When you can’t imagine a holiday without your favourite furry friend, pet-friendly hotels that offer dog-friendly stays are just the answer.
Travelling with your dog just got much easier with the pet-friendly Ovolo V.I.Pooch program offering dog-friendly hotel rooms across Australia.
The pet-friendly rooms come with a plush dog bed, a no-mess eating and drinking mat, and separate food and water bowls. The rooms can accommodate up to two furry friends at Ovolo Hotels around Australia and in Hong Kong.
We test drove a dog-friendly room at Ovolo the Valley. It certainly got a five-paw star rating from Miss Bella, my five-year-old cockalier (cocker spaniel/King Charles cavalier cross). Miss Bella inspects her room and the neighbourhood around Ovolo The Valley in the video below.
Sleeping at a dog-friendly hotel
The first-floor room we stayed in was spacious enough for a quick game of fetch and also included an outdoor balcony which came with a patch of fake grass.
Human Ovolo guests are welcomed with a Loot Bag full of snacks, so an Ovolo V.I.Pooch also enjoys a designer ‘Doggy Bag’ containing woof-worthy dog toys, healthy dog snacks and handy poop bags to take along on walks.
There’s a comfy king-size bed for the humans and plenty of extra seating areas.
Extras include a free minibar stocked with beer and wine, free internet and a wide range of viewing options on the television.
Want some music? Simply ask Alexa, and she will play your heart’s desire, although you could do worse than staying on Radio Ovolo via Spotify. Its 80s tracks will surely put you in the party mood.
Put on your bathrobe and slippers, sit back and watch your fave Netflix programs until you head out for a night on the town.
Lots of little dog-friendly stay extras
There’s a Nespresso machine for that early morning coffee and if you have exhausted your loot bag and need a late-night snack, head down to the lolly jars near reception. Here you can fill a paper cup with freckles, jubes and sour kisses.
Exploring the pet-friendly hood
We set out to explore Fortitude Valley’s James Street and found plenty of dog-friendly stops. See below for places to eat and drink with your dog.
On our morning walk around the Emporium complex, we found where all the cool pups shop at Fortitude Valley Vet. They have an extensive range of colours (plenty for redheads) with bandanas and even dog hats. If you are travelling with a feline furry friend as well, they offer cat boarding.
It doesn’t get more pawsome!
Pet-friendly eateries around Ovolo The Valley
You don’t have to look far to find some great places to eat, drink and explore with your pooch around Ovolo The Valley when enjoying a dog-friendly stay.
- Open for breakfast and lunch, Buzz Bistro has plenty of outdoor dining.
- Grill’d is where you can enjoy a burger or try Guzman Y Gomez for your Mexican fix. Both with outdoor dining areas.
- Right next door to Ovolo The Valley, coffee shop Societe is their breakfast buffet too. Outside tables mean you can enjoy a cappuccino and breakfast while you browse the papers.
- For a night of memorable Italian food, bag one of the outdoor tables at Tartufo and settle in for a treat.
In James Street
- We went for an evening wander around the James Street shopping precinct and stopped for a footpath table drink from the wine list at Bucci Restaurant and Bar.
- Dinner was a burger from Ribs & Burgers, and we finished with a gelato dessert from Messina.
This im-paw-sibly cute Ovolo V.I.Pooch offer will provide pet-friendly accommodation in every Ovolo hotel for an additional cost of $80 per night. The cheapest room rate I could find is $203 (June 2019), and you’ll need to valet car parking $45 per night or take your chances on the street.
Ovolo The Valley is located at 1000 Ann Street, Fortitude Valley.
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About Ovolo Hotels
“Dog-friendly rooms across Ovolo? Why not?! Most decline to welcome prized pooches to their properties, particularly in Hong Kong, but we’re not most hotels,” says Girish Jhunjhnuwala, Founder and CEO of Ovolo Hotels Group.
“We’re thrilled to offer this unique perk to extend our ethos of effortless living. Trips are more fun with your best friend, so why put your V.I.Pooch in a kennel? Your furry friend can snuggle into their own bed and dig into a special doggie bag curated just for them.”
The company has four hotels in Hong Kong, and six hotels across Sydney, Melbourne, Canberra and Brisbane.
For more information visit Ovolo Hotels.
Disclaimer: Ed+bK and her dog stayed as a guest of Ovolo Hotels