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

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…)


Photo courtesy of Rome Luxury Suites.

Babuino 181, a 14-room boutique hotel, opened in April. It is the newest addition to Rome Luxury Suites, a hotel group owned by Alberto Moncada di Paternò, who transforms historical residences by incorporating contemporary art and design. (more…)

View from Breakfast Room, Hotel Madrid

Please see updated post here.

Beyazit Camii (Beyazit I's Mosque)

At least once a week someone planning a trip to Istanbul asks me where to stay. While hotels in the Sultanahmet district and the five-star options along the Bosphorus are the best known accommodations, I always suggest that visitors (more…)

Since my first visit 7 years ago, I have dreamed of living in Istanbul. My friend Jessica will attest that I say this about every city I visit, but, in this case, I actually mean it. On my most recent sojourn in Istanbul in November, I stayed at (more…)