US and UK Bed and Breakfasts

 

Bed & Breakfasts are not the same as in the U.S., where B&B has become increasingly associated with the country inn type of accommodation, with housekeepers, staff and often with an in-house restaurant. In the U.K. these are known as country house hotels.

Other features you should not expect in my B and B are air conditioning or elevators. You are invited to stay in my home and so we do not have attached "en-suite" bathrooms, however the bathroom is a few steps away along the hall. The rooms are regularly serviced, but there is no "room service". You are staying "en famille", not at a full service hotel

An obvious but often overlooked difference between hotels and staying at a private family home, is that of service; there is no desk clerk on duty to await your arrival, so it is vital that I know what time to expect you, as I have daily family business to attend to. The worst possible way to start your visit is to arrive unexpectedly and find no-one at home to greet you, so please please let me know when you expect to arrive so that I can make arrangements to welcome you. You will be given a key to my home.

The real plus on the service side, is that you will be staying with a host who really know her neighborhood and can give you the best independent advice about places to eat, shop and visit, unlike hotel staff who don't live locally and don't know about these things or perhaps get some kind of kick-back for referrals

 

 

Contact Bed and Breakfast in Barnes

email: stellamason@blueyonder.co.uk

phone:  +44 208 392 0605

Mobile:  +44 7957 226 284