We've stayed in some interesting places by following The Lonely Planet or
Rough Guide recommendations. Usually it's a one or two star place with the
bathroom down the hall. This was our room in Rapallo:
I'll walk down the hall to the bathroom any day for a view like that! And
it was 1/3 the cost of nearby hotels.
Tina Manley, ASMP
Themed Olympus Photo Exhibition: http://www.tope.nl/