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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port

4-star4 stars
Parkgate RoadLedsham, Nr Chester, Ellesmere PortEnglandCH66 9PBUnited Kingdom

4-star hotel in Ellesmere Port with spa, indoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
  • Collect nightsFor every 10 nights, get 1 free*!
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
Value for money
Value for money could be better
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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port

Hotel Info: 6823 2342

from S$99
  • Family Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Double Room (King)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room (Feature King)
  • Executive Double Room (King)

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 72 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 2 floors


  • Check-in time 3 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 11 AM

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Full breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
  • Coffee shop/café
  • Room service (during limited hours)
  • Coffee/tea in a common area
Things to do
  • Indoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Full-service spa
  • Spa treatment room(s)
  • Fitness classes on site
  • Pilates classes on site
  • Yoga classes/instruction on site
  • Health club
  • Steam room
  • Sauna
Working away
  • Business center
  • Conference space
  • Meeting rooms 7
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Wedding services
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1999
  • Elevator/lift
  • Garden
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility

In the room

Home comforts
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Hypo-allergenic bedding available
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Flat-screen TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Free bottled water
  • Daily housekeeping
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


The onsite spa has 6 treatment rooms including rooms for couples. Services include facials, body wraps, body scrubs, and body treatments. The spa is equipped with a sauna. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy.


Craxton Wood Grill - This restaurant specializes in British cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner.

The Cocktail Bar & Lounge - Overlooking the garden, this bar serves lunch, dinner, and light fare.

Onsite venue #3 - This coffee shop serves light fare only. Open daily.

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port’s small print

Also known as

  • Craxton
  • Craxton Wood
  • Macdonald Craxton
  • Macdonald Craxton Wood
  • Macdonald Craxton Wood Ellesmere Port
  • Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel
  • Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Ellesmere Port


Guests must contact this hotel in advance to reserve a crib (infant bed) or rollaway/extra bed. please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.
Children's swim times are from 9 am till 11 am and 3 pm till 6 pm. We regret that children are not allowed in the pool area outside of these times.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Optional extras

Full breakfast is offered for an extra charge of GBP 12.00 for adults and GBP 12.50 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port


  • Chester Zoo - 7.4 mi / 12 km
  • Chester Cathedral - 6.9 mi / 11.1 km
  • Grosvenor Museum - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Blue Planet Aquarium - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet - 5.9 mi / 9.5 km
  • University of Chester - 6.2 mi / 9.9 km
  • Countess of Chester Hospital - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Monkey Bizness - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 34 min drive
  • Manchester (MAN) - 37 min drive
  • Capenhurst Station - 6 min drive
  • Little Sutton Station - 7 min drive
  • Hooton Station - 8 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 125 reviews

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Not recommended
Receptionist gave us no info about the hotel when checking in re the spa or eating options. Bar service was awful.
michelle, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Room Excellent, service ok, evening meal not good
For starters the room was very clean, comfortable and perfect, only issue there was the ice bucket had a note to say call room service for Ice delivery. When I called for Ice I was asked to come to bar with the bucket to get some, it didn't make sense and given the room's location, it couldn't be any further from the bar. The staff on the restaurant at night were, a little clueless, charging for wine we did not have, complete mix up with the meal and no apart awareness from the chef to understand the difference between medium and medium rare. The cocktail bar was manned by one person who was clear on his first day, so not his fault but a queue quickly forms out of the tiny bar area. The drinks at the bar are very very expensive for what they are also. The breakfast was a good quality. Overall a satisfactory stay, mainly because of the quality of the room and comfort of the bed, everything else was below acceptable for the price of the stay and the cost of the evening meal.
Adam, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
stayed in a double room , had only 1 chair had to sit on bed asked for another.Did not arrive!!
LORRAINE, gb2 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Ok. But service not up to 4 star
Nice hotel , rooms of a very good standard and hotel itself set in lovely grounds The service however was poor, and the general management in need of training. I was left a deal card for 2 /3 courses for a set price in my room , however when I went to order I was told that deal expired 3/4 mk THS ago despite the fact it had no expiry date on the card , I made a fuss but they refused to honour the deal. If the the deal was over 3 months old why was the card still attached to the menu in the room? Attention to detail must be very poor
Peter, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Very welcoming when I first arrived especially from Adam.. A beautiful stunning location, a great room and good service for the evening meal & breakfast. Will revisit on my next time in the area.
John, gb1 night trip

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