DENVER (Colorado) - 11th Ave Hotel & Hostel - The cheapest place to stay in the city centre when in Denver. Dorm beds and private rooms are available and there is super cool staff waiting here for you.
ITALY (Venice) - If you're looking for a hotel just outside the main drags of Venice, this is where you should crash. The small and personal Ai Mori d'Oriente Hotel is located in the Cannaregio quarter with tucked away restaurants and hidden little squares.
ITALY (Venice) : Bed & Breakfast Barababao - If location is your thing and you only use your hotel to sleep and have breakfast, then this is a budget tip straight in the middle of Venice. Take a boat to Rialto, walk 3 minutes and your here. The best deal for its price.
ITALY (Lucca) | San Luca Palace Hotel - Large rooms, great location within the city walls and very friendly staff who go out of their way to let you have a pleasant stay. This is one of the jewels in my Italian hotels collection. And don't forget to use the hotel's free bicycles that you can use to explore the pastoral area around Lucca.
ITALY (Genoa) - The Grand Savoia Hotel - Genoa is an important cruise port. So whether you are setting out on a cruise or you just come back from one, be sure to stay at least one night at the Savoia Hotel. It's the closest hotel of its kind near the cruise port and also straight opposite the main railway station of Genoa. This hotel has been in business ever since 1897.
THAILAND (Bangkok) - New Siam Riverside Hotel - The only affordable hotel in Bangkok located on the banks of the Chao Phraya River. A delicious breakfast is served outside on the terrace and comes included in your room rate. My favorite budget hotel in Bangkok.
THAILAND (Khao Sok National Park) Khao Sok Tree House Resort - This jungle resort is an ideal place to organize your Khao Sok trip from. They offer a wide choice of tours, a refreshing swimming pool, very nice cabin style accommodation and tremendous meals. Plus our kids enjoyed playing pool in the common area.
ARUBA (Palm Beach) - The Boardwalk Small Hotel - A little hidden between the high-rise hotels along Palm Beach, something in the background, you'll find the intimate Boardwalk Small Hotel. Not directly on the beach, but at crawling distance. Still, you won't find this hotel in the travel brochures. It's a secret tip.
ITALY (Sperlonga) - Florenza Residence Living in a unique Italian seashore town, among Italians. Every guest gets his own apartment allocated somewhere in the town centre, all of them with the most fantastic views over this part of the Mediterranean. Lovely local characters help make your stay an unforgettable one.
THAILAND (Ao Nang, Krabi) - Ao Nang Paradise Resort - We got to stay here because our taxi driver dropped us here after a full day of traveling. So were were a bit sceptic at first, but soon we found out that the taxi driver exactly felt what we needed: a very affordable hotel with deluxe bungalows, a very refreshing swimming pool where you can buy the most delicious food. Plus the views around the resort are like something out of a movie.
PARIS: Hotel de la Terrasse - Forget about al the low reviews; this is the best BUDGET hotel in the centre of Paris. And quite possibly the very cheapest in its kind. It's very simple: what you see is what you get. The metro is right in front of you: Paris at your feet!
NEW YORK CITY - Pennsylvania Hotel: It's not the best hotel of New York, by far not. But for this price you won't find any other hotel at this locations, straight in the centre of Manhattan.
BALI (Padangbai) - Bloo Lagoon Resort: This is by far my favourite seaside hotel on the isle of Bali. The place is simply amazing with astonishing views and lovely bungalows with open air bathrooms. Most of your time will be spent outdoors anyway. Nothing feels better than waking up with a cool breeze in your hair!