Think pink! The Langham Sydney is a luxury 5 star hotel with a pedigree-a dog pedigree that is. Guests can book into a dog friendly room as part of the Pampered Pets Program. Wake up in a deluxe city king room in The Rocks with your four legged friend (and that includes cats!).
"Are you ready for your first hotel stay?" I ask Mr Teddy Elliott. He blinks in return and licks his lips. While Teddy has stayed in many AirBNB's, this is his very first hotel stay.
The Langham is all about personalised luxury and The Langham runs like a well oiled machine. There's an elegant lobby perfumed with The Langham's signature scent and pink roses at every turn. A staff member takes my bags and car keys and walks me to the reception desk for check in. Once I have my keys my bags are already waiting for me in my room.
The Langham is Sydney's only 5 star luxury hotel offering pet friendly rooms. Before you bring your pet, there are just a few main rules:
1 - Pets must be less than 20kgs
2 - Pets must not be left unaccompanied in the room
3 - There is a maximum of 2 pets per room
The tariff is $120 per pet and includes use of the pink signature Langham bed, water bowl and food bowl. Your dog receives their very own pink lead as well as a sachet of Puppiccino, a probiotic drink made for The Langham in their signature pink colour made of goats milk, yogurt and strawberry powders. Owners are also requested to take their dogs out regularly for loo breaks. And if you do need to go out to dinner, pup sitting can be booked ($180 for 3 hours). And if your dog wants a meal, a dog mani and pedi or a doggy wedding this can also be arranged. There are two canine food offerings: a diced, cooked Angus beef fillet, mixed vegetables, braised grains or roast chicken, egg and steamed oat meal.
Any room at The Langham can be booked for a pet friendly stay and is professionally cleaned after use. If guests have allergies, they hire an external company to professionally clean the room. Although the deluxe rooms are the entry level rooms they're very spacious at 49 square metres. The main bedroom is quite spacious and doesn't feel cramped. The bed is a super king bed and the room has all of the trappings and extras that you'd come to expect like a nightly turndown service and complimentary wireless for unlimited devices. There's also a Juliet balcony and a city view below.
The bathroom has a separate bath and shower in the marble bathroom, double sinks and a comprehensive amenity kit. The shower has two heads that can both be used simultaneously and Chuan Spa products. Exemplary service is one of the Langham's hallmarks and the service is lovely, warm and deferential from everyone (except alas for one Chuan spa staff member). Most of them go out of their way to ensure that guests are happy and seem genuinely interested in feedback.
I'm curious to see how Teddy will react and am relieved to see him settle in quickly. In fact he is delighted and loves the room (I swear happy dogs leave a scent for other dogs). He does a quick survey of the room and bathroom, paying particular attention to the puppiccino sachet, takes a drink of spring water and then disappears under the bed to investigate the gremlins, emerging at the other side only to repeat the process multiple times.
For human guests, the Langham's buffet is back post-COVID and while there are cooking stations available, this is a hybrid buffet where as soon as guests are seated they are brought a seafood tower to the table. There is also a menu of “Chef’s Specialities” that are made-to-order and brought to the table.
While pup sitting is available, it's as good as an excuse as any to have breakfast in bed. Because of COVID-19 the compendium is gone and instead there's a QR code to access all of the menus including the breakfast menu. I call up before 5pm the night before and place my order. And at 9:15am on the dot when I order it there's a knock at the door. They offer to set up the breakfast on the coffee table and they lay everything out nicely.
My choice is the revitalising breakfast with fantastic avocado on toast with bush dukkah and feta with two poached eggs on top. There's also a fruit salad, yogurt with coconut muesli, an orange and turmeric juice. Mr NQN has the eggs benedict with smoked ham and a Barre hollandaise on split English muffins. We also order freshly made watermelon juice, a pastry basket with warm croissants and Danishes and a side of crunchy hash browns that come with a pot of guacamole on the side which is crunchy and delicious.
As for Mr Teddy Elliott's breakfast? He loves his puppiccino and licks the bowl clean and then asks for more!
So tell me Dear Reader, have you ever stayed in a hotel with your pet? Do you think your pet would enjoy it?
NQN, Mr NQN and Teddy stayed as guests of Visit NSW but all opinions remain her (and Teddy's!) own.
89-113 Kent St, Millers Point NSW 2000
Phone: (02) 9256 2222