Dog Friendly Hotels
Pet concierge service Pets Pyjamas not only really exists, but has seen a massive increase in the number of enquiries from people wanting dog-friendly accommodation. Many hotels now allow dogs to stay and some luxury hotels are really rolling out the red carpet for pampered pooches as well as their owners. In Michael Graham’s region there are plenty of dog friendly hotels to choose from, and the following five-star establishments take as much care of their doggy guests as they do their human ones.
Rosewood, London. At this elegant Covent Garden hotel your dog is personally welcomed by Pearl, Rosewood’s resident golden retriever. The hotel’s luxury canine package includes an organic doggy breakfast and grooming experience, leaving owners foot-loose and free to use the spa. Designer accessories are de rigour and a luxury Barbour dog bed, Barbour coat, and lead and collar are provided for the duration of your stay, ensuring your pooch looks the part when you head out for a stroll. In time for Christmas, the hotel have released a limited edition cuddly Pearl soft toy to support Great Ormond Street Hospital Children’s Charity. Find details at www.rosewoodhotels.com
The Crown Hotel in Amersham, Buckinghamshire is featured in the Mr & Mrs Smith handpicked luxury hotel collection. A 500-year-old coaching inn, dogs are welcome in the Main Inn Superior and Deluxe rooms, but not in the restaurant hidden under the table or otherwise. Pack wellies for countryside trudging.
The Grove Hotel, Hertfordshire. With 300 acres of grounds to explore your dog will be in doggy heaven. And if after all that exercise you feel like relaxing with a spot of pet-free time, the concierge will arrange a doggy sitter while you enjoy a bite to eat and use of the spa.
Luton Hoo Hotel Golf and Spa, Luton. This five-star Georgian pile in Bedfordshire offers treats and toys, a luxury bed and smart bowls for all doggy residents. The lounge is a dog-free zone, but with 300 acres of landscaped parkland to charge around in, who wants to hang about indoors?
Lords of the Manor, Upper Slaughter, Oxfordshire. One of the most acclaimed luxury hotels in the Cotswolds, you and your dog can explore the 8 acres of beautiful grounds and work up an appetite for dinner at the hotel’s Michelin starred restaurant. Dine in guilt-free comfort knowing that your furry friend is relaxing in the room with a selection of handmade doggy biscuits. Five-woof luxury all round.