In those rare moments when you travel without your pets, you want to make sure they receive the best care. Expatica recommends four top-notch hotels in and around Madrid and Barcelona for your pets.
August is an extremely popular month to pack up and head for the beach with the family. Unfortunately not every holiday destination is in love with your pet as you are.
What happens then? Luckily there are places dedicated to solving such a dilemma.
Pet hotels in Spain are usually located just outside of the city to allow ample room for your pets to run around. These aren’t always your typical prison-lookalike kennels. Instead, some of the places really live up to the hotel name!
Barcelona- Hotel Dos Rosas Canino
This hotel is located in Montnegre Natural Park where the weather never goes above 30 degrees Celsius even in the summer. They also provide special veterinarian care and grooming services upon request. This dog hotel is so exclusive that it only accommodates 20 guests at a time so book early to avoid disappointment.
Prices range from €20 a day for a stand in the low season to €28 a day for a heated room in winter high season. Visit their website for more details.
Barcelona- Hotel Caní El Vilà
In comparison to some of the other hotels on this list, this hotel is a lot more low-key, providing the basic amenities; lots of room to run around, veterinary services, and a pool in the hot summer months. They also provide free pick up services for pets staying longer than a month.
This is another pretty exclusive one, allowing up to 25 dogs at a time because the hotel doubles as an animal shelter and adoption centre.
Price: From €23 a night for the mini suite to € 50 a night for the master suite for one pet. Anything more than 21 days, you should call and consult first.
Madrid (Toledo) – Bestcan Hotel Canino
Although it’s not in Madrid centre, Toledo is approximately an hour away, and far enough from the city to allow for ample running room for your dogs.
This hotel also goes all out in the amenities for your pets like heat (winter), swimming in summer, automatic water filters and, most interestingly, music and TV. They have a puppy park and even a “medieval suite”.
Along with 24 hour veterinarian services, the hotel boasts of providing the best pet food twice a day, or three times if they are puppies.
They even provide a collection and drop off service for residents of Madrid, Toledo and Ávila. Maximum 40 dogs at a time.
Prices range from €20 a day (standard) to €32 a day (medieval suite) during high season, but discounts are available. If you book in more than one dog, you will get a discount.
There is a range of feeding, training and barbershop options available at an extra cost.
Madrid (Sebastian de los Reyes) – Mascohotel
This hotel just north of Madrid caters for both dogs and cats (though separated). Like the best of human hotels, this hotel has individual suites complete with webcams so you can know what’s going on at all times. Also, this hotel boasts a canine spa and jacuzzi, an exercise course, music chill-out, massages and a grooming service.
Prices are €17 for dogs per day and €9.50 a day for cats. €3 a day extra for webcam service. Additional services and treatments are extra.
Malaga – Tiny Dog Hotel
Based in Marbella, this pet hotel offers both boarding and day care to small breeds of dog (maximum 8kgs in weight and no more than 30cm high at the top of the shoulder blades, so Great Danes need not apply).
The hotel includes a recreation area, a dog gym, chill-out beds and plenty of toys. There’s even a spa and pamper club for stressed-out dogs.
Prices are €20 a night for the hotel and between €10-18 for day care. Grooming services are extra and there are discounts for long stays and multiple pets.
Malaga – Posh Pets
Another facility that provides for both dogs and cats, located in Costa del Sol. The “Boutique Dog Hotel” features air-conditioned rooms with large dog beds, a paddling pool and a sensory garden. The cattery, which for obvious reasons is well separated from the dog hotel, has plush individual rooms that come with climbing frames, cat trees, toys and music.
Other services offered include grooming, training and a pick up & return service for those who don’t live close by.
Prices are €15 a day for dogs and €9.50 a day for cats, with a minimum stay of 2 days. For a “kindergarten stay” of 24 hours or less, there is a €2 surcharge per pet.
Prices are correct at the time of writing.