Great little B&B near Genice, located in Oriago di Mira, on the Riviera del Brenta. They offer free internet access and bike hire.
This private island resort is located in the Adirondack Mountains. They offer an array of things to do, from golfing, spas, tennis, lake activities and family fun.
If you have problems finding accommodation in Frankfurt, stay in Wiesbaden or Mainz. They have train links directly to the Wald-Stadium that take half an hour. Both cities are 20 minutes from Frankfurt International Airport and are a lot closer to Frankfurt-Hahn than Frankfurt itself. They are both very beautiful cities with lots of shops, restaurants and good Irish pubs.
This is a small bed and breakfast (only two rooms) is in a great location (five minutes from Main Street underground and the Go Train station). One room has an en suite but I stayed in the room with a private bathroom across the hallway. The B&B is extremely clean, good value and the breakfasts are fantastic. The proprietor and her husband are lovely and my boyfriend and I would not have had the same holiday staying anywhere else, as they gave us fantastic advice and information. They have gorgeous pets too, which like to play every now and then. I would definitely stay here again. 10/10.
Conde Nast have named their "best new hotels in the World for 2006" (May 2006 - US Edition). Fortunately, for those of us who don't have 800USD to blow on a hotel room, CN were sweet enough to include a few recommendations that may just be within our reach, including the Old Bangkok Inn.
As Dortmund can be quiet I recommend staying in Bochum. I have found it to be a more exciting city, approximately 15 minutes on the train from Dortmumd’s main train station. The train service is quick, cheap and, unlike in the UK, runs on time. Also, for probably the best night out in Germany try Bochum’s pub mile locally known as the 'Bermuda triangle' as it has been known for people to go there and never leave. It’s where most World Cup fans in the area will be congregating and has more bars and clubs per head than anywhere else around.
There’s a regular train service that runs direct to and from Bochum to Gelsenkirchen, Cologne and Dortmund. The 'Bermuda triangle' is around a 10 minute walk from the train station;
Small hotel in a great location on the corner of Piazza Erbe, with plain but comfortable rooms. Sunny terrace to enjoy breakfast on and friendly staff. Downsides: central location in pedestrian area means no parking, and lift only starts from 1st floor reception.
Great value hotel. Staff came out to welcome us and collect bags as we arrived by car. Our room was large and comfortable and had a large terrace with stunning views across rooftops as the autumn sun set. Service was enthusiastic and helpful.
tel: (08) 82315552
Stayed here in May 2006. It was exceptional value, very clean and comfortable, offered a pretty good hot buffet start to the day and the staff were very friendly. It doesn't get much better. Ten minutes walk from the centrum but why go there when you are in the heart of Kazimierz.
ul. Bozego Ciala 19;
tel: 12 430 6234;
If you want to stay in the hotel room with the best view in Lisbon book room 712 at the Regency Chiado. It's a 4 star hotel in the centre of Lisbon.
This B&B is situated at the bottom of a glacier, four kilometres from the centre of Chamonix. It is reasonably priced, clean and comfortable. It has a big garden and a terrace that we were able to use. The owners are really nice people who are helpful and friendly. No kitchen facilities but lots of cheap restaurants in and around. We would definitely go back.
637 Route de Vers le Nant, Les Bossons;
We loved this hotel though not everyone does, because of problems with plumbing etc, although ours worked fine. Faded glory it may be, but it’s a hotel full of character, with large bedrooms, right on the Bund, and has terrific views from the rooftop bar.
A rather charming boutique hotel opposite the Betlem Chapel, bang in the centre of the Old Town, a few minutes stroll to the Old Town Square or to the King Charles Bridge. Not particularly cheap - I think we paid around £100 B&B, but ideal if you're splashing out and want to stay somewhere full of character and in the Old Town itself.
As you come out of the hotel facing the chapel, turn left and two minutes' walk brings you to a (student) bar, warm and friendly, with food (and comfortable sofa seating) available. Brill for a drop of strong liquor, beer, mulled wine, or all three.
About 300 metres across the other side of the King Charles Bridge, in Mala Strana, at "At the Black Eagle" bistro, we had a three course evening meal, which included pork and dumplings or fried carp, plus a bottle of Moravian wine... £20 for the two of us. Brill again!
A man in a yellow anorak persuaded us to take a 2 hour lunchtime boat ride on the Vltava with as-much-as you-can-eat buffet and free(ish) drinks. It was raining. It was great.
The Sex Machines Museum (including naughty film) just off the Old Town Square is worth visiting especially if there's a group of senior citizens from Liverpool there as well. Said one, "I'd rather go to the dentist"! Thrice brill!
Betlemske namesti 9, Stare Mesto;
tel 222 221 574;
Two cottages in an exquisite location, built by an amazingly creative craftsman, Clem Frederick, who, with his wife, artist Marie, has created this exquisite little place. Eat delicious creole food cooked on an open fire with banana leaves as plate mats; relax on Clem's chairs made from driftwood in Marie's open-sided art gallery. Every experience is a delight.
A lovely rural hotel on an organic farm nestled in a sleepy valley in the north of Ibiza. Rooms have been restored according to strict eco-criterea: the walls are covered in clay plaster and painted with natural pigments. There's no TV, air-con, hairdryers and no pool - though it's not far from the beach. And the entire farm is run along sustainble prinicples.
An idyllic retreat on Europe's favourite party island.
00 34 971 333 500
07810 San Juan, Ibiza
Rooms from 110 Euros.
This is my favourite Prenzlauer Berg Café. Sunny, green, ideal for people-watching, and child-friendly, and they sell great homemade Cornish pasties, Italian ice cream, homemade cakes, brownies etc. Plus, the English-speaking owners have a small B&B attached that is central, charming and cheap.
Cafe am Teutoburger Platz (Kunst+Eis), Zionskirchstr.75, Prenzlauer Berg;
tel: 030 44038577 or 0173 610 2523;
U-Bahn: Senefelder Platz, or turn left off Kastanienallee
A hostel-oasis bit of accommodation on the tropical island of Itaparica, near Salvador in the Bahia region of Brazil. It used to be run by two lovely guys, one who worked as a surgeon and the other a teacher. Both welcoming and thoughtful.
It's a beautifully vivid and tranquil place, bright colours, lots of areas to choose from to read, converse,write, sleep, swim.
Has native landscaping, and electricity run via solar energy. The most beautiful and luminous place I've stayed in. It used to be hard to track down, phoning ahead probably best.
Loteamento Outeiro Gabão, Qd B, Lote 23 - Bom Despacho;
tel: 71 3681 1361/1360;
This small B&B plus apartment is in the village of La Roche Sur Foron, which is about 15 miles from Annecy.
Best thing is Marie Ammeloot, the owner, who has to be one of the nicest people we have ever stayed with. The sand pit in the garden for small children helped too.
La Roche is nice small town with an excellent swimming pool and mountain views
1 Route de la Bénite Fontaine, La Roche sur Foron;
tel/fax : 04 50 03 3116;
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La Roche is 30 mins by train from Annecy and also an hour or so from Chamonix.
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