Our four-legged friends are the most loyal little creatures, and chances are – if you’re lucky enough to have a pet – you’ve become even more attached to them as of late. Spending so much time at home with them has created a bond like never before, so what do you do when you want to spend a week or weekend away? You search for dog friendly hotels, of course.
Not just limited to dogs, a lot of pet-friendly hotels are happy to take in all sorts of animals – you need only enquire. It’s not quite a holiday if the whole time you’re away you’re worrying about your pooch back at home. Every owner knows the guilt of leaving their faithful fur baby at home for a few hours, let alone a week, so why not bring them along? Chances are, if you’re using your annual leave for a staycation in the UK, you’ll be visiting somewhere near the coast or country – think of all the lovely long walks you’ll enjoy with your pet by your side. Perfection.
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There are plenty of city-located hotels in the UK that allow you to bring your pets, too, so if the Big Smoke calls then you still needn’t worry about leaving anyone behind. Gone are the days of having to check your dog into the kennels or pay a fortune for dog sitters, we’ve found 13 hotels your pet will love just as much as you.
Some much needed time away from your home town is what everyone needs right now – even those with waggy tails. We are a self-confessed nation of dog lovers and, as such, hotels and Airbnbs are becoming more dog-friendly by the day. With that, some hotels even go so far as to provide special doggy beds, snacks and even special services for particularly pampered canines.
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So, for those of us with four-legged pals, consider your holiday well and truly catered to; there are some amazing places around the UK where pets are very much welcome (sometimes even preferred). Hotel Cafe Royal in Mayfair, London, is one of Booking.com’s top picks in general – never mind for the fact they take pets. At no extra cost, you can bring your pup and enjoy everything London – and this stunning hotel – has to offer.
If you’d rather venture towards greener pastures and breath in the country air, then look to the Crown and Castle in Orford. Just moments away from the River Alde and Orford Castle, there’s plenty for you and your dog to explore. The charmingly decorated hotel promises a tranquil stay where you’re both guaranteed to feel rested.
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