Definition of bed and breakfast in English:

bed and breakfast

noun

  • 1Sleeping accommodation for a night and a meal in the morning, provided in guest houses and hotels.

    • ‘This includes four night bed and breakfast plus four evening meals.’
    • ‘Prices start at £88 per person for bed and breakfast.’
    • ‘Accommodation, bed and breakfast and dinner £69 per person (minimum two nights, based on two adults sharing).’
    • ‘I wanted to get away for two nights this week for the Easter Holidays with my wife and my young son who is eleven and was quoted €740 for two night's bed and breakfast with one evening meal.’
    • ‘Hotels are offering deals such as two or three nights bed and breakfast and one dinner, so that means people go out to eat somewhere else on the other nights.’
    • ‘Guests can stay mid week for two nights bed and breakfast and one evening meal from €135 per person sharing.’
    • ‘The outing takes place from Friday, July 5 to Sunday, July 7 and will consist of two nights bed and breakfast and two evening meals.’
    • ‘An all in price of €199 covers two nights bed and breakfast, one evening meal and a ticket to either day at the races.’
    • ‘The hotel is offering a special rate of €139 per person sharing for two nights bed and breakfast.’
    • ‘This price includes three nights' bed and breakfast, one evening meal and a gala banquet on New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘The appellant's family had for many years been involved in a business providing bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation in the Harrow area.’
    • ‘The price includes bed and breakfast in a two-star hotel and flights from Glasgow to Strasbourg via Paris’
    • ‘Cost is £85 per person which includes one night's bed and breakfast at a Slough hotel, match ticket and transport.’
    • ‘Patients enjoy a discounted rate for bed and breakfast at a local three-star hotel.’
    • ‘Each group of tourists stayed at these farmhouses for two nights and enjoyed bed and breakfast and an evening meal plus a welcome snack on arrival.’
    • ‘There are also two-night luxury short breaks including dinner, bed and breakfast from £250 per room (for two people).’
    • ‘Rooms cost €65 per person for two nights bed and breakfast throughout the autumn.’
    • ‘The cost is €120 per person sharing, which includes six nights bed and breakfast, lunch and evening tea.’
    • ‘Price includes golf, bed and breakfast and starts at £159 (accommodation ranges from guest houses to luxury hotels).’
    • ‘There are also now attractive fly break packages of return flights from Dublin and two nights bed and breakfast in local hotels for people wanting to spend a short break here without having to spend three hours or so on the road or on the train.’
    1. 1.1 A guest house.
      ‘we spent the night at a cheap bed and breakfast nearby’
      • ‘Social services has found the pair temporary accommodation at a bed and breakfast in Trowbridge, but would like to move back to north Wiltshire to be closer to their family in Neeld Crescent.’
      • ‘As it is within a short stroll of the sea, it could suit conversion to a bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation.’
      • ‘It boosted the tourism industry and they profited with the likes of bed and breakfasts.’
      • ‘A friend of mine was telling me recently about a woman he knows who owns a couple of successful bed-and-breakfast places.’
      • ‘Hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast establishments had the no vacancy signs out early and pubs, restaurants and nightclubs enjoyed a roaring trade.’
      • ‘‘I think it would be a great bed-and-breakfast place,’ she said.’
      • ‘It could once again be turned into a bed and breakfast or even a small hotel, while the swimming pool and games room could be revamped as guest facilities or as extras for a growing family.’
      • ‘Hounslow Council has offered the Norths alternative accommodation, at a bed and breakfast, but this has been refused, as the family have been told that they will have to pay for it on top of the rent they pay for their house.’
      • ‘I can stay in a bed and breakfast Friday and Saturday nights and come back home Sunday.’
      • ‘Then we went back to our bed-and-breakfast place.’
      • ‘Will he be staying in a small bed and breakfast as well as hotels?’
      • ‘For all of these reasons, more and more people are turning to bed and breakfast hotels and inns for quality vacationing.’
      • ‘Kate's parents also criticised Swindon Council for allocating their daughter temporary accommodation in a bed and breakfast used to house other, older drug addicts.’
      • ‘She said the city had been busy on Saturday and yesterday, with most of the city's hotels and bed and breakfast accommodation booked up.’
      • ‘I'm seriously considering going back for the weekend of the 19th July - I'd like to book a bed and breakfast for the Saturday night and make a weekend of it.’
      • ‘Hotels and bed and breakfasts in the resort were flooded with people heading to the coast for a short break.’
      • ‘Accommodation is plentiful whether you try hotels, motels, bed and breakfast or for something a little different a farmstay.’
      • ‘The council has offered alternative accommodation at a bed and breakfast but this has been refused, as the family have been told they will have to pay for it on top of the rent for their unwanted house.’
      • ‘His book sets out an 89-mile circular walk over six days, suggesting local pub and bed and breakfasts along the way.’
      • ‘‘We are getting people from all over and many of them are happy to spend the night in our bed and breakfast,’ said Monica Nkosiane.’
      • ‘We made the four-hour drive Sunday and spent the night in a bed and breakfast.’
      • ‘Accommodation is in a bed and breakfast two-star hotel, which is clean, basic and has en suite showers.’
      • ‘He said the trend might tend to benefit the big hotels rather than the smaller guest houses and bed and breakfasts.’
      • ‘I could only afford a cheap bed and breakfast for a couple of days.’
      • ‘Weekend occupancy rates at hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast establishments are high and many say they have yet to experience a slump after the summer holiday season.’
      • ‘Perched in the middle of the Rockies, housing options include 1,300 condominium units, two hotels and a bed and breakfast.’
      • ‘They booked into a bed and breakfast hotel but as they walked downstairs in the morning police were waiting and the duo gave themselves up without a struggle.’
      • ‘They led to a good night's rest that can be found at the many bed and breakfasts or the youth hostels in the area.’
      • ‘In the morning we made a reservation at a bed and breakfast, and told the woman on the phone that we would be arriving in a few hours.’
      • ‘The bloodstained body of a Scotswoman was discovered in the boot of a car near a Blackpool bed and breakfast, it was revealed last night.’
      • ‘There is a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfasts in Penzance and other resorts.’
      • ‘Places to stay range from hotels and bed and breakfast to self-catering apartments, farmhouses and camping.’
      • ‘The first night we stayed at a delightful bed and breakfast in a Galilean town, built on a hillside.’
      • ‘He said: ‘The bed and breakfasts in the town and the surrounding villages are packed this year.’’
      • ‘They were told that a booking was being made at a bed and breakfast hotel in the N15 area, and that that accommodation was all that could be found.’
      • ‘They are hoping to complete the trip in three days, staying in bed and breakfasts along the route.’
      • ‘In all our years of travel, this bed-and-breakfast rates No.1 on our list.’

verb

[WITH OBJECT]bed-and-breakfast
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Stock Market
  • Sell (shares) and buy them back by agreement the next day.

Pronunciation

bed and breakfast