pet friendly accomodation

Pet Insurance

12 May 2016

The Best Pet Friendly Accommodation

Looking to include your pet on your next rest and relaxation break? Finding accommodation that is also suitable for your four-legged friend can be tricky. Here are some recommendations for the best pet friendly accommodation in the country and some of the perks you can take advantage of while you’re away.

Grand pet fare - The Langham, The Rocks, Sydney

When it comes to luxury, pet friendly accommodation in NSW, The Langham at The Rocks in Sydney steals the show. Set beside the stunning vista of the Sydney Harbour Bridge, the hotel offers a dedicated pet room-service menu, boasting a delicious range of lavish, freshly prepared meals. Furry friends are also invited to sleep comfortably on their own custom bedding. The Langham’s ‘Pampered Pet Program’ offers pet-sitting and walking services if required. At an additional room cost of $120, this pet accommodation option is reserved for the most privileged pooches and felines.

Private stay - The Albany, South Yarra, Melbourne

Set near to the shopping mecca of Chapel Street, the Albany Hotel in South Yarra is ready to accommodate your pet for an inner-city getaway. Beautiful parklands are dotted through the surrounding areas, many allowing off-leash play for your excited pooch. We highly recommend a stroll through The Royal Botanical Gardens, although your dog will need to be on a leash while visiting this area.

Beachside getaway - Baybeachfront, Glenelg, Adelaide

If the stunning vistas of Adelaide’s sunsets aren’t enough, the Baybeachfront invites pet owners to bring their beloved companions along for a beachside holiday. Located on the ground floor for easy access, the Baybeachfront puts you in close proximity to all of Glenelg’s seaside attractions. Head down the boulevard towards Bath Street and you will find Glenelg Doggy Grooming, an exclusive doggy parlour ready to make your pup feel like a million dollars. The mini pamper package starts at $40 and includes a hydro bath, blow-dry and ear clean.

Stretch your legs - Gold Coast Holiday Park, Helensvale, Gold Coast

Ready to escape from the city buzz? With quaint, pet friendly cabin accommodation and lots of room to move on this 32 acre property, Gold Coast Holiday Park is ready to host you and your furry friend. As this is a popular animal holiday destination, you will need to provide vaccination papers on arrival and dogs will need to be on their lead at all times. If you’re keen to get amongst the action at the nearby theme parks, pet sitting can be arranged. The holiday park also offers dog grooming services.

Mercure Hotel Canberra - Braddon, Canberra

The Mercure in Canberra has upped its game and included a ‘Pampered Pet Package’ in their accommodation options. Including a superior room with private garden access, a bed for your pet, and a complimentary gift for your fluffy companion, this package is a treat for any pet owner looking to explore Canberra’s fascinating range of tourist attractions.  Lake Burley Griffin, just 3km from the Mercure Hotel, is a lovely spot to take a walk during the early afternoon. Dogs are welcome to swim in most of Canberra’s lakes, as long as they are not within 10m of a marked public swimming area.

As more and more accommodation providers are extending their offering to include pet friendly status, your holiday options don’t need to be limited by your four-legged companion. Finding pet friendly accommodation options is now easier than ever.  Remember to ask your accommodation provider for any rules or limitations you and your pet need to follow while staying with them, and you and your loyal companion will be set to kick back and relax.

More and more people are taking out Woolworths Pet Insurance to help cover the costs of caring for their dogs and cats and unexpected treatments they require over the course of their lifetime.


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