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Village Hotel Swansea

Village Hotel Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 5 hours ago
25 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of National Waterfront Museum and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach is 2.2 mi (3.5 km) ...

£38

£38
The Dragon Hotel

The Dragon Hotel

The Kingsway, Swansea
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 hours ago
3 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Swansea, this spa hotel is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Castle, Swansea Market and LC Swansea. National Waterfront Museum is 0.6 ...

£54

£54
Mercure Swansea Hotel

Mercure Swansea Hotel

Phoenix Way, Swansea
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
4 others viewing this property now

Situated in Swansea, this hotel is 1.7 mi (2.7 km) from Liberty Stadium and 2.6 mi (4.3 km) from St. Joseph's Cathedral. Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach ...

£50

£50
The Grand Hotel Swansea

The Grand Hotel Swansea

Ivey Place High Street, Swansea
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 13 minutes ago
16 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Swansea Castle and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach and Swansea University are also ...

£46

£46
ibis Swansea

ibis Swansea

A483 Fabian Way, Swansea
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 8 hours ago

Situated in Swansea, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dylan Thomas Centre and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Swansea Beach. Plantasia and BT Tower are also within 2 ...

£33

£33
Ocean View Apartment

Ocean View Apartment

1 Chaddesley Terrace, Swansea
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Swansea, this apartment is within 1 mi (2 km) of Quadrant Shopping Centre, Dylan Thomas Centre, and Swansea Beach. Swansea University is 1.6 mi (2.6 ...

£44

£44
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel

Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel

Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
12 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Port Talbot, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 miles (15 km) of Margam Castle, Victoria Gardens and Gwyn Hall. Dylan Thomas Centre ...

£38

£38
White House Hotel

White House Hotel

4 Nyanza Terrace, Swansea
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 4 days ago
2 others viewing this property now

Located in Uplands, this guesthouse is within 1 mile (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park, Swansea Beach and Swansea University. Dylan Thomas Centre is 1.4 mi (2.2 km) ...

£29

£29
The Gower Hotel

The Gower Hotel

11 Church Lane, Swansea
3.5 out of 5.0
5 others viewing this property now

Located in Bishopston, this hotel is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Oystermouth Castle and within 6 miles (10 km) of Swansea University and Swansea Beach. Dylan Thomas ...

£67

£67
Morgans Hotel

Morgans Hotel

Somerset Place, Swansea
4.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
3 others viewing this property now

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Dylan Thomas Centre, National Waterfront Museum and LC Swansea. Grand Theatre and Swansea ...

£83

£83

Pocket Guide: Plantasia Plantasia Hotels

You probably wouldn’t expect to encounter tarantulas, macaws and endangered tamarin monkeys in a Swansea retail park, but visit the spectacular Plantasia, a public hothouse in Parc Tawe close to the city centre, and you’ll find these and much more besides. Easy to locate, as it’s housed in a unique glass pyramid, Plantasia has for a quarter of a century performed the vital function of raising awareness among locals and visitors about the level of rainforest destruction around the world, and the dangers of the consequent biodiversity loss.

Divided into two climate zones, tropical and arid, Plantasia is home to many rare animals, from the cute and cuddly - chameleons, the aforementioned tamarins, and bearded dragons, to the slightly less so - Burmese pythons, piranhas and all manner of creepy-crawlies, making this a superb visit for school groups and holidaymakers looking for an all-weather attraction that is both fun and educational. A tribal hut has also been constructed using traditional methods, which showcases authentic artefacts from the civilizations that live in rainforests, such as hammocks and tools. And, if the heat gets too much for you, there is a cafe selling drinks and snacks.

Everyone loves to see the animals, but as you might expect from the name, it is plant life that takes centre stage here at Plantasia. A dizzying array, from the edible - banana, papaya, grapefruit, coffee and cocoa - to the medicinal – aloe and tamarind - to the practical - papyrus, kapok, giant bamboo, reminds us of how essential rainforests are to human progress and survival.