Advantages of Staying Bed and Breakfasts

Melinda D. Teston

Between hostels and hotels in style and price is a very special type of accommodation known as bed and breakfasts (or B&Bs). These are family-run, small and warm, and offer a more personal service at an affordable rate. B&Bs are the best places to stay for both families and couples alike, and even if hotels were not costly, this budget option can still be your best bet. Here are a few advantages of staying at B&Bs:

Experience the local lifestyle: By choosing B&B accommodation, you get the opportunity to enjoy home-cooked meals with your hosts and experience the local lifestyle. Breakfasts are generally included in the rates, while dinner is sometimes offered by arrangement at an additional price. A B&B can be your perfect home away from home, but where all the chores of home are already done.

Privacy: Popular hotel chains do not offer much in terms of privacy since you will be staying with many other guests, but you are most likely to be the only guest staying at a B&B. If you are seeking privacy and seclusion, then you should stay away from large hotel chains.

Affordability: Popular hotel chains usually charge very high rates knowing they can get away with it. But when you choose to stay at a B&B, you can save a great deal of money due to the fact that your hosts are in the business because they enjoy doing it, rather than for making money. When comparing prices, keep in mind that a hotel will charge for every extra service it offers, but a B&B generally includes everything in a single package.

Personal Service: B&B accommodation is ideal for those little personal touches. A conversation with your hosts will equip you with valuable local knowledge. Oftentimes, your B&B will have local directories, informative books and other conveniences to allow you to make the most of your stay there. You will get information on the best restaurants, famous attractions, and all the things you want to see and do during your trip.

Wonderful surroundings: Popular hotel chains are mostly found in major tourist centres where you are likely to be surrounded by a lot of hustle and bustle. B&Bs, on the other hand, are often located off the beaten path and offer a unique opportunity to discover less travelled areas that you will otherwise miss.

B&Bs nowadays are an eclectic mix of all kinds of houses and hosts, and this is part of the excitement. As well as opening up their properties and hearts for tourists who require a comfortable lodging, B&B owners are always willing to go the extra mile to ensure an enjoyable and memorable stay for their guests.

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