During 2019 we will take two trips to Europe.
For the Spring, we will be staying the better part of a week in Budapest, Brussels and Paris. In each of the cities we have rented apartments.
In the Fall we will spend a month in Italy.
Through our travels we have stayed in "great" and "not-so-great" places. In part, that is the true travel experience. However, we think recommendations are certain a way to go. On-line bookings are common. It seems so easy. Yet, we have arrived, walked into an accommodation and said to ourselves: "Of I see how they took that shot."
We provide information on the various Regions of Italy and France in our travel journals on My Travels in France or My Travels in Italy web sites.
We are pleased to provide our reviews on some of the places we recommend to stay and eat.
Over the past few years we have tended to book apartments for a week at at time rather than only book into hotels. Apartments have their advantage of offering typically a larger space, a kitchen and other aspecdts that make it more like home. The apartment arrive and department is never as easy as booking into a hotel as you have to arrange times to pick up keys etc. So book according to you needs.
For a stay of a few days in a city, book a hotel. If you are using the city as a base for a longer stay, then an apartment may be a better consideration. Read the descriptions carefully. If it does not say there is an elevator, then their probably is not!