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Jan Fuscoe

Jan Fuscoe

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The 10 best hotels in Bali

The 10 best hotels in Bali

As you might expect from such a popular honeymoon destination, hotels in Bali are a'plenty. The island has plenty of accommodation options to choose from, indeed your only problem might be deciding where to stay (beach or hilltop? You could try and do both, but it'll take a little more planning) or you know, finding something that isn’t filled with loved-up couples being gross and soppy on their honeymoon, whether you're also travelling as a couple or not!  Anyway, whatever the Bali logistics you need a hand with are, we’ve got it covered. From North to South. Whether you're looking at surfers’ beach paradise Canggu, where there's great backpacking option at Serenity; An immersion in culture capital Ubud, where the relative solitude of Komaneka is very much welcome; or shopping and partying in and around Seminyak, where we've wittle down the huge list of accomodation. Off the beaten track, you can really get away from it all at the clifftop Alila Villas in Uluwatu, Alassari Plantation in Selemadag, or Sun Suko Boutique Resort in Pemuteran. Another good choice for arrival or departure is Maya in Sanur, which is close to the airport. That's assuming you ever decide to leave. Whever you decide to go, you won't be disappointed. The number of amazing things to do in Bali is surely rivaled by the number of hotels to rest your head at afterward. We’ve picked our favourites below, have a little look.  RECOMMENDED: The best Airbnbs in BaliRECOMMENDED: The best hotels in UbudRECOMMENDE

The best hotels in Naples

The best hotels in Naples

The unruly, untamed soul of Italy is bustling, noisy and scruffy, but it’s also a cultural goldmine full of art-filled churches, underground crypts, archeological and historical wonders, and gleaming palaces. Oh, and the rugged coastline dotted with tiny beaches within easy reach is pretty special too. Along with the culture and history, Naples is perhaps best known for its most famous contribution to the world—pizza—but there are also plenty of fine-dining opportunities. The accommodation is equally wide-ranging, so choose to stay in a Liberty-style villa, a modern 5-star seafront hotel or a converted palazzo and, if you can afford it, get a room with those incredible views over the Bay of Naples and smouldering Vesuvius. Here are our picks of the best hotels in Naples.  Recommended: The best Airbnbs in NaplesRecommended: The 20 best things to do in Naples This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.  

The best hotels in Sorrento

The best hotels in Sorrento

Oh, Sorrento, you do thrilling things to our hearts. The rural beauty of the Sorrentine Peninsula is magnificent, and it is no great shock to discover a plethora of fabulous hotels dotted in and around the area. With all the beauty to explore, a good night’s sleep is vital. The stunning coastal town of Italy begs you to stay at an equally-stunning hotel to ensure an all-round paradise experience.  Many of the best hotels in Sorrento double up as romantic restaurants and attractions themselves, all while offering comfortable sleep and the perfect base for exploring Sorrento’s villas, vineyards and lemon groves. Italy at its most magical? Gorgeous stuff. Read on for our pick of the best hotels in Sorrento.  This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 16 best cheap hotels in London

The 16 best cheap hotels in London

The capital’s streets may be lined with all the big names in hospitality, but there are also loads of great cheap hotels in London that you needn’t trek out to the sticks to find. Yep – we’re telling you that you can stay somewhere better located and more fun than many of the city’s grand five-star hotels, all for less than you’d pay for a slap-up meal at one of London’s best restaurants. Whether it’s a dorm bed in the heart of Soho, a traditional family-run guesthouse on a period square, or a tech-smart room near St Pancras you’re searching for, London’s got it covered. Have a peek at our list of the best cheap hotels in London and save your pennies for exploring. Looking for more options? Check out London’s best Airbnbs. Or how about London's best hotels?

The best budget hotels in London

The best budget hotels in London

London can be pretty pricey if you're not careful. Whether you live in the city, work or just come for a visit, the spending can quickly add up. From the delicious food that stands on almost every corner and lines up the streets to just having a gander around the city looking for things to do, your wallet might start to feel very, very light. We don't even want to talk about how much a night out costs.  But surprisingly, the UK capital has actually got some wallet-friendly options for spending the night. Both big chains and independent hotel joints (yep, even four- and five-star ones) offer some rooms for under £100 a night – you just have to know where to look. And once you’ve saved all that cash? Well, you’ll be freer to spend your wonga on other, more important stuff. Like, erm, going to the pub. Anyways, here are our top picks for the best budget hotels in London.  Looking for more options? 🛌 Check out London’s best Airbnbs 💆 Relax at the best spa hotels in London 🏨 Scroll through the list of 100 top London hotels This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 10 best hotels in Sardinia

The 10 best hotels in Sardinia

As the second-largest island in the Med (after Sicily), needless to say, Sardinia boasts an enormous range of stuff to do, see, eat and drink. From the pristine aquamarine waters and dusty white sands of Costa Smeralda to the buzzing streets of Cagliari, Sardinia appeals to nature lovers, beach bunnies and urban explorers alike. Fittingly, hotels on the island cater to all kinds of visitors. Featuring spas, villas, city centre locations, family-run establishments and swanky five-star resorts, below are the best hotels in Sardinia. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The best London hotels for Christmas

The best London hotels for Christmas

Nowhere does Christmas quite like London. You'll find stunning shopping options across the capital, paired with dazzling Christmas lights around every corner. There are also heaps of unusual things to enjoy in the city and heaps of hotels from which to enjoy them. We’ve handpicked a dozen of our faves that'll form the most festive of bases to experience everything from carols in medieval churches to ice-skating at Somerset House. In short, if you’re looking to stay somewhere that will bathe you in glorious Christmas vibes, these are the hotels for you. And if you really want to go big on the festive feels? You can stay in these on Christmas Day, too. After all, there’s really nothing quite like waking up in a hotel on the big day, with world-class London hospitality ready to cater to your every Christmas need. Just remember to bring the presents, okay? Happy Christmas!  Looking for more options? Check out London’s best Airbnbs This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

The 10 best hotels in Sicily

The 10 best hotels in Sicily

Sicily is bursting with amazing things to do. And much like the region itself, the hotel scene is a diverse hub of different styles, locations and price points. There are city gems like the Alma in Palermo, or grand hotels, such as Taormina’s 19th-century hilltop Timeo, with its stunning views, or the Sant’Andrea with its own stretch of beach. For boutique hotels, there’s the Gutkowski in Syracuse, set within two restored fishermen’s cottages, and the architect-designed Casa Talia, or there’s the Manaci delle Terre Nere, in a restored old winery. Nature-lovers will appreciate the Minareto resort, set on the edge of a nature reserve, or the lovely Capofaro set on a promontory among the Tasca d’Almerita vineyards. Enticing, right? Hopefully, our pick of the best hotels in Sicily will help cut through the noise. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, click here.

Listings and reviews (1)

Hazlitt's

Hazlitt's

4 out of 5 stars

When eighteenth-century essayist William Hazlitt inconveniently passed away at No.6 Frith Street, his landlady shoved his body under the bed in order to show the room to a potential tenant. I wonder if it was mine as I climb into one of the antique, but incredibly comfortable beds – a gilded Louis XVI French number in the ‘Mrs Teresa Cornelys*’ room – but don’t care. The bed is just one of the joys of this eighteenth-century gem on Frith Street, in the heart of Soho. Each room name has an historic connection to the houses, and everything from the wood panelling and original paintings, to the silk swag curtains, evokes the Georgian age – though, thankfully, the plumbing has moved on and guests can luxuriate, with REN toiletries, in free-standing claw-foot baths with rainfall showerheads. There’s even a ‘throne’ loo in one of the suites. Others have library lounges, open fireplaces, or rooftop terraces, but all have modern facilities, such as air-conditioning, free wifi, and smart TVs, albeit housed in antique cupboards to preserve the atmosphere. Breakfast in bed is another treat here: start with a glass of Buck’s Fizz then chow down on a toasted bagel with smoked salmon, or a bacon roll. If you must leave the room, check out the bookshelves; Hazlitt’s is understandably popular with writers, presumably hoping to pick up on the creative atmosphere, and there are plenty of signed first editions on the shelves, as well as old tomes. There are two cosy lounges, one has an honesty

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