Seven Dog-Friendly UK Hotels

Everybody loves a luxurious getaway, but no getaway is complete without the whole family.
We’ve hand-picked the seven best luxury five-star hotels that you and your furry friend can enjoy together, where you can accommodate the whole family without compromising on quality.

1. The Savoy

With a selection of pet-friendly options, ranging from a king suite to a superior queen room, the world famous Savoy has a location like no other; putting you and your cuddly companion at the heart of the nation’s capital. Nestled adjacent to the luxury thoroughfares of Knightsbridge, within its idyllic location, you’ll never be short of activities you and your dog can experience together. Open since 1889, this luxurious hotel offers breathtaking views of the infamous River Thames whilst offering outstanding amenities, cuisines and services.  The Canine concierge will ensure you’re appointed a pet-friendly room to eliminate any surprises at reception upon arrival at your lavish UK getaway; one review states how beloved companions are met with ‘special treats’ on arrival at the grand hotel. During your stay, The Savoy offers a pet-sitting service with a trusted external company to provide your dog with a day of relaxation. 

Dogs under 25lbs are warmly welcomed at the Savoy chargeable at £25 per pet, per day, with the exemption of guide dogs. All pets however are not permitted inside hotel bars and restaurants.

2. The Dorchester, London

Being one of the world’s most iconic hotels, it may be a surprise to find out your dog can accompany you on your lavish getaway. This prestigious accommodation can cater for two small dogs per guest; your pooch will receive pampering from top quality beds, to bowls and treats. There is no need to worry if you have any activities planned that aren’t necessarily dog friendly, The Dorchester offers a pet-sitting service, so you can be sure your companion is indulged in with around the clock luxury. 

3. The Fife Arms, Scotland

In the heart of one of the most breath-taking areas of the Scottish highlands, The Fife Arms offers forty-five guest rooms and suites. The whole pack can enjoy a luxurious dog-friendly bespoke stay in a truly unique room, decorated with antiques, artwork and even objects that once belonged to historic figures who visited the location. 

Fife Arms offer your dog a vast variety of walks and guided walks, as well as hours of fun foraging in the gorgeous views of Scotland. Enjoy the rolling green acres and spacious grounds with your beloved companion.

Whilst you are fully immersed in the expansive magnificent landscape and mountains, there’s no chance you or your furry family member will run out of things to do. There is with ample opportunity to explore the incredible scenery, with walking trails and the awe-inspiring Cairngorms National Park.

4.  Hotel Gotham, Manchester

Distinguished fun with a taste for the theatrical, this unique hotel takes ‘swanky’ to a whole new level. You and your precious pooch will feel like you’ve been transported into a whole new world, with decadent nostalgia throughout. Housed in one of the city’s grandest listed buildings, the former premises of Midland bank, you’ll find yourself right in the heart one of Manchester’s most important thoroughfares.

Hotel Gotham welcomes small well-behaved pups with open arms upon arrival, ensuring their luxury getaway is as relaxing as yours. 

5.  The Grand Hotel and Spa, York, North Yorkshire

Composed of stunning modern décor presented in a majestic Edwardian building, The Grand is the city’s only five-star hotel. Your cherished furry companion can be by your side while you enjoy a stay at one of the most iconic buildings in North Yorkshire.

Brimming with historic beauty, The Grand offers a serene spa, a state-of-the-art cookery school, as well as the incredible Rise Restaurant, terrace and bar. Ideally situated just a short walk from York Minster; this hotel is an exemplary place to stay in luxury. There is indulgence for all with spectacular views of renowned historic city and high-tech beds for you and your dog. 

6.  The Balmoral, Edinburgh

The prestigious establishment is delighted to welcome your dog. One dog, under 20lbs, is permitted per room and will receive a welcome pack containing a bed, water bowl, welcoming treats, a list of dog friendly establishments and dog walkers. With elegance and style throughout, The Balmoral pays homage to its Scottish heritage. You will be submerged into the glorious culture of Edinburgh Castle and colour palettes that bring the country’s extraordinary landscape to the hotel’s décor. This establishment offers a tranquil spa and Michelin star dining.

The Balmoral can, upon request, offer your pup a day of fun or relaxation with an external dog sitting company. Whether your dog wants to explore the grounds with a joy-filled day of roaming or wants some peaceful ‘me-time’, the Balmoral will be happy to meet your dog’s requirements.

7.  Ellenborough Park, Cotswold, Cheltenham 

If you’re looking for the perfect mix of culture and picturesque landscapes then the Ellenborough Park hotel would be an excellent location for your next getaway, situated on a rolling 90-acre, 15th century English country estate.

Impeccably located on the edge of the prestigious Cotswolds just a short drive from its cultural centre, you’ll be pleasantly tucked away in between the Cotswolds’ highest point and the gallops of Cheltenham’s world-famous racecourse. 

When you take your four-legged friend to Ellenborough Park, you can relax knowing they will be indulging in the same level of luxury as you. Phrased as a “pawfect break”, your dog will receive treats, toys, beds, blankets, bowls, torches and waste bags; they even have the chance to stay in one of the two pooch bedrooms with their own large enclosed back garden. 

Your pup will be spoilt for choice in this 90-acre location. They offer dog-friendly walking trails for your companion to run to their hearts content and to explore new grounds. The rolling hills and breath-taking views will ensure you both fall in love with this location.

All the amenities Ellenborough Park has to offer can be a shared experience between you and your dog. Dogs of all shapes and sizes are welcome throughout the grounds. They can relax alongside you in the open plan lounge area or can join you in their dog-friendly restaurant, The Horse Box, for a culinary extravaganza.

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