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What We Love

  • A relaxing stay in a charming country hotel in Cheshire, with full English breakfastScoffing classic dishes executed well at the AA Rosette-awarded Ranulf Restaurant
  • The gorgeous grounds, complete with water feature
  • The hotel's huge windows overlooking the indoor pool

What To Know

  • The spa has multiple saunas, a steam room, and ice room
  • The hotel has two 18-hole golf courses (Premier and Championship)
  • WiFi is hit or miss


  •  Bar
  •  Free WiFi
  •  Golf Course
  •  Gym
  •  Handicap Accessible
  •  Parking On Site
  •  Pet-friendly
  •  Pool
  •  Restaurant
  •  Spa
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A relaxing stay at a modern country hotel, close to world-class golf, with optional dinner or spa package


Located in Tarporley, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is in a rural location and close to Oulton Park Circuit and Beeston Castle. This 4-star hotel is within the vicinity of The Ice Cream Farm and Cheshire Workshops.


Stay in one of 85 guestrooms featuring flat-screen televisions. Complimentary wireless Internet access keeps you connected, and digital programming is available for your entertainment. Bathrooms have separate bathtubs and showers and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as safes and desks.

Spa, Wellness & Premium Amenities

Relax at the full-service spa, where you can enjoy massages, body treatments, and facials. After practicing your swing on the golf course, you can enjoy other recreational amenities including a health club and an indoor pool. Additional features at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access and wedding services.

Food & Drink

Satisfy your appetite at the hotel’s restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, or stay in and take advantage of 24-hour room service. Quench your thirst with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.

Business & Travel Amenities

Featured amenities include express check-out, dry cleaning/laundry services, and an elevator (lift). Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference space and meeting rooms. Free self parking is available onsite.

How to Get There

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Cobblers Cross Lane
Tarporley, CW6 0DJ United Kingdom


Tony B

Good course to play in winter, some interesting and challenging holes. Friendly and efficient staff. They desperately need course marshals to keep groups moving on the golf course- 4 hours to play 9 holes is abysmal.

3 Nights Stay

Stayed here with my Girlfriend and her Parents for a few nights and we all enjoyed our stay. This is the 2nd time my in-laws have stayed here and had recommended it to us.

Location wise the hotel is approx 25 mins outside of Chester City Centre and I would say that a car is definitely required if you are staying at this hotel as it’s a bit off the beaten track. There is plenty of bars/restaurants and other shops situated in close towns such as Tarporley,

The hotel itself is nice enough with a big bar area, good spa facilities including swimming pool and numerous steam rooms/saunas and a gym. Treatments available also.
The rooms were nice and spacious and have to say probably the most comfortable bed we have stayed in. The shower did have a bit of a smell to it although looked clean. The in-laws has to move rooms after the first night as there was a horrible smell in their room. The staff were good and moved them to another room the next day.
Food wise we had breakfast every morning and I’m not sure what the deal is but the first morning was a cooked breakfast to order where as the following 2 mornings was a Buffett breakfast which was not as good although you got more grub)
Overall the hotel was nice enough, staff were great and never had any real complaints.

Great location

Great location and hotel the golf course on both sites is a credit to the green keepers after all the rain Cheshire has seen over the last six weeks so someone saying it’s like a farms field wrong all staff at the hotel are a credit to the industry