Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa

Cobblers Cross Lane



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  • Wi-Fi

  • Breakfast

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About the hotel


You need to know

  • 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).
  • This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.
  • Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; guests are provided with hand sanitizer.
  • 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.

Optional fees

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at 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.

Check-in Instructions

  • 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
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation
  • This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, debit cards, and cash
  • Safety features at this property include a carbon monoxide detector, a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, a security system, a first aid kit, and window guards

Check-in Special Instructions

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


General description

In the Cheshire countryside The Macdonald Portal Hotel is 10 miles from Chester. It offers luxurious bedrooms 3 golf courses an indoor pool spa and an award-winning restaurant.Rooms at The Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa feature spacious bathrooms with baths and walk-in showers. They also have flat-screen TVs and Wi-Fi access.The spa centre has a sauna salt and ice rooms and a wide range of beauty treatments. There is an air-conditioned gym and one of the golf courses is of Championship standard.Ranulf Restaurant serves traditional cuisine and has an emphasis on organic food. The Lounge Bar brews fresh coffee and has a light snack menu.Oulton Park Race Circuit which hosts events such as the British Touring Cars and British Superbikes is only 2 miles away. Free parking is available at the Portal Hotel.


Located in Tarporley, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is in a rural location, within a 5-minute drive of Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre and Oulton Park Circuit. This 4-star hotel is 3.4 mi (5.4 km) from Little Budworth Country Park and 3.8 mi (6.1 km) from Abbeywood Gardens.


Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.

Cotebrook Shire Horse Centre - 2.4 km / 1.5 mi
Little Budworth Country Park - 4.1 km / 2.6 mi
Oulton Park Circuit - 4.4 km / 2.7 mi
Abbeywood Gardens - 6.1 km / 3.8 mi
Beeston Castle - 6.4 km / 4 mi
Sandstone Trail - 7.3 km / 4.5 mi
Bunbury Mill - 7.7 km / 4.8 mi
Cheshire Falconry - 8.7 km / 5.4 mi
Delamere Forest - 11.3 km / 7 mi
Eaton Golf Club - 11.3 km / 7 mi
The Ice Cream Farm - 11.4 km / 7.1 mi
Vicars Cross Golf Club - 12.6 km / 7.9 mi
St Luke's Barton Stadium - 13.9 km / 8.7 mi
Cheshire Workshops - 14.4 km / 8.9 mi
Bolesworth Castle - 14.5 km / 9 mi

The nearest airports are:
Manchester Airport (MAN) - 43.8 km / 27.2 mi
John Lennon Airport (LPL) - 37.4 km / 23.2 mi

The preferred airport for Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is Manchester Airport (MAN).


Enjoy British cuisine at Scottish Steakhouse, a restaurant where you can take in the golf course view, or stay in and take advantage of the 24-hour room service. Wrap up your day with a drink at the bar/lounge. Full breakfasts are served on weekdays from 7 AM to 10 AM and on weekends from 7:30 AM to 10:30 AM for a fee.


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.


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.

Business, and other amenities

Featured amenities include a business center, express check-out, and dry cleaning/laundry services.


This property is closed from December 16 2020 to May 16 2021 (dates subject to change).

Hotel Amenities

  • Wi-Fi

  • Express check-in/check-out

  • Non-smoking hotel

  • Spa/health club

  • Sauna

  • Lifts

  • Conference room

  • Indoor pool

  • Restaurant

  • Dry cleaning service

  • Parking

  • Wedding services


Internet Access
  • Wi-Fi
Food & drink
  • Bar
  • Breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Business centre
  • Conference room
  • Lifts
  • Non-smoking hotel
Front desk services
  • Dry cleaning service
  • Express check-in/check-out
Beauty & wellness
  • Sauna
  • Spa/health club
  • Steam room
  • Wedding services
  • Wheelchair accessible rooms
Parking & transportation
  • Parking
Pool & beach
  • Indoor pool
  • Golf course
  • Does Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa offer free breakfast?

    No, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa does not offer complimentary breakfast. It is available at a surcharge.

  • Does Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa have non-smoking rooms

    No, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa doesn't have non-smoking rooms.

  • Does Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa provide a shuttle service?

    No, Please contact the hotel for more information.

  • Does Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa have a swimming pool?

    No, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa does not have a swimming pool.

  • Does Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa have free Wi-Fi?

    No, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa does not offer free Wi-Fi.

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