Our collection of budget boutique hotels may spare you the expense, but it certainly won’t skimp on the luxury. All of the small chic hotels in our unique collection of budget Chic Retreats have been selected by Lulu to ensure you find a luxury boutique B&B, small chic hotel or luxury villa without the high price tag.

Just because you’re watching the purse strings doesn’t mean you shouldn’t eat well either, which is where our collection of budget boutique hotels comes in. The Marquis at Alkham in Kent is a magnet for foodies who want to eat at the hotel’s Michelin Rising Star restaurant before bedding down without breaking the bank. Dishes, which change seasonally, are a contemporary take on British fare and could typically include loin of venison or roast cod followed by earl grey and strawberry soufflé. There’s a Mediterranean menu at Hotel Biniarocca, a budget boutique hotel in Menorca where the excellent restaurant is set within beautiful rose gardens. 

Spa breaks can also be surprisingly affordable. At Grand Hotel des Bains in Brittany, indulge in a programme of thalassotherapy treatments and massages, eat healthy meals made from produce grown on the owner’s farm and sleep in simply designed rooms with a sea view.  La Belle Epoque, a new opening in Poitou-Charentes is a charming 3 room boutique hotel where guests can enjoy a luxury boutique hotel experience with a vintage twist without the 5 star price tag. Meanwhile, nature lovers should head to Summerplace Guesthouse, an adults-only boutique B&B in Madeira, where the setting is breathtaking. There’s an infinity pool with the sea beyond, beaches, mountains and valleys with miles of walking paths. Or perhaps you prefer Almohalla 51 a charming award-winning Chic Retreat in Andalucia.

Further afield in Ubud, Amori Villa is a small budget luxury hotel and villa in Bali surrounded by lush greenery with an infinity pool, open-air living/dining area and Jacuzzi. In Sri Lanka, the Apa Villas is set on a palm-fringed beach near Galle where you can go diving, fishing and cycle to explore nearby Buddhist temples. And if you opt for booking Gecko Villa, a budget luxury villa in North East Thailand (which sleeps 6) your friends and family will be surrounded by gardens, orchards and paddy fields - perfect for relaxing in total privacy.

Other self-catering options include the lovely Masseria Alchimia in Puglia, which is a former mansion house that has been transformed into 10 apartments, each with kitchenettes and terraces. They feature classic designs and furnishings from the likes of Philippe Starck, Philiipe Stack bathrooms and a changing display of art. Ski-lovers will be pleased to hear about our newest budget boutique hotel addition in Switzerland, Hotel Restaurant Bellevue, the best small boutique hotel in the ski village of Davos Wiesen.


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gubbio, italy

La Cuccagna is a traditionally built Italian Chic Retreat set in the heart of the Umbrian countryside between Perugia and Gubbio. Owners, Sarah and Salvatore, who live on the first floor, have painstakingly restored this charming farmhouse into a simple boutique hotel in Umbria with 5 rooms and suites and an apartment for two.


bodrum, turkey

One of the best designed boutique hotels in Turkey, 4Reasons Hotel and Bistro, Bodrum, enjoys a beautiful position with views across olive groves and the Mediterranean.  The 20 rooms at this Chic Retreat are stylish and super-chic.


archidona, spain

With just 5 bedrooms Almohalla 51 is a very charming, new little Chic Retreat in ArchidonaAndalucia.  Filled with character (and wonky beams!) this hideaway will charm the pants off any weary traveller looking for affordable style.



Amori Villa is a small luxury hotel and luxury villa in Ubud, Bali with just 4 luxury suites and 1 villa where traditional Balinese design meets modern luxury. Relax by the infinity pool take a spa treatment and enjoy the superb service.


kardamyli, greece

Anniska & Liakoto are 2 charming boutique hotels in the seaside village of Kardamili in the Peloponnese. Guests return time and again to this family run gem with its self-catering apartments and suites, personal service and spectacular sea views.


bodrum, turkey

Antik Zeytin Hotel is a small luxury hotel in Turkey, where the simple pleasures in life are the priority; baking bread in an ancient stone oven, producing your own olive oil, taking a dip in the outdoor pool or enjoying a day exploring by boat.


sri lanka

Apa Villas is a charming small hotel offering 7 luxury suites in a stunning beach location. One of the first elegant boutique hotels in Sri Lanka.


sithonia, greece

Areti Bungalows is located on the Sithonia peninsula, in one of the most unspoilt areas of Chalkidiki in Northern Greece. Situated on family owned land, nestled amongst olive groves, eucalyptus and pine trees, this Chic Retreat has 8 bungalows set a few steps back from 2 private beaches and the Aegean sea.


biarritz, france

Arguibel is a small boutique hotel with style and character. This small chic hotel has 5 en-suite rooms and suites and is situated close to Biarritz in the middle of the popular 'Basque Country'.


palma di montechiaro (ag), italy

Azienda Agricola Mandranova is a small boutique hotel in the hills of southern Sicily on a working olive farm. This homely bolthole, just 2 miles from the sea, is packed with Sicilian charm and serves up delicious home-cooked regional food.


florence, italy

Barbialla Nuova sits in the heart of Tuscany and has been in Guido Manfredi Rasponi's family for hundreds of years. When he graduated from university in 2003 he decided to transform the organic farm into an agriturismo with self-catering apartments with the help of a group of friends. 


lamu, kenya

Meaning the House of Wonder Baytil Ajaib is one of the finest representation of the patrician palatial townhouses that have all but vanished from Lamu. A small luxury hotel, Baytil Ajaib offers discerning guests privacy and excellent service.

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