Unique Zoo Stays Around the World
With the world’s most amazing creatures, all within walking distance, visiting a zoo can be a great experience for travellers of all ages. With plenty of days of nice weather still ahead, we share six of the top recommended destinations by Booking.com travellers for zoos.
These shires to the animal kingdom are a great place to marvel at the wonderful wildlife, get in touch with your wild side or introduce the family to their next favourite beast. So put on your most comfortable shoes, grab your camera and get ready to spend a happy day in some of the top zoos around the world.
Berlin Zoological Garden, Germany
Highly endorsed by our travellers for zoos, the German capital is home to the Berlin Zoological Garden, the oldest zoo in Germany and one of the most popular zoos in the world. Famous for the animal feeding and shows, the Berlin Zoo opened its doors in 1844 and hosts a big variety of different animal species.
Where to Stay: Located at Zoologischer Garten Station, only a 2-minute walk away from the Berlin Zoo, the stylish 25hours Hotel Bikini Berlin offers individually designed rooms overlooking the lively city centre or the zoo. The hotel also features a sauna overlooking the Tiergarten and a modern, onsite restaurant on the tenth floor where guests can enjoy oriental cuisine.
San Diego Zoo, USA
With a mission to save species worldwide and provide open-air spaces to all its animal inhabitants, the San Diego Zoo is more than 100 years old and has received numerous awards since 1958. Travellers who love adventure should not miss the San Diego Zoo Safari Park, which offers unique experiences including the “Flightlime Safari” and the sleepover adventure where guests can spend the night at the park and enjoy a variety of camp activities like guided walks and talks by the campfire.
Where to Stay: Set on the edge of Balboa Park West and 900 metres away from the San Diego Zoo, the Inn at the Park has spacious suites with kitchen facilities and a piano bar.
Taronga Zoo Sydney, Australia
Overlooking the Sydney Harbour, Taronga Zoo is home to more than 4,000 animals and a great place to spend a fun day with the family while visiting Sydney. Apart from admiring their favorite animals, visitors can choose from a variety of activities like becoming a zookeeper for the day and getting to work directly with the animals, taking a ride on the Sky Safari cable car, enjoying a Jungle Walk or discovering the Lemur Forest.
Where to Stay: Situated in the lower North Shore of Sydney, the Cremorne Point Manor features modern, air-conditioned rooms, only about 3 kilometers away from the zoo and a short walk from the ferry.
The Singapore Zoo, Singapore
With a high number of recommendations for zoos by our customers, Singapore is home to one of the world’s most famous zoos. Known as the best rainforest zoo, Singapore Zoo opened in 1973 and attracts millions of visitors every year thanks to its unique setting, variety of animal species and special experiences including having breakfast with the orangutans.
Where to Stay: Just a 5-minute walk from the popular Orchard Road shopping district, the fashionable and award-winning Quincy Hotel by Far East Hospitality offers all-inclusive studios with city views, as well as an infinity glass pool on the 12th floor with colour-changing LED lights.
Wroclaw Zoological Gardens, Poland
Set on the banks of the River Oder, the picturesque city of Wroclaw is highly endorsed by our travelers for zoos and hosts the Wroclaw Zoological Gardens, the oldest zoo in Poland. Featuring a great array of animals, the Wroclaw Zoo opened in 1865 and is one of the most visited ones in Europe. Younger visitors can ride a pony, feed the animals or have fun at the playgrounds and rope courses.
Where to Stay: Grape Hotel is housed in a renovated 19th century villa with an indoor swimming pool and is only 600 metres away from the Zoo. The elegantly decorated rooms are inspired by various wine regions and have views of the Szczytnicki Park.
Vienna Zoo, Austria
Built in 1752, the Tiergarten Schönbrunn, also known as the Vienna Zoo, is located at the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Schönbrunn Palace and is the world’s oldest zoo. Visitors will have the opportunity to see the giant panda, discover the palace park with the ‘Panorama Train’ or learn everything about the impressive collection of animals and plants thanks to the nature trail.
Where to Stay: Offering an elegant restaurant and a private garden, the former guesthouse of Emperor Francis Joseph is today a beautiful 4-star hotel. The Austria Trend Parkhotel Schönbrunn Wien features a historic ambiance, just a 10-minute walk from the Vienna Zoo.