Definition of bed and breakfast in English:

bed and breakfast

(also b. & b.)


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

    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The hotel is offering a special rate of €139 per person sharing for two nights bed and breakfast.’
    • ‘An all in price of €199 covers two nights bed and breakfast, one evening meal and a ticket to either day at the races.’
    • ‘Rooms cost €65 per person for two nights bed and breakfast throughout the autumn.’
    • ‘There are also two-night luxury short breaks including dinner, bed and breakfast from £250 per room (for two people).’
    • ‘Cost is £85 per person which includes one night's bed and breakfast at a Slough hotel, match ticket and transport.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Guests can stay mid week for two nights bed and breakfast and one evening meal from €135 per person sharing.’
    • ‘The cost is €120 per person sharing, which includes six nights bed and breakfast, lunch and evening tea.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The price includes bed and breakfast in a two-star hotel and flights from Glasgow to Strasbourg via Paris’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Prices start at £88 per person for bed and breakfast.’
    • ‘This price includes three nights' bed and breakfast, one evening meal and a gala banquet on New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘This includes four night bed and breakfast plus four evening meals.’
    • ‘The appellant's family had for many years been involved in a business providing bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation in the Harrow area.’
    • ‘Patients enjoy a discounted rate for bed and breakfast at a local three-star hotel.’
    • ‘Price includes golf, bed and breakfast and starts at £159 (accommodation ranges from guest houses to luxury hotels).’
    • ‘Accommodation, bed and breakfast and dinner £69 per person (minimum two nights, based on two adults sharing).’
    1. 1.1A guest house or small hotel offering sleeping accommodations and a morning meal.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘We made the four-hour drive Sunday and spent the night in a bed and breakfast.’
      • ‘The first night we stayed at a delightful bed and breakfast in a Galilean town, built on a hillside.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘I can stay in a bed and breakfast Friday and Saturday nights and come back home Sunday.’
      • ‘Accommodation is in a bed and breakfast two-star hotel, which is clean, basic and has en suite showers.’
      • ‘Places to stay range from hotels and bed and breakfast to self-catering apartments, farmhouses and camping.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Accommodation is plentiful whether you try hotels, motels, bed and breakfast or for something a little different a farmstay.’
      • ‘‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘For all of these reasons, more and more people are turning to bed and breakfast hotels and inns for quality vacationing.’
      • ‘Hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast establishments had the no vacancy signs out early and pubs, restaurants and nightclubs enjoyed a roaring trade.’


bed and breakfast

/ˈbe dən ˈbrekfəst/