Wild night: Britain's first hotel in a zoo

The Lodge is a new luxury hotel with a difference...

by 22 October 2015

Looking for a luxury holiday with a difference? Well look no further than Bristol Zoo in the west of England. The Lodge, Britain's first luxury hotel suite inside a zoo will be opening its doors for the first time this weekend.

 Bristol ZooCourtesy of Bristol Zoo

Breakfast with gorillas, an exclusive behind-the-scenes twilight tour of the animals and a private chef are just some of the perks of staying at The Lodge. Billed as “a secluded luxury lodge with a hint of safari” it will be able to accommodate up to four adults and two children at a total charge of up to £1,050 a night.

Bristol ZooCourtesy of Bristol Zoo

The zoo’s head of marketing and development Owain Cassidy said: "We are inviting people to come and create some amazing memories during their stay at The Lodge. The real adventure begins when guests are taken behind-the-scenes to meet some of our best loved animals when everyone else has gone home. Guests can watch the sun set and rise over the zoo in this intimate experience offering exclusive access to the zoo."

Bristol ZooCourtesy of Bristol Zoo

Bristol Zoo Gardens, the oldest provincial zoo in the country, is a conservation and education charity so income from visitors and supporters are used to continue its important work.

Bristol ZooCourtesy of Bristol Zoo

Bookings are now being taken. For more information on The Lodge visit www.bristolzoo.org.uk/explore-the-zoo/the-lodge.

Bristol Zoo Gardens

Clifton, Bristol, BS8 3HA

01179 747 328