We’re delighted to announce the addition of this wonderful new hotel to the i-escape collection. Exclusively for dogs, it is without doubt, THE most opulent of its kind, anywhere in the world.
And who better to review it than our Marketing Manager’s regal companion, Poppy, the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel…
Overview: Open-aspect suites, a spa, indoor gym, private gardens, underfloor heating, a manicuring suite and an array of supportive services including a ‘chauffeur collect & return’ service, make this hotel one of life’s delicious experiences.
Rooms: All rooms have fabulous hand-crafted dog thrones, luxurious fabrics in damask and silk, crisp cotton Frette sheets and the plumpest of bone shaped pillows. But they’re also very practical, with ample cupboard space for all their posh pooch frocks; and the turn-down service touchingly includes the next day’s walkies forecast. And there’s no shortage of modern technology: including a state-of the-art ‘Wag Watch’ service which allows owners to keep an eye on their pet via a dedicated webcam.
Each morning a delicately presented breakfast buffet bowl is delivered. And in addition to the usual doggie delights, delicious little pots of rabbit and liver pudding are also available for the more discerning palette. And if that all sounds too dainty, guests can order a full “petit chien” dejeuner anglais of eggs, bacon, sausages and gravy.
(Bear in mind that streetside rooms can experience some noise in the evenings from pesky strays barking outside, although windows are double-glazed and few guests notice.)
Eating: Dining at Chez Chien is a deliciously intimate experience and an event for which your pet will probably want to dress up. Candles are lit on each individual table, all of which are laid with the finest linen, silver drinking bowls and monogrammed porcelain service, and strewn with rose petals.
The award-winning restaurant, La Table du Dino, offers lunch from 12.30 to 2pm and dinner from 7.30 to 10pm. All meals are lovingly prepared by three-woofs Michelin chef, Michel Bernard.
…It’s a dog’s life!