Romantic and distinctive, Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotels are perfect for hotel lovers or anyone interested in boutique hotel stays. The brand first existed in 2003, started by the couple Tamara and James Lohan, after encountering “problematic” weekend hotel stays.
Over the years, they compiled a black book of hotels they considered worth visiting. From there, it’s transformed into one of the largest online booking hotel websites for couples looking for a romantic getaway in a fantastic destination.
In 2020, the brand partnered with IHG’s loyalty program, allowing guests to access their roster of hotels and book it on points. Here are the Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotels you can book using points.
- 1. Gorah Elephant Camp (South Africa)
- 2. Nobu Hotel Marbella (Spain)
- 3. Paperbark Camp (Australia)
- 4. Cristine Bedfor (Spain)
- 5. Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza (Spain)
- 6. Thotalagala - All Inclusive (Sri Lanka)
- 7. Santorini Sky (Greece)
- 8. 28 Degrees Byron Bay - Adults Only (Australia)
- 9. Mas de Torrent (Spain)
- 10. The Old Rectory (South Africa)
- 12. Boho Club Marbella (Spain)
- 13. Palacio de Villapanés (Spain)
- 14. Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho (Vietnam)
- 15. The Stay Alacati Warehouse - Adults Only (Turkey)
- 16. Convent de la Missió - Adults Only (Spain)
- 17. Chateau de Sacy (France)
- 18. Fort Bazaar (Sri Lanka)
- Wrapping Up
1. Gorah Elephant Camp (South Africa)
Imagine sitting in your room and watching a herd of wild elephants stroll by close to your room – that’s the kind of luxury and privilege the Gorah Elephant Camp offers.
This is the first private lodge to operate inside the South African National Park. Taking over the once extravagant Gorah Manor, it has been restored to its glory and now offers 11 spacious safari tents.
But these aren’t ordinary safari escapes, each one comes with a private deck and ensuite bathrooms. There’s attractive crystal served with the drinks, polished silverware for sumptuous meals, and exquisite four-poster beds draped in white linens.
During your stay, 47 well-trained staff will make sure your stay is as pleasant as ever. Meals are three-course specials topped with sorbet palate cleansers and set in wonderful candlelit dining areas.
There’s a swimming pool and available game drives if you’re interested. However, you can also sit back on your private deck and watch the animals go about their day. Another thing to note is there’s no electricity but only solar power available here, making it perfect if you’re looking for a green hotel lodge.
You can book a free night’s stay at the Gorah Elephant Camp using 195,000 IHG One Rewards points per night. It’s a bit steep but worth it for such a unique stay.
The Gorah Elephant Camp lets you book in cash starting with $903 per night to $1,364 per night with an average of $1,200.
2. Nobu Hotel Marbella (Spain)
Ready for a quiet adults-only getaway in the Mediterranean? The Nobu Hotel Marbella is the first Nobu hotel on the Spanish mainland. It sits on the Puente Romano beachside, giving you access to the gorgeous Golden Mile.
Mixing the taste of SoCal with a blend of Asian influences, the guestrooms feature a sexy, calming neutral palette with modern techs like a flatscreen TV, Bluetooth speakers, USB ports, and chic silk kimonos as well as Japanese slippers.
The bathroom is spacious with all the right grooming necessities made by Natura Bissé for Nobu. Expect marble flooring with rainfall showerheads in each room too.
In-room touches include an Illy coffeemaker, water kettle, gourmet teas, and a stocked minibar. There’s also 24-hour room service, a big plus if you’re craving a snack in the middle of the night. Most rooms come with a private terrace showcasing epic views of the outside.
Enter Plaza Village for some of the best cuisines Marbella has to offer. Nobu Marbella is a must-visit for their black cod miso while the breakfast buffet shows off both Japanese and regular fare. There’s also a host of neighboring restaurants to explore.
You can soak in the beach, head to the upscale private playroom of The Owner’s Club, or get a workout at the fitness center. There’s also a golf course, swimming pool, and several bars and restaurants.
Reward bookings at the Nobu Hotel Marbella start at 47,500 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Cash prices for a standard room at Nobu Hotel Marbella begin at $874 to $1,073 per night with an average of $900.
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3. Paperbark Camp (Australia)
Roughly a 2.5-hour drive from Sydney, Paperbark Camp Hotel sits in the midst of bushland and beaches. It’s found in the Shoalhaven region known for its white sands and striking blue waters.
Nearby are three national parks (The Jervis Bay National Park, Booderee National Park, and Jervis Bay Marine Park) ripe for exploring.
The resort has 12 tents standing on top of a small pavilion. Each one has a wraparound terrace with a king-sized bed draped in a mosquito net. There’s a dedicated outdoor bathroom, a rainwater showerhead, a private water closet, and a stone vanity with a mirror.
If you opt for the more luxurious King Deluxe tents, you’ll even get a private soaking tub. Other amenities include robes, coffee and tea-making facilities, solar-powered charging areas, and even organic skincare items.
Drinks and food are available at The Gunya. There’s a small continental breakfast served daily with hot options served à la carte. Nearby are various white, sandy beaches. You can also explore the different nature parks around.
Paperbark Camp lets you book a free night starting with 86, 388 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Cash rates start at $580 to $656 per night with an average of $600.
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4. Cristine Bedfor (Spain)
Cristine Bedfor was once three beautiful terraced houses transformed into a charming abode. Situated in the old quarter of Mahon, it’s only 2 minutes away from the pedestrian shopping area including a handful of cafes and art galleries – meaning there’s something to explore anytime you want.
First opened in 2021, this boutique guesthouse exudes plenty of charm and style. Everything has been carefully restored and decorated to echo a classic look. The rooms are filled with rich fabrics, sleek seating, and beautiful artisanal touches.
All 21 rooms are comfortable, homely guest spaces. There’s a historical narrative to the pieces chosen, plus, there’s an emphasis on sustainability, ensuring it’s a plastic-free environment. Each one has a king bed with thick, luxury mattresses, striking regal linens, and Cristine Bedfor toiletries.
Guests are encouraged to rest and relax while at the property so there are no phones or television sets in the room. Tablets are provided purely for controlling lights and other parts of the room.
When it comes to food, the hotel has a menu designed together with Ses Fourquilles. It offers light bites and hearty local dishes.
Everything is kept simple here, there’s a swimming pool, a fitness center, a bar as well as walking and food tours available.
You can book a room for free starting with 187,500 IHG One Rewards points per night. It’s by no means cheap so while a points booking is possible, you might want to opt for cash rates instead.
Book a night at Cristine Bedfor starting at $219 per night to $1,365 per night with an average of $580.
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5. Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza (Spain)
The Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza stakes its claim as being the first hotel on the island, after opening back in 1933. Today, it’s still as relevant as ever. It’s been renovated and restored with modern colonial interiors to usher in the new age.
A moderately-sized guesthouse, it has 33 rooms with 3 private suites for those who want something more opulent. Each room is a decent size with beautiful hardwood floors, distinct black furniture, carpets, and inviting king beds.
There’s a 55-inch flatscreen TV, a ceiling fan, and espresso machines. Spacious bathrooms come with white surfaces, dedicated shower areas with rain showerheads, and a small frosted porthole peeking through the bedroom.
Offering a Basque-based menu, Cafe Montesol is perfect for flavorful dishes. There’s a tasting menu along with an extensive wine list you can delight in as well.
Because it’s not that big and has heritage status, there’s no swimming pool or spa here. But there is a fantastic rooftop bar with splendid panoramic views. You also get beach access.
The Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza lets you book a free room by using 28,333 IHG One Rewards points per night.
If you prefer cash, the Gran Hotel Montesol Ibiza is bookable in cash starting with $419 to $703 per night (average $550).
6. Thotalagala – All Inclusive (Sri Lanka)
Off the beaten track in Sri Lanka’s Hill Country, Thotalagala gives you a taste of authentic rural life. It’s surrounded by vegetable gardens and various local dwellings, giving you an authentic feel.
Simple and almost magical, Thotalagala has colonial-style dwellings consisting of 7 suites spread out between the original house and the new wing.
Each room is spacious with simple white walls, gorgeous wall paintings, creamy rugs, and hardwood floors. A mix of period and reproduction furniture are also in each space. Inside the bathrooms are traditional black and white floors with freestanding bathtubs and strong showers.
Unlike regular restaurant dining, here, a private butler will suggest dishes to you. You simply agree or opt for another choice if you want. Each dish is carefully prepared with matching homemade bread and pastries along with fruit plates.
The amenities are few, as expected from a boutique property. There’s a single swimming pool, room service, a laundry area, and free Wi-Fi.
Book a free room here using 117,500 IHG One Rewards points per night.
The Thotalagala cash rates start at $450 to $750 per night (average $550).
7. Santorini Sky (Greece)
Santorini Sky is aptly named, thanks to its location. It’s located 2,000 feet above sea level, showcasing dramatic views of the island.
Inside, you’ll find 6 wonderful villas in 3 different categories. Each one has high ceilings, marbled walls, and relaxing, muted shades of gold, gray, and creamy off-whites. A king bed sits dramatically amidst large blond-wood wardrobes.
Spacious bathrooms include rain showerheads with Apivita bath products. You’ll even find a small kitchen area too, including microwaves at the Junior Villas, a breakfast bar, a coffee machine, and Marshall wireless speakers. There’s a large private terrace with a hot tub while the Master Villa has a heated infinity pool.
There’s a welcome pack of amenities including fresh fruit, coffee, local wine, and cakes waiting in the room. Everything is self-catered here and the hotel does work with local restaurants for takeaway meals or deliveries so you don’t have to walk far at all.
For a romantic dinner, head for The Dome, a cool bubble with views of the hillside. If you need anything else, you can ask the help of the concierge and they’ll easily attend to anything you like. You can reach them via Whatsapp or email.
The amenities are limited with a pool, bar, and laundry area as well as parking.
Santorini Sky allows you to book a free night by using at least 25,000 IHG One rewards points per night.
Cash rates start at $342 to $871 per night with an average of $520.
8. 28 Degrees Byron Bay – Adults Only (Australia)
Hidden a few minutes away from Byron’s Jonson Street, 28 Degrees Byron Bay lets you explore the quaint town in a few steps. The owners of the property live next door so if you need anything, they’ll always be around to assist.
Rooms at 28 Degrees Byron Bay are secluded and private. It has street access through the pool deck, giving you the privacy you need. Inside are coffee and tea kits, convenient beach bags, towels, and other amenities you need.
Do note there’s no television here, to keep the peaceful and restful vibe. But you can request an Ipad if you want. You can also arrange massages if you need them.
The bathrooms are convenient with bowl-shaped sinks, and stylish industrial taps, including Biology bath products. During the nighttime, you can light the Queen B beeswax to create a cozy atmosphere. There’s also a small plunge pool outside.
For bites, you can explore the surrounding area or go for a more health-focused self-serve breakfast found in each room. There’s also a complimentary minibar with craft beer, organic lemonade, and sparkling water.
You can book a free night at this resort starting with 65,185 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Book a night here in cash starting with $482 to $565 per night with an average of $500.
9. Mas de Torrent (Spain)
Mas de Torrent sits surrounded by stunning countryside. The structure itself has been converted from an 18th-century farmhouse with the front facade, stunning arched ceilings, and stone walls kept intact for that authentic look.
Featuring 38 rooms, guests can opt for more traditional spaces inside the Masia building or go for the newer single-story blocks with the 20 Garden Suites. All rooms are designed to be roomy with wood flooring, crisp white bedding, and taupe-colored walls. Glass doors lead to the outside where a private garden with convenient sun loungers awaits.
There are 10 limited Masia rooms containing antique wooden beds, beautiful wood paneled doors, and even 19th-century bathrooms suites. Each room is decorated slightly differently, giving it an individual feel.
If you want to relax, there’s a spa located on a hillock offering a host of private treatment rooms. There’s also a relaxing swimming pool with sun loungers, a bar, and a restaurant onsite.
Book the Mas de Torrent on points starting with 42,500 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Cash bookings for a standard room start at $314 to $629 per night with an average of $450.
10. The Old Rectory (South Africa)
Once a haven for monks, The Old Rectory is now a sanctuary for romantic travelers who love to indulge in a cozy little escape by the beach. This stylish hotel has 18 rooms, all tightly compact with an open-plan design.
Each room is bright and vibrant with twin beds covered in thick, plush sheets and plump pillows. Brightly colored bedsides flank the bed with unique lamps to add warm light to the space.
A welcome bottle of champagne, fruits, and turndown chocolates will be ready for you as well. There’s a Nespresso machine and an endless supply of coffee capsules provided too.
One unique feature is that the bathroom is merely separated by a wall from the bedroom. Inside the bathroom are a heated floor, a gorgeous freestanding tub, a shower, and a gigantic trough-style sink. Bath toiletries sit on the counter. The open plan design creates a spaciousness in the room but it can get awkward if you’re traveling with someone else.
Onsite there’s a small spa, which is housed in what used to be the rectory’s old chapel. There’s an unheated swimming pool, which can be difficult to swim in during winter but is still perfect for lounging. You can also head to the beach area to chill. A continental breakfast is served daily with a separate hot breakfast menu.
This property is also an IHG partner so you can book a free night starting with 80,000 IHG One Rewards points per night for a standard room.
The cash rates at the Old Rectory start at $329 to $670 per night with an average of $450.
11. Malabar Hill Sri Lanka
Blending both Sri Lankan and Indian influences, Malabar Hill Sri Lanka occupies 33 acres of land with the main property sitting on 15 acres of it. The rest of the area has been reforested with more than 500 flora and fauna covering it. There’s even wildlife here like the Sri Lanka Grey Hornbill.
All of the rooms here are freestanding villas hidden around the forest pathways. It offers views of stunning paddy fields and the coastal area of Weligama.
Expect ivory terrazzo and hardwood teak furniture paired with gorgeously-carved mirrors. There’s no television or even phones here, and all communications are through Whatsapp.
Large bathrooms feature showers rather than baths with extra amenities like kikoy-style towels, robes, as well as yoga mats. There’s also a built-in terrace and a private infinity pool.
For dishes, the menus are composed of a mix of Sri Lankan, South Asian, and Middle Eastern dishes. Breakfast mezze is a staple while cocktails can be served on the open-air terrace.
Guests can use the 35-foot infinity pool for relaxing. There’s also a reading nook in case you want to cuddle up with a book. There’s parking, a bar, and a restaurant as well as room service.
Book a free night here using 80,000 IHG One Rewards points per night for a standard room.
Cash rates start at $405 for a standard room until $520 per night (average $450).
12. Boho Club Marbella (Spain)
Stylish and chic, the Boho Club Marbella is a low-key resort ideal for anybody looking for a comfortable stay.
Decadent modern rooms feature rich textures and fabrics. There’s a king bed with 600-thread count sheets stacked with colorful pillows. Striking art hangs on the wall and bohemian-style furniture is all around.
Accessible ports and controls are close to the bed for easy access. If you want to head outside, you can easily lounge by the terrace.
In-room amenities include a Nespresso machine, a fully-stocked minibar, robes, slippers, Smart TV with a Chromecast, a music system, and electronic controls for lights and air conditioning.
Dine at the Boho Club Restaurant where you get dishes prepared by Chef Diego del Río using fresh local ingredients. The menu caters to the time of day. You can also grab casual eats at Bernie’s Pool Bar restaurant.
Explore Marbella’s old town or go on a nearby hike. There’s also a swimming pool as well as a commitment by the restaurant to minimize their plastic use.
The Boho Club Marbella lets you book a free night by exchanging at least 26,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Book a stay here in cash starting with $200 to $689 per night with an average of $450.
13. Palacio de Villapanés (Spain)
Palacio de Villapanés captures the beauty of Spanish royalty with its stunning architecture and mix of modern as well as period design. You’ll still spot the Spanish coat of arms hanging by the staircase and gorgeous parquet flooring throughout the property.
Offering 50 guest rooms, each one bears a distinct period touch mixed in with more contemporary elements. Loewe television entertains while the in-room minibar is stocked with beer and soft drinks.
Minimalist walls and muted panels help to relax the room while hand-carved doors and marble fireplaces create a distinct romanticism.
The bathroom is spacious with double vanities, rainfall private showerheads, freestanding tubs, and bath products from Molton Brown.
You’ll find various things to entertain you while here. There’s an upscale spa, a rooftop plunge pool, a Turkish bath, and a fitness center. In addition, there’s a small restaurant serving Andalusia’s finest cuisine.
Stay here for free by exchanging 39,750 IHG One Rewards Points per night for an entry-level space.
Book a room in cash at the Palacio de Villapanés starting at $320 to $598 per night (average $420).
14. Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho (Vietnam)
The Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho is one of those hotels where everything is almost picture-perfect. The number of design details added here will make any architecture and design lover gawk in admiration.
First bought by hotelier, Arnaud Zannier in 2014, the property offers 73 villas in 4 different categories. A big favorite in the roster is the Hill Pool Villas which offers a gorgeous view of the rice paddies. However, if you prefer being near the waters, then the Beach Pool Villas are a must.
Each villa showcases wood floors with bamboo ceilings. These are fully airconditioned with a huge infinity pool and a spacious private deck/terrace. Antique wood furniture is added for that luxurious yet local feel.
The bathroom is equally generous with two showers (indoor and outdoor), a bath, two sinks, and convenient toiletries.
Dine in any of the 3 restaurants available here – make sure to try the seafood! There’s also a spa with unique treatments highlighting local herbs and healing treatments. There are bicycles for you to use so you can explore the sprawling area and neighboring villages. Alternatively, you can opt for a buggy to take you.
The Zannier Hotels Bai San Ho lets you stay a free night using 67,500 IHG One Rewards points per night.
You can book a standard room starting at $325 to $523 per night (average $407).
15. The Stay Alacati Warehouse – Adults Only (Turkey)
The Stay Warehouse is in the popular coastal town of Cesme. Originally built in the 80s, it houses 24 guest rooms oozing with personality and style.
Choose from the Sunshine Suite, Secret Garden Suite, Moonlight Suite, or Serenity Suite. Each room comes with outdoor access, for instance, the Sunshine Suite offers a patio and a fantastic garden view.
There’s a king bed with modern touches like an LED TV, a Numark turntable, a Harman kardon speaker, and a SMEG mini bar. A spacious, inviting shower is also filled with Acqua di Parma bath items for a convenient time in the shower.
Head to the beach if you want to cool off. You can also go for the heated outdoor pool. For delicious meals, The Stay Warehouse Restaurant serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
The Stay Warehouse lets you book a free night by using at least 50,000 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Stay a night at The Stay Warehouse starting at $224 to $748 per night (average $380).
16. Convent de la Missió – Adults Only (Spain)
Just 5 minutes from Plaza Mayor and Las Ramblas, the Convent de la Missió is a serene little escape amidst the lively city area.
Choose from 27 guestrooms with stylish yet minimalist decor. Tasteful art hangs on the wall with natural wood floors and creamy taupe carpets. Comfortable armchairs are on one side with a spacious deck for getting work done.
Also provided are Nespresso machines, a flat-screen TV, a safe, a minibar, and complimentary welcome truffles.
Fully decked bathrooms include twin vanities, a large whirlpool tub, a walk-in shower, and huge L’Occitane bath products.
On the ground floor is the only Michelin-starred restaurant by Marc Fosh. There’s also The Art Bar which is perfect for cocktails. You can also access the beach from the resort including a wellness spa.
The Convent de la Missio allows free rewards night starting with 39,166 IHG One Rewards points per night for a standard room.
Cash prices here start at $283 to $521 per night with an average of $380.
17. Chateau de Sacy (France)
The Chateau de Sacy is a top choice for a romantic chateau stay. It’s only a 45-minute train from the center of Paris and ideal if you’re looking for a quiet, calming vacation.
Sitting on the hillside, the property is encircled by gorgeous vineyards. This 3-story house has several rooms, all decorated with massive bedheads and draped in white sheets. Striking antique furniture is also present, giving it that regal flair. The bathrooms include gray marble bathrooms with a single bath and shower.
Certain rooms come with a balcony with floor-to-ceiling windows, offering fantastic views of the vineyards. Because it’s designed to be a chateau, there’s no television, minibar, or any coffee or tea facilities although there is Wi-Fi.
You can go dine at Restaurant Les Vigness where there’s a seasonal menu served as a 3-course meal or in à la carte. During breakfast, there are croissants and fresh pastries to relish.
There’s a fitness center, a bar area, and room service available here. You can also rent electric bikes to explore the area.
You can book a rewards night at this stunning chateau if you exchange at least 43,333 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Cash rates for Chateau de Sacy start at $277 to $527 per night (average of $350).
18. Fort Bazaar (Sri Lanka)
Right in the middle of the 17th century Galle Fort, the Fort Bazaar has a prime location in one of Sri Lanka’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
With 15 standard rooms running between two parallel wings, each room contains four poster beds with built-in storage, a coffee machine, and a small yet cozy bathroom. The rooms are simple yet still chic.
More expensive categories are the Upper Suites with more lounge area, a freestanding tub, and a terrace with views of the fort. There’s also an Upper Family Suite for families or groups.
Popular with both guests and walk-ins, The Church Street Social is the hotel’s most vibrant restaurant. It serves gourmet dishes that feature Middle Eastern, Turkish, and Moroccan dishes. You’ll also find Asian as well as Sri Lankan dishes here. There’s a hotel and library here.
Stay at this fantastic hotel by exchanging 72,500 IHG One Rewards points per night.
Cash rates start at $299 per night to $421 per night with an average of $320.
Unlike big chain hotels, Mr. & Mrs. Smith hotels offer a relaxing and calming stay without sacrificing any of the luxuries you would get when staying at large hotels.
So if you’re looking for something different, try out these Mr. & Mrs. Smith Hotels. You can book them using IHG One Rewards points, another plus when you go for this brand.