Pet-friendly accommodation that welcomes the whole family

Finding quality places to stay with dogs, cats or any other pet you travel with can be tricky. We know how much you love your pet, and have two dog-friendly motel rooms built especially to cater for those travelling through South Australia with their furry family members or support animals.

Pet-friendly room inclusions

  • Standard room – 1 king bed
  • Triple room – 1 king bed plus 2 full-length king singles

Your pet-friendly motel room comes equipped with everything you (and your dog or pet) will need for a comfortable stay.

  • 32” LED TV
  • Daily room servicing (no exceptions)
  • Free NBN Wi-Fi and broadband access
  • Free off-street parking
  • Generous tabletop space for dining or work
  • Ground-floor access
  • Hair dryer
  • Hygienically cleaned and sealed glassware
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Large ensuite
  • Microwave and toaster
  • Private courtyard with outdoor seating
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Small fridge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Tiled floors throughout


A cooked or continental breakfast service is available daily from 8:00-8:30am. Simply place your order by dropping the in-room form to reception or completing the online order form by 5:00pm the night before.

For the comfort of your pet, you’ll find the following pet-friendly supplies in your room on arrival:

  • Food and water bowls
  • Mats to place beneath bowls
  • Pet waste bags

And if there’s anything else you need during your stay, please let our friendly staff know. We’re here to help you any way we can.


FAQs about our pet and dog-friendly holiday accommodation

Every pet-friendly motel is different. That’s why we’ve considered the questions you might have to make it easy to know exactly what you can expect.

And if you can’t find the information you need here, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team with your questions or accommodation requests.


Are there any pets or breeds you do not allow (such as size restrictions)?

Generally not, but we do ask what type of pet you are travelling with to approve their stay and ensure we can accommodate both their needs and that of our other guests.

Are there restrictions on how many pets are allowed in the room?

Typically we would allow up to 2 pets in your room. Please call our staff if you are travelling with more pets than this to see if we can accommodate your needs.

Are pets allowed on the furniture or beds?

To minimise wear and tear on soft furnishings, we ask that pets are kept off the beds and room seating.

Is there a bond? What happens if a pet damages the room or property?

There is a small room fee for each pet to cover additional cleaning, but no bond. Should your pet damage the property, we will add any applicable damage costs to the bill.

Is there an area to toilet pets? What are the rules around cleaning up after them?

We can provide pet-waste bags and encourage pets to be toileted in the grassed areas outside the motel (not in your private courtyard). There are also walking trails close-by where you can take your dog, but please be sure to pick up after them and dispose of their waste responsibly.

What are the rules around leashes?

Within your own room and private courtyard, a leash is not required. However, your dog must be kept on a leash or removed from the room, while your room is being serviced.

Outside of your room or private courtyard, we require dogs to be kept on a secure leash at all times while on Strath Motel grounds.

Can I leave my pet in my room unattended?

No. Your pet must be accompanied by you or a caretaker at all times.

Are there any areas around the motel that are off limits for pets?

Dogs are welcome to walk around outside your room, providing they are kept on a suitable leash at all times. The only area strictly out-of-bounds for pets are guest rooms that don’t cater for pets.

Are there any dog parks nearby?

At this time Strathalbyn does not have a dedicated off-leash dog park, but the town has many nature trails and parks where you can walk your dog on a leash. Our staff at Reception will be happy to advise the best places to walk your dog.

What happens if another guest makes a complaint about my pet?

The comfort of all our guests is our highest priority. Should another guest make a complaint about your pet, we will investigate this complaint and how it can be resolved. If you are unable to control a pet, we may be required to ask you to make alternate arrangements to move your pet off-site.

What vets are there in Strathalbyn?

Greencross Vets

32 Love Avenue


PH: 08 8536 2722


Weekdays: 8:30am- 5:30pm

Saturday: 9:00am- 12:00pm

Sunday/Public Holidays: Closed


High Street Vets Strathalbyn

60 High Street


PH: 08 8536 8701 (standard and emergency calls)


Weekdays: 8:00am- 6:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am- 12:00pm

Sunday/Public Holidays: Closed



Book this room

Dogs and other animals that are not certified support animals are subject to management approval with a small room fee for each pet. Please contact the Strath Motel directly to book or enquire about our pet-friendly accommodation.

PH: +61 8 8536 3311

A minimum 2 night stay applies across long weekends. Please see the full list of Booking Terms & Conditions that apply to all bookings.


Dog-friendly room deal

We haven’t forgotten your pampered pooch with our Woofer Deal. Enjoy 2 nights’ accommodation, late check-out, gourmet doggie treats, and a delicious country cooked breakfast delivered to your door each morning.

Strath Motel

4 North Parade
5255 Strathalbyn, South Australia

08) 8536 3311

Send Email

Awards & testimonials

© 2020 Strath Motel

Terms & Conditions

Privacy policy

Website by: Antler Studio