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Village Hotel Swansea
Village Hotel Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea SA1 8QY

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (513 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Environment Centre and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swanse …

£58
The Dragon Hotel
The Dragon Hotel

The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LS

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (313 reviews)

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

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Morgans Hotel
Morgans Hotel

Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (99 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is steps from The Environment Centre and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea Beach and …

£65
The Grand Hotel Swansea
The Grand Hotel Swansea

Ivey Place High Street, Swansea SA1 1NX

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (141 reviews)

Located in the heart of Swansea, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Glynn Vivian Art Gallery and Dylan Thomas Centre. …

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Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East
Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East

Neath Road, Llandarcy, Neath SA10 6GZ

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (448 reviews)

Situated in Llandarcy, this hotel is within 3 mi (5 km) of Neath Abbey Ruins, Gwyn Hall, and Victoria Gardens. Dylan Thomas …

£53
Fairyhill Hotel
Fairyhill Hotel

Fairyhill, Swansea SA3 1BS

5.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this luxury inn is 2.9 mi (4.7 km) from Llangennith Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oxwich Castle …

£180
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel

Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot SA12 6QP

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (66 reviews)

Located in the heart of Port Talbot, this eco-friendly hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Aberavon Beach and Surf School Wales. G …

£50
Alexander Hotel
Alexander Hotel

3 Sketty Road, Swansea SA2 0EU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (156 reviews)

Located in Uplands, this guesthouse is within 1 mi (2 km) of Cwmdonkin Park and Swansea University. Swansea Beach and Dylan …

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Norton House Hotel
Norton House Hotel

17 Norton Road, Swansea SA3 5TQ

3.0 out of 5.0
3.6 out of 5 (97 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 0.6 mi (1 km) from Oystermouth Castle and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Swansea University. …

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Stradey Park Hotel
Stradey Park Hotel

Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4HA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.2 out of 5 (194 reviews)

Situated in Llanelli, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Pembrey Country Park and The Ffwrnes Theatre. Parc y Scarlets and …

£90
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Pocket Guide: Swansea 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.

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