Are you travelling with your best friend soon? No, we don't mean the human kind. Whether you're visiting family, going on a business trip, or simply looking to escape the daily life for a relaxing getaway, we'll help you find the best hotel for you and your dog.
Luckily, there are many hotels in the UK that are more than happy to welcome the sweetest creatures on earth. They deserve just as much comfort as you do, right? That's why we've put together this list of tips for dog-friendly hotels in the UK. Where will you take your four-legged friend?
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Dog-friendly hotels in London and surrounding
Are you visiting the capital? Even though London is a busy and lively city, it’s very accessible to animals. There are plenty of hotels that enthusiastically welcome pets.
The luxury choice: Trafalgar St. James by Hilton
Does your pet deserve the ultimate luxury getaway? Then you’ll undoubtedly choose the iconic Hilton hotel, Trafalgar St. James, Curio Collection B. The hotel's impressive building is located in the middle of Trafalgar Square, making the most popular sights, such as Buckingham Palace, a short walk away. Trafalgar St. James is an ideal location for you and your dog, as travel time is minimised.
This boutique hotel offers luxurious guest rooms and spacious suites. You'll be amazed by every space, from your own exceptionally comfortable room to the beautifully appointed cocktail bar and intimate Biblio Lounge. Prefer to drink one of their unique cocktails in the open air? Then you’ll find no better place than their rooftop bar, where you get an amazing view over the city for free.
The value choice: Holiday Inn Express Hemel Hempstead
Do you prefer to keep your furry friend out of the crowds, but still want to visit the capital city for a couple of days? Then the modern Holiday Inn Express in Hemel Hempstead is an excellent choice. This pet-friendly hotel is popular with families who like to explore more than just London, as it’s close to attractions such as Warner Bros Studios and Legoland. Don't worry, the station is a few minutes away, and will get you to London within 30 minutes.
The Holiday Inn focuses on convenience, and this is well reflected in the many facilities they offer. With breakfast buffets, aeroplane shuttles, and gadgets in your room, this hotel knows how to give you a comfortable experience. You’re also provided with all conveniences in the room, including a television, air-conditioning, black-out curtains, a walk-in shower, and a coffee machine.
The price-quality ratio is particularly high, as is the friendliness of the staff, and the possibility of relaxing in the hotel. To summarise, it’s the ideal hotel for families with pets who are looking to explore London conveniently.
Dog-friendly hotels in the countryside
Are you planning to relax in nature? The English countryside offers many classic mansions where you’ll find all the peace and quiet you need to make the most of your trip. Here, you can disconnect from the outside world for a while and immerse yourself in green surroundings.
Oulton Hall Hotel in Yorkshire
For a luxury stay in a traditional British mansion, visit Oulton Hall Resort. Just a few miles from Leeds, this impressive building is surrounded by majestic green gardens, making it an excellent choice for dogs who love to play around in an oasis of green.
It's not just heaven on earth for animals, human guests will feel like royalty here too. There is enough space outside for humans and animals, where you can enjoy an extensive lunch or high tea on the terrace while your dog rolls around in the grass.
There’s plenty to experience inside as well. The majestic rooms look like they’re straight out of a fairy tale and the service makes you feel like you’re living in one too. You can also pamper yourself in their fully equipped spa, where you can enjoy a massage and take a dip in the heated indoor pool. Don't forget to finish off your evening with a glass of bubbly in the Champagne Bar.
Wotton House in Dorking
In Surrey, not far from London, you’ll find Dorking, which is surrounded by greenery. This market town offers an idyllic escape from everyday life. You won't find a better place to stay than Wotton House. Housed in a 17th-century mansion, this country house hotel specialises in providing you with a carefree getaway.
Dining here is a true experience, whether it's a meal in the 1877 Restaurant, or accompanied by cocktails overlooking the impressive grounds. What’s more? A classic Afternoon Tea is served daily in The Morning Room.
On the 13 hectares of grounds, you’ll have plenty of opportunities to discover the surrounding area. Visit the Italian gardens, Roman temples, manicured lawns and Surrey Hills. At the end of the day, unwind in the leisure club, complete with a swimming pool, sauna, steam room, hot tub, gym and tennis court.
Dogs are more than welcome here, and we're sure your pet will never want to leave.
Notable dog-friendly hotels
We'll finish with two hotel tips we don't want to keep from you. These hotels will give both you and your furry friend an unforgettable time.
Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria in Sheffield
This stately building is located in the centre of Sheffield, while still offering a green environment. This makes it a perfect choice for guests who want to explore the city centre and still be surrounded by nature. The city hotel has its own driveway, providing a peaceful entry. With a Victorian garden and fountain, animals can have fun and release all their energy here.
Crowne Plaza Royal Victoria is in the top 1% of luxury hotels in the city, and guests say this is reflected in the clean rooms, professional and friendly staff, and breathtaking décor. You will feel like a guest of honour here, and so will your pet. The jewel of this building is the ballroom. This room has hosted members of the royal family many times, including Queen Victoria and King Edward VII. So take a look and imagine yourself in the Victorian era.
The hotel's facilities take it to the next level. You’ll find so much more than the usual cloakroom and fitness centre. The building also has a mini supermarket, nightclub, casino, and game room. Of course, the café and restaurant will not disappoint you either. We wouldn't be surprised if you spend your whole getaway within the hotel walls.
The Royal Hotel Scarborough
Located in the centre of Scarborough and overlooking the beautiful South Bay, The Royal Hotel is in the perfect location to explore all that this enchanting town has to offer, with fine sandy beaches and a beautiful promenade just 500 metres away.
The Royal Hotel dates back to the 1830s and its imposing architecture, including The Royal's famous staircase and atrium, will take you right dog fback to the Regency period. The building has since been renovated, but still retains its classic decor, reflecting a time of class and style.
All of Scarborough's local attractions and facilities are within walking distance of the hotel. From pubs and restaurants to the famous Scarborough Castle, long sandy beaches and huge golf courses, you'll reach it in no time.
As you probably suspect, this is a paradise for dogs. The spacious hotel combined with the connected beach offers everything your pet needs to have the time of their life.
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