We have comprehensive reviews of hotels and rentals at many of the places where we have stayed. In this post, we prefer hotels and villa rentals to AirBnB.  Listed below are a selection of the hotels where we have stayed.


Belmond Hotel das Cataratas Iguassu Falls Brasil

The Belmond Hotel das Cataratas (Iguassu Falls)


Maison Laurent refurbished bed

Hotel Christiana (a ski hotel by the slopes in Val d’sere)

Le Pavillon de Lettres (Paris)

Maison Laurent (Carcassonne, Languedoc)


A Family Holiday with Massimo Villas
Jumping for joy!

Hotel Touring (Bologna)

Massimo Villas (Cefalu, Sicily)


Beaches Boscobel Resort Ocho Rios
Every day was another day in paradise at a Beaches resort.

Beaches Resort (Ochos Rios)


The Chedi Hotel Muscat
The path to the hotel’s private beach.

The Chedi  (Muscat)

The Shangri La (Muscat)


Lobby of Hotel Alfonso XIII

Alfonso XII (a historic city centre hotel in Seville)

Hotel Val de Neu (Bequeira-Beret)

South Africa

Tsala treetop lodge

Schoone Oordt (Swellendam)

Tsala Treetop Lodge (Garden Route, near Knysna)

United Kingdom

Fowey Hall Hotel in Cornwall
We were in this little colonnade part with a lawn in front of us.

Fowey Hall Hotel (Cornwall, England)

ME London (London, England)

No Man’s Land Fort (Solent, England)


The Terranea Spa pool at Terranea Resort California
The spa pool at Terranea is for over 18’s only.

One Fine Stay (Manhattan, New York)

Terranea Resort & Spa (Los Angeles, California)

The Omni Parker (Boston, California)

The Vanderbilt (Newport, Rhode Island)

Warren-Nagle Mansion (Cayenne, Wyoming)