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Authentic places to stay

There is no hard and fast rule as to what makes a Secretplace. Beauty, by its very nature, is subjective. Our criterion is a simple one: we must feel at home, we must feel good to be there. Over the years, Michael and Bea have visited thousands of lodgings, selecting only those that are truly special, independent of price or category.


May it be a simple romantic hotel committed to the best local cuisine, a small charming hotel placed within breathtaking landscape, that boutique hotel in the bustling city centre or a simple bed and breakfast above the ocean. If you're looking for that special place - you will find it here.

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Magical Umbria

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Boutique & Romantic Hotels

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Special City Breaks

Amazing Lanzarote hotels for an autumn getaway

Take a look at our beautiful finca hotels and elegantly designed holiday homes and villas in Lanzarote, Canary Islands, with idyllic surroundings and superb sea views.

Lisbon city break – come and live the trendiest city of the moment

Feel like a local in one of our small, authentic boutique hotels and bed & breakfasts that we have carefully chosen for you in Lisbon.

Enjoy the autumn warmth of Sicily

Spending a few days in one of our charming boutique hotels in Sicily is a great way to escape cool autumn days. We have selected only the best for you.

The city of colours – Marrakech city break

A handpicked selection of the best riad hotels in the medina of Marrakech. The perfect short break for the fall.

Winter escape – the marvelous south of Bahia, Brazil

Golden sand, translucent water, caipirinhas, great local food and a bungalow in a coconut grove, what more could you ask for? View our selection of charming pousadas in Bahia, Brazil.

Hip places to stay in Berlin

Berlin it is young, hip, cosmopolitan, multicultural, chic, wild, laid back, affordable. All at the same time


Secretplaces is an independent hotel guide to some of the most beautiful and charming hotels and guesthouses, independent of price. Over the years, we have visited thousands of lodgings of which only a few have made it into this fine selection