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Port Lympne Reserve, Lympne CT21 4LN England See on map
AMENITIES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Wheelchair Access
Free Wifi
Breakfast included
Pool
2 Star accommodation
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Reviewed 24 October 2018 via mobile

The chef and staff are great. Really welcoming. Ella and Vickie 5* they make a lot of effort to make you feel welcome. This is our 2nd visit and we had exactly the same level of service last time Food and the chef really friendlyMore

Date of stay: October 2018
Thank Steve X
Response from HowlettsPortLympne, customer service manager at Bear LodgeResponded 25 October 2018

Dear Steve X, Thank you for taking time to write such a kind review and for your second visit at Port Lympne Hotel and Reserve. We are thrilled to hear that you enjoyed your stay at Bear Lodge. It will be a pleasure to pass...More

Reviewed 11 October 2018

Glamping at its finest! Highly recommended! We reserved a lodge overlooking the safari- worth the extra cost. The lodge was super cute and slept 8 people- we had 6 and were very comfortable. The rooms were separated so some privacy. Bathroom (en-suite) in the back...More

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Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Customer Service manager at Bear LodgeResponded 12 October 2018

Dear ali1999london, Thank you for your nice review. I am happy to hear that you had such a great time despite the rain. It is always a great reward to hear from our guests that they had such a lovely time. I am happy that...More

Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the front row bear lodge tents Which includes an evening safari along with accommodation in the most perfect setting. The tent is spacious, clean and super comfortable. Two double beds, two bunk beds, kitchen, toilet and shower - all complete with the...More

Thank emmakelly496
Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Customer Service manager at Bear LodgeResponded 12 October 2018

Dear emmakelly496, Thank you for taking time to write such a nice review. We are thrilled to hear that you had such a lovely time at Bear Lodge. I am happy that you enjoyed the view and the bears waking you up. Thank you for...More

Reviewed 19 September 2018

We stayed at the Bear Lodge glamping...The tent was very good and quite roomy inside. It did get very cold in the evening and the fire did not heat up the back rooms and bathrooms so wrap up warm. The children loved the park and...More

Thank TDeQuincey
Response from HowlettsPortLympne, customer service manager at Bear LodgeResponded 23 September 2018

Thank you for taking time to write your review. It is valuable to us and will take it in consideration for future improvements. I am happy to hear that your enjoyed the safari and the Dinosaur Forest and the animals (the spectacle bears are a...More

Reviewed 13 September 2018

Bear Lodge lived up to our expectations. Fabulous front row tent (although one behind would have had a better view of kids playing in the play area). Tent was fab, youngest loved the 'bed in a box with doors', has everything you need: fridge, kettle,...More

Date of stay: September 2018
Thank goonervic
Response from HowlettsPortLympne, Customer Service Manager at Bear LodgeResponded 16 September 2018

Dear goonervic, Thank you for taking the time to leave your 5* review on your recent stay at Bear Lodge. We are thrilled that your stay lived up to your expectations. Bear Lodge is the perfect place to stay so that the children can run...More

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Bear Lodge is a luxury 'glamping' experience in spacious tented accommodation, with stunning views over our brand new bear enclosure, out to the Romney Marsh and English Channel. Formerly known as Elephant More Lodge, family and friends can stay for 1, 3, 4 or 7 nights on our secure gated site, with parking. 19 luxury tents with en suite facilities, each comfortably sleeping six people, surround our central Bear Lodge Clubhouse and children's play area. Inside the tents, there's a spacious living area, including the 'bear necessities' such as cutlery, crockery, a small fridge and sink, plus, separate sleeping areas with real beds and comfy mattresses. The on-site clubhouse restaurant has a brand new menu for 2016, including traditional South American dishes, to compliment the arrival of our bear pair. We've also fully refurbished our bar area and alongside our new cocktail menu, guests can sample our exclusive 'spectacled beer'. A stay at Bear Lodge, includes entry to Port Lympne Reserve and sister park Howletts, near Canterbury and additional experiences are available to book including private Ranger guided safaris, animal experiences, archery, fishing, cycling and zorbing, so every day can be filled with wild adventures! Less
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Hotel Amenities
HOTEL FEATURES
Free Parking
Restaurant
Bar/Lounge
Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly)
Wheelchair Access
Pool
Beachfront
Room Service
Breakfast included
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room
Free High Speed Internet (WiFi)
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
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Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
19
Formerly known as
Elephant Lodge
Location
United Kingdom > England > Kent > Lympne
Hotel class
Awards & Recognition
Certificate of Excellence
Certificate of Excellence
Number of rooms
19
Formerly known as
Elephant Lodge
Location
United Kingdom > England > Kent > Lympne
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Lesley C
5 September 2018|
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Response from ahtrains | Reviewed this property |
At Bear lodge the car park is just at the back of the tents and very close.
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lisac46
23 June 2018|
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Response from paulthompson01 | Reviewed this property |
Hi we were in giraffe lodge and there is no fridges but we were there for only one night
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Lisa Y
14 August 2017|
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Response from elc11380 | Reviewed this property |
No all foods are extra
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Room Tips
"The front row of tents overlook the escarpment and offer a great view."
jecviner
4 Sep. 2018
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"Pick a front tent with views over to the coast"
ahtrains
15 Aug. 2018
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"Pay a little extra and get a front lodge, overlooking Romney Marsh"
APOQ
6 Aug. 2018
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"Tent three lovely views."
neilm348
31 May 2018
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