The Priest House Hotel

Krystina Rees
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Why We Love It

  • 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
(288 Member Ratings)
"TV quality excellent, esp size of screen, programs etc."
11. Dec 2017
Leominster, 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 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 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, 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 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. 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: Please contact the hotel before arrival to book your dinner.

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available 24 hours

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

Enjoyed This
(288 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Priest House over the past 15 months.
4.2 Ambiance
4.6 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.5 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
TV quality excellent, esp size of screen, programs etc.
Other Comments
We believe that the installation of coat hooks in the room is essential. Otherwise, where does one hang coats and hats.
David 11. Dec 2017 Leominster, UK
Other Comments
The hotel is in a lovely location and the breakfast was really very good and the staff very friendly
David 10. Dec 2017 Looe, UK
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Very poor service especially in the bar and at breakfast. Staff unorganised and ignored other guests when they asked for glasses and bowls at breakfast as nibr were out. 25 minutes wait to order a coffee at breakfast we were just walked ignored
Michael 27. Nov 2017 York, UK
Other Comments
The only downside for us was the food. Breakfast was excellent but dinner was hit and miss and someone needs to train the chef how to cook a steak.
Christine 24. Nov 2017 Lancing, UK
Enjoyed Most
The warm welcome and friendly staff, also, great food.
Dinah 23. Nov 2017 MenstonIlkley, UK
Enjoyed Most
No management input, poor staffing levels
Other Comments
Service was appalling They ran out of draught bitter, Cider, Coke and Soda with no planned delivery for 4 days No Yoghurt at Breakfast Cold in the bar and restaurant Rooms were not cleaned on second day Absolutely awaful
John 21. Nov 2017 MiddlesbroughMIDDLESBROUGH, UK
Other Comments
The room was lovely but short on hanging space, especially as most of the coat hangers were missing. We asked reception for replacements and they brought an assortment of hangers none of which slotted into the fittings on the hanging rail. We did manage to use them in a fashion, but we were surprised that such a lovely hotel didn't have enough coat hangers. It didn't spoil our stay though - just a minor inconvenience.
anne 13. Nov 2017 Dronfield, UK
Other Comments
Would have been helpful to have alternative bar and breakfast facilities when there are several corporate events as well as normal guests
Kathryn W 10. Nov 2017 Shipley, UK
Enjoyed Most
the full breakfast was fab. but the Eggs Benedict did not have ham?? had spinach instead. we had an executive room which was really comfortable but other complaints about the cottages.
Other Comments
we read some reviews that said the staff were poor and not engaged with clients.. i must say that all the staff we spoke with were friendly and chatted to us. there was a bonfire party with great fireworks and outside food at only £2.50 for a burger / hot dog /pie and peas .etc free entrance and the people who live near by had a great time to. The hotel various areas inside are closed as for winter but it must be lovely in summer the grounds are good and the river is fast. thanks for the offer price . dont think full price is good value.
brenda 09. Nov 2017 NottinghamNottingham, UK
Enjoyed Most
Not really
Other Comments
The service at breakfast was very bad, no pastrys not much fruit juice when asked if there was any more we were told that they had a conference party in for an early breakfast, who must of eaten everything.
Jocelyn 04. Nov 2017 Morpeth, UK

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