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Wimborne Minster, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for one night, with two days entry to the park. Clean and spacious family room, with good layout. A good nights sleep had by all. Breakfast was buffet style, loads of choice. A little bit expensive, but would stay again.

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Oswestry, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We stayed for one night as a treat at the end of our holiday. It was the perfect end to our break Reception staff were friendly and helpful We had a room overlooking the game reserve, what a treat to sit by the window looking at giraffes Our room had everything we needed, a missing iron was swiftly replaced as... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed in the safari hotel for one night with a view of the giraffes which was lovely. Room was clean, complimentary toiletries nice powerful shower. Kids had their own part with a tv too. Dined in Aztec all you can eat for tea and breakfast good choice of food. You do get half hour earlier entrance to the park... More 

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Thank dfletcher78
Swansea, United Kingdom
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent a night in the Safari Hotel. Lovely setting, looking over the animals, excellent views. Rooms were spacious and high quality. Food was nice in the Zafari restaurant but expensive and even more so for the buffet in Aztec Hotel. Breakfast had a good selection but lacked porridge! Overall, thoroughly enjoyed. Expensive but good for one night. Would have enjoyed... More 

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Thank RGhosal
ChessingtonResort, Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our Safari hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your wild adventure and we do hope we can welcome you back to the Resort again soon! More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We stayed at the hotel for one night as part of a short break visit to Chessington on 11 August. Our room was lovely! Spacious and spotless and lovely views of Zufari. Having spent the day in Chessingyon Workd of Adventures, we checked into our hotel at 3pm. Check in was easy. We went straight to the new children's splash... More 

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ChessingtonResort, Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay at our Safari hotel. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your wild adventure and we do hope we can welcome you back to the Resort again soon! More 

Lincoln, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed in a savanna(?) view family room which was plenty big enough even with two travel cots. View nice but animals are a bit shy. Resturant was fully booked till past 9pm which was no going d with two 18m olds and a 3 yr old so bar menu it was. Food was okay, but not great. They do offer... More 

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Thank rnth0mas
ChessingtonResort, Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay. We are pleased to hear you enjoyed your wild adventure! However, we are sorry to hear elements of your visit did not meet your expectations and we will be passing this feedback onto the relevant teams. We do hope we can welcome you back to the Resort again soon! More 

London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The safari hotel was brilliant! They have games everywhere to keep the children entertained, even the older children. There are even small toys to find around the hotel room for the children to take home. Loved the safari look and definitely will be booking again!

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Thank mikebrooker78
ChessingtonResort, Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful five star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your wild adventure and we do hope we can welcome you back to the Resort again soon! More 

Warrington, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel comes at a Premium price but unfortunately fails to offer a premium product. The major failing of the hotel is with the customer service. We had an issue with our room (it smelt like a sewer ) and the reception staff couldn't of cared less It wasn't until we demanded to speak to a manager did we manage... More 

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ChessingtonResort, Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We are sorry to hear elements of your visit did not meet your expectations and we would like to speak to you further regarding this. Therefore, please look out for a private message with details on how to get in contact with our Guest Experience team. More 

Oxford
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19 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed as part of a 1 night, 2 day theme park offer. 2 adults and 2 kids 4 and 2. This hotel is magical for children and is totally themed around them. From the 'cinema' and animals in reception to the views of the safari park right outside. We arrived early on a Saturday and could pre-check in so... More 

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ChessingtonResort, Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful five star review! We are delighted to hear you enjoyed your wild adventure and we do hope we can welcome you back to the Resort again soon! More 

Crawley, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This is my second stay at this hotel. The first (last year) was brilliant so we were really looking forward to another great couple of days for my daughter's birthday. Wow what a difference a year makes! The room was nice, check in easy and it's in a lovely setting. It's worth visiting the pool and a great way to... More 

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ChessingtonResort, Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit. We are sorry to hear elements of your visit did not meet your expectations and we would like to speak to you further regarding this. Therefore, please look out for a private message with details on how to get in contact with our Guest Experience team. More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Spa
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
Internet
  • Free Internet
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Public Wifi
Services
  • Free Parking
  • Business Center with Internet Access
  • Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
  • Meeting Rooms
  • Banquet Room
  • Multilingual Staff
  • Conference Facilities
  • Room Service
  • Dry Cleaning
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Wake up to an African inspired reserve with zebras, antelopes, ostriches and the very rare Scimitar Horned Oryx roaming freely before your very eyes - it's the ultimate room with a Zoo! The hotel is perfect for family breaks with safari theming, African Adventure rooms, Penguins of Madagascar themed rooms, an indoor swimming pool, the family friendly Savannah Splash, gym & spa and the fantastic Zafari Bar & Grill. The hotel is part of the Chessington World of Adventures Resort and is just a few strides away from the Park. On weekends and during school holidays there are also animal meet and greets and character breakfasts. The hotel also has state of the art corporate facilities with 6 meeting rooms all with natural daylight, air conditioning and high speed internet access. At the theme park take on the KOBRA, our exciting spinning disc ride in Wild Asia, soar on the Vampire roller coaster through the depths of Transylvania or take a fiery spin round Dragon's Fury. Take a walk on the wild side with tigers, lions and gorillas in the Trail of the Kings, go underwater with sharks and stingrays in the SEA LIFE centre or journey to our new Wanyama Village & Reserve where the zebras and antelopes roam. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Chessington Safari Hotel

Address: Leatherhead Road | Chessington World of Adventures Resort, Chessington KT9 2NE, England (Formerly Holiday Inn London - Chessington)
Location: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Chessington
Price Range: $117 - $256 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chessington Safari Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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Also Known As:
Holiday Inn London - Chessington Hotel Chessington
Holiday Inn Chessington
Chessington Holiday Inn
Chessington Safari Hotel Surrey
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