By Joyce Wang
You don’t have to go to Africa to experience a wild animal safari. Some hotels are featuring a petting zoo with farm animals, while others bring exotic African animals near your window, letting you wake up to the natural sounds of a jungle and panoramic views of Africa’s grasslands. You can explore the following hotels in China and see animals or go on a zoo tour for a great holiday.
Giraffe Manor Hotel 湖州长颈鹿庄园
No.888 Dingjia Village, Miaoshan village, Miaoxi, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
The Giraffe Manor Hotel is one of the newest hotels in Huzhou, opened in 2020.
The nearest railway station is Huzhou Railway Station, approximately 19km away. With multiple attractions nearby including Yuanxiangxiaozhen Scenic Area 原乡小镇, Sang Farm and Xiamushan, guests will find plenty of entertainment.
This hotel is particularly popular for breakfast with the giraffes, you can also feed the giraffes. You can also feed other animals with the support of staffs (Please be noted you should buy the animal food from the hotel).
There are other activities offered by the hotel, please ask for daily schedule from the reception when you check in.
Manju Ocean Hotel 大理开元曼居海洋酒店
Unit 2, Building 1, Dali Ocean City, Dali, Yunnan, China
The Manju Ocean Hotel is a great choice for you in Dali, recently opened in 2019. With Dali Airport just 7km away and Dali Railway Station only 14km away. Airport pickup can be arranged by the hotel upon request.
You don’t have to pay 100k for Sanya Atlantis underwater suite, this hotel offers a similar experience for a much lower price from 1000 RMB. Rooms on the 3F, have the best view according to previous customers.
There are 21 rooms with aquarium views and the rest are regular rooms. So if you are budget travelers, I would suggest you book one night for an underwater room and stay in a regular room for other nights in this hotel.
The hotel is next to Dali Ocean World 大理海洋世界, a new indoor aquarium opened in 2019. For hotel guests, you can buy discounted tickets at the reception, which are 128 RMB for adults and 88 RMB for kids.
Chimelong Hotel 广州长隆酒店
No. 299, Hanxi Avenue East, Guangzhou, 511430, Guangdong, China
Guangzhou’s Chimelong Hotel (Guangzhou Changlong Jiudian) is surrounded by several Guangzhou attractions including Changlong Aquatic Amusement Park 广州长隆水上乐园, Changlong International Circus 长隆国际大马戏, Chimelong Safari park 广州长隆野生动物世界, Guangzhou Crocodile Park 广州鳄鱼公园 with a driving range.
An animal island is located in the middle of the hotel, and you can see tigers and swans. If you have breakfast in the White Tiger Restaurant , you would be accompanied by 3 white tigers and flamingos. Apart from those, you book Tiger Suite, you can see 3 snow tigers from your room. At this hotel, you can get a sense of being in the African grasslands.
For entertainment, you can head to Changlong International Circus to experience various shows including equestrianism and aerial ballet. More than 300 hundred actors and 1,000 animals join the stage to present the audience.
Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel 珠海横琴湾酒店
Fuxiang Bay, Zhuhai, 519000, Guangdong, China
Located in Chimelong International Ocean Resort, Hengqin New District, the Chimelong Hengqin Bay Hotel is only a five-minute drive from Hengqin Port. It is a one-stop entertainment resort integrating hotels, restaurants, shops, and water parks.
The on-site restaurant serves Chinese, Western and Japanese cuisine.
Outside of the hotel rooms, there are stunning views of surrounded landscaping, dolphin pool(open now), outdoor swimming pool(open from May to October), beach and water park.
From May to October, you can swim next to the dolphin in the outdoor pool, just make sure you call before to reserve the tickets.
Zoo Hotel 湖州龙之梦动物世界大酒店
Biyan Village, Taihu Tuying Resort, Huzhou, Zhejiang, China
The Zoo Hotel was recently opened in 2020, making it a fantastic choice for those staying in Huzhou.
The hotel is approximately 15km away from Huzhou Railway Station. There are 2 spots where you can dine with animals：first in the hotel Chinese restaurant on the second floor, you can have lunch or dinner while watching the animals. Second, the restaurant on the 27th floor, where you can enjoy the overall view of the Zoo.
The nearby area boasts an abundance of attractions including Taihu Long Zhi Meng Water Park 龙之梦水世界, Taihu Zoo 龙之梦动物世界 and Fahua Temple 法华寺.
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