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City slicker sausages!

Today’s guest post is from none other than the Sausage Brothers – Hercules and Hector.

Hey furiends!

We love staycations! What we love even more is pet friendly staycations, where we get looked after as much as our hoomans.

Once upon a time, we were told that Kings Cross was a time for partying with a bit of a sleaze factor. But now, there are heaps of puppy friendly cafes, and restaurants that our hoomans love. Our mum kept on saying the “gentrification of the cross has been a long process but she likes it now and is excited for all the new places opening up, like the Larmont”.

The Larmont officially opened in February, formerly known as the Diamant Hotel. With over 103 rooms and a new snazzy restaurant called Hyde. Located just behind the iconic Coca Cola sign, we were right amongst the buzzing Kings Cross vibes that we had heard so much about!

 

We walked through into the lobby, feeling like the VIP pooches we are. We were greeted by the nice lady behind the reception desk and we went straight up into our room, as our mum had already checked us in.

We took the lift up to the second level, which we were told was the exclusive pet level, with sweeping city views from our balconies. As we ran down the corridor to the end room, we couldn’t believe our eyes when we saw our huge room and even bigger balcony. We were in the courtyard suite, which we highly recommend for those that are travelling with their four legged companions.

 

The team at the Larmont really looked after us, with matching beds, brand new squeaker toys and bottles of water. With so much excitement we ran around for an hour, sniffing and exploring this new place. Our suite was pretty modern, with an i-Pad for helpful tips on getting around.

Pros

Our balcony was so big – it was bigger than our backyard!

Pet friendly (dah)

Trendy location

When you stay at the Larmont, you get access to the Yoga studio downstairs (Mum wanted us to mention this as she loves Yoga…we still do a better downward facing dog though)

Free parking!

 

Cons

Seeing as we are suburban dogs, we aren’t really used to the city noises like sirens and doors shutting from our neighbours. So we kept our hoomans up with our curiosity most of the night!

We are really inquisitive dogs, and we could smell and hear the dog in the adjoining balcony. While we had heaps of fun sniffing and barking with our new friend, we aren’t sure if our other neighbours enjoyed it as much as we did!

Overall, we had so much fun on our puppycation. We love getting pampered and looked after, and we really felt like rock stars walking through the lobby. Although we didn’t really get to have a well rested sleep because there was just so much going on below us, which was way toooooo exciting for two little sausages!

Herc & Hector (woooof)

Disclaimer: The Sausage Brothers stayed as guests of the Larmont for this review. However, as always, the boys thoughts and opinions are their own, dictated to their human Keira Rumble.
Kx

“My night at one of Sydney’s Dog Friendly Hotels, Pier One was fantastic”

Our humans decided for Christmas to spoil us with a night out on the town at Sydney’s dog friendly hotel Pier One (click here) to relax from a very stressful 2017 and let me tell you, it was paaaawfect!

The day started out waiting for our masters to finish work (like usual) we then made the leisurely trip into the city were we got to look and growl at everything. We parked at the rocks and had a lovely walk around and under the harbour bridge where we had to stop by every 2nd person to get patted and pampered…. naturally 🙂

Hang’n at the ‘The Dogue’

From here we made our move to the hotel room for some R & R. We stayed in Pier One’s ‘DOGUE’ room, which was sooo nice. They really looked after us. We got our own separate beds, squeaky toys, more jerky than we could ask for and a couple of relaxing Neem Miracle sandalwood misters. We were in heaven.
We checked in around 4pm, and the music downstairs at the bar was already pumping and the mood was very festive. We ordered room service from The Kerrigan and indulged in some brisket and pork ribs. After all the festivities and food we were exhausted, one more brisk walk so we could do our business and that was us for the night.

We woke up so early because we were so excited to explore the hotel some more. Our humans took us quickly downstairs so we could do our morning business, then it was back up to the room for some more pampering. We got to run around and play with our new toys some more then it was time for us to hit the town and get some puppychinos.

On our way down to get our breakfast we tried to convince our humans to take us for a bike ride, but they needed to get to work. So we had a quick run around again, said hello to some friendly people unpacking some trucks with what looked like bacon. We then helped pack the car (full of all of our new toys thanks to Pier One) and headed home.

Thank you Pier One for making us feel so special and VIP, we can’t wait to visit again!

Smooches xx

Herc & Hector (woooof)