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91% (34 member ratings)

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

Tarporley, United Kingdom
  • This contemporary hotel is in the Cheshire countryside, close to Chester
  • Extensive leisure facilities include a spa & 18-metre swimming pool
  • The Ranulf Restaurant holds an AA Rosette
  • Golfers can play a round on one of the 3 courses or pick up some tips at the golf academy
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91% (34 member ratings)

4.3Value for the Money


Cobblers Cross Lane
Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DJ
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Set in the Cheshire countryside close to Chester, the modern 4-star Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa is a rural retreat geared up for relaxation. 

Nearby attractions include Beeston Castle & Woodland Park and the Cheshire Ice Cream Farm, both around a 15-minute drive, or Chester Zoo and the Blue Planet Aquarium, which are around 30 minutes by car. The historic estate of Tatton Park, with its Georgian mansion and 50 acres of landscaped gardens, is 40 minutes away. 

After a day of exploring, make the most of the extensive leisure facilities including a spa, a fitness centre, an 18-metre swimming pool, a thermal suite, three golf courses and a golf academy.

The AA has awarded the on-site Ranulf Restaurant a Rosette, saying it "delivers skilfully prepared, innovative cooking, as well as an excellent breakfast".

Expect to see seasonal dishes crafted with UK-sourced ingredients and tempting desserts such as the hot chocolate fondant and warm ginger parkin. The hotel also has a lounge bar for light bites, coffee or a pre-dinner cocktail. 

The spacious rooms have contemporary décor and free Wi-Fi.

From the press:

  • "Staff throughout are very friendly and nothing is too much trouble" -- The AA


  • Bar
  • Golf course (on-site)
  • Indoor pool
  • Restaurant
  • Sauna / Steam Room
  • Pet-friendly
  • Spa
  • 100% smoke-free


  • 24-hour room service
  • Express check-in / checkout
  • Laundry / dry cleaning

Room amenities

  • Coffee / tea-making facilities
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Safe
  • Flatscreen TV


  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in guest rooms
  • Complimentary Wi-Fi in public areas


  • Hair-dryer
  • Separate shower


  • Complimentary parking
Please note: Some amenities may not be available in all rooms and some amenities or services incur an additional charge and are subject to change. Please check with the hotel directly.


  • Pets allowed


  • Cancellation policy & booking conditions vary by 'rate plan'. These will be displayed on the payment page after you have searched for your dates and selected a rate.

Additional details

  • Pets allowed Check-in time starts at 2pm Check-out time is 11am

    You must present a photo ID when checking in. Your credit card is charged at the time you book. Bed type and smoking preferences are not guaranteed.Your reservation is prepaid and is guaranteed for late arrival. The total charge includes all room charges and taxes, as well as fees for access and booking. Any incidental charges such as parking, phone calls, and room service will be handled directly between you and the property.

    Know Before You Go

    • Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section).


    The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

    • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 21.50 per person (approximately)
    • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night
    • Rollaway beds are available for an additional fee

    The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Getting there

Just two miles from the A49, the hotel is one mile from Tarporley and 12 miles from Chester. Crewe train station is around a 30-minute drive and Liverpool John Lennon Airport is 45 minutes by car. There is ample free on-site parking for guests.


  • Cobblers Cross Lane
  • Tarporley, Cheshire, CW6 0DJ
  • United Kingdom

Customer Service

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Tel: 1-877-966-0000

Mon-Fri 9am-9pm ET, Sat-Sun 12pm-8pm ET

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