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Castle Donington

The Priest House Hotel

Kate Harden-England
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Why We Love It

  • This historic retreat is on the banks of the River Trent in rural Derbyshire
  • 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

97% (274 Member Ratings)

"Everything about it"
13. Jul 2017
CoventryCoventry, 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 in Derbyshire is a historic property in a picturesque riverside setting. The main hotel building incorporates a Norman mill tower dating back to the 11th century.

Located on the 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, both around 20 minutes' drive away. The city of Derby is 20 minutes' drive away and Nottingham takes 30 minutes. The Peak District National Park and Cannock Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty are both less than an hour's drive away.

Some of the bedrooms are in cottages just over a small bridge that crosses 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.

Travelzoo tip: On Tuesdays, two people can go for afternoon tea on a 1950s heritage train, through the Ecclesbourne Valley (around 50 minutes' drive away), for £45.



  • 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 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'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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Customer Service available 24 hours

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.

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97% Positive
(274 Member reviews)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Priest House over the past 15 months.
4.4 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.3 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything about it
Martin 13. Jul 2017 CoventryCoventry, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Enjoying sitting outside at the Millside Terrace and on the bank of the River Trent. Excellent breakfast great choice of food.
Gillian 03. Jul 2017 Bolton, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
setting and food
Other Comments
The service was abysmal
Dave 27. Jun 2017 Driffield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Lovely hotel will return and pass on to others.
David 01. Jul 2017 Wakefield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Its quiet, riverside location.
Other Comments
Staff very friendly and keen to please although the service was sometimes a bit hit and miss.
Elisabeth 02. Jul 2017 Chelmsford, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The location and the beautiful setting.
Clare 27. Jun 2017 Cardiff, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Nice outside surroundings, new bar area and comfortable terrace. Nice breakfast area.
Other Comments
Been before but more flowers giving colour not there this time and work cones all around driveway needed moving.
Lynn 23. Jun 2017 Newark, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The beautiful setting.
Julie 30. Apr 2017 Huddersfield, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The friendly and hard-working staff made this stay extra special
Other Comments
Peaceful and picturesque riverside location. The hotel offered one of the best hotel breakfasts we've had, freshly-cooked rather than a buffet. The main restaurant was pricey but the Millstream Bar and Terrace offered excellent-quality food at reasonable prices.
Brian 04. May 2017 Norfolk, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Delightful setting, quiet & calming
Janet 04. Jun 2017 Halesworth, United Kingdom

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