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Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

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Burscough
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We visited this beautiful hotel after going to Oulton Park and could not fault it at all. Although we didn't sample the food, we did use the pool and leisure facilities. The staff were very friendly and professional. Only thing disappointing was that the bar prices were a bit steep! Will definitely visit again

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York, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We recently visited this hotel for a spa break. The staff in the hotel were all so wonderful. The massages were amazing with experienced polite staff. My partner and I had two treatments by Andrea and Sam! Best treatments we've ever had! Also the food in the restaurant was gorgeous! Again the staff were so lovely! salavadore and Martin were...

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Thank SEFM1
Oxford, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Lovely entrance and drive through the golf course. The staff were very friendly and sorted everything out when I explained my partner would be joining me after his dinner so I didn't have to go and meet him. The room was lovely and the bathroom was great, I had a long soak in the bath and it was a great...

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Lancashire
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The location is lovely . The reception of the hotel was unwelcoming along a partially covered long walkway. The receptionists could have been "warmer". There is a golf course at the hotel; be aware of your cars on the car park as there are a lot of golfers with their trollies. The rooms were pleasant and our bathroom has been...

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MacPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Kool-puppy, Thank you for your review following your recent stay here at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa. I'm pleased you enjoyed your stay with us and your positive feedback in relation to the food and facilities are much appreciated. Whilst your comments are most definitely noted in reference to an aroma in the bar area I can...

Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a brilliant spar treatment here at the weekend. I'd spoken to Nicky prior to my visit and because of this she took full care of me over two spar treatments. I'm recovering from breast-cancer so needed a letter from my nurse as advised by Nicky, she ensured all the time that I was comfortable and not in any pain....

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MacPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Nicola, Thank you for your review following your recent visit here at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa. I'm pleased you enjoyed your experience and I will be sure to feedback to Nikki to whom I'm sure will be delighted to hear of her personal recognition. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the...

Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

Went with partner who was on riding weekend. I was recovering from back operation wonderful friendly service and good food. This is a wedding venue and there were two while we were there but hotel managed it well and it actually made stay more enjoyable lovely fireworks!

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MacPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Dominic, Thank you for your review following your recent stay here at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and your positive feedback relating to the service and food you encountered is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards...

Ballinamore, Ireland
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We recently stayed in the Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley to attend a family wedding in another venue. The hotel is set in rolling countryside in the middle of a beauty-full golf course. The entrance from the main road is not easy to spot but is sign posted. Check-in was professional, courteous and professional. Rooms...

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MacPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Michael, Thank you for your review following your recent stay here at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and your positive feedback in relation to the cleanliness, service and facilities is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards...

South West England
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of 16 went for the Dinner, Bed and Breakfast deal plus 2 rounds and what a bargain it was. Played golf on 2 lovely courses and stayed in a very nice hotel which was spotless. Food was good - both dinner and breakfast and the service was what you would expect of a good 4 star hotel. Our...

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MacPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, responded to this review

Dear pomsontour, Thank you for your review following your recent stay here at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and your positive feedback in relation to the food quality and service is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards...

Sheffield, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We arrived at the hotel for Easter it looks very nice on arrival but on entering the room the bathroom door was very dirty and the handle is loose and it was hard to get out of the bathroom because of this, we tried to forget about this and got ready for the evening meal, we had invited family to...

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MacPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Gillian, Thank you for your review following your recent stay here at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa. I'm sorry there were elements of your stay that you were disappointed with and I've been assured that our Reception Manager took the time prior to you departing to discuss these concerns at length with you. Typically the service we...

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in the hotel for 3 nights 4 days and couldn't fault the food absolutely top class complements to the chef lots of choices and everything cooked to your liking my favourite was the filet steak definitely recommended for all occasions 5 stars me and my daughter will be back

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MacPortal, General Manager at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa, responded to this review

Dear Paul, Thank you for your review following your recent stay here at The Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa. I'm delighted you enjoyed your stay with us and your positive feedback in relation to our food quality is very much appreciated. We look forward to welcoming you back to the hotel in the near future. Kind Regards Alan Shaw

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Golf Course
Room types
  • Suites
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
Services
  • Room Service
  • Free Parking
  • Dry Cleaning
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Business Centre with Internet Access
  • Laundry Service
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

Address: Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley CW6 0DJ, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Cheshire > Tarporley
Price Range: $158 - $347 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa 4*
Number of rooms: 85
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“Try to ask for a room facing the golf course views are stunning”
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