The Priest House Hotel - Castle Donington52.84304, -1.38156
According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as Best Design Hotels in United Kingdom
The excellent 4-star The Priest House Hotel provides wedding services, housekeeping and wake up service to ensure guests a comfortable stay. Behind the original facade of The Priest House Hotel lies modern interior.
A perfect location gives quick access to University of Nottingham, which is 17 km away. The venue is located 15 km from Loughborough.
The hotel is set next to a gallery, a museum and a castle.
It will take a 10-minute drive to get to East Midlands airport.
Guests are offered 42 luxury hotel rooms equipped with complimentary wireless internet, central heating, a personal safe, a kitchen and a CD player. The rooms look on to the river. They also have a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a washing machine available for self-catering.
Eat & Drink
Guests can have balanced meals at the refined restaurant. There is an onsite Lounge bar to relax in.
The on-site conveniences include a baggage storage, a safety deposit box and an elevator.
On-site leisure options feature a rooftop terrace, a picnic area and barbeque grills. Active guests will appreciate hiking and fishing provided on site.
Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.
Public parking is possible on site for free.
Year renovated: 2011. Number of rooms: 42.
On-site car park
Late check-in/ -out
24-hour room service
Bar/ Lounge area
Coffee/Tea in lobby
Spa & wellness centre
Leisure/ TV room
Sports & Fitness
- Water sports
- 24-hour room service
- Dry cleaning
- Wake up service
- Newspaper service
- Continental breakfast
- Restaurant buffet
- Bar/ Lounge area
- Coffee/Tea in lobby
- Packed lunches
- Special diet menus
- Meeting/ Banquet facilities
- Board games
- Children's menu
Facilities for people with disabilities
- Toilet for disabled
- Bathroom for disabled
Spa & Leisure
- Garden area
- BBQ facilities
- Leisure/ TV room
- Spa & wellness centre
- Garden view
- River view
- Air conditioning
- Tea and coffee facilities
- Turndown service
- Ironing facilities
- Hair dryer
- Free toiletries
- Electric kettle
- Direct dial telephone
- CD player
- AM/FM alarm clock
- Carpeted floor
Rooms and availability
1 Double bed1 Double bed, 2 Single beds
In the Room
Rating by category:
The food in the bistro was terrible. I didn't think that there could be bad chips but these were inedible.
1 the setting 2 the staff were very helpful and tried their best 3 Chris tried to move us into the main hotel and this could have happened but only for our first night and we didn't want to move for the second night (we booked our first night on Booked.net and the second on a cheaper rate as part of a wedding party)
1 the cottages - the room was small, dark, had no bath and was poorly lit 2 the very high price of alcohol 3 shortage of food at wedding barbecue 4 breakfast buffet on first day was slow to be replenished
Staff friendliness and help, as they found me a room even though they had no reference of my booking.Free WiFi with straigt connection (no passwords) in the lobby area.
Bed was a bit soft. No WiFi ouitside the lobby area. No real ale.
The evening meal was fabulous,the staff very helpful and pleasant. The breakfast was lovely also.The hotel was in lovely surroundings, right by the river trent.
The matteress was soft and it dipped into the middle, the pillows werent comfortable at all. In the bathroom the grouting needed replacing in some parts.
Beautiful location, great food and nice rooms. Close to Donington Park race circuit where we were heading the next day. Nine of us in the party - all loved it.
One guest was in the cottage and the rooms aren't as good.
It was private and relaxing. Perfect for a romantic weekend. The setting of the river close to the hotel made for a great scene.
The charges of drinks in the bar was riduclously expensive. One glass of wine and half a bitter was nearly £14. I believe this to be verging on exploitation. It should not be a case of people who use the hotel being able to afford such prices but it just does not make sense. The bar was empty and devoid of atmosphere and I can see why!!
Our room , which was an upgrade but especially our meal in the Bistro. We thought it outstanding. The exceptional friendliness and helpfulness of the staff. As the visit was a siurprise for my husbands 79th birthday I appreciated the discretion of staff in using my neighbour 's phone and email as a go-between. Thank you
Nice location,good food and attentive staff.
We stayed in a cottage room. These are quite small and cramped and at some distance(in bad weather) from the main hotel.
Heating in oom 2 clanked through the night.. I was workin all hours so didnt have time to report it to reception.
We stayed during the summer and the setting was lovely. We then booked to stay on 29th October so that I could meet up with my family but found the bar area very lacking in atmosphere and quite uncomfortable ( too hot, bad lighting and expensive drinks) as it was completely dominated by a wedding and birthday party even though we were a table of 9. We may stay again as a couple during the summer but definitely not when arranging to meet family again.
As previously said, the setting is what draws us and we see it only as a place to visit on our own as a couple.
Location and comfort. Good relaxed meal in the Brasserie. Comfortable, stylish and very clean rooms.
We loved the setting and our room
We were at the priest house for a wedding. The prices of drinks were ridiculous even for an event. And we had breakfast included in the room until 10.30 however when we arrived at 9.50 there was nothing left and no where to sit, we had to scout empty tables for clean plates and cutlery to eat the 2 remaining beans and sausages. There was no tea or coffee remaining and no staff in sight.
Food both morning & evening in the restaurant, Located in a peaceful place.
It's filthy it needs painting! Don't like the staff telling me there's a wedding party on so we have to wait (afternoon tea) £48 !! Prices drinks £107 Laurent Perrier rose, retail £55, Sainsburys £40 vodka lime with soda x 2 £13 it's a very expensive hotel for a two night stay costing in excess of £750.
Beautiful setting. Country location by a river.
Unlike a lot of hotels I have visited, having a cottage makes the stay feel more private. The food menu is also very good!