Guest Blog by Jane Tara
Whether you’re a regular business traveller, on a romantic mini break, or holidaying with your family, choosing a bed and breakfast hotel makes sense. But a good bed and breakfast hotel isn’t just about adding cereal. What makes a good bed and breakfast hotel? These five factors combined will make any trip away the perfect stay.
Let’s start with breakfast: You’re on your family holiday, so the last thing any parent needs is to get the kids up and out of the hotel before they eat breakfast. But it’s not just families who benefit from booking a bed and breakfast hotel. Breakfast can be the most important meal of the day for any traveller. Choice Hotels have a range of excellent bed and breakfast options. The Quality Resort Siesta in Albury provides the perfect bed and breakfast package deal, with a full buffet breakfast in the newly renovated Cantina Bistro.
Take your time: What could be better than waking up to a full buffet breakfast? How about not having to rush it? Many Choice Bed and Breakfast hotels provide a late check out for a leisurely start to the day. Hotels such as the Quality Resort Siesta also provide you with a complimentary newspaper. Whether you’re sightseeing, or have business meeting, a relaxed start to the day makes all the difference.
Rooms to move: We’ve talked about breakfast, but how about the bed? A good bed and breakfast hotel will provide guests with comfortable rooms and amenities. The Quality Resort Siesta has an array of great room choices, from standard suits to deluxe family suites. Each room is complete with in-room wireless internet, LCD television, Foxtel, and iPod docking stations. These aren’t extras. They’re to be expected in a good hotel room.
Thanks for the hospitality: Little things make a big difference when you’re travelling and nothing is more important than the people you meet. A good bed and breakfast hotel knows this, and friendly hospitality comes first. Many hotels have 24-hour reception, but it’s the friendly face when you check in that’s most important. Knowing someone is there to answer your questions about the hotel and the local area is important. The Team at the Quality Resort Siesta is completely committed to the Hotel’s guests, which is why so many of them keep coming back.
For a full list of participating Choice Hotels offering a Bed and Breakfast hotel package visit our Bed and Breakfast Hotel Packages page.
Make it easy: Whether on holiday or on business, hotel guests want their stay to be hassle-free. Convenient locations, attentive staff, onsite amenities such restaurants and gyms make a difference. If you’re doing business in the area, hotel meeting rooms and an onsite business centre are a bonus. Parents appreciate activities to keep the kids entertained. The Quality Resort Siesta has a kids’ playground, a giant chess set, and Foxtel in each room so families have a more relaxing stay. Booking a bed and breakfast package means you have less to think about. You can simply get on with your day. It’s that easy.
A good bed and breakfast hotel will ensure your every need is met. Check out the bed and breakfast packages on the Choice Hotels website, and start planning your next break.
About Jane Tara
Jane is a travel writer, author, and the director of Itchee Feet, a publishing company that produces travel books for kids, and travel information for their parents. She has written for Sunday Telegraph/Sunday Magazine, The Sydney Morning Herald, The Telegraph, The Age and The Courier Mail, Marie Claire, New Woman, and Punto! She has over two-dozen children’s picture books published in Asia, and two novels published through Momentum Books. She has spent years travelling, and has lived in Tokyo, London, Vienna, New York, and various parts of Australia. She is currently based in Sydney, with her partner and their four sons.