We make no claims to pure objectivity in judging our Special Places to Stay. They are here because we like them. Our opinions and tastes are ours alone and these books are a statement of them; we cross our fingers and hope that you will share them. We have done our utmost to get our facts right but apologise unreservedly for any mistakes that may have crept in. Sometimes, too, prices shift, usually upwards. We should be grateful to be told of any errors or changes, however small.