13 5-star Hotels to Visit with Your Dog Around the World

February 19, 2019 by Travelmyth

Photo from Belmond Reid's Palace

Leaving beloved pet friends behind can be a daunting experience when traveling. You've planned a vacation for the entire family and are wondering who will take care of your dog while you're away? Or you simply want to bring your dog along on a trip? Dogs are part of our families and they make vacations more fun for everyone when carefully planned. Thanks to a surge in dog-friendly hotels in recent years, it is now easier than ever to find a hotel that can accommodate your dog. This means that your dog would be pampered to comforts that allow for a truly effortless stay for pets and owners alike. Pet-friendly hotels offer amenities and services ranging from leash-free areas, special beds and food bowls, disposal bags, sheets to sleep on as well as pet sitting and walking services. And the list goes on. Doesn’t that sound like the dream for you and your pup? Here we present to you a fine selection of around-the-world luxury 5-star hotels that will make you and your dog feel equally welcome and treated as celebrity.

The Arch London

The Arch London is a stylish boutique hotel located in the heart of London, UK, a stone's throw from Marble Arch and popular shopping areas. It is a true urban sanctuary where Georgian grandeur and English heritage blends with exquisite modern facilities. It is also a place where you will find absolute peace and quiet amidst the hustle and bustle of central London. As an independent family-run hotel, The Arch does things a little differently, treating guests to an exceptional personal service complemented by elegant surroundings. This includes welcoming dogs as guests that receive an equally exceptional service. Two dogs are allowed per room and they will be offered a place to sleep, blankets and special food as well as leash free areas within the property. The Arch's close proximity to Hyde Park makes it an ideal choice for guests who travel with four-legged companions. Your dog will have plenty of space to run free and explore some of London's lushest greenery.


Il Salviatino

Get celebrity service and world-class treatment at this jewel of an estate, nestled in the Tuscan hills near the historic and culturally rich city of Florence, Italy. Il Salvationo is housed in a magnificent 15th-century Renaissance villa, surrounded by a greenhouse area, a private park, an organic vegetable garden and beautiful landscaped gardens. It features a museum-worthy collection of frescoes, antique bathtubs, valuable artworks and breath-taking views over the countryside towards Florence. Your dog is welcome to tag along free of charge and will be provided with a dog bed, bowls and sitting service upon request.


Argentario Golf Resort & Spa

Located near the quaint Tuscan town of Porto Ecole in Italy, Argentario Golf Resort & Spa is a 5-star luxury resort featuring design rooms and villas, a free organic wellness center, a panoramic golf-course, 2 tennis courts and 2 restaurants. Surrounded by Tuscany’s rolling hills and located just minutes away from the sea, the Arentario Golf Resort is nestled in a beautiful Mediterranean oasis. The hotel welcomes dogs and allows up to 2 of your furry friends per room. Even though there are no direct leash-free areas within the property, the hotel’s location provides an ideal base from which to explore and lets your dog run free in the vast countryside, surrounding unspoiled beaches and picturesque natural attractions within an easy reach from the hotel.


Altafiumara Resort & Spa

In a splendid Italian natural scenario, surrounded by lush greenery the resort raises on a cliff overlooking the clear waters of Costa Viola where the sky and the sea melt into surreal sunsets on the horizon. This historic Castle, where works of art harmoniously blend with nature, is ready to welcome you into its magical atmosphere and luxury environment. Cats and dogs, now man's best friends, could benefit from the 10 hectares of rich green parkland available for you and your dog to roam around. Stroll through the botanical gardens and enjoy the furnished patios and the surrounding green environment. Animals of all sizes are accepted as long as they are well-behaved. The hotel has an array of comprehensive dog friendly amenities to make your four-legged friend's stay a truly special one. This includes leash free areas, provided camp bed and pillow, food and water bowls, sanitary bags and much more. Dog sitting services are available at the additional cost of 25€. At Altafuimara Resort, you can have a fun holiday with your pup without giving up the comforts of a 5 star resort.


Estancia VIK José Ignacio

Estancia VIK José Ignacio is romantic, rustic and traditional, and pays homage to Uruguay’s nature, architecture, art and design. Situated on 4,000 acres, the Estancia is a classic Spanish colonial structure featuring white adobe walls and a red tin roof. More than half of the 50,000 square foot Estancia is made up of interior patios of outdoor space – courtyards, gardens, covered walkways and an herb garden located within its walls. Guests can take pleasure in unwinding and keeping active at the 20 meter granite swimming pool, gym and spa, private polo field, 2 grass tennis courts, golf practice green, a game room, pool table, table tennis, and at the romantic and artistic chapel. Small and medium sized pet friends are accepted and can join you at no additional cost, as long as they are clean, non-aggressive and have proof of vaccinations. The hotels provides a bed with special blankets and food and water bowls for your furry friends. If you are a person who likes to keep active and has outdoor pursuits, Estancia Vik José Ignacio is the right place for you.


Chateau La Cheneviere

La Cheneviere is an 18th century French chateau situated between Omaha Beach and the historic town of Bayeux famous for its tapestry depicting the Conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066. The chateau is elegantly positioned in its own parkland of mature trees embracing the graceful mannerisms of a bygone era and the warmth of an English country house. It overlooks an English style park where you can experience the distinctive flavors of Normandy. The luxurious facilities will make the most meticulous of travelers feel pampered and at home. The property allows both dogs and cats at an additional cost of 32€ as long as they are clean and well behaved. Your pet friends can be taken for a walk at the beautiful grounds and beaches in close proximity to the hotel. Steeped in peace and luxury, you will enjoy your extraordinary stay at Chateau La Cheneviere.


Belmond Reid's Palace

Set on a cliff in 10 acres of subtropical grounds overlooking the Atlantic, this 5-star resort has been the ultimate place to stretch out and relax for more than a century. Sao Martinho is a great choice for travelers interested in relaxation, nature and scenery. The elegant interiors feature dark wooden furniture and fine floral fabrics, characteristic of Portugal's rich patterns and textures. The hotel welcomes one dog per room at the additional cost of 25€ per night upon previous notification. This includes a provided pet bed for your pup to sleep on as well as food and water bowls to feast from. Anticipate gorgeous panoramic views, innovative cuisine and the excellent service of a bygone era—you and your pup may never want to leave.


Hôtel La Sivolière

One of the fine gems of Courchevel in France, La Sivolière offers more than a place to sleep. It offers a way of life and a home away from home. Guests are welcomed in a relaxed and elegant atmosphere that allows for an effortless ski in ski out experience. This, after being outfitted from head to toe in the the ski lounge. Located in the center of the 3 Valleys area and featuring 600km of skiing slopes, the resort offers different categories of alpine runs, for the inexperienced and the experts, the young and the not-so-young, as well as for people who just want to enjoy the remarkable views. Warm up by the fireplace, discover gastronomic sophistication in the restaurant Le 1850 and relax in the well-being area after an active day out on the slopes. La Sivolière welcomes dogs at the additional cost of 35€ per night for which it provides a place to sleep, blankets and special food for your beloved pet. Pet sitting serves by trained personnel will leave you worry-free throughout the day. Your four-legged friends will enjoy nice walks in the mountain or in the village of Courchevel.


Kingsbrae Cottage Inn

Kingsbrae Arms in the historic resort town of St. Andrews, Canada, comprises of 14 individually designed guestrooms that feature antiques, luxurious fabrics and original artwork. The property boasts a private garden and enjoys the abutting Kingsbrae Garden, a 27 hectare horticultural masterpiece located nearby. Apart from priding itself as an oasis of calm offering privacy and comfort in a peaceful 19th-century setting, the Kingsbrae Inn also particularly honors pets and welcomes them with warmth. As a true pet-friendly hotel, the Inn does not charge an extra fee for dogs under 30 pounds and offers specifically designated pet-friendly guest rooms that make you, your family and your dog have a comfortable, stress-free stay. The Carriage House Suite and garden level Patio Stables are especially suited to welcome multi-member family gathers and kids and dogs can have easy access to the private garden as a fun and safe playground.


Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat

Set on 160 acres of forest wilderness within the Aoraki Mackenzie Dark Sky Reserve, Mt Cook Lakeside Retreat is nestled on cliffs opening stunning views over Lake Pukaki, New Zealand. It neighbors Aoraki Mount Cook National Park located in the beautiful and unique Te Wāhipounamu World Heritage Area. Accommodation options include a fully self-contained luxury 2 bedroom villa with spa facilities, as well as private suites with access to communal areas, such as a guest library. The spa features a sauna, hot tub, a full-fledged work out space and play courts, all open to the surrounding lake and mountain views. The highly acclaimed great outdoors of New Zealand has the power to awaken the adventurer and nature enthusiast in the most particular of urban dwellers. Why not bring your dog along and run wild and free along the marvelous lakeside? Mt Cook accepts dogs upon requests with the condition that they sleep and play in designated areas. Kennels are provided for the night as well as outside play areas. Private and secluded, your stay at Mt Cook will be unforgettable.


Cosses Country House

Hidden in a valley on the edge of Crailoch Burn, famous River Stinchar in Scotland, Cosses Country House features 5-star luxury accommodation in a former shooting lodge and home farm dating from 1606. Set in 13 acres of woodland and garden, the accommodation provides ample space for your dog to run free. The surrounding area offers thriving wildlife and spectacular views. Walking around the pond, through the woods, gardens or coast are guaranteed to inspire you. Dogs are allowed by arrangement at no extra fees with the only requirement to be well behaved and clean.


The Rittenhouse Hotel

The Rittenhouse is an enduring, high-end downtown Philadelphia hotel situated across the street from the history-rich Rittenhouse Square Park in the US. The hotel offers personalized experiences and provides the perfect balance of sophistication and relaxation for families, business travelers and romantic vacationers alike. Dogs are welcome at the additional charge of $150 with prior notice during the reservation process and given the fact that the canine friend you are bringing is house-broken and well behaved. As a truly exclusive pet-friendly hotel, The Rittenhouse provides dog sitting and walking services, food & water bowls and a special bed, all included in the price.


Walden Hall

Walden Hall is an award-winning luxury bed and breakfast and event venue near Charlottesville and Culpeper Virginia in the US. It spans 10 acres of tranquil countryside in which a beautiful modern estate invites guests into an intimate atmosphere, perfect for romantic getaways, family gatherings and memorable weddings. As a dog-friendly accommodation, The Walden Hall offers a plethora of dog-related services, ensuring a true 5-star treatment to owners and pets alike. Guests can bring as many as 3 furry friends per room and even allow them the luxury to play on the bed and furniture with special sheets provided at the hotel. And in case your schedule does not allow for your dog to keep you company all the time, dog walking and sitting services are provided at the additional cost of $10-$20 per hour. Walden Hall stands out with exceptional boutique ambiance and laid-back surroundings which allows for dogs to feel at ease and for the entire family to enjoy a peaceful holiday.


Traveling with your four-legged friends can be an extremely rewarding experience and even more so when staying in a 5-star property that takes care of your dog's needs as much as it does of your own. While we just scratched the surface in this article, there’s a world of pet-friendly hotels to discover on our website and a wealth of possibilities and exclusive options available when traveling with your four-legged friends. Visit us to find out more!

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