Whether you're looking for a city break, a trip to the countryside or a wonderful excursion abroad, there's always something for every owner and their faithful four-legged friend – because it's not a complete holiday if they can't come too, right?
Here are some of our favourite pet-friendly hotels dotted around the world that will cater to you and your VIP’s (Very Important Pets) every need:
If you’re looking for the ideal city escape in North America for you and your VIP, why not try one of the quirky boutique hotels in Texas from the ZaZa collection. Combining a luxurious atmosphere of theatrical allure with the comfort and style of a boutique hotel, Hotel ZaZa invites guests to partake in a unique and exciting experience. These enchanting art hotels are located in the chic uptown area of Dallas, downtown Houston museum district and Houston's upscale memorial city district.
With three hotels to choose from, these pet-friendly hotels in thriving and energetic areas are perfect for you and your furry friend. From dramatically chic looking interiors to a mix of its own unique style and flair, the ZaZa Hotel collection offers its guests more than just a hotel stay.
Why not indulge in fine dining at the ZaZa Houston Museum District hotel’s Monarch Bistro, catch an early evening sundowner at the ZaZa Houston Memorial’s poolside bar or take in the breathtaking views of the glittering Uptown skyline from the ZaZa Dallas hotel?
There is a pet concierge at all locations, where a member of staff will happily take your pooch off your hands for a few hours whilst you settle in and explore the district. They’ll even take them for a walk in the nearby dog parks and make them feel right at home. A one-time fee of $150 is made payable when bringing your pet to stay, which contributes to shampooing the carpet to make it allergy-free in time for the next guest to arrive. There are also homemade treats at the front desk at the ZaZa Dallas hotel, perfect for your furry friends!
Housed in an extravagant 1909 building, Nimb Hotel is a fairytale dream located two minutes from Copenhagen Central Station. Offering 38 unique and individually decorated rooms, Nimb wows its guests with clean Nordic design, hand-picked antiques and thoughtfully placed artwork adorning the walls. These peaceful yet chic chambers are perfect if you’re looking for a relaxing stay.
This fantastic pet-friendly hotel is delighted to welcome small pets (up to 20kg). You can purchase an in-room package for your pet, including a welcome hamper (a toy and clean up bags), a food and water bowl, a ‘Do Not Disturb/Dog Sleeping’ card, and many more for DKK 1.100 per stay. They also offer extra services such as dog sitting/walking and grooming.
Why not relax in the magical atmosphere of the Nimb Bar, under the old ballroom's crystal chandeliers and sip on well-crafted cocktails; or indulge in the beautiful oasis wellness spa and treat yourself to personalised massages whilst one of the members of staff takes your furry friend on a long walk around the area!
With sprawling Alpine forests surrounding this tucked away chalet, Huus Gstaad is the perfect snowy getaway. Escape to the romantic village of Gstaad, Switzerland, and enjoy beautiful mountain views from the property. Behind the log cabin exterior lies the comfort of woollen tartan throws and dark wood panelling, a stylishly classic chalet interior.
Huus Gstaad has recently introduced their own specialised PAP (Pet Amenities Programme) which includes: Premium pet beds, treats, toys and food & water bowls. This programme is available for guests upon request during check-in. If you don’t have a pet with you but would love some puppy attention, Charly and Piet, the hotel’s two little furry friends, love making new pals with the guests and their pets that come and stay. They are also available to take on walks or would love a cuddle or three!
After a long day on the slopes, exploring the magnificent mountain peaks or the beautiful village of Gstaad, unwind by the fire and snuggle up next to your pooch whilst you enjoy a classic cup of Swiss cocoa.
Situated in a tropical paradise, Why House is a family-orientated boutique sat on the beautiful island of Sri Lanka. Surrounded by serene gardens and rice paddy fields, indulge in the sixteenth-century heritage of this island and experience luxury in this home away from home. This enchanting getaway is formed of ten guest suites, all with their own private terraces that allow access to the nature-inspired swimming pool.
Take a drive along the south coast of Sri Lanka and discover the commonly recognised city of Galle, boasting a wealth of history. Quirky spots can still be discovered hidden within this old city: boutiques, cafes and luxurious restaurants, there's plenty to explore in this living World Heritage Site. Take a tuk tuk ride to Dalawella Beach and have a purely wanderlust-fuelled day trip.
Whether you stay in the main house, cabanas or in one of the alluring garden villas, a trip to Sri Lanka’s magnificent Why House is the perfect getaway for you and your four-legged friend. Be greeted by the hotel’s dogs Nigella and Tiggar; they’re always up for making new furry friends!
Retreat to the yoga shala in the morning, explore the heavenly vegetation and bougainvillaea gardens with your pooch, then indulge in the incredible fire breathers, live music and dancers at the Why House culture show.
Deep in the heart of the Cotswolds, Cowley Manor is the perfect countryside getaway. This Grade II villa was built in 1855 and nowadays, it is a popular destination for those seeking a break from everyday life. The land had previously belonged to the Kings of England, then Sir James Horlick and it was the first hotel to be selected as a part of the Curious Group of Hotels. The modern interior of this stunning English country house and the magnificent award-winning C-side spa contrasts with the heritage of its exterior.
Featuring 30 rooms and suites, there are rooms located in the stable block which are reserved especially for pooches, all with direct access to the gardens. With 55 acres of grounds to explore, Cowley Manor is the quintessential experience for you and your four-legged friend. For £25 a night, the hotel will provide your pup with a bed, bowls and doggy treats!
Why not step out onto the glorious terrace, and take in the history of sublime views of the gardens and lakes whilst sipping your morning coffee with your furry friend by your side?
“We welcome dogs with well-behaved owners.”
Hotel Gotham is a glamorous six-story former bank, focussing on a glitzy theatrical decadence with a distinct 1920s Manhattan twist. With Batman references from the name (and iconic motifs on the do-not-disturb signs), this themed hotel has a more Great Gatsby look to it. Situated on 100 King Street in the heart of Manchester’s most upmarket shopping district, this is the perfect city break of pampering luxury for you and your pup.
This luxurious pet-friendly hotel welcomes its furry visitors with homemade peanut butter and bacon doggie treats upon arrival. Dogs with “well-behaved owners” are welcome across all areas of the hotel, apart from the Honey restaurant, where owners are under strict instructions to misbehave while their four-legged companions enjoy some treats in their rooms!
Made up of 60 rooms and five inner sanctum suites, this themed hotel goes all out. From leather headboards to opulent linens, the quirky touches of this hotel are combined with a hearty northern welcome, where the hospitable Gotham-esque staff will make your stay as authentic as possible.
Enjoy the authenticity of the interiors, and let Hotel Gotham bring out the superhero in you and your little sidekick.
Situated near the historic city of Almora in India, The Kumaon is perched in the treetops 1600 meters above sea level. Formed of ten incredible suites, open your eyes and indulge yourself in the surreal, picturesque views of mountain peaks right from your bedroom. Famous for its cherished history of captivating artists such as Bob Dylan and poet DH Lawrence, surround yourself in locally sourced interior materials for a full rustic and authentic experience.
This enchanting hotel is the perfect remote escape for you and your four-legged friend, as it offers plenty of space to soak up the intimate atmosphere. There is a charge of INR 1500 per person, per night and your pet must be up-to-date on all of their required vaccinations in order for them to join you on this rejuvenating getaway. Why not take a trip down to the ancient Kasar Devi, walk along the village trails and discover the Ancient Stone Temple surrounded by a variety of flora and fauna. This is the ideal hike for you and your pooch (if you can catch up with him!).
After a long day of exploring, take in the soaring views from The Amaranth restaurant - located on the top floor of the main building. From the sky-high restaurant to the captivating suites filled with minimalist furniture, every part of The Kumaon provides out-of-this-world views of the Kasar Devi ridge and the surrounding mountains.
Situated inland in a peaceful enclave, Wirdana Spa & Villas is hidden completely off the beaten track. Surrounded by over four acres of plush green cinnamon plantations and coconut trees, Wirdana is only twenty minutes away from the colonial city of Galle, where you can take your furry friend along the serene Gin Ganga River and try to spot some hidden wildlife. Or discover Galle Fort’s hidden charms, filled with beautifully preserved buildings and a sophisticated vibe. The fortified walls of this town are a complete gem, saving it during the tsunami back in 2004.
The owners here at Wirdana care for four rescue dogs, all of which are very friendly and are always up for befriending guests and their own pooches. It’s free of charge to bring your pets here and there are no strict policies, only that they don't mind love and affection. There’s no better place to escape with your furry friend than here!
Find complete zen at the Wirdana spa. Located in a pavilion on the shores of a natural tranquil lake, pamper yourself to unique Sri Lankan treatments, indulgent traditional massages or Tibetan ‘singing bowl’ meditation. Be brought back to nature at this breathtaking retreat, capture the healing powers of plants and Sri Lankan remedies and revujevante in this "sanctuary of peace”..
Named after the famous Czech writer, Jan Neruda, Design Hotel Neruda is made up of three fourteenth-century buildings, with chic yet modern interiors. With only a short walk to Prague’s main city attractions, Design Hotel Neruda is located right in the heart of historical Prague. This hidden gem is filled with traditional and modern materials, and with each room being unique in its own way, they were designed by the famous Borek Sipek.
Furry friends of all sizes are always welcome at Design Hotel Neruda. Blankets, food and water bowls, a bed and a small surprise are provided on your arrival, for a small fee of €10 per pet, per night. Of course, owners are responsible for any damage caused by the pets, so make sure they’re on their best behaviour. Why not stop by The Prague Chocolate Café and Bistro and treat yourself to some hand-made chocolate products, after a long day of walking your pooch around the cobbled streets of Prague and connecting with the architectural wonders?
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