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Chessington Safari Hotel

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surrey
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Although we live local to this hotel, my husband and I decided to treat ourselves to a night away for his birthday and to recharge our batteries and relax, due to having a child with a chronic illness this is something that does not happen. We checked in on the Friday afternoon and after unpacking we ventured to the bar...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We stayed here for a weekend away because it was convenient. The executive room overlooking the park was perfect. The breakfast was good, didnt seem chaotic, although there were quite a few kids there, but it is a resort at chessington zoo after all. With regard to the pool, you do have to book a time but there is an...

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**South Wales**
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed for 'zoo days' as a Christmas present for my niece. Booked two rooms through booking.com as it was a lot cheaper than booking direct. At check in they informed us that they would take £50 per room as a damage waiver, no arguing about it and informed us it would 3-5 days before they would return it to us....

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Reading, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed for one night before visiting the zoo and feeding the giraffes. Room clean and nicely presented, breakfast buffet excellent and staff friendly and helpful. Big downside was chldren running and screaming past the room all night gone midnight whilst their parents were in the bar. Also weren't told or given a car park exit ticket, had to go back...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We are very sorry to discover that your recent experience did not meet your expectations; we would like to discuss your visit further, therefore please look out for a private message from our team.

London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My mum very kindly paid for us to stay at chessington for New Year's Eve and we were all very excited, having spent hallowe'en, a Santa sleepover and even Christmas Day at the resort in the past!! We had a smooth checkin in from car park staff to reception. We went straight to the bar for a snack and drink...

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

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We are very sorry to discover that your recent experience did not meet your expectations; we would like to discuss your visit further, therefore please look out for a private message from our team.

Maidstone, England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at the Safari Hotel last week with my daughter and niece for my nieces birthday. What a disaster. Book for the girls to go swimming only to find out that the splash pool for toddlers was the only pool open. Then they wouldn't allow the girls in unless they were with me and I was wearing a swim suit....

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We are very sorry to discover that your recent experience did not meet your expectations; we would like to discuss your visit further, therefore please look out for a private message from our team.

Basingstoke, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This our second year at Chessington for New Year and I won't be staying at this time again. The organisation was poor in that they put all entertainment in one place and it just did not work. In addition having large tables in the suite meant that almost 3rd of the available space was taken up by furniture which left...

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience at Chessington World of Adventures Resort. We are very sorry to discover that your recent experience did not meet your expectations; we would like to discuss your visit further, therefore please look out for a private message from our team.

Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We stayed here on Dec 23rd. It was awesome. The room was cool with a view of the animals. The children's entertainment was good. The food in the restaurant was nice. We was awoken by one of santas little elves in the morning. Which my daughter really liked. She had fun meeting santa who was really funny. It was the...

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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 to the Resort, it’s wonderful to hear that you and your adventurers enjoyed your visit; we hope that we are able to welcome you back to the Resort again soon!

Reviewed 1 week ago

Superb room and lovely staff that will do anyting to mkae your stay better. lovely decor and amazing views onto the wildlife. Both us and my 2 kids loved the few days there and we will go back very soon for a few days in 2017.

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Thank you for taking the time to review your recent visit to the Resort, it’s wonderful to hear that you and your adventurers enjoyed your visit; we hope that we are able to welcome you back to the Resort again soon!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Such a shame so little thought goes into the allocation of the rooms. Our room was directly above a conference room which had a private function with extremely loud disco music and dj. Ok I thought I'm sure it'll finish by 11. Husband and one son asleep. Myself and other child couldn't. Call down to reception 1am it is going...

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  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Restaurant
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  • Spa
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Pool
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  • Accessible rooms
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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)
Region: United Kingdom > England > Surrey > Chessington
Price Range: €88 - €219 (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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“View of the park!”
 of 5 bubbles SvenjaL1, 17 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room overlooking the zoo - you wont be disappointed”
 of 5 bubbles sassymk1, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Make sure your room isn't near the lifts or reception”
 of 5 bubbles wirraljojo, 1 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Good for a mega themed room that looks out on the safari animals, it was lovely to see them first thing in the morning- Relaxing to watch :)”
 of 5 bubbles 27Bella27, 14 Dec 2016 | Read review
“Themed rooms are very well done and kids loved it”
 of 5 bubbles B3516TFdanh, 6 Dec 2016 | Read review
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