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Morgans Hotel
Morgans Hotel
0.2 mi from Plantasia
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (100 reviews)

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

£85
The Dragon Hotel
The Dragon Hotel
0.3 mi from Plantasia
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (324 reviews)

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

£65
The Grand Hotel Swansea
The Grand Hotel Swansea
0.3 mi from Plantasia
3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (148 reviews)

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

£65
Swansea Marriott Hotel
Swansea Marriott Hotel
0.6 mi from Plantasia
4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (408 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Quadrant Shopping Centre and Dylan Thomas Centre. Swansea …

£93
Village Hotel Swansea
Village Hotel Swansea
0.9 mi from Plantasia
3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (541 reviews)

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

£65
The Music Fable
The Music Fable
1 mi from Plantasia
5.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Swansea, this luxury guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of St Helens Rugby and Cricket Ground and Swansea Beac …

£148
Alexander Hotel
Alexander Hotel
1.3 mi from Plantasia
4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (162 reviews)

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

£79
Mercure Swansea Hotel
Mercure Swansea Hotel
2.5 mi from Plantasia
3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (204 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. Dyla …

£64
Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East
Holiday Inn Express Swansea - East
4.2 mi from Plantasia
3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (459 reviews)

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

£51
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel
5.7 mi from Plantasia
3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (74 reviews)

Located in the heart of Port Talbot, this eco-friendly hotel is within 9 mi (15 km) of Margam Castle, Victoria Gardens, and …

£54

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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