If you are looking for a luxurious pet-friendly staycation in the heart of Melbourne’s Southbank, then The Langham Melbourne Pampered Pet package is for you.
Recently I took Darcy to stay at The Langham Melbourne for a special treat and share some tips to help ensure that you and your dog are well prepared and can abide by some basic hotel etiquette so as to not disturb other guests.
Basic tips for staying in a pet-friendly hotel
Dogs must be on leash anytime your pet is in a public area within the hotel including the main entrance and check-in.Cats are welcome at The Langham Melbourne too, so it is recommended they are brought in and out of the hotel in a cat carry box.
Never leave your pet alone outside.
Make sure your pet is up to date with their vaccinations, flea and worming treatments, and take along their favourite toys or a blanket to help them feel a little more comfortable in their new surroundings.
Don’t forget their food and treats, poo bags and any medications and check anything else you may need to bring.
You won’t be able to leave your dog alone in your bedroom either, so plan ahead and book a local pet sitter.
When choosing a hotel stay in particular with your dog, it’s important you get on top of any behavioural issues such as barking, jumping or reactivity. This is vital for your own, your dog’s and other guest’s comfort and safety.
It’s important that your dog is toilet trained and that you take them regularly outside to do their business and look out for any signs that they might need to go such sniffing around the room, tucking in their bottom or cocking their leg. If you do, quickly interrupt them and take them outside.
Things to do while staying at The Langham Melbourne
The Langham Melbourne’s location is perfect for exploring the city with your pooch.
There are plenty of outdoor cafes and restaurants so check which ones welcome pets.
You can take a cruise with your pet and you are also just a short stroll to the Royal Botanic Gardens.
At The Langham Melbourne, pets are supplied with a Langham-branded pet bed and Langham-branded dining bowls for use while in residence.
You can purchase these as a memento of your stay if you wish.
Their pet-friendly rooms includs a Deluxe Balcony room, Executive Terrace Suite just for dogs, which is this one Darcy and I stayed in, or Deluxe River Corner King room for cats only.
Only one dog or cat can stay at The Langham per room, so make sure you give them a call or check their website for any other restrictions before booking.
Pet menu items are also available for purchase through in-room dining.
The Langham Melbourne Pampered Pets Package
The Langham Melbourne Pampered Pets staycations are available from $620.00 per night.
This includes valet parking for 1 car, breakfast in bed for up to 2 people each day, a welcome amenity for your pet, the use of the Langham branded pet bed and bowl, and more.
Learn more about The Langham Melbourne Pampered Pets Package HERE.
About the Author: Lara Shannon is a NDTF certified dog behaviourist and trainer, Executive Producer and Host of Pooches at Play on Channel 10 and editor of Poochesatplay.com. Lara also runs her own dog training and boarding business in Melbourne’s Bayside area and is the Author of Eat, Play, Love Your Dog.