Each week, we spotlight a hotel recommended by some of the industry's top travel writers. This week's pick is Tiger Lodge in Lympne, U.K.
At this unusual property in southern England, you can sleep within a whisker of a ferocious predator, said Sally Peck at The Daily Telegraph (U.K.). Set inside the tiger enclosure at Port Lympne wildlife preserve, the two-bedroom Tiger Lodge has giant — and reassuringly thick — glass walls that are all that separate you from two big cats.
A tigress named Ingrid was napping 3 inches from the bedroom window when our family arrived. My husband and I were soon sipping aperitifs while studying the unique markings of her fur and the rise and fall of her enormous belly.