Top 10 dog friendly affordable boutique hotels


If you can't bear to leave your hound at home when heading off on holiday, check out our top dog-friendly budget boutique hotels. From a beachside retreat in East Sussex to a great value spot in central Paris - these lovely spots will welcome both you and your dog.

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1. The Gallivant – East Sussex, England

With a number of rooms opening directly onto the beachy garden and a dog-friendly area in the restaurant, this lovely spot, set just back from the golden shores of Camber Sands offers the perfect retreat for you and your pooch. Worth noting that dogs aren’t allowed on the main stretch of beach between May and September but there are plenty of other trails to explore, including the path on down to Dungeness.

Pet fee £15/pet per night

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2. Borgo della Marmotta – Umbria, Italy

Set in the rolling Umbrian countryside, you and your dog can enjoy a real slice of la dolce vita. Rooms are tastefully designed and nicely rustic – in line with the age of the buildings that house them and the countryside setting. There are plenty of lovely walks nearby, if you can drags yourselves away from the gorgeous pool and gardens, that is.

Pet fee €40/pet per stay

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3. Cháteau d’Etoges – Champagne, France

Enjoy a really rather regal setting for your stay in Champagne with a night or two at the Château d’Etoges. Dating back to the 17th century, this moated cháteau boasts its own little vineyard and sprawling parkland perfect for roaming hounds. The restaurant offers a nice bit of fine dining, so pets accordingly aren’t invited but they can re-join you when you retire to the lounge to enjoy a nightcap fireside.

Pet fee €20/pet per night

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4. The Grosvenor Arms – Shaftesbury, England

This is a decidedly stylish stop off on your way to the Southwest or, indeed, a destination in itself. Following a recent refurbishment, rooms are cool and contemporary and your pooch can join you in the bar for wood fired pizzas and cocktails. Set on the edge of Cranborne Chase Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty there are stunning walks aplenty and with a stroll up the Gold Hill you can pretend you’re in the Hovis advert.

Pet fee £10/pet per night

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Relais Clarisse Trastevere Boutique Hotel Rome Dog Friendly Blog

5. Relais Le Clarisse A Trastevere – Rome, Italy

Set in the vibrant Trastevere neighbourhood, you’re spoilt for choice on great cafes and restaurants nearby - perfect for recreating that Lady and The Tramp spaghetti scene with your pooch (or not). Anyway, this simple and charming hotel is a great base for your trip to Rome and the lovely staff will go above and beyond to ensure you and your (small and well-behaved) dog have a great stay.

Pet fee €15/pet per night

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6. Aldeia da Pedralva – Algarve, Portugal

Once a more or less abandoned village, this little cluster of white washed cottages offers an authentic slice of laid-back Algarvian life. The style here is simple and rustic and, as such, all rooms are dog-friendly with plenty of surrounding countryside and nearby beaches to explore.

Pet fee €15/pet per night

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7. Brooks Country House – Herefordshire, England

If you’re looking for a great value country retreat you’ve come to the right place. Set in gorgeous National Trust rolling parkland, this is a place of long walks, fresh air and evenings spent fireside with a glass of something chilled. There are a couple of dog-friendly options, namely those that open onto the pretty courtyard and with a bed and box of treats included, your pooch will feel very welcome indeed.

Pet fee £10/pet per night

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Doris and Dicky Leonardo Trulli Resort Puglia Dog Friendly Boutique Hotels Blog

8. Leonardo Trulli Resort – Puglia, Italy

Enjoy a truly (no pun intended) Puglian experience with a stay at Leonardo Trulli Resort. Offering unfailingly charming service, delicious food and the most inviting of pools – there are few better spots to escape to and, what’s more, you’re more than welcome to bring your dog. Surrounded by picturesque countryside, there are walks aplenty and some gorgeous beaches to explore further afield.

Pet fee €15/pet per night

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9. Le 20 Prieuré Hotel – Paris, France

This sweet and simple spot a stone’s throw from Canal Saint-Martin and Le Marais offers unbeatable value for your stay in Paris. What it lacks in design it certainly makes up for in service with some of the friendliest staff around and your dog is most welcome too with all rooms dog-friendly and a couple boasting a little patch of outdoor space.

Pet fee €10/pet per night

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10. Rosa Et Al Townhouse – Porto, Portugal

You’d be hard pushed to find a more stylish boutique bolthole that also welcomes your pooch. Whilst it’s only small dogs (sub 15kg) allowed – it’s unsurprising given the size of the place with the townhouse boasting just 7 rooms. There’s a sweet little garden, perfect for sun-drenched breakfasts with your dog and we’d recommend going Deluxe, to bag yourself a little veranda.

Pet fee €35/pet per night

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NB. When travelling with your dog - always check with the hotel on their policy regarding size and whether only specific rooms are dog-friendly.


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