Paw-some! Look inside Havering’s first luxury cat hotel

PUBLISHED: 15:45 05 July 2016 | UPDATED: 15:45 05 July 2016

The welcoming may of the luxury cat hotel in Collier Row

The welcoming may of the luxury cat hotel in Collier Row


A boutique hotel has opened in Collier Row, and prices start from as little as £17 a night.

Unlike most hotels, this boutique hotel doesn’t allow people to stay over, only their beloved cats.

On Sunday, the Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel, at 35 Hamlet Road. Collier Row, was officially opened by former Mayor of Havering Cllr Linda Trew.

Owner of the purrfect paradise, Sam Scott, said the day was great fun.

She said: “The day was a huge success with over 100 guests in attendance all enjoying prosecco, cupcakes and a tour of the boutique hotel to celebrate the first five star cat hotel opening in Romford.

“We were delighted to be able to support Pussy Cat Lodge, our local rescue centre and the place we adopted our gorgeous rescue cats from three years ago, with donations and a raffle prize.”

Sam, who will run the hotel from her back garden, was inspired by a TV show

She said: “I was inspired by the Channel Four programme “Compare Your Life” where Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel were featured offering cat lovers the chance to leave the rat race behind and start their own rewarding business.

“I decided I had to offer the same high level of care to cat lovers in and around Romford.

“After 29 years of working in the City, my dream job is now a reality as I have opened my own luxury cat hotel!”

In the hotel, the pampered pets will be led to a suite, where they can dine like royalty from the ‘A La Cat’ menu, which offers hand flaked salmon or king prawns, all served on pristine bone china.

Sam said any guests who will be treated as well as her own mollycoddled moggies.

She said: “I have always been a cat lover and welcomed our first kitten into our home when I was 10-years-old and have never looked back.

“When I moved into our first family home we welcomed a pair of gorgeous kittens and we now have our rescue cats, Libby and Milo, who are very much part of the family.

“There is little as rewarding as a cat cuddle at the end of a busy day!”

To make a booking, phone 01707 832 000 or email

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