Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel

 4 stars
Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Chester, United Kingdom, CH66 9PB  show mapSave
From  US$ 127
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  • Overview
  • Rooms & Availability
  • Location
  • Guest reviews
  • Facilities

Overview

The four-star Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel features convenient location on the spacious woodland in the countryside area of Chester.

This tranquil country house combines British traditional design with 21st century comfort and luxury.

The elegant 72guest rooms and suites are completed with en suite marble bathroom and trouser press.

There are three dining venues that serve delicious British cuisine and refreshing drinks.

The business center includes coffee breaks, wireless internet access, photocopying facilities and audio-visual capabilities. The airy seven meeting venues can accommodate up to 300 delegates.

The Leisure Club and Spa provides 18-meter heated indoor pool, gym with Technogym machines, a steam room and a sauna, the relaxing hot stone massage and dance studio.

Number of rooms   72.

hotel Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Chester location

Situated near to the Bromborough Golf Course, Haddon and Burton Woods, the Castrol Sports and Social Club, the Capenhurst‎ Railway Station, the Whitby Park and the Municipal Golf Course.

Distance to:

  • City Center - 9.8km
  • Airport: Liverpool John Lennon - 12.0km, Manchester - 48.2km
  • Train Station Chester Train Station - 10.0km
  • Bus stop - 5.7km

Rooms

The hotel provides rooms for guests with disabilities.

Classic Rooms are fitted with power shower and complimentary mineral water.

Executive Rooms include DVD player and extra-large work desk.

Family Rooms are equipped with single pull-out bed and stunning pool views.

Suites feature separate lounge with sofa, bathrobes and slippers.

Dining options

The Aiden Byrne British Grill serves a range of inspired British classic dishes and mouth-watering desserts in the stylish contemporary dining area.

The Cocktail Bar and Lounge offers outdoor terrace with garden views and traditional country house ambience to savor tasty cocktails and wine from 12pm till late.

The Vital Coffee Bar provides nutritious snacks and refreshments from 7am till 10pm.

All visitors are offered a full english breakfast for a fee. 

Facilities

General
  • Free parking
  • Car rental
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Luggage storage
  • Bus parking
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
Internet

Wireless internet is available in public areas and is free of charge

Guest Parking

Free Private hotel parking is possible on site.

Activities
  • Spa & wellness center
Services
  • Laundry
  • Massage services
  • Butler service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast
  • Continental breakfast
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • In-room breakfast
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Conference facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Swimming pool
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Sauna
  • Exercise gym
  • Fitness center
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Room service
  • Heating
  • Terrace
  • Hair dryer

Policies

Check-In

from  2 pm

Check-Out

until  11 am

Pets

Pets are not allowed

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free. 
  • Older children/adults may stay in the hotel for free. 
  • Maximum capacity of extra beds in a room is 2. 

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Rooms and availability

The hotel provides rooms for guests with disabilities.

Classic Rooms are fitted with power shower and complimentary mineral water.

Executive Rooms include DVD player and extra-large work desk.

Family Rooms are equipped with single pull-out bed and stunning pool views.

Suites feature separate lounge with sofa, bathrobes and slippers.

Executive Room

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Executive Room
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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Executive Room

The room offers additional place which gives you plenty of space. The room includes an extra-large desk and luxurious bath.

Suite

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Suite
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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Suite

The suite is full of original features, like the leaded light windows which offer breath-taking view over the gardens and woodland. Enjoy spacious, contemporary luxury into the bathrobe and slippers provided and settle into a deep, comfy sofa to watch a DVD on the plasma TV in the separate lounge.

Classic Room

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Classic Room Double Room
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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Classic Room Double Room

Comfortable room has a practical work desk and a contemporary bathroom.

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel LocationWhat's nearby

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What's nearby

General
  • Royal British Legion
    3.4km
  • Wings Club
    3.7km

Local Attractions

  • Old Wirral Hundred
    3.7km
    Capenhurst Lane, Ellesmere Port
  • Blue Planet Aquarium
    5.8km
    Longlooms Road, Ellesmere Port
  • The Spa at Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel
    6.7km
    Parkgate Road, Chester
  • National Waterways Museum
    6.8km
    South Pier Road, Ellesmere Port
  • Cheshire Oaks Designer Outlet
    7.1km
    Kinsey Road, Ellesmere Port

Restaurants Nearby

  • Brewers Fayre Tudor Rose

    Food: British

    310 m
    Parkgate Road

    Phone: 01513 392399

  • Aiden Byrne

    54% likes this, based on 41 reviews
    Food: British

    310 m
    Parkgate Road
Getting there.

Hawarden Airport is about 20.1k away.

Head southwest toward Chester Road/A5104, turn right onto Chester Road/A5104, continue to follow A5104, turn right to merge onto A55 toward Conwy, exit on the right onto A494 toward Queensferry, merge onto Welsh Road/A550 via the ramp to M53/B'head, keep left at the fork, turn left onto Parkgate Road/A540, turn left onto Puddington Lane and turn left toward the property.

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel Reviews

Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel

Average guest rating

3.7
out of 5
Very good
Based on 58 reviews

Rating by category:

Rooms
3.7
Service
3.5
Value
3.8
Dining
4.1
Location
4.0

Individual guest reviews

  • Nice quiet location and loved the hotel. Fabulous venue for a family wedding and friendly staff. Our room was lovely, breakfast was good and the leisure facilities were also of a high standard.

    Service could be better.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.1
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      4
  • Great location and facilities, convenient for Chester, the staff were all very pleasant. Room was nice and clean, breakfast was fine. The girl on reception for our checkout was very friendly, the spa facitilies were again excellent and spotless.

    Not good value for money and poor service. The tv is also old and you dont get all the channels that says.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.5
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Delightful surroundings & peaceful, a beautiful gem tucked away in lusious wirral countryside and a lovely stay in a local hotel. Pool and gym in adjacent building very pleasant, nice friendly staff. Room service breakfast was fresh & and food was excellent.

    Not great value for money, very poor house keeping and bathroom needed old willdew sealent replacing. Bar is extremely expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.9
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      3
    • Value
      3
  • Handy location near golf clubs and well worth the money & would recommend to others & would also stay again. The staff are friendly and helpful, the rooms are very spacious and quiet, breakfasts good plenty to choose from.

    The pool area , again, was in a poor state smelt of drains and looked a bit shabby, the restaurant was too expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.8
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      4
  • Location was very good, the evening meal in the hotels restaurant was incredible and as a wedding venue was lovely. The staff were friendly, our family room was very clean, comfortable and spacious, the cooked breakfast was excellent. Dinner on the 2nd night was much better, pool was nice.

    Poor quality of wifi and difficult getting in/out on busy roads. Dusty and cobweb ridden bathroom.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.5
    • Location
      3
    • Rooms
      3
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      4
  • Adequate for an overnight stay, friendly staff and receptionist extremely welcoming and helpful. Rooms very cosy and clean, food excellent, very nice plus a lovely spa.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      4
    • Dining
      5
  • The bed was big comfortable, the lounge area was cosy, and the bathroom was spotless, the breakfast itself was very tasty and by far was the best pArt of our stay, staff were attentive to our needs. The room was very clean and comfortable, the new restaurant was very nice.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.8
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      1
  • The adjoining leasure centre was excellent and the children loved swimming in the heated pool, the new restaurant in the hotel was fantastic, the staff were very friendly and helpful. Our room was spacious, breakfast was as good as gets, fabulous.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      5.0
    • Location
      5
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Fabulous location, well planned and designed function rooms, excellent value special offer via Travelzoo.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      5.0
    • Value
      5
  • Great location and superb Value. The staff were lovely and sauna and steam room were good. The food was excellent.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.6
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
  • Nice quiet location, excellent stay and christopher on reception was very welcoming and helpful. Our room was spacious, spotless and breakfast was very good.

    Restaurant food and staff were poor.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.9
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      5
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Excellent location and good value. The staff were all friendly and the room was sparkling clean and kept that way every morning. The restaurant food was fantastic.

    Cost of breakfast too expensive.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.7
    • Rooms
      5
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
    • Dining
      5
  • Location is great for trips into Chester and the hotel has a fantastic gym facility and pool. The food here is amazing.

    I noticed the receptionist was charging £150 to my card for a room rate of £90.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      3.8
    • Rooms
      4
    • Value
      4
  • Good strategic location for north wales and the north west, great overnight stay. The staff were very welcoming, room was comfortable and quiet, overlooking the gardens, the restaurant service was excellent and very attentive.

    The food was shockingly bad.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.0
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Service
      4
    • Value
      5
  • Good location within easy reach of Chester by taxi, just returned from a one night stay to celebrate our anniversary and breakfast is also lovely.

    Very tired room in need of improvement.

    My rating for the hotel:

    • Average rating
      4.4
    • Location
      4
    • Rooms
      4
    • Value
      5
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