The Best Hotels You’ve Never Heard Of

Some hotels are beloved for being large, famous, even iconic. Others gain a reputation for their over the top service or commitment to luxury. And then there are the hotels and resort which pride themselves on intimacy, discretion and being unique.  These are ones which often demand to be put on your bucket list.

The Hideaway Report, a travel editorial brand that provides independent editorial reviews of lesser known but aspirational properties around the world, has announced the winners of its annual Members’ Choice Awards.

“Our members are what drive the Hideaway Report and inspire our editors to seek out the highest-quality travel accommodations and amenities,” said the editor-in-chief of the Hideaway Report. “We are pleased to announce the 2018 Members’ Choice Award winners this year, and to allow our members to speak for themselves to reveal their favorite hideaways and transformative travel experiences across the globe.” As with all Hideaway Report editors, the editor-in-chief travels anonymously to maintain independence in the process of reviewing hotels and hideaways for the brand.

Favorite Hideaway Hotel 

  1. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California
  2. Ballyfin Demesne, County Laois, Ireland
  3. Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee

Hotel That Most Made You Feel Special 

  1. Ballyfin Demesne, County Laois, Ireland
  2. Le Bristol, Paris, France
  3. Twin Farms, Barnard, Vermont

Most Culturally Connected Hotel 

  1. Fogo Island Inn, Fogo Island, Newfoundland
  2. Amandari, Bali, Indonesia
  3. Amansara, Siem Reap, Cambodia

Hotel Where You Had the Most Spectacular Wildlife Experience

  1. Singita Boulders, Mpumalanga, South Africa
  2. Mombo Camp, Okavango Delta, Botswana
  3. Londolozi, Mpumalanga, South Africa

Hotel Where You Felt Most Unplugged From the Wired World

  1. Petit St. Vincent, St. Vincent and the Grenadines
  2. Blackberry Farm, Walland, Tennessee
  3. Post Ranch Inn, Big Sur, California

The complete list of the Hideaway Report 2018 Members’ Choice Award selections can be found at

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