Successful tip: La Ferrade, Bordeaux
Exterior the town centre however solely 20 minutes or so by bus, this B&B is fantastically furnished and nice worth. Among the finest causes to remain right here is Yolande, the pleasant proprietor, who couldn’t do sufficient for us. She beneficial nice eating places and gave us tips about what to see in Bordeaux. Her unbelievable breakfast unfold, full with selfmade jam, was the very best breakfast I’ve had in France, and that’s saying one thing. Bordeaux is a incredible metropolis – a cleaner, friendlier and hotter model of Paris. • Doubles from €80, laferrade.comHelena
Santa Clara Visitor Home, Coimbra, Portugal

What a discover! Combining old style appeal and fashionable facilities, our spacious room had panoramic views over the outdated city, historic college and Mondego river. Sofia exuded Portuguese hospitality: her suggestions for native eating places have been faultless and the easy buffet breakfast suited us nice. We have been inside strolling distance of all of Coimbra’s cultural websites. The B&B was subsequent door to Dos Pequenitos, a miniature park with reproduction buildings of homes and monuments from throughout Portugal, Madeira and the Azores. • Doubles from about €60, on FacebookRod

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Zuza, Lisbon

Within the Portuguese capital’s historic and vibrant Chiado district, Zuza B&B is an ideal dwelling from dwelling. Luis, the charming proprietor, makes you’re feeling like an outdated buddy as quickly as you arrive, being readily available to offer tips about exploring the town, a glass of native wine or simply some pleasant dialog (when he’s not, he’s created an app so you’ll be able to nonetheless get his private suggestions). Zuza’s immaculate rooms are adorned individually with love and elegance, and breakfast is filled with delights, together with native pastries, selfmade jams, recent fruit and eggs cooked simply the way in which you want. • Doubles from €95, zuzabed.comAlice
Parliament Penthouse Boutique B&B, Budapest

This B&B affords a incredible chicken’s eye view of this stunning metropolis. Steps lead up from the little breakfast room to the a rooftop terrace, with top-of-the-line panoramas I’ve seen. We sat up there with a bottle of wine and sandwiches every night, simply soaking within the view. The rooms vary from fashionable to fabulously conventional, with massive outdated shuttered home windows to die for. The pleasant proprietor goes out of his approach to assist with suggestions and methods for getting across the metropolis.• Doubles from about €60, parliamentpenthouse.comAdam
Iris, Alaverdi, Armenia

Alaverdi metropolis itself is nothing to jot down dwelling about however there are very good outdated monasteries close by and perched on a veranda overlooking the Debed gorge Iris makes the proper first cease in Armenia from Georgia. It’s additionally properly positioned as as stopover earlier than crossing the border the opposite approach. The great hostess Irina makes all the weather of the breakfast – butter, jams, pancakes – and can prepare excursions of the close by Unesco heritage monasteries of Sanahin and Haghpat and the much more atmospheric Akhtala and Kobayr. You’ll want to pay the little additional for Irina’s full Armenian dinner not less than as soon as throughout your keep.• Doubles from £22, reserving.comGrace
Halvat, Sarajevo, Bosnia

A heat, pleasant and cosy B&B, Halvat will not be removed from Sarajevo’s outdated city. The service is first-rate, breakfast is everytime you need it, the desk workers will prepare transport to wherever you want it. Valida, the proprietor, is actually pleasant; the second time I visited, she picked me up from the station and gave me a commentary on the town and its previous. I’ve been 4 instances, and the great-value room charge has by no means modified. On my final go to, Valida took me across the historic marketplace for the entire day, taking me to her favorite ćevapi (kebab) place within the night. Now I anticipate the identical from all B&Bs wherever I’m going, maybe unreasonably. • Doubles from €45, halvat.com.baSarah McLellan
Alavera de los Baños, Ronda, Spain

It’s now two years since we visited this pretty, peaceable B&B in Ronda’s historic quarter by the 13th-century Arab baths, however the heat and helpfulness of individuals right here, the beneficiant breakfast at a characterful desk on the lined patio, the cool gardens and beautiful rooms stick with me as the very best reminiscence of our journey, which took in a number of cities. It’s a peaceful retreat overlooking a using faculty and with views of Andalucían hills.• Doubles from €87, alaveradelosbanos.comJudith
Pension Herbert, Salzburg

Comfy beds, a superb bathe and attractive breakfast must be a given in any respect B&Bs. However what units such locations aside is the host. He or she could make or break your keep. The eponymous Herbert was a gem, and left us with heat reminiscences of the town about which he’s so educated and proud. Multilingual and welcoming, he went out of his approach to assist us plan our quick keep. We seen that he tailor-made his recommendations in response to every of his friends’ pursuits and wishes. The B&B was a brief tram or bus journey from the centre and glorious worth at round £60. • Doubles from €76, on Fb Kevin
The Cease, Galway, Eire

{Photograph}: Ben Geoghegan
In a fantastic location, it is a good and quiet property with fab mid-century decor. Right here I had finest breakfast I’ve ever had in any B&B, with selfmade wheaten bread and a file participant for music and ambiance within the mornings. It’s a stunning chilled place with sensible hosts who gave us some excellent suggestions.• From €50pppn sharing, thestopbandb.comLindsay
Toledo Station B&B, Naples

On the By way of Toledo within the metropolis centre, it is a pleasant and enjoyable place to remain. Every room is themed round a distinct world metropolis – and the house owners’ care and sense of humour are obvious in all of the little particulars. The situation is sensible – nice for seeing the sights of the town centre and minutes away from all the very best Neapolitan pizza and ice-cream.• Doubles from €125, on FacebookChristopher
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