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Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve

Port Lympne Wild Animal Park, Lympne CT21 4PD England
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Stay in a building steeped in history, which once entertained prestigious guests such as Winston Churchill, Lawrence of Arabia, Prince Edward and Mrs Simpson. The six bedrooms and suites are all individually decorated and styled to have whispers of the Mansion's original heritage, tones from eras gone by and inspiration from its unique setting within the world renowned Port Lympne Reserve. Our luxury theme carries through your entire stay with our exquisite dining experiences. As part of your stay in the Mansion enjoy entrance to both Howletts and Port Lympne Wild Animal Parks.
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Free parking
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Free breakfast
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Gift shop
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Meeting rooms
Non-smoking hotel
Outdoor fireplace
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Anthony L wrote a review Jan 19
Guildford, United Kingdom37 contributions14 helpful votes
We celebrated our wedding anniversary there with our family. Lovely rooms, friendly staff. plenty to amuse all age groups with all the animals, buggies and a safari trip provided and it proved a great success for all ages and abilities. First night a social meal at Babydolls - very good. The second evening we enjoyed a meal in a private room. Stefan , the Food & Beverage manager was exceptional and made our evening very memorable with superb service. All the staff were friendly & helpfull and we enjoyed two very good breakfasts.
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Date of stay: January 2022
Galayna wrote a review Jan 14
London, United Kingdom860 contributions116 helpful votes
The Plus - very lovely and spacious room, love the Christmas tree in our room, thank you for arranging the baby cot, bed was very comfortable and breakfast was delicious. The stay was well worth it, for the price of one, we get access to the sister reserve Howletts and Port Lympne reserve not too mentioned free buggy and safari ride too. we really enjoyed our stay The Minus - unfortunately after booking and reconfirming the breakfast slot twice on an email, they still put us down for the wrong times but that was corrected when we checked in. The room was so lovely but we didn’t get much sleep because of the emergency or fire alert light above us, it was too bright. Breakfast was a lil chaotic, our table was full with empty plates and when more food arrived, he didn’t even bothered to clear the table to make space. lastly, the buggy was only valid for a certain timing up to 1pm on check out day. wish they had informed this to us on the email so we can plan our day.
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Date of stay: December 2021Trip type: Traveled with family
Sibo wrote a review Jan 6
Sevenoaks, United Kingdom29 contributions34 helpful votes
Stayed in a shepherd's hut in Pinewood. The hut is modern and (mostly) clean. Check in was simple in the main hut, and staff very friendly. The parking is a bit of a pine if staying in Pinewood - the dedicated spaces were full of (presumably) day guests even though Pinewood was at low occupancy. The food was excellent, both at Baby Dolls (dinner) and Garden Room (breakfast). I am recovering from back surgery and the offer of a buggy to use was enormously appreciated, and not a gesture they had to make given they are not usually provided to guests in this area. The stay was rather last minute, and I do think in the future we would stay at a slightly higher end room as Pinewood was rather more tightly packed in with other rooms than we would have hoped, even if the Shepherds Hut is set back a little.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
ReviewerII wrote a review Jan 6
Chalfont St Peter, United Kingdom356 contributions342 helpful votes
Firstly, I would like to say that I found the customer service here to be absolutely excellent. I originally booked for a summer stay but became seriously ill and couldn't attend. I was well within the 6 week cancellation period but they gave me a manual credit note to use later when I was better which I then used to book this stay on NYE. I have found them to be empathetic and incredibly helpful. We stayed in the Forest Hideaway and it was really nice accommodation for a night or two and was clean and well furnished. The bed was really comfortable but was a a small double so two large people might have found it tight! It was great to have the in room fridge. We didn't eat out in the evening but had pizza delivered from Babydolls which was fine and worked well. The zoo was great, we saw some animals that we hadn't seen on our last stay (the zoo does not have an animal lock out policy so you are not guaranteed sightings) and we saw a really good selection of animals, certainly more than enough to satisfy my 12 year old and fill the day and next morning. We really enjoyed the safari once again and had a great time with our Golf buggy which is only included in some rooms. We thoroughly enjoyed being in the zoo at night and wandering around hearing all the nocturnal communications, you do feel like you are doing something really special, it's the second time we have done an overnight (first at Bear Lodge) and I can't imagine it ever getting tired. It was a great way to spend NYE, we felt that we'd done something really unforgettable. Everyone on site was friendly and helpful. I know some feel that these experiences are expensive, and I guess on one hand they are, but when you look at all the conservation work they are involved in actually in the countries these animals come from and the reintroduction into the wild of animals they support i do feel it's money well spent and in comparison to other zoos (I have recently been to Woburn and Longleat) it is good value. We will definitely visit again!
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Date of stay: December 2021
Rachel L wrote a review Jan 4
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Me and my husband and 2 kids under age 2 had an amazing holiday here ! It was January so I wasn't expecting to see many animals but we saw all of them apart from bears. Highlights of the trip was our accommodation, a tree house which was really stunning and spacious with a golf buggy to go around the reserve in, the sefari experience and looking around the Palace of the apes , all of which are included in the price of a nights stay. We've had such a fun 2 days. Only thing that could make it better would be for better signage for the golf buggy routes.
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Date of stay: January 2022Trip type: Traveled with family
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Frequently Asked Questions about Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve
Which popular attractions are close to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve?
Nearby attractions include Alpaca Annie (2.5 miles), Dymchurch Beach (3.5 miles), and Crypt of St. Leonard (3.7 miles).
What are some of the property amenities at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include free wifi, free breakfast, and an on-site restaurant.
What food & drink options are available at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve?
Guests can enjoy free breakfast, an on-site restaurant, and a lounge during their stay.
Is parking available at Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve?
Yes, free parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve?
Conveniently located restaurants include Hide and Fox, The Holy Pundit, and Coppers.
Does Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve offer any business services?
Yes, it conveniently offers meeting rooms, a banquet room, and conference facilities.
Are there any historical sites close to Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve?
Many travelers enjoy visiting Crypt of St. Leonard (3.7 miles), Martello Tower No.24 (3.6 miles), and Saltwood Castle (3.6 miles).
Does Port Lympne Hotel & Reserve have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the park view available here.