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Best Links For Places to Stay

Written By Bronwyn Darnoc 22 Feb 2019

Amongst friends and family I've become a bit of a concierge when it comes to sourcing those special "places" to stay around the world. Time again I've found myself sifting through websites, often underwhelmed by what they offer and often thinking there must be something better suited.

There are!

These are my favourite websites which I use all the time for holiday inspirations and bookings. I hope you enjoy them just as much as I do.

Bronwyn xx



This would have to be my favourite local website with so many beautiful places they have either tried+tested themselves or plan to visit in the near future. Great resource of knowledge too for planning places to visit.


The Thinking Traveller, Exceptional villas, local knowledge, personal service. Bound for Sicily this April and having booked with them, their personalised service provided to date has been exceptional!


Owned and run by an Australian family with 3 boys of their own, they know what a family holiday on the island is all about. A wonderful collection of family villas on offer.


Smith & Family is the kids collection within the Mr&Mrs Smith Collection of accommodation around the world.

Kid Tested - Parent Approved

A great story about how Kid&Co was founded. In short mum Zoie Kingsbery Coe and her DJ husband couldn't find hotel accommodation that suited their growing family needs . The result, a great selection of private apartments and houses which families let. So if you're looking for that home away from home this is for you! KID 

I-escape Kids

Collection is amazing! I love everything about it. They provide you with a great overview of each stay, the price category, their family rating, honest highs and lows as well as insider knowledge and tips like which room to chose.

Design Stays

Hip Hotels

must have been one of the first if not the first to showcase a collection of out of the ordinary places to stay.

I own one of their coffee table books, do you?

Design Hotels

Love, love, love this curated collection of deign hotels. Used time and time again and such a reliable go to source.  

A gorgeous collection of places to stay whether you're headed for the mountains, for the beach or with the family. They treat their collection as "places" which really feel like secret escapes not found everywhere. I like that!

HERE, THERE & NOT EVERYWHERE™ is their motto. Showcasing a carefully curated collection of wonderful places which are just not plain ordinary. Wouldn't you agree?


Handpicked small boutique stays & vacation homes from around the world


If you're passionate for architecture + design or you're an architect like myself then this is the site for you!

Boutique Homes

A collection of unique personal homes and private compounds to small hotels, BoutiqueHomes is a unique hybrid vacation rental site.



Plain simply my favourite travel magazine.


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