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“Spa Break” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa

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Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
Ranked #4 of 16 Hotels in Newbury
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13 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Spa Break”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2013

We booked a spare of the moment spa break at the hotel including over night stay, champagne cream tea, dinner and breakfast. This was through the hotels website and the cost was very reasonable. We absolutely loved the hotel, spa facilities were excellent and there was a lovely relaxed atmosphere in the hotel. The staff were attentive and polite. We left feeling very relaxed and ready for the week ahead. Can't wait to come back and we will be recommending to friends and family.

  • Stayed June 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Beaniebag1
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DVH-HM, Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 18 July 2013
Dear Beaniebag1
A personal recommendation is always the best form of advertising so thank you so much for recommending us to friends and family and I am pleased to hear that you plan to return to us also. Please do contact me directly for your next visit and I will be delighted to assist.
Kind regards,
Sally Russell
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
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London, England, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

We stayed at donnington valley for 1 night yesterday as two couples and had a fantastic time. Food, rooms, golf, spa and service was all brilliant! Highly recommend to anyone wanting a relaxing reasonably priced weekend away :) we will be back again very soon but next time we want a view from the room of the golf course rather than car park :)

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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank MarkParham
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DVH-HM, Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Dear MarkParham,
Thank you for your lovely review following your stay with us and I am delighted you had such a good stay and enjoyed your celebrations. Next time you book, let us know which room you like and we will do our very best to accommodate!
Kind regards,
Sally Russell
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Wokingham
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4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 June 2013

Me and a friend stayed on the Love Donnington package and the whole experience could not be faulted!

The check in was swift and personal, the room was immaculate with an amazing view of the golf course, the pool area was spotless with attentive staff and we were welcomed to join an aqua aerobics class of which the instructor was excellent.

The bar staff were very helpful and Emma made the best cocktails! The champagne cream tea and evening dinner could not have been better and there was a good selection of breakfast items.

Every staff member we walked past throughout the hotel greeted us warmly.

My only criticism would be that the treatment area was not open long enough to enjoy a late or early treatment or relax in the relaxation room as it closed early in hotel spa standards and still wasn't anyone in there when we checked out at 10am on the Saturday. We also enquired about times when we were there and the lady on the treatment desk was less then welcoming which let it down a bit.

Overall our stay was amazing and I can not wait to go back!!

Room Tip: Opt for a room facing the golf course!
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  • Stayed June 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Zojgo
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DVH-HM, Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Dear Zajgo,
Emma was absolutly thrilled to read your review, she is new to cocktails so I am happy to see that she is doing so well. An amazing review following an amazing break is wonderful to receive so thank you very much and I hope you will be back again soon to try some more cocktails.
Best wishes,
Sally Russell
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Stratford upon Avon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 June 2013

We stayed one night on Dinner bed and breakfast basis. Food was exceptional. Great presentation and service at dinner. Breakfast was good too. Free use of the spa facilities on BOTH days of our stay was great. Very clean and totally relaxing. My wife and a friend stayed here earlier this year as has my son and his partner. We will definitely book a short winter break and try some of the spa treatments.

  • Stayed June 2013, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 1neilmckenzie
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DVH-HM, Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Dear 1neilmckenzie.
Chilled out is exactly how we like our guests to leave us so I am glad to hear that you did! Thanks for taking the time to review us anddo let us know when you are looking to return and we can let you know what offers are available.
We look forward to welcoming you back soon.
Kind regards,
Sally Russell
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London, United Kingdom
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67 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

Having stayed here previously, we were on the lookout for another deal - this materialised through Secret Escapes £200 for a twin exec room with DBB and a 30min treatment. Fantastic value !! The spa facility is immaculate, well looked after and nice girls. The pool is busy at peak times but good loungers and a nice selection from the bar menu which can be served at pool side. Dinner is good but there are several limitations applied to those on a DBB rate. Breakfast is average. Having stayed here twice now, would only recommend Executive Rooms and not the Standard Rooms - it's worth extra believe me !

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank REVIEW1992
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DVH-HM, Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 16 July 2013
Dear REVIEW1992,
Thank you for review and super to hear that you enjoyed your Secret Escapes break with us, keep an eye on our website for other good offers and hopefully we will see you again soon!
Best wishes,
Sally Russell
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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78 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2013

Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa just outside Newbury Berkshire was the chosen setting on May 18th 2013 by my goddaughter for her wedding. The ceremony the photographs the wedding breakfast and evening celebration all took place on site. The weather was kind and the whole day was perfect...................... in fact the whole weekend was perfect.
The two night wedding guest package included a complimentary 2 course dinner on the wedding eve and breakfast on both mornings. All the meals throughout the weekend were of high standard.
All the staff encountered during our stay from reception to restaurant and bar were very pleasant and attentive throughout.
I can confidently recommend a stay Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa.

Room Tip: The ground floor rooms at the back of the hotel offer french window access direct to a patio
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  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with friends
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank TheDoctor1941
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DVH-HM, Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 11 June 2013
Dear The Doctor1941,
It was a real pleasure for us all to have been able to host this happy event and I do hope the happy couple enjoyed their honeymoon; back to earth now I guess!
I am so pleased you enjoyed your time with us and maybe we will get to see you again when you are next visiting this way.
Best wishes,
Sally Russell
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London, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2013

I stayed with some friends for a weekend at the Donning Valley.This hotel was amazing, all the staff were very friendly and helpful.We enjoyed the spa, pool ,restaurant and most of all the buffet breakfast.We would highly recommend this hotel.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank vaikoox A
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DVH-HM, Manager at Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa, responded to this review, 4 June 2013
Dear vaikoox A,
'Amazing' is exactly the kind of review I like to see! I am so pleased that you and your friends had a good time with us and that my team looked after you all. I do hope we get the opportunity to welcome you back again soon.
Kind regards,
Sally Russell
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Additional Information about Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa

Property: Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa
Address: Oxford Road | Donnington, Newbury RG14 3AG, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Berkshire > Newbury
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Free Parking Restaurant Room Service Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#1 Family Hotel in Newbury
#1 Romantic Hotel in Newbury
#2 Luxury Hotel in Newbury
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): £
Hotel Class:4 star — Donnington Valley Hotel and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 110
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
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. ... more   less 
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