Portal Hotel

Cobblers Cross Lane, Tarporley, Nr Chester, Cheshire, CW6 0DJ
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Tel: 0844 879 9082

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Set in beautiful countryside amidst rolling hills, the luxurious and elegant Macdonald Portal Hotel near Chester provides some of the finest luxury accommodation in the Cheshire area.

Enjoy the views and relax in one of our stunning bedrooms as it becomes your home from home during your stay. Leave the cares of the day behind with a relaxing swim in our pool or a massage from one of our expert therapists, then indulge in a delicious meal in our restaurant.

And if golf is your game, there are 3 magnificent courses to choose from, with resident pros on hand if you want some golfing tips.

Organising a business or family event? Our conference and banqueting facilities - steeped in natural light and enjoying countryside views - make us the perfect choice for your wedding or conference. We are one of the leading Cheshire hotels for events and functions.

Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa offers you the very best for your stay in Cheshire. If you're looking for hotels near Chester, look no further for quality accommodation in stylish surroundings.

Guide Prices

Number of Rooms / Units
Room / Unit TypeRoom / Unit Tariff*
Double (En-Suite)from £110.00 to £150.00 per room (breakfast included)
Twin (En-Suite)from £110.00 to £150.00 per room (breakfast included)
Suitefrom £206.00 to £210.00 per room (breakfast included)
Accessible Twin Roomfrom £110.00 to £150.00 per room (breakfast included)

Opening Times

Open Christmas
Open New Year
All year, 2022 (1 Jan 2022 - 31 Dec 2022)


  • 4 AA Stars Hotel
4 AA Stars Hotel

Special Offers


    There's no time like the present to treat yourself to an indulgent getaway.

    With our specially curated afternoon tea breaks, treat a loved one or have a long overdue catch up with friends over our sweet treats before exploring the countryside at our rural retreats, hit the shops at our city centre hotels or relax in one of our 19 spa locations.

    On arrival settle in to enjoy delicate finger sandwiches, fluffy scones, and a selection of homemade delights, washed down with freshly brewed tea and coffee. Why not upgrade to a include a bottle of Champagne to make it an extra special occasion? Expect sweet and savoury treats and a luxurious room to sleep off that sugar rush.

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  • Christmas Day Lunch at Salt


    Take your seats in our new restaurant concept, Salt, for a celebratory meal not to be forgotten. Toast family and friends as you gather over a glass of chilled prosecco. Enjoy luxury canapés before sitting down to a four-course banquet, all prepared by our talented brigade of chefs.

    • Seatings at 12pm and 2pm

    Adult £80, Child £40


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  • Family Christmas Day in the Castle Suite


    Why not skip the dishes this year and enjoy a family Christmas meal? Family Lunch hosted in our Castle suite. The day includes a delicious three course meal, arrival drink at your table, a visit from Santa in a warm festive atmosphere.

    • Seating at 12.30pm

    Adult £49, Child £29


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  • Christmas Breaks


    Join us at Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa in the heart of beautiful Cheshire for a wondrous festive break.

    Enjoy a relaxing break, snuggle up under one of our gorgeous blankets and enjoy a hot chocolate on our balcony whilst taking in the spectacular views of 5 counties, not forgetting to spoil yourself with a decadent Christmas Eve spa treatment and a glass of bubbles.

    Experience Christmas your way. Play golf on our championship golf course and enjoy the fabulous leisure facilities.

    • Check-in 3pm, check-out 11am

    2 nights - 24th - 26th December - £320 adults, £89 children

    3 nights - 24th - 27th December - £440 adults, £109 children


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  • Festive Afternoon Tea


    Relax and enjoy our fabulous Festive Afternoon Tea. Our Head Chef has created a Christmas themed Afternoon Tea menu packed with the finest festive treats that you will just love! It's the perfect opportunity to enjoy a seasonal catch up with friends or family in the most comfortable surroundings and will really get you feeling all Christmassy.

    • Served 12noon – 6pm throughout

    Available throughout December - Traditional Afternoon Tea Adult £30pp, Child £15pp | Prosecco Afternoon Tea £35pp


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  • Snow and Sparkles Party Nights

    The evening begins with an arrival drinks reception, followed by a fabulous three-course festive meal, before dancing the night away.

    On the 3rd, 10th and 17th dates we have the amazing Rock Revolution band performing with a DJ set following. All other dates we have our resident DJ to take the reins.


    November £49pp
    December £59pp

    Bed and Breakfast based on two people sharing a classic bedroom - £99

    Opening Times

    25 Nov 2022 - 26 Nov 2022 - Friday - Saturday - 19:00 - 00:00

    2 Dec 2022 - 17 Dec 2022 - Friday - Saturday - 19:00 - 00:00

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    The ultimate relaxation experience made just for you! Available at Macdonald Hotels & Resorts across the UK, the Glow With Me Spa Day is the perfect way to escape the everyday and treat yourself to some well deserved rest and relaxation.

    From just £89 per person:

    55-minute ELEMIS Pro Glow Brilliance Facial

    Sumptuous afternoon tea

    Free ELEMIS gift worth £45

    Full use of leisure facilities 

    Robe, towels & slippers

    Available for direct bookings only, this special offer is available to purchase until 31st December 2022, with guests able to book their Glow With Me Spa Day up until 28th February 2023.


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Road Directions

Take the A49, across junction with A54 and through the village of Cotebrook.



TripAdvisor Traveller Rating:

3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
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Recent Reviews:

  • Paul S
    STEPHEN - excellent. 5-star!!!!!,
    3 of 5 stars
    Friday, 11th November 2022
    Just to commend STEPHEN on how he served/treated/dealt with us during our stay. Thank you Stephen for the way you served/treated/dealt with us during our stay. Stephen has a heart/passion for... Read full review
  • Barbara J
    Spa I would recommend it was so relaxing and beautiful, maria was so lovley
    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th November 2022
    Absolutely the best spa I have been to it was amazing the lady who did my facial and massage was called maria and I would certainly recommend her and the lovley lady called Nicky on reception was so... Read full review
  • alinaomalley
    Gainsborough, United Kingdom
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    5 of 5 stars
    Sunday, 13th November 2022
    Me and my partner booked a 2 night spa package here. We already was so pleased with the price and the things included in the deal, however from the moment we arrived it was a stay to remember. The... Read full review



  • Bar
  • Cater for vegetarians
  • Room service
  • Serve breakfast
  • Serve evening meal
  • Serve lunch

Children & Infants

  • Accept children (Minimum age) - No minimum age.
  • Facilities for children - Cots and highchairs available.

Languages spoken

  • French spoken
  • German spoken
  • Polish spoken
  • Spanish spoken

Leisure Facilities

  • Access to golf course
  • Fishing
  • Gym
  • Health/Fitness/ Beauty Facilities
  • Indoor pool
  • Sauna
  • Spa Facilities
  • Swimming pool

Parking & Transport

  • Car parking

Payment Methods

  • American Express accepted
  • Maestro accepted
  • MasterCard accepted
  • Visa accepted

Provider Facilities

  • Accept coach parties
  • Business facilities (eg. Fax/ modem)
  • Central heating throughout
  • Conference facilities
  • Event venue
  • Ironing facilities
  • Licenced for civil marriages
  • Lift
  • Night porter
  • Public telephone
  • Regular evening entertainment

Provider Features

  • In countryside
  • Marketing Cheshire Member
  • Non smoking establishment
  • Townhouse

Room / Unit Features

  • Colour television in all bedrooms
  • Ground floor bedrooms available
  • Hairdryer in all bedrooms
  • Modem point in all bedrooms
  • Radio in all bedrooms
  • Tea & coffee making facilities in all bedrooms
  • Telephone in all bedrooms

Target Markets

  • Aim to attract conferences and business meetings

Contact Us

Tel: 0844 879 9082

Tel: 0844 879 9082

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