Chessington Safari Hotel

Our Safari Hotel is the perfect Base Camp for an adventure into the themed lands of Chessington World of Adventures. Every guest at the Hotel can enjoy:

  • Themed rooms with Satellite TV
  • Complimentary WiFi
  • Zafari Bar & Grill

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We also offer great bed and breakfast rates via our dedicated call centre, perfect for corporate guests, travellers and Annual Passholders. Please call 0871 221 3970.

Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge.

Inside the Hotel

Inside the Hotel

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Short Break Offers


NEW FOR 2015 – Dreamworks Penguins of Madagascar

This is the perfect treetop hideout to bed down in before or after your Chessington adventure.

See which friendly faces you can spot from DreamWorks Madagascar.

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Penguins of Madagascar  - Chessington Safari Hotel

Standard Rooms

Our 64 standard rooms are furnished to a high standard of comfort with a range of facilities and amenities. All rooms benefit from:

  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hot drink making facilities
  • Air–conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms with bath and/or power shower
  • Complimentary WiFi across the Resort

Standard Room at Chessington Safari Hotel

Family Rooms

Our family rooms are spacious, and many have their own separate sleeping area (and TV) for children! Others have Jungle bunk beds, or sofa beds... so book early as it's first come first served!

  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • Complimentary toiletries
  • Hot drink making facilities
  • Air–conditioning
  • En-suite bathrooms with bath and/or power shower
  • Complimentary WiFi across the Resort

Family Room at Chessington Safari Hotel

Executive Rooms

Our Executive Rooms offer all our standard facilities, plus:

  • Samsung Smart TVs
  • King-sized bed
  • Luxury bathroom with complimentary toiletries
  • Bathrobe and slippers (available on request)
  • Laptop safe
  • Dedicated seating & workspace
  • Complimentary WiFi across the Resort

Executive Room at Chessington Safari Hotel

Themed Rooms

An African Adventure family bedroom is the perfect way to treat your family to an unforgettable getaway. As well as all our standard features it includes:

  • Animal prints & ethnic decoration
  • Tented sleeping area for the kids
  • Double bed for grown-ups with a canopy
  • Complimentary WiFi across the Resort

Please note: African Adventure Themed rooms do not overlook the Wanyama Reserve.

Themed Rooms at Chessington Safari Hotel

Accessible Rooms

We have incorporated a number of additional features in our seven accessible rooms including:

  • Level access showers, fitted with grab rails and shower seat
  • Emergency call point in en-suite and adjacent to bed
  • 150cm turning circle in the bedroom and en-suite
  • Lowered light switches and spy hole
  • Flashing light and vibrating pillows in the event of a fire alarm
  • Complimentary WiFi across the Resort

Accessible Room at Chessington Safari Hotel

A number of guest rooms feature views over our Wanyama Village & Reserve. So if you're looking for something really wild, choose a room with a view, and you can wake up to zebras, ostrich and the very rare Scimitar Horned Oryx roaming below.


Chessington Safari Hotel guests enjoy free access to the superb facilities with friendly staff on hand to assist you. Take a look around:

Zafari Bar & Grill

Our exciting menu gives you the opportunity to enjoy a wide range of dishes including vibrant salads and grilled meats.

Children will love spotting the cheeky monkeys and other animals adorning the walls. From your table, take in the views across the Wanyama Reserve where giraffe, zebra, antelope and other African species roam freely.

Zafari Bar & Grill opens for dinner from 5pm-9.45pm.

Download the Zafari Bar & Grill menu in PDF format.

For tables of 9 or more, or to request a wanyama view from your table please call the Restaurant direct on 01372 734 670.

Please note, Zafari Bar & Grill opening times are subject to change.

Exclusive evening access to Wanyama Village & Reserve

Take an early evening stroll around a little piece of Africa, where zebra, giraffe and antelope roam freely on the Reserve, you’ll also be able to see our meerkats, lemurs and a whole host of other African species before they go to bed.

Available every Friday and Saturday during April until mid-September and school holidays. Subject to good weather and ground conditions.

Wanyama Village & Reserve at the Chessington Resort

Swimming pool and gym

Our 15 metre swimming pool is the ideal place to relax after a hard work out or to come and have fun with the family. The fully air conditioned gym has a good selection of Techogym equipment.

Find out more about the Leisure Club

Please note, the Gym is just for use by persons aged 16 and over. Please wear appropriate gym attire and footwear and leave a few minutes extra to fill out a Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire form. When using the pool, those under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult aged 18 or above and they must remain in the water with the child at all times.
During our peak times we operate timed swim sessions of 45 minutes, bookings can be made on the day from 8am-8pm or for the following day up until 12pm at our Leisure Club reception, which we advise you do as early as possible in order to avoid disappointment.

The Pool at Chessingtion Safari Hotel

Temple Restaurant & Bar

A unique and interactive dining experience set in the heart of a mystical ancient temple, where a fountain that was once the life force of the jungle is protected by the wildlife that call it home.

With the underground carefully looked after by leaf cutter ants, exotic trees guarded by monkeys, the skies protected by an array of birds and the rivers guarded by piranhas, this is a wild and magical setting like no other.

Please note, Temple Restaurant & Bar opening times are subject to change.

Download the Temple Restaurant menu here.

Savannah Splash

Discover an oasis in the middle of an African Savannah, and go wild in an immersive water splash play area perfect for families.

Savannah Splash at the Chessington Resort

Exclusive evening access to AMAZU

Climb and play amongst the animals, high on a treetop walkway and through the home of our monkeys! Young adventurers embark on a quest to discover the mythical Temple of AMAZU, completing physical challenges and activities, that brings them even closer to the monkeys. Open until dusk.

Available every Friday and Saturday during April until mid-September and school holidays. Subject to good weather and ground conditions.

Amazu at the Chessington Resort


First come, first served

Exclusive benefits of staying at one of our Hotels:

  • Character Breakfasts*
    Rise and dine with one of our famous friends from Madagascar!
  • Animal Meet & Greets*
    Get "up close and personal" with some of our amazing animals. From the exotic and endangered, to the cute and cuddly!
  • The Rangers Club*
    Kids evening entertainment including interactive mini shows with song and dance and family party games.
  • Hotel Exclusive Fastrack**
    Hotel Exclusive Fastrack to all rides for the first hour of the day
  • Evening access to Wanyama Village & Reserve*
    Say goodnight to some of the animals with an evening walk round Wanyama.
  • Evening access to AMAZU*
    Go wild with the monkeys on our brand new treetop walkway.
  • Giraffe feeding*** - £15 per person**
    For a truly wild and unique experience start your day by feeding our majestic giraffe from the Wanyama lookout – BOOK NOW

* Activities listed are subject to change and availability. Character Breakfasts are available every Saturday, Sunday and throughout school holidays. Animal Meet & Greets and Rangers Club are available every Friday, Saturday, Sunday and throughout school holidays. Please see small print below for dates of school holidays. Evening access to Wanyama Village will be available Friday and Saturday during April – mid-September and school holidays. Evening access to AMAZU will be available April – mid-September, every Friday, Saturday and during school holiday. Evening opening will start 30 mins after the advertised theme park close time until dusk. AMAZU will also open early from 9:30am every Saturday, Sunday and during school holiday. Access to Wanyama Village and AMAZU are subject to good weather and ground conditions.
**As an overnight guest at Chessington you will receive an hour of Hotel Exclusive Fastrack between 10-11am. Wristbands will be issued on arrival at Reception and must be worn to receive this benefit. Rides are subject to availability and guests must enter the Fastrack queue line before 11am; unfortunately, late arrivals will not be given access. Hotel Exclusive Fastrack for the first hour of the day is only available on Saturdays, Sundays and throughout school holidays. Rides are subject to availability. Please note access is available to all rides with a Fastrack entrance and it is recommended guests visit a combination of rides to make the most of these benefits.
***Booking is highly recommended as spaces are limited to a maximum of 15 people. Each feed starts at 8am and lasts approx 30 mins. Minimum age of 5 years old and the cost does not include entry to the theme park or Zoo.

Small Print

  • 27th March – 13th April
  • 23rd May – 31st May
  • 22nd July – 1st September
  • 23rd October – 2nd November
  • 18th December – 3rd January 2016

Giraffe Feeding at the Chessington Resort

Short Breaks

Up to 25% off Short Breaks in 2016!

Short Breaks at Chessington Resort

Book by 29th February and save up to 25% off 2016 Short Breaks

Being home to Britain’s Wildest Adventure, we don’t just offer a bed to sleep in, the memorable experiences keep on flowing at the Resort Hotels with our unforgettable short breaks.

We have a variety of hotel packages to suit all budgets, benefits can include:

  • 2 day tickets - 2nd day ticket FREE!
  • Savannah Splash Pool
  • Hotel Exclusive Fastrack
  • Exclusive access to Wanyama Village & AMAZU
  • Animal Meet & Greets
  • The Rangers Club
  • Kids’ Movie Time
  • Character Breakfasts
  • 15m swimming pool, gym and spa
  • Full English Buffet Breakfast
  • Overnight stay
    (we can accommodate up to 2 adults and 3 children (12 years and under) sharing a family room in Azteca Hotel and 2 adults and 2 children in Safari Hotel)

Find out more about our packages

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Where next?

Call the friendly Chessington Holidays team on 0871 360 2639 or check out our offers.

Calls to this number cost 13p per minute plus your providers access charge.

Chessington Resort has proudly been awarded the Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence for 2015.