- Publish Date
- Friday, 4 March 2016, 10:17AM
A Hawke's Bay hotel has decided to cater for customers' canine companions.
A bone on arrival, a personalised water bowl, fresh linen and an extensive room service menu, Napier's Scenic Hotel Te Pania is providing pups with five star service.
Owner Kerryann Gibbs said for many people, their dogs were like family and so were treated as such at the Marine Parade establishment.
The "woofers welcome" policy has been extended to guests for the past six months.
Pets are pampered throughout their stay — having their own outdoor area with scenic oceanviews and plenty of gourmet grub.
The hotel also provide dropping bags.
Mrs Gibbs said so many hotels overseas allow canine family members, and she believes she is the first in New Zealand to offer the service.
A dog-friendly room carries a surcharge of $25 to cover incidentals such as bedding and cleaning.
Mrs Gibbs said their only restrictions were that they did not let the animals sleep in the beds with their owners, in the restaurant or be left alone.