Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa - Chester

ex. Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel

Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Chester, United Kingdom, CH66 9PBshow map
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Very goodBased on  61 reviews
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Overview

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa features contemporary rooms and free private parking, a safe deposit box and a beauty salon in Chester. Renovated in 2004, the comfortable hotel has welcomed guests since 1800.

Located 9 km off Chester Zoo, the venue is 10 km from Chester airport. Castle Park can be reached in 40 minutes' drive.

A market and shopping outlets are located nearby.

Rooms

A heating system, a balcony and tea and coffee making facilities are included in each room at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa. Rooms come with the garden view. A hairdryer, a rain shower and complimentary toiletries are featured in bathrooms.

Eat & Drink

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa offers a daily packed breakfast. The lobby restaurant provides fine meals. There is a poolside bar where guests can enjoy tea and coffee. Aiden Byrne is situated around the corner and serves British dishes.

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

Services

24-hour front desk, dry cleaning and room service are available in this hotel.

Relax

The hotel offers various facilities, such as a wellness centre, a treatment room and a steam room along with beauty treatments, steam baths and facials. Fitness facilities include a gym, aerobics classes and stretching.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible on site for free.

Number of rooms:   72.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

On-site car park

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Poolside snack bar

Coffee/Tea in lobby

Restaurant buffet

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Swimming pool

Indoor heated swimming pool

Spa and relaxation

Jacuzzi

Massage

Solarium

Spa & wellness centre

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre
  • Golf course
  • Aerobics

Services

  • 24-hour room service
  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Cafe
  • Poolside snack bar
  • Snack bar
  • Coffee/Tea in lobby
  • Packed lunches
  • Special diet menus
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Paid cots (on request)

Spa & Leisure

  • Indoor heated swimming pool
  • Sun terrace
  • Garden area
  • Barbeque grills
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Solarium
  • Sauna
  • Jacuzzi
  • Massage

Room view

  • Garden view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Living room
  • Sitting area
  • Terrace
  • Balcony
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Bath/ Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
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Location
Getting around
Airports
Chester (CEG)5.8 mi
Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)7.5 mi
Train
Chester Train Station6.3 mi
Bus
Bus stop3.6 mi
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  61  reviews

Rating by category:

6.0
Location
5.0
Rooms
3.0
Service
2.0
Dining
  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    first you mixed up all the bookings for the wedding party then you had no first aider when one of the guest the guest was taken ill.

  • 10.0
    Exclusive

    Delightful surroundings & peaceful, very courteous,friendly, helpful staff. Good location for our long weekend to visit Chester & surrounding area, good breakfast nice restaurant area & outside terrace. Good pool & gym facilities & very good value did not cost much more for 3 nights here with breakfast including than the Premier Inn not far away on the main road. Well worth the money & would recommend to others & would also stay again.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Our room was lovely and big with an enormous comfy bed. We were in one of the Garden Rooms on the ground floor and it was very quiet. The staff were very friendly and helpful and the hotel is in a good location just 20 miles from Liverpool and around 6 miles from Chester. There is a Park and Ride service into Chester and there are 2 pubs locally if you don't want to eat in the hotel; one is within walking distance (next door, though I wouldn't recommend the steak) and the other one just a mile down the road with lovely food. We didn't eat at the hotel so can't comment on that but the restaurant looked very nice.

  • 9.6
    Exclusive

    We had a very enjoyable wedding party - the staff were very helpful to us and the food was excellent.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Helpful receptionist/ easy check in-out/Price

    Terrible food service/poor food selection/ rooms poorly lit/generally dark throughout/not up to my expectations for 4*

  • 9.2
    Superb

    Excellent clean hotel set in its own grounds. Lovely big modern room with good bathroom.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    Very pleasant rural location within 10 minutes drive of Chester.

    As with all hotels I have known, there are minor imperfections. For example, there are inevitable signs of wear and tear but nothing drastic. Also, some noise could be heard in a ground floor room from a first floor room. That again is difficult to avoid.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    I am a weary traveller as work means I have to stay in hotels 2 or 3 nights a week. I am not often impressed, but I certainly was this time. Excellent sttaff, extremely good at engaging with customers, highly professionnal and genuinely friendly. The restaurant is superb.......food truly excellent. The hotel is a little dated, but that is unimportant when the overall experience is very good. Well done to all the staff at Craxton Woof.

    Nothing to dislike......a touch expensive, but I guess you get what you pay for.

  • 5.0
    Guest rating

    The food and staff amde up for a rather tired looking hotel which i wouldnt rate at anymore than 3 star as a Mcdonald hotel fan i was disappointed with the appearance of the hotel. The reception is to samll and we had to wait 15 minutes to check in, not good enough for my money

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The peace and quiet no intruding noises from the corridor or from other rooms or outside guests especially as we were next to the car park

  • 8.8
    Superb

    The rooms were an excellent size, the staff were very friendly and the health club facilities were great (& quiet). Room service breakfast was fresh & of great quality.

    Restaurant food and staff were poor, found a particular waitress to be very rude, had to reorder drinks 3 times & meat selection is very limited considering it is a grill restaurant and not great value for money.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    I booked this as an early birthday treat for my partner and did ask on booking for a nice quiet room which we were given and was lovely,

    However on the first night saty (Sat 25th Aug) we only had one choice for booking our evening meal of 8.45pm. However at 9.15pm we were still left sat in the conservatory. We were finally seated at 9.30pm and dinner was served at 10.25pm which I couldnt eat as I was to tired and past eating by this time. We decided to go elsewhere for our meal on the Sunday evening. Apart from this, the food at breakfast was lovely.

  • 5.4
    Guest rating

    Location and grounds

    Listed as a four star hotel, the paintowrk in the room needed attention, as did the coffee supplies- one would expect a higher standard than nescafe original. The bathroom speakers did not work and wi-fi was not available in the room. Distinctly unimpressed on this occasion.

  • 8.4
    Superb

    Great Room, Excellent staff. Superb restaurant. Good location within easy reach of Chester by taxi.

    The Bathroom ! mouldy& grimy shower area- a pity as everything else was fine

  • 7.4
    Very good

    The function there was good and all staff really helpful and friendly. Liked size of room and felt very comfortable.

    Found the keys to the room difficult to use until staff came and explained about it. Ordered paper but no pper delivered.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  61 reviews
Hotel Awards

According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as  Best Luxury Hotels in United Kingdom

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Good to know
Check-infrom 15:00-23:59FREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsThere are no extra beds provided in a room. 
PetsPets are not allowed.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Chester (CEG)5.8 mi
Liverpool John Lennon (LPL)7.5 mi
Train
Chester Train Station6.3 mi
Bus
Bus stop3.6 mi
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