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MINI CHIC BOUTIQUE HOTELS, B&Bs AND LUXURY HOUSES


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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UPENDO ZANZIBAR

kijagwani, tanzania

The owners of Upendo Zanzibar in south-east Zanzibar are passionate about their luxury villas and have done everything possible to ensure that you will be too. This Chic Retreat is on a white sandy beach and is fully serviced allowing you to sit back, relax and soak up the sun.

MAROC LODGE

ouirgane, amizmiz, morocco

Maroc Lodge is a small luxury hotel near Marrakech in the High Atlas mountains. Enjoy spectacular views from the Berber-style pavilions that sit amid gorgeous landscaped gardens, gourmet cuisine and treatments in the hammam & spa.

FOLLONICO 4 SUITE B AND B

siena, italy

At Follonico the owners are keen to share the four unique seasons that Tuscany has to offer through different tastes, smells and colours Above all, Follonico allows guests to experience them in the luxury of plenty of space.

THE BUNK INN

thatcham, united kingdom

The Bunk Inn is a charming and welcoming village pub with boutique hotel rooms in Curridge, Berkshire.

THE MILL AT GORDLETON

hampshire, united kingdom

Sitting alongside the river, The Mill is a pub with boutique hotel rooms in the hamlet of Gordleton, Hampshire. Whilst there is plenty to discover on its doorstep there is no need to venture further than the beautiful gardens and grounds, which have hidden places to sit and a secret garden full of art and sculptures.

THE RUNNING HORSE

winchester, united kingdom

The Running Horse is a boutique inn serving fabulous food in the village of Littleton, near Winchester, not far from the New Forest in Hampshire.
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DOCK HOUSE BOUTIQUE HOTEL & SPA

cape town, south africa

You won't find a better small, but perfectly formed boutique hotel in Cape TownDock House Boutique Hotel & Spa has just 6 rooms & suites and sits amidst manicured gardens in the Victoria & Albert Waterfront.

THE MANOR HOUSE AT THE QUEEN VICTORIA HOTEL

cape town, south africa

Overlooking the harbour in Cape Town The Manor House at the Queen Victoria Hotel is an exclusive 4 suite retreat less than 5 minutes walk from the Aquarium and the Nelson Mandela Gateway ferry terminal. If you stay here you have access to an outdoor pool at an adjacent hotel as well as a spa and fitness centre.

THE BLACK BOY PUB AND HOTEL

oxford, united kingdom

Once a run down pub with blackened ceilings, The Black Boy Pub and Hotel in Old Headington, Oxford, has been transformed into a gastropub with 5 contemporary rooms by business partners Abigail, self-confessed foodie and chef Chris who met each other whilst working for Raymond Blanc.

THE HAWK INN

andover, united kingdom

Chocolate box cottages and rolling hills surround Amport village in Hampshire where you'll find The Hawk Inn, a nine-room foodie paradise. Escape for a night or two and indulge in their modern British menu.

THE WINNING POST

windsor, united kingdom

The Winning Post is a gastro pub with 10 boutique hotel rooms in the quiet village of Winkfield in Berkshire. Excellent food and a warm & welcoming atmosphere make this the perfect choice if you are coming to Windsor or to watch the racing at Ascot.

RIAD FARNATCHI

marrakech, morocco

Riad Farnatchi is a luxury riad in Marrakech and one of the best Moroccan boutique hotels you'll find. This is the most spoiling experience to be had in the medina of Marrakech along with the best Hammam to be found anywhere.

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