Chances are that you’ll have already come across the Mr and Mrs Smith website and/or books – full of seductive places to stay and drool-worthy images. Mr and Mrs Smith oozes luxury, style and sophistication – but not in a fussy, elitist way, so you don’t need to feel overwhelmed or worry that you’re too uncool to be checking out the hotels here. With an ever-increasing list of destinations, from Paris and Prague, Mustique and Mauritius to Laos, Argentina and Bhutan, you really could lose days trawling the site and gazing at the beautiful pictures. And there’s no need to shrug them off if you’re on a bit of a budget – they have an excellent range of cheaper (but equally as chic) accommodation, as shown by this rather extensive list.
Mr and Mrs Smith regularly have exclusive offers on the site – such as three nights for the price of two – but the real perks come from being a member. There’s three tiers of membership, with the cheapest starting at just £20 a year, all of which get you a complimentary gift on arrival – such as a bottle of champagne – and excellent hotel rates. If you’re going to be booking a hotel (or three) through them then it’s definitely worth investing in a little black card, just to make your stays even more special.
Here’s just three of my favourite hotels on the site (and believe me, it took a while narrowing it down):
Bon Ton Restaurant & Resort, Malaysia
This special place on the stunning island of Langkawi has been on my list of places to go for quite a while, so I was delighted to discover it on Mr and Mrs Smith. Gorgeous, traditional-style wooden houses on stilts among lush, tropical grounds, a relaxed feel and an acclaimed restaurant…tick,tick, and tick; from £98 a night.
Cayo Espanto, Belize
This is one for all-out, no expense spared luxury – just six wooden beach houses set on a tiny private island, three miles off the coast of Belize. The villas have glorious sea views, plunge pools, hammocks, and, perhaps best of all, their own dedicated butler; from £638 a night.
Ca’s Xorc, Mallorca
The rooms and outdoor spaces (I love the cosy courtyard, above) at this place in the Mallorcan hills look absolutely heavenly, but what really steals the show here are the tremendous views over the surrounding countryside, and the utterly blissful infinity pool that appears to drop right down into the valley; from £162 a night.
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