Readers Recommend

* Canada: Tom and Beverley Steele, Banning: Hollyford Bed and Breakfast, 106 Hoylake Road East, Qualicum Beach, BC V9K 1L7; telephone (877) 224-6559, Internet "Exquisite small inn in an oceanside town on Vancouver Island. Three rooms with private baths, fireplaces and comfy beds. Delicious breakfasts. Friendly hosts." Rates: from about $89 double.

* England: Gladys Boehm, Los Angeles: El Mino, 25 Sale Place, London W2 1PU; tel. 011-44-20-7402-7722."The food--Spanish, Italian--is delicious, the portions ample. A find." Open noon to 3 p.m. and 6 to 11:30 p.m. Mondays through Fridays, 6 to 11:30 p.m. Saturdays. Cost: about $14 for the fixed-price dinner.

* Scotland: Kelly Wilson, Los Angeles: Sandilands House, 25 Queensferry Road, Edinburgh EH4 3HB; tel. 011-44-131-332-2057, fax 011-44-131-315-4476, "Clean and charming. Near town center, with a bus stop across the street. The owners are welcoming and helpful, and the gentleman of the house, John Sandilands, has a wonderful sense of humor." Rates: from about $100 double, including breakfast.

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