Traveling halfway across the world to play golf is a special trip for most of our clients. We work hard to find the perfect itinerary, lodgings, and cultural activities for every type of traveler and budget. One of the top recommendations we make for anyone traveling to Scotland, Ireland, or Northern Ireland is to consider staying in a bed and breakfast. Here are a few reasons why.
When you stay at a bed and breakfast, you have a unique opportunity to get to know a local: the owner. Many hotels have friendly staff, but there’s an intimacy at a bed and breakfast that just can’t be beat. Most bed and breakfast owners will be thrilled to give you specific ideas about where to eat and what to see in the town where they live, including the best whiskey tours. Depending on the size of your group, you may be able to rent out the entire B&B and spend your time there bonding with your friends or family. Otherwise, you’ll have a chance to get to know fellow travelers staying in the B&B with you.
Thanks to strong competition in the British Isles for lodging, bed and breakfast establishments are extremely professional. Your experience at most B&Bs will be just like those at a hotel — world-class service, private accommodations, and thoroughly cleaned facilities. At the same time, B&Bs are generally also the owner’s home, so you get the charms of home with the service of a hotel. Many of these establishments customize each room or base their decor on a local theme, so you get a very individualized experience during your stay.
Because there are so many B&Bs spread throughout the British Isles, there’s a good chance you’ll find one to stay in, even when nearby hotels are completely booked. Of course, this doesn’t mean you should wait to book — even the B&Bs near popular courses like St. Andrews fill up months in advance. And because there are so many different kinds of B&B, we can find one that suits your personality to a tee.
Many of the bed and breakfast facilities we work with are considered four-star or five-star properties, but they won’t cost you as much as a four-star or five-star hotel. A bed and breakfast is a great choice for any golf adventurer who wants to focus more on playing golf than on spending time in her room.
At Worldwide Golf Adventures, we have personal relationships with most of the bed and breakfasts we work with. We can find you the perfect spot to stay on your next golf adventure. Get in touch today for a free quote.