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Village Hotel Swansea

Village Hotel Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
19 others viewing this property now
4.1 out of 5 (596 reviews)

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
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 15 hours ago
100 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (388 reviews)

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 ...

£58

£58
Morgans Hotel

Morgans Hotel

Somerset Place, Swansea
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 minute ago
4.4 out of 5 (149 reviews)

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 ...

£79

£79
The Grand Hotel Swansea

The Grand Hotel Swansea

Ivey Place High Street, Swansea
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago
158 others viewing this property now
3.9 out of 5 (162 reviews)

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
Mercure Swansea Hotel

Mercure Swansea Hotel

Phoenix Way, Swansea
3.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 12 hours ago
135 others viewing this property now
3.8 out of 5 (239 reviews)

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 ...

£46

£46
Carys Serviced Accommodation

Carys Serviced Accommodation

6 Brokesby Road, Swansea
3.5 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 days ago

Situated in Swansea, this aparthotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Liberty Stadium and within 3 miles (5 km) of Dylan Thomas Centre and Swansea Beach. Plantasia and ...

£49

£49
White House Hotel

White House Hotel

4 Nyanza Terrace, Swansea
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 2 hours ago
4.4 out of 5 (187 reviews)

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) ...

£49

£49
The Gower Hotel

The Gower Hotel

11 Church Lane, Swansea
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (83 reviews)

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
Oxwich Bay Hotel

Oxwich Bay Hotel

Oxwich Bay, Swansea
3.5 out of 5.0
3.5 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated on the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Oxwich Bay Beach and Oxwich Castle. Port Eynon Beach is 2.9 mi (4.6 km) away.

£63

£63
Stradey Park Hotel

Stradey Park Hotel

Furnace, Llanelli
4.0 out of 5.0
Last booking: 1 day ago
1 others viewing this property now
4.3 out of 5 (228 reviews)

Situated in Llanelli, this spa hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Parc y Scarlets and within 12 miles (20 km) of Kidwelly Castle and St. Joseph's Cathedral. Singleton ...

£79

£79

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.