Top Ten Pet Friendly Hotels
by Ursula Hirschkorn (March 2012)
It can be hard to find a hotel where your pet is as welcome as you are. But here I have picked out the top 10 pet friendly hotels in the UK where your dog isn’t just allowed, but positively pampered. Nothing is too much for four-legged guests at these luxury hotels. All are happy to have dogs to stay, while many offer special pet packages including food prepared by the hotel chef, treats, toys, dog beds and bowls, plus advice on the best local dog walks, dog sitting and grooming. Some of the hotels put your dog up for free, while others charge anything from £8-30 per dog, per night.
Showing below are all 10 records in "Top Ten Pet Friendly Hotels"
1 Kensington Court, London
Pets receive five star treatment at this luxury hotel. Situated in London’s smart Kensington four-legged guests are pampered with their own bed, toys and treats. They can order from special menus including sausages in gravy for dogs or fresh salmon for cats. The hotel can also arrange dog grooming, sitting and walking. Pets stay for free in any room, but you need to give a credit card authorisation to cover any damage.
Bridge Lane, Troutbeck, Windermere
Run by dog owners the Broadoaks Country House Hotel knows how to make your pet feel right at home. The Doggie Dinner Bed and Breakfast rate of £25 includes a choice of dishes including chicken breast, roast beef or Pedigree Chum, plus home made gravy, along with a side of bones or chews. Water bowls, spare leads and scoop sacks are all available too. Dogs are welcome in all the ground floor rooms, the top suite and garden lodges.
Ashdown Park, Wych Cross, Forest Row
Guests travelling with dogs can book into one of the Fairway Junior or Studio suites at the Ashdown Park Hotel in East Sussex. You can then roam the 186 acres of parkland together. Book a £30 a night Dog Package and your pet will be treated to a bed, blanket, treat and a dinner of either organic chicken breast or fresh grilled fish prepared by the hotel’s chef. If you opt out of the package dogs stay for free.
35 Drumsheugh Gardens, Edinburgh
Book a room for two at The Bonham in Edinburgh and your dog can stay too with the Doggy Dreams Package. The rate for a double room for you and your pet is £170 per room, per night, which includes a welcome toy and treat, an in-room dog meal prepared by the chef, or regular dog food if your pet prefers, and a dog bed. The hotel concierge is fully briefed on local walks and pet shops and can book an appointment at a local grooming parlour on request.
Crook Road, Bowness-on-Windermere
The Lake District is famous for its fantastic walking country, so why not bring your dog along too? Book into Linthwaite House Hotel and your dog will enjoy the break as much as you do. The hotel has allocated two ground floor rooms for dog owners and can lay on food and water bowls, a blanket, lead and scoop bags. It also provides advice on the best local dog walks and dog-friendly pubs. Dogs are charged at £9 a night.
Headland Road, Newquay
Every doggy guest checking in to The Headland Hotel is greeted with a welcome letter explaining the hotel’s pet policies and encouraging them to get out and explore the miles of coastal paths around the hotel. They are also provided with soft bedding, a chew stick, scoop bags and a food bowl. Dogs are charged at £15 per night.
Two Bridges, Princetown, Dartmoor
Set in the heart of Dartmoor National Park the luxurious Two Bridges Hotel offers a warm welcome to dogs. Dogs stay for free in standard rooms or, if you opt to upgrade to a premier room, there is a £10 housekeeping charge. While owners are expected to bring their own dog bedding, they can order food from the hotel’s special menu of ‘Doggy Delights’.
Hilders Cliff, Rye
Every room apart from the smartest Champagne Room is dog friendly at Rye Lodge. Guests are asked to bring their own dog beds and bowls to make their pet’s surroundings as familiar as possible, but if you forget the owners are happy to provide blankets. Ask at reception for a list of the best local dog walks in the surrounding town and countryside. Dogs are charged at £8 per night.
Main Street, Cornhill-on-Tweed
If your dog is more used to his or her own private accommodation then the Collingwood Arms in Cornhill-on-Tweed is the place to stay. Dogs are put up in purpose built kennels inside the hotel. There are also facilities in the kennel area where you can wash your dog after a muddy walk. Owners must provide bedding and bowls, but dogs stay for free. The hotel has also compiled a list of recommended dog walks.
Wick Ferry, Wick Lane, Christchurch
If you want to bring your dog along, but don’t want to pay for your pet to stay then the Captains Club Hotel in Christchurch is a great choice, as you won’t pay a penny for your dog to spend the night in your room. The hotel can provide dog beds and water bowls, but you will need to pack your dog’s favourite food and bring it with you.
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