If you’ve been longing to go on a summer trip but can’t bear the thought of leaving your dog or cat behind, this list is for you.
Here are 18 hotels and resorts all over the Philippines that will welcome you and your pet. We break down the details —the policies, the pet fees (if any), the security deposits, the waivers you need to sign, what you have to bring for a great getaway with your favorite animal.
Have a pawesome time!
The Farm at San Benito
119 Barangay Tipakan 4217 Lipa City, Batangas; tel. 8848074, 0918-8848078
The Farm, an eco-luxury holistic medical wellness resort, welcomes “responsible pet owners” and their beloved furballs. Guests will be asked to sign a waiver that also covers the resort’s pet rules and regulations upon arrival.
The Farm allows one pet per villa.
Fees: P700++ per pet per night or P3,000++ for five nights; additional security deposit of P2,500, which is refundable as long as there’s no damage to your room when you check out.
Pets should have up-to-date vaccinations and must be kept on a leash or in their carriers while in public areas. Guests are reminded to pick up after their own pets.
Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila
17 ADB Ave., Ortigas Center, Pasig; tel. 6377888, 9108888
Joy Nostalg Hotel & Suites Manila calls itself “furiendly” and welcomes dogs (34 kg or under and with a maximum height of two feet), cats and fish (in an aquarium or receptacle that’s five liters or smaller). Dogs and cats must be at least a year old, spayed or neutered. Only one dog is allowed in each unit while a maximum of two cats are allowed per room.
Guests who intend to check in with their animals will be asked to sign a pet agreement, present the pet’s vaccination certificate, and make sure that he or she is “clean, well groomed, and completely free of fleas and ticks.” Pets must always be leashed, with ID tags.
If your cat’s claws aren’t trimmed, the hotel requests that you bring a scratching pole.
Fees: Refundable security deposit of P2,000 per night; one-time pet cleaning fee, from P1,000 to P2,500, depending on the room category
Pets are not allowed in the common and recreational areas including the lobby, Nostalgia Lounge and Bar, function rooms, swimming pool and fitness center.
There are designated areas outside for pets to “go.” Guests must clean up after their pets and dispose of any waste in secure plastic bags.
Costa Pacifica Resort Baler
80 Buton St., Sitio Labasin, Sabang Beach, Baler, Aurora; tel. 5194249, 0917-8448371, 0998-8417124
Costa Pacifica Resort welcomes cats and dogs with up-to-date vaccinations.
Pets are allowed in the rooms and the resort lobby but no, they cannot swim in the pools.
Costa Pacifica Resort requests that you bring the following for your pets: food and water, eating and drinking bowls, poop scooper, litter box, plastic bags, extra leash and collar, treats, toys, first aid supplies and pet carrier. Your pet carrier should be big enough for your pet to stand up, turn around and lie down and should be equipped with handles and grips for easy moving. Make sure, too, that it’s well-ventilated, and free of sharp and protruding surfaces.
Somerset Olympia Makati
7912 Makati Ave. Makati, tel. 8121010
At Somerset Olympia, pets are allowed in the one-bedroom executive, two-bedroom deluxe and two-bedroom premier rooms.
Fees: Daily maintenance of P1,000 net per day or P6,000 net per month.
Various locations, ecohotels. com.ph, tel. 8815318 to 19, (046) 4043142
Eco Hotels, which runs green service hotels in different parts of the Philippines, isn’t just environment-friendly; it’s pet-friendly, too. Pets that weigh up to 25 pounds are welcome at Eco Hotels properties in Tagaytay, Batangas, El Nido, Bohol and Boracay.
Fees: P500 per pet per night; security deposit of P2,000 upon check-in.
Fraser Place Manila
Forbes Tower, Valero Street,
Salcedo Village, Makati City, tel. 8181818
Guests at Fraser Place Manila can check in with their toy dogs (Chihuahuas, Pomeranians, pugs, toy poodles, Shih Tzus and other small breeds).
Fees: Cleaning fee of P5,000 upon departure
Chateau Royale Nasugbu
Km. 72 Batulao, Nasugbu Batangas; tel. 7428016, 0917-5015748, 0917-7035876 and 0917-7046183
“We treat pets with love and care because we consider them as family,” reads a post on Chateau Royale Nasugbu’s Facebook page. Dogs of all sizes are welcome.
Fees: P500 for small breeds, P800 for medium breeds and P1,000 for large breeds
Glorietta 4, Ayala Center, Makati City, tel. 7298888
If you book a one-bedroom apartment or bigger at Ascott Makati, you can check in with a pet. You are expected to clean up after your pet and make sure he or she behaves well.
Fees: Daily maintenance of P1,500 net, P7,500 net weekly, or and P15,000 net monthly.
La Luz Beach Resort
Barangay Hugom, Laiya, San Juan, Batangas; tel. 8067581, 8067667, 0916-3704017, 0927-805-3484, 0920-6038814 and 0998-3387111
You can go on a day trip with your pet, with up-to-date vaccinations, to La Luz Beach Resort. Your pets need to be leashed in public areas at the resort.
Fees: P250 per pet for day trips or P450 per pet for overnight stay.
Acuaverde Beach Resort doesn’t just welcome pets, they actually hold beach events for them throughout the year. Just last week, they had the “Paws at the Beach 4.0: Golden Adventure Series” where pets and their owners hit the beach for fun activities.
You can go for a day trip or book overnight stays. They allow a maximum of two pets per guest.
Stilts Calatagan Beach Resort welcomes “well-trained and well-behaved pets as well as responsible pet owners.”
Owners are expected to keep pets on a leash and clean up after them. Because pets aren’t allowed on the beds or on the furniture inside the cottages, the resort suggests that pet owners bring enclosures for them.
T House Tagaytay
3195 Calamba Road, Tagaytay City; tel. 09228THouse, 0939-9039587, 0917-5413584, 7887354, (046) 4830012
According to T House Tagaytay’s website, they “strive to offer our guests and their furry friends a comfortable stay.” They accept well-mannered pets under 22 pounds, with vaccination records.
Make sure to inform them that you’re bringing a pet when making your reservation, to make sure they have a pet-friendly room available. They allow one pet per family. You will be asked to sign a guest pet responsibility agreement at check-in.
Your pet must be in a crate or carrier if he or she will be left in the room unattended. Outside the room, pets must be kept on a leash.
Pets are not allowed in the common areas including the lobby, dining room, spa and pool. They are allowed in the courtyard, rock garden, parking and parking hallway.
Bohol Bee Farm welcomes pets with no extra fees. All they ask is that you keep your pet leashed.
Amami Beach Resort
Talipanan, Aninuan 5203 Puerto Galera, tel. 0908-2068534
Amami Beach Resort in Puerto Galera doesn’t charge pet fees. They just need to be notified of the size of your dog before you go.
The Lazy Dog Bed
Bulabog Beach, Balabag, Boracay; tel. 0920-9454845 and (036) 2884128
Dogs of any breed and size are welcome at The Lazy Dog Bed and Breakfast. There isn’t a limit to the number of pets you can bring. Just make sure that your pets do not swim on the beach or sleep on the bed. They are welcome in the café and common area.
Sambali Beach Farm
Danacbunga, Botolan, Zambales; tel. 0917-5782717 and 0917-3088302
Sambali Beach Farm doesn’t charge a pet fee. We were told, “Pets are also allowed everywhere as long as they don’t disturb the plants and plant beds and are supervised at all times.”
Do you have other favorite pet-friendly resorts and hotels? Tell us about them.