Checking was straight forward, although the first room we were given turned out to be a twin rather than a double even though it was on the double list at reception. Changing to a double was quick and easy. Room was large and very comfortable. Did take advantage of the Spa and that was fine. Only short coming was when it came to the bar. They had run out of several drinks we original requested, and even the wine we wanted for dinner. Food was cooked well but could not be classed as fabulous.
Surrounded by tranquil Cheshire countryside, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf & Spa is a fabulous resort that boasts two of the very finest courses in the North West.
The Championship Course is the headline act, designed by the legendary Donald Steel, it remains one of the best hidden gems in the country. Alongside the 18-hole Premier Course and 9-hole Arderne Course, Portal is completed by the largest indoor golf academy in Europe.
Terrific resort facilities match the courses to provide one of the most sought-after golf break destinations in England. Following the completion of a ₤11 million investment, the hotel at Portal is a real delight and is a golf break destination where you can truly relax and unwind. Some of the best features include the state-of-the-art spa and the delightful Ranulf Restaurant.
With a choice of three great golf courses, and facilities including the largest indoors-golfing academy in Europe, and a fantastically well stocked pro-shop, The Portal Hotel has established itself as a world-class championship venue, ideal for all standard of player.