Scrambled Eggs and Blow-Up Dolls – Life in a B&B

July 25, 2011 at 2:34 pm Leave a comment

Dublin B&B Egans HouseEver wondered what it’s like to run a B&B? Or just wanted to know a bit more about your hosts? Meet Pat and Monica Finn, owners of Dublin bed and breakfast Egans House, who have been welcoming guests to their home for over a decade…

What is your favourite thing about Dublin?

My favourite thing about Dublin is its friendly atmosphere. The feedback from guests is that people are very warm and helpful generally, especially when they seek information regarding places they wish to visit.

Dublin has a variety of unique visitor attractions. The most popular I believe is Dublin Zoo, then the Guinness Storehouse and the Jameson Distillery.

Which breakfast item served at Egans House is most popular with your guests?

I would have to say our scrambled egg – it is a firm favourite with guests.

What compliment do you most frequently receive from guests?

The very friendly service and relaxed atmosphere they experience when they stay here.

What’s the strangest thing you’ve ever found left in a bedroom?

That is tricky – a homemade hanging noose and, on another occasion, a blow-up doll!

What’s your favourite thing about running a B&B?

Each day brings something new and challenging to deal with. It amazes me that no matter how long you are in the business (for us it is our 11th year), I find I am constantly learning new things. There is a high diversity of people with different needs and expectations and you constantly have to find ways to meet them. The highlight is when they do come back again and again and they tell us they feel they are at home.

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