hide-a-way:
/ˈhīdəˌwā/ noun
A smaller hotel or resort
with a distinctive style and character,
a tranquil atmosphere and
a dedication to personal service.
Travaasa Hana, Hawaii
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Unique Hideaways

We uncover one-of-a-kind hideaways — those places of refuge where you can leave the world behind and experience something genuinely special.

Unbiased Reviews

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.

Expert Curation

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 Process

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.

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Our Rating System Andrew Harper Hummingbird
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

Our History

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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