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Newbury, Berkshire

Donnington Valley Hotel - Christmas

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3 to 4 nights


Prices From £625


“Lovely hotel. Excellent facilities and extremely friendly & helpful staff. Would recommend this hotel to anybody.”




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This Christmas break gets better every year, with more people choosing to enjoy Christmas the Friendship way – so please book early. 

Exclusive venues, good food, fine wine and festive frolics are the order of the day – but nothing is forced, and our luxurious hotel has plenty of space and facilities to ensure that you can step back and chill out when you wish.

Our programme -

Christmas Eve 

Guests can arrive at the hotel from 2pm onwards so if you would like to play golf or enjoy a spa treatment pre book these in advance. Sandwiches, Tea and coffee will be served from 3.00 to 4.30 pm - included in the price of course! Afterwards relax in the hotel bar and meet other guests or take a stroll in the surrounding area. Interested in Golf?? - We have a mini tournament this afternoon, so let us know when you book.

Before our evening meal you can enjoy an included welcome drink (bucks fizz or mulled wine). Dinner will have a seasonal warmth to it and all courses will be served to you at the table with a half bottle of wine included. Entertainment this evening is a visiting 20 piece choir, followed by a disco afterwards.

There will be an optional visit to the local Church for midnight service.

Christmas Day 

Happy Christmas! On Christmas Day enjoy a leisurely breakfast and then take a stroll to Donnington Castle on an escorted walk with your hosts or simply relax in the hotel.

A traditional Christmas lunch with all the trimmings' is accompanied by a 1/2 bottle  per person of appropriate wines and followed by a Quiz in the hotel bar. 

In the evening we will serve a buffet supper with tea and coffee.

A games room with Wii and board games is set up in the Calverley Suite. 

Boxing Day

After a leisurely breakfast visit one of the sights nearby. A walk in the local countryside, Ten Pin Bowling (payable locally) or a great book by the fire! A light buffet lunch will be served. In the evening we have our formal Black Tie dinner dance with luxury 4 course meal, 1/2 bottle of wine, followed by a disco until 1am.

During the break there will be opportunities to play golf, use the gym and spa, visit the shops in Newbury, try your hand at the local ten pin bowling alley or simply take a stroll to the local village pub (all payable locally).

Donnington Valley will be proud to offer their guests unique facilities at their Health Club and Spa. Boasting an 18m lap pool, a large Jacuzzi, a sauna, steam and aromatherapy room, a state-of-the-art gymnasium, a dance studio and six treatment suites, the Health Club Spa will help to make Donnington Valley 'The New Destination' in the Thames Valley. The facilities will all be open over the festive period. Guests are recommended to book Spa treatments in advance.

Wednesday 27th December 

Guests staying for 3 nights depart after Breakfast on Wednesday 27 December. If you wish to stay 4 nights you will depart on Thursday 28 December. The extra night will be on dinner, bed and breakfast basis.

After a leisurely breakfast take a trip with your hosts by train to Reading where you will find a wealth of shops, restaurants and activities to pass the afternoon. In the evening join, everyone in the bar before dinner (wine not included). After breakfast on Wednesday 28th December you can depart at your leisure.

 Food and drink is, naturally enough, top priority at the Donnington Valley and we know that Friendship guests will enjoy the traditional fare that is on the menu – all included in our arrangements of course!

The hotel has a superb Spa offering an 18 metre lap pool, steam room, sauna, aromatherapy room and monsoon shower, poolside lounge and relaxation area and a large air-conditioned gym with state-of-the-art equipment. All the Spa facilities will be available at some point during our break, at set times. ESPA, Clarins, Spa Find and Jessica Nails are the hotel’s favourite – and famous supplier brands.

The 18-hole golf course is laid out around the Clubhouse, Snelsmore House, and provides a challenging 6,353 yard, par 71 course of rolling parkland. Bring your clubs for the Friendship challenge – a 9-hole tournament organised by the Pro on Christmas Eve – or to play a round on Boxing Day (extra charges payable locally).

The Hotel

  • 110 rooms each with a marble bathroom
  • Free Wifi
  • Bar
  • Restaurants

Donnington Valley Hotel, Spa and Golf Club is a privately owned, four-star hotel near Newbury in leafy Berkshire. Although it’s easily reached from the M4, it’s a haven of luxurious facilities in a country setting. For those who will not be travelling by road, the hotel is 1 hour from Heathrow and only 5 minutes from Newbury train station.

Donnington Valley Hotel & Spa

Old Oxford Road, Newbury, West Berkshire, RG14 3AG

All of the air-conditioned bedrooms have been elegantly designed to include Egyptian cotton duvets, marble bathrooms, Wi-Fi, Laptop-sized safes and complimentary bottled water.

Room upgrade availble at an extra cost -

Executive room £30 per night

Suite £50 per night

Donnington Valley Hotel - Christmas


  • Double or twin room for sole occupancy
  • Air conditioning
  • Flat screen TV
  • Hairdryer
  • WiFi
  • Laptop sized safe

Please find the departure dates and prices for this hotel. 

Departing on Day 4 nights 3 nights 1 night Extra night B&B
24 Dec 17 Sun 785 625 - 115
26 Dec 17 Tue - - 195 115


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  • Double/twin room for sole use
  • All meals as described from sandwiches on Christmas Eve to Breakfast on 27 December
  • Wine at meals as stated
  • Musical entertainment as described
  • Excursion or activity on Boxing Day
  • Friendship Host at your disposal throughout

Room upgrades are available –

  • Executive rooms £30 per night
  • Suites £50 per night

Prices From £625


“Lovely hotel. Excellent facilities and extremely friendly & helpful staff. Would recommend this hotel to anybody.”



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