You’ve set the date, chosen the location, and booked a B&B and now it’s time to enjoy your stay. Whether you’ve opted for a staycation or are travelling further afield, B&Bs are a great option, and we’re here to help you make the most out of your holiday.
1. Benefit from your host’s local knowledge
One of the great things about staying at a B&B is that you will soon develop a personal relationship with your host. Unlike larger hotels, at a B&B your host is likely to be looking after only you or a handful of guests so that you will receive their undivided attention. Be sure to ask your host lots of questions about their favourite pubs, walks, places to go and things to see. They will tell you the best options for the current time of year and might even offer you brochures of their favourite places.
If your host is entertaining other guests, don’t limit your interactions with them to the breakfast table but make the most of their company. You can all share tips on things to do in the local area and really enjoy your time together. It is important to become immersed in local life, so you experience what it is really like to live in the area. Get out and about, meet new people and explore everything the area has to offer.
2. Make yourself at home
Choosing a B&B through a reliable company like Toprooms will ensure you will be treated as a house guest so make the most out of your stay by making yourself at home. Relax and enjoy your time with them, while making sure you are respectful and following any rules they have set. The best thing about B&Bs is the home comforts they offer, they feel personal, and you will be given a home cooked breakfast. Don’t sleep in and miss breakfast; it’s all part of the experience of a B&B so embrace everything you can!
3. Follow the etiquette
While it is important to relax and make yourself at home, you must also respect your host. By following any rules they have set, both you and your host will have the best possible time. Once you have agreed on a check-in/out time that suits both of you, make sure to stick to it. Treat your host as a friend; you wouldn’t keep a friend waiting, so make sure to be prompt.
Make sure to communicate with your host. Inform them about any requirements you have before you arrive, to ensure your stay is as smooth as possible. Let them know about any food allergies or intolerances to avoid any issues during your stay. Tell them if any of your party has physical restrictions so they can accommodate these and always ask before bringing pets.
It is also important to inform your host of any spillages. They will understand that accidents happen but will want to clean up as soon as possible to reduce the chance of lasting damage.
If you follow the etiquette expected of you, you will ensure both you and your host enjoy your stay. Have a great holiday and embrace everything you can!