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Donnington Valley Spa

Old Oxford Road, Newbury, England
+44 1635 551199
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lovely room and accessto the garden from thee patio doors

loved the room great size and access to the garden for the dog was great. We arrived to find a dog... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Teresa V
Southampton, United Kingdom
Spa day

An average experience. Staff were pleasant but service was slow and a lot our time was taken up... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Amanda B
England, United Kingdom
via mobile
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Surrounded by glorious hills and stunning parkland, Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa is a natural blend of charm and elegance with uncompromising quality and countryside views. Home to 111 bedrooms, Donnington Valley is a privately owned 4-star country hotel in the heart of Berkshire with a state of the art spa and 18 hole golf course.
  • Excellent42%
  • Very good33%
  • Average17%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible3%
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Old Oxford Road, Newbury, England
+44 1635 551199
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

loved the room great size and access to the garden for the dog was great. We arrived to find a dog bed and towel in our room as well as bowls which was unexpected and really a nice gesture. Our companions on this weekend had...More

Thank Teresa V
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

An average experience. Staff were pleasant but service was slow and a lot our time was taken up waiting for staff. Unfortunately this was the noisiest, crowded spa experience. What used to be an exclusive day now provides families access the facilities and the busyness...More

Thank Amanda B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I had asked my Granddaughter 28 to join me for a special tea. On booking I got the impression we had the last table available. Great! I was looking forward to a buzz. When we arrived we were told to go to the Restaurant. This...More

Thank Patricia H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I don't like to write negative reviews but I feel this had to be pointed out to improve for future guests........... We arrived early for the check in and were dealt with very efficiently and promptly, we then went straight to the spa to make...More

Thank Kaz818
Reviewed 18 May 2017

This appears a modern hotel as you roll up in the car park, with a spar facility attached. Check-in was stilted and welcoming. My room was clean and tidy, the outside Ivy invading the window when i tried to open it. The evening meal was...More

Thank machinmad
Reviewed 15 May 2017

So exceeded expectations. Beautiful public rooms and well appointed bedrooms. Lovely pool and spa facilities. Enjoyed our massage in the most relaxing atmosphere. Everyone very welcoming. Fine dining and scrumptous food and excellent breakfast. Beautifully landscaped grounds and golf course. Our only dissapointment was that...More

Thank compassreaders
Reviewed 30 April 2017

stayed Saturday night for a birthday party.Check in was ok but room keycard didn't work so had to change it no problem with reception staff.Room was a good size with very large bed but the room was looking a bit tired and ready for redecoration...More

Thank carol k
Reviewed 14 March 2017 via mobile

Nice hotel. Good rooms. Great spa. Great restaurant. Front desk complete disaster. Slow checkout and completely useless to order a taxi. We waited 40 minutes and discovered that front desk clerk did not order taxi-no apologies just a smirk.

Thank Csaba73
Reviewed 6 March 2017

The restaurant is appalling - poor service, over priced and rude staff. Do not book or spend any money here. I went for a Spa Day with dinner afterwards in the restaurant and the whole day seemed to just be difficult from start to finish,...More

Thank annabelboreham
DVH-HM, General Manager at Donnington Valley Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 15 March 2017

Dear Annabelboreham, Many thanks for your recent review and I am disappointed that we did not meet your expectations on this occasion. I have looked into all the elements that you raised and we will be working on areas that we can improve on. Kind...More

Reviewed 14 February 2017

Great venue to meet friends & colleagues. Staff could be a little more attentive,but some try harder than others. Gold course is very popular so be shure to book it in advanceMore

Thank brianrU2397TO
DVH-HM, General Manager at Donnington Valley Spa, responded to this reviewResponded 13 March 2017

Thank you for your recent review, I am thrilled that you join Donnington Valley with friends and colleagues and enjoy using all our facilities including our 18 hole golf course. I look forward to welcoming you again in the future, Kind Regards Stephen Mileham General...More

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Thank you for the review :) I've booked the same offer via secret escape. I was just wondering when afternoon tea was served? And also what were the arrangements for dinner? Set menu and extra for drinks? Thank you, Kristina
26 July 2016|
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Response from Tracy C | Reviewed this property |
We had a set time to go and we did not have dinner as we all live locally
Hi, with the Groupon voucher including a 3 course meal, is this from the a la carte menu or the set menu? Also, when buying treatments, is access to the spa facilities complimentary? Thanks
24 May 2015|
Response from DVH-HM | Property representative |
Thank you for your enquiry, all of our dinner inclusive packages include a three course meal from our market menu. This is a weekly changing menu with a choice of starters, mains and desserts. The A La Carte menu runs... More