"The location is perfect: in a nice and quiet street but very close to the blue gate. …The terrace is the best place to hang out in the evening with a view over the whole old medina," writes a guest. Riad Verus features panoramic views of Fez from its high terrace, as well as Arabesque décor and rooms with private balconies, and a central courtyard with Moroccan tiles and a fountain. Prices are surprisingly affordable for a stay at this carefully restored traditional Moroccan riad.
SAN JUAN, PUERTO RICO
"The decorations, the food, the people—everything is amazing! There are several beautiful hammocks throughout, water features, yoga, coffee, locally made gifts and anything else your heart would desire. It has a very relaxed feel and it is a paradise within a paradise," reports a guest. The Dreamcatcher is a wellness-focused B&B that offers yoga and meditation classes, as well as nature excursions and vegetarian food. "We are instructed to rinse off after the beach to avoid getting sand in the house, but I used the outdoor shower for my daily bathing as well. (I highly recommend evening showers under the stars!) The bi-weekly yoga classes in the garden are truly magical. Great teachers, great energy," writes another reviewer.
Parco delle Nazioni
Guests love this "natural" and "peaceful" escape—an ancient fortress located in the district of Rome-Eur, about 15 minutes from the city center via the Rome Metro. Parco delle Nazioni is perfect for travelers seeking a Rome getaway that is serene and quiet. The resort-style property is a beautifully restored former military castle (parts of the property are more than 1,000 years old) set atop a hill, with antique-filled guestrooms, flowering gardens and a large outdoor pool.
Maya Mountain Lodge
SAN IGNACIO, BELIZE
Meals at Maya Mountain Lodge are farm-to-table, and guests can even take cooking classes on-site to learn how to make the dishes. "Everything served was homemade using fresh locally-grown food and spices," says a reviewer. And staff is more than happy to help guests book excursions like river tours and cave explorations. Another guest writes, "The food was delicious and the staff was very helpful and friendly. We booked our ATV tour through the hotel so everything was very easy; they packed us a delicious lunch for the day."
My Home For You
My Home For You is the place to stay for a quintessential Parisian getaway in the heart of the City of Light. Expect stylish guestrooms with blackout curtains and views overlooking the city, plus a lovely Continental breakfast with seasonal fruits and local cheeses. The B&B is perfectly located in the center of Paris (and right in front of a Metro stop). Guests love the "beautiful and charming rooms, very friendly and helpful hosts, great breakfast, and perfect location in Paris."
For a truly luxurious stay in the Tropics, head to the two-bedroom Sanglung Villa, where private staff and night security are on hand to attend to guests' needs. This elegant villa in Bali is surrounded by mango trees and endless ocean views. It's set on a remote, less touristy part of the island. Watch the seascape from your private infinity pool, or take an excursion to nearby waterfalls and temples.
SPIESS & SPIESS Appartement-Pension
Travelers love the "fresh Continental breakfast" and "modern, stylish rooms" at this elegant Victorian-era apartment in the center of Vienna. According to a past guest, "Our room was lovely with a small balcony facing the back courtyard. We woke up each morning to the sound of the birds singing. The breakfasts in the beautiful breakfast room were delicious and Roland was always making sure that we had just what we wanted."
Anna Villa Cyprus Bed and Breakfast
Travelers applaud the top-notch cuisine, in particular, at this elegant stone manor house in Cyprus. "The food is amazing. Grahame is a chef of the highest standard and his food is of the greatest quality," says a reviewer. Additionally, beautiful rooms and above-and-beyond hospitality are standard at Anna Villa Cyprus Bed and Breakfast. According to a guest, "Grahame provides up-to-date maps and notes explaining all of the best places to go, which saves hours of time trawling through travel guides or the internet. ...It was great fun to relax with a glass of wine after a swim and exchange stories with Grahame and Joanne."
A guest writes, "I loved the decor, and the building itself is remarkable!" A Bavarian B&B built in the 16th century, Lippergüt'l features high ceilings, antique décor and beautiful views of surrounding castles. "You can look out their window and see both Neuschwanstein and Hohenschwangau castles, and many other lovely Bavarian villages are a short drive away," says a traveler. Wake up to a freshly prepared hot breakfast and spend your day touring the fairytale landscapes of the German countryside.
Clos Saint Ange (Dinan-St Malo-Cote d'emeraude)
VIDE GUINGALAN, FRANCE
Clos Saint Ange, in France's Brittany region, is a beautiful old renovated stone farmhouse encircled by meadows. Ponies roam the grounds, and breakfasts feature home-cooked French treats, from crepes to fresh breads. According to a traveler, "We stayed three nights and wished we had stayed a whole week. Dominique is a charm and makes you feel at home. He also speaks Spanish (and four other languages, envy). …The location is perfect, very close to Dinan (only ten minutes by car). …We only have words of thanks to Dominique for his recommendations on sites and routes to carry out, so that we were able to avoid some traffic jams and get the most out of our vacation."