The hotel is in a lovely peaceful setting, right near the river. There`s plenty of car parking space and the gardens are small but attractive and well maintained. The main attributes of the hotel are the staff who were all unfailingly polite and friendly without seeming obsequious. The service at both dinner and breakfast was very good and we enjoyed dinner,with no pressure on us to order extra drinks. I also appreciated flexibility in the menu, again thanks to the staff.
On the other hand , the hotel lacks a real lounge and has very little character. There wasn`t much food out for the buffet breakfast, as if guests were being discouraged from eating too much. Although it was very clean, our room was disappointingly small, and I find it hard to believe that this was an upgraded room as promised in our booking package. It felt almost oppressive but we slept well in this peaceful setting.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a tranquil and stunning location on the banks of the River Trent, The Priest House's history is a rich one that can be traced back almost 1,000 years. Built around a mill tower with its very own water wheels, this 42 bedroom hotel is perfectly placed for a romantic break, an exclusive conference venue or a picture perfect wedding. We've hand-picked a fine selection of food and drink to compliment the charm and romance of our English Countryside setting. Fine dine in our beautiful dining room or relax in our newly renovated and re-named Millstream Bar & Terrace where you can enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the River Trent in the Summer months. We invite you to come and relax and really feel at home with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Priest House Hotel Castle Donington
- Priest Hotel Castle Donington
- The Priest House By The River Castle Donington, United Kingdom