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Port Lympne Reserve

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Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
+44 1303 264647
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Great day out

Thank u for a great day out and brought ur gold passes to both Zoos . We have always enjoyed our... read more

Reviewed yesterday
shelleymock
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Heathfield, United Kingdom
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Heaven!!!!

Stayed at Tiger Lodge....what can I say...from the roaring log fire, to the Christmas Tree, the... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Prest0nlass
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Preston, United Kingdom
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Port Lympne Reserve offers exciting days out in Kent filled with discovery for the entire family. Set in 600 acres, and housing over 650 rare and endangered animals, Port Lympne Reserve offers a treat for everyone.
  • Excellent48%
  • Very good23%
  • Average14%
  • Poor9%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“safari truck” (144 reviews)
“base camp” (88 reviews)
“the reserve” (118 reviews)
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Hours Today: 09:30 - 18:00
Suggested Duration: More than 3 hours
LOCATION
Aldington Road, Lympne CT21 4LR, England
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+44 1303 264647
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Thank u for a great day out and brought ur gold passes to both Zoos . We have always enjoyed our days here and everytime we get to see a different animal . Can’t wait to come back again and go to howletts . Also...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Stayed at Tiger Lodge....what can I say...from the roaring log fire, to the Christmas Tree, the bottle of fizz and the amazing Bamford toiletries everything was perfect. However what made it amazing was the view from the lounge and bedroom into the tiger enclosure with...More

Thank Prest0nlass
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear Prest0nlass, Thank you for leaving such a positive review on Tiger Lodge. The Lodge has proven to be hugely popular and exciting for our guests to stay in. Especially as your neighbours are 2 magnificent Tigers. It is always a pleasure to get such...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed in a glamping pod. Very enjoyable & warm & cosy however would only recommend for two people.. it would be very cramped with four.Toilets/ showers basic with no hooks for hanging towels. I know its winter but the entire camping area & paths extremely...More

Thank jms52
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Dear jms52, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review on Pinewood Pods. Pinewood was designed to let guests feel that they were camping in the woods, and unfortunately we have had rather a lot of bad weather this year, thus making it...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Wow what a day! The weather didn't dampen our spirits. It was our first visit to port lymph, we were very impressed. We have visited one other safari park many times (its great and animals are great) but I have to say port lymph is...More

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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your visit and very much hope to see you again soon. Thank you once again.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Just had a day and night at the reserve staying at Rhino Lodge. A fantastic experience in the park with the guest services ensuring everything was special. Started with a safari drive with Wil - a guy who is clearly passionate about the park and...More

Thank g2008
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us at Rhino Lodge. This is one of our newer accommodations which is in a beautiful setting overlooking the Rhino paddock with the Romney Marsh...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful estate with many wonderful attractions. We enjoyed the safari especially the giraffe's and the rhinos.

Thank Alan G
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review and we are delighted that you enjoyed your time with us despite the weather. We look forward to welcoming you back again in the future. Thank you once again.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The views are amazing, looking out over the land and sea, the hotel has a charm that takes you into the most relaxed state, with excellent decor and the staff very polite and friendly. The chef makes the most amazing scrambled egg that makes the...More

Thank Rockyoflondon
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for your lovely review. We are delighted to hear how much you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you back in the future for another perfect breakfast! Thank you once again.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We visited the park today, having not been for several years. Whilst the Aspinall Foundation obviously does amazing conservation work releasing animals back into the wild, we were disappointed with the lack of animals that we saw at the park. The safari, which is advertised...More

1  Thank TravelMeMore5
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to leave your review. Both Port Lympne and Howletts operate open indoor enclosure policies which allow our animals to choose if they wish to remain inside. If they do then they will be out of view of our visitors, so...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Having spent a good 6 hours at The Port Lympne Reserve with a wild life expert and some other friends I can honestly say that with a pre-determined level of expectation you will have a fantastic time. The reserve is just that, a reserve and...More

Thank DandyLion2017
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you very much for taking time to leave your review. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your visit to our reserve and very much hope that you tell your friends! Thank you again and we hope to welcome you back in the...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We are currently staying in Rhino Lodge at Port Lympne Reserve The Park is fabulous with so much to see, clearly the Aspinall Foundation carry out wonderful and worthwhile work. The accommodation is luxurious and every attempt has been made to ensure that visitors have...More

1  Thank Sallyanne J
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HowlettsPortLympne, Guest Relations Manager at Port Lympne Reserve, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to leave your response. I understand that you met with our Head of Customer Service whilst staying with us and we are pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your time here. Your comments regarding housekeeping issues have been passed...More

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22 February 2018|
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i love the zoo! i always attend here however i have recived poor staffing. i usually dont let this dampen my day but a MR Luke Jackson did. not a happy mummy:(
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Jamie H
17 January 2018|
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Response from Sophie A | Reviewed this property |
Hi, Are you not allowed to go around Port Lympe zoo earlier, before you check into your accommodation? It might be worth checking what the last departure time is for the safari is at this time of year. Think it's either 3pm... More
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Stevie C
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Response from fishnorwich | Reviewed this property |
Toilets at the cafes can't say I looked anywhere else. Safari takes around an hour.
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