Bed and breakfasts are a common sight in most cities and villages, but only a few are able to provide high quality services. The problem is; How do we distinguish between good and evil? The internet is usually the first source of search for the places you want to stay, but having a lot of advertising sites can often be more of a headache than useful.
What to look for in a search? It is easy to be deceived by a hotel's web site, but they often do not even offer a closer inspection. Therefore, it is important to know what to look for. Below, I've written a few highlights that you might want to consider when looking for a place.
The first thing to look for is their capabilities. Are there any bus stops? Many B&Bs have to drive within a mile of a car park that is located on busy roads or city centers and does not want to pay your luggage an hour. Make sure that the site is also parked, or at least a suitable location for your car. You should know that in some places they will leave your car with them, so it's better to check in advance to avoid unpleasant surprises.
Location is always important and some B&B companies are in the city center. or easy access It is better to check for yourself if they declare that they are on the spot. I stayed in a few places where local conditions were easy to get, but only to find that I needed a taxi to go anywhere. Google Maps is one of the best ways to avoid such situations.
Sometimes being too close to the center of a busy city can be a downside. The last thing a tired traveler needs is a sleepless night caused by local bars and clubs that are found just outside your window. Look away from the main roads in one city center. The streets are generally the best because they tend to be residents.
When checking in for hotel availability, ask what facilities are available. Is this a suite? If so, share how many rooms you have in the bathroom. I would suggest that there are more than three rooms that share a bathroom and that can cause long delays in the morning.
Tea and coffee making facilities are a must and even standard in a low-quality hotel or B&B, but don't take it for granted. Other services that I definitely consider are TVs, coats, tables and full-length mirrors. If all this isn't provided, I'll just look elsewhere.
Additional services such as Wi-fi are becoming increasingly important for modern day travelers. Most businesses charge a fee for using Internet services, and although this is acceptable, there are good places to offer it for free.
One of the often overlooked hotels and B&B areas is the fact that rooms are indoors. Stairs can be problematic for some people, but even a healthy and fit young man will not want to climb up the five steps when he goes to his room. If an elevator is ordered, check that there is a lift.
One bed and breakfast ratio means different things to different businesses. Personally, I think that bed and breakfast should include a fully cooked breakfast (with vegetarian alternatives), but some only offer a continental menu. Unfortunately, if you haven't been to the facility before, it's hard to predict what the quality of a breakfast will be. Probably the best way to avoid the worst places is to check online research, www.tripadvisor.com is one of the best.
Finally, it is no secret that today the economy has forced many of us to be a little more economical with our spending. However, this does not mean that less expenses for living should reflect the quality of the service you receive. It is quite possible to get all of the above for £ 50 per person per night.