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Rest your head: this month’s reviews

RYH-klaicVilla Klaic, Dubrovnik, Croatia: One night was not long enough here, where you’ll find family hospitality at its best.  We found the hosts to be extremely helpful and friendly, we were offered a welcome drink on arrival and they went out of their way to help us buy tickets at the bus station and even dropped us off there the next morning. Our room was spacious, simple and spotlessly clean – with everything one needed. The atmosphere was relaxed with a lovely terrace and small pool, to take advantage of.  A good breakfast was served outside and there are great sea views. It’s a short downhill walk to the old town of Dubrovnik, maybe ten minutes, but it will take all but the fittest a fair bit longer coming back up, there are a number of steep stairs! It’s not ideal for those with a car but the hosts will pick you up from the train or bus station for free. It’s a great value place to stay in a convenient location for exploring this beautiful city, with hosts who do all they can to make your visit as smooth as possible. Louise Alexander

RYHCuzcoGringoWasi Bed and Breakfast, Cuzco, Peru: The level of service at this homely Bed and Breakfast is exceptional. It is located in a beautiful and peaceful spot ideal for exploring the Sacred Valley. The rooms are very clean and fresh, with comfortable beds and pillows (something you cannot always take for granted in Peru!) and very modern bathrooms.  The only real drawback is how much the sound carries through the building, due to poor insulation. The food was great with full breakfasts every morning including eggs cooked to order. The living room is a cozy place to catch up on writing or visiting with other travellers and the sunny patio is also relaxing. There was plenty of hot water and strong showers which will be particularly important to those hiking nearby, and a delicious family-style dinner is available for a small extra charge. The hosts are also very knowledgable and helpful with everything from bookings to arranging hikes or just answering tourist questions. Sarah Waterman

RYH6Bamboo Cottage, Byron Bay, Australia: A quaint, small B&B with lovely rooms, Bamboo Cottage (an old 1930s whalers cottage) is ideally located for exploring Byron Bay, it is only a short walk from all you would need in the town. Each room is individually decorated and the bathrooms are modern; throughout you’ll find unique touches, many of which have been collected from around the world by the very friendly and helpful host. It’s a relaxing and tranquil spot, with a nice living room with a book swap, and pretty gardens. A decent breakfast is available and you’ll find yourself relaxed and reinvigorated after a few days stay here – just what many will need after exploring the East Coast. Children and pets are very welcome.  Sam Hiscock


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