Here’s one for those culture vultures out there. The ones who can’t go anywhere without a visit to a nearby museum or gallery, a glimpse of some of the local customs and traditions or a wander around a local church or ancient ruin. All the Chic Retreats in this collection is either of cultural interest itself or is near historical sites culture lovers will just HAVE to visit.

Canal House
The 23 room Canal House is the best boutique hotel in Jordaan, the cultural centre of Amsterdam. Set across 17th-century merchants houses, this city-slick Chic Retreat offers a lovely blend of old and new.
Anantara Chiang Mai Resort
Traditional Thai charm meets chic designer hotel at Anantara Chiang Mai Resort, close to all the action in Thailand's northern capital. The spa and the restaurant, housed in the former British consulate, are both highlights, but we think you'll love the spectacular riverside views and the large pool with loungers.
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The Bale, Nusa Dua
The Balé is a luxury adult-only boutique hotel in Bali, situated in Nusa Dua. Featured in the HOT LIST of Condé Nast Traveller as one of the best boutique and spa hotels in the world.
Locanda del Gallo
Manicured lawns, gardens and a sun-kissed swimming pool surround Locanda del Gallo a charming 10 room boutique hotel between Perugia and Gubbio, Umbria, Italy. 
Cala Ponte Resort & Spa
Soak up your fill of sunshine, sea and spa and wash it all down with a spot of culture, at Cala Ponte Resort & Spa in Puglia. Just an hour from Bari or Brindisi airport, it's the ideal location for a few days escape by the pool.
The One Barcelona
The One Barcelona is more than just a luxury hotel, it's an elegant oasis in one of the best parts of town. The 89 rooms & suites are bright and airy and the rooftop pool is the perfect sun trap.
Hotel Veronesi La Torre
Just 10 minutes from the centre of Verona, Hotel Veronesi La Torre couldn't be in a better spot if you want to soak up the culture but stay within minutes of the airport.
Jnane Allia
Jnane Allia is a hip hideaway just outside Marrakech with 8 suites, a spa, swimming pool and restaurant. Owned by Italians this luxury riad serves both Italian and Moroccan food and offers incredible value for money.
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Anantara Hoi An Resort
Anantara Hoi An Resort in Vietnam is a small luxury hotel on the banks of the Thu Bon River in the historic port town of Hoi An within easy reach of a beach. Families, couples and single travellers will love the choice of the split level rooms & suites, the selection of dining options, spa and excellent service.
The Amala
The Amala is a gorgeous collection of twelve luxury villas in the fashionable town of Seminyak, Bali. Relax in this tranquil hideaway, with a design influenced by Zen Buddhism, a luxury spa and personalised butler service. No children under 12 years old.
Villa des Orangers
Villa des Orangers is a luxury riad in Marrakech, ideally positioned midway between the Royal Palace and the most famous square in the medina, Jemaa El Fna. Built in the 1930s it was restored and transformed by local craftsmen into a luxury hotel in Marrakech with 27 rooms and suites.
Madri Haveli
A lovingly restored 18th-century townhouse with 12 rooms and a rooftop restaurant, in the heart of Udaipur’s Old Town.
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