A smaller hotel or resort
with a distinctive style and character,
a tranquil atmosphere and
a dedication to personal service.
We uncover one-of-a-kind hideaways — those places of refuge where you can leave the world behind and experience something genuinely special.
Editors travel anonymously and pay their own way — no complimentary trips, no special treatment — in order to publish truly independent reviews on the best travel experiences worldwide.
Our list of recommended properties is constantly evolving. We remove hotels that fall below our standards, as well as add new, exceptional finds each time we travel.
Our editors sift through thousands of promising hotels each year. Of the few that merit having an editor make a visit, even fewer end up meeting our standards.
Because we explore up-and-coming destinations and revisit perennial favorites, our list of recommended properties is constantly evolving. We remove hotels that fall below our standards, as well as add new, exceptional finds each time we travel.Explore Hotels by Category
|99-100:||A truly great hotel, among the finest of its kind in the world|
|96-98:||An exceptional hotel of great individuality and distinction|
|93-95:||An outstanding hotel of genuine sophistication|
|90-92:||A fine hotel with considerable charm about which we have minor reservations|
|89 and below:||A hotel that did not meet the required standard|
In 1979, our founding editor left his corporate life to travel the world. In his desire for authenticity, he sought out small hideaways in unspoiled corners of the world, sharing his findings under the pen name Andrew Harper.
Today, the Hideaway Report has a small team of editors who still travel anonymously seeking out the most unique properties and experiences worldwide.
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