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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Chester, Cheshire

When your mind, body and spirit are in need of a lift, the fabulous Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel becomes something of a must-visit. Set amid 27 acres of achingly beautiful Cheshire countryside, this idyllic retreat has everything you need for a day or stay that you’ll never forget. Here you can stop and smell the flowers as the rest of the world hurtles by.

Take a little time to explore the fascinating Roman heritage in nearby Chester, and be sure to visit the world-famous Chester Zoo while you’re in the area. The exciting city of Liverpool is within easy reach, offering you a fabulous range of shops, galleries, museums and landmarks. If you’re a music fan, you’re sure to love The Beatles Story.

Overnight journeys of bliss are always highly pleasurable at Craxton Wood, a sumptuous hotel offering more than 70 comfy bedrooms. There’s an excellent spa here with 11 gorgeous treatment rooms, not to mention a top of the range gym. And the sublime restaurant will be ready and waiting to impress you as soon as you feel peckish.

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Exclusive Spa Day for Two

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 50 minutes
  • Delicious cream tea
  • Complimentary glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 retail voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £109.00 per package

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New Year New You Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 retail voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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Prices from £79.00 per person

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The Indulgent Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Cream tea
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (Minimum spend £50)
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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Prices from £79.00 per person

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1 Night Valentine's Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Complimentary Elemis gift per room while stocks last
  • Bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival
  • Dinner
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend £50)
  • Please note: No cancellations permitted - non transferable and non refundable
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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Prices from £79.50 per person

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Twilight Spa Evening

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Sparkling glass of Prosecco
  • Four hours use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrive at 4pm

 

Prices from £39.00 per person

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The Midweek Essential Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £45.00 per person

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1 Night Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £64.50 per person

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1 Night The Essential Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Evening meal
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £84.50 per person

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1 Night Sunday Spa Retreat for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Complimentary bottle of Prosecco in your room upon arrival
  • Dinner
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Treatments to be taken on Monday
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £84.50 per person

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Rasul Spa Day for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • Cream tea
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £98.00 per package

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The Luxurious Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 1 hour 25 minutes
  • Traditional afternoon tea or two course spa lunch
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (Minimum spend £50)
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

Prices from £109.00 per person

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1 Night Indulgent Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 50 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Evening meal
  • Award-winning breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £109.50 per person

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2 Night Ultimate Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • 2 Night accommodation
  • Afternoon tea
  • A bottle of Prosecco
  • Evening meal on the first night
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £164.50 per person

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3 Night Spa-Cation Break

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 3 Night accommodation
  • A bottle of Prosecco
  • Evening meal for two on your day of arrival
  • Afternoon tea on your second day
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend applies)
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

Prices from £244.50 per person

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The Spa

If you’re looking to be pampered like never before, the magnificent Vital Health & Wellbeing Club will delight you from the moment you first arrive. A recent £1.4 million investment has transformed this facility into one of the finest in the area, offering a haven of complete and utter indulgence.

With a comprehensive menu of soothing and revitalising treatments as well as an extensive set of amenities, a visit to this sensational oasis of calm is a must. If you’re on the lookout for a spa paradise that will help you escape an increasingly hectic lifestyle, you can bask in the knowledge that you've finally found it.

The Workout

A workout at the magnificent Craxton Wood Hotel brings you all the usual rewards and a whole lot more. The state of the art Technogym equipment and a welcoming, laid-back atmosphere combine to create the perfect environment for everything from a gentle jog to a full-on session that works every part of your body.

After your exertions, you can unwind in the relaxing haven that is the Vital spa café. Or, if you’re seeking the ultimate warm-down, try the steam room or sauna and unwind in style. A swim in the indoor pool is made all the more special by the rural beauty that can be seen through the full-length windows.

The Food

A delicious place to sample the finer things in life, the Craxton Wood Grill brings you a wonderful collection of classic British dishes with an innovative twist that will tempt your taste buds from the start. A stunning location for both eating and drinking, the hotel deserves to be on every foodie’s must-visit list.

The secret to the wonderful meals is the insistence on locally-sourced ingredients of the finest quality. Whether you’re an overnight guest of the hotel or you’re simply visiting for a day of indulgence, you surely owe it to yourself to include a trip to the Grill on your schedule.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Herbal sauna
  • Aroma steam room
  • Ice fountain
  • Rasul mud therapy room
  • Aerobics studio
  • Unisex facilities
  • Wellness room
  • Thermal Suite
  • State-of-the-art gymnasium
  • Experience showers
  • Foot spas
  • Two tranquil relaxation areas
  • Woodland Zen garden
  • Woodland Spa Café
  • Cocktail Bar and Lounge
  • Craxton Wood Grill
Spa Overview
Towel robes provided Yes
Length of pool 18m
No. of treatment rooms 11
Dual treatment rooms Yes
Max no. in group 32
Lockers available Yes
Product house Elemis, Jessica and Fake Bake
WIFI Yes
Minimum age 16
Dress for lunch No
Hotel Overview
Local attractions Chester Zoo, University of Chester, Chester Cathedral and Liverpool Anglican Cathedral
No. of bedrooms 72
Check in time 15:00
Use facilities before check in time Yes
Dress code Smart/casual
Disabled access Yes
Car parking Complimentary

Part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group


Craxton Wood Hotel Spa
Parkgate Road
Ledsham
Chester
Cheshire , CH66 9PB

Customer Reviews


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Highly recommend

Katie , Dukinfield

My partner and I visited for a night away and a little pampering. Neither of us have never felt so relaxed whilst we were there. All the staff were very professional and friendly. Our treatments were outstanding. I opted for a facial and my skin looks and feels so radiant and healthy.
Our room was clean and had everything we needed.

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Spa Day

Bev Davis, Flint Mountain

Really enjoyed our spa day. Couple of issues with lockers but girls sorted this. Treatments were lovely. We will definitely return.

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Enjoyable Overnight Spa Break

Gary Gray, Manchester

We arrived late due to traffic and advised the hotel in advance so they rebooked one of the treatments as we did not want to lose out. At all times the staff were friendly and pleasant 10 out of 10 for service.The treatments at the spa were excellent. We had the free Rasul mud treatment and a deep tissue massage, again 10 out of 10. The evening meal was absolutely delicious and again the service was excellent.
We mentioned it was my wife's birthday and the reason for our stay, 1/2 and hour later they brought us 2 complimentary glasses of Prosecco as a thank you. 10 out of 10 again. Now to the only thing that wasn't perfect: the room whilst comfortable was a bit tired. The taps in the bathroom sink did not turn off fully and when the shower was used the water came under the shower screen and spread all over the bathroom floor. In general the maintenance of the hotel needed a bit of elbow grease. With this in mind I would give our stay a 9 out of 10 and we will definitely be returning.

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Fab stay

Diane Bloomfield, Chester

Excellent spa day lovely relaxing area's, staff pleasant, helpful and all my treatments were first class.

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21st weekend

Sharon Haslam, Bolton

Brilliant place for a spa. Staff friendly and helpful. Very relaxing good facilities.

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Based on 2381 reviews

What to Expect:
  • 4.5Location
  • 4.5Sleep Quality
  • 4.0Rooms
  • 4.0Service
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Cleanliness
Traveller Rating:
  • Excellent (1032)
  • Very Good (687)
  • Average (365)
  • Poor (167)
  • Terrible (130)
5 of 5 stars

“Two night break.”

January 21, 2020 - V60GRM - Kingston-upon-Hull, United Kingdom

Recently stayed for a two night break. Great location for visiting Chester and Liverpool. Nice size room, clean with good views. Good size pool. Staff very pleasant and helpful. A big thank you to...... Read more

5 of 5 stars

“Amazing hotel!!!!”

January 20, 2020 - 19keeleyr - Atherton, United Kingdom

My husband and I visited this hotel & spa on Saturday. We were greeted by pleasant and welcoming staff, check in was quick. Our room 109 was clean and very spacious with lovely Elemis toiletries in...... Read more

2 of 5 stars

“No longer a 4* hotel”

January 19, 2020 - Charlotte M - Liverpool, United Kingdom

It is with great sadness that I write this review, having stayed at the Macdonald a few times over the years. Upon arrival the reception team were lovely. Very warm and welcoming, as were staff...... Read more