Tuesday, 20 January 2009

hotels in Germany that welcome dogs

I can't imagine it here in Melbourne - hotels welcoming dogs as paying customers. In Berlin these hotels exist - canine visitors must be accompanied by a human, of course. Here's the site, Gridskipper where I came across this surprising information. Though perhaps I shouldn't be so surprised. I've stayed in Germany a number of times - on two occasions for some months - and I remember I was taken aback to see dogs in restaurants. In fact, seeing I was PDO at the time (pre-dog-ownership) I didn't like the presence of dogs.
Not sure what I think about it now...

I presume Gridskipper has done research. When I clicked on the links for the hotels themselves I didn't find any information about dogs being welcome, but I guess they might not want to actually encourage people to bring dogs!

13 comments:

Slavenka said...

In Zagreb you are welcome with a dog in hotel Sheraton.
You can go in restaurant with dogs , the exception is shop with food .

parlance said...

That's interesting, Slavenka. Maybe all of Europe welcomes dogs?

Serendipity said...

Not here either. Although in recent times some restaurants allow dogs to dine in as well ;-)

The Aphasia Decoder.... said...

Here in the States many motels and hotels welcome dogs but you have to pay $10-$15 extra. I have never run into a dog friendly restaurant but I hear tell some of the bigger cities have bakeries for dogs.

Levi's mom

parlance said...

Serendipity, I know it's not logical, but I'm happy to have my dog on the floor of my kitchen, knowing she's rolled in things, licked herself and is generally dirty, yet I don't really like the idea of sharing a restaurant with dogs.

parlance said...

Levi's mom, I can understand people having to pay, because I assume (hope!!) there would be extra cleaning of a room where a dog had spent the night.

Teddy Gurskey said...

In response to Levi's Mom's post by way of Penny....They should call them "Barkeries"! Here in Tampa, FL .... there are a handful of restaurants with outdoor seating that welcomes both owners and pets.... perhaps you can find some near you by googling pet friendly restaurants in your area! WOOF!

Loved hearing from you Parlance...and Penny too..thanks...Teddy!

parlance said...

Teddy, that's the same here in Australia. Most places allow, if not welcome, dogs in outdoor seating areas. Which is fine if it's not 100˚F in the shade. Or if there isn't a plague of mosquitoes, marsh flies (uggghh! big biters) or blowflies. Oh, or our newest imported nuisance, European wasps (thanks, Europe!).
But I shouldn't complain, really - it's lovely in the open and we're lucky to be welcome at all.

parlance said...

Teddy, that's the same here in Australia. Most places allow, if not welcome, dogs in outdoor seating areas. Which is fine if it's not 100˚F in the shade. Or if there isn't a plague of mosquitoes, marsh flies (uggghh! big biters) or blowflies. Oh, or our newest imported nuisance, European wasps (thanks, Europe!).
But I shouldn't complain, really - it's lovely in the open and we're lucky to be welcome at all.

Oliver said...

I like the idea of staying in a hotel. As long it's 5 stars. I have very high standards.
And Bertie would have to have his own room.

- Oliver

parlance said...

Oliver, I think that implies Bertie might have some bad habits! Let's hope not.

Mary said...

Parlance, I got a text from a friend of mine who was on a Lufthansa flight from Frankfurt to New York. She was amazed to see a dog under one of the seats. I was amazed to hear about it.

parlance said...

Mary, that is amazing!! I'm going to search the Net a bit and see what I can find out.