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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
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Great location
Great pool
Value for money
Value for money could be better
Bar and Beverages
Bar could improve
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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)

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


  • 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
  • Chester City Walls - 6.7 mi / 10.8 km
  • Ness Botanic Gardens - 4 mi / 6.4 km
  • Countess of Chester Hospital - 6.2 mi / 10 km
  • The Rows of Chester - 6.8 mi / 11 km
  • Eastgate Clock - 6.9 mi / 11 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

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
  • 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
Languages Spoken
  • English
  • Hungarian
  • Polish

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. A variety of treatment therapies are provided, including aromatherapy. The spa is equipped with a sauna.

The spa is open daily.


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 property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 150 reviews

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
The family Xmas gathering.
I booked the room for my niece and her husband. I didn't stay at the hotel myself but dined there on the evening of 27th December 2018 with my family.
Tim, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Shopping Trip Away
Craxton Wood is a good hotel with friendly staff and excellent surroundings. We have always enjoyed our stay here although the pillows were very soft which hindered a good night sleep. Other than the pillows issue, I would recommend this hotel based on the price.
Lisa, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Weekend away
Great stay for a young family. Staff were really friendly.
Matthew, gb1 night family trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
There are a number of basic things wrong. There was no heating in the room but the hotel povided an electric radiator and the shower screen was mouldy. At dinner the first thing you saw was a table scattered with me menus and cutlery. We waited an hour for dinner with no apology. When it did arrive the steak was excellent. At breakfast there were no plates and no teaspoons. All small things but indicitive of hotel management issues. On the plus side the staff were polite and friendly.
peter, gb1 night trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Overall stay was OK - Room good however breakfast was an unmitigated disaster ! Often quoted is the line ‘ you can guarantee there’ll be an issue with Kitchen if you can’t get them to even fry an egg properly ! ‘ Why have a help yourself toaster when it either hardly toasts bread or incinerates it on second run through ? Sister Hotel - Hill Valley Golf & Country Club @ Whitchurch is a better choice i m o
Martin, gb1 night trip

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