2013 Top 10 International B&Bs

We are pleased to announce the winners of our ninth annual awards for B&Bs and inns. The selection criteria for the Best of BedandBreakfast.com Awards included both a quantitative and qualitative analysis of traveler reviews from the past year and inn listings on BedandBreakfast.com. Below is an excerpt of a glowing review for each of the winning inns.

Bed and Breakfast Valencia Mindfulness Retreat

Valencia, Spain

Bed and Breakfast Valencia Mindfulness Retreat

"As first time visitors in Valencia we booked a 7 days stay with Thijs and Dany. They were so kind and helpful we couldn't have wished for anything better. The atmosphere in this B&B is very warm and cozy; the hosts will make you feel at home immediately. They also provide their guests with lots of tips regarding the best restaurants, transport and activities in Valencia.

The breakfast was overwhelming, lots of fresh fruits, homemade bread, yoghurt, eggs, cheeses, meat, cereal, pastry, cava, coffee, steamed milk, orange juice... anything one could wish for. The nicely decorated rooms and comfortable beds guarantee a good night of sleep. Our bathing room was very clean and fresh towels were provided daily. The B&B is located in a quiet street in the middle of Valencia's historical center, however it only takes a few minutes walk to get to the Turias, Plaza Virgen, Plaza de la Reina and lots of lovely restaurants, bars and shops. The beach can be reached in approximately 15 minutes by cab, bike or subway. Truly a hidden treasure in a beautiful city! We will definitely go back!"

Canto De Luz

Porto, Portugal

Canto De Luz

"We spent two days at Canto De Luz. It's located near the centre and very close to the metro. The house is beautiful: peaceful and quiet. It's an old house completely renovated. The kitchen faces a garden and it's the best place of the building.

The rooms are new and elegantly furnished (including parentesi lamps) and have an awesome private terrace. Brigitte and Andre are very kind and friendly and they recommended us curious places to visit! The breakfast is specially good: fruit, orange juice, jam, toast, cake and yogurt. The jam, cake and yogurt are homemade. Delicious!"

Convento Sant'Antonio Lake Como

Como, Italy

Convento Sant'Antonio Lake Como

"My personal experience in this new and fresh B&B was simply outstanding. It perfectly reflected the essence of the family and the history of the place. The location was central and in walking distance for everything you need for a holiday in Como. The room was very clean, beautifully furnished with antique and classy furniture.

Even if it has recently opened it seems that the family really knows how to treat customers, they were really friendly and helpful. One day we fancied going out for a bike ride and they kindly drew a map and suggested beautiful places. Breakfast was perfectly suited to what we preferred which was unexpected and unusual for B&Bs. I would definitely go again and truly recommend it. "

El Patio 77

San Rafael, Mexico

El Patio 77

"I recommend to all this pleasant B&B in the heart of Mexico City. It is eco-friendly. We stayed in the beautiful Oaxaca suite. Every morning, we had a different typical Mexican breakfast with fresh juice, fruit platter, and fresh ground coffee.

Diego and all the staff were always there in helping us with restaurants, tours, taxis, etc. They gave us a map of the surrounding area with all the typical Mexican restaurants. They even loaned us a Metro card for us to use; we only had to refill it at the end. We had a dream stay with El Patio 77."

Hobsonville House Bed and Breakfast

Auckland, New Zealand

Hobsonville House Bed and Breakfast

"Greg and Anne were wonderful hosts. So helpful in our planning of events while there. Even though the B&B is about 14 miles from Auckland the ferry which is very close was cheap and fun to take to town, since parking in town is a hassle anyway.

The accommodations were lovely and the place immaculate. We had a fabulous breakfast every morning that Greg provided with our preferences included. Anne did our laundry for us one day with minimal charge and even folded it all. This was our dream vacation and they certainly helped us make that dream come true. You both were awesome."

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Bize Minervois, France

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"A little paradise is the only way to describe Le bobo. From the time you walk through the gate it is like stepping back in time. The feel of calm and tranquility surrounded me and I can honestly say that feeling never left.

Comfortable bedroom with an amazing shower which was much needed after a hot day exploring. The breakfasts were superb and Samantha and Daniel's attention to detail was great—music to suit my personality as well. Thank you for a wonderful relaxing stay and the area is a good base for days out. Will be back"

LIPPERGÜT'L

Fuessen, Germany

LIPPERGÜT'L

"My husband and I stayed for two days in early November. We wanted something close to the castles and the reviews sounded terrific. The stay was even better than the reviews. The countryside was gorgeous and quaint. The Jackson's home is lovely and very inviting. Colin and Renata really are people hosts and have a true passion for what they do.

Breakfast was outstanding and very welcoming, we shared the dining room with another couple the first morning and probably could have stayed and talked all morning. We were treated to a mini musical concert our second night as our hosts were practicing for an upcoming concert. If we are ever planning a trip to the area we will be sure to stay again."

Posada Monterico

Lima, Peru

Posada Monterico

"If you are fortunate enough to stay with these wonderful people in their beautiful home, consider yourself lucky. The home is an oasis in the middle of Lima. You can be in the hustle of the city all day, and come home to gardens, a pool, and greenery.

The owners are exceptional hosts and exceptional people. We felt like family there. They have excellent suggestions for dining and sight-seeing, arrange a driver for their guests (we pay, but it is cheap), and provide a safe and welcoming haven for their guests. Highest praise. "

Sollihogda Bed & Breakfast

Sollihogda, Norway

Sollihogda Bed & Breakfast

"We had an amazing time with Marianne and Roy in their lovely cottage. The cottage is bigger than some houses so everything you need is there. The environment is fantastic if you love nature like we do. The lake is perfect to cool down in warm days which even Norway has. What a nice surprise!

We never met such hospitality before! You can ask whatever you want, Marianne and Roy will help you and you definitely feel at home from the first second! There is one crazy big dog but even our daughter that is afraid of animals became friends with that big sweet animal! Lots of kisses for Marianne and Roy and we are certainly coming back!!"

Villa Menorah

Larnaca, Cyprus

Villa Menorah

"We had the most wonderful four nights staying in Villa Menorah where we experienced truly warm hospitality. We stayed in a beautifully appointed room with a large veranda overlooking village and hills and were thoroughly spoiled.

Having mentioned we were celebrating our silver anniversary, we arrived home one day to find a bottle of sparkling rose on a silver tray left out for us by Sandra. Our stay was punctuated by these acts of thoughtfulness and was the icing on the cake of a special holiday. Breakfast was delicious and varied with great coffee. We can highly recommend Villa Menorah as a lovely relaxing place to stay."