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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
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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Liverpool, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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Newbury, United Kingdom
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10 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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

Marlow, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

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
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

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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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 25, 2015

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 

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