$145 & up – Berkshire stay inc 2-AA-Rosette dinner, 55% off

Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
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Why We Love This Deal

Save up to 55% on a 4-star break at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa near Highclere Castle, the filming location for "Downton Abbey". Summer stays now start at less than $73 per person. 

"A quality Classic British Hotel" -- Classic British Hotels

What's Included

  • Overnight accommodation in an Executive Double room, with full English breakfast, for two
  • £28 per person to spend on dinner in the WinePress restaurant (food only)
  • A bottle of sommelier's choice wine to take home – choose from Amala Springs Chardonnay or Cabernet Sauvingnon
  • Extra nights on B&B are $114 per night

Enjoyed This
"Lovely hotel in nice setting with lovely countryside around it. Clean rooms nice spa facilities. Excellent food in the wine press restaurant good value for money booked as a package. Had a lovely cream tea on arrival that we thought was excellent value for money."
Jul 13, 2019 - Rugeley, United Kingdom
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Why We Love This Hotel

  • The hotel has a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant and a spa with a 5-bubble rating from The Good Spa Guide
  • Snelsmore Common Country Park, ideal for walking and cycling, is 20 minutes' walk away
  • Highclere Castle, where the ITV series "Downton Abbey" was filmed, is nearby
  • There's an on-site 18-hole golf course with a clubhouse and a shop


Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is just outside the village of Donnington in west Berkshire, and has an extensive list of facilities, including a 2-AA-Rosette restaurant, a spa and an on-site 18-hole golf course. It also has four AA Silver Stars, an accolade given to properties offering a superior level of quality in hospitality, service and cleanliness.

The town of Newbury is around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel, and is home to Newbury Racecourse. Highclere Castle, used for exterior shots of Downton Abbey in the popular ITV drama of the same name, is a 15-minute drive. English Heritage attraction Donnington Castle, a 14th-century castle where Henry VIII and Elizabeth I are believed to have stayed, is a 15-minute walk away.

The "state-of-the art" spa (The AA Hotel Guide 2019) has an 18-metre pool surrounded by floor-to-ceiling windows. There's also a Jacuzzi, a sauna, a steam room, an aromatherapy room and experience showers. Pre-booked spa treatments are also available (supplements apply).

There's an 18-hole golf course on site and a Grade II-listed Victorian clubhouse with views over the fairways. There's also a club shop. It's £25 per person per round, which must be booked in advance (payable directly to the hotel).

The 2-AA-Rosette WinePress Restaurant serves "imaginative food complemented by a superb wine list", says The AA, and the hotel's bar is open daily, offering sharing platters, drinks and meals.

Executive rooms have views of either the golf course or the Berkshire countryside. All rooms have free Wi-Fi.



  • Bar
  • Newspaper / magazines
  • Fitness classes
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Gym / fitness center
  • Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry / dry cleaning
  • Room service (limited hours)
  • Safe in reception

Room amenities

  • Air-conditioning
  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Fridge
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Outdoor space for some rooms
  • Safe
  • Sitting area
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout


  • Bathrobes and slippers
  • Hair-dryer
  • Luxury toiletries
  • Bathtub or shower


  • Complimentary parking
  • Off-street parking


  • Accessible bathroom in some rooms
  • Accessible meeting room
  • Accessible parking
  • Accessible path of travel
  • Accessible pool area
  • Accessible restaurant


Check-in: Standard Time is 3pm.

Minimum age required to check in: 18.

Checkout: Standard Time is 11am.

Children and additional guests: There is no extra bed available.

Pets: Pets are allowed on request and will be charged at £30 inclusive of tax per pet per stay.

Cancellation: Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Up to 55% off

$145 / night


When You Can Go

Sun-Thu until 30 Sep; +$10 Fri; +$31 Sat

Getting There

Newbury and Newbury Racecourse railway stations are around 10 minutes' drive from the hotel. Parking is free.

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Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Winner: People's Choice Stevie Awards for Favorite Customer Service

Rates may vary by date, are subject to availability and are not guaranteed until your purchase is complete.

Please note: Some amenities and services may not be available in all rooms or may incur an additional charge. All prices stated have been verified at the time of publication and may vary at the discretion of the hotel.

Enjoyed This
(9 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Donnington Valley Group Ltd (t/a Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa) over the past 15 months.
4.1 Ambiance
4.4 Location
4.4 Rooms
4.6 Quality of Service
4.3 Value for the Money
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Enjoyed Most
Lovely hotel in nice setting with lovely countryside around it. Clean rooms nice spa facilities. Excellent food in the wine press restaurant good value for money booked as a package. Had a lovely cream tea on arrival that we thought was excellent value for money.
Other Comments
All the staff were lovely and very helpful just need to be more aware of customer needs we were left 30 mins on the evening waiting for someone to ask if we would like dessert menus the restaurant was at this stage fairly quite. We also had to remind staff that we would like tea and coffee at breakfast after a bit of a wait.
Andrew Jul 13, 2019 Rugeley, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
Spa facilities and treatments
Other Comments
Amazing breakfast choices
Joannah Jun 03, 2018 TauntonTaunton, United Kingdom
Other Comments
just a small hiccup with the bottle of wine offer staff not very clear about it
andrew May 29, 2018 chichester, United Kingdom
Enjoyed Most
The entire experience was excellent. The staff could not have been more pleasant or helpful & the hotel & Spa was really nice & a deserved 4* rating. The food was very good with excellent service both at dinner & breakfast. The Sommelier was excellent, his wine list absolutely incredible, I should have stayed a week & worked my way through it. I could not fault this break & many thanks to all the staff for our experience.
Other Comments
A good hotel with wonderful staff, excellent food & an unbelievable wine selection with a gifted sommelier to help you select the ideal wine to complement each course. The Spa was also very nice & the golf course looked nice & well maintained although I did not have the chance to play.
Bill May 28, 2018 Surrey, United Kingdom

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