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Castle Donington

The Priest House Hotel

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Why We Love This Hotel

  • This historic retreat is on the banks of the River Trent
  • 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
"Quiet location with a lot to do in the surrounding areas"
20 Feb, 2019 - Stafford, UK
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The Priest House Hotel is a historic property in a picturesque riverside setting in rural Derbyshire. The main hotel building incorporates a Norman mill tower dating back to the 11th century.

Located on the banks of the River Trent, the 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, which are both around 20 minutes' drive away. The city of Derby is also 20 minutes' drive away, while 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 stream. 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 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


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. Please use the Special Request field on the checkout page to request a cot/extra bed and confirm the age of the third guest.

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: The restaurant is closed Sunday evening, however the 3 course a-la-carte menu is available in the Millstream. Please contact the hotel before arrival to book your dinner.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Fri, 8am-6pm

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

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(10 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Priest House over the past 15 months.
4.5 Ambiance
4.8 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.8 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Quiet location with a lot to do in the surrounding areas
Other Comments
Great hotel, very friendly professional staff
Karen 20 Feb, 2019 Stafford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Great service, nice location, good breakfast.
Other Comments
Was a bit noisy though, you could hear Every time a neighbour closes a door. We were woken up both nights as a result. Still very much enjoyed our stay.
Jon 18 Feb, 2019 London, UK
Enjoyed Most
We enjoyed relaxing in the warm and comfortable room and also walking outside by the river. Breakfast was beautifully cooked and nicely served by a helpful waiter.
Other Comments
We ordered soup as a snack in the evening and were told it was Leek and Potato. When it came, we could tell it was Pea and we thought somebody had gone a bit mad with the pepper pot. It turned out to be Pea and Chilli. We would not have chosen this if we had been given the correct information and experienced a burning feeling for the rest of the evening. We mentioned this as we checked out.
Philip 30 Jan, 2019 Tadworth, UK
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Wonderful hotel. Wonderful staff. Lovely food. Totally 1st class. Thank you for a truly lovely weekend.
moira 28 Jan, 2019 March, UK
Enjoyed Most
How romantic it was
Other Comments
Lovely staff
Linda 22 Jan, 2019 Barnsley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely historic building in wonderful location, overlooking the river Trent.
Kathryn 19 Jan, 2019 Stowmarket, UK

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