Book the Best Places to Stay Near Paradise Wildlife Park

Check out these adorable otters at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, UK
Check out these adorable otters at Paradise Wildlife Park in Broxbourne, Hertfordshire, UK | © David Fitz-Gerald / Alamy Stock Photo
Lucie Grace

Make your visit to Paradise Wildlife Park – the most-loved attraction in Hertfordshire, UK – smooth and easy by staying at one of these Culture Trip-recommended local hotels.

Top Hertfordshire attraction Paradise Wildlife Park has been attracting guests since it relaunched in 1984, having previously been known as Broxbourne Zoo. Over 800 animals live here, including tigers, white lions, snow leopards and red pandas. There’s a wide range of accommodation options around the park – which is set in lush countryside, dotted with nature reserves and small market towns around the River Lea. From purpose-built cabins and chalets to renovated country houses, there’s a range of properties to suit every group size and budget, all within a short drive of the fabulous park – and they’re bookable on Culture Trip.

1. Roydon Marina Village Hotel


Roydon Marina Village Hotel
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Tucked away within the luscious Lee Valley, the 315-berth Roydon Marina is also home to a light, modern hotel. With a range of single, twin and double rooms to choose from, all fitted out with sophisticated interiors, a stay here is guaranteed to be peaceful, as you’re surrounded by nature reserves left, right and centre. An in-house Italian restaurant serves divine pasta dishes by night, and a sweet waterfront cafe tends to hungry appetites during the day – all within a 20-minute drive from Paradise Wildlife Park.

2. Tewin Bury Farm Hotel

Hotel, Farm

Tewin Bury Farm Hotel
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This sprawling farmhouse, just 12 minutes’ drive away from Paradise Wildlife Park, has over 40 smart rooms to choose from, with a truly varied selection of size and location. You can choose one of the sweet shepherd’s huts, or the solid rooms within the hotel building, many with private hot tubs to boot. The on-site Cowshed restaurant offers afternoon teas and dinners in the farm’s characterful converted cow shed.

3. Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel


Hanbury Manor Marriott Hotel
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Just 20 minutes in the car from Paradise Wildlife Park, this classy Marriott Hotel in Ware is a top-end local pick. It’s got luxurious rooms and suites that wouldn’t be out of place in a country manor house, as well as wood-panelled libraries and log fireplaces. Don’t miss a dip in the indoor heated swimming pool, or a spa trip to try out the sauna and hot tubs. There’s afternoon tea to be had in the zodiac room, or fine dining with a delectable array of steaks and burgers at the Cast Iron Grill.

4. Fanhams Hall


Fanhams Hall
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Fanhams Hall is a fabulous Jacobean mansion, offering a truly unique stay tucked away in the Hertfordshire countryside. Book into one of the elegant rooms or decadent suites, or visit for an evening, as it’s a wonderful dinner destination, too. There’s a sumptuous afternoon tea and Sunday carvery lunch on offer, and make sure you take a walk around the beautiful gardens before taking the 20-minute drive to see the dozing sloths at Paradise Wildlife Park.

5. Broxbourne Riverside Chalets


Broxbourne Riverside Chalets
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These cute Swiss-style wooden chalets are right on the banks of River Lee and ideal for those who love to stay among natural surroundings. Rent a bike to explore the nearby canal paths and riverside cycle routes before settling into one of the chalets, two of which have self-catering facilities.

6. Woodland Lodge


Woodland Lodge
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These purpose-built cabins offer peace and tranquillity in Hoddesdon Woods, just 10 minutes’ drive from Paradise Wildlife Park. This spot is ideal for walking the woodland trails as well as visiting the wildlife park. The rooms are all ensuite and come with a fully stocked breakfast bar, so you’re ready for the day ahead.

7. YHA London Lee Valley Hostel


YHA London Lee Valley Hostel
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This four-star hostel is a classic YHA property, and the stalwart of the hostelling world knows what it’s doing, making sure your every need is catered for. There are dorms of varying sizes, perfect for group or family travel as well as solo travellers. Based in the Lee Valley area, a stay here is ideal for nature walks, cycling and exploring – and it’s all 20 minutes away from Paradise Wildlife Park by car.

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