The VIP Life (Very Important Pet!)
It's a dog's life as Booking.com rounds up the world's most luxurious pet friendly accommodation
It can be heart-breaking to leave your beloved pooch behind while you embark on your next adventure and with a whopping 63 per cent of Australian households home to a pet, there’s a lot of furry friends being left out of the holiday fun. But according to Booking.com, with an increasing number of travellers looking to take their smaller halves with them and a growing trend of accommodations and airlines catering to those with pets, the days of travelling without them by your side may be a thing of the past.
Take a peak inside the world’s best pet-friendly properties with Booking.com’s selection of the most luxe stays for man’s best friend. Ranging from Canadian lodges to Indonesian villas, these properties are taking pet friendly accommodation to the next level. With everything from gourmet pet menus and spa packages to customised beds, collars and bones, your beloved pet will never want to leave!
The Orlando Hotel, USA
Complete with lush rooms and a range of tailored services for both you and your dog, enjoy the lifestyle of the rich and the famous in sunny California at The Orlando Hotel. For those pets in need of particular TLC, the hotel even features a special ‘Bow-Wow-Package’ – including a doggie turn-down service!
The Langham Sydney, Australia
Enjoy a visit to The Langham Sydney, one of the country’s most luxurious hotels, with your four-legged friend by your side. The Langham’s Pampered Pets Program offers a dedicated ‘Pet Room Service Menu’, featuring gourmet dishes like ‘Lassie’s Favourite’ (Beef Steak and Chunky Vegetables) and ‘Meow Meow’ (Grilled Salmon with Green Beans, Quail Egg, Tuna, Potatoes and Olives).
Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Italy
Surrounded by large Mediterranean gardens, you and your pooch can live like royalty in this Roman palace. To make sure your furry companion hits the streets in style, the Rome Cavalieri offers pets personalised cashmere jumpers with names printed in dazzling rhinestones. Take advantage of the resort’s VIP (Very Important Pet) service, where you can select a meal for your furry friend from an extensive menu including rice and tuna and vegetable soup!
The Goodwood Hotel, United Kingdom
Pamper yourselves with a weekend away at a dazzling private members only club where you and your privileged pet can enjoy the wellness center, golf course, fine dining or even a dance studio! The Goodwood Hotel is surrounded by gorgeous greenery, perfect for afternoons spent exploring – leash free!
The Devonshire Arms Hotel & Spa, United Kingdom
Walking through its surrounding lush fields, you’ll find yourself in doggie heaven at this delightful chateau. Offering dog sitting and grooming services so you can both unwind in style, Booking.com reviewers praised the staff on their relentless efforts to make both their human and four-legged guests feel wholly welcome to the hotel and area.
Roxburghe Hotel And Golf Course, United Kingdom
Ever dreamt of spending a night or two in a castle? Take your pooch with you and spend an evening in the enchanting Roxburghe Hotel and Golf Course, where visitors to the Courtyard Standard and Courtyard Deluxe Rooms are invited to bring their furry friend to join them in the luxurious surrounds. Surrounded by lush gardens, wander the spectacular landscape with your furry companion at your heel.
Millennium Resort Hangzhou, China
Take the whole family (pet included) and experience China in all its majestic beauty with an exploration of the great outdoors surrounding Millenium Resort Hangzhou. Take a walk through famous tea plantations and ancient bamboo forests before getting pampered in this “earthly paradise”. At this resort, staff treat their furry guests with the devoted attention and care that they treat their two legged visitors
Fiordland Lodge, New Zealand
Set within a world Heritage Site in New Zealand, Fiordland Lodge overlooks views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountains - a dreamy escape for humans and pets alike. Surrounded by snow-capped mountains, pristine icy lakes and unbroken forests, the rugged beauty that New Zealand is known for is yours (and your furry friend’s) to explore.