The Best Western Terrace Inn is the best deal in Boston. The hotel offers free parking (huge), free continental breakfast, free wireless internet and free local phone calls!
1650 Commonwealth Avenue
Boston, MA USA
We booked the hotel on the hotel's webpage, far cheaper than going via an agent. Look for the special rates, we got a room for US$129 Mon-Thurs, and US$159 for the Sunday. I mentioned that it was a wedding anniversary and got a room upgrade to a fountain view, and free gifts for both of us. The room was fabulous. The resturants are over priced, and the coffee shop where the chocolate fountain is was grossly over priced and very weak.
This hotel located in a small oasis set between sea and hills, surrounded by palm and century-old trees in perfect harmony with the lush environment of the Riviera dei Fiori and with the elegant Sanremo gardens.
I've been there this spring and I would recommend this place to anybody.
Corso Matuzia, 21 - 18038 Sanremo Imperia Italy
Tel. +39 0184.6957516
Drumkeerin guesthouse in Cushendun is particularly good value - the breakfasts are made with organic and homemade produce, there's a hostel that was once a barn and self-contained apartments as well as the guesthouse.
The couple who run it are both artists who run their own painting school. The view out over Cushendun towards Scotland is stunning.
201a Torr Road, Cushendun, Co Antrim BT44 0PU
Tel: 028 217 61554
This excellent small hotel used to be Beatrix Potter's holiday home. It is just down the road from Hill Top and overlooks Esthwaite water. There are lovely lounges to relax in or many walks to do from the door. Richard, the owner, is the chef and he produces superb, innovative meals.
Near Sawrey, Ambleside
Cumbria LA22 0JZ
On the B5285 between Hawkshead and the Windermere Ferry.
The Inn On The Lake has the most spectacular views of Lake Ullswater and never fails to induce a sharp intake of breath on arrival. This place is all about the location and it really is worth spending a few extra pounds for a lake view room.
Lake Ullswater, Glenridding CA11 0PE
Tel: 017684 82444
This is one of the most scenic campsites in the country, sandwiched between the steep slopes of Place Fell and the shores of Ullswater, with spectacular views across the lake to the Helvellyn fells. An excellent base for walking, watersports and mountain biking, or just hanging out on site and drinking in the magnificent scenery.
The Patterdale Hotel, 10 minutes’ walk away does good food in huge walkers’ portions and fine real ale.
01768 482337, www.lakedistrictcamping.co.uk, £4.50pp
It is in the perfect spot for taking on the Buttermere Circuit or the gentler option of walking around the lake. It’s a small and friendly site with great views and is away from the road so nice and quiet, bar the lambs whose barring might wake you up early doors. Get your revenge on them by tucking into the delicious spring lamb, the best thing on the menu at the Bridge Inn just two minutes from the site. It’s a hikers' pub with a garden and good selection of ales.
017687 70222 , www.lakedistrictcamping.co.uk, £5pp
Hotel Pearl Palace has to be experienced to be believed.
Incrediably cheap - it cost me the grand total of just under £30.00 (room/food/drinks) for a four-day stay in a hotel which can only be described as a work of art.
The staff are wonderful (with a capital W) and, unlike the four-star hotel I stayed in Agra, who were hell bent on chiselling every last rupee out of me, they bend over backwards to ensure that you get a fair deal.
I cannot reccomend this hotel enough. I for one, will be returning as soon as I can.
Hari Kishan Somani Marg,
Hathroi Fort,Ajmer Road,
Jaipur - 302001.India
Spacious, clean self-catering apartment, in the heart of Abruzzo. Situated midway between the Apennine mountains and golden beaches of the Adriatic. The apartment is secluded, but it is within easy reach of all the local amenities and attractions.
Contrada CasaBianca, Castilenti.
Tel: 0039 0861993508.
Nearest station & airport is Pescara - 25km.
This is one of those country pubs where, upon first entering after a long day's hike, you wonder whether you've mistakenly barged into someone's front room. Sure enough, you do have to keep the house rules in mind: live music only (no jukebox); make an effort to chat with the regulars; and number one, real ales only. Anyone asking for a lager top or a snowball or something will be greeted with a disdainful stare that could dry up Lake Coniston...
But play the game at this very independent family-run venue and your reward will be a fine selection of beers at rock-bottom prices and a genuinely hospitable local atmosphere, where the folks know everything about the area and will give you far more tips than this site ever can. Lastly - if you're lucky - beyond the usual bar meals at lunchtime, plates of free pub nosh have been known to come out from time to time to help soak up the ale.
Foxfield, Broughton-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA20 6BX
Tel: 01229 716238
Off the A5092 or opposite Foxfield station
Peaceful and relaxing, the hotel oozes old-fashioned quirky charm. Helpful staff are down-to-earth and there’s a splendid 6-course silver-service dinner in the evenings. A touch expensive but well worth it. The bonus is that it nestles on the SE edge of Derwentwater in one of the most beautiful Cumbrian valleys of all - perfect for the soul to help you recover from everyday life.
Borrowdale Valley, near Keswick
017687 77224 www.theborrowdalehotel.co.uk
The King's Head serves an array of Jennings ales and, in a county with more pubs than you could care to mention, is loaded with character. For a start, it's haunted - weird noises late at night have often been reported, and a couple of Australians staying there recently were so spooked they left town.
The pub was built in 1640, and as recently as 2003 refurbishments turned up a deep well in the corner of the main bar, now covered over with a glass plate. There's a beer garden and a bowling green, formerly the stables and paddock from when this was a coaching inn. There are four rooms with shared bath too (£25), a great place to start or finish the Cumbria Way.
14 Queen's Street, Ulverston
Tel: 01229 588064
(not to be confused with The King's Arms on King Street)
Fantastic pub for lunch after a hard morning's hike - the ploughman's lunch plus a pint of Black Sheep or Riggwelter, both glorious darker ales from the Masham brewery, sets you up for the rest of the day. The bar is to be found in the converted stables, the white-washed walls and horse brasses don't attempt to hide the humble beginnings of the place, far from it, the bar is a cosy and even on busy weekends, often a fairly quiet spot to have a meal or just a drink. Dog friendly too, we've taken ours into the bar without problems, or there are tables outside if your pooch is wary of other people. Decidely a locals' pub, it is nonetheless a friendly place to escape from the hordes of tourists around Beatrix Potter's house in near Sawrey. Having never stayed in the hotel I can't comment but if the bar is anything to go by it should be great!
Far Sawrey, Ambleside, Cumbria, LA22 0LQ
Telephone: 01539 443425
A Lakeland institution and a top spot to drink in the stunning views as well as the local ale. You might need to book to eat in the restaurant, but the pub grub is top notch – I’d recommend the ploughman’s, stuffed full of local produce.
Barngates, Ambleside LA22 0NG
Tel: 01539 436 347
We booked our trip through Balearic Discovery, a small travel company based on the island. Reliable, knowledgeable and helpful, I’d definitely recommend them if you want to explore some of the quieter corners of the island (they have some great rural hotels from about €55) or pre-arrange activities like horseriding, wine tasting, yoga or deepsea fishing.
Ca Sa Padrina is a small former townhouse with simple rooms. The location is brilliant, on a quiet street right in the centre, and the lack of reception and restaurant keep the prices down (doubles start at €100). Not having breakfast at the hotel isn’t a problem as there are so many good cafes within a few minutes’ walk. It’s a good compromise between budget hostels and the designer hotels like the impressive but slightly scary all-white Puro and starkly minimalist Convent de la Missio.
Hotel ca sa padrina
C/Calle Tereses 2 07003 Palma de Mallorca
Tel: 00 34 971 425 300
Fax: 00 34 971 719 708
Finding a hotel in Amsterdam during peak season can be a drag. This converted canal house has a prime location bang in the town centre on the Singel - but doesn't yet suffer from the curse of the Lonely Planet. The road at the back can be a bit noisy at night, and the stairs are steep, but that goes for a lot of places; the very efficient staff and most acceptable prices (single from 60 Euros) make up for it. There's also apartments to hire if you like.
We rented an apartment through an agency called Checkin Apartments. The apartment was great - newly renovated with trendy kitchen and bathroom, but still kept the charm of the old building. The location on Kungsholmen in central Stockholm was also perfect.
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