5 reasons why to stay at a B&B


Bed and Breakfast accommodation in the UK and Europe is more popular than ever with an increasing number of holidaymakers booking rooms throughout the year.

Perfect for a relaxing break, B&B’s almost always offer better value than hotels, home-cooked food and a more personal experience.

Value for money

When you stay in a hotel your room may be smaller than expected and you will have to pay over the odds for drinks and snacks from the mini-bar. Internet may also cost extra.
In a B&B, you will get a comfortable room, usually with free Wi-Fi, free parking and snacks. One of the best things included in B&B rate is the cooked breakfast which will really set you up for the day. Many B&B’s also offer discounts on local events and attractions.

Different rooms

Most large chain hotels offer exactly the same rooms, wherever you decide to stay. Each room in a B&B has its own character and some are themed. Most inns and guest houses let you book your exact room of choice rather than selecting a room type as you would with a hotel. Some inns also offer unique experiences such as sleeping in a yurt or learning how to work on a farm.

Unique history

Many B&B’s offer unique history and many in the UK are situated in restored buildings, castles and mansion houses.

In Morocco, you can stay in former palaces called riads and in France, you can stay in authentic chateaux. Most B&B’s have rich history and stories; be sure to ask the owner about the history of their building.

Personal attention

Have you ever stayed at a large hotel where you couldn’t get anyone’s attention? This doesn’t happen when you stay at a bed and breakfast. B&B owners traditionally go the extra mile to make sure you feel welcome and comfortable.

B&B’s are nearly always smaller than hotels, allowing you to get more personal attention and assistance. Whether you need tips on what to do in the area or you just have questions about the bed and breakfast, never feel too shy to ask.

Little extras make all the difference

You will find lots of little extras when you stay at a bed and breakfast. Some leave out fresh flowers for guests, while others offer a free bottle of wine. Some inns offer a free DVD library so you can relax and watch a great film. Each bed and breakfast prides itself in making you feel as welcome as possible.

If you are planning to book a B&B for a short break or a longer holiday, take your time to look around and find the perfect accommodation for you and your family. Choose from upmarket, palatial B&B’s to family friendly accommodation close to a choice of attractions.

For a wide choice of B&B’s, small hotels, apartments and houses for rent, see Eventful Stays.