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Hôtel des Grandes Ecoles: three buildings round a courtyard garden

Five charming and affordable places to stay in Paris

Destination: Paris

Over the years, I must have visited nearly 100 hotels in Paris. Here are some of my favourites, hand-picked for people who want somewhere quiet and characterful – but who don't want to spend too much

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Hotel Brouwer: a handsome sea captain's house dating from 1652

Five budget places to stay in Amsterdam

Destination: Amsterdam

Good-quality but affordable places to stay are in short supply in Amsterdam – but a few quirky, characterful lodgings can be found for as little as €73 a night. Here are five of my personal favourites

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IQS, Venice: 'a suave, moody, four-suite luxury home-from-home'

Bed, breakfast & Italian chic: five great locandas in Venice

Destination: Venice

It's often translated as 'inn', but the word 'locanda' denotes small scale, a warm family welcome, quality and Italian style in an urban setting. Here are five of my favourite new places in Venice

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Petrin hill orchards can be seen from the Domus Henrici

Five budget places to stay in Prague

Destination: Prague

Whether it is a quirky 17th-century building in the Czech capital, an apartment with views of Petrin hill or a tasteful boutique hotel near Prague Castle, it can be yours for less than €100 a night

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Lobby at The Pod Hotel

Five budget places to stay in New York

Destination: New York City

Hotels in the Big Apple are notoriously expensive, but you can find a funky guesthouse, b&b or “Pod Room” with bunkbeds for less than $185 a night – often within a five-minute walk of Times Square

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The courtyard at Casa di Santa Francesca Romana

Five budget places to stay in Rome

Destination: Rome

Decent accommodation in the Eternal City doesn't have to be expensive. All these carefully vetted options are centrally located and offer doubles for less than €125 a night – one for as little as €68

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