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"Great value zoo getaway package for the family…"
I was invited to stay at the Marwell Hotel as to review their new Zoofari getaway package which starts at £150 and offers a one night stay for two adults and two children (aged between 3 and 12) in a family room. This offer includes bed and breakfast and a free family ticket to Mawell Zoo - really great value when you consider that tickets for a family to London Zoo could be up to £80. And you really feel like you're getting away from it all in Marwell.
The hotel itself is perfect and welcoming for families being so close to the zoo and it does have its own swimming pool area and you can hire out a number of DVDs and computer games from reception.
The food in the main restaurant was really tasty and the service was really special, but the restaurant felt a bit dated and it was a little expensive. However, we hadn’t noticed that there was another eating area in the hotel with more standard pub grub type foods which was much more relaxed and a bit cheaper, so if we went again, we’d probably go there.
I went without children and took my DP with me, and we still found enough to do – there’s a nice couple of pubs close by and my DP is a bit of an animal obsessive and loved the Zoo. It’s a really unique zoo, as it doesn’t try recreate the habitats that the animals would naturally live in, it has an English country garden feel, which was quite sweet. Interesting to see lions dozing next to some daffodils.Read moreLess