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365 Days Of Accommodation: 2013 - 2014

We’ve been travelling the world for almost 2 years now. Last year we made a great compilation of all the places we stayed and this year we decided to do the same.

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

Best Value: Sykes Cottages & Go With Oh

The apartments we got in Ireland and Prague were excellent value. We loved both of these services and would use them again. In fact we plan on using GoWithOh for our stay in Vienna in 2014.

Most Romantic: Villa San Michele

We stayed in some luxurious places this year from the Eresin Crown Hotel in Istanbul to Mercer Hotel in Barcelona, but I will never forget this 17th century monastery nestled in the hills above Florence, Italy.


Most Unique: Kayakapi & Taskonaklar

During our stay in Turkey we had the absolute thrill of staying not in one cave, but two. It’s a unique opportunity that I will never forget. Cappadocia is among my favourite places in the world and partly because of these two hotels.

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 2013 until May 2014. 

Key per night (USD)

$  =  under $50

$$  =  $50 - $100

$$$  =  $100 - $200

$$$$  =  $200 - $500

$$$$$  =  $500+

New Orleans LA, USA

2 bedroom apartment @ The Esplanade City Park FREE

San Francisco CA, USA

2 double beds hotel @ Huntington Hotel $$$$$ 

North Bend OR, USA

2 queen beds hotel @ Mills Casino $$$ 

Tacoma WA, USA

2 double beds hotel @ Days Inn $ 

Roseburg OR, USA

2 queen beds hotel @ Holiday Inn Express $$$ 

San Francisco CA, USA

2 double beds hotel @ Travelodge Airport $$$ 

Aqaba, Jordan

2 bedroom hotel @ My Hotel $$ 

Daliat, Israel

2 bedroom apartment @ Local agency $ 

Isofiya, Israel

5 bedroom, 2 storey home @ House-sitting $ 

Jerusalem, Israel

4 bed family room @ Abraham Hostels $ 

Nazareth, Israel

3 bed family room @ Fauzi Azar Inn $$$ 

Eilat, Israel

1 bedroom suite @ Hilton Eilat Queen of Sheba  $$$$ 

4 bed dorm @ Avara Hostel $ 

Mitzpe Ramon, Israel

2 rooms @ The Green Backpackers $ 

Tel Aviv, Israel

2 rooms @ Shenkin Hotel $$$$ 

Istanbul, Turkey

2 Interconnected rooms, 1 with living area @ Eresin Crown Hotel $$$$ 

Cappadocia, Turkey

2 bedroom cave hotel @ Kayakapi Premium Caves $$$$ 

2 bedroom cave hotel @ Tasklonaklar Hotel $$$ 

Cesme, Turkey

Double bed + fold-out sofa hotel @ Kurabiye Otel $$$ 

Oludeniz, Turkey

2 bedroom hotel @ Monte Verde $$ 

Civitavecchia, Italy

Double bed & single bed hotel @ Tenuta dell’Argento Resort $$$ 

Priano, Italy

Queen bed & single bed hotel @ Hotel Margherita $$$$ 

King bed & single bed hotel @ Tramonto D’Oro $$$ 

Matera, Italy

King bed, double fold-out sofa cave @ Hotel Sassi $$$ 

Termoli, Italy

Double bed & single bed hotel @ Hostel Mistral, Termoli $$$ 

Perugia, Italy

2 bedroom hotel @ Albergo Nyers $$$ 

Florence, Italy

King bed, single bed & cot hotel @ Villa San Michele $$$$ 

Nice, France

Double bed & single bed hotel @ Little Palace $$$ 

Arles, France

2 bedroom apartment @ Airbnb $$$ 

Millau, France

3 bedroom chalet @ Hericlea Hotel Sport $$ 

Toulouse, France

1 bedroom loft apartment @ Airbnb $$$ 

Pamplona, Spain

Double bed & single bed hotel @ Hotel Avenida $$$ 

Barcelona, Spain

King bed & 2 singles hotel @ Mercer Hotel $$$$$ 

Dublin, Ireland

2 interconnecting rooms, 1 with king, 1 with double and a single bed @ Ballsbridge Hotel $$$ 

Connemara, Ireland

1 king bed hotel @ Zetland Country House Hotel $$$ 

Galway, Ireland

King bed hotel @ Radisson Blu Hotel $$$ 

4 bedroom cottage @ Sykes Cottages $$ 

Limerick, Ireland

 Double bed & single bed hotel @ Travelodge $$ 

Bunratty, Ireland

1 King & 2 singles hotel @ Gallows View B&B $$ 

Killarney, Ireland

2 bed hotel - king bed & 2 singles @ 19th Green B&B $$ 

Cobh, Ireland

2 bedroom apartment @ Bella Vista $$$ 

Kilkenny, Ireland

2 double bed hotel @ New Park $$ 

Kildare, Ireland

4 bedroom house @ House-sitting FREE  

London, United Kingdom

2 bedroom apartment @ Flemings Mayfair $$$$$

London, United Kingdom

2 bedroom apartment @ House-sitting FREE 

Prague, Czech Republic

2 bedroom apartment @ Go With Oh $$ 

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

1 bedroom apartment @ Gulf Oasis Hotel Apartments $$$ 

Interconnecting rooms @ Movenpick Hotel Jumeriah Lakes Towers $$$$ 

Perth, WA, Australia

4 bedroom home @ Our own home $$

Dunsborough WA, Australia

4 bedroom house @ Executive Cape Rentals $$$$ 

Kuala Lumpa, Malaysia

Interconnecting rooms @ Corus Hotel  $$$ 

Valletta, Malta

1 bedroom suite @ Grand Excelsior Hotel $$$$$ 

Athens, Greece

2 small hotel rooms @ Hotel Platon $$ 

Kythnos, Greece

1 bedroom suite with kitchen, steps from the ocean @ Hotel Nireides $$$ 

Sifnos, Greece

Large suite with 2 singles and a king, kitchen, ocean views, breakfast, pool @ Hotel Xerolithia $$$ 

Milos, Greece

Hotel with King, bunk beds, small kitchenette, breakfast @ Rigas Hotel Apartments $$ 

Ios, Greece

Guest room with double bed and 2 singles, small kitchenette @ Hotel Pavezzo $$$  

Paros, Greece

Hotel room with 4 single beds, pool, breakfast @ Hotel Paros Land $$$ 


And there is our great list from our last year of travel 5th May 2013 – 5th May 2014. We hope this may be of some use to you as you set out to travel the world. 

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