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Chateau de Rochecotte
St-Patrice, France

Calm atmosphere,
picturesque setting,
stunning interiors

Wish you were here?

Hotel Celio
Rome, Italy

Perfect city escape,
luxurious rooms,
central location

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L'Antico Pozzo
Tuscany, Italy

Grand rooms,
friendly staff,
great location

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Agriturismo La Traversina
Albugnano, Italy

Serene atmosphere,
homely rooms,
quaint farmhouse

Wish you were here?

Castello di Gargonza
Tuscany, Italy


Comfortable rooms, luxurious design, picturesque setting

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Covering captivating small hotels, pensioni, auberges, inns and guest houses

Our selection of places to stay on the Canary Islands, off the north-west coast of Africa, but belonging to Spain, is limited to a few hand-picked places that buck the prevailing norm of large conventional hotels. The islands, with their wonderful balmy climate offering reliable winter sun, have largely been developed for the mass, packaged holiday market.

 There are seven Canary Islands, of which we have found places worth recommending on four: Gran Canaria, Lanzarote, La Palma and Tenerife.

 As elsewhere, our selection of places to stay on the Canary Islands offers an interesting range to choose from: guesthouses (hostals), restaurants-with-rooms and small hotels. Whichever, they all have the special qualities of hand-picked character and charm we seek out.

We have recently taken Hotel Rural Las Calas at San Mateo off the site and can no longer recommend it. If you would like to know why, please contact our web editor on 02077201692 during working hours UK time. 

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Canadas del Teide

PCT, 38300, Parc Nacional del Teide, +34 922 386415
Mountain top hotel, Tenerife

Hacienda de Anzo

Pablo Diaz, 37, 35460, Galdar, +34 928551655
Welcoming country guesthouse, Gran Canaria

Hotel Amberes

General Street Franco 13, 38760, Llanos, +34 922401040
Charming town hotel, La Palma

La Palma Romantica

Las Llanadas s/n, 38726, Barlovento, +34 922 186221
Seaside hotel with views, La Palma

San Roque

Calle Esteban de Ponte, 32, 38450, Garachico, +34 922 133435
Bohemian seaside hotel on Tenerife
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Strand House

Taynards Lane, Winchelsea, Nr Rye, East Sussex TN36 4JT, England, 01797 226 276
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