Formulaic, old fashioned and very tired (the premises, not me), the place needs a complete refurbishment, preferably by someone whose head is not stuck in 1970s provincial Britain. Failing that, at lease please clean the bedroom carpets - they really were very nasty.
All that said, the whole experience was made so much better than bearable by the most impressive team of staff I've encountered in years: young and sparky, incredibly helpful and mindful of their guests' comfort. Breakfast was also pretty good for a place this large.
Convenient hotel in a village location to the south of Chester. Improvement works to the entrance etc taking place at present, but besides some extra contractor's vans in car park did not disturb. Our double room faced the inner court and although perhaps a little small, had a good bathroom. The room was only let down by squeaky floorboards in room above on one evening. The restaurant was good with attentive staff.
Traveller from Fareham, Hants
This 18th-century cottage-style brick building, surrounded by landscaped gardens, is located in the village of Pulford, five …More
We had a duplex room - and it was brilliant! Very comfy and large bed, a big bath in the room, stylish decoration. The only slight negative was that the blinds didn't totally darken the room and that it was quite hot. The bar was very nice, bar staff friendly. Friendly reception. I recommend this to anyone looking for a romantic and special break.
Traveller from Cheshire
Situated in the heart of Chester Cheshire minutes from the River Dee and the vibrant and chic boutiques in the city you will …More
We really enjoyed our one night stay at Macdonald Craxton Wood. The beautiful surroundings and proximity to Chester & North Wales made it the ideal location. The staff were great and made the stay even better. We didn't get to use the Spa facilities due to time but quickly checked them out and they were fantastic. The price is high but compared to competing hotels in the same region you really can't beat it!
Sitting on the banks of the River Dee, Chester is a beautiful city and the gateway to North Wales. The striking city walls envelop the medieval town, offering superb views of Chester Racecourse and the famous Eastgate Clock for those who walk the circuit. Grosvenor Park gives way to 20 acres of greenery, where visitors can ride the miniature railway and admire the fountains and streams along the way.
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