Here are some of the lovely things that the press have been saying about us!

The Press

Date: 2020
Longcroft press update

Since we opened the doors of the first Longcroft Cat Hotel in Welwyn to our feline guests, the response from the press has been incredible. Here is just a small selection of press and TV coverage, from local to national and international, as far afield as Vietnam, India, Brazil and Macedonia. If you require a press pack then please do contact us.

TV

itv / this morning

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This Morning was searching for Britain’s Top Cat. McFly’s Tom Fletcher, together with a panel of leading figures in the feline world – Sally Tokens, Jackie Weaver and Arlene Phillips, were on a mission to find the nation’s purr-fect moggy. Longcroft were very proud to host “The Feline Factor” – a Krypton Factor inspired cat assault course…

Channel 4 / Compare Your Life

Carlton Hood
Over four million Brits have abandoned the rat race to be their own bosses, but most of us are too overwhelmed by the staggering number of possible new opportunities to make such a big change. By using the same principles found in comparison websites, Carlton Hood, former CEO of Confused.com, helps separate the emotion from the important factors and guide families towards a future that will work for them. Pete and Iney want to start a family business to allow them to spend more quality time with their two children, Archie and Rhianna. With the couple being torn between a new life in France and a venture closer to home in the UK. Carlton offers the couple a trial of three potential new lives: an exciting business opportunity overseas in Western France, a village post office in the rolling countryside of Worcestershire, and an exciting hotel franchise for animal-lovers, Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotels.

(Aired in June 2013)

BBC / Newsround


BBC Newsround

ITV News


Abi Purser, Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel, ITV

… and more

  • Time Out London | Feline fancy? A luxury cat hotel is opening in south London
  • The Guardian | Luxury cat hotels : pet care goes upmarket
  • Lonely Planet | Individual suites and spa days – inside London’s newest luxury hotel…for cats
  • Real Business| Luxury cat hotel to deliver five-star feline experience
  • Your Local Guardian | Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel Group set to bring a new cat hotel to Norbury
  • Kent Live | A luxury cat hotel is opening in Margate and people are already booking ahead
  • Croydon Advertiser | Take a look around Croydon’s new hotel – for cats
  • Liverpool Echo | Luxury cat hotel to open in Southport

 

 

THE GUARDIAN

Most innovative new home-based business venture

With gourmet menus, individually decorated bedrooms and choice of music, Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel has developed into a franchise business ... Read more

METRO

The UK’s poshest cat hotel

When it comes to luxury accommodation in the UK, Longcroft Hotel has cornered the market.

Forget the Hilton, Longcroft residents are collected from their homes in chauffeured Mercedes, lay their heads upon heated pillows atop wrought iron beds and dine on gourmet line-caught fish suppers served in bone china bowls every night. ... Read more

TELEGRAPH

Fine dining

A luxurious hotel suite - complete with four-poster bed, state-of-the-art sound system and fine dining - for just £15 a night? Sounds like quite a bargain. But this is a hotel for cats ... Read more

DAILY MAIL

Live it up in style

The days of wondering whether your cat’s OK while you’re away may have gone.
A new luxurious feline hotel could mean your pet has an even better holiday than you. Four-legged guests who check in at the hotel in Welwyn Garden City, Hertfordshire, can live it up in style with amazing treats from the hotel's organic ‘A La Cat’ menu ... Read more

EXPRESS.CO.UK

Scrumptious delights!

WITH four-poster beds, state-of-the-art sound systems and a pampering package on offer, this luxurious hotel seems a remarkable bargain at as little as £19 a night ... Read more

THE GUARDIAN

Longcroft wins the Guardian home business award

The Guardian Business awards celebrates the achievements and successes of some of the UK’s best and most promising businesses. ... Read more

CAMBRIDGE NEWS

The aristocats

Mollycoddled moggies are getting the VIP treatment at a new luxury hotel for felines in Royston.
In fact, the aristocats may enjoy a better holiday than the owners ... Read more

BUCKINGHAMSHIRE LIFE

Go on, let us in for some pampering!

We like to help readers find excellent treats with our reviews of hotel stays and food and drink menus, and now we’ve discovered somewhere new and very special in the beautiful Buckinghamshire countryside ... Read more

Our Google reviews

An amazing service ran by people who truly love cats. We received regular updates and our cats received the best care in our absence that I can imagine- excellent.
Phil McEachen
Phil McEachen
12:05 24 May 18
My cat Prince stayed at Longcroft for two and a half weeks whilst we were on holiday in February, and was treated like royalty. I came home to one happy and beautifully groomed and relaxed pet, so much so that he didn't want to leave! The care he received was excellent and I loved the little touch of a goody bag that he was given when he left. Abi was a,along with the updates and photos of him that she regularly sent whilst we were away, I will never send him anywhere else than Longcroft. A truly 5 star pet experience!
chloe pugh-life
chloe pugh-life
21:44 21 Feb 18
5⭐️ facilities and services ! Our two cats Chester and Caesar stayed for a short break in December whilst we we’re having some work completed at home. We found Longcroft by accident to be honest but to say our two cats had a great time is an understatement . Abi and lily were brilliant ! They were attentive , they listened and understood our cats needs and looked after them so well . You can tell that they have a lot of love for the cats in their care . Our cats looked so happy and content in their holiday photos ( another super bonus ) and updates . We have already booked them for a summer vacation and are planning on using Longcroft for all our mini breaks and holidays in the future. The service before, during and after cannot be faulted.
Tricia Middleton
Tricia Middleton
22:16 06 Feb 18
Great place. Abi is wonderful. Our babies were well taken care of, Abi spoiled them almost as much as I spoil them!
Naomi Bloomer
Naomi Bloomer
14:11 04 May 18
Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel in Welwyn is fantastic. Our cats were so happy here. The genuine love and care given by Abi Purser is incomparable. We have every faith and trust in the service Longcroft provide, and feel able to relax when we are away knowing they are being so well looked after.
Olivia Taylor-Weale
Olivia Taylor-Weale
10:32 02 Feb 18
Longcroft cat hotels should be your 1st and only choice for your furry babies. I had to find a place to look after my two furry family members after having to move out of the house. Abi went out of her way to help for the 7 weeks I needed to home Pepsi and Summer. They were looked after and pampered for their entire stay at Longcroft. Abi sent lots of photos on how they were doing (plenty of play times) through out their stay to keep me updated on how they were. Couldn’t give any more praise to the Longcroft Hotels for the help I needed to look after my 2 cats.
Darren Jones
Darren Jones
07:04 30 May 19
The gold standard of catteries! Exceptional service. The only place for 100% peace of mind. Highly recommended.
Michael Klanga
Michael Klanga
04:18 28 Jul 19
Longcroft cat hotels should be your 1st and only choice for your furry babies. I had to find a place to look after my two furry family members after having to move out of the house. Abi went out of her way to help for the 7 weeks I needed to home Pepsi and Summer. They were looked after and pampered for their entire stay at Longcroft. Abi sent lots of photos on how they were doing (plenty of play times) through out their stay to keep me updated on how they were. Couldn’t give any more praise to the Longcroft Hotels for the help I needed to look after my 2 cats.
Darren Jones
Darren Jones
07:04 30 May 19
Abi and her team were 100% exceptional and took excellent care of our two kittens! I started fearing they wouldn't want to come back home, having had so much fun at Longcroft!
Ricardo Morais
Ricardo Morais
16:38 03 Sep 19
Abi and her team were 100% exceptional and took excellent care of our two kittens! I started fearing they wouldn't want to come back home, having had so much fun at Longcroft!
Ricardo Morais
Ricardo Morais
16:38 03 Sep 19
My gorgeous little princess loved her stay. She is a shy and timid little thing, therefore felt anxious leaving her in a strange place. However, as soon as she arrived, Ellie was made welcome and wasn't long before she came out of her shell. I would highly recommend Longcroft and Abi's love and care for cats truly shows. Ellie will be sure to stay again in the near future! Thank you Abi for making Ellie's first time away from home, so enjoyable =^^=
Kerri French
Kerri French
13:27 24 Feb 18
Look after both our kitties and kept them happy warm and played with loads. Regular updates and pictures helped keep us happy knowing both our fir babies were safe and comfortable.
Dan Miller
Dan Miller
17:35 23 Nov 19
Superb facility and amazing business owners... I don't have a clue why anyone would choose to put their cats anywhere else
Jayne Bratton
Jayne Bratton
15:36 09 Oct 18
Abi and her team at Longcroft go the extra mile to make sure your cat’s stay is second to none. We were extremely happy with the service, pricing and the communication throughout the time we were away. We also received regular updates via email with pictures! There are plenty of different options and extras available including treats and more.I wouldn’t take our cat anywhere else after this experience. When we returned to collect her, she didn’t want to leave she seemed so happy! Compared to other cattery’s it’s a different experience, exceptionally clean, well managed and stress-free! 100% would recommend and return!
James Wansell
James Wansell
17:28 04 Nov 18
Longcroft Luxury Cat Hotel is an amazing place it exceeded all our expectations and we couldn't be happier. Our cat Simba was so relaxed when he came home and we were at ease when we left him in the care of Abi and team. I highly recommend longcroft it's definitely luxury and meets high standards.If you’re going away and worried about leaving your cat this is the best choice you will ever make. Mehul & Chandni
Mehul Shah
Mehul Shah
23:43 21 Jan 17
We were very anxious about leaving our two silver bengal girls whilst we went away, they are high energy and need lots of attention! Abi reassured us that she is well equipped to care for special breeds and was totally prepared to deal with our cats' dietary requirements. We were kept updated each day with photos and fun anecdotes about the girls' day. I would definitely recommend Longcroft Welwyn to anyone that cant bear the idea of leaving their pets in a cattery. Our girls came home very happy with a super cute gift bag, and we have already booked them in for their next stay!
Elena
Elena
18:55 14 Nov 18
Last year I put my cat in a cattery and he came out sostressed out. His fur was pouring out of him.I hoped the name of this place lived up to its words.I was not disappointed, it was lovely and warm.Phoenix loved it. The owner Abi, is a pure cat loverand she made me feel at ease by sending me some photos of Phoenix. When I arrived to take him home I think he wanted to stay. Abi had looked after him so well.I can highly recommend Longcroft. Phoenix will be back :-)
Gem Rodrigues
Gem Rodrigues
12:53 17 Nov 18
Lovely, well thought out facility, with a cat tree and a separate, warm bed area. My two fur babies Marcus and Charlie were well looked after by Ali. The service is reasonably priced and we would definitely recommend entrusting family pets here.
Jane Matthews
Jane Matthews
12:45 03 Jan 19
My two cats stayed at Longcroft Welwyn for a month and when they returned home they were calm, relaxed and extremely well-groomed. I was anxious about leaving them for month but they were so well cared for and I was given regular updates by Abi at Longcroft. This is by far, the best service and cat hotel/cattery that I've come across. Abi also sent the cats home with a box of treats which they were given for Christmas.
Sulinna Ong
Sulinna Ong
13:04 18 Jan 19
The facility at Longcroft Cat Hotel is the best I have seen. Spacious, clean, and just perfect for all cats. All staffs are very professional. My cat Leo who basically feared human interaction actually became braver and more open to humans after his stay over at Longcroft. Leo would not have been okay in other average cat hotels. His health and coat conditions were just perfect when he returned to me. Definitely coming back!
Kun Woo Kim
Kun Woo Kim
20:07 02 Feb 19
Lovely and well thought out facility. The Stuff are amazing. I wouldn't trust anyone else with my cat.
Rory Japp
Rory Japp
12:11 29 Apr 19