Welcome Hotel, 5 Rue du Peuplier, 1000 Brussels; 011-32-2-219-95-46, fax 011-32-2-217-18-87, www.hotelwelcome.com. "Charming and immaculate B&B-style hotel -- it claims to be the smallest hotel in Brussels -- has tasteful, well-maintained rooms at low prices with continental breakfast included. Friendly service, fresh flowers in rooms. In the heart of the city." Doubles start at about $80.
-- Dennis Damon,
Au Git'Ann, 1806 St. Christophe, Montreal, Quebec H2L 3W8; (514) 523-4494, www.augitann.com. "Fairly new B&B made our first Montreal stay pleasant. Quiet and nicely decorated with warm, colorful walls. There's a small kitchenette and sitting room for guests. Close to a main subway stop in the Latin Quarter." Doubles start at $56 with shared bath; $86 for private bath.
-- Suzanne Michaud,
Olympus Resort B&B, 3018 Manzer Road, Sooke, British Columbia V0S 1N0; (800) 580-0026, www.sookeresort.com. "This classic timber lodge is on the ocean 30 minutes west of Victoria. Easy or challenging nature hikes are as close as the backyard, or you can relax in the hot tub over the bay, or take an adventure fishing tour." Doubles from $92 with breakfast.
-- George and Mary Nagle, Palm Springs
Clayoquot Wilderness Resorts, P.O. Box 130, Tofino, British Columbia V0R 2Z0; (250) 726-8235, fax (250) 726-8558, www.wildretreat.com. "Unimaginable beauty and wilderness at these resorts on Bedwell Sound, a short boat ride from Tofino (Vancouver Island). A tent camp, the Outpost, and a floating hotel, Quait Bay, offer luxury, pampering and gourmet food." Three-night package including meals, activities and round-trip airfare from Vancouver is $2,700 per person, double occupancy.
-- Kim Hester, La Jolla
Hotel Carrera, Teatinos 180, Santiago; 011-56-2-698-2011, fax 011-56-2-672-1083, www.hotelcarrera.com. "Renovated luxury hotel in downtown Santiago has well-appointed rooms and a charming, English-speaking staff. Pool and lounge area are on the roof of this high-rise and are beautiful, as is the view of the city with the Andes in the distance. Convenient location." Doubles $110 with breakfast.
-- Laura and Ken Perry, Newport Beach
Sacha Lodge, Pilchicocha Lake; 011-5932-256-6090, www.sachalodge.com. "This Swiss-run lodge in the Amazon Basin provides comfortable accommodations in the deep jungle. Rooms have private baths and hot water besides private decks with wonderful forest views. Guides lead hikes in the jungle."
-- Marna Geisler,
Putley Coach House, Putley, Ledbury, Herefordshire HR8 2QP; 011-44-1531-670684, www.bandbherefordshire.com. "Delightful, affordable B&B in the English countryside -- a super old coach house -- has modern, comfortable rooms, a kitchen and a sitting room for guests. Close to the Welsh border in a serene and beautiful area of Britain." Doubles from $70.
-- Yvonne Newton, Victorville
Primrose House Bed & Breakfast, 56 Boston Gardens, Brentford, London TW89LP; 011-44-208-568-5573, www.primrosehouse.com. "Immaculate, tastefully decorated Edwardian home near the Thames that survived World War II. Seven miles by Underground to the center of London; close to Heathrow Airport." Room with shared bath, $78; with private bath, $94.
-- Barbara Spring, Carlsbad, Calif.
Rules, 35 Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, London WC2E 7LB; 011-44-20-7379-0258, www.rules.co.uk. "Theater-district restaurant is the epitome of English decor, with excellent food and a nonsmoking policy. Advertised as the oldest restaurant in London, Rules is decorated with drawings and artwork documenting its past as a gathering place for literary and theater notables such as William Thackeray, Charles Dickens and Clark Gable." Open daily until midnight. Entrees start at $24.
-- Norah and Bob McMeeking,
Traveller's Rest, Buxton Road, Quarnford, Leek Road near Buxton, SK17 0SN; 011-44-1298-23695. "Fantastic, rustic restaurant is a nice stop for folks headed to the potteries near Stoke-on-Trent. Meals are delicious and presented as you might find them in a trendy place in L.A. Inexpensive; our tab for four adults, with drinks and desserts, was $60." Entrees start at less than $10.
-- Diane Case, Anaheim
Above the Bay, 5 Brackenfield, Windermere, Cumbria LA 23 3HL; 011-44-15394-88658, www.abovethebay.co.uk. "Delightful, newly refurbished B&B overlooks beautiful Lake Windermere and is a two-minute walk to the quaint, historic village of Bowness. Perfect location for a visit to Beatrix Potter's home or Lakeland walking trails. Excellent rooms and three-course breakfasts." Doubles from $79.
-- Ed Robinson,
L'Eveche, Rue de l'Eveche, Cite Medievale, 84110 Vaison-la-Romaine; 011-33-4-90-36-13-46, fax 011-33-4-90-36-32-43, www.avignon-et-provence.com/eveche/gb. "Lovely B&B in the wonderful medieval village of Vaison-la-Romaine. Our room was tastefully decorated with antiques. The village includes an outstanding Roman city that visitors can walk through." Doubles from $83.