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Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa

AA rating

About this rating

Rated from 1 to 5, a higher number of stars indicates a better quality, range of services and facilities with an emphasis on 6 key areas – cleanliness, service, food, bedrooms, bathrooms and hospitality.

The merit score for this hotel is 78%. This helps you to compare quality between hotels of the same star rating.

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Customer rating 8 / 10
Based on 656 reviews

Set in rolling countryside with state-of-the-art facilities

AA Inspector

At a glance

1 Rosette restaurant
Wheelchair accessible
Dogs welcome

Located in beautiful rolling countryside, this hotel provides a luxury base for business and leisure guests. The spacious and well-equipped bedrooms have en suites with baths and power showers. Extensive leisure facilities include a superb spa, well-equipped gym and thermal suite, three golf courses and a golf academy. The Scottish Steakhouse, as the name suggests, serves great steaks alongside innovative seasonal dishes. Staff throughout are very friendly and welcoming.


  • En-suite rooms: 85
  • Ground-floor rooms: 29
  • Dogs allowed on premises
  • Dogs allowed in bedrooms
  • Broadband available
  • Wi-Fi available
  • Free satellite TV in rooms
  • Freeview TV in rooms
  • Hearing loop

Opening times

  • Open all year


  • Night porter
  • Lift available
  • Outdoor parking spaces: 250


  • Accessible bedrooms: 6
  • Walk-in showers


  • Children welcome


  • Indoor swimming pool, heated
  • Golf course
  • Number of holes: 45
  • Gym
  • Spa
  • Other leisure facilities: Golf academy, outdoor pursuits
  • New Year entertainment programme


  • Theatre-style holds (maximum): 250
  • Classroom-style holds (maximum): 180
  • Boardroom-style holds (maximum): 60


  • Holds a civil ceremony licence
  • Maximum number of guests: 250

Getting here

M6 junction 18, A54 towards Middlewich/Winsford. Left onto A49, through Cotebrook. In approximately 1 mile follow signs for hotel.

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Nearest airport

Manchester/Liverpool John Lennon

Nearest train station


Nearest motorway junction

M6 junction 18
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