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Chessington Safari Hotel
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Chessington
Poole, United Kingdom
Level 2 Contributor
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“Pleasant suprise”
Reviewed 29 May 2014

Just returned from this hotel where we took advantage of the Early Riser to enter Chessington World of Adventures. The hotel is 'Madagascar' themed which went down well with my 8 and 5 year old. Clean and airy bedrooms with a seperate room for the kids beds made for a nice overnight stay. Bit of confusion around internet bookings at the restaurant wasn't enough to ruin the evening meal and the food was good as well.

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  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank your brilliant five star review of the Chessington Safari Hotel! Its great to hear that you enjoyed our Early Rider scheme, which gives early access to the park for all of our hotel guests during weekends and school holidays! We do hope to see you again soon at Britain’s Wildest Adventure!
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Southampton, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 28 May 2014 via mobile

This was my birthday treat, and what a treat it was! It was lively having everything available to is from the spa to the pool to the animals outside the window! I lived waking up to see the zebras in the morning. The food was excellent and generous portions to the point I didn't finish my breakfast! Everyone that I know has been have all been just as thrilled as I was and I truly recommend Chessington but also spending that little bit extra to get the bet experience possible.

Stayed January 2014
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you for leaving such a great review of the Resort! It’s absolutely brilliant to hear that you enjoyed your great birthday treat at the Safari Hotel. It’s also fantastic to hear that you enjoyed every aspect of your stay with us! We do hope you will return to Britain’s Wildest Adventure again soon!
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Reviewed 28 May 2014

lovely clean hotel with a great view lovely restaurant a good comfy bed. Good facilities. We had a really enjoyable time. Ate in the restaurant in the evening, would recommend you book, as it was extremely busy when we ate there. One moan, the service was a little slow and we had to wait a long time for breakfast. A buffet style breakfast is served in the morning, good selection offered.

  • Stayed August 2013, travelled with family
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review of the Chessington Resort Hotel! It’s great to hear that you enjoyed your dinner in our Zafari Bar and Grill Restaurant. Breakfast is extremely popular at the Resort and we will ensure that your feedback is passed on to our management teams.
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Cheltenham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 27 May 2014

Having stayed at Alton Towers, Legoland and Drayton Manor Hotels we fancied a change, and to be honest was much cheaper then Legoland for a weekend break. The weather was exceptionally good for May and we were anticipating long queues, but not at all - only 10 minute waits for Zufari, cobra and Vampire.
The hotel really impressed us - had lots of activities in the evening and just loved accessing part of the zoo after dinner. At breakfast time we had an amazing table overlooking the animals, lots of character appearances and the fast track wristband from 10-11 meant we were able to whizz through a few more rides without queues.
The staff throughout the hotel and theme park were exceptionally friendly and helpful. We will definitely be back !
Tip - very easy to book the restaurant online, thus gave us the reassurance that we had a table booked at our preferred time in case busy / full on the night

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review, 3 June 2014
Thank you for your fantastic review of the Chessington Resort! Its brilliant to hear that you enjoyed such a great day at the theme park and in addition that you enjoyed our Rangers Club activities during the evening at the hotel! We do hope you will return to Britain’s Wildest Adventure again soon.
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Portsmouth, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 26 May 2014

Stayed for both bank holidays in May. Great room, very clean and perfect for a family stay. The first stay we couldn't dine for dinner as full, so had a bar meal. Food was good, but service in the bar was out of control as too many guests no organisation. Staff very pleasant though. Second stay we dined in the restaurant as phone ahead. Dinner delightful and staff excellent, and very family friendly. Really wonderful staff, everyone we met from reception, restaurant to housekeeping was delightful. Early pass to the park the next morning is brilliant. Will defiantly stay again.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to review the Chessington Safari Hotel. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed the evening meal that you had in our Zafari Bar & Grill and will pass your feedback regarding your first meal onto the relevant team. Additionally, it’s great to hear that you were able to take full advantage of our Early Rider scheme, granting our guests early access to the park! We do hope to see you again at Britain’s Wildest Adventure again soon!
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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 23 May 2014

We stayed for one night with our 18month old daughter, for a legoland and chessington trip overlooking the reserve.

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The hotel stay was excellent. The room was perfect. We we're put in an executive room probably as it was out of season. It was very clean, king size comfy bed and sofa. Only thing I could say not quite right was the air con didn't seems fully functional as it didn't quite get the room cool on a muggy night.

The staff were all very well drilled. They were all very friendly and put all guest needs first. The service of the staff was only rivalled by the staff at our honeymoon resort. They were faultless

We ate at the nearby beefeater purely as the on site restaurant looked expensive for what it was. We should have stayed on site as the beefeater was average and very slow, our breakfast at the hotel was very nice and again the staff make the experience that bit better

Hopefully the work gone into the hotel goes through to the theme park soon as the theme park is looking very tired would definately return and hope to do so when the little one is a year or two older

  • Stayed May 2014
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review, 30 May 2014
Thank you for your fantastic five star review of the Chessington Safari Hotel! We will ensure that your brilliant comments regarding your room, the staff and breakfast are passed on to all the relevant teams. Additionally, we will ensure that the air conditioning comment is investigated fully.
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Kettering, United Kingdom
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Reviewed 19 May 2014

Just wanted to say how fantastic your staff team were. Nothing was too much trouble, very helpful, polite and friendly so a big thank you to them! Our hotel room was clean, breakfast was really nice with plenty of choice. Very family orientated, the children loved the movie space and seeing the animals from the hotel.

  • Stayed May 2014, travelled with family
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CWOAR, Guest Relations Manager at Chessington Safari Hotel, responded to this review, 21 May 2014
Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great five star review of the Chessington Safari Hotel Kayleigh! It’s fantastic to hear that you received such great service from our staff and that your children enjoyed the views onto our Wanyama Reserve and our Movie Club!
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Restaurant Room Service Spa Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #3 of 3 Hotels in Chessington
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Chessington Safari Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 150
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 
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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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