My husband and I were given a gift voucher for afternoon tea at the Priest House Hotel. The leaflet promised fine china, a beautifully dressed table, leaf tea and home-made preserves. In reality the crockery was not china (but ok), the preserves were commercially produced in a jar, the tea was the bag variety and the table plastic, easy to wipe down. The sinks in the ladies' loo were grubby. The service was fine and I do think the sandwiches were freshly made. I wrote to the hotel manager and received a letter by return saying that he had drawn these comments to the attention of a senior manager and also the head chef. I replied asking if they would let me know what improvements would be made. So far so bad! No reply. Ask carefully what you will actually receive for such a gift voucher and if it will match what was promised!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Set in a tranquil and stunning location on the banks of the River Trent, The Priest House's history is a rich one that can be traced back almost 1,000 years. Built around a mill tower with its very own water wheels, this 42 bedroom hotel is perfectly placed for a romantic break, an exclusive conference venue or a picture perfect wedding. We've hand-picked a fine selection of food and drink to compliment the charm and romance of our English Countryside setting. Fine dine in our beautiful dining room or relax in our newly renovated and re-named Millstream Bar & Terrace where you can enjoy al fresco dining overlooking the River Trent in the Summer months. We invite you to come and relax and really feel at home with us. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Priest House Hotel Castle Donington
- Priest Hotel Castle Donington
- The Priest House By The River Castle Donington, Derbyshire