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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5



3.9 / 5Good
212 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free Parking
  • Pet Friendly


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Oulton Park Circuit
    5 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Beeston Castle
    8 min drive
  • Restaurant
    11 min walk
  • Restaurant
    Etasia Restaurant
    19 min walk
  • Airport
    Manchester (MAN)
    31 min drive

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    About this area


    Located in Tarporley, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is in a rural location. Chester Cathedral and Chester City Walls are notable landmarks, and the area's natural beauty can be seen at Delamere Forest. Check out an event or a game at Oulton Park Circuit, and consider making time for Chester Zoo, a top attraction not to be missed. Our guests appreciate the hotel's location for the sightseeing.

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    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Oulton Park Circuit - 5 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Beeston Castle - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Delamere Forest - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      The Ice Cream Farm - 12 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Bolesworth Castle - 18 min drive

    Getting around

    • Delamere Station - 7 min drive
    • Manchester (MAN) - 31 min drive


    • Scottish Steakhouse — 1 min walk
    • Lounge Bar — 1 min walk
    • Harrisons — 11 min walk
    • Etasia Restaurant — 19 min walk
    • Lockgate Coffee House — 5 min drive

    About this property

    Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

    This smoke-free hotel features a full-service spa, a golf course, and a restaurant. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a health club, and a bar/lounge. All 85 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service, and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Separate bathtubs and showers, coffee makers, and free bottled water are among the other amenities available to guests.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and transportation

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 12.00 per person
    • 1 restaurant
    • 1 bar
    • 24-hour room service
    • Coffee/tea in common area(s)

    Things to do

    • Full-service spa
    • Golf course
    • Health club
    • Indoor pool
    • Sauna
    • Steam room

    Family friendly

    • Dry cleaning service
    • Indoor pool
    • Laundry facilities


    • Elevator

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry cleaning service
    • Golf lessons
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • French
    • Latvian

    Business services

    • Business center
    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference space


    • Garden
    • Terrace


    • Aromatherapy
    • Body treatments
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massages
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Sauna
    • Spa open daily
    • Steam room


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Hair dryer
    • Separate bathtub and shower


    • Digital channels
    • Flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water


    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone
    • Safe

    Nearby things to do


    • Hiking/biking trails
    • Mountain biking

    Where to eat

    • Scottish Steakhouse – Golf course view restaurant offering British cuisine. Serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
    • Lounge Bar – Golf course view lobby lounge offering British cuisine. Serves light fare.
    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Mr rose

    Excellent however the hotel main areas and dining room needed cleaning

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

    5/5 Excellent

    Stayed 3 nights in Oct 2019


    Very disappointed with the staff and customer service. We have stayed in many hotels across the UK, Europe, America, Australia and New Zealand and sadly this has been one of the most disappointing hotels we have stayed in. Firstly on a positive note the hotel is in a beautiful location with fabulous grounds which was one of the reasons the hotel appealed to us, the room we were given was very clean and nicely decorated. However the radiator in the room wasn’t working- I called reception and was told a member of staff would come and have a look, no one came! On arrival we asked for an ice bucket and ice - this didn’t arrive. We ventured down to the bar area for a drink and something to eat - the bar and tables in the bar area were a disgrace, the bar was full of dirty glasses and crockery, as were all available tables! We had to ask for a table to be cleared so we could sit somewhere, it was not exceptionally busy. The bar menu was very limited, I am a vegetarian and was very surprised at the limited option of snacks available. We decided to order the cheese platter- the plate was brought to the bar by a chef and was left amongst the dirty glasses on the bar for at least 10 minutes before my husband had to go to the bar and ask if it was our cheese platter! The room was warm and the bar was not clean - to leave a plate of cheese in those conditions is definitely an environmental health issue! The staff were not trained to the standard I would have expected .

    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019


    Stayed 1 night in Oct 2019

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