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Indoor pool
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi
In-room safe, desk, iron/ironing board, free WiFi

Guest reviews

3.8/5 Good
246 reviews
Guests rated this property 4.3/5 for cleanliness.

Popular amenities

  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Pet Friendly
  • Spa
  • Restaurant
  • Gym


Explore the area

Popular LocationOulton Park Circuit5 min drive
Popular LocationBeeston Castle8 min drive
Popular LocationThe Ice Cream Farm16 min drive
AirportManchester (MAN)37 min drive

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  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed

    4.7/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsClassic Double Room, 1 King Bed
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed (Signature)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 King Bed
    More detailsExecutive Double Room, 1 King Bed (Signature)
  • Executive Suite (Signature Suite)

    5/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 2
    • 1 Double Bed
    More detailsExecutive Suite (Signature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Luxury Double Double)

    4.3/5 guest room rating

    Room amenities

    • 226 sq ft
    • Sleeps 4
    • 2 Double Beds
    More detailsDeluxe Double Room (Luxury Double Double)

The price per-night is based on the lowest price found within the past 24 hours for the next 30 nights. All prices include taxes and fees and are based on a 1-night stay for 2 adults. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.

About this area


Located in Tarporley, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is in a rural location. Chester City Walls and Chester Cathedral are notable landmarks and Chester Zoo is a popular area attraction. Looking to enjoy an event or a game? See what's going on at Oulton Park Circuit or Chester Racecourse. Explore all the area has to offer with hiking/biking trails and mountain biking.

Visit our Tarporley travel guide
Popular Location

What's nearby

  • Oulton Park Circuit - 5 min drive
  • Beeston Castle - 8 min drive
  • Delamere Forest - 15 min drive
  • The Ice Cream Farm - 16 min drive
  • Bolesworth Castle - 24 min drive

Getting around

  • Cuddington Station - 8 min drive
  • Manchester (MAN) - 37 min drive


  • Scottish Steakhouse — 1 min walk
  • Lounge Bar — 1 min walk
  • Tarporley Kebab and Burger House - 10 min walk
  • Harrisons - 11 min walk
  • Number 6 Coffee Shop - 12 min walk

About this property

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

4-star hotel with full-service spa and golf course
Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a golf course and a restaurant. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include an indoor pool, a health club and a bar/lounge. All 85 rooms offer free WiFi, 24-hour room service and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include separate bathtubs and showers, hairdryers and safes.
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa offers 85 forms of accommodation with a safe and a hairdryer. Flat-screen televisions come with digital channels. Bathrooms include a separate bath and shower.

Guests can surf the web using complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones. Housekeeping is provided on a daily basis.

Guests can play rounds at the 18-hole golf course. In addition to an indoor pool, other recreational amenities include a health club and a sauna.

The recreational activities listed below are available either on-site or nearby; fees may apply.

The Spa at Portal has massage/treatment rooms. Services include facials, body treatments and manicures and pedicures. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna and a steam room.

The spa is open daily.

Property amenities


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Parking and public transport

No on-site parking available

Food and drink

Full breakfast available for a fee 7 AM–10 AM on weekdays and 7:30 AM–10:30 AM on weekends: GBP 10.00 per person
1 restaurant
1 bar
24-hour room service
Coffee/tea in a common area

Things to do

18 holes of golf
Full-service spa
Health club
Indoor pool
Steam room

Family friendly

Dry-cleaning service
Indoor pool
Laundry facilities



Guest services

24-hour front desk
Daily housekeeping
Dry-cleaning service
Golf lessons
Golf pro shop
Laundry facilities
Luggage storage
Wedding services

Languages spoken


Business services

Business centre
Meeting rooms
Conference space




Body treatments
Manicures and pedicures
Massage/treatment rooms
Spa open daily
Steam room


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
Accessible bathroom
In-room accessibility
Wheelchair-accessible parking
Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)


Smoke-free property

Room amenities




Separate bathtub and shower


Digital channels
Flat-screen TV


Iron/ironing board



Check-in between 3:00 PM and midnight
Late check-in subject to availability


Check-out before 11 AM
Express check-out

Special check-in instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival

Access methods

Staffed front desk


Pets are allowed for an extra charge of GBP 15 per pet, per night
Dogs only
Restrictions apply; for more information contact the property on the number on the booking confirmation

Children and extra beds

Children are welcome
Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
Cots (infant beds) are not available

Payment types at the property

American ExpressMastercardVisa

Important information

Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at the time of service, check-in or check-out.

  • Fee for full breakfast: GBP 10.00 per person (approximately)
  • Pet fee: GBP 15 per pet, per night

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No on-site parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.
  • Safety features at this property include carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit and window guards.
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; an acrylic shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitiser.
  • Contactless check-in and contactless check-out are available.
  • Individually wrapped food options are available for breakfast and through room service.
  • Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

We should mention

Guests can arrange to bring pets by contacting the property directly, using the contact information on the booking confirmation (surcharges apply and can be found in the Fees section)

Property is also known as

Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf Tarporley
Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf
Macdonald Portal Golf Tarporley
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Spa
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa Hotel
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa Tarporley
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa Hotel Tarporley

Frequently asked questions

Can I cancel my reservation for free at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa and receive a full refund?
Yes, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa offers free cancellation on select room rates, because flexibility matters! Please refer to Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa cancellation policy on our site for more details about any exclusions or requirements.
Does this property have a pool?
Yes, this property has an indoor pool.
Is Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa pet-friendly?
Yes, dogs are allowed at this property. There's a fee of GBP 15 per pet, per night.
How much is parking at this property?
This hotel doesn't offer parking.
What time is check-in at this property?
Check-in is from 3:00 PM to midnight. Late check-in is available during limited hours.
What time is check-out at this property?
Checkout is at 11 AM.
Where is this hotel located?
Situated in a rural location, this spa hotel is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre and 2.7 mi (4.4 km) from Oulton Park Circuit. Little Budworth Country Park is 2.6 mi (4.1 km) away.

Guest reviews

Overall score and ratings for Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

5 - Excellent
4 - Good
3 - Okay
2 - Mediocre
1 - Poor
Service and Staff
Property condition


  • Liked: Staff & service
  • Disliked: Amenities, property conditions & facilities

Lovely staff as before. But we think the facilities are tired. General room standard was OK but a few maintenance aspects are required..paintwork, mastic and shower needs fixing. Spa facilities were also stretched with cold showers, no soap and limited pool seating

Stayed 1 night in Mar 2020

4/5 Good

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, amenities, property conditions & facilities

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020

5/5 Excellent

  • Liked: Cleanliness, staff & service, property conditions & facilities, room comfort

There were people complaining when I checked out. These are the kind of people that are always looking for something to complain about. I found nothing to fault and will be back.

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


  • Disliked: Staff & service, room comfort

Stayed 1 night in Feb 2020


    3star hotel at 5 star prices

    Not enough staff Kids event but no choice of crisps or chocolates Kids food £15 very pricey Buffet dinner was very poor quality literally reheated frozen food. Not enough toiletries for a family deluxe room No perks in a deluxe room like water or slippers Bed not re made

    Stayed 3 nights in Feb 2020