and B in France - a generally affordable alternative
To the question "How much does
b&b cost in France?" the answer is quite possibly "Not as much
as you thought."
Bed and Breakfast accommodation comes
in many forms; and prices vary according to season, location and
quality. The Gitelink BandB-in-France directory is
essentially made up of friendly B and Bs offering good value for
Good value B&Bs are not
necessarily cheap B&Bs. B&Bs are
businesses, not charities, and for many owners they are a vital source
of income. Proprietors generally therefore tend to offer accommodation
at, or slightly below, the market rates for hotels in their area; but
since these market rates can vary, so can the cost of B&B
B&B's in smart Alpine ski resorts or
up-market locations on the French Riviera may actually charge more than
hotels, as they are offering a rare luxury product - the privacy and
space of a private residence in a location where most other guests are
packed into hotels. But in most places, B&B accommodation is cheaper than
hotel accommodation for a similar standard of quality and service; and
there are also plenty of B&Bs offering really good service and
quality for the price of a room in a basic budget hotel.
rates in 2016 - France
Unlike hotels which quote a price for a room, B&Bs usually
quote different prices per room according to the number of guests
sharing. A commonly charged rate is 50 €uros per night for a
room for two people – which is cheaper than most budget
hotels, once you add in the cost of breakfast which is not included in
hotel room rates. You may even get a swimming pool for the
price! In most ordinary B&Bs, expect therefore to
pay between 45 € and 70 € per night for two people in
More sophisticated B&Bs - those
that offer something more than just a room and a comfy bed - may well
charge up to 100 € a night for a double room and in most cases
price will be justified. Beyond 100 € a night for a double
price has to be justified by the location and/or the amenities offered,
notably fully en-suite accommodation and extras such as a heated pool
or even a sauna.
Most of the bed and breakfast accommodation in the
Gitelink / BandB-in-France directory comes in at between 50 €
and 80 €
per night for a double room, and offers excellent value compared to
hotel accommodation. Some B&Bs are more expensive, specially in
high season; but the price is justified; a few even charge less.
For British travellers, 50 € per night for a double
out as the equivalent of under £20 per person per night
– which is considerably cheaper than the average for B&B in the UK.
Many French B&Bs also offer the option of
d'hôte", in other words an evening meal too; but this
normally has to bef booked in
advance. B&B's that do not offer evening meals
normally direct their guests to a nearby restaurant
It is important to remember, when comparing
B&B rates and hotel rates in France, that B&Bs
include breakfast in their prices, most hotels do not.
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