Luxury dog hotel for classy canines

CNTV, June 20, 2012

Whether your dog is a pro surfer or not, it may need a place to stay while you're away on vacation. Now dog owners who feel guilty about jetting off on holiday without their pets can send them to their own five-star ritzy rover hotel. The Royvon Pet Hotel in Wales charges 45 US dollars a night for luxury rooms which come complete with bed and flat-screen TV.

Welcome to the Royvon Country retreat in Merthyr Tydfil, it's a five-star luxury hotel like no other.

All the residents here are of the four-legged kind, but don't be fooled - they still receive the same level of service you'd expect from any other boutique hotel.

This is the hotel's top room, The Presidential Suite, which comes complete with its own 24-inch flat-screen television, designer wall paper and framed artwork.

Next door is perfect for the kids. Toto's Toy Room is brightly decorated with lots of fun accessories. And a bright pink bed is a comfortable place to rest after a hard day's play.

The Waikiiki Wing offers an exotic Hawaiian theme, with a comfortable doggy bed providing a place to gaze out over the beach view.

A country hotel designed specially for dogs has opened in Wales - complete with luxury rooms and a swimming pool.

A country hotel designed specially for dogs has opened in Wales - complete with luxury rooms and a swimming pool. 

Sarah Draper with Royvon Dog Hotel said, "We decided to open a luxury hotel mainly for people who don't board their dog in kennels, because they don't like the environment. So we've designed four rooms, all individually designed with webcams and TVs, so it's good for your older guests or dogs that are nervous or people who just want that peace of mind they can see their dog anytime of day and log onto the webcams."

Owners of dogs staying at the hotel can simply log-on and see instantly what their beloved pet is up to on the webcam.

Dog owner Debra Mathews said, "It's fantastic, it's reassuring - look at him. You know that he is happy, he still got the same personality, really cheeky, adventurous, as you can see up on the furniture. I'm able to look at him 24/7, there's always staff available if that there is something wrong I could give them a phone call and ask them to check on him."

Many of the hotel's guests travel a long way to stay here. Some dogs even book in once each day for a quick makeover.

And when the sun shines there's always an opportunity to cool off with your canine friends in one of the popular water facilities.

This unique hotel has become quite popular, and with luxury rooms in demand all year round, those hoping to put their dog up in a big way, are advised to book early.