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365 Days Of Accommodation: 2014 - 2015

Our third year of nomadic travel. The previous year we had a great compilation of all the places we stayed and due to popular demand here is our third installment.

We hope you enjoy our easy one-stop reference for your holiday inspiration.

Best Value: Royal Sun, Sunny Beach, Bulgaria

We saved a bundle by staying in Sunny Beach off season. This place came with 3 pools, a weekly cleaner and an onsite restaurant.


Most Unique: Camping Kautenbach, Luxembourg

During our time in Luxembourg we had the opportunity to glamp. A safari tent with beds and electricity was my kind of camping. 


Most Luxurious: The Athenaeum

In the heart of London is the glorious Athenaeum. This once-in-a-lifetime hotel is frequented by celebrities and will have you talking about it for the rest of your life. 


Most Beautiful: Samabe Bali Suites & Villas

Positioned atop a steep cliff with jaw-dropping panoramic sea views, private golf carts, personal butlers and mouthwatering food. This insanely beautiful resort complex effortlessly blends high-end luxury with Balinese charm.


Most Surprising: Sheraton Bali Kuta

The first time we opened the door to our hotel suite, we found framed photos of our family and themed cakes for our kids. The thoughtful staff read our blog and found out our kids favourite cartoon characters and designed the cakes accordingly. We were gob-smacked.

If you need accommodation in the same cities we’ve visited, below is a full list of all the places we have stayed in the last 365 days dating back from May 2014 until May 2015. 

Key per night (USD)

$ = $0 - $50

$$ = $51 - $100

$$$ = $101 - $250

$$$$ = $251 - $500

$$$$$ = $501+


Sofia - Sofia Plaza Hotel $$  

Sunny Beach - Sunny House $$ (Our review)

Sunny Beach - Royal Sun $ (Our review)

Varna - Tevi Apartment $$ (Our review)

Veliko Tarnovo - Yantra Grand Hotel $$ (Our review)

Plovdiv - Hotel Noviz $$ (Our review)

Govedartsi - Guest House Kalina $$ (Our review)



Poznan - Novotel Poznan Malta $$$ (Our review)



Budapest - Mamaison Residence Izabella $$$ (Our review)

Budapest - Flipkey $$



London - Qbic London City $$$ (Our review)

London - Melia White House $$$ (Our review)

London - House sitting free (Our tips)

London - The Athenaeum $$$$$ (Our review)



Rome - Retrome $$$ (Our review)



Amsterdam - Amsterdam Book Now houseboat $$$ (Our review)

Rotterdam - SS Rotterdam $$$ (Our review)



Brussels - House sitting free (Our tips)



Helsinki - Best Western Premier Hotel Katajanokka $$$

Puumala - Sahanlahti Resort $$$

Punkaharju - Hotel Kruunupuisto $$$

Mikkeli - Original Sokos Hotel, Vaakuna $$$



Luxembourg - Youth Hostel $

Kautenbach - Camping Kautenbach $$ (Our review)



Stuttgart- Hotel Ibis-Styles $$$ (Our review)



Lenzerheide - Priva Lodge $$$$ (Our review)

Davos - Sheraton Davos Hotel Waldhuus $$$$ (Our review)



Salzburg - Hotel & Villa Auersperg $$$$ (Our review)

Vienna - Hotel Franzenshof $$$

Vienna - Best Western Hotel Hermonie $$$$



Split - Flipkey $$

Brac - Bluesun Hotel Elaphusa $$$ (Our review)

Dubrovnik - Hotel Dubrovnik Palace $$$ (Our review)

Zagreb - Hotel Holiday $$ (Don't stay here!)

Zagreb - Airbnb $$



Milan - Airbnb $$$



Athens - Airbnb $$

Crete - Housetrip $$ (Our review)

Thessaloniki - Porto Palace Hotel $$



London - Airbnb $$$

London - Aldagate apartment $$$$ (Our review)

London - Citybase apartments $$$$ (Our review)

London - Central London Apartment $$$$ (Our review)



Pembrokeshire - Asheston Eco Barns $$$ (Our review)

Wolf's Castle - Wolfcastle Hotel $$$ (Our review)

Cardiff - Ibis Cardiff $$

Llanwrda - Sykes Cottages $$

Caernarfon - Travelodge Caernarfon $$

Chester - Travelodge Chester Northop Hall $$

Gwynedd - Abergwynant Farm Holiday Cottages $$$

Machynlleth - Quality Cottages $$



Liverpool - Ibis Liverpool $$

Tamworth - Drayton Manor Hotel $$$ (Our review)

Oxford - Travelodge Oxford Peartree $$

Brighton - Friends


Sri Lanka

Colombo - Cinnamon Lakeside $$

Habarana - Chaaya Village $$

Beruwala - Cinnamon Bey $$



Helsinki - Soho Helsinki $$$

Rovaniemi - Santa’s Hotel $$$$ (Our review)



Brasov - Airbnb $$

Bucharest - Airbnb $$



Seminyak - Flipkey $$ (Our review)

Ubud - Tjamphuan Hotel & Spa $$

Ubud - Villa Angrekk Ubud private villas $$

Nusa Dua - Grand Mirage Resort $$$ (Our review)

Nusa Dua - Samabe Bali Suites & Villas $$$$ (Our review)

Jimbaran - Intercontinental Jimbaran $$$$ (Our review)

Seminyak - Anatara Vacation Club Seminyak $$$ (Our review)



Perth - Friends House

Perth - Brother’s House

Melbourne - Mum & Dad’s House



Uluwatu - Sun Island Suites, Goa Gong $$$ (Our review)

Kuta - Sun Island Hotel Kuta $$$ (Our review)

Seminyak - Sun Island Boutique Villas & Spa, Seminyak $$$ (Our review)

Legian - Sun Island Hotel & Spa Legian $$$ (Our review)

Legian - White Rose Kuta Resort, Villas & Spa $$$ (Our review)

Jimbaran - Le Meridien Bali Jimbaran $$$$ (Our review)

Kuta - Sheraton Bali Kuta Resort $$$$ (Our review)

Ubud - Flipkey $$ (Our review)

And there is our great list from our last year of travel 5th May 2014 – 5th May 2015. We hope this may be of some use to you as you set out to travel the world.

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