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Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club

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Grove Road, Newbury RG14 2LA, England
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Newbury
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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5 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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Bournemouth, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Excellent hotel and facilities. Fantastic food and friendly staff. Would thoroughly recommend. We had the Sunday roast which was delicious and fantastic value for money. We stayed in one of the summer houses which was lovely.

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Zoewaite, May I thank you for taking the time to write your review, I was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent visit and also your Sunday lunch. The team of chefs are passionate about food and work hard to produce great dishes from raw ingredients. We will be offering our super deal of £10 for two... More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent service and good food. Very friendly and nice to go to. Great atmosphere and quick service. Food had no problems and delivered to our needs. Set in lovely place and good people. Enjoyed a good time with friends.

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Toby S, Thank you for writing you review, the team are always encouraged to receive such great feedback. I do trust we will be able to welcome you back in the near future. Kind regards, Nigel More 

Marlow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Donnington Grove is a golfer's hotel, no doubt with profitable corporate and occasion activity on the side. If it sounds like criticism to say that it's not really a destination for an escape, then read on, because any carping would be unfair. I used a Living Social voucher for my stay and an incredible bargain it was. The initial impact... More 

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear k2hod, Thank you for graciously taking the time to review us. We all strive to make everyone who comes through our doors feel welcome, happy and special. We are delighted to know of the warmth you felt whilst staying as our guest. I am sorry to hear of any difficulty you had navigating the stairways of our hotel. (In... More 

Great Bookham, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our walking group of 20, average age early 60's, spent an excellent weekend at this hotel. The rooms were roomy, spotless, well equipped and comfortable, the food was freshly cooked, delicious and plentiful and the staff could not have been more helpful and pleasant. The main building is a lovely old place and the newer additions are bang up to... More 

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Lawrence V, It was a pleasure to welcome you and your group back to Donnington Grove Country Club, and thank you for your comments. Donnington Grove is a great central location to be at while walking, shopping or exploring the delights of West Berkshire, maybe next time try your aim at Clay Shooting on the estate and for your... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have had Sunday lunch here for £10 several times in past 3 months. First few visits everything excellent, however things seem to be slipping a bit. The chef used to do amazing crackerling for the pork, but this has got less and not as good. Staff friendly. Good value food. Great setting.

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Wasitme, Thank you for the feedback following you recent Sunday lunch, I was sorry to read you were not entirely satisfied. Your comments have been communicated to the head chef to ensure we always serve amazing crackling - its a vital part of the roast lunch!! We look forward to welcoming you back in the near future and please... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed here for two consecutive weekends during a difficult time back home. Staff were very helpful and for the most part ....... nothing was too much trouble. The scenic grounds and picturesque, regent yet charming house creates a stress free environment. Donnington Grove is conveniently situated for shopping and dining out and local attractions, eg. Cinema. Newbury Racecourse and Famous... More 

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Dawnycraigy87, Thank you for staying with us at Donnington Grove, I was thrilled that you have returned so quickly and found the service to be consistent each time. As you may know we have a variety of rooms, traditional and modern in the main house or lodges in the walled garden by the Japanese temple, so still more to... More 

Eastleigh, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed for the weekend. Lovely old hotel in very good condition for it's age. The staff were polite and helpful and the food, in both the restaurant and the bar, cooked to perfection. We had a spacious room overlooking the lake.

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear John2837 I was really pleased to read that you enjoyed your recent trip to Donnington Grove, thank you for adding your review. Your feedback will be communicated to my team and I know they will be as equally pleased to welcome you back next time you visit Newbury. Kind regards, Nigel More 

Walsall, United Kingdom
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28 reviews 28 reviews
14 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

No denying that the setting is very nice indeed. The building is well maintained and the room we had was comfortable. Not sure why in this day and age the TV reception could not pick up some of the main channels. Golf is clearly a focal point for the place and the course had plenty of people spoiling a good... More 

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear P4RXC Thank you for staying at Donnington Grove and for writing your review, I was very sorry to read that you were not entirely satisfied. I value feedback greatly as a measure of the hotel's performance and on this occasion I was disappointed that there were some missed opportunities to check your satisfaction during breakfast. Our normal standard is... More 

Plymouth, United Kingdom
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16 reviews 16 reviews
5 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

Stayed here overnight for business for a weekend event. Nigel was extremely helpful and so were the many staff. It was nice to see people enjoying their work and taking the time to say "good morning" . We stayed in a room with lakeside view and the room was very cosy and modern. The walk in shower was nice. If... More 

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear TAZZI_G, I was thrilled to read your great review and take on board all of the comments you have made. It is always great to hear comments that service is consistent and that staff are professional and welcoming - just as they should be. Please don't ration your milk though, if you need something just call, we are delighted... More 

York, United Kingdom
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11 reviews 11 reviews
10 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Stayed one night on business. Hotel is in a lovely setting in nice grounds. I had a huge room in the main house which was very traditional and would have been great on a weekend away. Bathroom was ancient and could do with a bit of a facelift. Breakfast was good but in a strangely set up room. Would stay... More 

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Nigel G, General Manager at Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club, responded to this review

Dear Twinky83, Thank you for your review, i was delighted that you enjoyed your stay. The manor house was built in 1763 and all of the bedrooms and bathrooms benefit from the original charm and character of the building. Adjacent to the main house are the Summer house rooms these are similarly large rooms, boasting fabulous views across the estate... More 

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