tax recovery charges and service fees.

*Unless otherwise stated, Travelzoo-exclusive extras are valid once per stay (based on two adults sharing). Value is an estimate based on double occupancy. Extras are only included with Member Rates and may not be available on all dates. Extras are non-transferable and have no cash value. Total value may vary depending on time of booking and availability. When included, breakfast may be limited to 2 guests per stay subject to hotel’s discretion. Other restrictions may apply; see our T&Cs for details.

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221 Member Reviews
(96% Positive)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Priest House over the past 15 months.
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Enjoyed Most: The food.
Other Comments: All the food was delicious and it was an enjoyable experience suitable for a foodie or anyone who appreciates good food.. The service was friendly and the setting is very beautiful. Our room was cold on arrival (and I would recommend that they get double glazing throughout) but we were promptly provided with a heater and our stay was very warm and cosy. Looking forward to going again :)
Nicholas Jan 01, 2017 Hook, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Ambiance, the general position and decor all very nice.
Other Comments: Food portions were a little on the small side
Harry Dec 21, 2016 YORK, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Beautiful setting. Food was exceptional. Friendy staff. We had a lovely stay. Thank you.
Mark Dec 07, 2016 West Midlands, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The room overlooking the river was fantastic and the food excellent. Altogether a very relaxing and enjoyable break.
John Dec 03, 2016 Shrewsbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The setting by the river
Other Comments: Our only gripe is that we booked the DBB offer for the sat but called hotel and booked an additional night room only on the Fri. Website said they had an informal dining room where we ate Fri ( fish and chips, burger etc on menu) When we went down for our dinner booking sat night we're told a function on so would be in bar restaurant and we're initially handed sane menu as previous night. After my husband complained we were then able to select from proper menu although in bar. We felt that if we hadn't already stayed extra night we would have been fobbed off with cheaper menu as it would have been hard to have made it up to the £39 pp advertised
Kevin Nov 28, 2016 Norwich, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: All the staff were welcoming, efficient and very friendly. Two lovely meals here - good value and plentiful helpings. We would have loved to stay longer
Other Comments: Our room was very clean and comfortable with lovely decor and high standard bedding and towels.
Joanne Nov 26, 2016 Spring Hill, QLD, Australia
Enjoyed Most: Location
Other Comments: Small room and bathroom. Temperature of food was warm. Very clean. Staff excellent.
Marilyn Nov 22, 2016 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The setting of the hotel and the excellent staff
Other Comments: Executive rooms lack the "Wow" factor. They are not very large and the bathroom is small. Overall the hotel is very clean and the staff are professional, helpful and very cheerful.
Marilyn Nov 22, 2016 Sutton Coldfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: The quality of the food was very good.
Denis Nov 14, 2016 Bury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most: Gardens and food
Other Comments: Room was smaller than what we were expecting from what was described in the advert.
Chris Nov 08, 2016 Stoke On Trent, United Kingdom

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