Authentic, honest reviews, since 1979

For over 40 years, our editors have traveled the globe incognito to discover exceptional hideaways and experiences for Andrew Harper members.

“The idea for this newsletter back in 1979 — to share information about peaceful and unspoiled sanctuaries with a limited and compatible group of sophisticated travelers — remains at the core of its identity today.”
“An abundance of staff worked the front desk, day and night, and service was impeccable.”
“I had heard rumblings that the long-recommended property had faded a bit, so it was time for an anonymous reassessment. I’m pleased to say that the rumors of this hotel’s decline are much exaggerated.”

Hideaway Report

Paris Hideaways

As Paris prepared for the Olympics, new hotels opened and others were refurbished. On this trip, we reviewed six properties in three arrondissements.

Capella Ubud, Bali

Q Club hotels

For stays of three nights or more, choose from two cultural experiences: a spiritual cleansing ritual in Capella Ubud’s jungle gardens, or “The Art of Jamu,” a session exploring the history and health benefits of this traditional herbal drink.

“While the health-and-wellness offerings at Capella are robust, the atmosphere is convivial and entertaining rather than quiet and serene, with events like nightly film screenings with s’mores at the outdoor theater. The property is family-friendly but still romantic enough for couples and honeymooners.”
— Andrew Harper
This lavish Mediterranean-style resort in a 51-story tower sits on 4.5 acres fronted by 400 feet of white sand. All suites offer separate sitting rooms, private balconies or terraces, well-equipped kitchens, panoramic views of the ocean and marble-floored baths.

Beachfront Luxury

Acqualina Spa & Residences

Extend your stay on Miami’s Sunny Isles Beach and enjoy a complimentary fourth night, daily breakfast, a daily spa credit and more.