Looking for a boutique hotel in Spain? Lulu has enjoyed collecting these chic hotels and private villas in Spain and wants to share these little hidden gems with you. From hip Spanish haciendas in the rolling countryside to beachside luxury hotels in Marbella, the Chic Retreats collection of boutique hotels in Spain has something for everyone. So whether you’re after a regal mansion in rural Andalucia or the low-down on luxury hotels in Seville, Lulu’s pick of best boutique hotels in Spain is second to none.

Ibiza

Ibiza has long been a favourite holiday destination both for partygoers who make a beeline for the iconic nightclubs of the south and those who want to discover the less-developed, rugged coast of the north. For the best of both worlds, stay at Cas Gasi, one of our boutique hotels in Spain which is a former farmhouse, right in the centre of the island. Just a few minutes’ from the hotel you can discover the quaint villages of Sant Rafel and Santa Gertrudis, while gorgeous sandy beaches such as Las Salinas, Cala Conte and Benirras, are a 15 minute drive away. At Cas Gasi itself, the restaurant serves up a Mediterranean menu with vegetables taken from its own organic plot and the spa includes a Finnish sauna, a private open-air yoga and pilates deck. Also not far from San Rafael and equally ideally located is one of Lulu's favourites Hotel Rural Es Cucons, a charming country house hotel in Ibiza with 14 rooms and suites, an adorable restaurant and a spa area.

Tenerife, Menorca and Mallorca

We have also found lovely boutique hotels on Spanish islands Tenerife and Mallorca. Hotel San Roque, a luxury family run hotel in Tenerife, is set in a former 18th-century manor house, in the northwest traditional fishing village of Garachico. Rooms at Hotel San Roque have colour-washed walls and eclectic furniture; there’s a swimming pool, sauna and tennis courts nearby and bikes that can be borrowed to explore the countryside. Our most popular boutique hotels in Mallorca include Cases de Son Barbassa which is surrounded by forest and overlooks the bays of Cala Mesquida, Cala Agulla and Cala Ratjada. The landscape is stunning and there are golf courses and tennis courts nearby. The unspoilt island of Menorca was a frequent holiday location for Lulu when she was little but of course there wasn't a boutique hotel to be found anywhere in Menorca in those days! For some peace and quiet and an adults-only holiday do book the oh, so pretty Biniarroca hotel owned by talented artist Lindsay Mullen. For a child-friendly, eco-chic option and only 15 minutes from the airport try Sant Joan de Binissaida a little gem which also has its own restaurant.

Barcelona

If you want to combine a beach setting with the atmosphere of a buzzing city, you can’t beat Barcelona. In the centre, La Rambla is the famous, mostly pedestrianised boulevard that runs from Plaça Catalunya down to the sea. It’s very touristy so once you’ve wandered down it, head instead to see some of Gaudi’s extraordinary  legacy which includes the surreal Park Guell and the UNESCO World Heritage Site Basilica de la Sagrada Familia (which was only a quarter complete when the Catalan architect died at the age of 76).

When you’re feeling weary from sightseeing, why not book into family-owned Barcelona boutique hotel Primero Primera. You’ll be made to feel totally at home: there’s an honesty box for drinks and a library full of books on the area for you to read. Primero Primera is located in the Tres Torres district (10 minutes from the city centre) and has plenty of restaurants to choose from nearby. Some of the best include Spanish restaurant Dos Torres, set in a modernist villa and non-touristy Catalan restaurant St Remy: both have tables outside in gardens in the summer.

Seville

Another key Spanish city is Seville in Andalucia. Known for its flamenco and Moorish architecture there’s plenty to see, from the 15th-century cathedral to the fortified Alcazar Palace (the gardens are gorgeous too). Just two minutes walk from the Plaza del Duque is boutique hotel Casa Romana ideally positioned for both business and pleasure. The flamenco museum holds classes and demonstrations while the best area for shopping is around Calle Sierpes which runs down to La Campana. Wander round the picturesque Santa Cruz district and then for dinner, head for Restaurant Egana-Oriza next to the wall of the Alcazar Palace and near to the historical Lope de Vega theatre. The menu changes seasonally but typical dishes could include lobster salad with truffle vinaigrette and steak tartar.

Or, for something more casual, try El Rinconcello, where you can choose between sitting in the restaurant or standing to eat the superb tapas, using old barrels to rest your plates on. Your tapas order - spinach with chickpeas, cod in tomato sauce, white anchovies, Iberian cured ham, say - is chalked up on the bar. From there it’s less than two hours drive to one of our favourite boutique hotels in Spain, award-winning Almohalla 51 in the ancient town of Archidona. Consisting of 5 rooms with thick stone walls, wooden beams and antique tiles, there are also shaded patios and terraces and a plunge pool. You can potter round the town itself and visit nearby cities such as Cordoba, Granada and Malaga. In the evenings, take your pick from local restaurants such as Restaurante Escua, which serves great steaks and Bar Central, the oldest bar in town which is renowned for its tapas.

 

Showing 11-20 of 43 results

Casa Olea - Southern Spain, Spain

Hide & Chic Retreats

Good for:

padding around barefoot & re-awakening the senses

Casa Olea is a small boutique b & b in Andalucia between Cordoba & Granada. Nestled amid ancient olive groves, this 6-room hideaway, also available exclusively, serves great food and is perfectly placed to explore the nearby Moorish sites.

A welcome drink

per room per night  EUR 107
Prices from

Casa Romana Hotel - Seville, Spain

City Chic Retreats

Good for:

the central location, just minutes from the Cathedral

This hotel represents the true meaning of boutique hotel with everything in it for sale! Casa Romana Hotel is in the heart of Seville - 2 minutes walk from Plaza el Duque and a few more from the cathedral and art galleries.

5% off room rate
Call reservations to book now

Casa Tomaren - Lanzarote, Spain

Hide & Chic Retreats

Good for:

families wanting their own space in stylish surroundings

Casa Tomaren is a welcome Chic Retreat addition to Lanzarote. Perfect for guests looking for a stylish, chic, self-catering escape. There are 6 private villas and studios with a large shared swimming pool. Families welcome.

5% off room rate
per night  EUR 90
Prices from

Cases de Son Barbassa - Mallorca, Spain

Hide & Chic Retreats

Good for:

wanting to relax for a few days before exploring Mallorca

With views towards the countryside and the sea, Cases de Son Barbassa is a gorgeous, family- friendly finca near Capdepera in Mallorca. Relax, unwind and enjoy the lovely rooms and charming service.

5% off room rate
per person per night  EUR 84
Prices from

Corral del Rey - Seville, Spain

City Chic Retreats

Good for:

combining with Hacienda San Rafael just outside Seville

Corral del Rey is new boutique hotel located in the heart of Seville, in the old quarter of Barrio Alfalfa five minutes walk from the Cathedral. Think small, think exclusive, think luxury.

A room upgrade (subject to availability)

Call reservations to book now

Cuatre Finques - Xalo, Jalon, Costa Blanca, Spain

Hide & Chic Retreats

Good for:

one of the best 2014 newcomers

In the owner Nicky's words '​"To define Cuatre Finques is not easy! Our goal is not to be a boutique hotel, Casa Rural, or Bed and Breakfast.  Beyond the meaning of individual words - a rural retreat in Spain with friendliness that is familiar, but with professionalism, and an ambiance that makes you unwind the moment you arrive and allows you to feel totally relaxed by the time you leave".​

Complimentary bottle of wine from a local bodega.

per room per night  EUR 85
Prices from

El Raco de Madremanya - Northern Spain, Spain

Country Chic Retreats

Good for:

child-free zone with 2 pools and a great restaurant

El Raco de Madremanya is a small boutique hotel in the charming Catelonian village of Madremanya. Rustic charm and contemporary style pervade this 17th-century farmhouse and new lodge, which has 2 swimming pools and a great restaurant.

A welcome drink & room upgrade (subject to availability)

Call reservations to book now

Forn Nou - Mallorca, Spain

Hide & Chic Retreats

Good for:

the best newcomer in Mallorca

Hotel & Restaurant Forn Nou is a new small boutique hotel in one of the most beautiful areas in Mallorca.  With just 6 rooms this privately owned and run Chic Retreat in the town of Artà has been in the same family for 4 generations.

Welcome drinks

Call reservations to book now

Fountainhead Hotel - Southern Spain, Spain

Country Chic Retreats

Good for:

those wanting to keep themselves to themselves

Fountainhead is a romantic boutique hotel set in the Andalucian countryside. If you have done the city breaks and fancy a weekend destination with a difference then try this chic retreat, with just 4 suites, an intimate restaurant & spa.

5% off room rate

A welcome drink

Call reservations to book now

Gran Hotel Son Net - Mallorca, Spain

Country Chic Retreats

Good for:

everyone to experience the best luxury hotel in Mallorca

Continuously found in the best hotel lists around the world Gran Hotel Son Net is the most sought after small luxury hotel in Puigpunyent, Mallorca. With elegant & authentic interiors Gran Hotel Son Net is the Grande Dame of Mallorca.

A welcome drink & room upgrade (subject to availability)

per night  EUR 155
Prices from
Showing 11-20 of 43 results