Dog Friendly


At the Royal we love animals and operate a dog friendly policy (other pets equally welcome). Please contact us in advance if you wish to bring along your four-legged friend. We’ll be happy to provide dog food, feeding bowls and blanket/bed for your dog. Special doggy diets are also catered for if required. All we ask is that you do not allow your pet to sleep on the bed and that he/she is well-behaved and does not disturb other residents. To maintain high standards of cleanliness and for the protection of your pet as well as yourself, we thoroughly clean each pet friendly room between visitors, using specialist cleansers and flea sprays.

  • We love dogs
  • Other pets very welcome too
  • Bowls, blankets and towels available
  • Superb countryside and beach walking nearby
  • We aim to make your pets as comfortable as you are.
  • Full dog-sitting service available ,  see FAQs for more details

Dogs stay free (applies to one dog per room)

*If your dog has stayed with us and you’d like him or her to appear in our ‘Canine Guests’ gallery, please email us a jpeg*, maximum size 300kb please.

Achypaw Dog Massage @ The Royal

While you are enjoying your stay, why not treat your dog to a relaxing massage so they can go home and tell all their friends how much they enjoyed their holiday too?

Massage for dogs is not just for those with an obvious injury but can help active dogs, keeping them in top condition for sport or just for the challenges of daily life.  Older dogs with stiff joints could also benefit from a holistic massage session.

Specifically, massage can help your dog by :

  • Relieving tension, soreness, stiffness & tightness
  • Improving the range of movement, flexibility,  posture and movement
  • General wellness of your dog
  • Before or after sport, exercise, chasing seagulls on the beach, walking along the Eastbourne prom or up on the magnificent cliffs at Seven Sisters country park

Les Ellam is a qualified dog massage therapist with a Diploma in Canine Massage and a Certificate in Canine First Aid.  He is also qualified as a human sports masseur so is able to combine his knowledge of dog anatomy with massage to offer the best service possible.

Every dog is different, so each treatment session will be designed to meet your pet’s  specific needs.   A whole body massage would typically last about 45 minutes.   By the end of the session your dog will be chilled and relaxed, ready for the next walk along the seafront, or perhaps for a snooze.  You do need to stay with your dog during the session to ensure they remain at ease.  You may also pick up some techniques to take home with you after your holiday so your ‘best friend’ will love you even more.

If you would like to book an appointment or know more about dog massage, simply ask at reception, visit Les’s website (http://achypaw.com) or give Les a call (07544 844120).  He will happily answer any questions you may have.

Local dog grooming is available.  There is also a Canine Hydrotherapy Centre nearby, so if your dog would benefit from, or simply  enjoy,  a warm swim,  this can also be arranged.  Appointments do need to be made in advance.  www.abilityhound.co.uk

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