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Recommendations of hotels, B&Bs and self catering apartments.


La Casa di Amy offers budget accommodations in the Esquiline district.

The dollar to euro rate could be better, but it is enjoying a relatively favorable exchange recently, so why not book a trip to Rome? There are thousands of accommodations to choose from, ranging from dingy hostels to overblown 5-star luxury hotels. Narrowing down the options can seem daunting, so here (more…)

The new House Hotel in Istanbul’s Ortaköy district offers rooms on the Bosphorus at a fraction of the price of the nearby Four Seasons and Çırağan Palace. Read my full review in the NYT this weekend for more details.

Back in the fall I interviewed the lovely Fergus Henderson and Trevor Gulliver about their newest venture, the St John Hotel, which, at that time, was slated to open in London’s Chinatown in November. Then the opening date was moved to December. Then it was scooted (more…)


A completely adorable Trevor Gulliver in his new St John Hotel. Photo Patricia Niven.

The St John Hotel, the newest venture of chef Fergus Henderson and restauranteur Trevor Gulliver, is slated to open in London’s Chinatown in late January. (more on NYTimes.com…)

Hagia Sofia, Istanbul

As 2010, Istanbul’s year as Europe’s Cultural Capital, draws to an end, I thought it was time to rework my guide to the city. (The fact that half a dozen friends are traveling there in the next couple of months provided additional motivation!) What follows are links, resources (more…)