Whether you already run a B&B or are in the process of setting your business up, there are ways to improve the experience of your guests when they stay. If you’re interested in providing high quality accommodation, you might want to try a couple of my tips on how to make your B&B more luxurious. I started running a B&B two years ago and have been fortunate to have great success in my business. I only have three guest bedrooms, but have put lots of energy into making sure that the limited space is used to the best effect. Regardless of your location there are always a number of changes you could make, so why not consider doing the ones I’ve listed below?
First, consider what you are going to give your guests for breakfast. They have paid for a “bed” and “breakfast” so guests are sure to want something worth leaving their room for. When it comes to budget accommodation it is possible to simply provide cereal or toast, but those that want to do something extra could also do a cooked breakfast. We serve all local produce which our guests often rave about in reviews – these little things really do help.
For the “bed” portion of the price, make sure to make it possible for your guests to have a comfortable sleep. I did a wholesale bedding order to get a bulk load of quality linen for use in my guest bedrooms. The beds and mattress are either king or super king so guests can enjoy plenty of space when they’re trying to get to sleep. I also think that pillows are really important so make sure to buy good quality ones as well as leaving spare ones in the room.
When it comes to the rest of the room, you may also want to furnish it with luxury items. This goes for things like dressers and drawers, but also for soft furnishings such as pillows, artwork and lighting. I tend to pick matching items that all work together in a theme – we have a cream and coffee effect which guests say is nice and calming when they arrive. Boutique B&Bs may want to go for a funky look, but our location is in the countryside and suits a more refined effect.
One of the aspects of my guest bedrooms that I am most proud of is the bathrooms. Each bedroom has a lovely en-suite which means that guests can enjoy privacy as well as using it as an area to relax. Our bathrooms have a freestanding shower, a jacuzzi bath, and a toilet and sink. Towels are hung on a chrome wall heater, and the floor has built in under-floor heating. You might not need to stretch to all of this to make your bathrooms better though – I actually find that the most important aspect is cleanliness. I have a cleaner to do mine thoroughly as it is really important to me that the job is done properly; I’m much more skilled in the kitchen cooking breakfast!