Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa
Why We Love It
- This "grand-looking hotel" (The AA) is set in 27 acres of Cheshire woodland
- Leisure facilities include a gym, a spa, a pool and a thermal suite
- The restaurant holds an AA Rosette for its "imaginative dishes" (The AA)
- Historic Chester is 15 minutes' drive away and Liverpool is 30 minutes' drive
88% (34 Member Ratings)
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Rooms & Rates
The 4-star Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa is a "beautiful and secluded" (Liverpool Echo) traditional country house set in 27 acres of Cheshire woodland.
The property is 15 minutes' drive from the Roman walls and Tudor buildings of Chester -- "one of English history's greatest gifts to the contemporary visitor" (Lonely Planet). Liverpool, where you can explore the famous Albert Dock -- home to The Beatles Story exhibition and Tate Liverpool art gallery -- is 30 minutes' drive from the hotel. The many shops, bars and restaurants of Manchester city centre are less than an hour's drive away.
The AA-Rosette-awarded Craxton Wood Grill restaurant serves "imaginative dishes" using "quality produce", says The AA Restaurant Guide 2017. There is also a cocktail lounge with an outdoor terrace that is open in fine weather.
The "wonderful" (Manchester Evening News) Vital Health & Wellbeing Club and Spa, which underwent a £1.4 million renovation in 2014, features an indoor pool, a gym, relaxation and treatment rooms, and a coffee bar serving healthy snacks and refreshments. The extensive thermal suite includes a sauna, a steam room, two aromatic drench showers, two footbaths and an ice fountain.
We've also negotiated a Spa Day w/Massage & Facial for £49.
According to The AA Hotel Guide 2017, the hotel offers "a variety of spacious and comfortable rooms, well equipped with modern amenities". Executive Rooms are larger than Classic Rooms, and feature garden views, upgraded toiletries, bathrobes and slippers. Wi-Fi is free throughout.
- Infant cots / cribs
- Newspaper / magazines
- Extra beds / roll away beds
- Gym / fitness center
- Hot Tub / Jacuzzi
- Indoor pool
- Sauna / Steam Room
- 100% smoke-free
- 24-hour front desk
- Express check-in / checkout
- Laundry / dry cleaning
- Room service (limited hours)
- Coffee / tea-making facilities
- Iron and ironing board
- Flatscreen TV
- Complimentary Wi-Fi throughout
- Complimentary parking
- Accessible bathroom in some rooms
- Facilities for guests with special needs
- Wheelchair accessible
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.
Check-in: Standard check-in time: 3pm
Checkout: Standard checkout time: 11am
Cancellation: 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.
Pets not allowed Check-in time starts at 3pm Check-out time is 11am National Rating Know Before You Go
This establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Know Before You Go
The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
- Fee for full breakfast: GBP 19.50 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.
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(34 Member Reviews)