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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port

4-starThis establishment has received its official star rating from VisitEngland, the National Tourist Board for England.
Parkgate RoadLedsham, Nr Chester, Ellesmere PortEnglandCH66 9PBUnited Kingdom, 6823 2342

4-star hotel in Ellesmere Port with spa, indoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
Very Good8.0
Great location
Wellness Area
Great wellness & sports facilities
Fantastic service
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$115
  • 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.

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 18.00 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 - 6.7 mi / 10.7 km
  • Grosvenor Museum - 7.1 mi / 11.4 km
  • Blue Planet Aquarium - 5.4 mi / 8.7 km
  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet - 6 mi / 9.7 km
  • University of Chester - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • Chester City Walls - 6.4 mi / 10.4 km
  • Chester Town Hall - 6.6 mi / 10.7 km

Getting around

  • Liverpool (LPL-John Lennon) - 36 min drive
  • Manchester (MAN) - 38 min drive
  • Deeside Shotton Station - 14 min drive
  • Chester Station - 16 min drive
  • Flint Station - 20 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Very Good 8.0 From 100 reviews

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
When we arrived at the hotel it looked great - the buildings are located in beautiful wooded grounds with plenty of parking. From then on it went downhill. The room was spacious, but was showing signs of wear although reasonably clean. We had an evening meal in the restaurant. It was quite a long wait to order drinks and food, so we ordered both at the same time. Mistake! Appetizers were finished before the drinks arrived, and although the menu looked interesting the food when it came was nothing special. It was then a long wait for desserts - eventually we grew tired of sitting looking at empty glasses so gave-up and found someone for the bill
T J, us1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Very Good8.0
Very enjoyable
It was very enjoyable stay . Definitely recommend it . It was a lovely room. Nice view. Hotel had a pool and steam room as well . Breakfast was lovely , enough choice also did vegetarian sausages which at some hotels is very rare.
Daxa, gb2 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Shame about the food...
Hotel is lovely but food was awful in terms of accuracy, quality & timeliness. Leisure facilities & location were good.
Ben, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Disappointing Easter Bank Hol Stay
We stayed for 4 nights over the Easter Bank Holiday weekend as a family 4 with 2 young children, but unfortunately our break was extremely disappointing. We ate in the hotel restaurant the first night. In our view it is overpriced for the level of service and standard of food although the decor was nice. My sons main meal didn't arrive with the other 3 so the waitress went to check whilst we all waited with our food going cold. We weren't told whether it was on its way or being cooked from fresh, so just sat waiting for 10 minutes. When I then cut into my sirloin, it was very much well done rather than medium. The waitress happily took it back to the kitchen and I waited for another one. My family starting eating without me as their food was almost cold by this stage; my meal arrived as they were finishing theirs. It also arrived without any cutlery, so I then had to wait another few minutes to ask a waitress for cutlery. The waitress did apologise, but I don't expect that level of service for a £140 meal consisting of 2 starters, 4 steaks and a bottle of wine. The first 2 nights we barely slept due to the noise of other residents - sounded like a room party, with loud shouting, laughing, music and repeated alcohol from room service. I called reception to report the issue and they did speak with the residents, but the noise remained. This was particularly challenging with 2 young children - not the relaxing break we were after! Finally, check out took over 30 mins at 9am.
Leanne, gb4 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Ellesmere Port
Very Good8.0
A relaxing short stay
An enjoyable stay with very friendly and helpful staff in all departments. Comfortable room and good facilities. Excellent breakfast with a great variety of food. The only problem we and other guests encountered was on arrival at 6:00pm ,there was no one at the reception desk for a some 15 minutes. On departure there was also a long queue also. However, we had a lovely,relaxing short stay and shall return for longer next time. Thank you. Vf
A Traveller, gb1 night trip

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