There's nothing quite like the sense of discovery one feels when arriving at a hidden gem hotel -- a truly special spot that is intimate, remote, underrated, or all of the above. Some people like to brag to their friends about their insider secret; others prefer to keep it all to themselves.
First up, the Rockhouse Hotel. The lush, laid-back Rockhouse creates a holistic haven -- gourmet dining, morning yoga, cliffside loungers, a premium spa, no kids under 12, and beautiful eco-appropriate design. But most astounding are the reasonable rates. (The slightly chicer Caves costs significantly more.)