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Port Lympne Hotel

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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)
Room Service
Breakfast included
Banquet Room
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Conference Facilities
Meeting Rooms
Non-Smoking Hotel
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Non-Smoking Rooms
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We stayed here for 1 night as a birthday surprise. The grounds of the hotel are fabulous. Nestled within the Port Lympne reserve you have access to the animals when you want. The grounds are immaculate and well catered for and includes a maze. The views are really good to
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After receiving this as a Christmas pressie, I couldn’t wait to visit in jan. my husband and our 11 month old daughter stayed for one night in tiger lodge then one followed in rhino lodge. From the moment you walk in rhino lodge it’s breath taking! So relaxing, comfy and perfect
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Having stayed for two nights, 20th and 21st December I have to say it was amazing, the staff especially sue and her colleague went over and above our expectations, the only problem was the morning of our departure a member of the management team (Bronwyn who was not guest
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Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Manager at Port Lympne Hotel
Responded 1 week ago
Dear Yvonne, Thank you so much for your lovely review and feedback, we are delighted to hear that you had an amazing time during your stay with us. We value your feedback as this helps us to improve our services. We hope to welcome to back again soon. Kindest regards Kayleigh
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Spent the most wonderful evening here this week. The staff were second to none and could not do enough to make our stay simply perfect. Our room (Charlie Chaplin) was spacious and comfy with lovely views over the fountain. The mansion hotel was decorated so beautifully for
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Just back from a night in one of Port Lympne's "Tree houses". These are more "little house up a hill surrounded by trees" than "tree-house" but none the less are super comfortable and really nicely furnished. Ours was snug and warm despite yesterday being one of the worst days
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Charlie Chaplin Suite Bedroom
Not your average "Tree House".
Is one night here enough to see everything?
Hi, I think the answer is yes if you just want the overall experience of the safaris and the animal park in general, with dinner in the hotel or the Italian restaurant in the grounds. If however like us, you are interested in staying in one of the animal lodges and focusing on one animal in particular (we stayed in tiger lodge for one night of our two night stay), then you spend so much time watching these amazing creatures that you probably need two nights overall. The lodges are understandably much more expensive than the hotel so spending one night in each was a really good idea.
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Is one night here enough to see everything?
Short answer is no. To take all the park, gardens, animals and different activities available, you really need two days. But if you just settle for the Safari ride and gardens you probably could. Very large park, quite hilly and several walking routes.
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We also stayed in the Churchill suite in the mansion house....
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Safari tours are all year, but frequency varies with demand and the types and quantity of animals varies with weather and time of day
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Do you need to make a reservation in the Babydolls restaurant?
No harm in doing so especially if going during summer and other busy periods. If you're staying at PL I'm sure you'll love the whole experience and also try to go to Howletts (entry often included in package) to see Babydoll gorilla - a right grand old lady!
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"The rooms in the hotel are mid-range in terms of cost; The Tiger Lodge was far more expensive but an unforgettable experience."
"Sassoon Bridal Suite next to the staff room, where people constantly come and go. Winston Churchill is better."
"Not applicable to our visit"
"give 24 hrs notice for afternoon tea..."
"All rooms are excellent"
US$263 - US$380 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
United KingdomEnglandLympne
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