Castle Donington

£115 – 2-night Derbyshire break by the River Trent, 47% off

The Priest House Hotel
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The Deal

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Save 47% on a summer break at The Priest House Hotel -- a converted Norman mill on the banks of the River Trent, 45 minutes' drive from the Peak District National Park. This 2-night package is now £115 and includes:

  • Two nights' accommodation in a Main House Executive Double Room, with daily full English breakfast, for two
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £20)
  • It's £75 for a 1-night bed-and-breakfast stay with a late checkout (Mon-Sat only)
  • Travelzoo members get a bottle of house wine when purchasing a 3-course dinner in the restaurant

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


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

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: 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.

47% off

£58 / night


When You Can Go

1 Jul-30 Sep

Enjoyed This
(349 Member Ratings)
"The location was exceptional and the fish and chips from the bar menu was amazing!!"
04. Jun 2018
Kent, UK

Getting There

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.

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.

Enjoyed This
(349 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for The Priest House over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.5 Location
4.2 Rooms
4.2 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Breakfast and breakfast staff. Clean rooms, tea making facility and bottled water
Other Comments
Building desperately needs to be repainted externally, it is very shabby. Internal hotel is dated and in need of freshening.mreception staff perfunctory but not engaging , rather unwelcoming on arrival. Used the little toiletries first night not replenished
Theresa A 06. Jun 2018 Shrewsbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
The location was exceptional and the fish and chips from the bar menu was amazing!!
Other Comments
The room was a little jaded and the widows, inside and out, could do with a clean and freshen up as it spoilt the amazing views that are available.
Keith 04. Jun 2018 Kent, UK
Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel. Friendly staff, good food and beautiful location.
Patricia 02. Jun 2018 LiverpoolLiverpool, UK
Enjoyed Most
cheerfulness of the staff
Other Comments
Very good setting, service and food great, staff so helpfull
Peter 01. Jun 2018 Leyburn, UK
Enjoyed Most
The hotel is attractive, our bedroom was comfortable and clean. The food was fabulous!
Other Comments
We arrived Sunday on a Bank Holiday weekend to celebrate our Wedding Anniversary at the start of a short tour in the North East. We were looking forward to dinner in the Restaurant only to be told "it is closed Sunday evenings, you will have to eat in the Bar". Other couples were obviously disappointed too. There were only two staff expected to service the Bar and Bar Meals for some 2 dozen people in the bar and sitting outside. Thankfully the Receptionist and another female came to help the two lads for a short time. That evening our three course meal with wine and coffee took two and a half hours to complete! Tables were not cleared and there was a bank of dirty glasses at the bar waiting to be washed. Whilst we were out the next day we rang the hotel to book a table in the Restaurant for the Bank Holiday evening and were offered "Restaurant or Bar?", and confirmed Restaurant. On arriving at the Restaurant we found it completely empty and were told "The Restaurant is not open on Bank Holiday evenings". Again we had to eat in the bar but having complained somewhat we did receive a slightly speedier meal. It seems that when the "Boss" is there, there are enough staff, but once he goes the number of staff is cut to the minimum. Great disappointment not to be able to take dinner in the Restaurant! I believe the staff are tired of having to assuage guests but one gets the feeling Management does not care.
Carolyn 02. Jun 2018 Bath, UK
Enjoyed Most
Setting, but remote from any other venue
Other Comments
Room overlooked the car park. Asked for a river view, but they were booked. Plus it rained all day on the second day of our stay
George 01. Jun 2018 Lowestoft, UK
Other Comments
Quiet location by the river
David 01. Jun 2018 York, UK
Enjoyed Most
Pan seared sea bass was exceptional from returant
Michael 15. May 2018 Manchester, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location is perfect. Food is good dut menu is a little limited
donald 30. May 2018 doncaster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Location and excellent food
DON 31. May 2018 Fleetwood, UK

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