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About Your Local Reptile Store

The Reptile Hotel opened its doors back in 2008 in South Shields, as a family-owned business as it is today. 

Our reputation, reviews and the smiles on our customer’s faces say all we need to say.

Our passion comes from keeping reptiles as a hobby, it’s why we are committed to providing the best care and environment possible for our animals. 

Back in 2008 when we opened our first store we never expected to grow into the business that it is today. You will find our store stocks some of the most popular pet reptiles alongside all their environmental needs. We often as we are known to over the years acquire some unique and often rare animals. It’s one of the reasons why your first visit will never be the last. 

Education is important to us, our store based just outside Newcastle in Birtley, Gateshead, just a few minutes drive from the angel of the north. We are family friendly and we are always more than happy to let you get hands-on where possible. 

So as we like to say, Come & Meet The Reptiles Today! 


The Reptile Hotel, 20 Harraton Terrace, Durham Road, Birtley, DH3 2QG

Opening Times

We are open 10am till 5pm Monday to Friday