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Taking pictures here and there. Visiting museum after museum. Tasting varieties of food from one street to another.
These are the regular experiences of tourists and residents alike in Victoria’s capital, making you realise that when you visit a city as huge as Melbourne, a day won’t be enough to explore all its natural jewels and architectural wonders.
You have the Royal Botanic Gardens and the Melbourne Zoo for the ultimate trip to nature, Victoria's State Library and the National Gallery to immerse in the state’s cultural heritage, and even unique activities, like shark diving and riding a hot air balloon over Melbourne CBD, to enjoy.
Fortunately, Melbourne also houses the most luxurious and accommodating hotels in entire Australia, ensuring you can rest comfortably after days of touring around the city. But, strangely, you still feel like something’s missing, something soft and furry— Aha! Buddy's not here to rest and enjoy the view with you. Sigh.
What’s the use of having a luxurious place to stay in when all you can think of is your fur baby left at home alone?
Well, there’s no need to be torn about this now since Melbourne is also home to hotels with suites meant to be enjoyed by humans and their dogs.
Read on and explore these dog-friendly hotels in Melbourne for your future trip to the world’s friendliest city (quite fitting, right?)!
Starting our list with QT for our cuties!
Sitting on Russell Street, QT Hotels is known for its proximity to attractions like the National Gallery and Flinders Street Station, making it a great and convenient place to stay in. What most people don’t know is that they’re also pawssionate about pets.
They adore dogs so much that they’ve developed Pup Yeah! Rooms. These are rooms tailored to accommodate you and your furry friend. These include a cute poochie mini bar with a dinner menu exclusive to your dog and designer bedding for your pup’s best sleep yet.
If you’re worried about your dog’s barking disturbing the neighbours or the mess they might cause in the room, QT has a solution for all these concerns.
The hotel deploys a housekeeping team daily for a cleaning fee of $150, hence keeping the place free from smell and sparkly clean. Plus, They’re also linked with local groomers for your pup’s pupQ treatment!
As for barking problems, QT will gladly recommend nearby spaces for walking. But dogs must always be on a leash in public spaces and never be left alone in rooms.
While they would love to book dogs of all sizes, for now, they could only accommodate one dog weighing 20 kg or under per owner to maintain the hotel’s service quality.
At the heart of the city, Citadines on Bourke rules modern hotel living. Its location allows guests and residents to get the most out of city living—concerts at Rod Laver Arena, games at the Marvel Stadium, and a rich shopping experience at Bourke Street Mall.
Completing these amenities is the hotel’s fondness for pets. Besides basic necessities like food and water bowls, Citadines also provides your dogs with treats, toys, and gifts!
Specifically, their happy Hound package entails overnight accommodation in a one-bedroom apartment and access to a rooftop courtyard. A ROOFTOP COURTYARD?!
Yes! Imagining your pup running around and having fun with a scenic view in the background? Citadines made that a reality for us.
Image: Eddie The Chihuahua
Wanna experience glamorous living with your pup?
The Langham is the place for you. Yes, it’s also here in Melbourne! After all, the Langham experience is a must for dogs everywhere.
Like any of its other branches, The Langham Melbourne is a five-star hotel resting on the beautiful banks of the Yarra River, providing it with a breathtaking view and access to popular Melbourne attractions like Crown Casino and Melbourne Cricket Ground.
But it’s not only grand from the outside. It's also bursting with luxury inside with its indoor pool, chandeliers, marble staircase, and relaxing facilities like a spa and sauna!
This luxurious place becomes even grander with its luxurious pet-friendly services, such as the provision of a pet bed, treats, food and water bowls, and a welcome kit. Additionally, they have a specialised pet concierge who can assist in arranging your visit with your furry companion.
Like QT Hotels, Langham only allows one 20-kg or under pet per guest and requires a $150 payment for its hotel stay kit.
With The Langham, your fur baby won’t have to be left behind from all the glam!
Image: Darren and Philip
A little hotel with a big personality!
Although Laneways by Ovolo is relatively less grand than most hotels on this list, it has unique and charming qualities.
The hotel offers a creative and rebellious flair, resonating with Melbourne’s finest street art. Its 48 rooms are also styled in Memphis design, making the rooms look even more vibrant.
Besides its aesthetic, Ovolo offers easy access to popular cafes, bistro-pubs (Amphlett House), and attractions like the Botanic Gardens and Melbourne Zoo since it comfortably sits on Little Bourke Street.
But what makes it even more special is its pet-friendly accommodation. With Ovolo’s V.I.Pooch package, your dog can have the time of its life as they provide only the best amenities for you and your pup.