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Donington Manor Hotel
Nottingham, United Kingdom
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60 reviews
27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
“Nice hotel and unique rooms”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 22, 2012

This was our 3rd stay at Donington Manor for my husbands Xmas Party. Small hotel with Bar and lounge area. Rooms are all via stairs as far as I know so don't think would be suitable for the less able bodied. It has been converted and has quite a lot of character and some rooms are accessed via a fair few stairs. Apparently the rooms do vary quite considerably but we have been very lucky and had excellent rooms each stay. They are really unique in style and character and have all been very spacious and well kept. Our last one had a bathroom nearly the same size as the bedroom, and bedroom huge with king size bed, flat screen tv, sitting room chairs and fireplace. We left the children at home and not sure it is very family friendly, can't say I have seen anything aimed at children. Breakfast was nice too.. full english, cereals and pastries on offer. Overall a very nice hotel.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    3.5 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
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    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Grantham, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2012

Had a very nice Sunday lunch with the family, very nice food reasonably priced for a 3 course set meal. The service was friendly and welcoming, there was baby and 4 year old child in our party, the children’s menu was OK usual suspects chips and beans, chicken nuggets etc, due to the standard of the restaurant and food, It would have been a benefit if the children’s menu was more fitting. Donington Manor is a proper restaurant for the family, no ball pit in sight, the decor is excellent, and I feel the dress code should be smart casual.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with family
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 14, 2012

I booked this hotel as a colleague recommended staying somewhere with more options (in a village, with different restaurants etc.) than the nearby Holiday Inn Sherwood Park hotel. The room cost was £69 B&B compared with a corporate rate of £75 at the Holiday Inn and I really regret not having paid the extra 6 quid.
The staff are very nice if a little over the top. The room I had was in the old part of the hotel up and down stairs in hallways that got steadily drearier the further back into the hotel (and what felt like in time) I travelled. The room itself was huge with a huge bed. It was really cold outside so the heat emanating from the radiators was very welcome. The room decor was once again dated and the bathroom was cold and uninviting and looked like it had had a makeover sometime in 1985. The carpets were faded and worn and the ceiling scorched over the wall lights like they had once been lit by gas/oil.
The biggest disappointment though was the food. I opted for the casual setting of the bar and ordered a gourmet burger as it was getting on for 8pm and I figured this would be a quick bite. The food took an hour and ten minutes to arrive and when I queried its whereabouts after an hour, the girl let the cat out of the bag and announced that the restaurant was served first. When I asked if orders were not processed in the sequence the kitchen received them, she realised her mistake and tried a weak explanation. The food eventually arrived and halfway through, I almost broke several teeth on a large fragment of bone (dry wretch) in the burger. It was well handled by the staff who apologised and took the food off the bill.
All in all, not a great experience. Plus, and this is one of my biggest issues as a regular traveller, for £69 a night, I expect a bottle of water in my room?

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  • Stayed January 2012, traveled on business
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England
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63 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2012

We stayed for a family party and were well looked after from start to finish. The staff were fantastic if a little hard-pressed behind the bar when we all arrived at the start of the evening. Quirky old room with nooks and crannies - perfect. Great food and service at the banquet. I'd invest in some solid bedroom doors and spend a bit more on the buffet breakfast - but I'm looking for things to improve.

  • Stayed January 2012
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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31 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 15, 2011

The room was ready when we arrived after the church wedding. We had asked for a quiet room and it was just right. Although we were on the first floor our room opened onto a balcony that led onto a garden. The room was very comfy and spacious. the bathroom was large with a larger than usual shower. A downside here was there was only one small bar of soap for the two of us, one small shampoo and no shower gel.The reception was very good and the food was excelent. The staff through out the hotel were friendly and efficient. The breakfast was freshly cooked and plenty of choice.The special wedding rate was good value for money. One negative is that there are lots of stairs.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
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Shropshire
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

Located so close to Donington Park, so a perfect hotel for Superbike racing. Right in the centre of Castle Donington so perfect for petrol heads to soak up the atmosphere on a race weekend. I was a solo traveller and was made to feel very welcome from the time I arrived. Nothing was too much trouble, even organising taxis for me. Room was superb. Very friendly staff all over the hotel. Not sure what planet some of the previous reviewers were on with trivial criticisms. This hotel is splendid in my opinion

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled solo
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2011

This place is so expensive for what it is and I would suggest you look at staying at the Priest House down the road instead.
The rooms are dusty, dirty (i found a soap that had been unwrapped and used already in the shower), boiling hot, small televisions, the door in the bathroom didn't close and didn't even seem to fit the frame. It feels unsafe and dark. There is no iron or water in the room. The furniture looks as though it has been purchased from Homebase and doesn't match. There were stains on the valances on the bed. This is not much better than a Travelodge, but at very expensive prices. It really does need some love and attention and really does have the potential to be nice. Currently the only thing going for this place is the nice and friendly staff.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled on business
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Property: Donington Manor Hotel
Address: 1 High Street, Castle Donington DE74 2PP, England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Castle Donington
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Free Breakfast Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service
Hotel Style:
Ranked #8 of 8 Hotels in Castle Donington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3 star — Donington Manor Hotel 3*
Number of rooms: 30
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