We know you love a bit of pampering, and with some of the most luxurious spa hotels in the UK also welcoming dogs, there’s no reason you can’t bring Fido along for the ride. From country house hotels to historic guest houses and even chic inner-city digs, we’ve rounded up 10 beautiful pet friendly spa hotels where you can destress and unwind, while your pooch can also enjoy some serious creature comforts.
Now we’re yet to find a hotel that offers treatments for both dogs and owners (surely it’s just a matter of time?), but some hotels will allow dogs to be left unattended in your room. If not, make sure you bring your significant other along to be on dog-sitting duty while you’re zen-ing out!
*While all these beautiful hotels welcome dogs, please always notify the hotel in advance to let them know you are bringing your dog with you so they can ensure your room is all set up for you.
1.STAPLEFORD PARK COUNTRY HOUSE HOTEL – MELTON MOWBRAY
This glorious countryside retreat has hosted everyone from Royals to politicians and Baywatch babes. With a long tradition of English sporting pursuits and country house hospitality, dogs can just as happily roam the 500 magnificent acres of landscaped grounds, as they can enjoy a nap with you in the Drawing Room.
When you’re ready for a spot of pampering, head to the Spa, situated in the converted Victorian stable block, where you can rewind and revive in the capable hands of the team of therapists.
On hand for hounds are a dog bed, bowl and treats. Dogs are welcome on a lead in the public spaces other than the dining rooms.
2. LAKE COUNTRY HOUSE – WALES
Recently awarded the Spa Hotel of the Year by the Good Hotel Guide, the Lake Country House is a hidden gem, just waiting to be discovered. Sat on the banks of the River Irfon near Builth Wells in Wales, it is the perfect dog friendly destination with miles of beautiful walking routes to explore in and around the hotel. You might even bump into the hotel’s resident dog, Molly!
If all that walking has done you in, sink into some serious pampering at the hotel’s luxurious spa. With detoxifying mud wraps, Indian head massage, reflexology and warm bamboo therapy on offer, the only trouble will be choosing which treatment to have.
You will need to bring your own dog bedding and bowls.
3. ST PANCRAS RENAISSANCE HOTEL – LONDON
For the ultimate dog friendly city break with some pampering to boot, head to the iconic St Pancras Renaissance Hotel in London’s buzzing Kings Cross. Opt for the full St Pancras Pooch Package, including a stay in a beautiful Chambers Suite (as reviewed by StyleTails), or just have your dog stay with you in your room for a small supplement. Dogs are also welcome in the Hansom Lounge lobby bar.
Discretely located in the original underground kitchens of the St Pancras Renaissance Hotel, the hotel Spa is a Victorian-inspired haven. It won’t be long before you forget the hustle-bustle of the busy streets above and slip into a state of complete zen.
4. THE SCARLET HOTEL – CORNWALL
If fresh sea air is what you crave to recharge your batteries, then this contemporary pet-friendly spa hotel in Cornwall will have you feeling re-energised in no time. Many dog owners would argue that their pups are better behaved than most children and The Scarlet agrees. The hotel is adults-only, so you can really chill out and indulge in all kinds of relaxing diversions including cliff-top hot tubs, a natural reed-bed swimming pool and an Ayurvedic inspired spa.
The Scarlet has five dog friendly rooms, with eating and drinking bowls, a blanket and waste bags provided. They also offer homemade doggie treats in your room on arrival, the perfect snack before a dash around one of Cornwall’s dog friendly beaches.
5. RADISSON COLLECTION, ROYAL MILE HOTEL – EDINBURGH, SCOTLAND
Formerly the Hotel Missoni, you can expect both style and substance from this five-star dog friendly hotel in the historic centre of Edinburgh. Kick back in one of the chic rooms, grab an aperitivo in the famous cocktail bar, or just do nothing as you indulge in some pampering in the Spa.
Great for dogs that love to explore the sights and sounds of the city, you are right in the heart of Edinburgh’s famous Royal Mile. The Radisson Collection Royal Mile Hotel welcomes dogs in all of their rooms, with dog beds and bowls provided. Don’t forget a stylish dog coat — the winter winds are chilly up there!
6. BATH PRIORY HOTEL – BATH
You and your four-legged friend can expect a warm welcome at this beautiful country house hotel. Tucked away amidst stunning landscaped gardens in a quiet corner of Bath, it’s a world away from the hum of city life. Indulge in a meal at the Michelin starred restaurant or relax in the spa, with access to an indoor and outdoor pool, as well as sublime Elemis treatments.
There are two dog friendly rooms in the main hotel, Moringa & Foxglove, available for small breeds (must be over 10 months old), with a bowl and dog basket provided on request. You also have Royal Victoria Park right on the doorstep, so there is plenty of space to explore with your pooch.
7. SUMMER LODGE – DORSET
You’ll be spoilt for choice at this five-star Relais & Châteaux property set in the heart of Dorset. Have a splash in the indoor pool, practice your backhand on the courts or indulge in some world-class dining. In the spa, you will find a range of luxurious treatments to help you relax and unwind, including hot stone massage, reiki and Caudalie facials.
Dogs are not merely permitted, but embraced at Summer Lodge. The Pampered Pooch package includes dog bed (3 sizes available), dog bowls, treats, towels, poop bags, and even a Lily’s Kitchen dog menu. Dogs are allowed to join you in all public spaces other than the dining room.
8. BISHOPSTROW HOTEL & SPA – WARMINSTER
Located between Bath and Salisbury in the beautiful Wiltshire countryside, Bishopstrow Hotel & Spa has been a longtime favourite with dog lovers, and also made our list of the UK’s Top 10 Pet Friendly Hotels.
Set in 27 acres of established grounds boasting kitchen gardens, orchard and trout fishing from the banks of the River Wylye, as well as an award-winning restaurant and boutique spa, this is the perfect getaway for both human and hound.
9. HOMEWOOD HOTEL & SPA – BATH
Set in 10 acres of award-winning gardens and woodlands, but only six miles from beautiful Bath, Homewood Hotel & Spa is the best of all worlds. After a day of exploring with your pooch – whether in town or country, settle in the lounge for a well-deserved drink with your faithful friend.
A bed and bowl will be provided for your pooch and they are allowed to join you in all public spaces other than the restaurant.
10. CONISTON HOTEL COUNTRY ESTATE & SPA – YORKSHIRE
Head northward to the Coniston Hotel, a 4 star Yorkshire Dales destination complete with luxury dog friendly accommodation, traditional yet elegant dining, and a range of countryside sporting activities perfect to share with your pup. Exhausted from the action, take a load off in the Canadian style lodge and kick up your feet…or paws!
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