Macdonald Portal ​

Spa facilities

  • Swimming Pool
  • Sauna
  • Steam Room
  • Relaxation Room
  • Experience Showers
  • Ice Room / Ice Fountain

At a glance

  • Restaurant


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

  • Hen friendly

    Hen Friendly

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

  • Wheelchair

    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.

  • Hotel spa

    Hotel Spa Venue

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

  • 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.

  • Carer

    Carer Goes Free

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


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

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

Spa & Leisure

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

An ultra contemporary hotel set against the rural backdrop of Cheshire and tempered only by the more manicured undulations of the venue’s surrounding golf courses; Macdonald Portal is a flexible destination providing 85 rooms 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 however, there is also a Lounge Bar.