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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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Paris Escape

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Barcelona - capital of style

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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