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Dog friendly hotels VIC – Luxury dog friendly accommodation VIC

Dog friendly hotels VIC

We wrote this article on the best dog friendly hotels VIC and luxury dog friendly accommodation VIC so people could find places to stay when they travel around Australia.

Dog friendly hotels Victoria

We have covered the following areas for pet friendly hotels in Victoria.

Gippsland & High Country

Mallacoota, Lakes Entrance, Bairnsdale, Sale and Morwell

Melbourne & beyond

Greater Melbourne, Daylesford and Macedon Ranges, Yarra Valley, Dandenongs, Mornington Peninsular and Phillip Island

Geelong, The Bellarine, Great Ocean Road & The Grampians

Geelong, Bellarine Peninsula, Great Ocean Road, Portland and The Grampians

The Gold Fields & The Murray

Mildura, Swan Hill, Echuca, Bendigo and Ballarat.

We hope you have lots of fun planning and have a great ‘holiday at home.’

 

 


Gippsland & High Country

Shanti Relaxation Retreat – Briagolong

Shanti Relaxation Retreat – Briagolong

Briagolong is a small Gippsland town around 20km north of Maffra.

There are reserves, a heritage walk, art gallery and even a wellness cottage.

It is a peaceful and relaxing part of the world and to add to that relaxation level is this retreat.

The property is dog friendly at no cost and a limit of 1 dog per room.

PH: 03 5145 5528 or 0401 026 091

Book by phone or online through all the major accommodation booking platforms.

304 Marathon Rd, Briagolong, VIC 3860

 

 


Elmore Victoria Hotel Motel – Elmore (The High Country)

Elmore Victoria Hotel Motel – Elmore (The High Country)

Elmore is a small country town north-east of Bendigo in the High Country.

This is an Aussie-style country hotel motel with parking and an onsite restaurant.

They are dog friendly but it would be best to confirm prior to booking.

PH: 03 5432 6002

Book by email at or online through all the major accommodation booking platforms.

60 Railway Rd, Elmore, VIC 3558

Melbourne & beyond

(includes Daylesford & Macedon Ranges, Yarra Valley & Dandenongs, Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island)

 

 


Best Western Melbourne City Hotel

Best Western Melbourne City Hotel

What a find; a hotel at a reasonable price right in the heart of Melbourne CBD and everything that city has to offer.

It is even more surprising to find they are dog friendly, subject to availability in the designated Courtyard room.

There are terms and conditions and you should discuss those with the hotel prior to booking.

PH: 03 9621 3333 or 1800 816 168

Bookings online through http://www.bestwesternmelbourne.com.au/

16 Spencer Street, CBD Melbourne, VIC 3000

Geelong, The Bellarine, Great Ocean Road & The Grampians

Best Western Colonial Village Motel – Warrnambool

Best Western Colonial Village Motel - Warrnambool

We struggled to find any dog friendly hotels in this region.

However, we did discover this motel in Warrnambool.

The motel has free parking and WIFI, tennis court, cable or satellite TV, with some rooms also having a kitchenette.

Pets may be accepted and you will need to gain approval prior to making your booking.

PH: 03 5562 1455 or 1800 780 7234

Bookings online through https://www.bestwestern.com/en_US/book/hotels-in-warrnambool/best-western-colonial-village-motel/propertyCode.97433.html

31 Mortlake Road, Warrnambool, VIC 3280

 

 


Royal Mail Hotel – Dunkeld (The Grampians)

Royal Mail Hotel – Dunkeld (The Grampians)

Dunkeld is a lovely small town in the Grampians with amazing scenery, and some amazing arts and crafts.

The multi-award winning Wickens Restaurant with its 1.2HA kitchen garden is and just happens to be part of the Royal Mail Hotel.

The hotel has several different accommodation options including the Mt Sturgeon Cottages with 1 or 2-bedrooms; featured on their main website.

They are dog friendly, but are around 3KM from the hotel.

These cottages are renovated but without TV or phone reception, which my actually sound like bliss if wanting to get away from it all.

Dogs are subject to prior approval and do attract an additional cost.

Here is a link to their current terms and conditions, including their dog policy; https://royalmail.com.au/terms-and-conditions/

PH: 03 5577 2241

Bookings by phone, email to or online through https://royalmail.com.au/stay/

98 Parker Street Dunkeld, VIC 3294

 

 


The Gold Fields & The Murray

The Stables at Byronsvale – north west of Bendigo

The Stables at Byronsvale – north west of Bendigo

The Stables are situated within the Byronsvale Vineyard which we thought would make a change from a hotel.

There are only 3 very stylish apartments.

Any dogs would need to be discussed and management approval given prior to booking.

PH: 03 5447 3496 or 0427 576 882

Enquiries by email at or book online through https://byronsvale.com.au/

51 Andrews Road (via Edwards Road), Maiden Gully, VIC 3551

 

 


Sea Lake Motel – near Lake Tyrrell

Sea Lake Motel – near Lake Tyrrell

Sea Lake is around 74km west from Swan Hill in the Mallee District.

It is the main township for many wheat farms in the area and is also on the Silo Art Trail which has become a popular attraction.

The motel is pet friendly by prior arrangement and as there me be an additional charge it would be best to contact them before making a booking in this dog friendly hotels VIC.

PH: 0418 487 188

Enquiries by email to or bookings online through http://www.sealakemotel.com.au/

93 Railway Avenue, Sea Lake, VIC 3533

 

 


Luxury dog friendly accommodation VIC

Gippsland & High Country

Kananook Heritage House – Bairnsdale area

Kananook Heritage House – Bairnsdale area

Kananook Heritage House is an 1880’s luxury retreat for couples, situated in the city of Bairnsdale in East Gippsland.

It is a great base while you explore local wineries, history and culture, as well as the Gippsland Lakes or Mitchell River.

The house is only 3km from the Bairnsdale CBD, in an idyllic spot with rural vistas and is an ideal pick for dog friendly hotels VIC.

Their dog friendly accommodation is a Queen Master Suite in its own fully self-contained apartment villa.

Mention your dog requirements prior to booking.

PH: 03 9551 1475

Bookings online through http://www.kananookheritagehouse.com/

2 Riley St, Bairnsdale, VIC 3875

3 Bells Alpine Cottage – Wandiligong (The High Country)

3 Bells Alpine Cottage – Wandiligong (The High Country)

Wandiligong is a small town south of Bright in The High Country.

The whole town is registered with the Natural Trust of Australia.

It also has one of the largest apple orchards in Australia.

3 Bells Alpine Cottage is a 2-bedroom 2-bathroom home with all amenities.

It is dog friendly for well-behaved pets. Prior approval would be needed.

Here is a link to their pet policy from their Accommodation page; http://3bellsalpinecottage.com.au/accommodation

What a romantic location; the High Country, and a property that meets our brief of “holiday cottages Victoria dog friendly”. A wonderful spot.

PH: 0408 056 505 (Tereisa)

Bookings online through http://3bellsalpinecottage.com.au/

3 Bells Gully Road, Wandiligong, VIC 3744

 

 


Melbourne & beyond

(includes Daylesford & Macedon Ranges, Yarra Valley & Dandenongs, Mornington Peninsula & Phillip Island)

Views Cape Schanck Boutique Hotel – Phillip Island

Views Cape Schanck Boutique Hotel – Phillip Island

Phillip Island has many natural wonders from whale watching, penguin colony as well as sporting attractions such as car and motorcycle racing and also great shopping and farmers markets.

They are pet friendly, even putting on pet events and high teas at different times through the year.

There is a fee per pet and various conditions, that you need to read and understand prior to booking.

Here is a link to their pet policy, https://www.viewscapeschanck.com.au/pets/pet-policy/

There is even the option of a paid pet-minding service, so that you can have time for other things such as a whale watching cruise or perhaps a pampering session at the health spa.

PH: 03 5988 6555

Enquiries by email through or bookings online through https://www.viewscapeschanck.com.au/

41 Trent Jones Drive, Cape Schanck, VIC 3939

 

 


Ovolo Laneways – Melbourne CBD

Ovolo Laneways – Melbourne CBD

We have featured other Ovolo Hotels in the QLD and NSW sections of this guide; largely because they have a unique take on a modern luxury hotel and also because of their fun Dog Package.

It is also handy to all the sights and sounds that make Melbourne the destination that it is.

They do offer super-fast WIFI, a 24-hour gym and a self-service laundry and several other perks included.

There is no on-site parking.

Under the Offers tab of their website you will find details of their V.I.Pooch package, filled with goodies for your dog and yourself.

Here is a link to that page; https://ovolohotels.com/ovolo/laneways/offers/

(03) 8692 0777

Book online through https://ovolohotels.com/ovolo/why-book-direct/

19 Little Bourke Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

 

 


Geelong, The Bellarine, Great Ocean Road & The Grampians

Sabina on Little Myers – Geelong

Sabina on Little Myers – Geelong

Sabina on Little Myers is a luxury homestead right in Geelong and only about 6-blocks in from the Geelong waterfront. The property comes fully furnished and is serviced weekly.

The property is dog friendly, has a fully fenced yard and even offers some lovely things to welcome you and your dog.

A description of the inclusions and current pet policy are on the following link; http://sabinaonlittlemyers.com.au/Main.asp?_=PETS

PH: 0427 785 404

Enquiries and bookings online through http://sabinaonlittlemyers.com.au/Main.asp?_=CONTACT&FormID=1

90 Little Myers Street, Geelong, VIC 3215

 

 


Glenaire Cottages – Great Ocean Road area

Glenaire Cottages – Great Ocean Road area

Glenaire is to the west of the Great Otway National Park in the area affectionately known as The Great Ocean Road.

It also matches out brief of “holiday cottages Victoria dog friendly” with the following property.

The property contains several timber cottages set within lovely forested plots on this 100-acre property that is also home to many different flora and fauna species, which makes it a perfect spot for dog friendly hotels VIC.

Each cottage includes a fireplace, spa, A/C and a dishwasher; but I am sure you will be spending more time on your own outdoor entertaining area.

The cottages do include pet friendly options; even at 2 different levels, with a Premium Dog Friendly Cottage and a Deluxe Dog Friendly Cottage, subject to availability.

There are costs and conditions that must be adhered to; here is a link to the Dog Policy that you should read prior to booking; https://glenairecottages.com/our-cottages/dog-friendly-accommodation/

PH: 0419 375 096 (Neil & Bo Melville)

Enquiries by email to

Bookings online through https://glenairecottages.com/book/

3440 Great Ocean Rd, Glenaire, VIC 3238

 

 


The Gold Fields & The Murray

Must Love Dogs Bed & Breakfast – Rutherglen

Must Love Dogs Bed & Breakfast – Dog friendly hotels Rutherglen

Rutherglen is a small town near the Murray River that is the border between VIC and NSW.

The area has over 20 wineries, cafés, restaurants and amazing locally grown produce.

It is also a great environment to a heritage walk, or to enjoy fishing, cycling, boating, swimming and other outdoor pursuits.

This B&B is a lovely self-contained cottage, built in 1840 and was previously the Globe Hotel before it was lovingly restored.

Amenities are a far cry from those days, thanks to air-conditioning, a heated pool and spa, lovely gardens and a fireplace in the heritage listed dining room where you can enjoy breakfasts or a romantic dinner platter.

Depending on your budget they can arrange different activities for you on request, such as picnic hampers, winery tours (dogs can come), evening platters or even a high tea.

There is a choice of suites or a self-contained cottage.

The tariff includes Muscat and Chocolates for the humans with dog treats and complimentary dog-minding for your dog.

They even sell custom-made dog coats which makes a practical and unique souvenir for your pet.

We suggest that you contact them prior to booking to discuss your dog’s needs as well as to make sure vaccinations are up to date.

All those features; location, romantic setting, dog friendly accommodation with pool; what a great place for your next holiday.

This property is an ideal pet friendly accommodation The Murray is known for.

PH: 0402 342 256 (Chris)

Book online through https://mustlovedogsbedandbreakfast.com.au/book-now/

23 Main Street (Crn of Hunter and Main Street), Rutherglen, VIC 3685

 

 


The Lodge at Clunes – Daylesford area

The Lodge at Clunes – Dog friendly hotels Daylesford area

Clunes township is around 36km north of Ballarat and also in close driving time to Daylesford and Hepburn Springs.

Famous for its old buildings, many are from the 1850’s onwards when thanks to the Gold Rush Clunes was actually the 5th largest town in the colony in its heyday.

Nowadays the area is a popular stopover or weekend getaway destination, with many arts and crafts, walking, the hot springs at Hepburn Springs, as well as café and restaurants to enjoy and food trail places to visit.

From its elevated location, the lodge is only a few-minute walk into town where you may notice buildings that have featured in the Mad Max and Ned Kelly movies, which makes it one of the best dog friendly hotels VIC.

They are dog friendly and we suggest that you clarify all conditions and costs prior to booking.

PH: 03 5438 4422

Enquiries and bookings online through https://www.facebook.com/thelodgeatclunes/

4 Smith Street, Clunes, VIC 3370

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