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India's First Dog Hotel Is Here, and It's Super-Luxurious

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Food Editor
Updated: 11 December 2017
No one likes leaving their dog in a kennel when they go on holiday. Your very good boy deserves the best of everything, dammit.

But you might think twice if you could leave your pupper in India’s first dog hotel, where no luxury is too much for our furry friends.

The hotel, called Critterati, is in the Indian city of Gurugram, and is the very first in South Asia to cater exclusively for dogs.

Would your dog like to stay here? | <a href="http://critterati.in/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">© Critterati</a>
Would your dog like to stay here? | © Critterati
This dog room comes with a private balcony | <a href="http://critterati.in/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">© Critterati</a>
This dog room comes with a private balcony | © Critterati

Your doggo could be spoiled with velvet beds covered with cushions featuring pictures of dogs, a dog swimming pool, private balconies, 24-hour webcam access for pining owners and even a dog café.

Prices start from £52 a night for a basic room, with options including outdoor access and twin beds for families.

Chief executive Deepak Chawla opened Critterati to offer a more luxurious kennel experience. Speaking to the Mail Online, he said: ‘An animal is more loyal than human beings, they will do anything for us so they deserve it.’

The velvet headboards make the beds comfy for the dogs | <a href="http://critterati.in/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">© Critterati</a>
The velvet headboards make the beds comfy for the dogs | © Critterati
There's even a cafe on site for dog snacks | <a href="http://critterati.in/" target="_blank" rel="noopener">© Critterati</a>
There’s even a café on site for dog snacks | © Critterati

The royal suite provides pets with a television, private balcony and huge bed with soft velvet headboard.

On site is a spa, 24-hour on-call vet, swimming pool and a dog café which also caters to humans.

Mr Chawla explained the structure of the day, saying: ‘It starts from 7am with potty breaks, then breakfast, then again a potty break, then play sessions for around two hours, then swimming sessions, then again play sessions, plus time in the café.’

Where can we sign our dogs up?