Cinque Terre, Lanzarote, New Hotels
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Cinque Terre

Terms such as ‘best-kept secret’ or ‘hidden gem’ seem somewhat overused, but perhaps they do apply in the case of Cinque Terre in Italy’s Liguria region.

A Unique Concept on Lanzarote

The Eco Village Finca de Arrieta is such a brilliant idea that we wonder why it hasn't been copied elsewhere. Only 300 metres from the beach of Arrieta, it offers diverse self-catering holiday options ranging from stone-built villas and a farmhouse to authentic Mongolian yurts.

New Hotels

We have a couple of new properties to mention this time, a country hotel in England and a large luxury villa on Lanzarote.

More Little Hotels

We pick only the BEST small hotels, B&Bs and self-catering places to stay in the UK, Ireland, Spain, the Canaries, France, Italy and the Caribbean. Here are a few to choose from.


Les Oiseaux de Passage

Les Oiseaux de Passage. Bed & Breakfast in a 17th century barn near the D-Day landing beaches.


The Beach at Bude, Cornwall

The Beach at Bude. New England decor, a lively cocktail bar and a tip-top restaurant, all overlooking sandy Bude beach and the Atlantic Ocean.


Petit Hotel Son Arnau

Petit Hotel Son Arnau. Luxurious Petit Hotel Son Arnau is perfectly positioned in the heart of authentic Mallorca.


Hotel Villa Retiro

Hotel Villa Retiro. A spectacular country house hotel in the Catalan Modernist style with a Michelin-starred restaurant.


Villa Bandama Golf, Gran Canaria

Villa Bandama Golf. An adults-only B&B with spectacular views overlooking the Bandama golf course on Gran Canaria.


Trefloyne Manor

Trefloyne Manor. A manor house hotel just outside Tenby with an award-winning restaurant, spa and golf course.

Car Hire

We have partnered with Zest Car Rental for many years. Why? Because their awards are piled high, but most especially because they offer the fairest terms. With most car hire companies you are still liable for up to € 1600 in the event of damage, even with CDW. Zest Car Rental gives you total insurance cover against damage, which might cost an extra € 20 per day on another site.


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Happy holidays!

Paul Melhuish

Little Hotels

And finally.... If you don't have time to do it right, when will you ever have the time to do it again?