10 reasons to stay in a B&B

November 11, 2009 at 11:20 am 3 comments

1. Money talks…


We’re all having to tighten our belts at the moment, but that doesn’t mean you have to do without that holiday or weekend getaway. B&Bs offer a cheaper option than staying in a hotel, while still providing all the comforts and services you need for a relaxing break.



2. The personal touch…


B&B owners are usually self-employed, relying on word-of-mouth and repeat business to stay afloat. This means that hosts will go above and beyond to make sure you have everything you need. In addition, the fact that B&Bs generally have just a handful of guests at a time allows for more individual attention and a higher level of service. This intimate setting creates a sociable atmosphere; guests find themselves sharing travel tips and making new friends over breakfast.

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3. And speaking of breakfast…


B&Bs offer a range of tasty breakfast options which usually includes the traditional speciality of their region, as well as cereal, fruit, yoghurt and juice. Ingredients are often organic and locally produced, sometimes coming from the owner’s back garden (follow this link to see a selection of our favourite Farmhouse B&Bs). Lucky guests may be able to enjoy home cooked lunches and dinners as well, and some B&Bs will prepare packed lunches for you to take with you as you explore the area.



4. There’s no place like home…


When you choose to stay in a B&B you are a guest in a family home, and you, your children and even your four-legged friends will be treated as such. A B&B owner is more than simply a concierge; they are a friend with whom you can share your experiences and your memories.



5. From Argentina to Zambia…


Book B&Bs at BedandBreakfastworld.comAnother benefit of staying in someone’s home is that people live absolutely everywhere. Even in the remotest parts of the world where a hotel may struggle to survive, people are happy to open their homes to guests. A perfect example is Finca el Cielo, a charming B&B located at the heart of rural Colombia, or the traditionally rustic Riad Oussaggou, set high in Morocco’s Atlas Mountains. That said, we have plenty of B&Bs in all the world’s most exciting cities, such as Barcelona, New York and London.



6. When in Rome…


Being a guest in a B&B really gives you the chance to live like a local, experiencing up close all the sights, sounds, colours and customs of your destination, not to mention the food. And who better to provide you with advice and information about the area’s little known treasures and hidden secrets than one of its residents?



7. An exclusive holiday…


Most B&Bs tend to have no more than four or five rooms, making them perfect for families or groups of friends holidaying together. You may well be able to book the entire property, meaning you get to experience having your own private holiday house while still having someone to cook your breakfast!



8. Rest assured…


With such a small number of guests to look after, owners can pay far more attention to what’s going on in their property. This means that B&Bs enjoy a higher level of security than hotels, with issues such as theft almost non-existent.

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9. Peace and quiet…


The friendly, family atmosphere enjoyed in a B&B creates a greater feeling of respect towards your hosts and fellow guests, and large crowds of rowdy partygoers are rarely seen. You’ll also find plenty of quiet nooks where you can settle down with a cup of tea and a good book, such as cosy fireplace lounges or cottage gardens.



10. And finally…


Everyone’s house is unique, and your holiday will be too. Whether you’re staying in a Georgian townhouse, a farmhouse or a converted mansion, it is the owners who give a house its individual personality and who turn it into a home.

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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Phil  |  November 18, 2009 at 12:50 pm

    Ya really can’t beat the full Irish breakfast when staying in B&Bs in Ireland. Black Pudding… yummy!

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  • 2. Anonymous  |  November 20, 2009 at 12:46 pm

    I have been travelling a lot in the last few years, usually staying in big chains hotels,but in a recent trip to Japan I have used this website to find an alternative, local, cheap & nice accommodation a bit out of the way…I ended up in a real japanese house, with real people that wanted to give me their familiar welcome…it was a fantastic experience, I realised that choosing this type of accommodation I was adding value to my trip, that helped me to see the cultural and real local touch of the place I was visiting.

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  • 3. Anonymous  |  November 20, 2009 at 3:01 pm

    I am travelling since long time, visiting many places and I have to say that staying in a B&B is really more enjoyable and funny than any other accommodation and also very exciting for those like me who wants to experience the real culture of that place. When I visit a place I like to explore the real food of that place, the real people , the real culture of that place, and there is no other better place than a Guesthouse or B&B to stay. I also remember my last trip in Greece and the woman of the B&B where I stayed and food that she made for us, HANDMADE and especially the restaurants that she advices us were not touristic places, but places where people could barely speak English, where Greek people were seating with us…which means good ones! :-)this is the real culture of that place that I was talking about, something which I did not have staying in Hotels or other accommodations.

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