Left this hotel after a surprise birthday trip for my husband feeling rather disappointed to be honest. Overall the hotel seemed rather run down and customer care wasn’t a priority. After arriving we for a drink in the bar and it took them over 30 mintutes to finall get my drink after we had finished our lunch and my husband had also finished his drink, they then realised they didn’t have the ingredients to make the cocktail I had ordered so was brought out something different. We then went to the spa but was never told by anyone we would need our robes and slippers from our room so had to go back and get them. Once signed in we went into the changing rooms where we then realised we were never given a locker key, so went back out and asked and was given attitude by the receptionist that we needed a locker key and we should have known this apparently. The pool was over crowded and didn’t get a sun lounger as people had left their towels on them. Children were also allowed to use the pool so didn’t make this very relaxing. Facilities were average. Booked in for a Discovery facial for both of us, being a salon owner myself I know what to expect had had many spa treatemnts before. The facial was very rushed and not much care taken at all. Certainly not worth the money. Had a three course dinner in the restaurant that evening, was very nice but not a huge variety to choose from. Bedroom was fine and bed was comfortable but was worked up at 8am with a leaf blower outside our room. Breakfast was a buffet, was nice and plenty to choose from. Overall I wouldn’t recommend or stay at this hotel again.
Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa
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Donnington Valley Golf Club
The 9th and 18th greens are overlooked by the magnificent Snelsmore House, a Grade II listed Victorian House that doubles as the club house. The 6,353 yard layout follows the natural undulations of the landscape, featuring many intriguing and unusual holes guarded by towering trees and treacherous water hazards.
The front nine is the place to make a score because the most demanding holes are saved for last; the final four holes are heavily influenced by water, and are truly where tournaments and rounds are won or lost.
The proximity of the tremendous clubhouse at the end of each loop makes for a superb amphitheatre to welcome your comrades home during your golf break, corporate or society outing at Donnington Valley.
The highlight of the golf course is the monstrous 15th; nicknamed the ‘Big Dipper', it is well in excess of 600 yards, and requires 3 exceedingly good shots.
Accommodation at Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa
As a result of a £14 million investment scheme that has recently been completed, the Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is one of the premier destinations for golf and leisure breaks within easy reach of the city of London.
The 111 outstanding bedrooms are fitted with the best contemporary furnishings, including lap-top sized safes, fridges, satellite television, Egyptian cotton bed linen and Italian marble bathrooms.
For even more luxury, the hotel's executive rooms are more spacious still, and feature luxury bonuses such as a comfortable seating area and plasma screen TVs, while the range of suites caters for any special occasion.
For business travellers and corporate outings, Donnington Valley has 12 purpose-built conference rooms, equipped to welcome up to 150 delegates. With unrivalled spa and leisure facilities, the superb hotel is perfectly equipped to cater for all requirements, and is ideal for golfers looking to be pampered after a day on the links.
The recently completed Health Club and Spa is an outstanding facility, equipped for the ultimate in health and beauty therapy. The complex includes an 18-metre lap pool, state-of-the-art gym, steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room and a monsoon shower, while the extensive relaxation area includes a sun terrace. The Spa is supported by first class product lines by Clarins, ESPA, Spa Find and Jessica Nails, while speciality treatments include holistic hot stone massage, and the cutting edge Aquasun Mineral treatment.
Donnington Valley shares an owner with the nearby Vineyard at Stockcross, whose restaurant has earned 2 Michelin stars. It should therefore come as no surprise that the food in the Winepress dining room is first-class, while the extensive wine list is remarkably good.
This is a great choice for groups with non-golfers, as the spa and leisure complex is one of the best around.
Nearby Newbury rail station is within an hour of London Paddington terminal.
- Golf Buggies
- Practice Area
- Indoor Swimming Pool
- Steam Room
- Beauty Salon
- Conference Facilities
- Award Winning Restaurant
- Private Dining
- Family Rooms
- Family Suites
Hotel was the best we have stayed at. It had everything you need and was spotless. Food was realy good with good choices. Staff very friendly. We had one issue which after seeing the manager next morning was rectified. Golf course brilliant and we will be back again next year.
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A realy nice course . A bit narrow for higher handicappers with lots of trees. But could usally find your ball. Greens big and in perfect condition. Loved it and will be back
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Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa Frequently Asked Questions
Q - What time is check-in and check-out times?
A - Check-in from 3pm | Check-out from 11am
Q - What time is breakfast?
A - 6-10am Sunday to Friday, 7:30-11 on Saturdays
Q - What is the dress code for dinner?
A - Casual
Q - What restaurant do I need to book for dinner?
A - The Winepress
Q - Is there a range on site?
A - No
Q - Are there buggies available to hire?
A - Yes
Q - Are there any weekend golfing restrictions?
A - 7-10:20am is members only
Q - How many bars are there?
A - There is 1 bar on site
Q - Is there BT or Sky Sports in the communal area?
A - Sky Sports
Q - Is there a charge for car parking on site?
A - There is complimentary car parking