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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

from $98 CAD
  • 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

  • Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Ellesmere Port
  • Macdonald Craxton Wood Ellesmere Port
  • 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 7.8 From 121 reviews

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
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
food was not hot just warm and expensive,it needs some money spending on it
Roger, gb3 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Very Good8.0
Wonderful stay
We stayed here for a wedding and we were all checking in at the same time so had to wait a while for our room the room was massive and could sleep 4 comfortably! staff were really helpful and friendly grounds were wonderful
Elisheva, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Breakfast shambolic
Very unhappy with the cleanliness of the room black hairs on the bathroom floor and in the bath , I am blonde. Breakfast was shambolic. Asked for bacon to be cooked a little more and a poached egg after going through 3 people to get the order approved. Bacon returned but no egg until 10 mins later asked twice for beans to be refilled while waiting for the egg , in the end my son and I gave had a slice of toast our experience took 59 mins and we had a long journey home so had something to eat on route . I must say the staff on arrival were lovely and helpful . We have stayed in Macdonalds hotels many times always been a pleasant experience , just wanted to have a good time with my son and his wife very disappointed the 4 of us
Eve, gb1 night trip

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