More and more hotels and guest houses are also working to make their properties more dog-friendly so that you can enjoy a relaxing stay with all that you need for your four-legged friend!
Whether you’ve got a Go Anywhere Gift Card sitting in the drawer that you are eager to redeem or gifting one to a dog lover, we’ve suggested some of our participating properties that are pet-friendly.
Bellinter House is a countryside retreat offering you the comfort and elegance of a luxury boutique hotel in the heart of the Boyne Valley. Dogs are welcome to stay in the Stable rooms which are gorgeous, the Stable rooms all have wooden beams, big skylights, and stable doors, in keeping with their previous function, and open out onto a beautiful courtyard. Your dog will feel at home, with lots of space to bring them for walks and enjoy the country scenery.
Set within a picturesque cut-stone courtyard and surrounded by ancient woodlands, The Old Stable Mews is a self-catering property on the estate. Situated a fifteen minute walk or a short drive through the estate to the Castle and the Lodge, this old coach house has been fully restored and refurbished. Many of the Old Stable Mews are suitable for dogs, offering acres of space, secluded paths and forestry trails.
Nestled amid East Cork’s woodlands, the luxury 5-Star Castlemartyr Resort is situated on 220 acres. The resort was also named the Best Pet-Friendly Hotel in Ireland, so you know your dog will love to join the family trip here. From the welcome gift and cosy doggy beds to the extensive pet concierge services, you can be sure that your pooch will be pampered during your stay!
The Vienna Woods Country House Hotel is a family-owned and family-run hotel just outside of Cork City. It is a pet-friendly property that welcomes small dogs in both the hotel and their self-catering villas. They even offer dogs their own room only, bed and breakfast and dinner rates!
With its enviable location on the Muckross Road and just a 5-minute walk from Killarney town centre, Dromhall Hotel Killarney is a luxury 4-star family-owned hotel. With acres of untouched parklands a stone throw from the hotel this is truly doggy heaven, the ideal Killarney accommodation for you and your dog. There are a number of dog-friendly rooms available at the hotel, so be sure to book in advance.
Dromoland Castle has been welcoming guests since the 16th century on a 450-acre estate. With lavish decor, indulgent dining, fabulous views and magnificent bedrooms, this is a place to feel at home - including your doggy pal! The castle has a number of rooms suitable for canine companions to relax in luxury and plenty of room to roam.
Pet friendly hotels in Dublin are not in abundance, however the stylish Dylan Hotel on Dublin's south side is dog-friendly. They have designed a program of amenities and services to ensure its four-legged guests feel right at home, including pet beds, treats and water dishes.
O’Shea's Hotel is located in the seaside town of Tramore only a short stroll from the beach and just outside of Waterford city. It is also a dog-friendly property that is perfectly situated for long walks with amazing coastal views.
Randles Hotel offers 4-star accommodation ideally located just a 5-minute walk from Killarney town centre and they have been welcoming guests since 1906. They welcome all guests including dogs and with an abundance of landscape nearby in the Kingdom, there are plenty of places for walks with incredible scenery.
Rathsallagh House is a country house set in 530 acres of peaceful parkland with its own walled garden on the Wicklow-Kildare border. Although dogs are not permitted in guest rooms, the property has a number of heated kennels near the courtyard rooms so that you can bring your dog along for the fun and explore the surroundings.
This 4-star family-owned, historic country house resort first opened as a hotel in 1883 and it is located on a 150-acre estate on the shores of the Wild Atlantic Way in Connemara. They have allocated a number of their rooms as dog-friendly so that guests can check in with their dogs.
Formerly a country mansion, the 4-star Ardilaun Hotel boasts luxury accommodation just outside of Galway city celebrating over 60 years in business. It was also named Pet-Friendly Destination of the Year in the Georgina Campbell’s Ireland Awards 2020 for their excellent service to puppy pals! The Garden Rooms are allocated for stays with dogs as they have a patio and garden area that gives them plenty of space.
The Dunloe Hotel & Gardens is a 64-acre estate near the magical Gap of Dunloe and showcases an extraordinary arboretum that leads on to the hidden ruins of the 13th century Dunloe Castle. They also cater to doggy guests and have both pet-friendly rooms and kennels to suit all dogs. Not only that, but you will be given a welcome pack full of goodies for your dog including a toy, treats and clean-up bags.
Recognised as one of Ireland’s most pet-friendly hotels, the Twelve Hotel has everything covered for your tail-wagging friend. Receive a doggie bag on arrival with toys and clean-up bags but also you’ll also have access to the Pet Lobby with toys, water bowl, bones, leashes and towels available. The hotel offers a pet-friendly suite, pet menu and doggie room service. If that isn’t enough, the hotel can provide you with details on dog sitters, walkers, groomers and boutiques plus a list of the best places for dog walks.
With no additional charges or size restrictions, the Uppercross House in Rathmines is the perfect option if you’re planning a city centre break with your canine. There is also a pet concierge service for all your dog’s needs during your stay. Outdoor dining areas are also available if you wish for your pet to join you for meals.
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- We advise contacting the property in advance to let them know that you wish to bring your dog with you to ensure that they have the availability in their dog-friendly rooms.
- Some properties only accommodate small to medium-size dogs, check this before you book.
- Certain breeds may be restricted, so check this at the time of booking.
- Most properties have a supplementary charge per night to bring your dog with you.
- Check the requirements of staying in a dog-friendly room. For example, most properties ask that you bring your dog’s food with you and proof of up-to-date vaccinations.
- You may be required to pay a deposit on arrival.