I tried this establishment for the first time in June and not sure if it really met my requirements.
The hotel is essentially on the golf course and a fair drive from the town centre.
I had great difficulty finding on the satnav as the postcode was taking me to another road.
I arrived at the main entrance reception and allocated a lakeside room - which infact was a lodge room overlooking the course. Main advantage is that you could park nearby, but had to walk upto main hotel for the restuarant and bar - so if raining - not ideal!
I was disappointed with the finish of the room and the ensuite was one catering for disabled access with walk in shower and high adjusted toilet and basins - so for someone who enjoys a bath after a journey, this was disappointing. Room felt cold and the door to the room went straight outside with no vestibule.
The public areas of the hotel were failry average but not to the Macdonald standard as they operate the hotel on behalf of the oweners.
I was told I couldn't get a bar or restaurant meal until after 9pm as they had a function on and the chefs were tied up with this - in fact it was the most noisy and boisterous end of school prom night. The young people had fairly trashed the place, including a right mess in the gents toilet.
The breakfast was fairly decent quality and the staff were very polite and friendly, but the stay overall was a let down.
Decidely average bordering on just under par
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 18Th Century manor House set in 500 acres of Berkshire's finest countryside. Offering rooms in the Manor House, Sunmer House and lodges. 18 Hole championship golf course, Clay shooting and Fly fishing by appointment. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Donnington Grove And Country Club Hotel Newbury
- Donnington Grove Hotel And Country Club Newbury, Berkshire