The best pet-friendly stays around Australia | Shambhala @ Byron

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We’ve found the best pet-friendly stays around Australia for a stay that is not only luxurious for us, but for our furry friends too, look no further than these pet-friendly stays.

We all love our pets and when booking a holiday, trying to figure out where our pets will stay is the most complicated part. Well, not anymore. We’ve found the best pet-friendly accommodation options all across Australia so your pet can come and unwind with you.

Pet-friendly accommodation NSW


The first of the best pet-friendly stays around Australia is Shambhala at Byron. In the exclusive enclave of Belongil Beach Shambhala is Byron Bay’s best kept secret for those seeking ambience, uniqueness, indulgence and a beach front to walk your dog. It is a spectacular private oasis that is only a few kilometres from the centre of Byron.

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Four Seasons Hotel Sydney’s Paw-fection package pampers all furry friends, providing exclusive perks including a plush dog bed, gourmet treats, an Aussie-themed toy, and natural dog bath amenities. Plus, the team can provide dog-sitting or dog-walking services highlighting the best pooch-friendly parks in the area.

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The pawfect escape. (Image: Four Seasons Sydney)


If you wanted to treat yourself to a luxury night or two away, you no longer have to choose between that and your beloved pet! Guests at the Langham Sydney can bring their pooch (up to 20 kilos) or cat for a stay. With Langham Sydney’s Pampered Pets Staycation your pet will receive their own plush bed to match yours! Pet-sitting and afternoon teas for you and your pet are also available. This is second of the list – the best pet-friendly stays around Australia.


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The Langham offers a luxurious stay for your pet. (Image: The Langham)


The third of the best pet-friendly stays around Australia is Pier One. Pier One welcomes canine guests into its Water View rooms with the Puppy Package, where they will enjoy their own bed, food bowl and water bowl, plus a $5 donation to the RSPCA is included in the price. For even more luxury, opt for a doggy minibar loaded with dog-friendly snacks or take your pup to The Gantry Restaurant for a doggy degustation. There is no weight limit for the dogs, and you can bring two!

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$5 of your stay will go to the RSPCA. (Image: Pier One)


Let your puppy live its best life with InterContinental Double Bay’s Pet Stay package. With a dog bed in the lounge room, and water and feed bowls in the bathroom, they will be relaxing just like you. Plus, there is a fancy pet-friendly menu if you want to go that extra mile.

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Taking a walk… (Image: InterContinental Double Bay)


Both Bannisters by the Sea in Mollymook and Bannisters Port Stephens have pet-friendly rooms that will have your pup loving life. Not only will you get to indulge in the luxurious Bannisters, but you’ll also be accompanied by your little best friend.


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Classic pet-friendly room at Bannisters by the Sea. (Image: Bannisters Mollymook)



Spicers Sangomo Retreat is one of the best pet-friendly stays around Australia. Don’t just enjoy the stunning Blue Mountains surrounds with your human friends, bring your furry friend along too! At Spicers Sangoma Retreat, the Pooch Package gives your dog a plush dog bed, lead, doggie bags, water bowl, food bowl, blanket and dog treats in the luxury Bush Suite.

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What a view for you and your pup! (Image: Spicers Retreat)


Pet-friendly accommodation Victoria


Zagame’s House is a boutique hotel in Carlton where fur babies are just as welcome as you with the Fur Friendly package! They’ll be treated to a bag of goodies upon arrival and a free ‘Furry Movie of the Month’.

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Nothing better than relaxing with a mani. (Image: Wasamedia)



Plus, experience the seasonal menu of culinary dishes designed by renowned chef, Chris Bonello. If it’s your pup’s cup of milk, there are also bonding sessions available with Zagame’s Dog of the House, Hugo the Groodle – what a treat!

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Warming ourselves up. (Image: Wasamedia)


Once home to the station’s shearers and cooks, these renovated cottages, owned and operated by the two-hatted Royal Mail Hotel down the road, offer all the outdoor space your small friend could want… plus wooden floors so they’re allowed inside, too

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Cosy up with your pet! (Image: Emily Weaving)



Pet-friendly accommodation Queensland


Ovolo The Valley’s V.I.Pooch takes care of both you and your dog. Offering an indulgent experience, complete with amenities (and treats!) to pamper you and your pooch like a true VIP. The V.I.Pooch holiday accommodation package provides a doggy bed where your furry buddy can snuggle and relax like a real boss, an eating/drinking mat and food bowl so they can feast in style, a doggy bag with specially designed dog toys and treats, and dog-friendly staff on hand to provide assistance when you need it.

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Just hanging out at Ovolo The Valley. (Image: @bozzie.the.aussie)



Fur babies deserve to enjoy life’s little luxuries just as much as we do. The dog-friendly Crystalbrook Bailey Residences are located on the first floor, with access to a courtyard or balcony, so your four-legged pals can stretch their legs and soak up some tropical Queensland rays.

Just a short walk to the Cairns Esplanade, there are plenty of grasslands and parks for you to explore so now you can enjoy a guilt-free holiday with your best mate.

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Ready for a day on the reef. (Image: Crystalbrook Bailey)



Quest Robina has six exclusive pooch-friendly apartments on the ground floor, decked out with pet futon, food and water bowls, lounge cover, treat on arrival, and their very own outdoor terrace to roam and play in, these apartments are a slice of doggie heaven. There is even a personalised pooch guide available to help you find all the top local spots that are pet-friendly.

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Soaking in those Gold Coast rays! (Image: Quest Robina)


Pet-friendly accommodation SA


Pups are welcomed with open arms at Hilton, Adelaide – as long as they weigh less than 35 kilograms. They must also be on a lead or in a carrier whenever in public areas and mustn’t be left unattended. The ‘Dog-Friendly Package’ must be booked, and the hotel will charge you a $500 refundable deposit in case of any accidents that may occur – so allow for plenty of outside walks.

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Room service breakfast for a King. (Image: @sesamesuperhiro)



The Mayfair Hotel is one of the best pet-friendly stays around Australia. The Mayfair Hotel’s Luxe Pets program offers five-star treatment for your four-legged friend. Available in the Deluxe King Rooms or Superior Queen Access Rooms, a Luxe Pets stay includes a comfy pet bed, food and water bowls, pet food and snacks, and a cheeky toy too. Maximum 2 pets per room. 20kg weight limit applies, but larger dogs may be allowed at management’s discretion.

Pet-friendly accommodation WA


QT Perth says Pup Yeah! to doggy visitors under 20kg. The pet-friendly rooms come with fetching features, including a mini-bar packed with treats, and decadent in-room dogs’ dinner menus designed by QT Head of Treats Andrew Barkham. It also has bespoke pupQ grooming leaving your bestie washed and looking gorgeous! QT Perth is one of the best pet-friendly stays around Australia.

Pet-friendly accommodation ACT


Mercure Canberra accepts pets of all shapes and sizes, and the pet-friendly rooms feature a private courtyard accessible via your own French doors making nighttime bathroom breaks for your pet a breeze.

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Pippa being pampered by the pool. (Image: Mercure Canberra)

Prior to booking your stay, be sure to contact the hotel first so that they may approve your pet. Note that bringing your pet may also incur extra fees for the dog-friendly amenities and services offered by these hotels. 










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