Breaking the Hotel Habit: Why a Bed and Breakfast Inn May Be Better

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August 19, 2013

There are many little secrets to holiday planning without breaking a sweat. One is that it's more practical to be flexible with your travel schedule rather than planning your flights around it. Yet, out of the numerous travel tips you really should know, booking the right accommodation should be made a priority being that it accounts for most of your holiday budget.

Before you hit the “Book Now” button on a hotel chain's website, though, you might want to consider other options first, like a bed and breakfast. Well, if you haven't experienced staying in a B&B yet, here's what you are missing:

Better amenities (not to mention, they're often free)

When staying at a hotel, you're not only paying for the room but also for the use of certain facilities. Meanwhile, B&B tariffs include the use of amenities, like Wi-Fi, parking, housekeeping, and room service. Moreover, if you need directions or tips around the place, you don't have to pay for concierge service as your innkeeper will be more than happy to share their knowledge.

Homemade breakfast

As the name suggests, a B&B's daily rate is inclusive of the day's first meal. And yes, it's homemade and way better than the standard cereal-and-coffee morning nosh at hotels. You can even opt for self-catered breakfasts if you wish; the guesthouse will supply you with fresh ingredients so you won't even need to shop. Convenient, right?

More than just cookie-cutter rooms

Of course, there are various room options at hotels but only in terms of their size and facilities. You will get more than this at a B&B. Think: individually decorated rooms that looks and feels like your own home. You can find a room with romantic, charming, vintage, or luxurious accoutrements.

Yes to pets

It's a bummer when you can't take your furry friend on your holiday just because hotels won't allow pets. At Above Bored Bed and Breakfast, you can actually have pet accommodation, especially if your dog or cat is well-behaved. They could even offer you suggestions should you need dog-walking services while you are touring around the place.

As far as practicality, local flavour, hospitality, and attention to detail is concerned, a bed and breakfast may come out ahead. So, for your next holiday accommodation, why not make it more authentic and personal by one?

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