The Priest House Hotel
(Castle Donington) 4 4 Star:
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Perched on the banks of the River Trent, the original watermills on the site of the Priest House Hotel were mentioned in the Domesday Book in 1086. Today, this is a country house with a difference with elegant contemporary surroundings designed with minimalist simplicity. All 42 bedrooms offer exceptional comfort and are innovatively designed with state of the art technology. Executive rooms are equipped with 42” plasma screen television with DVD and video. The Priest House offers a restaurant and contemporary brasserie together with fine wines.
Hotel Facilities & Services
- Total Rooms Number: 42
- Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
- Room Service 24hr: Yes
- Non Smoking Rooms
- Ground Floor Rooms
- Direct Dial Telephone
- Parking at Hotel Free: Yes
- Nearest Rail Distance: 13 miles
- Name: NOTTINGHAM EAST MIDLANDS
- Distance: 2 miles
- Cots/Cribs Free: No
- Baby Sitting
Bar and Restaurant
- Bar in Hotel
- Restaurant in hotel
- Guide dogs only
- Nearest Airport Name: Nottingham East Midlands Distance: 2 miles
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SuperBreak Customer Rating
- Overall: SuperBreak Overall Rating: 3.0 out of 5 based on 1 review
- Sleep: SuperBreak Sleep Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Breakfast: SuperBreak Breakfast Rating: 4.0 out of 5
- Staff: SuperBreak Staff Rating: 3.0 out of 5
- Location: SuperBreak Location Rating: 4.0 out of 5
TripAdvisor Traveller Rating
- Overall: based on 812 reviews
- Sleep Quality:
Stay Date: 31/12/2012, a customer aged 45-64 from KETTERING who stayed in this hotel wrote this review.
A nice hotel on the river. The room was big and clean, separate from the Hotel. It's too far out from Castle Donington to walk at this time of year. It was New Years Eve so we decided to drive in for our pre- booked restaurant and then go to the Hote… See more
A nice hotel on the river. The room was big and clean, separate from the Hotel. It's too far out from Castle Donington to walk at this time of year. It was New Years Eve so we decided to drive in for our pre- booked restaurant and then go to the Hotel Bar. However we abandoned that idea on discovering the wine started at ?23.00 a bottle. We enjoy wine and appreciate quality but this was bog standard wine at inflated prices. We celebrated the New Year in our room with wine from the local shop (?12.00 for 2 ). The bar area was not at all festive and we were disappointed. Service at breakfast took nearly an hour for two omelettes. The toast was served first. There were no apologies. Collapse
Overall Hotel Rating: 3 out of 5
- Destination: 4 out of 5
- Sleep: 3 out of 5
- Breakfast: 4 out of 5
- Staff: 3 out of 5
- Numero Duo: 4 out of 5
Book a Cottage room & eat elsewhere
Stay Date: 02/2018, Wrighty0 wrote this review.
We stayed here for one night in a cottage room which was nice - large bed, hot drinks, water, tv, iron and molton brown bath products. It was cold in our room but the heating was on, due to old style windows I imagine this is why. We booked a table… See more
We stayed here for one night in a cottage room which was nice - large bed, hot drinks, water, tv, iron and molton brown bath products. It was cold in our room but the heating was on, due to old style windows I imagine this is why. We booked a table in the bar at 730 we had a starter at 8 and mains took a further 45 mins to arrive. It was almost 9pm when we ate which was disappointing. The food was delicious but the service lacking. We were offered a drink to resolve this - thinking this would be complimentary and then we were charged! Breakfast service ok, food again great quality but if I were visiting again i would go else where to eat. Collapse
A disappointing rare night away
Stay Date: 02/2018, lisa c wrote this review.
When you only manage to have the chance for an adult only, rare night away from the children, choosing the right hotel is important to maximise those precious 24 hours. The only words to sum up the stay last Monday 12th February, are 'utter disappoi… See more
When you only manage to have the chance for an adult only, rare night away from the children, choosing the right hotel is important to maximise those precious 24 hours. The only words to sum up the stay last Monday 12th February, are 'utter disappointment'. Staying in the Stocker Suite, at a pricely sum of £200 for the night, we didnt expect no heating. It's been a rather cold winter, so not much fun in the top room of the tower with wind whistling through the antique windows with two large antiquated wall heaters, no instructions and no heat. The slight give away that management knew about the problem was the electric fan heater tucked away by the dressing table. When we did complain to the poor young receptionist, she offered a blanket but that was the only thing she managed to offer. Other failings included the closure of the restaurant when a table had been booked and we ended up eating off the bar menu, completely overdressed for the evening. Other niggling issues with the room, no complimentary slippers as stated on the website, only one packet of biscuits when there are two adults sharing and one trouser coat hanger in the wardrobe. We were informed that breakfast was included, often hotels offer room only, so this was a surprise only to find service had finished at 9.30am. However the young waiter did chase after us to confirm the chef would serve us. On check out the receptionist did assure us that the Operations Manager would phone on Tuesday 13th to speak to us about our complaint. Because he failed to call, an email was sent on Wednesday 14th, but to date, he has not had the courtesy to reply. This speaks volumes, take the customers money and run, don't bother to address the issues raised. So our advise to anyone thinking of booking would be to seek alternative accommodation where they can be bothered to offer a comfortable and worthwhile experience. It will probably be another 4 years before we manage to get away again, but this has left a bitter sweet taste in the mouth. Collapse
No hesitation to come back
Stay Date: 02/2018, Paul J wrote this review.
We stayed at the Priest House to celebrate our dear friends 50th birthday, we wanted somewhere which was remote, well established and appealing, we certainly found all of these at the Priest House. The property is one of the cleanest we have stayed a… See more
We stayed at the Priest House to celebrate our dear friends 50th birthday, we wanted somewhere which was remote, well established and appealing, we certainly found all of these at the Priest House. The property is one of the cleanest we have stayed at, all the staff were professional and attentive, the food was great value for money and our room was spacious and spotless. Our guest had a milk intolerant, I emailed the hotel in advance and each day soya milk was automatically placed in their room, nothing was too much trouble. There was nothing to not like about the Priest House, the only thing they could improve on is to have the heating on in the lounge and dining rooms. We found it was cold to the point my wife and guest had to have throws (which were provided) on their laps. We would not hesitate to return to this hotel Collapse
Beautiful Hotel, disappointing service
Stay Date: 01/2018, sscr2014 wrote this review.
We have just arrived home after two nights at this hotel. What should have been a great experience was rather disappointing. The room in the cottage area was shabby although the bathroom was very clean, but to have no wifi in the room meant we coul… See more
We have just arrived home after two nights at this hotel. What should have been a great experience was rather disappointing. The room in the cottage area was shabby although the bathroom was very clean, but to have no wifi in the room meant we could not look up things to do in the area and there was no obvious leaflets anywhere apart from a few sheets in the folder in the room. This is not acceptable in this day and age. Combined with the fact that the staff were not very friendly and frankly did not really seem to care or intact have any interest in helping was astonishing. The breakfast was an interesting experience, especially today. It ranged from no one greeting us, to our full coffee cups and plates etc being cleared away when we were only up getting our food from the buffet, to no one offering toast or drinks when we first arrived to brushing crumbs onto the floor which was unbelievable. There also seemed to be real tension between staff, which although funny at the time, seemed rather strange for a hotel of this caliber. Would I recommend it? Not sure. The hotel is in a superb spot but the staff really need training on how to make the guests feel special. The most helpful staff were housekeeping who went out of their way to tell us how to get to Nottingham as the front of desk did not have a clue! Collapse
Stay Date: 01/2018, Adrian W wrote this review.
A hotel we have used a number of times for business trips to the area and we used to love staying here. Our accommodation has usually been the Cottages which are well overdue significant refurbishment. On this occasion I faced the embarrassment of h… See more
A hotel we have used a number of times for business trips to the area and we used to love staying here. Our accommodation has usually been the Cottages which are well overdue significant refurbishment. On this occasion I faced the embarrassment of having to complain, the first room did not reflect my booking, so I was offered another room in the same block. On entering it was in a very poor state and should not be rented out (pictures attached), this resulted in another trip back to the main house. A very patient receptionist offered me a third room, this was also unacceptable, dirty furniture and bed not good. Yet another embarrassing conversation with the lady on reception and I had to face using the second room, as at least the bed was ok. The Priest House could be the ideal location with some investment, however the owners should really inspect the rooms they are renting out, and compare what other local hotels are offering for the £100 plus per night. It’s also worth consideration for business users that the hotel only has Wi-fi in the main house and no phone signal if you are on vodafone. Collapse
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