Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is a luxury hotel, spa and golf retreat in the heart of the rolling Berkshire countryside. As a former ‘AA Hotel of the Year,’ guests are assured of luxurious accommodation – with free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning and marble en-suite bathrooms – and superb leisure facilities, leaving you feeling fully recharged, or just thoroughly indulged.

For a real foodie experience, the WinePress Restaurant holds two AA Rosettes for its exquisite cuisine and offers a multi-award-winning wine list of over 400 wines, 40 of which are available by the glass.

The Spa at Donnington Valley Hotel includes an 18-metre indoor pool with a poolside lounge and relaxation area, an aromatherapy room, monsoon showers and a large, air-conditioned gymnasium. Guests can also take advantage of the immaculate 18-hole parkland golf course, which features a Grade II listed Victorian clubhouse with two bars – the Spike Bar and the Oak Room.

Highclere Castle, of Downton Abbey fame, and Newbury Racecourse are both a 10-minute drive away. Donnington Valley Hotel is just a few minutes off the M4 motorway and 45 minutes away from Heathrow Airport.

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Free parking (140 cars)
  • Spa
  • Health club
  • Golf course (18 holes)
  • Restaurant
  • 3 Bars
  • 111 Bedrooms
  • 12 Meeting rooms
  • Check-in: 15:00
  • Check-out: 11:00
  • Lift
  • Ground floor rooms
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  • 24-hour front desk
  • Express check-out
  • Room service
  • Concierge
  • Safe deposit
  • Luggage storage
  • Laundry service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Accessible public areas
  • Packed lunches
  • 2 AA Rosettes for culinary excellence
  • AA Hotel Silver Star Award
  • TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence 2019 Winner
  • 5 Bubble Spa
  • AA Notable Wine List

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Bedrooms & Suites

Suite

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, DVD player, mini fridge with fresh milk, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, bathrobes, slippers, hairdryer, and key card access

Executive Double

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access.

Executive Twin

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access.

Classic Double Room

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access.

Classic Twin Room

Contemporary style en suite bedroom offering free Wi-Fi, air-conditioning, satellite TV, digital radio, laptop safe, writing desk, direct dial telephone, ironing station, tea and coffee making facilities, mineral water, toiletries, hairdryer, and key card access.

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Food & Drink

WinePress Restaurant at Donnington Valley Hotel

WinePress Restaurant

This foodie and wine destination manages to tread the tightrope between the fine food and excellent service you would expect from a multi-award-winning restaurant without being overly fussy or formal. Thank head chef Kelvin Johnson. Guests can savour modern British cuisine in stylish surrounds, with a stunning dark wood balustrade gallery and conservatory adorned by artworks and fresh flowers. The menu reflects the changing seasons and locally sourced produce. If you like your dishes pan fried, start with scallops served with vegetable, tomato and adzuki bean casoulet, white pudding, and pancetta crisp. Follow this up with a little Indian inspiration by choosing the seared monkfish tail accompanied by saag aloo, cauliflower beignet, courgette flower and lemon foam. For dessert, the rocky road baked cheesecake with hazelnut ice cream goes down a treat. Needless to say, the wine list is exceptional.

  • Breakfast - Mon-Sun: 08:00-10:00
  • Lunch - Mon-Fri: 12:00-14:00. Sun: 12:30-14:00
  • Dinner - Mon-Sun: 19:00-22:00

Please reserve a table for dinner in advance.

Wines at Donnington Valley

Wine List

Food at the WinePress Restaurant is complemented by Donnington Valley's award-winning wine list of over 400 wines, 40 of which are available by the glass. Wines range from the more obscure, such as wines from India, to the classics of Bordeaux. Wines from the owner's winery in California are also featured. The list has been innovatively grouped into easy to understand sections, such as 'crisp and dry' and 'fragrant' for the whites, and 'light and fruity' and 'big and bold' for the reds. The idea is to help customers select their ideal choice of wine, experimenting with and enjoying lesser known wines along the way. If in any doubt, there is an expert sommelier on hand to help.

The Bar at Donnington Valley

The Bar

The Bar is a relaxed and inviting area for an early morning coffee, a lazy Sunday lunch or a late night cocktail. The bar menu champions the best of British cooking, serving up soup and mushrooms on toast for a starter, fish and chips or braised pork belly for a main, and, to finish, sticky toffee pudding. There are also platters and puddings for you to share. Think unpretentious, flavoursome cooking.

Exterior of Donnington Valley

Al Fresco Dining

In the summer, dining at Donnington Valley Hotel reveals an altogether different flavour. Take a seat in the fresh open air – sunny or shade – and dine al fresco. The Bacchus bar leads out to a terrace area, which offers an oasis of calm to spend a long summer evening after exploring the local area.

Afternoon tea at Donnington Valley Hotel

Afternoon Tea

Don’t miss the opportunity to indulge in afternoon tea whilst staying in this glorious setting – savour homemade scones with fruit preserve and cream, sandwiches, cakes and a pot of tea. Both traditional afternoon tea and champagne afternoon tea are available to order and can be enjoyed in the Bacchus bar, poolside or even in bed. Afternoon tea can be booked in advance, at a special price, when booking your room via classicbritishhotels.com.

Private dining at Donnington Valley Hotel

Private Dining

The unique surroundings of Donnington Valley Hotel present a wonderful setting for private dinners and celebrations. The hotel caters for reunions, anniversaries, family gatherings, birthday parties, charity and club events, and business dinners. Choose from a range of private rooms, each with its own individual character. Call Classic British Hotels on 0844 967 0984 for advice and let us help you organise a memorable private dinner.

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Spa & Health

Spa at Donnington Valley Hotel

Spa | Health Club

From the minute you walk through the door, Donnington Valley’s spa provides sanctuary from the pressures of the modern world. Allow yourself to drift away as you experience one of the many innovative treatments on offer with products from the finest beauty ranges. 7 elegantly designed treatment suites offer en-suite changing and shower facilities.

If you prefer, simply relax by the 18-metre pool in the lounge and relaxation area, which includes a sun terrace, and feel the stresses of life melt away. The spa is guaranteed to leave you feeling refreshed and revitalised – more like the young you.

  • Indoor pool
  • Spa pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam room
  • Aromatherapy room
  • Experience showers
  • Gymnasium
  • Personal trainers
  • Aerobics studio
  • Fitness classes
  • 7 Treatment rooms
  • 1 dual treatment room

Spa treatment at Donnington Valley Hotel

Spa Treatments

A full range of spa treatments, using Aromatherapy Associates, Thalgo and Jessica Nails products, are available to book.

  • Massages
  • Facials
  • Body wraps & scrubs
  • Holistic therapies
  • Skin rejuvenation
  • Manicures & pedicures
  • Eyebrows & lashes
  • Make-up
  • Waxing
  • Tanning
  • For mothers-to-be
  • For men

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Golf Courses

Donnington Valley Golf Club

Set in the beautiful Berkshire countryside, Donnington Valley’s golf course and clubhouse are truly unique. The closing four holes of this 18-hole, par 71 course are regarded as one of the toughest finishes in the country, with water featuring prominently on the 15th, 16th and 17th holes. The clubhouse, Snelsmore House, is a Grade II listed Victorian building that commands magnificent views over the 9th and 18th double green. There is also an indoor practice facility that offers hitting bays and custom fitting.

  • 18 holes
  • Parkland course
  • 6,353 yards
  • Par 71
  • Practice facility
  • Putting green
  • PGA qualified tuition
  • Equipment hire
  • Buggies
  • Pro shop
  • Clubhouse

Golf course at Donnington Valley Hotel

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Location

Old Oxford Road, Donnington, Newbury, Berkshire RG14 3AG, Great Britain

M4/J13

  • Newbury Train Station (1 mile)

  • London Heathrow Airport (45 miles)
  • London Gatwick Airport (74 miles)

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Places to Visit

Blenheim Palace – Treasure Houses of England -

Britain’s greatest palace, birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill and a World Heritage Site… Set in 2,100 acres of stunning ‘Capability’ Brown landscaped parkland and award-winning formal gardens, Blenheim Palace was a gift from Queen Anne and a grateful nation to the 1st Duke of Marlborough, following his famous victory at the Battle of Blenheim in 1704. This masterpiece of English Baroque architecture was designed by Sir John Vanbrugh, featuring magnificent Nicholas Hawksmoor ceilings and the intricate stone work of Grinling Gibbons. It is only fitting then that in 1874, Britain’s greatest palace was the birthplace of Sir Winston Churchill, our ‘Greatest Briton’.

Today, you can take a guided tour of the gilded state rooms, which house one of the finest collections in Europe, including family portraits, sculptures, Boulle furniture and the famous ‘Victory Tapestries’, charting the military campaigns of the 1st Duke of Marlborough; marvel at the grandeur of the Long Library, running 55 metres in length and considered to be Nicholas Hawksmoor’s finest room, with stucco decoration in the false domes by Isaac Mansfield and a spectacular 1891 Willis organ; and admire the remarkable murals painted in the style of trompe-l’œil by Louis Laguerre in the central saloon, also known as the state dining room, and now used by the 11th Duke and Duchess of Marlborough once a year on Christmas Day.

Both a monument and a mausoleum, Blenheim offers an unforgettable glimpse of British history.

 

Meetings & Events

Cromwell

160

Theatre

100

Cabaret

140

Banquet

65

Boardroom

58

U-Shape

50

Classroom

110

Dinner-Dance

2.40m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Calverley

85

Theatre

48

Cabaret

60

Banquet

30

Boardroom

28

U-Shape

36

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Earl of Carnarvon

60

Theatre

38

Cabaret

20

Boardroom

18

U-Shape

26

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Earl of Sunderland

15

Theatre

8

Cabaret

10

Banquet

10

Boardroom

10

U-Shape

8

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Greens

60

Theatre

48

Cabaret

50

Banquet

20

Boardroom

25

U-Shape

36

Classroom

20

Dinner-Dance

2.40m

High

  • First floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Boardroom

8

Banquet

10

Boardroom

2.40m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Earl of Seymour

10

Theatre

8

Boardroom

8

U-Shape

8

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • First floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Windsor

45

Theatre

32

Cabaret

40

Banquet

25

Boardroom

20

U-Shape

30

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • Lower Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Warwick

20

Theatre

24

Cabaret

30

Banquet

20

Boardroom

15

U-Shape

15

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • Lower Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Highclere

10

Boardroom

2.40m

High

  • Lower Ground floor
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Oak

50

Theatre

60

Banquet

24

Boardroom

16

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Cypress

15

Theatre

32

Banquet

16

Boardroom

15

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • Ground floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned
  • Wheelchair access

Cedar

24

Theatre

48

Banquet

16

Boardroom

12

Classroom

2.40m

High

  • First floor
  • Natural daylight
  • Air-conditioned

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