With London Fashion Week in full swing and no spare tickets or gorgeous goodie bags to be found, there’s only one thing for it: forget the fashionistas and flee the capital. That’s right it’s time to kick off those Louboutins (yeah right) and find a rural retreat in which to relax. Located in Tarporley, Cheshire (that’s about 180 miles from London) The Spa at Macdonald Portal Hotel Golf & Spa has everything you could hope for in terms of luxury and relaxation, plus better views than the front row at Mulberry. Welcome to our spa of the week…
With 24 spa sanctuaries across the UK, it’s clear that Macdonald Hotels know a thing or two about pampering. Situated in rolling countryside at the heart of Cheshire and with breath-taking views and state-of-the-art facilities, The Spa at Macdonald Portal Hotel proves this. With a soothing décor, team of expert staff and selection of wet and dry treatments, it’s an ideal venue for relaxing spa breaks or luxury hen weekends – just leave the learner plates and inflatable you-know-whats at home.
Feeling the cold at the moment? Escape to one of Macdonald Portal’s thermal suites, complete with rock saunas, infrared saunas, salt infusion and salt mist therapies, and aroma steam rooms. The pièce de résistance, however, has to be the 18-metre heated indoor pool which is surrounded by large windows overlooking the local countryside.
After warming up and winding down, the braver guest can head to one of the spa’s ice rooms or invigorating showers for a spot of refreshment or the state-of-the-art Technogym. If that’s not your idea of relaxation however – we don’t blame you – then heading to one of the spa’s beauty rooms and indulging in a pampering treatment from brands like Decleor, Elemis, St Tropez and Jessica nails might be more your thing.
As you might have gathered from the name, Macdonald Portal Hotel, Golf and Spa is also home to a pretty substantial golf course. In fact there are three. If there’s a keen golfer in your life, but you’re more keen on lounging around in a luxury robe, the One Night His & Hers Spa and Golf Break might be just what you’re after. As well as an overnight stay, three-course meal and breakfast, you can indulge in a little ‘tee-time’, or swap a round of golf for a 45-minute hot stone massage.
Or, if golf isn’t your thing, the spa offers a range of tempting escapes including a ‘Shop Till You Drop’ break, One Night Girlie Spa Break and the inspired Mad Hatter Spa Break, which includes a cream tea and bubbly. We’ll take tea-time over tee-time any day.
Fed up with Fashion Week? Ok us neither, but it’s nice to escape to the countryside every once in a while. Whether it's golfing or glamour you're after, the Spa at Macdonald Portal has it all. Take a look at the spa’s venue page where you can book an escape now.
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