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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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New Year New You Spa Day

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 40 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 £49.50 per person

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1 Night Valentine's Spa Break for Two

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Overnight accommodation
  • Bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival
  • Dinner for two
  • 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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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
  • 20% OFF any additional treatments pre-booked
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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Prices from £99.00 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 (minimum spend applies)
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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Prices from £99.50 per person

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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

 

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Prices from £125.00 per package

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Spa Details

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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

Part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group


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

Customer Reviews


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Amazing

Vicky Davies , Bromsgrove

Attentive staff, clean and good room and bathroom, spa facilities very relaxing and peaceful, swimming pool and facilities good even though a couple of rooms were closed due to renovation. Beautiful grounds, nice breakfast. Service with a smile throughout our stay.

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Spa break

Jo Winterton , Shropshire

Booked spa break weekend for my husbands birthday. Easy to plan with SpaSeeker staff on the phone booked weekend spa break plus 2 treatments. Email sent directly from hotel and contacted staff in the spa to book planned treatments who were friendly and informative on the phone making the whole planning and me feeling relaxed.
On the weekend we arrived at the hotel which was spotlessly clean and staff very professional and friendly,we were directed straight to the spa to begin our day. The staff again in the spa were friendly and super efficient everything ran as clockwork.
We checked into the hotel a little earlier than expected as the room was ready and in fact had been upgraded which was an unexpected treat it was absolutely fantastic and the icing on the cake for our stay.
We will definitely hope to return for a similar break and would love to take my daughters.
Thanks to all the staff had a wonderfull stay and treatments.

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Fantastic stay

Neil Bell, Manchester

Lovely hotel facilities excellent from the spa treatment to the evening gala night on New Year Eve. Was made extra special as l was proposing to my girlfriend and the staff went out of their way to decorate the room for me with flowers and put photos up what l brought with me. To putting the champagne on ice too. Thank you for making it such a memorable night.

Best Regards
Neil

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Perfect birthday weekend

Tracy Morley, Staffordshire

We had the spa package with 2 treatments and over night stay with an evening meal and breakfast. The food was absolutely gorgeous and the service we received was fantastic for both evening meal and breakfast. The room was a lovely size and had a huge bed. All staff were lovely and the spa was brilliant too. We will definitely return.

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Fantastic

Michelle Misangyi, Ludlow

Food was amazing staff were lovely rooms beautiful only down side was that the bottle of Prosecco that was supposed to be in our room was not this was part of hubbys surprise but other than that was a fantastic experience thank you.

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Overall Rating

Based on 2192 reviews

What to Expect:
  • 4.5Location
  • 4.0Sleep Quality
  • 4.5Rooms
  • 3.5Service
  • 3.5Value
  • 4.5Cleanliness
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  • Very Good (687)
  • Average (366)
  • Poor (209)
  • Terrible (139)
5 of 5 stars

“Valentine’s Break”

February 15, 2019 - JulieDCheshire - Cheshire

Our fantastic night away at the Portal has prompted me to write a review whilst I’m still here. We arrived & drove through the beautiful golf course. Friendly, informative welcome from a lovely lady...... Read more

3 of 5 stars

“Not as good as previous visit”

February 13, 2019 - taffy007Wales - wales

We visited this hotel 10 years ago and left a 5 star review but unfortunately this visit wasn't quite as memorable. On arrival we were met by the friendliest receptionist you could meet and she...... Read more

5 of 5 stars

“Amazing..”

February 4, 2019 - Moaningmadge -

Went here with a voucher deal. Hard to find in the dark but got there eventually. Lots of parking. Short walk over a bridge to the grounds and reception area. Lovely, friendly greeting. Massive...... Read more