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Our Readers Recommend . . . Lodgings Worldwide

April 18, 1999

Below are reader recommendations on where to stay in some of the world's most popular destinations, as they appeared in the Travel section 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, inn or B&B.

AUSTRALIA

Coffs Harbour--Carolyn Uhri, Sherman Oaks: "The Waterside, 80 Tiki Road, Coffs Harbour NSW 2450; telephone 011-61-2-6653-7388, fax 011-61-2-6653-7300. Four-room boutique hotel halfway between Sydney and Brisbane. On river, near beach. Outstanding meals." Rates: about $46-$56 per person; dinner from $25.

Exeter--Joseph Rizza, Long Beach: "Norfolk Reach, 84 Motor Road, Deviot, P.O. Box 56, Exeter, Tasmania 7275; tel. 011-61-36-394-7681. Tranquil B&B on 72 acres of forest, a short drive from several Tamar River vineyards." Rate: about $63 double.

Kingscote--Esther Cole, Ventura: "Graydon Holiday Lodge, 16 Buller St., Kingscote, Kangaroo Island, SA 5223; tel. 011-61-8-8553-2713, fax 011-61-8553-3289. Self-contained, self-catering units near Kingscote center. Helpful owner." Rates: about $47-$51 double.

FOR THE RECORD - July 12, 2011: The Krusi Mansion Bed and Breakfast in Alameda is no longer in operation. Its phone number has been assigned to a new business and has been removed from this article.

Timboon--Ethel Arter, Temecula: "Port Campbell Bed & Breakfast, RMB 7250, via Timboon 3268; tel. 011-61-3-5598-6260. Along Great Ocean Road west of Melbourne. Hosts Gus and Judy Ward make you comfortable." Rates: about $41-$61 double; breakfast $3-$7.

CANADA

Sooke--Fred Zimmer, Banning: "Cooper's Cove Guesthouse, 5301 Sooke Road, Sooke, BC V0S 1N0; tel. (250) 642-5727, fax (250) 642-5749. Vancouver Island B&B with ocean view, friendly hosts and breakfasts by Angelo Prosperi-Porta, one of five chefs on Culinary Team Canada 1994." Rates: about $79-$92 double.

Vancouver--Penny Lampman, Upland: "Kenya Court Guest House, 2230 Cornwall Ave., Vancouver, BC V6K 1B5; tel. (604) 738-7085. Beautiful suite overlooking the bay. Delightful hosts." Rates: from $85-$105 double, with breakfast.

Victoria--Linda Kressh, Sherman Oaks: "Wooded Acres Bed and Breakfast, 4907 Rocky Point Road, Victoria, BC V9C 4G2; tel. (250) 474-8959. Fabulous custom-built log home, with hot tub, on three acres of forested land." Rate: about $79 double.

ENGLAND

Bath--Anne Bay, Fountain Valley: "Apsley House Hotel, 141 Newbridge Hill, Bath BA1 3PT; tel. 011-44-1225-336-966, fax 011-44-1225-425-462. Lovely stone house, former country residence of 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852). Beautiful furniture and paintings." Rates: about $114-$184 double, with full breakfast.

Berwick-upon-Tweed--Maureen Baker, Corona: "Pat and John Lauder, Threeways, Norham, Berwick-upon-Tweed, Northumber-land TD15 2J2; tel. 011-44-1289-382-795. B&B on the Scottish border, near castles and good fishing. I loved it!" Rates: about $33-$37 per person.

Filkins--Sharon Rice, Lancaster: "Cottage-by-the-Church, Chapel Lane, Filkins, Gloucestershire GL7 3JG (off A361 between Burford and Lechlade); tel./fax 011-44-1367-860-613. Charming 17th century cottage in a picturesque Cotswold village. Delicious country breakfast." Rate: about $39 per person.

Fulbrook--J. Frank Brennan, La Canada: "Bee Cottage, Fulbrook, Burford OX18 4BZ; tel./fax 011-44-1993-822-070. Comfortable suite in turn-of-the-century cottage in lovely Cotswold setting. Sightseeing tours by arrangement." Rate: about $89 double, with breakfast.

Grasmere--Julia Banks, Altadena: "Raise View, White Bridge, Grasmere, Cumbria LA22 9RQ; tel. 011-44-15394-35215, fax 011-44-15394-35126. Guest house in Lake District, with wonderful views of farmland. Best breakfast (included) of our trip." Rates: about $41-$48 per person. Open February to mid-November.

Helston--Patricia Walsh, Murrieta: "The Gardens, Tresowes, Ashton, Helston, Cornwall TR13 9SY; tel. 011-44-1736-763-299. B&B in 200-year-old cottage in quiet hamlet. Gourmet dinners by candlelight (about $21)." Rates: about $32-$35 per person.

London--Hanne Marie Pick, Laguna Hills: "Craven Gardens Hotel, 16 Leinster Terrace, London W2 3ES; tel. 011-44-171-262-3167, fax 011-44-171-262-2083. Quiet, mid-size hotel with helpful staff in Bayswater district." Rate: about $149 double.

London--Annette Bobell, Lake Forest: "Langham Court Hotel, 31-35 Langham St., London W1N 5RE; tel. 011-44-171-436-6622, fax 011-44-171-436-2303. Well-located, recently renovated 56-room hotel with helpful staff." Rates: about $284-$320 double.

London--Jean Bailey, Pointe Claire, Canada: "Alison House Hotel, 82 Ebury St., Belgravia, London SW1W 9QD; tel. 011-44-171-730-9529, fax 011-44-171-730-5494. Small, comfortable rooms in center of town." Rate: about $93 double, with breakfast.

Newton Poppleford--Hazel Brewster, Oceanside: "Southern Cross Guest House, High Street, Newton Poppleford, Devon EX10 0DU; tel. 011-44-1395-568-439. Centuries-old cottage, with tearoom, in village four miles from Sidmouth seaside resort." Rates: about $29-$39 per person, with breakfast.

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