Although dogs are a man’s best friend, most luxury hotels won’t host our four-legged friends – which is a bit ruff! However, there are some fabulous exceptions. Here are the most amazing pet friendly hotels across the country, so you can holiday in style with your best friend!
Image credit: The Langham, The Rocks
The Langham in Sydney offers pets the same five-star treatments as their owners, and the luxury hotel’s Pampered Pets Program includes room service for furry friends, with a mouth-watering menu featuring dishes made from fresh produce and free from onion, garlic and acids.
This pet friendly hotel will also provide pampered pets with their very own custom-made Langham plush bed, water bowl and a bag of gourmet treats upon check-in. Pawsome!
Image credit: Thalia Haven
Luxury retreat Thalia Haven is set on a private 160-acre peninsula surrounded by the crystal-blue waters of Tasmania’s Great Oyster Bay.
Four ancient-stone cottages sit on the ocean’s edge, with access to five kilometres of secluded coastline. So while owners can enjoy the relaxing, restorative experience that Thalia offers (that bath!), dogs are on an exhilarating, exhausting adventure!
Image credit: Lilianfels Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains
Set on the edge of Blue Mountains National Park, Lilianfels Resort & Spa is a five-minute walk from the landmark sandstone peaks of Three Sisters. The award-winning retreat offers Bring Your Own Dog-packages, so you can enjoy the luxurious surrounds and explore the Australian wilderness of the Blue Mountains with your best friend.
Image credit: Shambhala, Byron Bay
Shambhala, a beachfront luxury holiday house in Byron Bay, is not only known as the beachside town’s retreat for stars, but also for pets!
Image credit: Hughenden, Woollahra
This boutique hotel, set in the upscale Sydney suburb of Woollahra (and just a short walk from the beautiful Centennial Park), welcomes pets with open arms, and has even hosted a baby kangaroo as a guest!
The Hughenden offers a wide range of pet-friendly options, and the boutique hotel can help arrange pet-sitting, dog-walking and even a visit to the Doggy Day Spa!
Image credit: Fairmont Resort, Blue Mountains
Fairmont Resort is nestled in the beautiful Blue Mountains and offers a limited number of pet-suitable rooms.
The multi-award winning resort features panoramic views of the Jamison Valley, and is the pinnacle of upscale accommodation in Leura, one of the most charming upper-mountains villages in Australia.
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Larmont hotel offers pet friendly rooms upon request and is the perfect accommodation if you’re after a vibrant city escape with your furry friend.
The dog package includes a dog welcome letter, a dog menu, some yummy treats, a bed set up and a courtyard room with 15sqm outside area.
Image credit: Hillview Heritage Hotel, Bowral
Surrounded by the beautiful rivers and valleys of the Southern Highlands, Hillview Heritage Hotel offers a delightful pet friendly country escape that boasts a rich history and a romantic atmosphere and is the perfect escape for stressed owners and their pooches.
“Just like their owners, pets can get stressed and tired from day-to-day-activities, needing a weekend getaway to revitalise and re-energize,” explains GM Damien Miller.
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