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Budget boutique breaks – the best hotel offers

Posted by Anthony Leyton on January 23rd, 2009

Given the current storm in our collective piggy banks, we thought now might be an opportune moment to shamelessly plug politely draw attention to a few of the fantabulous boutique hotel offers that are currently glittering away enticingly on the main Smith site.

Every month Mr & Mrs Smith’s hotel guru, the lovely Peggy, puts on her wangling hat and goes head to head with a selection of the finest boutique hotels in the Smith collection, coming out of the fray with a suitcase-load of exclusive special offers, cut-price deals, free nights, and delicious extras exclusively for Smith members, potentially saving hundreds – sometimes thousands – of pounds on hotel bookings.

This month, our Pegs has worked even more miraculous miracles than she normally does, with heaps of three-nights-for-the-price-of-two bargains, some hotels offering BOGOF deals, and a swathe of heavily slashed room rates. It’s like the January sales, but without the rain, the elbows and the anger.

Here’s a soupcon sampling of some of the more eyebrow-raising, wallet-stroking hotel offers we have this month:

In the UK:

For a laid-back break…

The Crab & Lobster, West SussexThe Crab & Lobster, a 16th-century inn on the West Sussex coast, has dropped its room rates by 25 per cent for members, meaning that rooms are now just £90 a night (normally £120) for a Standard Room, or £105 a night (normally £140) for a Deluxe, including breakfast and taxes.

For a city-luxury weekend…

Brilliantly situated in the heart of Kensington, Kit Kemp’s dashingly decorated Pelham is offering three nights for the price of two, which – our office mathematicians tell us – is an astonishing 33.3333333… per cent off. Or, in other words, £510 for a three-night stay in a Luxury Room, or £560 for a Deluxe Room.

For a stately stay…Fawsley Hall, Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire’s grandly gardened historic home, Fawsley Hall has cut two nights stays to half-price, so members pay just £210–£225 for a two-night stay in a Club Room, or £265–£275 for a Superior, including breakfast and taxes.

For slick Spanish style…

At €90 a night, Town House in Marbella is great value even without the three-for-two discount, but when you can bag a three-night break for just €220 (including breakfast and tax), its intimate pension atmosphere is even more appealing.

For Moroccan magic…Madada Mogador, Essaouira, Morocco

With its beach-side location in cool coastal Essaouira, Madada Mogador is the perfect antidote to the madness of Marrakech, and now it’s offering 25 per cent off its rooms, there’s never been a better time to sample its sea-view setting. Members now pay €82.50 a night (normally €110) for a Standard Room, or €112.50 a night (normally €150) for a Superior.

This is just a smattering of the hotel offers currently running. There are literally* millions more available to book on our hotel offers pages. You do have to be a Smith member to take advantage of them, but given that membership (which starts at £15) entitles you to more travel benefits than you can shake a martini at, it’s a wonder you haven’t signed up already.

Oh, and don’t forget to check out our budget boutique hotels too.

*not ‘literally’ in the literal sense, you understand.

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3 Responses to “Budget boutique breaks – the best hotel offers”

  1. I LOVE this blog post – our hotel offers really are great, aren’t they!

    By Amber

  2. AND we’re even generously offering blogfans a special price on membership (just £5!) if they join Mr & Mrs Smith before 2 Feb… then they’ll have all manner of insider extras to play with!

    By Lucy

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