Animal sanctuaries: the best hotels to put up your pets

Fancying a break in a plush setting, but worried about leaving your four-legged friend for the weekend? A growing number of hotels around the country have got just the solution, offering pet-friendly packages at reasonable prices

The Conrad Hotel in Dublin city centre has just introduced a dog-friendly package for those who prefer to keep their best friend by their side at all times

There is no denying that the past 19 months have been tough, with much of the country confined to base throughout the recurring lockdowns. And with most people working from home, many new pets were acquired to keep their owners company during the prolonged drought in our social calendars.

So now that the hospitality sector has reopened, many are making up for lost time by indulging in a few days of pampering in luxurious surroundings. ...