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In Lodgings, Restaurants, Our Readers Recommend. . .

March 29, 1998

Below are reader recommendations on where to stay and eat around the world as they appeared in the Times over the last year. They have been conveniently organized by country and state. Please note that some prices or other details may have changed since publication. Be sure to check with the hotel or restaurant.



Cairns--Jaime Zuker, Escondido: "Lilybank Bed & Breakfast, 75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford, Cairns, Queensland 4870; tel. 011-61-70-55-1123, fax 011-61-70-58-1990. Close to Great Barrier Reef. Big rooms with private bathrooms; tropical fresh fruit every day." Rates: about $60 double, $44 single.

East Melbourne--Jim Hulgan, Azusa: "Magnolia Court Boutique Hotel, 101 Powlett St., East Melbourne 3002, Victoria; tel. 011-61-3-9419-4222, fax 011-3-9416-0841. Comfortable and quiet? Yes! Downtown Melbourne just minutes away." Rates: from about $81 single, $84 double.

Shellharbour Village--Jeanne Bellemin, Redondo Beach: "Windradene Seaside Guesthouse, 29 Addison St., Shellharbour Village, New South Wales 2529; tel. 011-61-42-95-1074, fax 011-61-42-97-7050. An hour south of Sydney. Charming, refurbished 1870 guest house." Rates: about $55 to $78 double.

Swansea--Brandy Cotton, Westminster: "Freycinet Waters, 16 Franklin St., Swansea, Tasmania 7190; tel. and fax 011-61-3-6257-8080. A B&B 40 minutes from Freycinet National Park. Award-winning baked goods, hospitality." Rates: about $58, double.

Sydney--Michael Lenglez, Los Angeles: "Hampton Court Hotel, 9 Bayswater Road Kings Cross 2011, Sydney, N.S.W. Australia; tel. 011-61-2-9357-2711, fax 011-61-2-9356-4821. Helpful staff. Rates include an American-style breakfast and admission to a nearby gym." Rates: from $58 single, $75 double.

Sydney--Harriette Pullen, Culver City: "The Cottage, 213 Ryde Road, West Pymble, NSW, 2073; tel. 011-61-2-9498-7148. Apartment in Sydney suburb, on bus route, with kitchenette, gardens and swimming pool. Helpful owners, Herb and Renate Filla." Rates: $200 per week double or $35 per day.


Brixlegg--Jan Makin, Oakland: "Schloss Matzen, at Matzen Park outside Brixlegg. Contact Christopher Kump and Margaret Fox, 10701 Gurley Lane, Mendocino, CA 95460; tel./fax (888) 837-0618. B&B in a renovated medieval castle run by the owners of Cafe Beaujolais in Mendocino. A 30-minute drive from Innsbruck." Rates: from $155.40.

Feldkirch--Barbara B. Delaney, Escondido: "Alpen Rose Hotel, Rosengasse 6, A-6800 Feldkirch, Voralberg; tel. 011-43-5522-72-1750, fax 011-43-5522-72-1755. Comfortable rooms, mountain views, antique furnishings." Rates: about $128 double, $76 single, with breakfast.


Baddeck--Dorothy Lippert, Los Angeles: "The Stephen's B&B, R.R. 4, Baddeck, Nova Scotia BOE 1BO; tel./fax (902) 929-2860. Overlooks river near the spectacular coastal Cabot Trail. Attentive hosts, abundant food." Rate: about $41 double.

Bonavista Bay--Ted Yanak, Altadena: "Grand Welcome B&B, Trinity, Bonavista Bay, Newfoundland A0G 4L0; tel. (709) 678-2461. Five rooms with handmade comforters and mountain/bay views. An hour from Gander." Rates: about $38-$67, double.

Clearwater--Diana Schmidt, Newport Beach: "Helmcken Falls Lodge, Box 239, Clearwater, British Columbia VOE 1N0; tel. (250) 674-3657, fax (250) 674-2971. Old-time lodge outside Wells Gray Park. Access to cross-country skiing, winter sightseeing. Good food." Rates: about $98 to $133. Closed April and Oct. 15 to Dec. 29.

Fanny Bay--Arthur S. Hood, Huntington Beach: "Ships Point Beach House B&B Inn, 7584 Ships Point Road, Fanny Bay, B.C. Canada, VOR1 VO; tel. (800) 925-1595. North of Nanaimo, Vancouver Island. Lush landscaping, six rooms on the water." Rates: $81-$160, with breakfast.

Golden--Karin Howard, Los Angeles: "Hillside Lodge and Chalets, P.O. Box 2603, Golden, B.C., VOA 1HO; tel./fax (250) 344-7281. Close to Transcontinental Highway and five national parks. Pet horses, llamas and views of Rockies. Fabulous dinners (about $13) and breakfasts (included)." Rates: from about $58 lodge rooms, $70 chalets.

Niagara-on-the-Lake--Doris Nemzer, Los Angeles: "Bird Watchers Haven Bed & Breakfast, 2 Froebel Ave., Box 1725, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1JO; tel. (905) 468-4639. Two units plus a private cottage. Accessible to the Shaw Festival Theater and Niagara Falls." Rates: about $55-$111.

Quebec--Maureen Croteau, Woodland Hills: "Fernlea B&B, 2156 Rue Dickson, Sillery, Quebec, GIT 1C9; tel. (418) 683-3847. Cheery, homey atmosphere; beautiful garden. Delicious full breakfasts. Ten minutes by bus to the Old City." Rates: about $35 single, $50 double.

Quebec--Andrea Kustin-Mager, Laguna Beach: "Hotel Chateau Grande Allee, 601 Grande Allee Est, Quebec G1R 2K4; tel. (800) 263-1471, fax (418) 649-7553. Charming Old World-style hotel on Quebec's version of the Champs-Elysees." Rates: from about $57, double.

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