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5.0 out of 5 stars
Great resource for off-the-beaten-track special accommodation, 22 Nov 2006
We have used Alastair Sawday's Special Places to stay in Ireland (where we live) book on numerous occasions and never been disappointed with the recommendations in it. As my husband works in the area we were excited to learn about this new publication and ordered it before our recent holiday to Spain. There were a few listings for the Andalucia region, where we had booked our flight only holiday and we were torn between the Yurt Hotel near Rhonda and a hillside retreat closer to Malaga, where our flight would land. We went for the mountainside retreat and what a hidden gem it turned out to be. The book also provided bedtime reading as we drooled over the quirky places listed worldwide. We will be planning our holiday next year around some of the books contents. It is great to have real options for eco-minded tourists ranging from luxurious hotels in the Indian Ocean to eco-lodges in South America. This is a fast growing area and it is fantastic to have some of the best places around the globe listed in one publication.