£119 & up – Berkshire Stay w/2-AA-Rosette Dinner & Wine

Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
Claire Stapleton
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The Deal

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Save up to 50% on a 4-star break at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa near Highclere Castle, the filming location for "Downton Abbey". This offer now starts at £119 per room and includes:

  • Accommodation for two in an Executive Double room with full English breakfast
  • A 3-course dinner (worth £28 per person)
  • A bottle of house wine (worth £30)
  • Extra nights are available, on a bed-and-breakfast-only basis, for an extra £100 (up to three nights)

Why We Love It

  • The hotel has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant and a spa with a 5-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide
  • Snelsmore Common Country Park, ideal for walking and 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 and a shop


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.

There's an 18-hole golf course on site and a Grade II-listed Victorian clubhouse with views over the fairways. There's also a club shop. It's £25 per person per round and must be booked in advance (payable directly 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.

From the press:

  • "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



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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.

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.

£119 / night


When You Can Go

1-30 Apr; £139 1 May-30 Jun

93% (130 Member Ratings)

"Food, room and spa facilities "
20. Apr 2017
West.Malling, United Kingdom

Getting There

Newbury and Newbury Racecourse railway stations are around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

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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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93% Positive
(130 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Donnington Valley Group Ltd (t/a Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.3 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Food, room and spa facilities
Emma 20. Apr 2017 West.Malling, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Superb executive room, comfy bed, great swimming pool and spa, lovely 3 course meal and wine and all staff were pleasant.
TRACEY 19. Apr 2017 MANCHESTER, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovely evening meal.
Yvonne 18. Apr 2017 Salisbury, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The food was superb and the hotel is very comfortable
Other Comments
The hotel is in a lovely setting with plenty of walks and pretty scenery
Jane 18. Apr 2017 Bourne End, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Lovey large room with sofa Comfortable bes Shower and bath Very clean
Other Comments
Found it difficult to use hairdryer with only mirrors in bathroom
Linda 17. Apr 2017 Chichesterer, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room was nice and clean
Other Comments
Staff very disorganised in restaurant , meal was ok . Waited over ten minutes to be served at bar .
Linda 17. Apr 2017 Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Pretty well everything!!
Sue 16. Apr 2017 Swansea, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The room and the swimming pool.
Other Comments
The evening meal took 3 hrs!! We had requested an early dinner(. 7 pm) but were told the only available time was 7.30. The restaurant was almost empty at 7.30, but got very busy from 9 pm, when we were just being served our main course.we did not feel that an hour plus between each course was acceptable, although do appreciate that the restaurant became busy. The wine was a simple choice of red or white and was very dry and not very palatable. Breakfast was average.
Denise 16. Apr 2017 Fareham, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Room & food excellent They did try to put us into a smaller at first but promtly moved us Staff friendly
Derek 12. Apr 2017 Stroud, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Great value for money. Nice room and the food was lovely.
Other Comments
I really think the hotel should consider its prices for drinks. It's so expensive that it was at the point of being annoying so we went and purchased drinks elsewhere and bought them back.
Lee 10. Apr 2017 Maidstone, United Kingdom

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