Here are places to stay in some of the world's most popular destinations, recommended by readers of the Travel section during the last year. Prices or other details may have changed since the original publication. Be sure to check with the hotel, inn or B&B. The list has been edited for space.
Cairns: Dr. Richard E. De Vey, Whittier: "Lilybank B&B, 75 Kamerunga Road, Stratford, Cairns, Queensland 4870; telephone 011-617-4055-1123, http://www.lilybank.com.au. Fine accommodations in historic property." Rates: about $50, double.
Vienna: George Liskow, Sierra Madre: "Hotelpension Barich, Barichgasse 3, A-1030 Vienna; tel. 011-43-1-712-2275, fax 011-43-1-712-22-7588, http://www.nethotels.com/barich. Knowledgeable, helpful owners." Rates: $110-$127, double, with breakfast.
Amherst: Carol Vernoy, Downey: "Seven Gables B&B, 4448 Route 366, Tidnish Crossroads, R.R. 2, Amherst, Nova Scotia B4H 3X9; tel. (902) 661-2377. Four guest rooms in Victorian home with gardens overlooking Baie Verte. Private baths, evening refreshments." Rate: about $53, double.
Victoria: Jeanne and Joe Ryan, Dublin, Ireland: "Abbey Lee Bed & Breakfast, 255 Government St., Victoria, B.C. V8V 2L1; tel. (888) 831-5660, http://www.abbeylee.com. Gorgeous 1892 Victorian house with three guest rooms." Rates: about $58-$146, double.
Ambleside: Kenneth J. Hoffer, Santa Monica: "Wateredge Hotel, Waterhead, Ambleside, Cumbria LA22 0EP; tel. 011-44-15394-32332, http://www.wateredgehotel.co.uk. Classy small hotel on Lake Windermere--best of our three-month trip through Britain." Rates: about $108-$227, double, with breakfast.
Cambridge: Hank Michel, Sherman Oaks: "Avimore Guest House, 310 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge CB1 4AU; tel./fax 011-44-1223-410-956. Proprietors Annie and Robert Gawthrop run a tight ship; rooms are lovely and well appointed. Breakfast choices to suit everyone." Rates: about $60-$72.
York: Catherine Cordes, Claremont: "St. John's House B&B, 2 St. John St., York YO31 7QT; telephone 011-44-1904-645-789, http://www.bronze-dragon.com/bb.htm. Charming, comfy and recently remodeled B&B at the city wall, in view of York Minster." Rates: about $67-$92.
Angers: Kimberly Brentwood, Santa Monica: "A restored 17th century mansion at 3 Rue de la Harpe, Angers 491000; contact U.S. owner Deborah Char, tel. (949) 661-7873. Three bedrooms, large gourmet kitchen, laundry room in historic Le Doutre section. Fantastic value." Rates: $95-$125.
Paris: George Liskow, Sierra Madre: "Hotel de la Tulipe, 33 Rue Malar, 75007 Paris; telephone 011-33-145-516-721, http://www.hoteldelatulipe.com. Small, atmospheric hotel about three blocks from Eiffel Tower." Rate: about $87, double.
Cochem: Steve Lane, Irvine: "Hotel Thul, Brauselaystrasse 27, D-56812 Cochem; tel. 011-49-2671-7134, http://www.hotel-thul.de. Small, family-run hotel overlooking Mosel River. Spacious rooms and baths, views; garage, spa facilities. English spoken." Rates: about $75-$90, double, with buffet breakfast.
Dingle: John F. Doyle, Rancho Cucamonga: "Pax House B&B, Upper John Street, Dingle, County Kerry; tel. 011-353-66-915-1518, http://www.kerrygems.ie/pax. Breathtaking views of Dingle Harbor, wonderful breakfast, nice walk down into town for dinner." Rates:$25-$39.
Dublin: Heather Schott, West Hills: "Anglesea Town House, 63 Anglesea Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin 4; tel. 011-353-1-668-3877, fax 011-353-1-668-3461. Seven-room B&B. Owner Helen Kirrane cooked marvelous breakfasts, indulged us like family." Rate: $55 per person.
Tralee: Babs Schrager, Rancho Mirage: "Brook Manor Lodge, Fenit Road, Tralee, County Kerry; tel. 011-353-66-71-20406, fax 011-353-66-71-27552, e-mail email@example.com. B&B where we were treated like royalty. Owners couldn't have been more helpful." Rates: about $90-$95, double.
Lake Maggiore: Jerry Mayer, Pacific Palisades: "Hotel Cannero, 28821 Cannero Riviera, Lake Maggiore, Verbania; tel. 011-39-0323-788-046, http://www.hotelcannero.com. Our best hotel in Italy. World-class elegance, gorgeous lake view, fabulous food." Rates: about $42-$56 per person, double, with breakfast buffet.
Rome: Anthony Davenport, Sierra Madre: "Villino Trieste, Via Aquileia 11, 00198 Rome; telephone 011-39-06-884-5619, http://www.guestinitaly.com/accommodation/trieste.htm. Upscale B&B near center of Rome in elegant, modernized old villa. On quiet street; parking available." Rate: about $86, double.
Chichen Itza: Beth Graves, Lomita: "Hacienda Chichen, Zona Arqueologica, 97751 Chichen Itza, Yucatan; tel. (800) 624-8451, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Within walking distance of Chichen Itza ruins, a quiet hotel with beautiful grounds and large pool. Simple, very comfortable rooms." Rate: $100, double.