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Donnington Grove Hotel and Country Club

Certificate of Excellence
Grove Road, Newbury RG14 2LA, England
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Ranked #4 of 18 Hotels in Newbury
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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  • Location
    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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camberley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the hotel with my family in June for a friends 40th birthday party... Grounds are lovely. The hotel is a little dated but our room was a good size and we had the two kids in with us no problem. Bar staff were friendly and fun, other staff were not overly friendly but did not detract from a... More 

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East Sussex, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Visited in June having a 2 night stay and playing golf with a group of friends. The hotel is set in beautiful grounds and certainly looks like an old Manor House. Our room was of a good size, bathroom large with bath come shower. No fridge in room. Breakfasts and dinners were excellent. The staff, in the main, were very... More 

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

Dear Chris57Pat, Thank you for staying with us at Donnington Grove and for taking the time to write your review. I value feedback greatly as a measure of the hotel's performance andi was pleasesd to read that overall you enjoyed your recent stay. May I thank you for your constructive comments too, we are considering refurbishment projects for the near... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited with colleagues for a working lunch, the staff were attentive, the ciabattas were very nice. It's a stunning place with a golf course & I would go again for a similar meeting. If the weather is nice sit outside in the courtyard it's a nice sun trap

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

Dear baze187, Firstly thank you for writing your review and for visiting Donnington Grove. I was delighted to read your comments and I am pleased that you enjoyed your lunch. Perhaps next time you visit why not come for Sunday lunch, it starts from £8.50 - homecooked roasts and all fresh ingredients, also served in or outside. Thank you once... More 

London, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Hotel is a bit tired but room was functional and well placed with a view over the grounds. The Restaurant is OK but the food was really poor and I didn't get the feeling that the quality of the "locally sourced" ingredients were up to standard at all. In fact I had to send back my first main course because... More 

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

Dear Gary M, May I sincerely apologise that you were not satisfied with your dinner at Donnington Grove. Your comments were discussed with the head chef and I know he did everything possible to meet your requirements and when this was not satisfactory compensation was made to reflect your disapointment. We have a great team of chefs that are passionate... More 

London, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to Donnington for a lovely 2 night stay on the weekend. It is surrounded by beautiful grounds and a stunning lake, also it is a 5 minute walk from the famous Donnington castle ruins. It was a lovely stay and the food was brilliant although the dining room was a bit tired, the staff where very friendly and... More 

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

Dear Abisafi, Thank you very much for taking the time to write your review on trip advisor, i was pleased to read you enjoyed your recent stay. Although we are only just over one mile from Newbury we are privilaged to be in 500 acres of wonderful countryside and Lake View, Summer House and Manor house rooms all enjoy views... More 

Arcadia, California
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14 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We made a reservation for three nights a this hotel on our first visit to Newbery based on reviews published by Tripadvisor. The arrival to the properties filled us with great expectation. The hotel is located in the middle of a large park and golf course. A lake hosting dozens of swans adds to the beauty ot the surrounding landscape.... More 

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

Dear Varo A, Thank you for your review on Trip Advisor, I was sorry to read that you were disapointed with your recent stay. The manor house was built in 1763 so yes, it is old and very unique. To strip out the wonderful characteristics woud simply spoil its charm and quirkyness. That said our hotel is professionally and regularly... More 

Maidstone, United Kingdom
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Arrived on Friday morning to a welcoming breakfast, in readiness for an afternoon round of golf. Course was in excellent condition, long and on some holes a route march between green & tee (10 to 11 & 17 to 18 in particular). Rooms were a little dated but clean and tidy. Evening meal was good on Friday as was the... More 

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

Dear Mark D, Thank you for choosing to stay at Donnington Grove Country Club, i was delighted that you enjoyed your recent stay. The course is in superb condition and we are always able to offer great value on packages for residential stays that include golf too, the next time you are planning a trip please call us directly and... More 

Newbury, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

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

Dear Bavvy, Thank you very much for your review, I was really pleased that you enjoyed your recent visit. We offer delicious home cooked roasts on Sundays served all afternoon from just £8.50 and also we have another lunch menu during the week, three courses £15.00 so pleanty to choose from next time you visit. We look forward to welcoming... More 

Essex, UK
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

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

Dear jcorbygas, Thank you for choosing to stay at Donnington Grove and for taking the time to write your review. I was thrilled that you enjoyed your recent visit, we recently hosted a celebration for a 50th wedding anniversary and the couple have also traced back their ancestors to the architect of the original manor - I wonder if you... More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2015

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

Dear Colinrhthomas, Thank you for taking the time to write your review following your recent stay. I was very pleased that you found Donnington Grove by mistake, it happens quite frequently to our advantage too. The Summer House is a beautiful setting to sit and enjoy the views across the lake, we also have individual lodges in the walled garden... More 

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