With National Dog Day taking place on 26 August, there’s never been a better occasion to spoil your VIP (Very Important Pet) with a luxury hotel experience. All 17 luxury hotels in the Red Carnation Hotel Collection are renowned for their pet-friendly services; however three UK hotels in particular go above and beyond to make hotel stays memorable for the whole family.
A Doggy Afternoon Tea: The Egerton House Hotel, Knightsbridge
The five star Egerton House Hotel in the heart of Knightsbridge offers a Doggy Afternoon Tea, specially created for our four-legged friends, and has recently enhanced the offering by adding a “Pawsecco” drink option for the pooch in your life. The Doggy Afternoon Tea is served in The Egerton’s elegant Drawing Room, and includes a pooch-pleasing selection of treats, such as chicken and beef meatloaf, homemade dog biscuits, dog ice cream and a special chew toy to take home. Guests can also enjoy their own afternoon tea, comprising a tempting assortment of delicate finger sandwiches and pastries, freshly baked scones with thick clotted cream and fruit preserves, accompanied by an extensive selection of JING teas and coffees. The hotel’s new Doggy Afternoon Tea birthdays parties have become extremely popular, with pups often turning up in their ‘Sunday Best’, with bow ties and ribbons for the occasion!
Doggy Afternoon Tea at The Egerton House Hotel is priced at £25 per dog, Traditional Afternoon Tea is priced form £45 per person.
A luxury staycation with man’s best friend: The Milestone Hotel, Kensington
The five star Milestone Hotel in Kensington offers a selection of ‘Pet services’ to ensure furry friends have the time of their lives on holiday. Services include; a custom-made Milestone Hotel pet bed, cushions duvets or floor mat, “Do Not Disturb/Pet Sleeping” card, food and water bowl with fresh mineral water, a special in-house Pet Menu and of course, a turndown treat. The head concierge and his team are also available for services such as dog walking, dog sitting and even birthday celebrations! With Kensington Gardens located just across the road for “walkies”, The Milestone is the best location in London for a luxury weekend away with a four-legged friend.
Double rooms at The Milestone Hotel start from £405 per night.
A country escape: The Acorn Inn, Dorset
For dogs (and owners) seeking a country escape, The Acorn Inn in the charming chocolate-box town of Evershot in Dorset couldn’t be more perfect. Dogs are most welcome in all areas of the Inn. There are dog water bowls just by the bar and the barman also has a special stash of complimentary dog biscuits to keep them happy! There is a little beer garden outside and in the bedrooms, guests will find a water bowl, doggy towel, dog treats and a dog friendly guide to the area. There are so many wonderful walks right on the hotel’s doorstep, including a stunning 400 acre deer park at the bottom of the village and countless footpaths over fields and hills in every direction.
Double rooms at The Acorn start from £99 per night, and £12 per dog, per night.