TOP 5 BOHO CHIC HOTELS

 

Unique, eclectic and full of quirky, personalised touches: these lovely hotels beckon stylish and laidback travellers with their effortless boho charm. From Balinese beaches to pretty Puglian towns: the settings are every bit as special as the hotels they host and are the perfect place to relax and unwind in true, barefoot, bohemian style.

 

1. Dimora di Siciliana – Sicily, Italy

Gather up your gal pals and head to this vibrant 18th century private residence in sun-kissed Sicily. With plenty of history, oodles of rustic charm and a relaxed Mediterranean atmosphere - free spirited Sicily is the perfect destination for lovers of all things boho.

Situated in the heart of the ancient port town Catania and with five spacious rooms, four sitting rooms, a dining room and a lovely kitchen, Dimora di Sicilia is the ideal pick for a weekend of carefree exploring, feasting and, of course, catching up with one another over a glass, or two, of delectable Sicilian wine. 

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2. Vintage Vert - Midi-Pyrenees, France

Surrounded by vineyards and gently rolling hills, this 18th century manor house in South-West France makes for the best countryside break. With charming pastel interiors and a deliciously laid-back vibe: you’ll be wishing you could stay forever.

Spend your days chilling by the inviting saltwater pool, or set off on an adventure to a sweet village nearby. Once evening falls, it’s time to show off your holiday wardrobe on the pretty courtyard terrace – where you can sample exquisite meals made from fresh local produce.

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3. Riad Zineb – Marrakech, Morocco

Fans of the carefree bohemian style won’t miss an opportunity to head to the colourful tassel-abundant paradise that is Morocco. With its maze-like Medina, colourful markets and secret riads, Marrakech is an exciting and exotic escape.

The plant-lined terraces, exposed beams, colourful rugs and crystal-clear courtyard pool of Riad Zineb provide guests with a calm oasis of peace - just steps away from the bustling souks nearby.

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4. The Menjangan – Bali, Indonesia

Another gorgeous destination for footloose travellers, Bali is brimming with boho spirit and style. You’ll be welcome with open arms and friendly smiles at the lovely Menjangan – a harmonious retreat set deep in the heart of the Bali Barat National Park.

Here you can de-stress and unwind in true flower-girl style, lulled by whispering trees, the lapping of waves and a chorus of exotic birdsong – they even have a stable on site. The best part: with a stunning jetty reaching out into the ocean from the beach and an impressive wooden tower stretching up into the sky, you won’t struggle to find a cosy vantage point to sit and watch the island’s famous kaleidoscopic sunset unfold.

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5. Masseria Montenapoleone – Brindisi, Italy

With countless quaint trulli sprinkled across the rustic landscape and a blissfully slow pace of life – pretty white-washed Puglia is a top choice for a bohemian break.

Set on an organic farm and surrounded by ancient olive groves, almond trees and citrus orchards, Masseria Montenapoleone perches atop an ancient cave settlement, with stunning panoramic views. On arrival you’ll be greeted by the gentle scent of the wild rosemary and oleander plants which surround the property, heightening the deep sense of tranquillity and inner peace.

Each of the 20 rooms here has been designed with care, creativity and flair – you might even take away some quirky style ideas you can use at home.

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About Chic Retreats

Born out of founder Lulu’s passion for unique, small independent properties, Chic Retreats offers a curated collection of exceptional stays from around the world. From cute and cosy B&Bs to chilled out beachside stays - each place boasts charm and character in abundance. Chic Retreats are the perfect spots to relax, unwind and discover a different culture or way of life. Each property is run by passionate, caring hosts and has its own story to tell – meaning you’ll be dreaming of your lovely ‘home away from home’ long after you return.

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