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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley CW6 0DJ England See on map
Free Wifi
Free Parking
Breakfast Buffet
Non-Smoking Hotel
Room Service
4 Star accommodation
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 More 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. Less
Hotel class
Hotel Amenities
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Room Service
Free Parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Banquet Room
Business Centre with Internet Access
Conference Facilities
Dry Cleaning
Golf course
Heated pool
Indoor pool
Laundry Service
Meeting Rooms
Multilingual Staff
Non-Smoking Hotel
Wheelchair Access
Breakfast included
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
GreenLeaders Silver level
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
GreenLeaders Silver level
GreenLeaders Silver level
Room types
Suites, Non-Smoking Rooms, Accessible rooms
Number of rooms
Price range
US$99 - US$219 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Also Known As
Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf Hotel Tarporley
Macdonald Portal Tarporley
United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
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What a lovely place to stay rooms were huge and really nicely decorated. The bathroom was great for myself being disabled having a walk in shower was a bonus without having to ask for one the room and bathroom were very clean . The walk from the car park was a bit of a hike for
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For 2 years we had been for the Xmas party night at this hotel. Golf beforehand - which was excellent - golf course condition for December was in great condition. Evening meal was just ok - but catering for large numbers is difficult however most of our party did not enjoy the ma
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Response from GMPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Responded 5 days ago
Dear peawack_9 Thanks very much for leaving us your recent review following your visit t our Christmas party. I am sorry to read that you had an issue with our DJ on the night in question and would be very keen to hear which night it was that you attended our party, so that I can look further into the feedback that you offered and can pass it on accurately to our entertainments supplied. My email address is gm.portal@macdonald-hotels.co.uk should you wish to assist me further. Having been to Portal for the last two years, I really do hope that this issue does not indeed detract you from returning next year, perhaps this is something further that we could discuss. Many thanks for your feedback and return custom Kindest regards James Pownall
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We stayed at the Macdonald Portal Hotel for a short stay at the end of November 2018. Utilising one of the hotel's offers.
We were booked for B&B but added an evening meal to the booking.
We were welcomed by the reception staff, who were friendly and informative.
The room was exc
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Response from GMPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Responded 1 week ago
Dear songs2play Thanks so much for the fantastic review! I was thrilled to read your feedback following your recent stay at the end of November and that you were able to make use of one of our fantastic offers ahead of coming to visit us. Please be assured, I have passed on all of your lovely comments to the relevant departments who were as delighted as I to read how much they had influenced the enjoyment of your stay. We look forward to you returning to us soon for your Spa break! :) Kindest regards James Pownall
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Had a brilliant girls' spa weekend in November. Great facilities including steam rooms, saunas etc. and the massage was one of the best I've had! Lovely food too. Really attentive service from the ladies on the front desk.
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Response from GMPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear Svan35 Thanks so much for the fantastic review following your recent Spa weekend with us at Macdonald Portal Hotel & Spa. I was absolutely delighted with your feedback and will be sure to pass on your kind comments to our wonderful ladies on reception. I do hope that we can look forward to welcoming you back to Macdonald Portal in the near future Kindest regards James Pownall
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we stayed for one night bed breakfast and evening meal and the food was very good,small portions but thats the norm i suppose in these sort of hotels.
the ladies had a spa treatment while the men played golf and all of us were very impressed. bar prices are expensive but the vill
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Response from GMPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa
Responded 2 weeks ago
Dear EnglandGeoff Thanks very much for the positive review following your "chill out" stay with us. Thank you for your feedback regarding our bar prices and food quality, I assure you that we use all of our customer comments to continually drive forward our product and ensure that we remain competitive with our local market and of course the bars and restaurants of nearby Tarporley. I hope that we are able to look forward to welcoming you back very soon Kindest regards James Pownall
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Suite 304
trying to decide which spa treatment to Have. can anyone tell me what the best foot forward treatment is? Thank you
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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anyone been for new year eve's celebration?
No, and I don't know anyone who has - sorry.
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Does this hotel have wifi? Is it free or do you have to pay for it?
Yes it has wifi and it is free
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Are there tea and coffee making facilities in the rooms?
Yes tea /coffee in most rooms
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Hi, Are children allowed to use the pool facilities, and it so, what type of swim nappies do you request? (Different places have different requirements.) Thanks!
Hi children are allowed in the pools, not sure about nappies but I do know pampers do special swim nappies? Hope this helps?
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"Lovely view from rooms on 2nd floor. Room was large and comfortable."
"Bring your own dressing gown."
"Stay somewhere else"
"Not sure about that one"
"Ground floor very convenient room 203 close to bar and reception, no stairs/lifts needed"
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