With travel plans halted for the foreseeable, whisk yourself (and your pet) away for a luxurious night at one of these pet-friendly hotel destinations.

Forced to change the way we travel this year, the ongoing pandemic has meant that Hong Kongers are looking to unwind closer to home. With endless luxury lodgings on our doorstep, we’re never far from booking a weekend retreat at some of the top hotels in the city. For some pet-owners however, a night away can be at the expense of paying for pet-sitters or asking for a favour from friends; however, there’s no need to leave your fury friend behind this time.

Expect five-star offerings and an exceptional experience — pup in tow — with the best pet-friendly staycations on offer.

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The Murray, Hong Kong

Those with smaller dogs under 10kg can lap up offerings from The Murray’s ‘Pawsome Staycation’ which promises not only an overnight stay in one of its exclusive rooms, but a complimentary afternoon tea experience for two alongside alfresco daily breakfast, complimentary overnight parking and HKD$900 dining credit to spend as you wish.

The Murray, 22 Cotton Tree Drive, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3141 8888

Rosewood Hong Kong

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At a surcharge of HKD$300 (guide dogs are exempt), Rosewood Hong Kong hotel invites all pets and pet owners for a lavish and memorable stay. Upon arriving, four-legged guests will be treated to a selection of special amenities that promise to pamper. A sumptuous pet bed, ProVet toy and specially curated gourmet pet menu will be available upon arrival, with the addition of a guide to local dog-friendly restaurants, bars and parks recommended by the concierge team.

Rosewood Hong Kong, 18 Salisbury Road, Tsim Sha Tsui, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 3891 8888

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong

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Welcoming pets up to 4.5kg, Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong is curating its signature staycations to cater to dogs across Hong Kong. All pooches are provided with a gourmet food menu, soft sleeping mat and toy, as well as dog walking services. Alongside this, owners can enjoy HK$1,000 dining or spa credit when booking a room or HK$1,288 when booking a club room or suite per stay, as well as daily breakfast for two.

Mandarin Oriental, Hong Kong, 5 Connaught Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 2522 0111

The Ritz Carlton, Hong Kong

The ‘Pawfect Stay’ package by The Ritz Carlton is the perfect excuse to book in for a relaxing long weekend with your pets. Allowing up to two pets per room, each booking includes complimentary pet-friendly comforts such as cosy beds, water and food bowls, plush toys, welcome treats and pet wipes. Relax in-room and take in panoramic views while enjoying 20 percent savings on room services (excludes the pet-friendly menu) or head over to nearby West Kowloon Nursery Park for a scenic afternoon walk.

If you’d like to indulge in the spa or dine in restaurants which require your pet to remain in your room, The Ritz Carlton also offer pet sitting services for your ease of mind.

The Ritz Carlton, 1 Austin Road West, Kowloon, Hong Kong, +852 2263 2263

Ovolo Hotels, Hong Kong

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When it comes to pet-friendly staycations, Ovolo spares no expense to ensure that both owner and pet are treated like VIPs. The V.I.Pooch package offers an indulgent experience and stress-free getaway, equipping you with home comforts and plenty of perks. Guests can expect a plush pet bed, water and food bowl, a bag filled with specially designed dog toys and treats, as well as staff on hand to provide assistance when you need it. All Ovolo locations are pet-friendly, but is only able to accommodate up to two dogs per room, with a HKD$500 charge per additional pet per night.

Ovolo Southside, 64 Wong Chuk Hang Road, Southside, Hong Kong, +852 3460 1800; Ovolo Central, 2 Arbuthnot Road, Central, Hong Kong, +852 3755 3000

Lexi Davey
Managing Editor
A typical ‘third culture’ kid, Lexi spent the best part of her life between Hong Kong and Malaysia. A self-confessed heliophile with a thirst for travel and adventure, she moved home to foster a career in digital editing and lifestyle copywriting. Loves include: commas, nervous laughter and her rescue pup, Wella