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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

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Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley CW6 0DJ England
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Portal Hotel is perfectly located in Tarporley within the heart of the Cheshire countryside, yet with easy access to the main motorways and surrounding towns. The four-star luxury hotel is one of the finest hotels in Cheshire, where the stunning scenery is coupled with first class service to make for a perfect break. A venue for all occasions, the hotel offers 85 luxury bedrooms. Surrounded by idyllic countryside, you’ll never tire of things to do during your stay. For the indulgent types, your stay wouldn't be complete without a visit to the spa, as we’re one of the best hotels with a spa in Cheshire. Portal offers a state-of-the-art Health, Fitness and Beauty Spa which includes an 18 metre swimming pool, advanced Life Fitness equipment and a thermal suite with rock sauna, aroma steam room, ice room and sauna. And if golf is your game, Portal is one of the best golf hotels in Chester. We offer a combination of three magnificent golf courses to choose from. If you want to explore further afield during your stay, we are located a short drive from the Peak District where you can find some of the most magnificent scenery England has to offer, and less than 30 miles from both Liverpool and Manchester. Our stylish, flexible meeting rooms and stunning location, make Portal the perfect meeting venue in Cheshire. We’re very accessible to reach with easy access to nearby motorways and towns, and offer beautiful landscaped gardens and plenty of grounds for your event. Our team will provide an environment and dedicated events team to help you hit all of your meeting objectives. The food in our award-winning restaurant is deliciously decadent. From our award-winning breakfast to our evening service, you can indulge in delicious dishes, whilst you take in the views across the Cheshire plains. Not only do we have complimentary Wi-Fi, parking and a state of the art gym, but we’re also one of the only luxury hotels in Cheshire which is pet friendly, so you can bring your dog with you too!
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Property amenities
Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Pool
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Bar / lounge
Golf course
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference facilities
Secured parking
Wifi
Indoor pool
Heated pool
Fitness / spa locker rooms
Sauna
Restaurant
Breakfast buffet
Breakfast in the room
Complimentary instant cofffee
Banquet room
Meeting rooms
Spa
Facial treatments
Massage
Baggage storage
Gift shop
Newspaper
Non-smoking hotel
Sun terrace
24-hour front desk
Express check-in / check-out
Dry cleaning
Laundry service
Shoeshine
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Room features
Allergy-free room
Blackout curtains
Desk
Interconnected rooms available
Room service
Coffee / tea maker
Flatscreen TV
Walk-in shower
Bathrobes
Safe
Seating area
VIP room facilities
Wardrobe / closet
Bottled water
Clothes rack
Private bathrooms
Wake-up service / alarm clock
Electric kettle
Radio
Bath / shower
Complimentary toiletries
Hair dryer
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Bridal suite
Non-smoking rooms
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Languages Spoken
English, French, Latvian
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jackiestarkie wrote a review Sep 15
Yorkshire Dales National Park, United Kingdom42 contributions16 helpful votes
Very disappointing overnight trip with 7 friends. We met for a sandwich at hotel, (cheapest sandwich was egg mayo at £9). Went and played golf. It took 51/2 hours due to number of people crammed on the course. Returned to hotel, no cups, spoons, one sachet coffee and tea, no soap, and a broken shower head in the room. Dinner was OK. Breakfast had only cooked selection, no croissants, pastries, fruit, continental selection. Went to second course(premier course). We were given a wrong tee time, there was someone else given that time too. Only 41/2 hours so manageable. Nicer course too. Clubhouse was dark, smelly very tatty and tired. Sandwiches came in cardboard cartons not plates and coffee from cheap machine in paper cups but charged £2.50! All in all shocking value for money and would not recommend at all.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Response from General Manager, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
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Hello, Thank you for the time you have taken to leave this review regarding your stay with us recently. We are deeply sorry to hear about the concerns that you have expressed to us and I can understand how frustrating this must have been for you. We always endeavor for a better experience with all our guest and I can only apologise that this has not been the case for you in this matter. We always ask for our guests to communicate with us on the day or during their stay if any issues do arise, so we are given the opportunity to rectify any problems. We will of course, take these comments on board and look at improving these services moving forward. Thankyou.
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Mel L wrote a review Sep 15
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Stayed Monday 6 Sept for just one night and wish it had been longer. Fabulous room 321 lucky to have it. Room was spotlessly clean. Staff all working so hard and friendly particularly the bar. But the best bit was our visit to the spa Sam and Olivia? wonderful therapists an asset to the hotel. Perfect Elemis treatment. Thank you
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with friends
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback with us regarding your stay. We are delighted to hear that you have enjoyed your time with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you.
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Julie wrote a review Sep 14
3 contributions1 helpful vote
‪I was surprised to read some of the negative comments on this hotel as it did not reflect our experience at all. ‬ ‪We hade a 2 night stay with 3 rounds of golf on the championship course‬ ‪and we had absolutely nothing to complain about. ‬ ‪We had was a large twin room the bathroom was also big with both a bath and separate shower cubicle, and both the bedroom and bathroom were very clean. ‬ ‪Breakfast was a good selection of cold and hot food and the ‬Restaurant food was limited menu but food excellent and presented well. All the staff ‪from the girls on reception who were friendly and professional and checked us in promptly, The guys in the golf shop sorting the buggies and their help and finally the dining room staff ‬were very polite and helpful nothing was too much trouble for any of them ‪- Harriet you are a little star thank you ‬ ‪for all you help.‬ ‪Looking forward to going back very soon.‬
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Date of stay: September 2021
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Hello, Thank you for taking the time to leave your feedback with us regarding your stay. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your time with us, we look forward to seeing you again soon. Thank you.
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Becky Quilter-Coan wrote a review Sep 13
Liverpool, United Kingdom9 contributions
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I really really don't know where to start with this, we have had the most beautiful experience with the team at MacDonald Portal, right from booking our wedding in April 2019, all the way through the pandemic, to assisting me in every single way possible. Chloe and Nicky have been the most wonderful wedding planners and we generally couldn't of picked a better team to get us through the hurdle! We had the most amazing time ever over the full weekend, the food was absolutely amazing (thank you so so so much Chefs). A special thank you to Kristen- an absolutely beautiful soul, from arriving on Friday night all the way through until 3am on Sunday morning, she was with us helping with anything she could, it felt like I had known her all my life. Nothing has been too much trouble- even during lockdowns!!! Me and my now husband felt so welcome and like part of the family! There was always enough staff for the bars, noone was ever waiting long for anything at all! Nicky was the best golf caddy driver 😉 and I am so so so sad everything is over now! So grateful to have found this beautiful hidden gem!! Thank you so much 🥰🥂
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled as a couple
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Hello, We appreciate your time taken to leave this review with. With huge congratulations from us we are glad to hear you have a great time and we were delighted to be apart of your special day. We look forward to see you again in the future. Thank you
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Mark Q wrote a review Sep 11
10 contributions1 helpful vote
Very pleasant and attentive staff, good information and recommendations about the area given, breakfast efficient. However the decor needs updating it’s a little tired and I presume due to Covid staffing levels the restaurant was a little scruffy.
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Date of stay: September 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Room Tip: Book any taxis well in advance, hotel tried to assist and book but taxi firms just so busy.
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Hi, Thank you for leaving your review. We are glad to hear you have had a nice stay with us, we appreciate your comments in regards to the restaurant, this is something we will take on board to look at improvements. Thank you.
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PRICE RANGE
$96 - $195 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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macdonald portal hotel, golf hotel tarporley, macdonald portal tarporley
LOCATION
United KingdomEnglandCheshireTarporley
NUMBER OF ROOMS
85
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Frequently Asked Questions about Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
What are some of the property amenities at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an indoor pool, free wifi, and an on-site restaurant.
Which room amenities are available at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Top room amenities include a flat screen TV, blackout curtains, and a desk.
What food & drink options are available at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and free instant coffee during their stay.
Is parking available at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Yes, free parking and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Conveniently located restaurants include Latte' Da, The Coast, and Little Tap.
Are there opportunities to exercise at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Yes, guests have access to an indoor pool, a fitness center, and a sauna during their stay.
Is Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa located near the city center?
Yes, it is 0.6 miles away from the center of Tarporley.
Are any cleaning services offered at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Does Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers a business center, meeting rooms, and a banquet room.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English, French, and Latvian.
Are there any historical sites close to Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Bunbury Mill (3.1 miles) and Beeston Castle (3.1 miles).