A “nice” New Year’s Resolution
Since Roman times the idea of stopping off at an Inn, to have some form of Bed and Breakfast has been common place. From this, the notion of hotels emerged, initially from French monks providing shelter in houses called hospitale and from the 19th century more as hotels as we know them today. More recently hotel chains have emerged, in towns cities and rural locations in all parts of the world. This concept is built on standardisation. This offers a level of consistency in terms of décor, layout and facilities. For travellers, this can have advantages.
However, in response to the desire for individuality form travellers, many hotel chains have developed ‘boutique’ brands. Built on the idea of small, individual features and each with their own character, often to reflect local interests. This is particularly interesting as this is what the quintessential English Bed and Breakfast is about. At Glendon this is about offering a warm welcome to each of our guests, individually designed rooms to reflect the historic character of the house and breakfast cooked to order and served at individual tables in the elegant dining room.
So, what has this got to do with New Year you ask? Well, if you have not stayed at a B&B then why not make one of your resolutions this year to do so. If you look at Trip Advisor, as well as offering many of the features associated with ‘boutique hotels’, you will also usually notice how much effort and care each puts in to ensuring every guest enjoys their stay. At Glendon our reviews consistently comment on the warm welcome, excellent facilities, attention to detail and doing all we can to ensure our guests enjoy their stay in Derbyshire. So, if you are visiting Derbyshire this year it would be a pleasure to welcome you, particularly if you are trying a B&B for the first time. And if visiting other parts of the UK but tempted to try a B&B there are plenty of others to choose from, either as part of a luxury collection or a quick search on the internet using ‘B&B’ and the town, city or county you are visiting.
Enjoy exploring and Happy New Year.