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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley CW6 0DJ , England
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Ranked #4 of 5 hotels in Tarporley
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5 of 5 stars reviewed yesterday
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Birkenhead, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
8 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Having read a few of the earlier reviews of this hotel I felt I should redress the situation. I had booked for my partner and I to stay one night DBB on 24th July. Upon arrival we were so pleased with the location, facilities and friendly welcome that we decided to do it twice! and were able to book our... More

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Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

My wife booked us a spa weekend at this hotel. We turned up this morning at 10 o'clock looking forward to a fantastic weekend away for our 1st wedding anniversary. That was were it all went wrong, checking into the spa to spend a nice relaxing day. On checking in we were told we had no spa treatments booked &... More

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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

start with what I liked. Location was beautiful, grounds lovely and well maintained. Spa area, tranquillity room is relaxing and quiet Pool was great and a good temperature. Bar staff and restaurant staff were pleasant and couldn't be more helpful. Rooms are spacious, beds are comfortable, loved the white comforters, not a big fan of feather pillows, coming from Canada... More

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London, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel and surroundings here are great and the food is fine too. The hotel is let down by poor and inefficient staff. The restaurant is a good example, where they have a chef with two AA rosettes serving terrific food, but getting the attention of the slightly miserable waiting staff is nearly impossible and this adds about 1 hour... More

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Bromborough, United Kingdom
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Golf courses are a good standard, especially the Championship course. The hotel itself is perfectly ok, but the staff are simply inept. I stayed at Hill Valley, a sister resort, some years ago and vowed never to return to a Macdonald's resort hotel. I should have remembered. These places are generally staffed by kids, who, through no fault of their... More

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Dallas, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

After being rained on all day at the Open, we arrived exhausted. The golf course is gorgeous and my husband played it. The rest of the grounds and the building remind me of the kind of hotel that Miss Marple's nephew Raymond always sent her to. On checking in, it seemed that the person at the desk was wishing we... More

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Burton upon Trent, United Kingdom
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14 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Having a conference room booked for a training session I was running the following day, I found that I was missing some printing necessary for the course. Greg Bell (who was on reception at the time) was my absolute knight in shining armour. Without any fuss, he simply took control of sorting everything out for me. Nothing was too much... More

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46 reviews 46 reviews
33 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is great, fabulous spacious rooms - we were in room 227. We were told that no bedrooms have views but the views from the restaurant and bar are some of the best we have ever seen. Excellent food and good spa treatments. We managed to check in early and the lady on reception was very friendly and welcoming,... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have recently been on a golf trip to mc Donald portal hotel. The hotel itself if superb the food was also superb very nice and great service the rooms were also great!On arrival there was only one person on the bar tho which made a long wait as there was 12 of us that wanted serving amongst others in... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Service was awful. Waited 20 mins for drinks and we were the only couple in the bar Had to ring reception 6 times & personally go to reception twice to finally get some milk !! Spa experience was dreadful Won't be back !

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Address: Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley CW6 0DJ , England
Location: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa 4*
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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf And Spa Tarporley, Cheshire, UK

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Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Pets Allowed ( Dog / Pet Friendly ) Restaurant Room Service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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Set within the heart of the Cheshire Countryside yet within easy access from the main motorways and towns, The Macdonald Portal Hotel,Golf and Spa is the perfect base to explore Cheshire and its many attractions and places of interest. Whether you are visiting for a pampering experience in the luxurious Spa, a round of golf on one of the two challenging golf courses or indeed a gourmet break enjoying the finest foods in 2 AA Rosette Ranulf Restaurant, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa has something to offer for the entire family. Portal is also the home of the first Lee Westwood Golf School in the UK and offers a combination of three golf courses and an onsite golf academy. The conference and banqueting facilities have hosted many a prestigious event and both the Castle and Waterstone Suites offer the most wonderful venue for the perfect wedding celebration. A venue for all occasions, the hotel offers 85 sumptuous bedrooms, a state of the art Health, Fitness and Beauty Spa which includes an 18 meter swimming pool, advanced Technogym equipment and a thermal suite with rock sauna, aroma steam bath, ice room and salt infusion sauna. Why not dine in our fine restaurant with its 2 AA rosettes and views across the Cheshire plains. ... more   less 
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