If you are a pet owner, it’s understandably agonising to leave your pooch or feline alone at home while you’re away enjoying a holiday.
Fret not, as our sunny island is home to a range of stellar hotels that will be more than happy to accommodate all your needs as a pet owner. Check out our guide to pet-friendly hotels around town, and get the lowdown on pet-related activities in the vicinity of your accommodation.
Amara Sanctuary Resort Singapore
Look forward to some quality time with your fur baby at this award-winning resort, located on the island resort of Sentosa.
The exclusive Pampered Paws package includes a stay for two adults and one dog under seven kilograms in the elegantly restored Courtyard Suite.
While you and your partner enjoy a delicious buffet breakfast and complimentary Wi-fi, your doggo is treated to a plush bed, toy and curated in-room menu. Pet wipes and waste bags are also thoughtfully provided for a hassle-free holiday.
Feeling adventurous? The calm seas around the island are excellent for stand-up paddling (SUP) with your furry BFF. Not only is it a challenging workout, it also is a great way to build your dog’s confidence in water.
Amara Sanctuary Resort Singapore at Sentosa Island. 1 Larkhill Road, Singapore 099394. +65 6825 3888.
Perched atop a knoll surrounded by 30 acres of lush rainforest, Capella Singapore’s beautifully-appointed villas promise an intimate getaway for vacationers looking to unwind and indulge in slow travel.
With an outdoor terrace and private plunge pool, your pet will have spacious grounds to run about while you relax in the room.
Only one canine or feline under 15kg is permitted and will not be allowed at the hotel’s public facilities. Instead, head to nearby Palawan Beach where you and your fur baby can easily spend all afternoon frolicking in the sand and sea.
For dinner, stroll over to pet-friendly beach bar and restaurant, Coastes, for ice-cold beers and burgers.
Capella Singapore at Sentosa Island. 1 The Knolls, Singapore 098297. +65 6377 8888.
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore
Rest and recharge in style at the Four Seasons Hotel Singapore, complete with a renowned spa, lap pool and air-conditioned tennis courts.
Furry guests will be given a special bed, pet bowl, bottled water as well as a personalised towel embroidered with their name. Only pets under seven kilograms are permitted and a one-time cleaning fee of S$100 is applicable.
If you intend to venture out, Dempsey Hill is just an eight-minute drive away. The charming enclave is home to cool restaurants, boutiques and luxury pet spa The Wagington.
The pet spa’s 1.2m deep outdoor pool allows both paw-rents and pets to take a refreshing swim together. After your dip, book your fur baby in for a pampering ‘paw-dicure’ and nourishing mud facial. After all your pooch deserves only the best, right?
Four Seasons Hotel Singapore. 190 Orchard Boulevard, Singapore 248646. +65 6734 1110.
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort
If you’re a pet owner looking for respite from the bustle of urban life, consider paying a visit to the idyllic countryside in Singapore’s northwest.
Situated in the tranquil northwest of Singapore, the sprawling Gallop Kranji Farm Resort offers comfortable accommodation ideal for big groups. For instance, the Family Suite sleeps up to eight people, and comes equipped with a full kitchen and barbecue pit.
There are also numerous animal and vegetable farms in the vicinity that both young and old will have fun exploring.
Although pets are not allowed in the nature reserve, there are abundant open spaces around the resort’s estate for a game of fetch.
Gallop Kranji Farm Resort. 10 Neo Tiew Lane 2, Singapore 718813. +65 6898 9228.
Snuggle up with your fur baby in the lap of luxury at Intercontinental Singapore, and immerse yourself in a world of rich culture. The rooms in the hotel’s Heritage Wing take inspiration from Peranakan* shophouses of the 1920s, with wood carvings, timber flooring and other traditional design motifs.
This five-star accommodation also boasts a range of stellar amenities—including a gym and an outdoor swimming pool. For a taste of history, sample the cocktails at The Lobby Lounge, inspired by Sang Nila Utama’s discovery of Singapura in the 13th century.
Your furry companion will be in for a regal experience as well—The Paw-fect staycation includes a cosy retreat in the Heritage Suite, breakfast for two, free Wi-fi and S$50 in-room dining credits. Meanwhile, your pet will be happily lapping up gourmet treats and wholesome dishes such as steamed salmon and beef stew.
Just a five-minute walk from the hotel, Puppy Yoga offers beginner-friendly yoga classes for you and your four-legged pal. There is no better way to bond with your dog and make friends with other animal-lovers.
Be sure to book the right slot as they have separate sessions for small and big dogs.
*The term is an Indonesian/Malay word that means “local born”, which generally refers to people of Chinese and Malay/Indonesian heritage.
Intercontinental Singapore. 80 Middle Road, Singapore 188966. +65 6338 7600.