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8 Pet Friendly Hotels in UK for 2024

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With the cost of living crisis, many cat and dog owners are opting for a staycation in the UK, and thankfully there’s an array of paw-some hotels to choose from that allow pets. Whatever your budget in 2024, there’s a pet friendly hotel to accommodate your needs for a trip to Scotland, England, Wales or Northern Ireland. If you’re four legged friend is tagging along for a well deserved holiday from outside the UK, be sure to check the pet travel rules. To get you started on your accommodation search, we’ve listed eight recommended pet friendly hotels in the UK for 2024.

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What is a Pet Friendly Hotel?

It may seem obvious that a pet friendly hotel is one that allows your furry companion to stay in your room. However, each hotel has their own pet policy, and there’s a big difference between allowing pets to stay and actually being pet friendly in terms of amenities. Some of our favourite hotels have offered treats on arrival for our pooches, and provided bowls and a dog bed, as well as having spacious, secure areas for exercise. We’ve even been given a private dining room so that we didn’t have to leave Django (before he gained four sisters) in the room alone while we ate. Now that is pet friendly at it’s best!

Others may even offer pet-sitting services or made to order dog meals. But, be aware that many hotels advertised as pet friendly may only allow dogs, not cats or other species, and even in this case, your dog might not be allowed in any of the hotel’s public areas.

We once booked a pet friendly hotel in Barcelona, and told them months in advance that we had two small dogs. Just a couple of days before we were due to arrive, they contacted us to say we would have to book an extra room as only one dog was permitted in each room, regardless of size. Luckily, we were able to find a last-minute alternative that allowed both tiny terrors in the same room, although it was expensive.

1. Meikleour Arms, Perthshire, Scotland

For countryside rambles and dog-friendliness, the Meikleour Arms is an excellent choice. The pet friendly cottages have fenced gardens, while if you opt to stay in a room instead, there’s no carpets so no guilty pooches! Dogs are allowed in public spaces and the hotel restaurants, with the floors steam cleaned and sanitised several times a day. And, if that’s not enough, dogs stay for free!

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Two dogs are permitted in each room or cottage, but if you have more, this may be permitted upon request in advance of arrival.

Staff at the Meikleour Arms are animal lovers, with many volunteering at local animal shelters, so you can be assured your dog will receive a warm welcome.

For fire safety reasons, the hotel asks that pets aren’t left alone in your accommodation, but they recommend a local pet-sitting service if necessary.

With acres to explore in the surrounding area, you can be certain that your dog will have as much fun as you!

2. Kimpton Blythswood Square, Glasgow, Scotland

A stunning five star hotel in Glasgow City Centre, the Kimpton Blythswood Square offers a luxurious pet friendly setting for a mini break. With their PAWfect Stay Package, your dog will receive a bed, water bowls and treats, and you’ll get breakfast for free! The pet-loving concierge will also provide a list of local dog friendly activities.

Just across the street from the Kimpton Blythswood Square, despite being in a city centre location, you’ll find a lovely park to walk your pooch.

Dogs must weigh a maximum of 35 kg, and there’s a charge of £30 per pooch, per stay. There’s no pet-sitting or dog-walking services offered on site, but the concierge will happily make these arrangements for you if required.

At certain times through the year, the Kimpton Blythswood Square even offers doggy spa days during which a trained therapist will teach you how to massage your precious pooch into a state of bliss.

3. The Rocks, Plas Curig, Wales

For budget breaks, The Rocks in Plas Curig, just a few minutes drive from Snowdon – the highest mountain in Wales and England. The Rocks is a five star pet friendly boutique hostel, nestled over the River Llugwy, and offering panoramic views of the mountain range.

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Breathtaking countryside strolls sit right on your doorstep, allowing you and your canine companion to explore nature amidst stunning scenery in the ancient mountain village of Capel Curig and the National Park.

4. The Inn on the Lake, Lake District, England

Away from the hustle and bustle of life in the city, The Inn on the Lake is a tranquil pet friendly hotel in the ever popular Lake District.

Dogs are provided with bowls, towels, a bed and poop bags to ensure you can travel light!

A maximum of two pets are permitted in each pet friendly room, and the hotel requires that dogs aren’t left unattended in order to avoid disruption to other guests since we all know our pooches love to let rip when they’re left alone! All pets are charged at £10 per pet, per night.

There’s extensive grounds surrounding The Inn on the Lake, but dogs aren’t allowed in the restaurant or bar areas.

5. The Victoria Inn, Cornwall, England

A family friendly pub and B&B, The Victoria Inn offers just four bedrooms, yet it’s dog friendly – large hotel chains take note! Dogs are allowed in the bar area, but not in the restaurant.

The Victoria Inn tucked away three miles from Truro City Centre, so a short drive to explore 330 miles of coastal walks with your fur-baby.

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In Truro, you’ll find a plethora of dog friendly beaches and outdoor space to enjoy, making The Victoria Inn a top-notch pet friendly hotel option for both you and your doggo.

6. Slieve Donard, Newcastle, Northern Ireland

If you’re a golf enthusiast, look no further than the swanky dog friendly Slieve Donard hotel. Nestled at the foot of the Mountains of Mourne, this 125 years old hotel has recently undergone a massive refurbishment.

Dogs are welcome at the Slieve Donard, for a fee of £30 per pooch, per night. A dog bed and bowls are provided, as well as a list of favourite dog walking routes. Your dog will adore exploring the six acres of lush land, and the golden beach bordering one side of the hotel.

With a putting green on the front lawn, you can even sneak in some practice during your stay before hitting the Royal County Down course which is regularly ranked as the No. 1 course in the world by Golf Digest.

If that’s not enough, there’s a variety of restaurants to choose from at the Slieve Donard, and your dog is welcome as your dining companion in The Percy French Inn.

7. Moonfleet Manor, Dorset, England

Not just a cool name, but welcoming VIPs (Very Important Pooches) with open arms, the Moonfleet Manor hotel’s dog friendly options includes an exquisite Paws Break, which costs from £352 for a two night stay. The Paws Break includes:

  • Overnight accommodation in your choice of room or suite 
  • The full works breakfast each morning 
  • Dinner each evening (up to £28 per adult, per night)
  • Doggy Travel Pack – Pippa & Co Dog Bed, feeding bowls, tennis ball, and paw-licious treat
  • Dog residents will also have access to the spacious grounds, and lounges

A maximum of two dogs can reside in a Moonfleet Manor room for a small fee of £15 per dog, per stay. Dogs are permitted in the public areas and gardens, but not in the restaurant or veranda.

Remembering that our waggy-tailed friends are on their holidays too, you can also treat them to an extra special treat, with the Moonfleet Manor A La Bark menu or Waggy Tail Tea Time, for a delicious doggy dining experience. Who’s going to be their favourite human?!

8. Motel One Edinburgh-Royal, Edinburgh, Scotland

Positioned against the beautiful backdrop of Edinburgh’s Old Town, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Motel One Edinburgh-Royal offers dog friendly rooms for pets of any size.

If you fancy a breath of fresh air with your curious canine, how about climbing up Arthur’s Seat in Holyrood Park? Edinburgh’s very own mountain offers you a stunning view of the city, Edinburgh Castle and Calton Hill. 

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This three star dog friendly hotel in Scotland’s capital offers dog friendly accommodation for £15 per pet, per night, with guest rooms from £79.

Whichever pet friendly UK hotel you choose in 2024, have a paw-tastic trip and remember to leave a review on our site!

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