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Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club

Certificate of Excellence
Grove Road, Newbury RG14 2LA, England
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Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Newbury
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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
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

The venue itself is stunning as it overlooks a golf course and a lake and the drive into the hotel is absolutely lovely although be careful at the hump back bridge.! We ordered afternoon tea and there are three choices, cream tea, full afternoon tea and one with prosecco. We chose the middle option. The sandwiches were beautifully fresh and... More 

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Essex, UK
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16 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I booked this via Living Social and got a very good deal - our friends who booked the next day missed the deal and had to pay full price. However, this was reflected in the rooms - our room was quite small compared to theirs. However, our room was clean, plenty of hot water, and had everything we needed. There... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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33 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Driving into Newbury and looking for a place to stay overnight we started to follow the signs to Donnington VALLEY Hotel, but took a wrong turning and ended up in the impressive grounds of Donnington GROVE Hotel. One look at this beautifull country house hotel, with the ruins of Donnington castle as a backdrop, was enough to persuade us to... More 

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Oxford, United Kingdom
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11 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited here on a 2 night break from Living Social for £103 which included breakfast on both days a bottle of Prosecco in the room on arrival, and also Traditional afternoon tea. The staff are just wonderful so friendly and very helpful in all aspects. We stayed in one of the Lodges which we had upgraded as we were... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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70 reviews 70 reviews
16 hotel reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had a lovely few days stay. Great time had by all of us..... Lovely hotel. Breakfast wasn't all that to be honest but overall we had a lovely time. Afternoon tea was really nice and the staff were really friendly and very very helpful.....

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We only stayed two nights at the Donnington but could not fault staff, food or hotel. The breakfasts were well cooked and fresh, served to order and the evening meal was tasty and well presented, waiting staff were friendly and helpful, it was not busy which may well have helped as we stayed mid week but we would certainly recommend... More 

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

Dear I O, May I thank you very much for posting a review, following your recent stay at Donnington Grove, I was delighted that you enjoyed your stay. Our chefs are proud to cook from whole raw ingredients and deliver fresh food to your table, we occasionally have buffet service for large groups when they request it, but much prefer... More 

Liverpool, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for a night with my mum as we were heading to Highclere castle the next day. Perfect location for that. Reception staff were very helpful, I'd booked through booking.com and there was only a twin lake view room available on it. However, this is separate to the main hotel in an annexe which we would have had to... More 

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

Dear Gracie009, Thank you for choosing to stay at Donnington Grove while you explored the local area and the amazing Highclere Castle aka Downton Abbey !! it was a pleasure to read your comments and I will pass on your feedback to reception, they pride themselves on going the extra mile and I am delighted they allocated a better room... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

We have just had a fantastic Sunday lunch at Donnington Grove Hotel. The food was excellent, brilliant value at just £10 for two courses and the staff and surroundings were great. Can't wait to go back

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

Dear tony f, Thank you for taking the time to write your review, it was great to read your comments and the staff are always encouraged by positive feedback. Maybe next time you visit it will be hot and sunny to sit outside and enjoy the views and a great lunch too. We hope to see you again soon. Kind... More 

England
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

We had a family celebration for my husband's 70th birthday yesterday and the food, service and surroundings were brilliant. The Sunday lunch was superb and good value. Food was nicely presented and the staff were so helpful and nothing was too much trouble. We are so pleased that we used this hotel and will certainly eat here again. Thanks to... More 

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

Dear anivo, i enjoyed reading your review and i was thrilled that all went as planned to celebrate your husband's birthday. Sunday lunch has been really popular and we offer it all through the afternoon now into the evenings on a Sunday along with afternoon teas. Thank you for taking the time to write your feedback, we really appreciate your... More 

Tewkesbury, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

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 

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