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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa

Star Rating
4 out of 5



3.9 / 5Good
379 reviews


  • Pool
  • Free WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Spa


What's nearby

  • Popular Location
    Blue Planet Aquarium
    7 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    8 min drive
  • Popular Location
    Chester Zoo
    10 min drive
  • Airport
    Manchester (MAN)
    35 min drive

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    About this area

    Ellesmere Port

    In the historical district, Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa is in an area with good shopping. Chester Cathedral and Chester City Walls are notable landmarks, and some of the area's popular attractions include Blue Planet Aquarium and Chester Zoo. Ness Botanic Gardens and Chester Roman Gardens are also worth visiting. Our guests appreciate the hotel's quiet location.

    What's nearby

    • Popular Location
      Blue Planet Aquarium - 7 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet - 8 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Chester Zoo - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Chester City Walls - 10 min drive
    • Popular Location
      Chester Racecourse - 11 min drive

    Getting around

    • Capenhurst Station - 4 min drive
    • Manchester (MAN) - 35 min drive


    • Where to eat
    • Craxton Wood Grill – Restaurant offering British cuisine. Serves breakfast and dinner.
    • The Cocktail Bar & Lounge – Garden-view bar. Serves lunch, dinner and light fare.
    • Third on-site dining venue – Coffee shop. Serves light fare daily.

    About this property

    Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa

    Along with a full-service spa, this smoke-free hotel has a restaurant and an indoor pool. Free WiFi in public areas and free self parking are also provided. Additionally, a health club, a bar/lounge and a coffee shop/café are on-site. All 72 rooms offer free WiFi, room service (during limited hours) and flat-screen TVs with digital channels. Other amenities available to guests include coffee/tea makers, free bottled water and hairdryers.

    Property amenities


    • Available in all rooms: Free WiFi
    • Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

    Parking and public transport

    • Free self parking

    Food and drink

    • Full breakfast available for a fee daily 7 AM–10 AM: GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children
    • 1 restaurant and 1 coffee shop/cafe
    • 1 bar
    • Room service available
    • Coffee/tea in a common area

    Things to do

    • Aerobics classes
    • Fitness centre
    • Full-service spa
    • Indoor pool
    • Pilates classes
    • Sauna
    • Steam room
    • Yoga classes

    Family friendly

    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Indoor pool
    • Laundry facilities


    • Lift

    Guest services

    • 24-hour front desk
    • Daily housekeeping
    • Dry-cleaning service
    • Laundry facilities
    • Luggage storage
    • Wedding services

    Languages spoken

    • English
    • Hungarian
    • Polish

    Business services

    • Business centre
    • Meeting rooms
    • Conference space


    • Garden


    • 6 treatment rooms
    • Aromatherapy
    • Body scrubs
    • Body treatments
    • Body wraps
    • Couples treatment room(s)
    • Facials
    • Manicures and pedicures
    • Massage/treatment rooms
    • Sauna
    • Spa open daily


    • If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them in the special requests field on the booking page after selecting your room.
    • Accessible bathroom
    • In-room accessibility
    • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
    • Wheelchair-accessible parking


    • Smoke-free property

    Room amenities


    • Blackout drapes/curtains
    • Hypo-allergenic bedding


    • Free toiletries
    • Hairdryer
    • Shower/bathtub combination


    • digital channels
    • flat-screen TV

    Food and drink

    • Coffee/tea maker
    • Free bottled water


    • Connecting rooms available
    • Desk
    • Iron/ironing board
    • Phone

    Nearby things to do

    Where to eat

    5 - Excellent
    4 - Good
    3 - Okay
    2 - Mediocre
    1 - Poor
    Service and Staff
    Property condition


    • Liked: Cleanliness, property conditions & facilities

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    4/5 Good

    • Liked: Cleanliness, amenities, property conditions & facilities

    Hotel itself especially room was comfortable and well maintained. However restaurant food was a let down. Both evening and breakfast meals were of poor quality despite few people staying. Asked for ribeye steak received overcooked sirloin with mushy vegetables. Breakfast not much better sat in a cold conservatory. Staff service lacked enthusiasm in restaurant. Would I recommend hotel yes but not to eat. Shame!

    Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019

    5/5 Excellent

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      Stayed 1 night in Dec 2019


      • Disliked: Staff & service

      Not the four star they advertise themselves to be.

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

      4/5 Good

      • Liked: Room comfort

      Great for a nights stay.

      King room was a good size and clean. Bed was very comfy. Didn’t hear any noise from other rooms so got a great nights sleep. Didn’t use the restaurant Or Spa due to other reviews. Needs modernising but a nice room and location for a nights stay. The grounds looked lovely but didn’t have time to look around them as we were busy Christmas shopping.

      Stayed 1 night in Nov 2019

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