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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port

4-star4 stars
Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Nr Chester, Ellesmere Port, England, CH66 9PB, United Kingdom

4-star hotel in Ellesmere Port with spa, indoor pool
  • Free WiFi and free parking
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Great location
Fantastic service
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 $77
  • Family Room
  • Classic Double Room
  • Classic Double Room, 1 King Bed (King)
  • Deluxe Suite (Feature Suite)
  • Deluxe Double Room, 1 King Bed (Feature)
  • Executive Double Room, 1 King Bed

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) - 38 min drive
  • Capenhurst Station - 5 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

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

Recent reviews

Good 7.6 From 155 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
Still smoking at front doors! Come on management!
The hotel still permits smoking immediately outside the front reception doors which is most unfortunate; it's disgusting to inhale second hand smoke on a beautiful sunny morning when all you want is a deep breath of fresh air! Otherwise hotel is good as ever and I would recommend.
JULIE, us3 night business trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Room very noisy. Could hear next door snoring and people talking on the corridor. Hair dryer didn’t work. Double bed uncomfortable. Pillows flat as pancakes & no spares in the room. Blackout curtain linings had holes in. Bath dangerously slippery.
Cheryl, gb1 night family trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Very Good8.0
Night break away
William, gb1 night romance trip
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port
Lovely hotel and grounds and friendly, attentive staff. Clean and tidy throughout the hotel although a bit dated in places.
hayley, gb1 night business trip

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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa, Ellesmere Port

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