THE BEST WEBSITE FOR LAST MINUTE DEALS
‘So few websites actually deliver but www.laterooms.com regularly has discounts that make you do a double-take. We arrived in Miami but hadn’t booked any accommodation. We used Laterooms to bag a room at the four-star Palms in South Beach. It was £65 – down from £390!’
DON HARDING, ESSEX
THE BEST CITY FOR A WEEKEND
Budapest, the ornate Hungarian capital, won a few hearts last year. ‘Getting there for £40 on Wizzair was a bonus’, writes DAVE TURNER from HATFIELD. ‘But the architecture was the highlight of the trip – It was like a mini_Paris and a mini-Prague stuck together’. And ANN AYER rated it for the value-for-money: ‘Dinner for two cost about £25 in a very lively restaurant in the centre of town’. See www.wizzair.com for cheap flights.
THE COSIEST PUB
‘The Pot Kiln, near Yattendon, in deepest Berkshire, is the loviest pub in southern England, says JULIE KHAN from OXFORD. ‘Its an honest-to-goodness brick pub mikes down a dirt track. But the cooking is excellent; if they’ve got the lamb with ratatouille on, I will change my Sunday plans to eat there! And the Thatched House B&B down the road is super-cute’. Mains at the Pot Kiln from £12.50 (01635 201366, www.potkiln.co.uk ).
THE BEST THING ABOUT JAPAN
‘The toilet thing! When you go to public loo there you don’t have to touch anything – the door opens automatically, it closes automatically, a machine gibes you four pieces of toilet paper, the seat is warmed and it makes birdie noises so no-one can hear you pee!’