Macdonald Portal

8.2 Very Good (50 reviews)

Safe Hands For Cancer Accredited

With its countryside setting and yet close to the city of Chester, this modern hotel offers excellent service, fine dining and plenty of leisure facilities to enjoy some relaxing down time with friends. The hotel’s spa and golf course have combined to create an Escape and Play Spa Break, but if the spa is your main priority, the swimming pool, aroma steam room and cosy relaxation room provide the perfect entrée to a soothing massage or facial.

Spa Facilities

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  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Relax Room
  • Experience Showers
  • Ice Room / Fountain

Hotel Facilities

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  • Golf
  • Restaurant
  • Pet Friendly
Latest Government Advice

Spas in England are now permitted to reopen for spa days. Please note saunas and steam rooms are currently closed and guests may only attend with members of their household or support bubble until 17th May. Food and beverage facilities will be restricted to takeaway or outdoor seating, where available, until this date.

From 17th May, spas and hotels will reopen for overnight spa breaks. Remaining facilities will be permitted to reopen, food and drink can be consumed inside and guests will be able to meet in a group of up to 6 or with 1 other household.

Certain facilities may require pre-booked slots or remain closed. We advise checking package details carefully at time of booking.

Latest Government Advice

Spas in England are now permitted to reopen for spa days. Please note saunas and steam rooms are currently closed and guests may only attend with members of their household or support bubble until 17th May. Food and beverage facilities will be restricted to takeaway or outdoor seating, where available, until this date.

From 17th May, spas and hotels will reopen for overnight spa breaks. Remaining facilities will be permitted to reopen, food and drink can be consumed inside and guests will be able to meet in a group of up to 6 or with 1 other household.

Certain facilities may require pre-booked slots or remain closed. We advise checking package details carefully at time of booking.

from £64.50
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Spa Break for Two

  • One night’s bed and breakfast
  • A choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from:
    • Superfood Pro Radiance Facial
    • Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage
    • Best Foot Forward
    • File and Polish on hands
    • File and Polish on feet
  • Robe, towel and slippers provided
  • 1 hour use of the pool (book prior to arrival)

1 every 12 guests goes FREE for stays Sunday - Thursday

Treatment choices may be subject to change

from £89.50
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Sunday Spa Retreat for Two

One night’s bed and breakfast, 2 course dinner, a choice of 1 x 25 minute treatments from: Superfood Pro Radiance Facial, Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, Best Foot Forward, File and Polish on hands or File and Polish on feet, bottle of Prosecco, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

Treatment must be taken on Monday

1 every 12 guests goes FREE

Treatment choices may be subject to change

from £89.50
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Essential Spa Break for Two

One night's dinner, bed and breakfast, a choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from: Superfood Pro Radiance Facial, Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, Best Foot Forward, File and Polish on hands or File and Polish on feet, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool (book prior to arrival).

£5 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store

1 every 12 guests goes FREE for stays Sunday - Thursday

Treatment choices may be subject to change

from £109.50
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

Escape and Play Spa Break for Two

One night’s bed and breakfast, 2 course dinner, a choice of 1 x 55 minute treatment for the 1st guest from: Superfood Pro-Radiance Facial, Jessica Deluxe Manicure, Jessica Deluxe Pedicure or Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, 1 round of golf for the 2nd guest, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool.

Treatment choices may be subject to change

from £114.50
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Indulgent Spa Break for Two

One night’s bed and breakfast, 2 course dinner, a choice of 2 x 25 minute treatments from: Superfood Pro Radiance Facial, Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, Best Foot Forward, File and Polish on hands or File and Polish on feet, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

£5 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store

1 every 12 guests goes FREE for stays Sunday - Thursday

Treatment choices may be subject to change

from £159.50
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Ultimate Spa Break for Two

Two nights’ bed and breakfast, 2 course dinner on the first day, a choice of 1 x 55 minute treatments from: Biotec Prescribed Facial, ELEMIS Couture Touch, Superfood Pro Radiance Facial or Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, Afternoon Tea, bottle of Prosecco, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

£10 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store

1 every 12 guests goes FREE for stays Sunday - Thursday

Treatment choices may be subject to change

from £254.50
per person (min 2)
Overnight break

The Ultimate Spa-cation Break

Three nights’ bed and breakfast, dinner on 1st day, a choice of 2 x 55 minute treatments from: Superfood Pro Radiance Facial, Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, Elemis Couture Touch or Biotec Prescribed Facial, Afternoon Tea on 2nd day, bottle of Prosecco, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool (book prior to arrival).

£10 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store

Treatment choices may be subject to change

from £64.50
per person (min 2)
Spa Day Exclusive

Exclusive Spa Day for Two - 40% OFF

Includes a 55 minute ELEMIS Couture Touch Treatment inclusive of ELEMIS Facial and Deep Tissue Body Massage, Afternoon Tea, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

20% off additional pre-booked treatments

£5 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store

from £45
per person
Spa Day

The Midweek Essential Spa Day

Includes a choice of 1 x 25 minute treatment from: Superfood Pro Radiance Facial, Pro Collagen Age Defy Facial or Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

£5 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store and 20% off any additional pre-booked treatments

1 in every 8 guests goes FREE

from £65
per person
Spa Day

The Essential Spa Day PLUS

Includes a choice of 1 x 55 minute treatment from: Biotec Prescribed Facial, ELEMIS Couture Technology, ELEMIS Couture Touch, Superfood Pro Radiance Facial or Freestyle Deep Tissue Massage, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

£5 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store

from £85
per person
Spa Day

The Indulgent Spa Day

Includes a 55 minute Elemis Couture Touch Treatment, Cream Tea with glass of Prosecco, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

£10 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store and 20% off additional pre-booked treatments

1 every 10 guests goes FREE Monday - Thursday

from £119
per person
Spa Day

The Luxurious Spa Day

Includes an 85 minute Signature Treatment inclusive of ELEMIS Deep Tissue Massage with a Superfood Facial, a choice of 2 course lunch or Afternoon Tea, glass of Prosecco, robe, towel and slippers provided and 1 hour use of the pool. (book prior to arrival)

£10 voucher towards a minimum spend of £50 in spa store and 20% off any additional pre-booked treatments

At a glance

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    Safe Hands for Cancer

    Accredited by the SATCC and part of the Spabreaks.com Safe Hands for Cancer Collection, this spa welcomes people living with or beyond cancer and offers a number of specialist trained therapists.

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    Restaurant

    Ranulf Restaurant has two AA Rosettes for its fine dining experience.

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    Hen Friendly

    The hotel has the facilities and capacity to welcome groups and hen parties.

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    Accessible Spa

    There is disabled parking near the hotel entrance, wheelchair access and lifts to both the hotel and spa including the pool and changing area. There is an accessible bedroom, and there are accessible changing rooms close to the pool, and wheelchair access to the fitness area, pool and thermal suite. However, there is no hoist into the pool.

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    Hotel Spa Venue

    The hotel offers a range of leisure facilities including a thermal suite as well as Elemis treatments.

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    Location

    Conveniently located just 20 minutes away from Chester, it’s worth taking a trip to the historic city for shopping, culture or a great night out.

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    Carer Goes Free

    Carers are invited to accompany guests and use the facilities free of charge.

Spa & Leisure

  • Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Relax Room
  • Experience Showers
  • Ice Room / Fountain
  • Gym
  • Parking
  • Dual Treatment

Surrounded by the golf club and the rural scenery that characterises Cheshire, the Macdonald Portal’s facilities lend themselves to a complete leisure break. There is a gym, 18-metre pool, aroma steam room, infra red sauna, rock sauna, two experience showers and an ice room.

Using the Macdonald Collection’s signature product lines, the spa also offers Elemis face and body therapies, and manicures and pedicures courtesy of Jessica Nails alongside finishing touches, reflexology and Reiki.

Hotel & Accommodation

  • Golf
  • Restaurant
  • Pet Friendly

A contemporary hotel set against the rural backdrop of Cheshire and tempered only by the more manicured undulations of the surrounding golf courses, Macdonald Portal is a flexible destination providing 85 bedrooms which feature modern furnishings to reflect the overriding style.

The Macdonald brand always takes care to provide seasonal produce and a good view when it comes to their restaurants, and accordingly, so too does the Ranulf Restaurant – as its two AA Rosettes will testify. For drinks and afternoon teas there is also a Lounge Bar.

Location

Macdonald Portal, Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Cheshire,
CW6 0DJ

Tarporley, Cheshire, 13 miles West of Crewe, 35 miles SW of Manchester.

Overall Rating for this spa

8.8

Overall Rating for this spa

Very Good

(28 reviews)
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7.6

Overall Rating for this hotel

Good

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