Staying in a bed and breakfast in North Yorkshire can be a great way to spend a few days of your holiday, and it is important to make the most of every moment of your stay. Here are a few things to remember to get the best from your holiday from start to finish.
When booking your stay at a bed and breakfast, it is good to do this as far in advance as possible. Many bed and breakfast establishments will be booked months ahead of time, particularly for traditionally busy times of the year, such as school holidays. This is particularly important if you are travelling as a family group and may want to reserve more than one room. Some bed and breakfasts will have online booking facilities, but many will still have manual systems, and a booking can still be made via the telephone.
Most bed and breakfasts will have a limited number of rooms, and these will be a variety of single, double, twin or family rooms. Think in advance about the type of accommodation you will need. Are you travelling with children? Are they old enough to have a space of their own, or will they share with you? This is another reason why you should make sure that you book your rooms in advance. If you require a double and a twin room, leaving it too late might mean you have to compromise on the rooms you want. It should also be noted that not all rooms may include an en-suite bathroom as not all bed and breakfasts offer this service. It is worth checking in advance to find out what facilities are included.
Breakfast is included in the cost of the room, and there will usually be a choice of cooked or continental options. It is essential to let the proprietor know any specific dietary requirements – ideally the week before. For example, a vegetarian might still want a cooked breakfast and letting them know about this will help them plan for it by providing plant-based options such as vegetarian sausages. The main thing to remember with breakfast is that the owners will have a specific time frame for serving breakfast, such as 7.30 to 9.30 am, and guests should adhere to this as much as possible.
Some bed and breakfast proprietors might add in a few additional touches, such as a welcome pack. Welcome packs can include pamphlets with information about the surrounding area and ideas for things to do during your stay. They might also be prepared to provide you with packed lunches for your days out, but you should expect this to be at an additional charge if they do. If this interests you, ask in advance so if the answer is no, you can make other arrangements.