Leaving a pet behind when you go on holiday is no longer a worry-inducing experience. There are now more pet hotels than ever before, with some of them offering luxurious accommodations that would make humans turn green with envy. In the UK, there is a growing list of top-notch pet boarding facilities providing premium amenities and services for cats and dogs.
Essex Pooch Palace (Wickford)
Each of the 10 doggie bedrooms is centrally heated and has its own TV, couch, and chandelier. Canine guests are treated to day trips, a disco-themed spa, and a going-away goodie bag at this 5-star dog boarding kennel.
Rate: £21 for each dog in single accommodations; £18 per dog in double pod accommodations.
Hayfields Luxury Dog Hotel (Northamptonshire)
Spacious grounds (8 acres), deluxe beds, and a lot of love await pooches at this boutique-like accommodation. Canine guests will be taken on walks and will be given all the attention they need. This is ideal for dogs that need much exercise and a lot of space to run around in.
Rate: £35 per day or part of the day (indoor rooms); £30 per or part of the day (garden rooms).
Balneath Wood Boutique Cat Hotel (East Sussex)
This luxurious cattery boasts 9 posh designer suites for feline guests and a selection of spa packages. Each room has its own webcam that allows owners to check on their cats.
Rate: £26 (penthouse); £16 (executive suite); £14.50 (luxury suite). All suites can accommodate three felines. Penthouse suites are roomy enough to house 5 cats.
Longcroft (London, Kent, Wales, Surrey, Hertfordshire and more)
This cat hotel offers bespoke service for every feline guest. It provides grooming services and special paw massages tailored to your cat’s needs. It has the distinction of being the first luxury cattery in the industry and now has 18 branches to its name. All guests are fed gourmet fare of its choosing (e.g. fresh seafood).
Rate: £17 (large suite); £20 (extra large suite); £54 (interconnecting suites, 1-4 guests).
No More Kennels (Warrington)
Each of its 42 themed rooms is furnished with human-sized beds and high definition TVs playing doggy-themed shows. Owners can check on their pooches via cameras installed in various areas of the dog hotel. All canine guests are guaranteed human contact 24 hours a day.
Rate: £15 per dog per night.
West Lodge Cattery (Cambridgeshire)
All suites face a fish pond and are furnished with scratching posts and luxuriously padded beds. All canine guests have access to their own water fountains and dine on meals served in bone china. Feline guests are brushed daily and have a dedicated staff member at their beck and call.
Rate: £21 (Ocean Suites); £18.50 (Very Important Cat Suites); £16.50 (Themed Suites); and £13 (boarding cattery).
Clyde Valley Pet Retreat (Lanarkshire, Scotland)
Each room in this dog hotel measures 11 square metres and are furnished with double-glazed windows. Canine guests will enjoy relaxing on heated floors or incredibly soft beds whilst they listen to the radio set to their favoured station. Owners can have a look at their pooches through live webcam feeds, aside from being emailed photos and videos of their dogs. The owners of this luxury kennel will also take time to read guests a bedtime story.
Rate: £30 per day for the first dog and £20 per additional dog.
The Paw Seasons (Bristol, England)
This luxury kennel is a Grade II-listed cottage where dogs can roam around freely. Canine guests are treated to day trips to the woods or the beach. They can relax in comfortable leather sofas or soft beds whilst they wait to be fed via the food ordering service. The owner offers personalised service for all guests and only takes a limited number of dogs at a time.
Rate: Starts at £40 per night (depends on the season).
The Ings Luxury Cat Hotel (West Yorkshire)
Feline pets are treated to 5-star pampering with the luxurious amenities and services at this posh cattery. Each suite has a balcony of its own, double-glazed windows, underfloor heating, 42-inch TVs, climbing trees, and thrones. Guests will also have a pet jellyfish and firefly of their own. There are also VIP spa packages and add-on services on offer, such as bedtime storytelling and massages. Owners will know how their cats are doing through photos sent by staff.
Rate: £21 per guest (hotel suite); £28 per guest (Lodge). All suites can accommodate 4 cats.
A Gentle Reminder
Luxury pet hotels operate at the highest animal care standards. However, you should still carefully consider whether your pet is best suited to a particular upscale pet boarding facility. You can review our tips on choosing a cattery or selecting a dog boarding kennel to help you make the right choice.
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