We love a B&B in Scotland - there's something special about the experience of staying in a private home or guesthouse in the UK, looked after by a friendly host. Whether you stay for just one night, or make the bed and breakfast your home for a week, wake up in a comfy bed and enjoy a delicious Scottish breakfast before heading out for the day to explore.
How has staying at a B&B or guest house changed during Covid-19?
Your stay will be just as relaxing and enjoyable as before, but you will notice a few key changes since the start of Covid-19.
Owners of B&Bs and guest houses in Scotland are working hard behind the scenes to keep their properties clean, and to introduce new procedures to keep physical contact to a minimum; all while making sure you still have a top-quality stay with a friendly welcome.
There are two main changes - additional cleaning to ensure the rooms and communal areas are hygienic before and during your stay, and minimising the face-to-face contact you have with the owner and other guests.
Every property is different so check with your B&B or guest house directly, but you may find they have introduced the following measures:
- Increased time allocated to cleaning
- Leaving rooms or properties empty between guests
- Updating their website with information on new practices
- Communicating with you via email key information before your stay, and requesting any additional details required for contact tracing
- Staggering arrival times to limit contact with guests
- Reminding you not to travel if you are feeling unwell, and what their refund policy is if you have to cancel
- Reminding you that many activities, attractions, tours and places to eat in the area will need to be pre-booked
- Displaying notices on arrival and at key points about physical distancing and hygiene
- Encouraging you to use a digital method of communication if you need assistance during your stay
- Arranging set times for breakfast (and other meals) for each set of guests staying.
You can find out more on Covid-19 restrictions in Scotland.