We do a lot of traveling, so when we find a treasure be it an accommodation, a fantastic restaurant or other service, we want to turn others on to it too. Why should we selfishly keep it to ourselves. That is what we have done with this section. Only places that we have personally experienced will make it onto these pages. 

We are sharing with you all of the places that we would return to if we had the chance. We certainly hope you find them as much of a treasure as we have. 

120px-Australia-orb Australia

      Adelaide:

      Central YHA: One of the very best hostels we’ve ever enjoyed.

      Kangaroo Island:

 

YHA: Rustic but well worth the stay in such a setting.

All Australian YHA hostels can be booked through 

 Australia YHA (Youth Hostel Association) www.yha.com.au


Hobart, Tasmania:

Customs House Hotel- central, on the waterfront, with very pleasant rooms.  

 

www.customshousehotel.com

 

     

120px-Austria-orbAustria

Innsbruck:

Hotel Binder Dr. Glatzstrasse 20 Innsbruck.  www.tiscover.at/hotel.binder         +43-512-33-436 

 Vienna:

Wild Hotel-Pension - Lange Gasse 10A-1080 Vienna.  www.pensionwild.com     +43-1-406-51-74

Hotel Am Brillantengrund - Bandgasse 4 http://www.brillantengrund.com/#!home 43-1-523-3662 Our newest favorite. Close to the Western train station

A gay restaurant we love: Willendorf at Linke Wienzelle 102, 1060 Vienna, +43-1-587-17-89 reservations recommended. Excellent food and reasonably priced.

120px-Cambodia-orbCambodia

 Phnom Penh: Restaurants

Friends this restaurant trains former street children

215 Street 13 Telephone 012-802-072 www.streetfriends.or

Bali Cafe 

379 Street Preah Sisowath Telephone + 023-982-211 

e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  

Siem Reap

Angkor Town Hotel   

324 Sivatha Street, Mondol 1 Telephone +855-63-76-1137  

 

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      The Blue Pumpkin Restaurant  

365 Mondol 1 www.tbpumpkin.com

 

Flag of EnglandEngland

Manchester:

Rembrandt Hotel, www.rembrandtmanchester.com

 Bath: 

Radnor B & B, 9 Pulteney Terrace, Pulteney Road. Book through online agencies

Harwich:

Paston’s Lodge, 1 Una Road, Parkeston, Harwich, CO12 4PP, +44 (0) 1255 551390

 

120px-Estonia-orbEstonia

 Tallinn:

Fantastic self-catering apartments and a small hotel www.romeofamily.ee This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. You may also call them at +372-6-444-255 (the extra numbers is not a mistake.)

 

120px-Finland-orbFinland

Helsinki

EuroHostel  A hostel for all ages, not just the young. www.eurohostel.fi

 

France

Paris: 

          Christian Petitjean, E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  37 Rue Greneta Paris  

 

+33-1-40-26-60-10 One room only,

but very comfortable and a charming host

 

Germany

 Berlin:

Colorfields  Nehringstrasse This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.   www.colorfields.info/bb/index.html This is a lovely self-catering flat.

Dresden:

Rene Muller
Mary-Wigman str. 19. 
+49-351-494-0977                               E-Mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Wonderful host, great breakfast, close to the train station. Sleeps 2 people.

Cologne:

Callas AM Dom Hohe Strasse 137. e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  Right on Dom Square

Munich:

Erich Schneider
Klingerstrasse 13
Telephone: +49-89-570-4065
Mobile: +49-1-515-193-7568               E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

These guys have a wonderful home and they were extraordinary hosts. We cannot recommend them highly enough. When we return to Munich, it will have to revolve around their having room to host us.

 

120px-Ireland-orbIreland

Rail Tours Ireland: Exceptional bargains and wonderful tours  

www.railtoursireland.com

Dublin: 

Ryan's of Parkgate Street 28 Parkgate Street Dublin 8 Telephone: +353 (0)1 677 6097 Excellent beer and great food too. Love the name of the place.

Galway: 

Woodville Guesthouse  Patty is very attentive. www.esatclear.ie/~woodville/Intro.htm e-mail: wheelerp@esatclear.ie        

 

 Italy

Bologna:

 

Albergo Rossini Hotel Via Dei Bibiena 11. +39-05-123-7716.

 

http://www.albergorossini.com

 

Catania, Sicily

 

Apartment Rental

 

Carmelo https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/6061610

 

Escursioni Etna Sicily Touring - Tour guide Andrea Ferri +39 392-509-0298

 

Florence:

 

Casa di Annusca  Via dei Serragli 126 - 50124 Florence +39-338-314-1076 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Fabulous rooms and excellent host

 

Milan:

 

Hotel Charley Via Settala 76.  +39-02-20-47-190 

 

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.m 

 

 www.hotelcharly.com/eng/index.html

 

Rimini:

 

Hotel River Via Ortigara 21, San Giulano. +39-5-412-6904

 

www.hotelriver.rimini.it

 

Try for room 124-126 for Adriatic view

 

Rome:

 

Bologna B and B Piazza Bologna 6   +39-06-442-40-244

 

Trieste:

 

Nuovo Albergo Centro Via Roma 13 +040-347-8790 e-mail info@hotelcentrotrieste.it www.hotelcentrotrieste.it/

 

 

Venice:

 

Hotel El Campaniel San Polo 2889 - San Toma - 30125 Venice  +041-275-0749 On Calle El Campaniel

 

Verona

 

Piccolo Corte apartment was perfectly located and beautiful designed.
www.yourapartmentsinverona.com

 

 

 

Latvia Latvia

Riga: 

Old Riga Palace- http://old-riga-palace.hotel-rn.com/index.htm   Very near Old Town Center and all local transport. Rooms comfortable and somewhat small. Breakfast included.

 

 

120px-Malaysia-orbMalaysia

 Kuala Lumpur: 

Comfort Inn www.hotelcomfort.biz  65 Cangkat Bukit Bintang +603-2141-3636
 

Melaka or Melacca:

Aldy Hotel Chinatown 27 Jalan Kota +06-283-3232 www.aldyhotel.com.my e-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Restaurant: Dutch Harbor Café 39 Jalan Laksamana Melaka www.dutchharbourcafe.com free WiFi
 

Driver: Omar Sulkaflee 017-279-6739 or night reservations 606-335-2353

 

Flag of NetherlandsNetherlands

 

Amsterdam: Drakes on Kaizersgracht https://www.drakes.nl/

 

Amsterdam: The Golden Bear Kerkstraat 37 www.goldenbear.nl

Amsterdam: Los Amigos Argentinian Grill & Tapas Reguliersdwarsstraat 57
www.restaurant-losamigos.com

Amsterdam: Alfonso's Mexican Restaurant - Utrechtsestraat 32 www.alfonsorestaurant.com

Haarlem: V&D Department Store roof top garden restaurant for a spectacular view

 

    Flag of New Zealand   New Zealand

 New Zealand YHA (Youth Hostel Association): http://www.yha.co.nz You can book any from one site. Fantastic!

Rotorua: We highly recommend their YHA facility.

Napier: Great location, with somewhat confined double rooms in this YHA.

Franz Josef: We highly recommend this YHA; glacier country.

Te Anau: A superb scenic area on a lake, near Fiordland Park and Milford Sound; very comfortable accommodations in this YHA.

Queenstown: An outstanding scenic area on huge lake, with lots of activities. There are two YHA sites here- we stayed at Lakeside, which is quieter than the Central YHA.

Dunedin: City on fantastic Otago Peninsula. YHA is charming gabled house, full of comfort and character, near center. 

Panama_flag   Panama

Boquete: Rated the #2 place in the world for ex-pats to retire.

Chichi Tours: offers excellent tours at reasonable prices.
Website: www.chichitours.com;
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.;
Phone: 6819-1839 or 6549-6969.

 Hostel: Hostel Gaia
Address: 3 Cuadras Al Sur Del Parque Principal
Telephone: 720-1952
Website: www.hostalgaia.com
E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

  

Peru

Machu Picchu: Sanctuary Lodge Hotel, located 8,200 feet above sea level, is the only hotel inside Machu Picchu sanctuary and is just a few steps from the ruins. It's small, with only 29 rooms and two suites, but the views are said to be exceptional.

http://machupicchu.orient-express.com/web/omac/omac_a2a_home.jsp    

120px-Poland-orb Poland

Krakow: Hotel Astoria  ul. Jozefa 24 www.astoriahotel.pl

120px-Portugal-orbPortugal

Lisbon: Self catering apartments. We stayed in two different ones. Both were great! Contact Marisa Pott at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or Raquel Cardoso  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

ScotlandScotland

Edinburgh: Alva Guesthouse 45 Alva Place For men only Tel: 07090 420 192 . Fax: 0131 556 8279 Excellent!! http://www.alvahouse.com/location-2.htm

GlasgowGlasgow Guesthouse 56 Dumbreck Road www.get-me.to/glasgowguesthouse

Slovenia FlagSlovenia

 

Ljubljana: Hostel Celica - Metelkova 8, www.souhostel.com - 

The former prison has been demilitarized only after Slovenia's independence and the departure of the Federal Yugoslav Army. It was renovated and transformed into an outstanding youth hostel in 2003. The renovation process was supervised by more than 80 Slovenian and foreign artists who are proud members of the Sestava Society. One warning is that in warm months, the noise from the alternative lifestyles community directly behind the hostel can be overwhelming until 7am. Try for rooms 101-110.

 

Ljubljana: Hotel Emonec - Wolfova 12, +386-1-200-1520 www.hotel-emonec.com

 

120px-South-Africa-orbSouth Africa

Cape Town: Ashanti Lodge and Hostel www.ashanti.co.za

Cape TownSelf-catering apartment from Patricia and Don Pinnock Both are renown published authors and fantastic hosts This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Pretoria: Pretoria Backpackers Lodge – 425 Farenden Street, Clydesdale www.pretoriabackpackers.net   

120px-Vietnam-orbVietnam
 

Chau Doc: Trung Nguyen Hotel 86 Bach Dang, Chau Doc tel:076-561-561 e-mail This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Hanoi: Rising Dragon Hotel 61 Hang Be Street +84-4-926-4943 www.risingdragonhotel.com This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
 

Ho Chi Minh City: Hong Hoa Hotel 185/28 Pham Ngo Lao Street 250 De Tham Street District one www.honghoavn.com e-mail: hoThis email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  +84-8-836-1915

 

WalesWales

Holyhead: Mount Hotel London Rd Tel: 01407 765993 or 01407  http://www.mounthotel-holyhead.co.uk/

 

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