Bordered by parklands, Adelaide is a green city perfectly geared towards outdoor activities, which means dogs are in their element. It prides itself on its hidden laneways, a redeveloped riverbank precinct and an exciting bar and restaurant scene – that’s why this cosmopolitan metropolis is a place visitors return to again and again. World-famous wine regions are all yours, just a short drive from the city centre, as are white sandy beaches that four-legged friends adore. If you’re pining for a holiday with your furry pal(s), read on and digest our guide to the best pet-friendly accommodation in Adelaide – bookable with Culture Trip.
In the heart of Adelaide’s entertainment and shopping district overlooking Victoria Square, the Adelaide Hilton extends a tail-waggingly warm welcome to you and your dog. When you’re sated with swimming in the heated outdoor pool, click on the pet leash and take your four-legged friend for a saunter around the Adelaide Botanic Gardens or the Central Market and Chinatown. Be sure to check the T&Cs – your dog must not exceed 34kg (75lb) and must never be left unattended. A $500 deposit is requested at checkin, and you’ll pay a $90 charge per stay in addition to the nightly room rate.
Here’s a good address in North Adelaide – it’s on O’Connell Street, and therefore handy for an array of dining and shopping experiences; convenient, too, for the CBD and Adelaide Oval. This 64-room, pet-friendly four-star favourite will put you both up in studio family suites with a courtyard so creatures can get their comforts outside. Inside the rooms, rich russet wood effects and grey carpets keep things elegant. Eat breakfast daily at the charming on-site Fox Restaurant. For you and your pooch to hang together, the Adelaide Inn charges a $70 fee on top of your normal room rate.
Furry friends are welcome in the nautical-chic two-bedroom cabins located by the beach at Semaphore. The seafront location is perfect for relaxing weekends, but if you’re looking for big-city attractions, the CBD is only about 15km (9mi) away. This is a holiday that’s tailor-made for young ones, who will love hitting the swimming pool and playground with new best friends. Meanwhile, parents can fire up the barbecue for dinner. Or cook in your cabin – the kitchen facilities are above average, and you’ll save a packet.
On the city fringe, this property is only 2km (1.2mi) from the Adelaide CBD – but it’s another world here, where canines can run free, overnighting comfortably close to all the city attractions. The choice is between cabins, villas and powered sites. Leave your pooch to relax as you sizzle up a steak and sausages in the outdoor barbecue area, watching from a safe distance in the communal outdoor kitchen. A word of advice: be sure to check with the park manager when booking for the latest rundown on pet-friendly policies.