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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa Chester, Cheshire

Cheshire is undoubtedly one of the UK’s most beautiful counties, and the glorious Macdonald Portal Hotel is a jewel in its crown. A luxurious retreat set amid some beautiful countryside, this is a go-to destination for anyone seeking high end opulence. As soon as you arrive here, you will start on the gentle, pleasant path to complete and utter bliss.

There’s plenty to see and do in the local area, but checking out the Roman heritage of Chester surely has to be close to the top of the agenda. Family days out at the excellent Chester Zoo are always enjoyable, while the spectacular Chester Cathedral is also worthy of a visit. And of course, you can shop till you drop in the city centre, where you’ll also find museums and art galleries.

Overnight stays at the superb Portal Hotel will soothe the soul. There are 85 sumptuous bedrooms here, as well as a spa offering eight wonderfully tranquil treatment rooms. You’ll also find three excellent golf courses and two eateries that combine elegant surroundings and mouth-watering food.

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Exclusive Spa Day for Two

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  • 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 £135.00 per package

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Winter Warmer Spa Day

Days available:

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

 

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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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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 (minimum spend applies)
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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Prices from £104.50 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

 

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The Spa

Gorgeous treatment rooms and highly skilled exerts are ready and waiting to transport you to paradise at the Macdonald Portal Hotel. As soon as you arrive at this exquisite facility, you just know you will be in for an unforgettable experience.

You will be totally tempted by the extensive range of treatments and therapies that are to be found on the menu. And of course, once you are ready to unwind even further, you will be able savour some quality time in the 18-metre swimming pool.

The Workout

From the occasional dabbler to the committed athlete, everyone will enjoy their time at this retreat’s highly impressive gym. A great range of state of the art equipment is on hand to give you the perfect workout to match your needs.

In addition to the large picture windows, the top quality Technogym equipment and the welcoming atmosphere, you’ll love the sauna, steam room and the experience showers. Time spent here is always a pleasure.

The Food

One visit to the sumptuous Ranulf Restaurant will convince you that stylish dining should always be like this. A wonderful menu features classic dishes using the freshest of ingredients and served with an innovative twist or two.

As well as the finest bounty from land and sea, you will also be tempted by an extensive wine list that complements the meal perfectly. And for pre- or post-dinner drinks, make a date with the elegant Lounge Bar.

Facilities

  • Swimming pool
  • Steam room
  • Relaxation room
  • Rock sauna
  • Ice room
  • Ranulf Restaurant
  • Conference and meeting facilities
  • Unisex facilities
  • Aroma steam room
  • Spa lounge
  • Thermal suite
  • Infra red sauna
  • State-of-the-art-Technogym
  • Lounge Bar
  • Three golf courses
Spa Overview
Towel robes provided Yes
Length of pool 18m
No. of treatment rooms 8
Dual treatment rooms Yes
Max no. in group 24
Lockers available Yes
Product house Elemis, Jessica, St Tropez and Bare Escentuals
Dress for lunch No
Minimum age 16
Hotel Overview
Local attractions Chester Cathedral, Chester Zoo, University of Chester & Tatton Park
No. of bedrooms 85
Check in time 14:00
Use facilities before check in time Yes
Dress code Smart/casual
Disabled access Yes
Car parking Complimentary
Pets welcome Yes, chargeable

Part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group


Macdonald Portal Hotel & Spa
Cobblers Cross Lane
Chester
Cheshire , CW6 0DJ

Customer Reviews


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Would definitely recommend

Theophelia Anum, Liverpool

I booked the overnight spa break with my mum to celebrate my birthday and I must say the experience was fantastic!!!!

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Amazing Experience

Saima Amreen , Oldham

I would just like to say the Macdonald Portal Hotel staff were really welcoming and very cheerful on each day we saw them and very helpful. The service at the bar and restaurant was excellent. The food and dinner were amazing and on point. The room service was excellent as well. Overall me and my husband enjoyed our first anniversary at the hotel. We felt really relaxed and stress free.
Thank you for having us.

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Overnight spa and golf

Nicola Reddington, Solihull

Fantastic. Lovely hotel and golf course. Excellent value for money too. The staff were lovely and the rooms huge! Two king size beds which were incredibly comfortable. Will be going again.

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Fabulous

Liz, Preston

The spa and the hotel was amazing. Great value for money. Lovely location and the staff were very helpful and friendly.

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Biotec facial

Shelley Barnes, Sandbach

Very professional, very well organised.
Loved the facial and felt so relaxed and refreshed.

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Overall Rating

Based on 2300 reviews

What to Expect:
  • 4.5Location
  • 4.0Sleep Quality
  • 4.5Rooms
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.5Cleanliness
Traveller Rating:
  • Excellent (812)
  • Very Good (715)
  • Average (394)
  • Poor (224)
  • Terrible (155)
3 of 5 stars

“Golf”

November 10, 2019 - Tony B -

Good course to play in winter, some interesting and challenging holes. Friendly and efficient staff. They desperately need course marshals to keep groups moving on the golf course- 4 hours to play 9...... Read more

4 of 5 stars

“3 Nights Stay”

November 8, 2019 - cpenny1985 - Rosyth, United Kingdom

Stayed here with my Girlfriend and her Parents for a few nights and we all enjoyed our stay. This is the 2nd time my in-laws have stayed here and had recommended it to us. Location wise the hotel...... Read more

4 of 5 stars

“Great location”

November 3, 2019 - johnwhite18 - United Kingdom

Great location and hotel the golf course on both sites is a credit to the green keepers after all the rain Cheshire has seen over the last six weeks so someone saying it’s like a farms field wrong...... Read more