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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & SpaChester, Cheshire

Part of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts Group


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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
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Location

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

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.

SpaSeekers Customers Reviews (60)

We found 60 guest reviews for Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa, Chester

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Relaxing day together

Calli Tabeart, Winsford

My partner and I have stressful jobs and it was a lovely treat for us both. Staff are friendly and helpful, the facilities are all to a high standard and the treatments were super. We were asked on arrival if we would like the duel treatment room, so got to enjoy our massages together. Treatments felt very relaxing and cream tea was delicious, although having it in the bar wearing robe and slippers felt a little odd. Overall a great way to unwind!

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Spa break

Gary and Louise Rebbitt, Manchester

Staff were amazing, Emma in the restaurant was so lovely and helpful as I took ill while at the retreat. Treatments and spa staff were wonderful and professional very attentive. The gym facilities and the pool area let the hotel down very dated and tired looking. Food was of the highest standard. The whole experience was a pleasure loved it. Grounds and views were stunning. All the staff were very kind and welcoming and professional.

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All round excellence

Gemma Convey, Staffordshire

Staff all very pleasant and helpful.
It is a fairly small spa, which we really liked, as it felt quiet and relaxing. Larger spas can get a loud and overcrowded in comparison.
Good value (£50 for 10am - 6pm Saturday) including a 30 min massage and cream tea.
All areas spotlessly clean.
Pool area warm and bright, looking out over a green garden area. Sun loungers, 2 saunas, 2 steam rooms and an ice room all available at pool side. (Experience shower was out of action on the day of our visit).
Worth noting: There is no Jacuzzi
The pool is available for use by children before 11am and after 3pm. We just retreated to the 2 relaxation rooms at these times!
My therapist was really lovely to chat to and gave a really good back and shoulder massage.
2 scones served with the cream tea were lovely, with plenty of cream and jam. Steak ciabattas, were very nice, but a bit overpriced at around £12 each I felt.
All in all, a great day.
I would definitely return again in the future.

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Hens Galore

Maxine Shaw, Staffordshire

The Spa was excellent. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the pamper, from the aqua aerobics, which provided plenty of laughs,to the sauna,spa and relaxation room. Which was fab.
The hotel itself, however, we were not so impressed with. The bar area, although staff were excellent, there was a long delay for food. There was a wedding that day, but there should be extra kitchen staff to deal with that. At the very least we should have been made aware that there was a 45 minute delay for food. That being said, we thoroughly enjoyed the day, and I left one very happy hen. Thanks.

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Fantastic day

Jess Dawson, Stoke on Trent

Booked the spa day for my mums birthday, it was a fantastic day, the staff were amazing and very knowledgeable on the products they use, we had the lime and salt rub treatment and sole delight foot treatment they were both brilliant. On arrival we upgraded our package the include afternoon tea for £20 it did not disappoint. The whole hotel is beautiful and so relaxing can't recommend this place enough!

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When you need to get away from it all, you’ll find an oasis of peace and quiet right here in rural Cheshire. The Macdonald Portal Hotel is the perfect destination for both delightful days and wonderful weekends.

As well as plenty of amenities and activities to offer both guests and visitors, there is also some dramatic surrounding countryside. Close to Chester and within easy reach of Manchester and Liverpool, this really is a must-visit.

Cream Tea Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 30 minutes
  • Cream tea
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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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
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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The Spa Day

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  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Arrival from 10am

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Wellbeing Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, 55 minutes
  • FREE Life Elixirs Clarity & Sleep Wellbeing Duo (worth £22)
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • £5 retail voucher in our spa store (minimum spend applies)
  • 20% 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
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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Celebratory Spa Day

Days available:

  • 1 treatment, up to 25 minutes
  • Afternoon tea
  • Sparkling glass of Prosecco
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • Minimum 8 guests
  • 1 in 10 guests goes FREE
  • Arrival from 10am

 

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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
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store (minimum spend £50)
  • 1 in 10 guests go FREE Sun - Thurs
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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The Indulgent Spa Day

Days available:

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

 

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1 Night Indulgent Spa Break for Two

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

 

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1 Night Escape and Play Spa Break

Days available:

  • Overnight accommodation
  • Bottle of Prosecco in your room on arrival
  • 1 x 55 minute treatment from a menu for one person
  • Round of golf for one person
  • Evening meal
  • Breakfast
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • £5 voucher to spend in our spa store, £50 minimum spend
  • Check in from 3pm - Room departure 11am

 

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The Ultimate Spa Day

Days available:

  • 2 treatments, up to 1 hour 50 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:

  • 2 treatments, up to 1 hour 50 minutes
  • 2 Night accommodation
  • A bottle of Prosecco in your room upon arrival
  • Evening meal on the first night
  • Afternoon tea on the second day
  • Breakfast each morning
  • Full use of the leisure facilities
  • Complimentary use of towels, robe and slippers
  • A £10 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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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

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