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Macdonald Craxton Wood HotelChester, Cheshire

Part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group


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Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Aroma steam room
  • Experience showers
  • Ice fountain
  • Aerobics studio
  • Cocktail Bar and Lounge
  • Woodland Spa Café
  • Wellness room
  • Herbal sauna
  • Foot spas
  • Two tranquil relaxation areas
  • Rasul mud therapy room
  • State-of-the-art gymnasium
  • Craxton Wood Grill
  • Woodland Zen garden
  • Unisex facilities
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Location

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

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.

SpaSeekers Customers Reviews (85)

We found 85 guest reviews for Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel, Chester

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Lovely spa

Becky Hathaway, Middlewich

Cannot fault the spa facilities here, the best around by far. Treatments are always lovely. Spa cafe needs extra staff, only ever one person who is rushed off there feet and the wait is a long time, even on preordered food for specific times.

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Spa day

Fleur Powleson, Parkgate

Lovely relaxing place. Treatments wonderful especially the body scrub. Well worth the money for the day for 2 people. Will go again.

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Wonderful time, can't wait to go back.

Julia Maunder, Stockport

5 of us visited for our friends 40th. The staff were amazing and couldn't do enough to help us. The spa was clean and beautiful, vey relaxing and I had the best massage I've ever had from my therapist. The food was really lovely and the rooms were clean and comfortable. It was expensive, 3 cups of tea cost us around £14 and a bottle of Prosecco was £30. However it was an amazing experience and we'll worth it. Highly recommended.

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Absolutely brilliant!

Gill Passmore, Liverpool

It is the beginning of the year all festivities over, so a short spa break was the answer, it was wonderful, the spa has recently undergone major refurbishment and is absolutely glorious, ambience, surroundings and staff is excellent and the treatments were totalling relaxing and the feel good factor afterwards was great. I cannot recommend this venue highly enough.

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Amazing spa and staff

Denise Gregson , Leigh

We were made to feel very welcome from our arrival at the hotel to meeting the very helpful therapists at the spa, nothing was too much trouble. Our rooms were very nice and spacious with comfy beds.
The spa manager was fantastic in accommodating all 6 of us and was as excited as we were, we had booked for my daughter's mini hen and we are very happy with our choice.
Would definitely book again.

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You’ll be delighted to know that peace and serenity are always on the menu when you spend quality time at the gorgeous Craxton Wood Hotel. This delightful retreat in rural Cheshire provides the perfect location for a day, a weekend or a week of blissful enjoyment.

A range of supremely comfortable rooms and suites - many of them featuring views of the jaw-dropping gardens - is available to guests, so get ready for a stunning experience in the lap of luxury. Business and leisure visitors will be impressed by the relaxing atmosphere that’s found in every area of this wonderful hotel.

Summer Glow Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 minutes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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Gin Infused Spa Day for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • Gin fizz cocktail
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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The Luxurious Spa Day

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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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
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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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

 

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The 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
  • 10% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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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

 

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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
  • Evening meal
  • 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

 

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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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The Indulgent Spa Day

Days available:

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

 

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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

 

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The Signature Spa Day

Days available:

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

 

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1 Night Indulgent Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 55 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

 

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The Ultimate Spa Day

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 1 hour 20 minutes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £10 voucher to spend in our spa store
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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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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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

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TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

Overall Rating

Based on 2026 reviews

What to Expect:
  • 4.5Location
  • 4.5Sleep Quality
  • 4.0Rooms
  • 4.0Service
  • 4.0Value
  • 4.5Cleanliness
Traveller Rating:
  • Excellent (886)
  • Very Good (633)
  • Average (303)
  • Poor (121)
  • Terrible (83)
2 of 5 stars

“Sadly missed the mark ”

July 15, 2018 - Gemma T - North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Upon arriving at the hotel on 11 July Adam, the receptionist was very welcoming and helpful our stay was looking very promising The room was clean and comfortable Sadly that’s where it ends We...... Read more

2 of 5 stars

“Spa day with over night stay”

July 14, 2018 - kitty23catherine - Wirral, United Kingdom

This hotel COULD be a beautiful tranquil oasis. Unfortunately the facility is under staffed and needs money spent on it to bring it up to in my opinion a 3 star . However the few staff we encounted...... Read more

4 of 5 stars

“Nice little peaceful place”

July 14, 2018 - Anesh D -

Lovely place with nice quiet surroundings. Pool sauna steam room are all great and a nice spa area. Reason for 4 stars and not 5 is because the steam room wasn't cleaned in the two days we were there...... Read more

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