All good things come in small packages and each boutique hotel in our collection of Mini Chic Retreats packs it all into just 6 rooms or less. From the unique Boathouse at Knotts End, in the Lake District to Villa Metato, a boutique hotel for two in Umbria, our ultra small boutique hotels and luxury villas offer the big benefits of boutique hotel style and service along with the peace, quiet and personality of a small, luxury hotel.

If you’re a keen skier, the 4-room Chalet Cygnet in the Four Valleys Region, part of the Verbier area, is perfect for families or a group of friends (you can rent it exclusively as well as booking individual rooms). Owners Corina and David offer a warm welcome and personalised service, plus you get the benefit of their activities and lifestyle company Alpine Comfort. Perhaps you’d rather soak up the Miami sunshine, in which case why not stay at Casa Tua, a 5-room home-from-home experience (there are no signs for the hotel or Italian restaurant outside so it really does feel like you’re visiting a friend’s house) with an open-plan kitchen and a pretty garden terrace where you can have dinner in the summer.

Often it’s when you’re visiting a big, bustling city that you really want somewhere intimate to return to at the end of each day. Chakrabongse Villas in Bangkok, which is set on the banks of the Chao Phraya River and has just 3 suites and tropical gardens, is a world away from the noisy, tooting tuk-tuks and chaotic streets outside. In Marrakech, check into Riad Shambala, an authentic 5-room riad in the medina where you can take a break from haggling in the souks with a mint tea in one of the lounges or by watching the sunset from the roof terrace. And in Paris, you can feel like a St-Germain-des-Prés local by renting the 2 bedroom unhotel the Artist Penthouse. There’s a balcony with views across the Parisian rooftops and it’s ideally located to explore the lovely cafes and restaurants of the Left Bank.

Small can also be romantic so why not surprise your loved one with a weekend away at the gorgeous, 3-suite Guesthouse Porters in Antwerp created by interior designer Pieter Porter, or the 5-room, opulent Suitehotel Posthoorn in the old town of Monnickendam, just a stones’ throw from Amsterdam. It has plenty of style, plus substance in the form of a Michelin star restaurant. Other options include boutique hotel Il Cannito on the sweeping Amalfi Coast (it has its own private beach, a great restaurant and a swimming pool with views of the hills) and Boutique Hotel Galini on the gorgeous Greek island of Zakynthos. For a boutique hotel with a difference try a tree house at Orion B&B in the South of France.

If you’re looking for an intimate retreat, something a little unique or you just want that home-from-home feel a small boutique hotel can give, browse our collection of Mini Chic Retreats and find your perfect little gem. 


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siracusa, italy

Donna Coraly Resort is an authentic Sicilian boutique hotel experience in Siracusa. If you are looking for a small, luxurious hotel (there are just 5 suites here) with very personal service then Donna Coraly Resort is the one for you.
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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.

5 Rooms for Price of 4


la bruguiere, france

This 5 room converted silk farm is within easy reach of the charming market town of Uzes in Languedoc-Roussillon, France. Mas d'Augustine is the perfect hideaway to enjoy a few days away without a care in the world.
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oxfordshire, united kingdom

Perfect for a group of friends or family or just for two, Beachspoke's Yarrow Cottage is a 2-bedroom chocolate box cottage in the Cotswolds. This 300 year old property has been completely renovated making it the perfect year-round alternative to a boutique hotel in the Cotswolds just 5 minutes from Kingham train station.


east sussex, united kingdom

Not content with a standard boutique hotel, owner Jude has created a luxury Chic Retreat for two in a magnificent Georgian villa at the heart of St Leonards-on-sea in East Sussex.  5 The Lawn comes complete with your very own private marble pool, 3D cinema and steam room.


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.


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'.


ullswater, united kingdom

Overlooking a sweep of private lake and surrounded by acres of well-established woodland, the Boathouse at Knotts End is an idyllic Chic Retreat just for two in the Lake District. Interiors are fresh and modern, but still retain a feeling of its 150-year history.


rome, italy

Sometimes a luxury boutique hotel is too much and we just want to find a small chic B&B which we can call home for a few days. Buonanotte Garibaldi is exactly that, hidden away in the Trastevere in Rome.



Ca Alfieri al Trenta is an elegant and sophisticated small boutique hotel in an18th-century mansion house situated at the foot of the Royal Castle of Govone, between Langhe and Monferrato hills, in the heart of Piedmont. The owners love of France shines through in the French country-chic style of the interiors of this 4 room boutique hotel.


cambridgeshire, united kingdom

Carter's Yard is a boutique hotel for 2 less than an hour from London in Cambridgeshire.


modica, italy

This two bedroom, 20th-century Chic Retreat is located in the historical heart of Modica, south eastern Sicily and is a charming romantic hideaway for those looking for a self-catering alternative to a boutique hotel. 
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