There is plenty of guides available online to help you choose your bed and breakfast accommodation, whether it's a city location like the Leicester bed and breakfast, or a quiet, deep getaway in the Scottish Highlands.
Some guides on the Internet offer a personalized reservation service, with instant confirmation to reserve your room, as well as provide visitor information about the site or region in which you will reside. Special discounts for online reservations and late availability discounts for last minute room reservations are also provided. The online guides sometimes provide independent reviews of the unique bed and breakfast, with ratings given to different aspects of accommodations, such as cleanliness, food quality, decor, furniture, and welcoming guests. After completing your stay, you may be invited to provide feedback, which in turn will be useful for future visitors.
The bed and breakfast is a growing internet place so guests can search and find affordable accommodations overnight. It is also an increasingly popular way for bed and breakfast owners, as they have access to a national and even international market. Previously, many bed and breakfast accommodations were to remain undiscovered jewels, and would only be able to attract local visitors or those who are able or willing to search for guide books and contact the tourist information facility in the area where they reside. The Internet has changed all this by providing a global platform for guest houses, hostels, farms and many types of bed and breakfast accommodations.
The great appeal of the bed and breakfast is that it provides a more personal alternative to a hotel, in a relaxed atmosphere. In addition to the traditional seaside bed and breakfast at coastal resorts such as Blackpool, Skegness, Scarborough and Brighton, you can find intimate country retreats in beautiful areas like Lake District or Cotswolds. There are also many establishments aiming at the top end of the market and located in towns, villages and the countryside alike, which means you can experience luxury, for example, in a London bed and London Birmingham or elegant modern Leicester or in breakfast the "old world" environment For the Gloucestershire Pub or Shropshire Training Inn.
Staying in a good bed with breakfast should be a welcome home away from home. You should feel at ease as if you were staying in a friend's place. You will get breakfast and sometimes even packed lunches (usually at an additional cost, although some establishments will fill your vial with tea or coffee for free). Drying facilities are usually available if your bed and breakfast are on a walking path, so if you get soaking (most likely, given the usual British weather!) Your clothes will be dry and ready to wear again the next day. Since most bed and breakfast owners run themselves, they tend to know a lot about the local area and can be an absolute information mine. They will know the best bars, restaurants, shops, walking and excursions and often enjoy sharing their knowledge with their guests.