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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

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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.
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Property amenities
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Center with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair access
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Room features
Accessible rooms
Non-Smoking Rooms
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Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley CW6 0DJ England
Getting there
Chester Airport11 mi
Liverpool John Lennon Airport15 mi
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Friend and I visited for overnight spa break. Hotel ok. Staff very nice. Restaurant food average, service very slow. Spa very disappointing. Disorganised. Not enough staff. Not able to have all Booked and Pre Paid treatments due to staff sickness. Received refund but
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Our fantastic night away at the Portal has prompted me to write a review whilst I’m still here. We arrived & drove through the beautiful golf course. Friendly, informative welcome from a lovely lady called Chrissie on reception- she proved to be a treasure, helping me with a
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We visited this hotel 10 years ago and left a 5 star review but unfortunately this visit wasn't quite as memorable. On arrival we were met by the friendliest receptionist you could meet and she explained everything that we needed to know. We made our way to the leisure
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Response from GMPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear taffy007Wales Many thanks for taking the time to leave your 2nd review of Portal, Tarporley. I am really pleased to read that you recognised a number of positive areas of your stay but of course very disappointed to read that your breakfast in particular was not as per our usual high standards. I can assure you that all of the areas that you highlighted for improvement have been shared with the management team and of course we continue to strive to improve our guest experience at every stage where possible. I do hope that should you wish to return to Portal in the future that your visit as much as your first stay. Many thanks once again for taking the time to leave us your review Kind regards James Pownall
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Went here with a voucher deal. Hard to find in the dark but got there eventually. Lots of parking. Short walk over a bridge to the grounds and reception area. Lovely, friendly greeting. Massive room.. warm and comfortable. Evening meal was in the bistro and had a set meal to
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Response from GMPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear Moaningmadge Thanks so much for the 5 STAR review! I was so delighted to read your comments and thank you very much for taking the time to feedback your experience. I do hope that we can look forward to welcoming you back very soon Kind regards James Pownall
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Have stayed here a couple of times and had a great time. Bar area nice and comfy however this weekend must of been one of the coldest weather wise in a long time and due to this cold I was sat having a chill and a drink with my coat on. Bedroom was lovely and warm. Breakfast was
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Response from GMPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear janran66 Thanks so much for taking the time to leave us a review of the Christmas party that you attended at Portal. I was disappointed to read your comments regarding our communications of the location of the party, which as you describe was over at the Clubhouse on this occasion. It was of course unfortunate that as you reported it was indeed on one of the coldest nights of the year, which had a knock on effect to the travel arrangements. I am really sorry that we did not deliver to your expectations on this occasion and do hope that you will consider a return to Macdonald Portal in the future Kind regards James Pownall
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Suite 304
Hi the pool,saunas and gym area are all free to use. Not sure if you can use the relaxation room for free or whether its there for relaxing after or before treatment
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Hi Liz The pool and gym etc are included in the overnight rate for residents and day visitors. The relaxation areas within our spa area are only for use by our guests that book treatments with us on that day, a full price guide for these treatments is available on our website. Should you have any further questions, please do contact us directly at the hotel Kind regards The Portal team
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Hi Claire. It is a foot treatment including- a foot soak,foot scrub, foot massage heated booties and a scalp massage. It's absolutely amazing! Hope that you enjoy! :)
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No, and I don't know anyone who has - sorry.
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"Lovely view from rooms on 2nd floor. Room was large and comfortable."
"Bring your own dressing gown."
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$87 - $223 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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