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Uncovering some of the world's best kept travel secrets...
i-escape is an unbiased, highly researched accommodation guide and free booking service.
Based in the UK, our small team of passionate travellers, writers and developers, constantly scours the world for exciting and unusual places to stay. From boutique hotels to beach cabanas, stylish B&Bs to safari lodges, city apartments to family villas, we cover a wide range of styles and budgets; but all are small, independent and very special. We visit every one and only select our favourites, describing them with honesty, insight and handy tips. You can book them through our site at the same price as going direct (or less); and you’ll often get a little extra thankyou, too.
Researching the best accommodation takes time, so we’ve done it for you. Every month we pore over thousands of web pages, sift through hundreds of applications, and choose a handful – the best of the best – to visit. We stay the night, sample the food, chat to guests, test the showers and hammocks and pillows. If it's as delightful as we’d hoped, we add it to our portfolio. If not, we don’t. Simple as that. And unlike some websites, we don’t charge hotels a joining fee, so we can make a truly free and fair choice.
You want to know what it’s really going to be like, not just the hotel’s marketing blurb. So we’ll tell you. If we found the Courtyard rooms too dark, we’ll say – so that you can book the lighter rooms (and thank us when you arrive). If we found a fab bar or beach nearby, we’ll point you to it (and show you photos). You won’t find the same level of detail in any other accommodation website.
Value for money:
Rooms range from under £50/night to over £500, but whichever you choose, we promise that you’ll get the best price when you book through us. You don’t need to shop around or contact the property directly – though you’re welcome to try. We don't charge a booking fee or credit card fee. We show you clearly what's included, and don't try and hide local taxes. And compared to booking a bespoke itinerary through a tour operator, you can make huge savings.
Find the perfect place by destination, interest, month of travel or a combination of criteria. These include family-friendly, adults only, pets welcome, wheelchair accessible – and you can add in holiday must-haves such as organic food, heated pool, fast WiFi, a good beach or hikes nearby. If you’re still stuck, contact us with a rough idea of what you’re looking for, and we’ll tell you our favourite options. Go on, put us to the test!