Definition of bed and breakfast in English:

bed and breakfast

(also b. & b.)

noun

  • 1Sleeping accommodations for a night and a morning meal, provided in guest houses and small 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.’
    • ‘The price includes bed and breakfast in a two-star hotel and flights from Glasgow to Strasbourg via Paris’
    • ‘The appellant's family had for many years been involved in a business providing bed and breakfast and hotel accommodation in the Harrow area.’
    • ‘An all in price of €199 covers two nights bed and breakfast, one evening meal and a ticket to either day at the races.’
    • ‘Price includes golf, bed and breakfast and starts at £159 (accommodation ranges from guest houses to luxury hotels).’
    • ‘This price includes three nights' bed and breakfast, one evening meal and a gala banquet on New Year's Eve.’
    • ‘Rooms cost €65 per person for two nights bed and breakfast throughout the autumn.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Cost is £85 per person which includes one night's bed and breakfast at a Slough hotel, match ticket and transport.’
    • ‘The cost is €120 per person sharing, which includes six nights bed and breakfast, lunch and evening tea.’
    • ‘Guests can stay mid week for two nights bed and breakfast and one evening meal from €135 per person sharing.’
    • ‘Prices start at £88 per person for bed and breakfast.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘The hotel is offering a special rate of €139 per person sharing for two nights bed and breakfast.’
    • ‘Patients enjoy a discounted rate for bed and breakfast at a local three-star hotel.’
    • ‘This includes four night bed and breakfast plus four evening meals.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘There are also two-night luxury short breaks including dinner, bed and breakfast from £250 per room (for two people).’
    • ‘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.’
    1. 1.1 A guest house or small hotel offering sleeping accommodations and a morning meal.
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Hotels and bed and breakfasts in the resort were flooded with people heading to the coast for a short break.’
      • ‘‘I think it would be a great bed-and-breakfast place,’ she said.’
      • ‘Then we went back to our bed-and-breakfast place.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Accommodation is plentiful whether you try hotels, motels, bed and breakfast or for something a little different a farmstay.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘As it is within a short stroll of the sea, it could suit conversion to a bed and breakfast or self-catering accommodation.’
      • ‘In all our years of travel, this bed-and-breakfast rates No.1 on our list.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Hotels, guesthouses and bed and breakfast establishments had the no vacancy signs out early and pubs, restaurants and nightclubs enjoyed a roaring trade.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘There is a wide range of hotels and bed and breakfasts in Penzance and other resorts.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Will he be staying in a small bed and breakfast as well as hotels?’
      • ‘His book sets out an 89-mile circular walk over six days, suggesting local pub and bed and breakfasts along the way.’
      • ‘A friend of mine was telling me recently about a woman he knows who owns a couple of successful bed-and-breakfast places.’
      • ‘Perched in the middle of the Rockies, housing options include 1,300 condominium units, two hotels and a bed and breakfast.’
      • ‘They are hoping to complete the trip in three days, staying in bed and breakfasts along the route.’
      • ‘It boosted the tourism industry and they profited with the likes of bed and breakfasts.’
      • ‘‘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.’
      • ‘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.’
      • ‘Places to stay range from hotels and bed and breakfast to self-catering apartments, farmhouses and camping.’
      • ‘He said: ‘The bed and breakfasts in the town and the surrounding villages are packed this year.’’
      • ‘I could only afford a cheap bed and breakfast for a couple of days.’
      • ‘He said the trend might tend to benefit the big hotels rather than the smaller guest houses and bed and breakfasts.’
      • ‘For all of these reasons, more and more people are turning to bed and breakfast hotels and inns for quality vacationing.’

Pronunciation

bed and breakfast

/ˈbe dən ˈbrekfəst//ˈbɛ dən ˈbrɛkfəst/