Hotel in Detail:Purpose built hotel.
All of the Chessington Safari Hotel bedrooms are en-suite with full air-conditioning, the majority of which (135) are non-smoking. Most of the rooms are also twins with 21 being doubles. In-room amenities include cable television (with pay-to-view movies, internet browser and games), coffee/tea facilities, broadband and WiFi internet access, desk with lamp, hairdryer, double glazing (windows open), telephone with voicemail. Beds have a duvet. Some rooms have views out over the hotel gardens.
Room options include 56 Executive Club level rooms where newspapers are delivered daily. These rooms also include upgraded bathrooms with robes and a bathroom scale and also a King size bed .
There are 56 family rooms which have dedicated children's sleeping area and include plasma television with console games.
Room service operates 24 hours. There is a daily maid service. Seven rooms have been adapted for accessibility. Bedrooms feature touches of a Safari theme to complement its location next to the zoo.
Dining Options:Langata Brasserie and Grill: Located on the ground floor within the Atrium. Serves modern cuisine using fresh ingredients in a contemporary setting. The restaurant has views out over the hotels landscaped gardens and park. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Children's menu and high chairs available. Breakfast 06:00 till 10:30, Lunch 12:30 till 14:30, Dinner 18:30 till 22:30.
Marula Bar and Lounge: Located on the ground floor. The bar serves snacks alongside the drinks and sharing the same views as the Langta Brasserie. Relaxed atmosphere. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner.
Serengeti Suite: Private dining venue for groups of 10 to 160 guests.
Other Chessington Safari Hotel services include dry cleaning and laundry, ice machine, cash machine, concierge, currency exchange and onsite florist.
One of the hotels main features is an 18 meter indoor heated swimming pool with a separate splash area for kids. There's also a whirlpool.
The hotel has business centre which is staffed between 08.00 and 18.00. Business services available at the Holiday Inn Chessington include copy, fax, courier, email and internet access, printing and computer hire. There are 6 meeting rooms where the largest can handle up to 300 delegates reception style. These rooms feature natural daylight and come with amenities such as a lcd/slide/digital Projector, internet access, DVD Player, Flip Chart and Markers and Whiteboard.
Public areas have WiFi internet access (charges).
Front reception (24 hours) provides safety deposit boxes and the hotels public areas are air-conditioned.
Luggage storage facilities are available. Children's play area/games room.
Hotel Vicinity:Nearest: Railway Station: Chessington South 0.4 miles (0.6 km), Tube Station: Morden 6.2 miles (10 km), Motorway: M25 Junction 9 2.7 miles (4.3 km).
The Chessington Safari Hotel is located next door to Chessington World of Adventures itself. A major UK attraction and open since 1931. Here you will find a safari zoo alongside themepark rides, thrill rides and traditional fairground rides. The hotels location is on the far south side of greater London less than 3 miles from the M25 motorway. The M25 is the orbital motorway that surrounds London and gives far easier access to the outer areas than going through central London. The M25 also gives access out to both Heathrow and Gatwick Airports which are both within reach at 10 and 15 miles away respectively. The hotel is on the A243 which links up to the A3 to give good access into West London and Hammersmith Bridge. The nearby station of Chessington South offers connections to Clapham JUnction in South London or Waterloo in central London.
Nearest attractions include Tolworth Recreation Centre (1.7 miles) (Multi use sports hall, Multi gym, sauna, steam room, Sunbed, Squash Courts), Sandown Racecourse (2.5 miles), Bourne Hall Museum (2.7 miles), Hampton Court (3.7 miles), Epsom Racecourse (4 miles) and Wimbledon Tennis (7.1 miles).
Bedroom Numbers: 150 / 3 floors
Check-in: 14.00 (2 pm) (you must be 18 or older to check-in)
Check-out: 11.00 am (express check-out option)
This hotel has averaged a score of 3.6 out of 5 by 3036 past guests
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Parking:Free public parking is possible on site (reservation is not needed).
Internet:WiFi is available in all areas and is free of charge.
Pets:Pets are not allowed.
Compared to other London hotels: This hotel has been rated 72% by past guests. The London average is 79% and the average for 4 star hotels is 80%. Therefore this hotel is below average for its sector (star rating) .
Milesfaster ranking: 708th from 865 London hotels, and 302nd of 333 four star rated hotels.
Another to Consider: A similar hotel nearby (2.7 miles, 4.3 km) would be the 4 star Crowne Plaza London - Kingston, where rates start from £90 and which has an 80% guest satisfaction rating.If you are looking for something a bit cheaper then take a look at the Continental Hotel Heathrow. 8.4 miles from here (13.5 km), has been rated at 77% by past guests and has rates from around £189 (theres free WiFi too).
Local hotels analysed:The fifty hotels that are closest to this location (Leatherhead Road, KT9 postcode) which we list extend for a 9.5 miles (15.3 km) radius. Consisting of 18 four star hotels (average rating 80%), 29 three star hotels (average rating 80%) and 3 two star hotels (average rating 73%). Top 4 star hotel is DoubleTree by Hilton Kingston Upon Thames at 85%. Of the 50 local hotels top rated is Premier Inn Heathrow Terminal 4 (3 star) at 92%.
Base Rates: We show you the average starting rates (base rates) in the area and break it down by star rating. Trouble with this is that base rates do not include special offers and limited low rate deals. However they remain a useful guide to general rates. The average base rate when considering all hotels in the surrounding area is £69 per night. Starting from £32 at Travelodge Croydon Central Hotel (3 Star, 80%) with top rates of £124 at Hotel du Vin Cannizaro House Wimbledon (4 Star, 82%). Rate averages listed by star level: Four Star average: £77, Three Star average: £65 and Two Star average: £52.
We rank hotels based on their guest rating but balanced for their influencing factors. We have ranked Chessington Safari Hotel 43rd of 50 nearby hotels and 18th (last) for the 18 four star hotels in the area. Our ranking for sheer lowest base rates is 46th of 50 (16th of 18 four star hotels.). We calculate an overall ranking combining the rates and rating scores. This hotel ranks 29th of 30 for pure value for money (Hotel IBIS STYLES London Heathrow East was top).
History: Was called the Holiday Inn Chessington until 13th May 2014.
First opened July 2007.