Selected press reviews from our bulging cuttings file

'A splendid series of lodging guides.' - The Washington Post

'We have always thought highly of these meticulously prepared handbooks - the quality shines through.' - Living France

A few of the hundreds of readers' letters received each year

'The book is an inspiration to travel. We weren't having a holiday in Italy at all until I saw the book in a bookshop and was hooked (we're in Australia and haven't travelled overseas in years). It brought home to me what we were missing out on.' Fiona Brotherton, Sydney, Australia

'My wife and I have used Charming Small Hotel Guides ITALY during countless wanderings in that country for almost 20 years - assiduously buying each new edition. We have never ever been disappointed and your special orientation on 'small' and 'family run' and the food is wonderful. We have recommended the guides to many Italophiles.' Dr Geoffey Marsh, Bolam, Co. Durham, UK

'We were hesitant about booking La Vielle Fontaine because it was out of the way and we had found few reviews. But we could not have been more delighted... the food was divine - just to think of their stuffed mussels makes my knees weak. Our room was large, and though simply furnished, quite comfortable... you feel like you are staying in your own private perched village with a great pool! We would definitely go back and heartily recommend it to our friends. Thanks for your wonderful guides that help us to find such exquisite places.' - Tibby Gold, Taos, New Mexico

'I love your guides... I use them in Britain, France, Italy, New York and New England. I wish you'd done one for Canada and Australia... Keep up the great work.' - Colette Quinn, East Hendred, Oxfordshire, UK

'Thank you for your excellent guides which always provide us with the sort of hotels we dream of finding but can't without help.' - Diana Goodbody, Bucks, UK

'We shall continue using the Charming Small Hotel Guides as we found them very useful and the standards are obviously kept up.' - Mary Trump, Exeter, Devon, UK

'I found the guides to be excellent and very helpful. Excellent response from your recommendations, and I would recommend your book to other travellers.' - Maria Wright, San Marcos, CA, USA

'Over the last two years I have used Charming Small Hotel Guides extensively as a planning aid for some grand tours of Europe on my motorbike. None of your entries have disappointed, and all have been of a high standard.' - Major S. Atkinson, Lincs, UK

'Our family used your Italy guide with much pleasure. We chose this place (I due Roccoli) after I read through your book. It lived up to expectations and much more!' - James Kalat, Cary, NC, USA

'Over and over, I find it is by far the most reliable source for places we will love in France, beginning with Le Pontot in Vezelay many years ago to Cuq-en-Terrasses, to which we will be returning for the third year in a row in June. Thank you, thank you for so many pleasant memories of France' - Janice Cooper, Davis, CA, USA

'Your guides are so helpful and reliable, and so vital to happy experiences on a tour.' - Jackie Usher, Cheshire, UK

A recent comment about the website:

'Your site allows direct contact with the accommodation owners and this is a godsend. Having spent two weeks trying to secure several hotels in Europe and having to negotiate numerous, less than adequate web pages that do not address such basic needs as quad accommodation, I found your approach to presenting information a simple and effective way of doing business.' - Ian Venables, Western Australia