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    Chessington Safari Hotel

    Discover wild Africa and set off on an exploration of the Savannah in the Chessington Safari Hotel!

    Situated within a two minute walk from the theme park entrance, the Chessington Resort's Safari Hotel is in the ideal location for your Chessington Adventure. This African themed hotel has a number of themed rooms and with views looking out over zebra, gazelle and giraffe it is the perfect accommodation option for any animal lover!

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    Fully-Themed Rooms

    Once you've discovered all the surprises around the Safari Hotel, you can cosy up in your very own African retreat for the night. Choose from three different rooms, including the new Gruffalo Room! Looking for something on a budget? There's also Standard rooms for those who'll be snoring after a full day of exploring...

    Wanyama View room

    Wanyama View

    Perfect for any animal lovers, this Wanyama View room allows you to view an amazing range of African animals from the comfort of your bed.

    African themed room

    African themed

    Dive into the depths of Africa in your fully African-themed room — complete with children's separate sleeping area.

    Gruffalo room


    Journey through the Safari Hotel and experience the enchanting world of The Gruffalo.

    Our customers said...

    We booked a standard room which was clean and roomy enough for the four of us. Sampled both restaurants, for dinner and breakfast over our three night stay and could not fault the food at all, excellent choice and well cooked. — Jackie, May 2016

    Hotel was excellent and good entertainment for kids. Very comfortable stay. If I was to point one thing out it would be biscuits in the room- there was only one sachet with 2 biscuits but 3 of us. So would of been nice to have a few more biscuits. That's all. — Anna, July 2016

    Best hotel I have ever stayed in wish we booked more than one night didn't want to leave. — Kelly, June 2016

    The Giraffe Room

    The Giraffe Room

    Your little explorers will love the fun and exciting giraffe themed decor and, from the bedroom window, can enjoy the site of real giraffe roaming the plains of the African inspired Wanyama Reserve.

    The Zebra Room

    The Zebra Room

    Run wild with a stay in our Zebra themed room. Embrace the African Adventure of our Safari hotel and stay in a room inspired by one of Africa's most distinctive animals.

    So What's Included in My Package?

    Alongside your amazing themed room in the Safari Hotel, you can also enjoy a tonne of exclusive extras!

    Fancy a splash in the Savannah Splash Pool**? Looking forward to a scrumptious morning breakfast? Wanting even more entertainment to look forward to in the evening?

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    Your Package

    • Overnight stay in the fully-themed Safari Hotel
    • Your 2nd Day FREE into the Theme Park
    • Early Ride Time - 1 hour exclusive early access to a selection of rides and attractions*
    • Full English buffet breakfast
    • Access to Savannah Splash Pool & Gym**
    • Free Parking
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    Early Ride Time

    Early Ride Time

    To make your Chessington Holiday even more roarsome, we are giving customers extended Early Ride Time!* Between 9am — 10am, you can explore a host of rides and attractions before everyone else!

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    Animal meet and greets


    • Exclusive access to Wanyama Village & AMAZU — get closer to the animals and enjoy some outdoor exploring
    • Animal Meet and Greets
    • The Rangers Club evening entertainment
    • Kids' Movie Time!
    • Character Breakfasts
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    Go Ape Deal

    Dinner + Go Ape

    Make your family expedition even wilder and tackle a Tree Top Challenge with Go Ape! Each package includes:

    • A Go Ape Tree Top Junior or Adventure Challenge*
    • 3 course buffet dinner at the mystical Temple Restaurant
    • An overnight stay at one our Resort Hotels
    • Hot buffet breakfast
    • 2 days for 1 in the Park
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    Want to explore the Resort even more? Take a look at the Azteca Hotel!


    The earliest check in time is 3pm, and the latest check out time is 10am. Please note you can check in at the hotel any time after 3pm, you are not required to check in at the hotel upon your arrival to the park.

    You are welcome to leave your luggage at reception.
    Yes, there is a splash play zone located within Savannah Splash, as well as a swimming pool, sauna, whirlpool and gym.

    Important information regarding access to the Savannah Splash Pool:

    The Splash Pool will be closed between 28th - 30th March inclusive, the main pool will be open.

    Guests staying in Standard Rooms or Wanyama Reserve View Rooms in the Safari Hotel will be charged to use the Savannah Splash Pool. Access to the pool is charged at £3 per person and guests wishing to use the pool must pre-book a time slot on the day of arrival. Please note that access to the pool is subject to availability.

    Guests staying in the African, Giraffe, Zebra, Madagascar and Gruffalo themed rooms and Merlin Annual Pass holders staying on one of our exclusive Holiday Club packages will receive complimentary access to the pool but must pre-book their time slot in the week prior to their stay. Access is subject to availability and issued on a first come first serve basis.

    Towels are available to hire for £2 per towel in the leisure club.
    Children will love staying at the Safari Hotel right next to Chessington World of Adventures. Fun filled activities include:
    Savannah Splash kids water play area with water jets and canons
    Rangers Club kids' evening entertainment
    Movie Time!
    Animal Meet & Greets
    Exclusive evening access to Wanyama Village and Reserve (April to mid-September)
    Exclusive evening access to AMAZU Treetop Adventure
    Character breakfast
    PLUS - meet some of the stars from Madagascar!

    Please note: The Rangers Club, Animal Meet & Greets, Character Breakfasts and Madagascar Meet & Greets are available on weekends and during school holidays. Access to the Savannah Splash Pool is chargeable for guests staying in Standard Rooms or Wanyama Reserve View Rooms.
    Little ones are well cared for at the Chessington Safari and Azteca Hotels. Facilities for babies and infants include:
    Bottle warming service
    Highchairs in the restaurants
    Cots (limited availability)
    Swimming nappies (for sale in the leisure club)
    There's so much to see and do at the Chessington Resort Hotels. Your littles ones will become intrepid adventurers, exploring the plains of Africa and encountering some of the wildest species. They can then continue their adventure into the Azteca Hotel where they will discover mysterious temple ruins.

    Free Wifi is available throughout the Resort.

    There is free on site parking available to all guests.
    Accessible rooms are available. Please call the Customer Experience team on 0871 360 2639 for further details or to make your booking. Calls cost 11p per minute plus your phone company's access charge.
    A Full English Breakfast is included as part of your package. There is also a selection of cereal to choose from, plus some extra treats.
    Terms and conditions apply. Please note that upon check in to the Hotels, you will be required to provide a credit/debit card for a pre authorisation against your room. A set amount will be held, and if not used will be released back into your account within 5-10 working days. 2nd Day FREE is a park entry day and must be taken on consecutive stay dates with a hotel stay in the middle. 2nd Day FREE does not apply to themed weekends held at the Chessington Resort Hotels. Breakfast is included with all packages unless stated otherwise at the time of booking. Early Ride Time is available between 19th March 2017 to 31st October 2017 when you stay in The Azteca or Safari Hotel. Please note: Early Ride Time is only available during Park Opening dates and is not included in off peak and season packages. Wristbands will be issued on arrival at Reception and must be worn to receive this benefit. Rides are subject to availability and the rides available can differ. Rides available will be confirmed by Reception. Height and weight restrictions apply, please click here for full terms and conditions. ** Guests staying in Standard Rooms or Wanyama Reserve View Rooms in the Safari Hotel will be charged to use the Savannah Splash Pool. Access to the pool is charged at £3 per person and guests wishing to use the pool must pre-book a time slot on the day of arrival. Please note that access to the pool is subject to availability. ***Resort benefits, extras and activities are subject to change and availability. Throughout June, July and August, the AMAZU Treetop Adventure will be open every evening for hotel guests. It will open 30 minutes after the park has closed for the duration of 2 hours. The Rangers Club, Animal Meet & Greets, Character Breakfasts and Kids' Movie Time! are only available during peak times. Rides are subject to availability.

    The Wanyama Village will be open to customers of the Chessington Resort Hotels from 17th March — 31st October 2017. These opening times are subject to change and can be confirmed by calling the hotel nearer your date of stay. Offer subject to change and availability.


    Chessington Safari Hotel — With either bunk beds suitable for children up to 15 years of age or a separate children's sleeping area for children up to 12 years of age.
    Chessington Azteca Hotel — All rooms have a separate children's sleeping area apart from the disabled access rooms. Disabled access rooms are equipped with bunk beds.
    Your room at the Safari Hotel will include:
    Free Wifi
    Tea and coffee making facilities
    Iron and ironing board (on request)
    Samsung Smart TV
    Pay per view movies
    Complimentary toiletries


    Chessington World of Adventures is situated on the A243, two miles from the A3 and M25 (junction 9 or 10). The Park is well signposted.

    If you're arriving by rail, the nearest train station is Chessington South Station, which is approximately a 10 minute walk from the Park.
    This hotel is situated on the Resort so the Theme Park is just a short two minute walk away.

    *Please note: You must be at least 1m tall and under 20.5 stone to take on the Tree Top Junior challenge. A ratio of 1 adult to every two children under 6 years applies. For children aged 6+ accompanying adults can be on the ground. You must be aged 10 or over, at least 1.4m tall and under 20.5 stone to take on the Go Ape Tree Top Adventure. Children aged 10-15 years must be supervised on the course. One Adult (18+) can supervise a maximum of 2 children aged 10-15 years. 16 & 17 year olds do not require supervision on the course. For full Go Ape terms and conditions, please click here.

    Dinner + Go Ape Deal includes one Go Ape Challenge of your choice and one 3 course buffet dinner per person only. Adventurers can choose which Tree Top Challenge to tackle on the day of arrival but you must pre-book your time slot, please call 01372 631464. We also recommend that you pre-book your dinner reservation, please call 01372 734601. For Resort Hotel guests, dinner will be in the Temple Restaurant. For Explorer Glamping guests, dinner will be in the Explorers' Outpost.

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