What makes a hotel great? The service, the view, the rooms, the location….. Often it’s the little things. Sometimes it’s the sheer opulence. But on occasion, and dammit it’s always a great occasion, it’s the pooch.
There’s no category that we know of in hotel books, no little icon in the Michelin guide or tickbox to check on tripadvisor, which designates Hotels with Hounds. But when I wrote to the Trufflepig planning team to ask if they had favourite properties with pooches, the photos came pouring in. Which isn’t that surprising really, since the Trufflepig planning team is the best in the world, and while they may have access to an Awesome Powerful Computerised Automated Trip Planning Machine, in reality they rely on their brains and their memories and their personal knowledge of places and properties when they put trips together. And their emotions – it turns out they’re a bunch of softies, suckers for a four-legged receptionist or a canine concierge.
Some places may advertise themselves as dog-friendly hotels; this is a tiny glimpse into our collection of friendly-dog hotels. Enjoy.