Living in luxury: top dog-friendly accommodation in Sydney
The puppy dog eyes, the guilt-trips...holidays just aren’t the same when you have to leave your furry friend behind. After all, why should we be the only ones who get to enjoy the luxurious life? Luckily for pampered pooches, these stunning pet-friendly destinations are bucking the trend and opening their doors to guests of the furry variety!
The Medusa Hotel
Decked out with opulent furnishings and bolder-than-life colour schemes, this boutique hotel in the heart of Darlinghurst is a design-lover’s dream with a dog-friendly twist. Perfect for the pooch with an eye for interiors, the hotel includes several ground floor rooms dedicated to guests with doggos, with a central courtyard to ensure your pooch has plenty of place for exploring. Just make sure you give the hotel owners a head’s up in advance to let them know you’ll be bringing your furry friend along.
For pooches with a taste for the finer things in life, it doesn’t get much more luxurious than The Langham in Millers Point. Known for its fine-dining offerings, lavish interiors and breathtaking views of Sydney’s cityscape, this hotel’s five-star service extends far beyond its two-legged guests. Dogs and cats under 20kgs are invited to join in the staycation thanks to the hotel’s Pampered Pets Program, with comfy beds, gourmet goodies and signature Langham water bowls amongst some of the creature comforts on offer. Pets will even be treated to their own room service menu, with gourmet offerings like Lassie’s Favourite (Roast Angus Beef), Woof Woof (slow cooked beef ragout) and Meow Meow (poached salmon) for feline friends.
The Larmont by Lancemore
For something a little more low key (but equally as beautiful), this eclectic hotel in the heart of Pott’s Point has everything your pooch will need for a well-earned weekend break. The hotel has it’s very own pet-friendly floor, with four dog-friendly courtyard rooms ready and waiting for furry guests. All pups are greeted with a welcome treat, a plush place to sleep, and plenty of pats from the pooch-loving staff, so you can ensure they’ll receive the VID treatment the moment they step through the door. If you’re in need of a little liquid relaxation, head down to local dog-friendly bar, Gazebo, for one or two cocktails whilst your pooch indulges in their special doggie menu.
Pier One, Walsh Bay
If an iconic location is what you’re after, it doesn’t get much better than a hotel perched right under the Harbour Bridge, especially when said hotel welcomes guests of the four-legged kind! Pooches visiting Pier One Sydney Harbour will be greeted with their own bed, water bowl and toy...and if you’re really willing to push the boat out, a minibar full of dog-friendly snacks. Best of all, their pet-friendly rooms offer direct access to the pier, so you don’t have to venture far at all for the best morning walks Sydney has to offer.
The Hughenden Boutique Hotel
For a pet-friendly option with a dose of decadence, The Hughenden Boutique Hotel in Woollahra is well and truly fit for furry royalty. Housed in a stunning Victorian residence with a refurbished edge, the venue includes six pet-friendly rooms and an extensive list of fur-friendly activities for tail-wagging travellers. As well as pet-sitting and dog-walking services, you’ll have the option to plan a trip to the Doggy Day Spa for your pampered pooch...the perfect distraction whilst you enjoy a tipple or two at the hotel’s speakeasy bar!
If you’re a big believer in zodiac signs, you’ll be interested to see what your stars have in store for you and your pooch at this fur-friendly hotel in Chinatown. Housed in a heritage-listed building, the venue has undergone a stylish refurbishment, re-emerging with a unique twist courtesy of a collaboration with leading Astrologer, Damian Rocks. Zodiac-themed “do not disturb” signs, personalised city guides and flavoured teas to match your star sign are just some of the unique offerings available for aspiring astrologers, but the best thing of all is they don’t discriminate against doggos! The Ultimo’s courtyard rooms are perfect for fur-friends under 20kgs, and Mary Ann Street Park is only a short walk away if you’re after a picturesque stroll with your pooch.
Lilianfels Blue Mountains Resort & Spa, Blue Mountains
For anyone venturing out of the city on their fur-friendly break, this award-winning resort and spa retreat is well worth the extra wait. Nestled amongst the stunning scenery of the Blue Mountains National Park, the stylish stay offers panoramic views of Jamieson Valley, luxurious interiors, and a whole lot of pup-friendly perks. As part of the their ‘bring your own dog’ package, your furry pal will be welcomed with a water bowl, a gourmet treat, and comfy bedding so they can curl up and enjoy a good night’s rest before exploring the beautiful bushlands nearby .
From luxury away to luxury at home
At Pooky & Boo, we believe luxury shouldn’t just be a holiday treat. Our designer dog beds have been custom designed and handcrafted from high-quality fabrics with the aim of bringing that little bit of luxury into the pet-friendly home. Perfect for the interior-conscious pooch, our dog bed designs are inspired by contemporary trends in textiles, colour and pattern to give your home a modern, eclectic edge.
Visit the Pooky & Boo website to view our latest dog bed designs.