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3 Dec

Save Money in Europe – Stay at a B&B

Continental breakfastWhy You Should Skip the Big Hotels on Your Next Break

Thanks to the rise of companies such as Airbnb, many travellers are looking past hotel chains and going for something a little different.

If you’re planning a trip to Europe, then you’re probably aware that you’re not going to be left with a lot of spare change. Things like dining out and visiting local tourist attractions can drive the cost of your trip up. So why not make things a little easier on your wallet by staying in a B&B?

Why Choose A Bed & Breakfast?

There are many reasons to book into a B&B rather than a hotel. Firstly, they are much better value for money. As the name suggests, a B&B includes your overnight stay and breakfast as part of the price, as well as offering free WiFi and parking in some instances – many large hotels only offer these as extras.

Secondly, you’ll find that a B&B has much more personality than a chain hotel, with each one being individually decorated and influenced by the owner’s tastes – as well as having its very own unique history. Finally, you’ll get that all-important personal touch. A B&B will often be smaller than a hotel, leaving owners able to focus more on each guest.

So if you’re thinking that a B&B could suit you, which are some of the best in Europe?

Chez Papa

Barcelona attracts millions of tourists each year, and is home to many great B&B’s. One of the best though, is Chez Papa. With its famed breakfast of local produce and stunning views, it’s certainly a great place to start a day in the Catalan capital.

Chez Papa is close to the iconic Sagrada Familia, and is a short train ride away from the city’s many other attractions. Quirky, welcoming and cosy all year round, it’s certainly one of our favourites.

Adele Emme B&B

If you’re planning a trip to Rome, then you should consider staying at the Adele Emme B&B. Situated in one of the leafiest areas of the city, the beautiful stone building is surrounded by a lush private garden.

It’s a short walk away from the historic Quartiere Coppedè district and has good travel links to the rest of Rome. The breakfast is delicious and varied, and the hosts are all too happy to help with leisure and restaurant recommendations.

Les 3 Chambres

A stay in the City of Love can be made even more delightful if you choose the Les 3 Chambres. Some rooms evoke the style of a traditional Victorian mansion, while others are more contemporary.

Whichever room in the B&B you’re staying in, you can be sure that it will be bright, cheerful and full of eclectic accessories. Breakfast is to die for, with homemade cakes and jams served in the building’s stunning library.

Enjoy Your Trip!

Whether you’re planning a romantic weekend or a longer trip, staying in a B&B is a cost-effective option. Many of them are located centrally, allowing you to step out of your door and start exploring straight away.

It’s important to get some cover for your trip, otherwise you could face spending a fortune if you were to need medical treatment or have your possessions stolen. So when you book your stay in a B&B, don’t forget your European travel insurance. If the worse were to happen, you can rest assured that we’re there to look after you, which leaves you free to enjoy your holiday with complete peace of mind!

B&Bs offer a personal touch, with the owners welcoming you like old friends. So wherever you’re heading off to on your break, be sure to think outside of the box a little when it comes to finding somewhere to stay.