Bed and breakfast accommodation has a long history. For centuries travelers were staying not only in all kinds of inn but in private houses for the night. Nowadays the tradition is still alive and the bed and breakfast is flourishing in many countries all over the world.
Bed and breakfast means that a family is providing travelers with a room for the night in their own private house, where the members of the family live themselves. In the morning the guests are provided with the breakfast as one can see it from the name. The breakfast is included in the cost.
The conditions of stay and the variants of breakfast vary according to many different factors. There can be a bath in every room or one-two baths of general use for all the guests. In the morning guests can be served either a so-called American breakfast consisting of beacon and eggs or something of that kind or Continental breakfast of juice, coffee, bread. In different areas family may follow some national or local breakfast traditions. In fact every single family can have it's own breakfast habits.
Stuff of the bed and breakfast are usually the members of the family. The accommodation business can be the main business of the housekeeper or an additional one. Unlike the city hotels the amount of bed and breakfast guests can increase tremendously in the heat of the summer season or during some holidays and almost come to naught during the winter season.
By the way this is the reason that a traveler who is planning to stay at a bed and breakfast should care about the reserving of place before the trip. One should mind that a private house which the bed and breakfast is can accommodate the number of guest usually limited with one dozen or something about that.
Bed and breakfast accommodation can offered not for one night only, but sometimes the you will be supposed to stay away the most part of the day.
Most of those bed and breakfast are located in the mid of the attractive natural areas or along popular tourist routs. The houses often have that cozy old traditional look but of cause are provided with the modern equipment and all the goods of civilization.
Most bed and breakfast all over the world are listed and reported about in the Global Net and in different tourist guides.
Bed and breakfast accommodation has one general advantage - you pay only once. The local telephone calls, parking, video library and etc - all is included in the general cost. No permanent tipping or overvalued prices for the goods and servises. And plus the housekeeper will give you some advice about where to go, where to eat, where to buy or can even assist you in satisfying some of your needs - either it'll be renting a car or an early breakfast.