It can be heart-breaking to leave your beloved pooch behind while you embark on your next adventure. Let us help you with a selection of accommodation gems specifically geared to animal loving jet-setters and their four legged friends.
Not so ‘ruff’ Rome
Rome Cavalieri, Waldorf Astoria Hotels and Resorts, Italy
Surrounded by large Mediterranean gardens, you and your sweet pooch can live it up like royalty in this Roman palace. To make sure your little treasure hits the streets in style, the Rome Cavalieri offers pets personalised cashmere jumpers with their names printed in dazzling rhinestones.
Good old Rocky
Rocky Crest Golf Resort, Canada
Rocky Crest Golf Resort is the perfect spot for you and your pup to run free in the beautiful outdoors! Bond on the playground or hop on a boat and breathe in Canada’s fresh air! Bring your buddy everywhere you go in this pet-friendly resort and town.
Out of Africa
Twelve Apostles Hotel & Spa, South Africa
Keen to travel the world with your precious pooch? Then head to Cape Town and run along the beach with—at least one of—your tongues flying through the air, shouting / barking with joy! Replete with fantastic views, incredible spa services, a movie theater and your happy hound, what more do you need?
This scenic spot is perfect for nature and animal lovers alike. Set in the glorious foothills of Greece’s Mount Parnon, enjoy roaming around this enchanting area where you and your pet can easily make new friends with plenty of other like-minded, two and four-legged travellers.
Beauty to bark at
Fiordland Lodge, New Zealand
With miles and miles to run free, this is pure The Lord of the Rings territory. Set within a world Heritage Site in New Zealand, Fiordland Lodge overlooks views of Lake Te Anau and the surrounding mountains that beckon humans and animals alike.
TIPS on what to look for in a pet-friendly stay
1.Make sure the staff is known for loving—not just dealing with—pets! Be proud of your pooch instead of dodging disapproving looks as you walk in the corridor.
2.Check out the scenery or nearby parks to make sure your precious pup can run and roam.
3.See if spa days are available for your little love, so you can both be pampered on your stay.
4.Remember that the food can make or break a trip, for you and your dog. Gourmet pet menus are available at a wide array of stays.
5.Many accommodations offer puppy packages. From special bowls and name tags to beds and bones, don’t forget to look into the array of treats that might be available.
Special thanks to Booking.com for information and photos