Four star luxury with a twist
Set within 15 acres of landscaped gardens, the historic Mansion Hotel at Port Lympne Reserve offers incredible views from every bedroom. Enjoy dishes made with local produce and home-grown ingredients in our restaurant and relax with a drink whilst you take in the uninterrupted views from the terraces. Enjoy exclusive access to the reserve before and after visiting hours on your personal golf buggy, included in your stay.
The Sir Phillip Sassoon
The most luxurious of the suites enjoys stunning views all year round of the famous Lime Tree Avenue, Trojan Steps and West Terrace.Book now
The Rex Whistler
The Rex Whistler Room is located above the entrance with charming views across the unique 'hippo' water feature.Book now
The Charlie Chaplin Suite
A romantic suite with private sitting room, original luxurious marble bathroom and king-size bed.Book now
The Sir Herbert Baker
This beautiful twin bedroom affords stunning views across the South Terrace and the Romney Marsh out to the English Channel.Book now
The Sir Winston Churchill
The Sir Winston Churchill Room enjoys views across the gardens and grand pond with its high cascading fountain.Book now
The TE Lawrence
The TE Lawrence room overlooks the famous Lime Tree Avenue, Trojan Steps and West Terrace.Book now
Lloyd George Junior Suite
This suite offers contemporary style and comfort, with beautiful views over the manicured lawns of the hotel, to the English Channel in the distance.Book now
Mountbatten Junior Suite
The Mountbatten Junior Suite offers wonderful views over the landscaped gardens, across the Reserve and out to the Kent coast.Book now
Eat & Drink
Pricing and booking
The Mansion Hotel at Port Lympne Reserve offers 4* luxury with an exotic twist. Stay surrounded by rare and captivating species thriving in the Kent countryside and tread the halls of this early 20th century grade II listed country house, where royalty and aristocrats once walked before you.
Stay in a building steeped in history in one of eight themed rooms, based on prestigious former guests such as Sir Winston Churchill and T E Lawrence. All rooms sleep two people with each room offering a variety of views across the grounds. Relax in either a king-size bed, sleigh bed or four-poster.
The Mansion Hotel is host to a strikingly decorated ground floor with a stunning Moroccan Courtyard.
Nestled in the Kent countryside, the Mansion Hotel at Port Lympne is home to over 800 rare and endangered species. Step into the heart of the Reserve and be transported to South America, Asia and Africa through your safari experience. The Reserve boasts sweeping views across Romney Marsh to the sea while nearer to the hotel you can take a stroll through Lime Tree walk.
You will have exclusive access to Port Lympne Reserve during and outside of normal visitor hours from check-in on the day of your arrival to the day of your departure. You can visit both wildlife parks - Howletts Wild Animal Park and Port Lympne Reserve - from 9.30am to closure. You can use a golf buggy for the whole duration of your stay, from check-in, to explore Port Lympne Reserve (with a valid driving licence).
The check-in time for your stay is at 3pm and the check-out time is at 11am.
All of our short breaks guests have a safari included in the cost of their stay. Your safari will take you on an adventure through our South American, Asian and African Experience zones where you will see spectacled bears, giraffe, zebra, wildebeest, camels and more.
Eat & Drink
Breakfast is included in your stay at Port Lympne's Mansion Hotel.
For your lunch, afternoon tea and dinner you can choose from a variety of home cooked dishes, using local produce and ingredients grown in our kitchen gardens at our onsite restaurants and cafes. Enjoy gluten friendly pizza and authentic Italian dishes at Babydoll’s Wood Fired Pizza, or bistro style dishes at The Garden Room Restaurant. Alternatively, relax in the tranquillity of the unique Moroccan Courtyard (open spring & summer).
Pricing and booking
Prices from £199. For more information, you can call 01303234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 5pm, or fill in our simple online form at the end of the page and one of our team will be in touch.
All rooms are non smoking and equipped with:
- Stay at the Mansion Hotel at Port Lympne for two people
- Price includes cooked breakfast
- Ensuite bathrooms
- Smart TVs
- In room movies – Netflix log in is required
- High quality toiletries
- Tea & coffee facilities
- In room safe
- Iron / ironing board
- Nespresso machine (suites only)
- Bath robes (suites only)
- Entrance to Port Lympne Reserve and Howletts Wild Animal Park (from 9.30am on the day of arrival until close on the day of departure)
- Safari experience at Port Lympne Reserve
- Access to the park's restaurants
- Golf buggy (from check-in on day of arrival until check-out on day of departure. Valid driving licence required)
- Free WiFi
- Free parking on site
Fine dining and entertainment
The Garden Room Restaurant offers an extensive range of fine wines, alongside a delicious breakfast, lunch and evening menu, designed by our Executive Chef. We use the very best seasonal produce from our own vegetable and herb gardens alongside locally sourced ingredients wherever we can.
Enjoy afternoon tea and delve into a delicious selection of sandwiches, homemade cakes and pastries including freshly baked scones, jam and clotted cream (pre-booking essential).
The Glyn Philpot bar is open every day serving speciality teas, coffee, soft drinks, wines and spirits.
Relax and soak up the wonderful atmosphere of the unique Moroccan Courtyard (open spring & summer) at Port Lympne Hotel. Enjoy breakfast, lunch and afternoon tea (pre-booking essential), cream tea or a romantic dinner.
Please call 01303234101 to book your table or for afternoon tea bookings.
Meet the animals
There are over 900 rare and endangered animals that call Port Lympne Reserve their home. Whilst you explore 600 acres, see our magnificent rhinos, cheetah, tigers, bears, gorillas and much more. Conservation is at the heart of what we do, so you can learn a little more about these beautiful animals during your short break. Your visit helps towards the care of our animals, and in turn our conservation work in the UK and overseas in conjunction with The Aspinall Foundation.
Explore the Reserve
Enjoy 15 acres of landscaped gardens in the hotel grounds or simply enjoy the beautiful scenery that Port Lympne has to offer. You can also explore the 600 acre reserve on your own personal golf buggy.
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With 14 different ways to stay, we're certain we have the perfect accommodation for you at the Mansion Hotel at Port Lympne Reserve. Don't forget that our unique accommodations can be booked as part of your conference or private event.
Back to the Wild!
With your visit and stay you contribute to our greatest mission, getting the animals 'Back to the Wild'. This initiative has already seen an impressive number of animals born at Howletts and Port Lympne returned to their natural habitats. Your help is vital for our worldwide conservation projects.
For more information or to enquire about gift vouchers for our short breaks, please call 01303234112 Monday to Sunday between 9am to 5pm or fill in our simple online form and one of our team will be in touch.
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Sam & Hayley Shopter
The most beautiful hotel we have ever stayed in!
The Rex Whistler Room is fab. The staff are all so so lovely and friendly. Thank you. See you next time friends.
Sandy & Keith
We loved it and will defo come back soon. Staff are a credit to you. Just to add that the AAA Safari was amazing!
Amanda & Stephen
Room was amazing
We enjoyed a fantastic stay for our anniversary - the room was amazing and staff were very helpful - we loved the safari!!
Fred & Carol
A wonderful weekend
Food fabulous, staff excellent and animal park extremely enjoyable.