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Furry friends welcome: Lux Nomade’s roundup of luxury pet-friendly hotels

Leaving your furry friends behind, be it a staycation or abroad, may seem like the only option – but this is definitely far from the truth! .  We have selected our top picks of luxury pet-friendly accommodation ahead of National dog day on  26th August, making now the perfect time to plan a holiday with your pooch…

Gran Hotel Inglés Madrid

A luxury hotel with a glamorous 1920s art-deco vibe right in the middle of Madrid’s famous bohemian neighbourhood – Barrio de las Letras offers stylish rooms, excellent food and drinks and an impressive lobby kitted out with comfortable leather sofas which oozes history and charm transporting you to another era.

For those travelling with their furry friends, Gran Hotel Inglés is a great hotel since pets (up to 30kg) can stay for free in all rooms. Dogs and cats receive a warm welcome at the reception and a comfortable bed, as well as water and food bowls, are provided free of charge.

Read Lux Nomade’s full hotel review here.

Rates start from €385 including free Wi-FI. Parking (valet service) is available upon request for 50 euros per night. 

For more information and bookings visit https://www.granhotelingles.com/

Dao by Dorsett West London

Dao by Dorsett West London has launched experiential packages called ‘Dao Journeys’ that guests can choose from to enhance their stay. The four new ‘Dao Journeys’ have been thoughtfully created to ensure guests’ wellness, fitness, family, and pets are taken care of during their stay.

Four legged friends are very welcome at Dao, and will be given the utmost attention and treats throughout their stay. All guests travelling with pets pay a £70 pet policy, which covers cleaning services at the end of their stay. In addition, guests can upgrade to Dao’s ‘Pet Friendly’ journey for just £29, which includes a comfy pet bed or tent to sleep in, food and water bowls, waste bag dispenser and toys to play with. Owners will receive a pet sitting discount voucher from Paws Galore, who provide the love and care your pet requires so that you can make the most of your time in London.

Nightly rates at Dao By Dorsett West London from £200 per night on a B&B basis.


ME London

Situated in the heart of London, close to some of the most popular attractions including Theatreland, Covent Garden and Somerset House, ME London welcomes guests and their small-size furry friends all year around. Offering them everything they need to make sure they have a wonderful stay whilst enjoying the vibrant city, guests can request a pet service for their dog, or even cat (up to 15kg). ME London will provide a pet bed, food bowls, as well as some amenities (a toy and some treats). Those guests wishing to travel with their cat will have to bring their own litter box. An additional supplement of £50 is charged per pet per night. For any other pet requests (e.g. rabbits) the hotel would review it case by case, depending on the request. Dogs staying at ME London will also have the possibility to enjoy Radio Rooftop on the 10th floor of the building.

Rates at ME London start from £650/night.


Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian

Located on the renowned Princes Street, the historical Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian, locally known also as The Caley, is the perfect destination for those visiting Edinburgh for leisure or business. Combining modern luxury and Victorian style in a former rail station, the property has views of the magnificent Edinburgh Castle and over the years has hosted globally renowned figures such as royals, celebrities and politicians. On-site guests can dine at the delicious Grazing by Mark Greenaway, serving carefully created dishes with local produce, enjoy a quick bite or flavoursome Afternoon Tea at Peacock Alley, but also relax in the Waldorf Astoria Spa offering them the latest treatments in collaboration with 111SKIN. The hotel is pet friendly (up to 35 kg, pets allowed only in the rooms) to make guests enjoy their wonderful holidays with their furry friends. The hotel will also provide guests with a bed, bowls and any item needed for their extra guest/s.

Rates at Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh – The Caledonian start from £380/night. Pets are welcome for a nightly fee of £50 and £50 non-refundable deposit.


Grand Resort Bad Ragaz

Located only an hour from Zurich and nestled amongst rolling hills and glorious mountains, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz has been a regeneration sanctuary since 1868. After almost 100 years, the resort is still located in its original spot, over the legendary spring that has provided locals with body-temperature thermal spa water for almost 800 years. With the spring water at the basis of all the services available including its magnificent spa, Grand Resort Bad Ragaz is also active from a sustainability point of view. Managing and using the natural resources conscientiously is essential for the resort and since 2011 the property has been able to feed the thermal energy of used water into its energy cycle, reducing its heating oil consumption by 97%. The hotel also features a number of delicious restaurants including verve by Sven (1 Michelin star), IGNIV by Andreas Caminada (2 Michelin stars) and Memories by Sven Wassmer (3 Michelin star and 1 Green Michelin star). The hotel is pet friendly to allow guests to enjoy a wonderful holiday with their beloved four-legged friends and provides those requesting the service with a pet bed, bowls and any further items needed to make their stay also memorable.

Comfort rooms at Grand Hotel Hof Ragaz start from £403 (459 CHF, 27th June exchange rate) based on two people sharing. To accommodate pets, the property charges £50 extra (55 CHF, 27th June exchange rate) per night.


Villatravellers – Pet-Friendly Properties, Sicily

Sicilian villa company, Villatravellers offers a flagship collection of dog-friendly properties. As more travellers opt for holiday spots that let your furry friend along, Villatravellers has created this offering so that every family member can be included in a memorable holiday. Taking a pet to Italy only requires four simple steps: (1) Ensure your dog is microchipped, (2) make sure they are up to date on their rabies vaccinations, (3) get your pet a tapeworm treatment if needed, and (4) have your vet issue an animal health certificate within ten days of the trip.

Villatravellers’ properties combine the indulgences of a five-star hotel without compromising on the familiarities and privacy of home.  Pet-friendly properties include the seaside villa Grecale, the secluded and beautiful Calura and the design-led property Elaya.

Price varies per villa


Pampered Pooch – Dogs Stay For Free At The Magnolia Hotel Algarve

Don’t wish to leave your pup for a break in the sun? Well, bring them with! The Magnolia Hotel situated inside the Quinta do Lago resort nestled within the beautiful Algarve region allows guests to bring their pampered pooch as a guest of honour at no extra cost. Let your dog kick back, relax and enjoy the sun, sand and sea this year with a scooby snack thrown in for free. With space and nature in abundance, you and your dog can enjoy all that the resort has to offer such as drive-in cinemas, picnics in the park, and live music/dinners at all F&B outlets. Along with many other outdoor activities that will help keep a dog and his owner entertained. Simply add-on as an enhancement when booking and the team will ensure your room is ready, with treats and water for the VIP (Very Important Pooch).

The Magnolia Hotel offers a Standard Double Room from €157/£139 on a B&B basis. The Family Cottages are available from €309/£273 per night on a B&B basis.


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Ellenborough Park- Pampered pooch stays in the heart of the countryside

Ellenborough Park is a beautiful 90-acre country estate that is quintessentially British – with huge grounds for dogs and their owners to explore, it’s the perfect luxury country retreat, and considered one of the best dog-friendly hotels in the country. With 14 dog-friendly rooms offering doggie treats and toys, dog bowls, a dog bed and blankets on arrival, as well as four ‘Pooch Bedrooms’ which have their own large enclosed back garden, located right next to the gateway to the hotel grounds for easy walking access.

It’s the perfect stay for both guests and their pooches… All dogs are welcome throughout the hotel grounds and can join their owners in the pub restaurant, The Horse Box Brasserie, or relax in the open plan lounge area, The Atrium. That’s not all. If the four-legged friend is muddy after a good country walk, treat them to a rinse at the outdoor Paw Spa – a super tin bath with running water, dog towels, shampoo and anything else you may need to get your pooch back to parlour-happy.

Nightly rates at Ellenborough Park start from £299 inclusive of VAT and breakfast based on a Traditional Bedroom sleeping two people.


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DUKES London welcomes four-legged companions

A country house hotel in the heart of London, with Green Park and St James’s Park as its back garden, DUKES London’s Victorian exterior evokes a time when artists and writers rubbed shoulders with royalty in fashionable St. James, London. Upstairs you’ll find elegant rooms and suites with antique furnishings coupled with the latest technology. Downstairs is home to Great British Restaurant (GBR) serving up seasonal British cuisine, and the DUKES Bar, famous world-over for its Martinis.

Welcoming four-legged travel companions, DUKES offers dog-friendly suites, dog walking services and a dog preference form so that every need is met when it comes to furry friends. DUKES also provides dog-friendly gifts upon arrival, including the classic DUKESY soft toy, a luxurious bed, dog services including grooming, walking and sitting, gourmet meals and a turndown treat. Located near the most famous parks in London, DUKES is the perfect hotel for four-legged companions to travel in Mayfair style.

Nightly rates at DUKES London in a DUKES room start from £425 inclusive of VAT and breakfast.


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Four-legged friends check-in by paw print at  room2 Chiswick

room2 Chiswick is welcoming furry friends for the pawfect stay at the world’s first whole life net zero hotel. room2 Chiswick recognises the importance of a seamless guest experience so four-legged companions will have their own paw-print check-in, complete with a name card for that added personal touch. Throughout their stay, dogs will receive the same level of impeccable bespoke service as guests, with a personalised welcome card and doggy cupcake, dog bowl, bed and healthy treats in every studio or suite to enjoy. The room2 Chiswick team is on hand to advise dogs and their owners on a range of walks, adventures, and dog-friendly destinations on the doorstep. From Turnham Green and Chiswick Common just a stone’s throw away, to Chiswick House & Gardens and strolls along the River Thames also nearby.  Those looking for some pooch pampering can even book into pet care centre Dogtown  for a wash and fluff or puppy trim.

Rooms at room2 Chiswick start from £129 per night for 2 people staying in a snug room. 


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Pullman Melbourne on the Park

Pullman Melbourne on the Park has launched its pet suite where pooches can enjoy a 5-star staycay.
The newly renovated suite features a courtyard, grass mat and kennel and pets can be treated to room service and select from a gourmet menu of diced cooked Australian beef fillet, mixed vegetables & braised barley or poached chicken with oats, olive oil, spinach and egg.
10% of bookings go to the Lost Dog’s Home.

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The Cadogan’s Canine Retreats

The Cadogan, A Belmond Hotel, partnered with pet care brand, Pet Pavilion, to launch the ultimate dog-friendly experience. Situated in the leafy London neighbourhood of Chelsea, the Belmond property is rolling out the red carpet for four-legged guests, who can snooze on luxury pet beds, and be whisked away by a doggy taxi service for professional grooming and pampering treatments at Pet Pavilion’s flagship venue, and enjoy a menu of nutritious doggy delights throughout their stay at the hotel.

Rooms start from £530 per night


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