Review: Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

Donnington Valley Hotel Spa Day
Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

In search of a dreamy babymoon getaway? Donnington Valley Hotel offers the perfect romantic retreat for parents-to-be

Situated in the heart of the Berkshire countryside, just outside Newbury, you’ll find Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa – a beautiful, privately-owned estate that’s surrounded by stunning landscaped grounds.

Built in the early 1990s, the building is decorated with ivy and sits adjacent to an expansive 18-hole golf course, so even though it’s only a 10-minute drive to the cute market town of Newbury, you’ll truly feel as though you have escaped when you stay here.

Marble bathrooms and Egyptian cotton sheets feature in each of the simple yet elegantly furnished bedrooms, with bath robes and complimentary slippers provided, too. You’ll also find a separate shower and mini-fridge in your luxury abode, as well as a gorgeous lounge area and flat-screen TV.

In the spa, you’ll find a Jacuzzi, decent-sized pool, and several steam rooms, as well as an aromatherapy room where you can rest while inhaling pleasant herbal essences.

Donnington Valley Hotel Spa
Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

A delectable menu of classic sharing platters and carve-your-own Sunday roasts can be enjoyed inside the award-winning restaurant, which is overseen by the head chef, Darren Booker-Wilson.

The lively, laid-back atmosphere also adds to the sociability of the dining experience here, and you’re sure to be impressed by the lengthy list of fine wines and fabulous cocktails.

This sophisticated retreat is the perfect spot for a little R&R, and the ideal location for a weekend babymoon, particularly if you want to go exploring in the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire or on the south coast.

This a great place for a little R&R and the perfect location for a weekend break if you want to do some exploring with the Cotswolds, Oxfordshire and the South cost on its doorstep.

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A two-night Berkshire break include a three-course dinner, classic room, breakfast and use of the hotel’s spa facilities. Prices start from £299 for two. Visit

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