£169 & up – Berkshire stay w/2-AA-Rosette dinner & wine

Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
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The Deal

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Save up to 48% on a 4-star break at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa near Highclere Castle, the filming location for "Downton Abbey". Stays now start at £169 and include:

  • Overnight accommodation in an Executive Double room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £30 per person to spend on dinner
  • A bottle of house wine on arrival (worth £24)
  • Late checkout until 12pm (worth £10)
  • You can book extra nights -- including daily breakfast and daily dinner

Why We Love It

  • The hotel has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant and a spa with a 5-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide
  • Snelsmore Common Country Park, ideal for walking and cycling, is 20 minutes' walk away
  • Highclere Castle, where the ITV series "Downton Abbey" was filmed, is nearby
  • There's an on-site 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse and a shop


Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is just outside the village of Donnington in west Berkshire, and has an extensive list of facilities, including a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, a spa and an on-site 18-hole golf course. It also has four AA Silver Stars, an accolade given to properties offering a superior level of quality in hospitality, service and cleanliness.

The town of Newbury is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel, and is home to Newbury Racecourse. Highclere Castle, used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey in the popular ITV drama of the same name, is a 15-minute drive. English Heritage attraction Donnington Castle, a 14th-century castle where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are believed to have stayed, is a 15-minute walk away.

The "state-of-the art" spa (The AA Hotel Guide 2018) has an 18-metre pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. There's also a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, an aromatherapy room and experience showers. Pre-booked spa treatments are also available (supplements apply).

There's an 18-hole golf course on site and a Grade II-listed Victorian clubhouse with views over the fairways. There's also a club shop. It's £25 per person per round, which must be booked in advance (payable directly to the hotel).

The 2-AA-Rosette WinePress Restaurant serves "imaginative food complemented by a superb wine list", says The AA, and the hotel's bar is open daily, offering sharing platters, drinks and meals.

Executive rooms have views of either the golf course or the Berkshire countryside. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.

From the press:

  • "Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is a modern country retreat" -- The Good Spa Guide

  • "This stylish hotel boasts excellent facilities" -- The AA Hotel Guide 2018



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant

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: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request: £30 inclusive of tax, per stay.

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.

Up to 48%

£169 / night


When You Can Go

Thu-Fri & Sun until 31 Jul; +£30 Mon-Wed & Sat

Enjoyed This
(76 Member Ratings)
"Everything,lovely stay and place"
30. Jun 2017
Emsworth, UK

Getting There

Newbury and Newbury Racecourse railway stations are around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

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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.

Enjoyed This
(76 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Donnington Valley Group Ltd (t/a Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa) over the past 15 months.
4.3 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.5 Rooms
4.4 Quality of Service
4.6 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Everything,lovely stay and place
Lori 30. Jun 2017 Emsworth, UK
Enjoyed Most
A warm welcome, a very comfortable room, good food, a lovely swimming pool and staff that went the extra mile to make our stay so good
Nigel 28. Jun 2017 Rayleigh, UK
Enjoyed Most
Service. Food.
Eric 12. Jun 2017 Calnene, UK
Enjoyed Most
Room food spa
Other Comments
Did have things on our bill at check out that we didn't order
Deborah 12. Jun 2017 Essex, UK
Enjoyed Most
Spa area
Keith 02. Jun 2017 Solihull, UK
Enjoyed Most
Quality of hotel.
Other Comments
Staff excellent and friendly
Julia 28. Jun 2017 Crawley, UK
Enjoyed Most
Beautiful public rooms, bedrooms and grounds.
Other Comments
Fine dining with scrumptous food and excellent breakfast.
Gerald 15. May 2017 Epsom, UK
Enjoyed Most
Good value
Lisa 29. May 2017 Upminster, UK
Enjoyed Most
Quality of service through out the hotel
Roma 22. May 2017 West Malling, UK
Enjoyed Most
Relaxed surroundings and good food.
Alex 25. May 2017 Burgess Hill, UK

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