Pet-friendly hotels are not unheard of. Hotels with animals in residence, on the other hand, are a somewhat obscure concept. In case this is the first you’re hearing of this, and you’re wondering what it’s all about — it is exactly what it sounds like. Around the world, there are hotels that house permanent guests in the form of animals in residence. 

“What kind of animals?” You may ask. Whilst domesticated animals like cats and dogs dominate the animal kingdom in the hospitality industry, several hotels also billet more exotic creatures like peacocks and flamingoes.

These luxury hotels go the extra mile to ensure that their human guests are accompanied by adorable animal guests. If you’re a lover of animals, we highly recommend considering booking a stay at one of these unique properties for your next trip.

Here are five pet-friendly hotels with adorable animals in residence:

The Betsy Hotel, USA

the betsy hotel with animals in residence
Image credit: The Betsy Hotel

First on the list is a furry friend. Situated within the heart of South Beach on the world-famous Miami Beach lies a luxury boutique hotel with an affinity for arts, culture, and dogs. The Betsy Hotel encourages guests to bring their own pooches to the property, where they will be greeted by resident Golden Retrievers Rosa and Betsy. In case you needed another reason to visit the South Florida island city, we’ve just given you two. 

Le Bristol Paris, France

Le Bristol Paris
Image credit: Le Bristol Paris

Of course, Paris is on the list. And, of course, the animal in residence for the Paris property is a French feline named Socrate. Although Socrate is genetically a Burmese cat, his elegance and sophistication are those archetypal of a Parisian. The predecessor was the current resident’s father, Fa-raon. The seven-month-old kitten has purred his way into everyone’s hearts, and has been described as “very happy, a good listener, and curious about the world around him, if not a little shy.”

Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort, Aruba 

animals in residence

Let’s now embark on a journey to the Caribbean. Keeping in theme with the exotic nature of the island country, the resort’s animal residents are flamingoes. Beautiful, bright, bold birds. Guests can book a session with the prepossessing pink flamingoes for photos and feeding. Renaissance Wind Creek Aruba Resort occupies a 40-acre tropical paradise referred to as ‘Renaissance Island.’ If you want to pay a visit to Flamingo beach, this is the place to be. 

Capella Singapore, Singapore

capella singapore peacock

Next on the list is Capella Singapore. Adding to the property’s stunning coastline vistas, the resident peacocks make good contenders for being the most beautiful aspect of the luxury sanctuary. Expect to cross paths with the resplendent peafowls during your meals or at your villa.

The Gleneagles Hotel, United Kingdom

luxury hotels animals in residence
Image credit: The Gleneagles Hotel

Next, we voyage to the Scottish highlands. More specifically, The Gleneagles hotel. This beautiful luxury country estate is a popular spa and golfing destination. As for the hotel’s animals in residence, they’ve got horses and dogs. As part of the property’s equestrian pursuits, the hotel offers an option where guests can rent a pony for a couple of hours, too.

This story first appeared on Prestige Online Thailand

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