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Castle Donington

The Priest House Hotel

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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

Enjoyed This
(306 Member Ratings)
"Area it stands in."
16. Oct 2017
York, UK

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 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, both around 20 minutes' drive away. The city of Derby is also 20 minutes' drive away, and 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 and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. Please check with the hotel.


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.

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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Enjoyed This
(306 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Priest House over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
The location.
Other Comments
Room 38is good. Nice and quiet.
GEOFF 18. Oct 2017 Haywards Heath, UK
Enjoyed Most
Area it stands in.
Other Comments
A little more training required for the young dark haired guy doing the breakfast service. Lady with red hair and slim light haired guy were both good.
Sarah 16. Oct 2017 York, UK
Enjoyed Most
The breakfast & Carole on reception. Very pleasant and helful
Other Comments
It is in need of some TLC
Gillian 16. Oct 2017 Chorley, UK
Enjoyed Most
The peaceful riverside location of this hotel is very pleasant and although the hotel is a little "off the beaten track" it's only a short drive into the village and not much further to the main roads, cities and attractions of the East Midlands.
Other Comments
This hotel provides rooms that are well equipped and presented to a very high standard include free fast WiFi, plentiful tea and coffee making facilities and a quiet, comfortable environment. Ask for a free upgrade to an executive room if available.
Derek 14. Oct 2017 Welwyn Garden City, UK
Enjoyed Most
being next to the river trent
Other Comments
The room,food ,and setting were brilliant
Alan 11. Oct 2017 Runcorn, UK
Enjoyed Most
Nice quiet room good breakfast and polite and friendly staff
Sheila 07. Oct 2017 Huddersfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
We had a lovely spacious room over looking the river.
Other Comments
Cooked breakfast was very good and the meal we had in the bar very nice.
adrian 15. Sep 2017 Weston-super-Mare, UK
Enjoyed Most
The room was excellent, the grounds and gardens were beautifully kept.
ROY 13. Sep 2017 Sheerness, UK
Enjoyed Most
It's setting.
Other Comments
Just need to pay a bit more attention to the training of their restaurant staff.
Mike 16. Sep 2017 Wakefield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location, friendly staff and overall good atmosphere.
Other Comments
Hotel let's itself down on lack of attention to detail. Wine bottle unopened by waitress @ dinner. No tea spoons on table @ breakfast. Salt and pepper empty. Fruit juice glasses not on table or with juices. A bottle of bubbly serves to guests in the bar had to be opened by the guest. Little things that could make a big improvement. Staff training needed!!!
Carole 11. Sep 2017 Sunderland, UK

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