When planning a tailor-made holiday it can be incredibly difficult finding a dog-friendly hotel or cat-friendly hotel. Finding hotels that allow dogs in particular can be especially challenging in the most popular holiday destinations. So, whether you are looking for a luxury family holiday, romantic break, or even if you are intending to travel solo (to a degree!), we have found the most pet-friendly luxury hotels of the world. These hotels not only allow both cats and dogs, but they celebrate them, making it perfect for discerning travellers and their four-legged friends.
The Langham, Australia
With its dedicated Pampered Pets Programme, the Langham the only pet-friendly five-star hotel in Sydney. It is the perfect choice for a luxury holiday in Australia. Upon arrival your four-legged travel companion can take a quick sip from the pink Langham-branded water bowls, whilst two-legged guests are greeted in the lobby by the incredibly friendly staff. Once in your room, you will be pleased to see that pets are offered the Langham five-star treatment with their own plush Langham doggie bed and water bowl, to match your own Langham Blissful Bed and private bar.
Should you feel peckish, take advantage of the 24-hour room service, and help your pampered pooch or feline friend choose from the specially designed pet menu. With a range of options from angus beef tartar to poached salmon with seasonal vegetables there is the opportunity to try a new dish each day.
Ashford Castle, Ireland
At the historic 800-year-old Ashford Castle, your spectacular holiday begins as soon as you enter the grounds of this remarkable hotel. Recently featured on the BBC’s “Amazing Hotels: Life Beyond the Lobby” impeccable service is a given for humans and canines alike. Cronan and Garvan, the castle’s resident Irish wolfhounds thoroughly enjoy the opportunity to greet guests in the hotel lobby. And in the room for the duration of your stay, Ashford Castle will provide a comfortable bed, fluffy towels, turndown treats, and food and water bowls with fresh mineral water for VIP’s (Very Important Pets).
Morning walkies could not be more exciting with immense lawns and enchanting forests spread throughout the private 350-acre estate. With so much to do and see, this cat-friendly and dog-friendly hotel could quite easily be a holiday destination in itself. You may find yourself never wanting to leave!
Rome Cavalieri, A Waldorf Astoria Resort, Italy
This luxury hotel of the world is surrounded by private Mediterranean gardens, with stunning views of Rome and the Vatican. Presiding over the resort is longstanding resident Contessa of the Cavalieri, a beautiful chocolate dachshund. Her exacting standards ensure that the resort never fails to impress her four legged guests.
For pets, services include a delicious doggy menu and dog walking throughout the expansive grounds. Pets are also warmly welcomed at the Tiepolo Lounge & Terrace. Open throughout the day the Tiepolo Lounge is the perfect rendezvous for morning coffee and light meals with live evening entertainment courtesy of Jaffa, the charismatic jazz pianist.
Rosewood London, England
Blending English heritage with contemporary sophistication the stylish Rosewood London is effortlessly elegant. Upon arrival, pets receive delicious welcome treats, before being shown to the room where they will find a sumptuous bed, and food and water bowls. All dogs also receive a tailor-made London guide from Pearl, the Rosewood London’s resident retriever who occasionally greets guests upon arrival. This paw-fect guide highlights London’s best dog-friendly restaurants, coffee shops, pubs and more so you and your adorable pooch can explore the city in full. However, pets are also welcome in all food and beverage outlets within the hotel too.
For a truly indulgent luxury holiday in London, Rosewood also provides a luxury canine package in collaboration with Barbour and Lily’s Kitchen which includes a 1-hour pampering experience for your dog with a celebrity dog groomer, Barbour dog amenities, and Lily’s Kitchen healthy organic meals.