Jan Fuscoe

Jan Fuscoe

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The 11 best hotels in Bali from luxury resorts to affordable stays

The 11 best hotels in Bali from luxury resorts to affordable stays

Bali is bustling with hotel options - seriously, it’s kind of overwhelming. From luxurious beachside resorts, perfect for honeymoon escapes, to secluded hilltop retreats with all the necessities for a solo travellers, the options are as diverse as the island itself. If you’re feeling adventurous, you could book multiple Bali hotels and explore different vibes throughout your stay. Sure, it takes a bit of planning, but trust us, it’s worth it.  Basically, what we’re trying to say is, that no matter where you land, Bali’s got you covered with stunning rice terraces, wild jungle escapades, and those Instagram-worthy white sandy beaches. The only thing that might outnumber the amazing hotels here is the list of fantastic things to do. To help you plan the perfect adventure, we’ve handpicked our top Bali hotels. Whether you’re eyeing the surfers’ paradise Canggu, discovering tranquility in Ubud, or diving into Seminyak’s vibrant scene, we’ve narrowed down the choices to save you valuable time. So, pack your bags, soak up the sun, and get ready to experience the unique blend of natural beauty and culture that Bali has to offer.  Updated in May 2024: Occasionally we come across hidden gems like this upscale jungle campsite and we can't ourselves - it's totally one for the bucket list.  RECOMMENDED: ☀️Click here to learn the 19 best things to do in Bali🏠Check out the best Airbnbs in Bali🌴Discover the best hotels in Ubud🏖️Explore the best hotels in Seminyak Who makes the cut? Whil

The 18 best cheap hotels in London: from East to West

The 18 best cheap hotels in London: from East to West

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 a stay in London's best hotels? Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The 12 best budget hotels in London: Low-cost stays in the capital

The 12 best budget hotels in London: Low-cost stays in the capital

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.  RECOMMENDED:🛌 Check out London’s best Airbnbs💆 Relax at the best spa hotels in London🏨 Scroll through the list of 100 top London hotels Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

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 nineteenth-century hilltop Timeo, with its stunning views, or the Sant’Andrea with its own stretch of beach. or 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. February 2024 update: We've added an incredible new hotel to this list: the Capofaro Locanda & Malvasia Hotel. Enjoy! RECOMMENDED: The best beaches in SicilyRECOMMENDED: The best hotels in SorrentoRECOMMENDED: Where to stay in Venice Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The 10 best hotels in Naples, for a wild escape

The 10 best hotels in Naples, for a wild escape

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 five-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 best things to do in NaplesRECOMMENDED: The best pizzerias in Naples Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every Airbnb featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

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.  Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured, we've based our list on top reviews, hosts and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines

The 8 best hotels in Sardinia

The 8 best hotels in Sardinia

As the second-largest island in the Med (after Sicily), Sardinia boasts an enormous range of stuff to see, do, 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 – these are the best hotels in Sardinia. RECOMMENDED: The best beaches in Sicily Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in and review every hotel featured, we've based our list on our expert knowledge of the destination covered, editorial reviews, user reviews, hotel amenities and in-depth research to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

The best hotels in London for unforgettable Christmas stays

The best hotels in London for unforgettable Christmas stays

Nowhere does Christmas quite like London. The city comes alive with endless shopping options, dazzling festive lights on every corner, and tonnes of unique activities to enjoy. Whether you’re venturing in from a nearby city or travelling from across the pond, there are endless reasons why a stay in the UK’s capital should be at the top of your list this festive season. And, if you’re looking for a place to immerse yourself in the Christmas spirit, look no further. We’ve handpicked our favourite London hotels that will serve as the perfect base for your stay, allowing you to soak up everything from Christmas lights and carol concerts to ice skating and festive theatre shows.  For those feeling particularly festive, you can even spend Christmas day in one of these hotels. After all, there’s nothing quite like waking up on the most magical day of the year, with London’s world-class hospitality ready to cater to your every Christmas need. Just don’t forget to bring the presents. Merry Christmas! RECOMMENDED: 🎅The best things to do on Christmas Eve in London🎄The best Christmas events in London🎁The best London Christmas activities for kids🏠The 8 best London Airbnbs Who makes the cut? While we might not stay in every hotel featured below, we've based our list on top reviews and amenities to find you the best stays. This article includes affiliate links. These links have no influence on our editorial content. For more information, see our affiliate guidelines.

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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