A bed & breakfast is a good option for those who are looking to spend a romantic weekend or a week away from family and work due to its personalized nature and the feeling of being ‘a home away from home.’ But in recent times it has become difficult to choose the right bed & breakfast since numerous such inns have opened up all over the world. So to choose the right option, here are some guidelines which need to be followed while selecting a bed & breakfast inn.
The specialty of bed & breakfast inns is their breakfast, so if you love to eat then do not forget to enquire about the kind of breakfast served. Most bed & breakfast inns serve the local cuisine along with regular breakfast items such as bread, cereal, coffee and juices. The local items can include muffins, pastries, bacon and eggs depending on the region and taste of the guests.
The other amenities offered
Once the issue of breakfast cuisine is sorted out, it is important to know the other amenities offered by the inn. Basic amenities involve comfortable bed and pillows along with air conditioning and heating as well as bathrooms with modern infrastructure. Due to the growing dependence upon technology by people, most bed & breakfast inns have also started offering high-speed internet along with fax machines as well. So for those who are looking to stay connected with the world during their holiday, bed & breakfast with the Internet would be a perfect choice. Here is video of a typical bed and breakfast.
Since most bed & breakfasts offer rooms with both attached and shared bathrooms, it is important to specify the preference beforehand to the innkeeper. Rooms with shared bathrooms are mostly preferred by students who are looking for a decent accommodation at inexpensive rates.
The best way to get to know about a bed & breakfast is word of mouth. So do not hesitate to check sites like TripAdvisor and Yelp for reviews. Bed & Breakfast aims to provide a personalized experience hence it is important to know the experiences of people who have been there before.
Another important thing to remember is that always ask beforehand whether the inn will accept credit cards or only cash. Since most inns now have the capability of accepting credit cards, this is just an essential reminder. Also one can always visit an ATM to withdraw cash in case the B&B does not accept credit cards.
Since most B&B`s have different rules regarding cancellations and deposits, it is always wise to ask them beforehand and know the rules before making any payments.
For the once who are looking to take their pets along with themselves, it is of high importance to ask before regarding the stay of pets. Since most bed & breakfast do not allow pet stay, it may be prudent to leave the pet at home or a relative’s place.