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The Music Fable

The Music Fable

360 Oystermouth Road, Swansea SA1 3UL

5.0 out of 5.0
5 out of 5 (1 reviews)

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

£123
The Dragon Hotel

The Dragon Hotel

The Kingsway, Swansea SA1 5LS

4.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (340 reviews)

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

£63
Village Hotel Swansea

Village Hotel Swansea

Langdon Road, Swansea SA1 8QY

3.5 out of 5.0
4.1 out of 5 (552 reviews)

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

£71
Morgans Hotel

Morgans Hotel

Somerset Place, Swansea SA1 1RR

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (116 reviews)

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

£71
The Grand Hotel Swansea

The Grand Hotel Swansea

Ivey Place High Street, Swansea SA1 1NX

3.0 out of 5.0
3.9 out of 5 (151 reviews)

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

£58
Mercure Swansea Hotel

Mercure Swansea Hotel

Phoenix Way, Swansea SA7 9EG

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (216 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 …

£53
ibis Swansea

ibis Swansea

A483 Fabian Way, Swansea SA1 8LD

3.0 out of 5.0
3.8 out of 5 (413 reviews)

Situated in Swansea, this hotel is 1.1 mi (1.8 km) from Dylan Thomas Centre and 2.6 mi (4.1 km) from Swansea Beach. Plantasia …

£38
Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel

Best Western Aberavon Beach Hotel

Princess Margaret Way, Port Talbot SA12 6QP

3.0 out of 5.0
4 out of 5 (79 reviews)

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

£45
Alexander Hotel

Alexander Hotel

3 Sketty Road, Swansea SA2 0EU

4.0 out of 5.0
4.4 out of 5 (163 reviews)

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

£66
Stradey Park Hotel

Stradey Park Hotel

Furnace, Llanelli SA15 4HA

4.0 out of 5.0
4.3 out of 5 (198 reviews)

Situated in Llanelli, this hotel is 2.3 mi (3.8 km) from Parc y Scarlets and within 12 mi (20 km) of Kidwelly Castle and St …

£79

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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