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Swansea Marriott Hotel
Swansea Marriott Hotel

Maritime Quarter, Swansea SA1 3SS

4.0 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (334 reviews)

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

£84
Mercure Swansea Hotel
Mercure Swansea Hotel

Phoenix Way, Swansea SA7 9EG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (167 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 …

£60
Devon View Guest House
Devon View Guest House

396 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (9 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is within a 10-minute walk of Swansea Guildhall and Swansea Beach. Dylan Thomas …

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Cafe Valance Bar & Rooms
Cafe Valance Bar & Rooms

50 Newton Road, Swansea SA3 4BQ

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (25 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this guesthouse is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Oystermouth Castle and 3 mi (4.8 km) from Swansea University …

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The Gower Hotel
The Gower Hotel

11 Church Lane, Swansea SA3 3JT

3.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (67 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is 2 mi (3.2 km) from Caswell Bay Beach and 2.9 mi (4.6 km) from Oystermouth Castle. …

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Llwyn Hall Country House
Llwyn Hall Country House

Heol hendre, Llanelli SA14 9SE

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in Llanelli, this guesthouse is 1.2 mi (2 km) from Parc y Scarlets and within 12 mi (20 km) of Dylan Thomas Centre …

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YHA Port Eynon - Hostel
YHA Port Eynon - Hostel

Old Lifeboat House, Swansea SA3 1NN

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (2 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hostel is 0.3 mi (0.4 km) from Port Eynon Beach and within 6 mi (10 km) of Oxwich Castle and …

£42
Western House B and B
Western House B and B

Llangennith, Swansea SA3 1HU

3.5 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (3 reviews)

Offering direct access to the beach, this Swansea bed & breakfast is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Burry Holms Beach and within 9 mi …

£75
Parc Lodge Guest House
Parc Lodge Guest House

Bryntirion Hill, Bridgend CF31 4DA

2.5 out of 5.0
4.8 out of 5 (24 reviews)

Situated in Bridgend, this bed & breakfast is 9.8 mi (15.8 km) from St Donat's Castle and 10.4 mi (16.8 km) from Margam Castl …

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Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa
Best Western Heronston Hotel & Spa

Ewenny Road, Bridgend CF35 5AW

3.0 out of 5.0
3.3 out of 5 (16 reviews)

Located in the heart of Bridgend, this eco-friendly hotel is 8 mi (12.9 km) from St Donat's Castle and 11.6 mi (18.7 km) from …

£57
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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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