Holiday mode on: Best dog-friendly stays in South Australia

dog-friendly accommodation south australia

Live in Adelaide and craving a staycation with your pup? Or are you road tripping around the country and adding South Australia to your bucket list? Whatever kind of escape you’re planning, we’ve got your sleeping situation sorted. From inner city apartments to B&Bs and luxury homes, we’ve pulled together our top picks in the City of Churches that will delight you and your furry friend – especially those that include some extra perks for your furry travelling companion!

Luxe Haus

12 Maidencombe Dr, Moana SA 5169
50 minutes from Adelaide CBD

Enter through the keyless door and be prepared to lose your breath. Definitely on the pricier side of things, but worth every penny, Luxe Haus is a vision. You and your dogs (these guys allow up to two) will enjoy moving throughout the three fancy levels via a glass elevator, as well as kicking back and relaxing whilst overlooking the Fleurieu Coast, and taking the kayaks and paddle boards out for an early morning adventure. There’s even a 20-person heated spa, a baby grand piano, a Gaggenau coffee machine for all those caffeine lovers, underfloor heating and seven – we repeat, seven – drop-down TVs that each have access to Netflix and Stan. You better start planning how you can extend your stay because you’re not going to want to leave!

Athelney Cottage B&B

7 Athelney Ave, Hackney SA 5069
10 minutes from Adelaide CBD

Located just a stone’s throw away from Rundle Mall and the centre of Adelaide, Athelney Cottage crazily feels tucked away from the hustle and bustle. This cosy French-inspired bed and breakfast offers a choice between a full cottage with plenty of room for kids and pets, or an executive suite for an even more luxe experience. Both rooms are pet-friendly and allow you to bring up to 2 dogs during your stay. 
Athelney Cottage is also within walking distance from Adelaide Zoo, the Adelaide Botanic Gardens and the National Wine Centre, so whether you’re relaxing on the plush sofa, or taking in the sights, Athelney Cottage couldn’t be more comfortable or convenient. 

House at Normanville

22 Union Rd, Normanville SA 5204
1 hour and 20 minutes from Adelaide CBD

Light, bright and spacious, this two-storey House at Normanville is a no brainer if you’re looking to escape the daily grind for a few days. With a large backyard that backs onto a green grassy paddock, your dog will have the chance to get up close and personal with four-legged friends of another kind – horses! Just a short stroll from trendy cafes and a golf course, and a short drive from the beach, you’ll never be short of things to see, do and eat. Feel like staying in? The all-seasons deck is a great place to kick back and relax – you may even spot some native birds, foxes and rabbits, so be sure to keep your eye out. For the foodies out there, the kitchen comes fully equipped with everything you need to cook up a storm – there’s even a Nespresso coffee machine when you need a jolt to get up for those early morning sunrises! 

Swainson Apartments

Multiple locations

With convenient locations all around central Adelaide, Swainson Apartments offer lots of choices for dog-friendly stays – all of which will have the city right on your doorstep. The apartments are fully serviced, and they have convenient locations near Adelaide Oval, the Adelaide Entertainment Centre and Glenelg Beach, so you and your dog can soak up the great outdoors – perfect if your pup likes exploring as much as you do!

The Adelaide Inn

160 O’Connell St, North Adelaide SA 5006
12 minutes from Adelaide CBD

This North Adelaide hotel knows how to treat guests right, whether they have two or four legs. For human guests, there’s an outdoor pool and spa area to enjoy, as well as their famous Fox Restaurant, which serves up delicious Modern Australian cuisine.

To ensure you secure a Studio Family Courtyard room with outside access, make sure to let them know your dog is joining you. They’ll even provide a water bowl and treats to make your dog feel right at home!

Hilton Adelaide Hotel

233 Victoria Square, Adelaide SA 5000
Middle of Adelaide CBD

As you’d expect, the Hilton Hotel in Adelaide offers up all the amenities you could want or need when on vacay. The bespoke guest bedrooms, deluxe rooms and suites are all dog-friendly. There’s also a fitness centre, tennis service, an outdoor pool, as well as a chic 1920s-inspired restaurant that is home to a cellar filled with over 500 wine labels. The hotel is about as central as you can get, located right next to the Adelaide Central Market in the heart of the CBD – so get ready to work that plastic!

Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park

242 Comaum School Road, Coonawarra SA 5263
4 hours from Adelaide CBD

Touted as a “wine-derful” place to stay, Coonawarra Bush Holiday Park is the ideal place to switch your phone onto Airplane Mode, take a break from the daily grind and enjoy nature with your furry friend – glass in hand, of course. With both powered and unpowered sites available, you can park your caravan or set up a campsite and live the simple life for a few days. Don’t have either of those? The holiday park has cabins and ensuite cabins, with something to suit all budgets. For the ultimate bush experience though, you can’t go past glamping, with luxury bell tents set up across the property. For something totally unique, book a Hex Bubble. Made of durable clear plastic, the bubbles offer 360-degree views, as well as air con and heating, making them ideal for all seasons. There’s even a hand basin so you don’t need to leave your tent to brush your teeth. These guys are pet-friendly, just don’t forget to bring your dog’s bed!

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