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Lion Lodge

Hythe, Kent

Watch lions from the comfort of your living room in this remarkable luxury safari lodge on a Kent wild animal reserve

  • 4
  • 2 bedrooms
  • 1 bathroom
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from £1200 per night

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Lion Lodge is owned and managed by Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve.

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The highlights
  • Located inside Port Lympne Reserve, a wildlife park in the stunning Kent countryside
  • Relax and unwind in these incredibly comfy lodges, offering you the perfect country retreat.
  • Watch the lions from the comfort of your living room or bedroom thanks to the large picture windows.
  • Entrance to Port Lympne Reserve and the nearby Howletts Wild Animal Park (near Canterbury) is included in the cost of your break.
  • Enjoy a number of ranger-guided animal experiences.
  • Enjoy meals prepared from the onsite kitchen gardens, relax in the Moroccan Courtyard, and take in everything the luxury hotel has to offer.

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You should know
  • Please contact the owners for detailed pricing information.
  • The mezzanine sleeping platform is less private than the master bedroom.
  • Additional temporary camp beds can be supplied if needed.

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The detail

Set on an extraordinary 600 acre wildlife reserve in the pastures of Kent, Lion Lodge is two state-of-the art timber clad safari-style lodges with picture windows facing the reserve's lion enclosure. Designed and decorated by the Aspinall Foundation’s head of design, each of the two lodges has a rustic, spacious aesthetic, and benefits from a range of high-end amenities, as well as exclusive access to the park’s attractions outside of business hours.

The lodges are built into the boundary of the lion habitat, and each benefit from two large windows in the main living spaces and master bedrooms, meaning that guests can look out into the lion habitat and see magnificent big cats roaming before them. In addition to witnessing lions from the comfort of a truly remarkable lodge-style space, guests can expect a full suite of luxury experiences, including the natural wood heated Scandinavian outdoor baths.

Each lodge is built around a main central living space, which benefits from a large open fire, and the wow-factor window onto the lion enclosure. With spiral staircases, timber finishes, and bespoke furniture, the lodges have a unique blend of safari style and a more urban industrial chic. Sleeping four, the lodges include a master bedroom and a mezzanine level sleeping platform with twin singles. In addition to views of the lions, each property has a private garden with picturesque views across the reserve to the Kent coast.

While the lions on your doorstep are undeniably the chief appeal of the accommodation, there is a range of unique activities to take advantage of during your stay. Travel across the park by golf buggy and take in over 80 exotic animal species in your own time including safari experiences with the country's only giraffe herd, before visiting one of the hotel bars or excellent restaurants within the Reserve.

Relax in style in a top of the range space which benefits from underfloor heating, a Nespresso machine, mini-bar and range of Bamford Organic toiletries. Start the day with a complimentary full English breakfast, and head out on a guided truck safari and make your own way around the rest of the reserve on the golf-buggy which is yours for the duration of the stay. Profits from the lodges on this one-of-a-kind English nature reserve go toward funding the conservation work of The Aspinall Foundation.

Features
Essential
  • Baby Friendly
  • Family Friendly
  • Hot Tub
  • Internet / Wi-Fi
  • Wheelchair Friendly
  • Deluxe
  • Heating
  • No Dogs
Living Spaces
  • Games/Books
  • Open fire/Woodburner
Kitchen/Utility
  • Coffee machine
  • Fridge
Bed/Bath
  • Cot
  • Hairdryer
  • Shower
  • Towels (bath)
Tech
  • Satellite TV/Freeview
  • Television
Outside
  • Firepit
  • Garden/Outdoor Space
Also Available
  • Cleaning service
  • Off road free parking

Free unlimited entry to Port Lympne and Howletts Wild Animal Park during your stay, Free use of golf buggy for duration of stay (valid driving licence required). Use of Babydoll's Wood Fired Pizza, Treehouse Club lounge, Bear Lodge Clubhouse, Pinewood Cafe and Port Lympne Hotel.

Nearby
  • Beach (sea)
  • Restaurants
  • Pub/Bar
  • Bird watching
  • Historical sites
  • Wildlife
  • Zoo/Wildlife park

The Lodge is situated within Port Lympne Reserve.

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Availability

We don't have live availability info for this property. Please enquire for specific dates.

How to book

Lion Lodge is owned and managed by Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve.

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  Nearest Airport
London Ashford Airport - 12.9 miles 27 minutes by car

Detailed pricing info

1200 per unit (sleeping up to 5)

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