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4.3

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Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel,
Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Chester, CH66 9PB
United Kingdom

Hotel Spa

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa
Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel,
Parkgate Road, Ledsham, Chester, CH66 9PB
United Kingdom

Opening hours

Mon - Fri 9:00 am - 8:00 pm
Sat - Sun 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Accepts online bookings

    Online bookings let you pick date/time for your visit.

  • Accepts eVouchers

    If you purchase an eVoucher you will need to book with the venue directly.

  • Wahanda gift voucher not accepted

    Our old Wahanda Gift Vouchers can still be redeemed at over 3,000 locations. Use them to pay as you would with cash. Please note, the Wahanda Gift Voucher's successor – the Wahanda Gift Card – can only be used for online purchases.

Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa part of Macdonald Hotel & Resorts

Vital Beauty at Macdonald Craxton Wood Hotel is the place for you to lose your stress and invest in yourself. Relax in one of our beauty treatment rooms, illuminated only by candle light. Listen to natural sounds while the finest of products are applied by our professionally trained therapists. We have carefully selected our skincare house Elemis to ensure your Spa is the very best in treatment technology and product advancement.

Surrender to your personal beauty therapist by reserving time and allow her to create a sequence of therapies and treatments to suit your immediate needs. The following treatments and therapies have been created to assist in restoring balance and well-being in your life. To ensure we have the time to look after you we would recommend you phone us so we can reserve a treatment room exclusively for you.

The Macdonald Craxton Wood is only 20 minutes drive from the City of Chester with its wealth of historical architecture and Roman Walls, great selection of shops and boutiques and river cruises - worth a visit! The Cheshire Oaks designer outlet is nearby and the hotel offers guests a 10% discount voucher. The Wirral countrypark is on the doorstep for those who love the great outdoors - plenty of walks, cycle routes and nature! Chester Zoo is close by...one of the UK's finest zoos and a great day out!

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4.3

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Based on 41 reviews

5 stars 21
4 stars 11
3 stars 6
2 stars 3
1 star 0
  • Ambience
  • Cleanliness
  • Spa Facilities
  • Staff
  • Value
  • Body
  • Backcials (1)
  • Body Exfoliation Treatments (3)
  • Body Treatments (6)
  • Rasul and Mud Treatments (1)
  • Steam and Sauna Therapy (10)
  • Face
  • Eye Treatments (1)
  • Facials (13)
  • Men's Facial (1)
  • Fitness
  • Swimming (6)
  • Hair removal
  • Waxing (1)
  • Massage
  • Aromatherapy Massage (3)
  • Deep Tissue Massage (11)
  • Indian Head Massage (1)
  • Therapeutic Massage (5)
  • Nails
  • Manicure (6)
  • Pedicure (1)
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Posted 3 days ago
I recently went to the Craxton Wood for a cream tea spa day, I was like a different person afterwards, so relaxed and chilled out. My deep tissue massage was a little painful at times as my back was so knotted but it has got rid of all my tension and I would really recommend it.
I love the refurbishment and am looking forward to returning with friends soon. My only slight criticism was that I waited quite a while to be shown round and it would have been nice to have been offered a drink whilst I was waiting to be shown the facilities

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
wonderful and relaxing day spa break, the facilities are excellent really nice thermal area and the pool is really good

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 3 weeks ago
Great venue and treatments. I only wish we'd been shown around the spa before having the treatment because they have a beautiful garden room with drinks and magazines to read and they also have a relaxation suite with beds to relax on. We discovered these ourselves AFTER we were getting ready to leave and it ruined the day

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
My wife and I had a wonderful day, lovely surroundings, great facilities and great staff too.
The thermal suite was a great place to chill and relax, the treatments I had (50yr old man) were great, the back massage was invigorating and the facial (a first for me) was very calming. I would definitely recommend going and we will be doing just that very soon.
Thank you to "Jess" for the great treatments.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I went for a Spa Sale Exclusive Spa Day Incl. Choice of Treatment and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
Fabulously relaxing day. Staff and therapists are fabulous and attentive. Will be booking again with the girls . I had a back massage which was great and we loved using the saunas and steam room.

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Verified review Visited January 2015
Posted 1 month ago
I went for a Christmas Selection Box… and have awarded it 4 stars.

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Verified review Visited December 2014
Posted 2 months ago
The spa, hotel and food were really good and I would recommend this hotel. However, there was a guest playing loud dance music at 1am which woke me up. I telephoned reception at 1:30am to complain about the music and nothing happen. The music went on until 3:45am even though I phoned up twice. This is not great when you want a relaxing weekend.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 2 months ago
The dedicated Spa treatment suite of steam room, sauna, treatment showers, foot spa, ice fountain and medicinal steam room is a work of art, a haven for relaxation and a place to indulge one's senses. Thoroughly chilled out I was escorted into the treatment area for a deep, relaxing massage by a very capable masseuse followed by a few lengths of the pool, a dip in the Jacuzzi and, finally, a delicious snack from the carefully selected range on the menu. Despite going out into the rain sodden night and experiencing the worst traffic jam for years on the M56, the relaxed state of mind stayed with me all the way home.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
My friend bought me this voucher for a pre wedding gift and I couldn't have been happier! We attended on a chilled Sunday and the staff were so attendive from the point we walked in. The atmostphere was great and the spa was everything I could have wanted and more.

Very pleased with the thermal suite and the relaxation rooms were amazing. Will definitely visit again.

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
Love this place!! Attention to detail is huge and it is a perfect venue for a very relaxing day! I treated my friend who is getting married soon and has been very stressed and I have never seen her smile so much!

The lunch was lovely too and service excellent. I will definitely go again

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Verified review Visited November 2014
Posted 3 months ago
Friendly staff... especially mike in the cafe. The lunch was lovely. The spa area was modern and clean. The complimentary fruit, tea and water was great. I would prefer a spa area that has a jacquzzi and also felt it would benefit from having more toilets and showers in the changing areas. Treatment was great and I would defintly return with another spa package.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 3 months ago
I went for a Pick ‘N’ Mix Spa Treats… and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 4 months ago
Amazing day...easy to find,staff are pleasant,the facilities are spotless & the lunch is delicious.
Treat yourself.It's definitely worth every penny!

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Verified review Visited October 2014
Posted 4 months ago
I went for a Autumn Glow Spa Day and have awarded it 5 stars.

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Verified review Visited September 2014
Posted 4 months ago
Lovely pool and the spa facilities were good but a little on the small side.
Relaxation room was great though.

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Verified review Visited August 2014
Posted 5 months ago
I went for a One Night Serenity Spa Break and have awarded it 3 stars.

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Verified review Visited July 2014
Posted 6 months ago
Awesome hotel and spa facilities. The weather was glorious which helped but the setting is beautiful and the hotel is clean, freindly and good value for money. The drink and food however are on a little expensive side.

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6 months ago
Thank you Dave for taking the time to review us at Craxton Wood Spa.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your spa day, the facilities look brilliant since our refurbishment. I will pass your comments onto the staff they will be thrilled to hear you had such a great experience. I will also pass your comments onto our food & beverage manager but once again thank you so much for your kind words.
Kind Regards,

Keris Blaze, Senior Spa Therapist



Thank you & Kind Regards

Keris Blaze, Head Therapist

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Verified review Visited April 2014
Posted 9 months ago
Sadly we were made to feel like second class citizens and not particularly welcome. The staff appeared busy and so it was not easy to get attention. The facilities and treatments were ok. These staff were pleasant and professional but I felt rather short changed with my manicure and pedicure experiences, regarding quality and thoroughness.
Sorry I will not be in a hurry to return and repeat this spa day.

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9 months ago
Thank you for taking the time to review us. We take all feedback into consideration and act upon it accordingly. Please accept my sincere apologies that we fell short of your expectations and our own high standards on this occasion. We are currently under going a 1.4 million spa refurbishment which will be opening up on 30th June so would look forward to welcoming you back for a return visit to see all the changes.
Thank you & Kind Regards
Keris Blaze, Head Therapist

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7 months ago
my daughter and i had a spa day tues 15 july 2014. we also added a massage as extra!. . . FABULOUS!! enjoyed it immensley the lunch was lovely and catered to my dietry needs no problem! all staff were attentive and pleasent! the treatments and the pool were excellent! the tranquility room and garden rooms were beautiful, BUT!!!! the massages we had were outstanding i felt better than i had done in a long while. . .sadly it was only a treat off my daughter who lives n works in dubai and she loved it too!! will be looking out for offers as i definately want to return for a massage if nothing else. THANK YOU the refurb is brilliant!! Lynda G

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7 months ago
my daughter and i had a spa day tues 15 july 2014. we also added a massage as extra!. . . FABULOUS!! enjoyed it immensley the lunch was lovely and catered to my dietry needs no problem! all staff were attentive and pleasent! the treatments and the pool were excellent! the tranquility room and garden rooms were beautiful, BUT!!!! the massages we had were outstanding i felt better than i had done in a long while. . .sadly it was only a treat off my daughter who lives n works in dubai and she loved it too!! will be looking out for offers as i definately want to return for a massage if nothing else. THANK YOU the refurb is brilliant!! Lynda G

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Verified review Visited May 2014
Posted 9 months ago
I went for a Spring Pick Me Up Spa Day and have awarded it 5 stars.

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9 months ago
Thank you Nikki for taking the time to review us at Craxton Wood Spa.
I'm so glad you enjoyed your spa day, and would love to welcome you back to our brand new Spa re opening 30th June. If you would like to come for a look around please do not hesitate. Thank you & Kind Regards

Keris Blaze, Head Therapist

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