Travelling with Pets the Red Carnation Way


We want your pets stay to be just as nice as yours. Find out the work that goes into making each pets stay so special.


31st March 2016

The Twelve Apostles Hotel

We know it isn’t always possible to leave your pets at home, and that at other times, guests simply want to be able to enjoy their time away with their pet by their side. For this reason, Red Carnation hotels welcome guests’ pets with open arms, giving them the luxury treatment they deserve, whether in London and its surrounding countryside, or in our other locations around the world.

Park Life in London

Each of our London hotels makes travelling with pets easier by giving them our five-star treatment; pet beds – complete with a turndown treat – and dog and cat toys, plus a menu of treats, ensure each dog and cat enjoys their stay. At 41 Hotel pets who stay with us receive a special welcome hamper, and on check-out you’ll be presented with a framed photo. The Milestone Hotel is ideally situated for park walks, in its location overlooking Kensington Gardens, and guests are given a map of other nearby parks and walks to set out on. The Egerton House Hotel collaborates with The Pet Spa London, so they too can be pampered during your time in London.

Woodland Games in Ireland

Not only are pets welcome at Ashford Castle, the estate is also an exceptional setting to be with your four-legged friend. The castle lies on the 350-acre Ashford Estate, encompassing vast expanses of woodland and lawns, alongside Lough Corrib. Dog sitting and walking, and a grooming service, in addition to all the amenities you could possibly need, are made available during your stay. The Lodge at Ashford Castle pulls out all the stops with its dog menu, too, with specialties like Bangers & Mash, Garfield’s Grub (salmon on toast) and Milk Choc Cappuccino.

Travelling with Pets

Coastal Exploration in South Africa

If your dog has a penchant for jumping through the waves, bring them along on your trip to The Oyster Box in Kwazulu-Natal. With pet beds and specially designed menus, you can be certain good care will be taken of your pets here. Take walks up and down the sandy coastal stretch the hotel looks out on, and take a trip to nearby Rocktail Bay, which is backed by the Maputaland Coastal Forest. Over at The Twelve Apostles Hotel and Spa in Cape Town, pet beds, bowls and pet menus are all on offer while staying in specially selected rooms.

Exploring the Green City of Geneva

At the elegant Hotel d’Angleterre in Geneva, the pet concierge make sure all visiting dogs and cats get star treatment. And in its prime location of Lake Leman’s shores, the concierge can take pets out for a walk along the waterfront, leaving you time to enjoy the hotel’s facilities. As one of Europe’s greenest cities, Geneva has as many as 50 parks, with promenades, monuments and fountains to seek out. And as this Swiss city is so well geared-up for outdoor pursuits, there are ample opportunities to get out and explore the surroundings.

Travelling with Pets

Pet Pampering in Palm Beach

The Chesterfield Palm Beach presents visiting pets with a welcome basket of toys and treats, then throughout your stay a range of pet services are on offer, from dog sitting and walking to providing the necessary amenities. Outside the hotel, the Palm Beach Lake Trail is open to dog-walkers, with a pathway leading between some of Palm Beach’s famous mansions. Dogs can be let off their lead in Pooch Pines at Okeeheelee Park where there are fountains and a wash station, too. Finally, don’t forget to take advantage of the Chesterfield’s grooming service to keep your pooch looking its best in this glamorous part of the world.

Island Exploration in Guernsey

The Old Government House Hotel & Spa rolls out the red carpet for guests’ pets with pet services covering all of their needs, as well as providing a map of the surrounding area’s parks and walks. On Guernsey, finding outdoor space to explore is never a problem though, with vast expanses of countryside, long winding trails and a coastline with small sandy bays. By the end of each day, they’ll be happy to return to the comfort of their specially made pet bed.

Travelling with Pets

The Country Walks of Dorset

VIPs (Very Important Pets) are made to feel welcome at Summer Lodge and The Acorn Inn in Dorset, with all the amenities and treats a dog could wish for. What’s more, Dorset is an outstanding place to bring four-legged friends with mile after mile of countryside to explore. From the village of Evershot set out along country trails, then come in from the outdoors and make use of the dedicated dog wash station. A 400-acre deer park at the end of the village is open to dogs on leads, with many more footpaths where they can roam freely, too.

If you’re planning to bring your pets along with you, let us know when booking your stay.

Image credits: Cover photo from Hotel d’Angleterre © Red Carnation Hotels. Pet amenities at Summer Lodge © Red Carnation Hotels. Exploring the Ashford Estate © Red Carnation Hotels. The coastline by The Oyster Box Hotel © Red Carnation Hotels. Pets are welcome at The Montague in London © Red Carnation Hotels.

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