Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
Why We Love It
- The hotel has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant & a spa with a 5-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide
- Snelsmore Common Country Park, ideal for walking & cycling, is 20 minutes' walk away
- Highclere Castle, where ITV series "Downton Abbey" was filmed, is nearby
- There's an on-site 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse & a shop
"A quality Classic British Hotel" -- Classic British Hotels
93% (99 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is just outside the village of Donnington in west Berkshire, and has an extensive list of facilities, including a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, a spa and an on-site 18-hole golf course. It also has four AA Silver Stars, an accolade given to properties offering a superior level of quality in hospitality, service and cleanliness.
The town of Newbury is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel, and is home to Newbury Racecourse. Highclere Castle, used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey in the popular ITV drama of the same name, is a 15-minute drive. English Heritage attraction Donnington Castle, a 14th-century castle where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are believed to have stayed, is a 15-minute walk away.
The "state-of-the art" spa (The AA Hotel Guide 2017) has floor-to-ceiling windows around an 18-metre pool. There's also a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, an aromatherapy room and experience showers. Pre-booked spa treatments are also available.
Golfers are well looked after -- there's an 18-hole course on site and a Grade II-listed Victorian clubhouse with views over the course. There's also a club shop. It's £25 per person per round and must be booked in advance (payable direct to the hotel).
The 2-AA-Rosette WinePress Restaurant serves "imaginative food complemented by a superb wine list", says The AA, and the hotel's bar is open daily, offering sharing platters, drinks and meals.
Executive rooms have views of either the golf course or the Berkshire countryside. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.
- "Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is a modern country retreat" -- The Good Spa Guide
- "This stylish hotel boasts excellent facilities" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2017
- Newspaper / magazines
- Fitness classes
- Golf course (on-site)
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Safe in reception
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Outdoor space for some rooms
- Sitting area
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Bathrobes and slippers
- Luxury toiletries
- Bathtub or shower
- Complimentary parking
- Off-street parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Accessible meeting room
- Accessible parking
- Accessible path of travel
- Accessible pool area
- Accessible restaurant
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 cots/cribs and extra beds are not available.
Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £30 per stay.
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