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There are all sorts of magical places to stay in this sunburned countryside, from converted castles, to mellow old family-fun villas, to luxurious spa retreats, seaside resorts...
With a summer season lasting well into October - September is still considered high season - and almost tropical-warmth seas at the height of summer, Crete has one of Europe's longest beach-playing and beach-sunbathing seasons.
Some of the best prices for travelling to the Italian Lakes can be found in the shoulder seasons, but if this is your first visit then you might not want to risk the weather being anywhere less than perfect and spoiling those idyllic vistas… In which case our Guru’s investigation into how to do the Italian Lakes on a budget, and the best value hotels in the region is for you.
One of the best things about staying in B&Bs is getting those personalised recommendations you get when meeting other travellers or locals. And Rome is a wonderful city for an insight or recommendation. Sure, you’ll have an amazing time if you just tick off the tourist hot spots, but if you have a change to explore a bit further and go a bit deeper then you’ll never want to leave. Our Gurus have uncovered the best B&Bs in Rome to make your search that much easier.
Cornwall’s long coastline and wealth of family friendly attractions make it a wonderful place to spend quality time with your kids. Here's our pick of the best places to stay for all ages.
The Hotel Guru's pick of the best hammams and spas in Marrakech.
Staying in one of our Guru’s top 10 unusual UK hotels will take your break from memorable to unforgettable. We love a fun and fantastic conversion, and have discovered cosily converted railway carriages, a breathtaking windmill by the sea, a charming hotel in an old newspaper office and even a converted prison! Or, for an unusual luxury hotel try staying in your own castle, tower or folly!
The Grand Canal runs though the centre of Venice, and along its length you’ll find some of the most breathtaking buildings and views the city can afford its citizens and visitors.
From the Vaucluse lavender fields to the saltmarshes of the Camargue, it is still possible to find wonderful countryside unspoilt by tourism.
The big mistake with the Canary Islands is to imagine they are all about beaches, blue seas and busy seaside resorts. The walking here is second to none and we've got the perfect places to stay...
An exhilarating, energetic, eclectic melting pot, New York is a truly cosmopolitan city, and the best Manhattan hotels reflect that variety....
Florence is an incredibly special place to bring your family. The wealth of art, history and beauty in this small, walkable city is incredible. Plus there’s great gelato available every couple of steps, and the hills of Tuscany for a bit of a run around. Or the grounds of your villa, if you’re choosing from our Guru’s collection of the best family hotels in Florence.
With the world’s most southerly vineyards, it has ten major wine-producing regions spread across the North and South Islands
This region of Massachusetts also has a large number of great inns, and our Gurus have ‘worked hard’ holidaying to bring you their recommendations for Cape Cod’s best inns.
The best places to stay in Kerala’s Backwaters are designed to make the most of this region's peace and tranquility...
The Amalfi coast, with its towering cliffs and slinky corniche road, has long been associated with luxury and glamour...