Tuesday, May 24, 2011
3 Things To Consider When Choosing A Bed And Breakfast
By Daina Burnes
When taking a vacation, staying at a Bed and Breakfast instead of a hotel can often provide a more personalized experience. The inn-keepers are usually very welcoming and provide several unique amenities for your comfort. The question is how to choose a Bed and breakfast that meets your criteria for an enjoyable stay? Everyone is looking for something different when it comes to choosing a B and B. Whether you are a well seasoned B and B traveler or just trying to figure it all out, there are some important considerations that can aid your decision of whether a B and B is a good fit for what you're looking for.
1. An important consideration when choosing a Bed and Breakfast is the location, and the advantage of many B and B's is the desirable location. You want to stay somewhere that has nearby activities that are of interest to you. So whether you want to be in the center of a quaint village or in a forested area with surrounding nature trails - the location of the Inn will dictate your activities during your stay.
2. Another important factor is the type of rooms and facilities available to guests. Will there be multiple rooms like a hotel or a more cottage-like experience with a small number of rooms? Do you have access to a private or shared bathroom? These types of questions will indicate the level of privacy you can expect during your stay. There are a lot of different styles for B and B's, and some can be better for people more than others. You just want to make sure the style that you choose fits your preferences.
3. The final essential consideration is the kind of breakfast experience that is provided. After all, you are staying at a Bed and Breakfast, so you want to make sure that you will enjoy it! The breakfast services are highly varied from personalized meals to buffet style meals as well as the time frame they are held. You want to make sure you are choosing the experience that fits well for your dietary and timing requirements to make you stay pleasant and memorable.
All together, to gain a better understanding of bed and breakfast Inns and what your experience would be like, explore B and B Reviews online. There are a lot of resources that are available beyond word-of-mouth to learn about the experiences of other travelers. If a B and B review has many positive comments, then you can be more confident you will have a good experience as well. Take advantage of these resources.
Daina ~ Founder of HotelCritic.org