Castle Donington

The Priest House Hotel

Amy Lindsay
Deal Expert

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
(233 Member Ratings)
"Breakfasts and the bar meals i.e. food"
07. Jan 2019
Burton Latimer, UK

Map & Directions

Parking is free. The nearest railway station is Long Eaton, less than 15 minutes' drive away. The hotel is a 10-minute drive from the M1 motorway. 

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 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
(233 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
4.1 Quality of Service
4.4 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Breakfasts and the bar meals i.e. food
Other Comments
Only issue was room being cold on arrival, and the electric radiator not really operating well. We were given a plug in heater though, and that worked fine.
David 07. Jan 2019 Burton Latimer, UK
Enjoyed Most
Staff very welcoming. Excellent service.
Alison 07. Jan 2019 Darlington, UK
Enjoyed Most
The location on the riverside was lovely.
Other Comments
We didn't appreciate listening to Spotify during our birthday dinner as there were constant adverts being played. This spoiled the atmosphere and we felt not really acceptable for dining.
Jane 06. Jan 2019 Stafford, UK
Enjoyed Most
Very well situated, lovely room a very good size and bed was really comfortable. Although the bathroom was also very nice, the bath could do with being of normal height and have grab rails.
Other Comments
I only have one complaint. Bath was high to get into and there were no grab rails and unfortunately I fell trying to get into the bath, which had left me with a very large painful bruise at the top inside of my leg. I did report to receptionist the follow8ng morning, explaining that there should really be grab rails, she only said that she would note it.
Teresa 01. Jan 2019 Kettering, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good location and breakfasts.
Other Comments
Allocated room 44 which was noisy(could have been from generator). Adjacent public toilet had hand dryers which were situated on the wall adjoining room. As there was a party at the end of the corridor on Friday night these were used until the early hours of the morning. I felt as if they were drying hands next to my head. The hotel must have known the drawbacks of this room - do they allocate Travelzoo guests this inferior room? So tired after two sleepless nights.
Denise 19. Dec 2018 Dunstable, UK
Enjoyed Most
The food was good in both the bar and at breakfast
Other Comments
The room was shabby with paint falling off the bathroom door. The matress on the bed was uncomfortable with a delve in the middle. It was claimed there was a boiler malfunction so no cold water was available to moderate the temperature for a shower and hot water flushing down the toilet!
Enjoyed Most
the whole experience
Jill 20. Nov 2018 Swanland, UK
Enjoyed Most
The hotel and its lovely location and our room
Other Comments
Beautifully clean, staff extremely helpful, lovely location
Alison 19. Nov 2018 Shrewsbury, UK
Enjoyed Most
Convenient for Nottingham and Loughborough.
Colin 19. Nov 2018 Great bardfield, UK
Enjoyed Most
Other Comments
Great location
Jane 24. Sep 2018 Surrey, UK

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