About us

Doris & Dicky are all about bringing you the world’s best budget boutique hotels for around £100 per night. We help savvy-travellers cut through the overwhelming amount of choice they face when trying to find the best small, charming and authentic places to stay.

By boutique, we mean independent hotels with distinct charm. No more soulless chains that leave you longing for your own bed.

By budget, we mean that we have an average hotel price of around £100 per night - in some places it may be more, but in most it’s less. Either way we’re confident that it will be money well spent.

In a world of so much choice, we bring you a carefully curated collection of our favourite, handpicked hotels. So, whether you fancy a stylish beachside shack in Mexico, a B&B built into an ancient Turkish cave or just simply the best value Parisian bed, Doris & Dicky has got you covered.

 

What does it take to become Doris & Dicky hotel?

It takes somewhere pretty special to be listed as a Doris & Dicky hotel. We’ve searched high and low, east and west looking at thousands of properties to find you the very best in affordable luxury.

Our 500+ hotels generally have twenty rooms or less, are mostly owner-run and are each carefully reviewed. They also need to have that something special: a fantastic view out over the ocean or a room perched on the banks of a bubbling Dominican river. We might love the hotel because of its incredible artwork, design or architecture - or perhaps it’s the bathtub that just sets it apart from the rest.

What’s consistent across our properties is service: for us, we want to feel hosted. Friendly and authentic service that leaves you feeling confident you’ve chosen the best room in town.

We never stop reviewing our properties and the search is still on for new ones. We’re constantly on the look-out, so please let us know if there are any hotels you think we should know about.

 

So, why should I book through Doris & Dicky?

We’ve trawled through thousands of properties to find you the best affordable hotels in the world. Better still there’s no additional cost to you for booking with us. In case you’re still not convinced, here are a few other reasons why it’s better to book with Doris & Dicky:

  • We offer a handpicked collection of our favourite small, charming and authentic hotels across the world for around £100 per night
  • Flexible booking - we offer a full refund and cancellations on many of our hotels without any additional fee. For some special rates the booking is non-refundable, but this is clearly marked when you are booking.
  • Book now and then pay nothing until you check-out after your stay for the majority of our hotels.
  • Our site is safe and secure. We have partnered with the largest travel business in the world to ensure your money and personal details are fully protected
  • We stay anonymously and our reviews are genuine. No one can pay to be a Doris & Dicky hotel.

 

Who are Doris & Dicky?

Founders Roxane Gergaud and Richard Dana had the idea for Doris & Dicky whilst visiting Sri Lanka. Why did it always take so long to to find small, charming, independent hotels that didn't cost the earth?

They’d spend hour after hour trawling the internet never knowing quite which website to go to or which review to trust. So, on their return to the UK they started to list down their favourite hotels. From Paris to Porto, Melbourne to Milan it quickly transpired they weren’t the only people who were overwhelmed with choice when trying to find small, charming boutique hotels to stay in.

And so Doris & Dicky was born. With a background at Saatchi & Saatchi and Phaidon, Roxane leads on Doris & Dicky’s marketing, sales and customer experience. Richard worked in strategy and finance at Thomas Cook Group and Ernst & Young before co-founding Doris & Dicky so he looks after the money, operations and technology.

We’re joined by a team of freelance travel editors and hotel reviewers all with one shared aim: to keep on searching for the world’s best budget boutique hotels.

 

 

What do our customers think about us?

Our lovely customers are great at telling us about their stays. We don’t publish customer reviews underneath each hotel, but that doesn’t mean we care any less about what our guests think. Quite the opposite in fact, we’re always keen to hear your comments and love receiving your feedback after each stay. It means a huge amount to us and we always pass your suggestions onto our hotels. Here’s what some of our customers have said to us recently:

“The booking process was really easy and I would never have found the hotel without using Doris & Dicky. I will definitely be using it again!” - Chloé (March 2016)

“Our trip to Paris was amazing thank you and the hotel was wonderful! Fantastic service, great location and very clean. I work in the travel industry and I was very impressed with the overall experience we had here and would definitely recommend the property and hope to come back soon." - Jo (March 2016)

"Château les Oliviers de Salettes was amazing, the place is idyllic and beautiful. The room was spacious and had a wonderful balcony. The setting is in like an amphitheatre of mountain views, simply stunning! Thanks for all your kind and efficient help. Booking A1!" - Mark (June 2016)

"We LOVED Fifteen Keys in Rome. Deliciously cool (great air con when it was 35 degrees outside!), warm friendly welcome, lovely room, soundproofed windows so wonderfully quiet. All newly designed and finished with style, with female staff who bent over backwards to be nice and help – but not pushy. We would definitely go again, thanks Doris & Dicky." - Jane (July 2016)

"We really enjoyed the Medusa hotel – excellent room (they upgraded us), very handy location, and extremely helpful and agreeable staff. It was really good, and would recommend it to anyone. Thanks for putting us in touch with it!" - Ben (August 2016)

"The Crown was brilliant! Would definitely recommend. Booking super slick too!" - Jennifer (January 2017)

"Brody House is delightful. Can't fault it at all - easy to book, welcoming staff, gorgeous rooms and great food... I would definitely stay there again and will be recommending the hotel to those visiting Budapest." - Kate (February 2017)

 

And what about the press?

It’s not just customers that have been singing our praises, we’ve been getting some great reviews in the press over the past few months too.

We were delighted to be featured in The Guardian’s 10 of the best boutique hotel websites and we’ve also had some great reviews in The Times, The Week, Telegraph and Daily Mail.

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