Herdade do Touril

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  • Romantic
  • Self-catering
  • Outdoor
  • Pool
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A wonderfully authentic place in the Alentejo region, south-west Portugal, where the employees are super friendly and welcoming, the rooms are comfortable and very decently priced. Above all, the surroundings are spectacular! I feel that Costa Vicentina is one of the most beautiful, spectacular coastlines in Europe!

Sublime Comporta

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  • Self-catering
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Psst, don't spread the word... This is such a beautiful hotel, very well balanced. Situated just an hour south of Lisbon on the coast of the unspoilt Alentejo region (a true hidden gem). Luxury and nature go hand in hand here, allowing you to have the ultimate ‘slow travel’ experience, the year round! Pure indulgence!

Casa Fuzetta

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  • Gourmet
  • Romantic
  • Self-catering
  • Wellness
  • Pool
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A dream house for 24 people (12 bedrooms), spacious, luxurious, cosy, with the perfect vibe…..ánd located in such beautiful surroundings in the Algarve, best beaches and the authentic port town Olhão, that you will never want to leave! If I were you, I would start mobilising friends and family and turn left (east) at Faro airport!

la Buena Vida

  • Child friendly
  • Eco
  • Self-catering
  • Digital detox

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Everything breathes a relaxed atmosphere around in Santa Catalina, the going is extremely easy and the colourful locals mix wonderfully well with the surf dudes. It’s great to see that there are still places in the world where time has stood still! Besides all that it's a perfect base to visit Coiba National Park.

la Loma Jungle Lodge

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  • Cultural
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A unique place on Bocas del Toro, or rather, it’s an extraordinary experience, and hosts Margaret and Henry, with their wonderful eye for detail and hospitality, make it an unforgettable adventure. It offers a wonderful mix of jungle, beach and a peek into the local community life... which I think is the perfect combination for a dream spot!

CocoVivo

  • Eco
  • Romantic
  • Outdoor
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This is a true Hideaway. Not only the hidden location, far away from the hussle and bussle of the main island of Bocas del Toro, but also their philosophy and the eco-intelligent design makes this place one of a kind. Don't picture a fancy place, nothing is polished here, it's the real deal! Just sit back and relax... paradise found!

Portixol Hotel

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Palma has the best of both worlds… a bustling city life and the sea! In addition to the perfect city hotel, I was therefore looking for a Local Hideaway by the sea. And I found Portixol Hotel. A bit further away from the centre, but consequently more spacious and more quietly located. A contemporary hotel in stylish Scandinavian minimalist design.

Pavillon d’Orient

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  • Romantic
  • Wellness
  • Pool
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At Pavillon d’Orient everything is just right, from the overwhelmingly friendly service to its colonial and tropical ambiance and comfortable rooms. And with your personal tuk-tuk driver you easily visit the town of Siem Reap or the magnificent temples of Angkor Wat. At this lovely place it's all about the details!

Tamu Hotel

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Not many people are aware that Cambodia has some beautiful beaches that are not to be missed. This deliciously stylish, but also laid-back, beach hotel is a definite trendsetter in Otres Beach, Sihanoukville. One of those places that, as soon as you get there, make you wonder “why haven’t I booked here for longer?”.

4Reasons Hotel+Bistro

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This lovely boho chic hotel in the peaceful hills above Yalikavak, Turkey, offers sweeping views of the bay. With bright and spacious rooms it's a perfect place for a relaxing holiday whether you travel with your family or as a couple. On top of that it has one of the best restaurants in the area on site.

Turan Hill Lounge

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  • Gourmet
  • Eco
  • Romantic
  • Outdoor
  • Wellness
  • Pool
  • Digital detox

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Special warning…. I have discovered a hidden Bay in Turkey with an enchanting Hideaway. Before you continue reading, promise me you will tell absolutely no one about this place! This is a Local Hideaway in the truest sense of the word. And the surroundings certainly add to this, so indescribably beautiful!

Azur Hotel

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  • Eco
  • Romantic
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  • Pool
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This beautiful natural place in Cirali, Turkey, is such a wonderful example of a Local Hideaway where authenticity makes all the difference and where your holiday will be truly wonderful (especially with children)! So forget all those large impersonal resorts and come and enjoy the true Turkish hospitality at the Azur Hotel!

Vesper Hotel

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The first boutique hotel right on the beach in Noordwijk - the Netherlands is a real treat. Tasteful and cosmopolitan, this hotel is un-Dutch. Perfect for a stay in any season to enjoy the North Sea coast and/or nearby cities like Amsterdam or The Hague.

La Cabane des Pêcheurs

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This is the perfect Local Hideaway for a romantic break in an authentic small Norman fishing village. Very comfortable and stylish, I am afraid you will not want to leave, but that would mean missing out on the wonderful surroundings!

L’Esprit du Port

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This comfortable and stylish designed Hideaway makes you and your family instantly feel at home in a authentic Norman fishing village. Everywhere you look charming nautical details, which are selected with great care, catch your eye and put a smile on your face.

La Maison Matelot

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  • Child friendly
  • Romantic
  • Self-catering
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Three apartments in a beautiful nostalgic building, tucked away in a small alley….A genuine Local Hideaway. Perfect to experience life in an authentic Norman fishing village! Whether you stay for the weekend or longer, you really will enjoy this spacious and comfortable place.

Frankrijk-Noord

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  • Romantic
  • Self-catering
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Beautifully situated in Zeeland, the most south-western part of Holland, you will find this Dutch “chambres et tables d’hôtes” (or B&B), lovingly called “France-North” by its sympathetic and determined owners Lille and Edith.

Fazenda Nova

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Local Hideaways has found you the perfect antidote for stress! At Fazenda Nova you can unwind in very comfortable, tranquil and private surroundings. Urban style meets rural setting: all 10 rooms are equally contemporary, stylish and comfortable.

Vilacampina

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  • Romantic
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  • Pool
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Situated in the most authentic part of the Algarve, east of Faro, you will find a modern oasis of tranquillity: Vilacampina. Modern lounge style (Ibiza chic) is the pleasant atmosphere it breathes and this forms an exciting contrast to the rural setting.

White River Cottages

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  • Self-catering
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White River Cottages is a good example of how to turn authentic old run-down houses into a lovely, attractive and contemporary accommodation without doing harm to the original style and natural surroundings.

Villa Ippocampi

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  • Romantic
  • Self-catering
  • Pool
  • Digital detox

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Villa Ippocampi is a small oasis. From the moment you enter the porch, you step into another world where you can unwind and enjoy your holidays. The personal attention and tips of the owners is what really makes the difference here.

Kalyvitis

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  • Eco
  • Romantic
  • Self-catering
  • Outdoor
  • Digital detox

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During one of my last days in Crete I was told about a possible Local Hideaway in the south-east, near Koutsouras. I could only come to one conclusion: Kalyvitis is so different and authentic at the same time. A location where everything falls into place!

Kamares Houses

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  • Eco
  • Romantic
  • Self-catering
  • Outdoor
  • Cultural
  • Pool
  • Digital detox

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In my search for the perfect Local Hideaway, it’s always such a thrill as I arrive at the destination and it’s just like I expected it to be, or, even better. That’s also the case with Kamares Houses: a beautiful old Venetian house.

Hostal sa Rascassa

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Tucked away above one of the small idyllic bays, just an hour and a half drive from Barcelona you will find a true hidden gem between the pines, only 5 rooms available, as well as a great restaurant, the ocean and other than that…. pure tranquility!

Salad Hut

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  • Pool
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I think I have found the perfect remedy for stress; it’s on Koh Phangan in the Haad Salad bay. Twelve huts, a gorgeous bay; a great restaurant; a small pool; Thai massage…. What’s the problem? You might not want to leave.