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What We Love

  • A unique stay at an Edwardian mansion near the sea, in grounds roamed by African wildlifeAn elegant Edwardian summer home with Italian terraced gardens overlooking the sea
  • Entry to two wonderful wild animal parks – one within the grounds of the mansion
  • The glittering guest list of visitors past, from Charlie Chaplin to Winston Churchill

What To Know

  • Acres and acres of manicured gardens surround the mansion
  • Enjoy stunning views across Romney Marsh and the English Channel
  • Free WiFi can be hit or miss
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A stay in a Kent mansion with flamboyant rooms and a star-studded history - including breakfast, sparkling afternoon tea and wildlife park entry

The Lowdown

A grand Edwardian mansion with a colourful history and its very own wildlife park, Port Lympne is the perfect spot for a luxury country break. This beautiful house was built as a weekend and summer home in 1914 and its original owner hosted the cream of English society, from Winston Churchill and Lawrence of Arabia to Charlie Chaplin.
It has recently been restored to its former glory, boasting six en-suite boutique rooms individually designed to an excellent standard. With wonderful views of Romney Marsh and the English Channel, the house is bordered by an elegant patchwork of Italian terraced gardens and lawns to discover during your stay.
Port Lympne Reserve is home to a magnificent array of wildlife and endangered species. Entrance to the park and to the Howletts Wild Animal Park are included in your stay, so go wild and meet some of the beautiful residents. Whether it’s the majestic black rhinos, awe-inspiring Siberian tigers or the pint-size pudu deer that steal your heart, you’re bound to find a favourite.

How to Get There

Port Lympne Hotel
Port Lympne Aldington Road
Lympne, CT21 4PD United Kingdom


4.5 Very Good 267 Reviews
Absolutely brilliant
Reviewed 6 days ago

Stayed in Rhino Cottage. Most relaxing, superb stay. Watched rhino being fed. Lovely relaxing on the patio in the sunshine.
Very professional and thorough check in process. Highly recommend. A must to try. Thank you Port Lympne.

Outstanding and unique wedding venue
Reviewed 6 days ago

We had our daughter's wedding in the Mansion House and it was brilliant in every way. From previous stays and visits we knew how beautiful and unique the building and location is - this was enhanced significantly by the care, flexibility and excellent service of all the staff. Family and friends have all been raving about it since, with many genuinely saying it's the best wedding venue they've been too (inc the band who hadn't played their before). Most important of all our daughter and son-in-law thoroughly enjoyed every minute. Very happy memories that will stay with all of us.

Reviewed 1 week ago

Lovely hotel the reception staff t were very smiley and helpful.
Our room the “Sir Winston Churchill” was lovely and the hot chocolates a nice touch. Very clean
We had our toddler with us and she was well catered for. Breakfast was also lovely, I am a vegetarian and found plenty to eat.
This place is an absolute must see. I am well travelled but this place was the perfect English Getaway. Also park entry included with our stay so saved lots of money. Very glad we chose here over a lodge, we saw the lodges on our safari and I much preferred our beautiful setting.
We did however get a bat in our room after the house keeper left the window open, the night porter came to help but we had 2 hours or trying to get rid. So no sleep until midnight. They couldnt move us as they were at capacity but it did not stop us having an enjoyable experience. My toddler was very happy to see the bat haha

Attended a wedding
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did not stay here but did attend a wedding. Lovely venue with very good organisation. Very nice building with interesting rooms. Extensive and lovely gardens with fabulous views. After the wedding we were taken around the animal reserve.

A really unique place
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

8 Rooms are upstairs in the stately home unusual and quirky named after people who stayed there or involved with the place. The bathroom in Sir Herbert Baker is all pink and as large as the bedroom. Amazing views over the Kent countryside towards the coast. Downstairs rooms are painted with animal frescoes and the Moroccan courtyard is really lovely on a warm day. Breakfast was really good . The real bonus is wandering around after the reserve is closed when the animals are all out at dusk and with only a few people around.