Monday, 22 June 2009

Boo in Kent- Number One b&b

I've been back in Kent for the weekend and the trip began with a night at the Number One B&B in Deal. It's by far the finest b&b accommodation I have ever stayed in, I would not hesitate to recommend it and I shall definitely be returning myself to try out their famous weekend deluxe breakfast. Each of the rooms and the communal areas are decorated to a very high standard and our stay there was all the more enjoyable due to the friendliness and capability of the owners. Each bedroom has a coffee maker, large flat screen television and a remarkably comfortable bed, it was a shame that the visit was so fleeting.

For breakfast during the week there is a buffet selection of cereals, fruits, yoghurt, juices as well as a full cooked breakfast. I started with a bowl of fresh berries and some Special K, I know it's naughty but I rarely eat breakfast during the week instead grabbing a coffee on the way to the office. This means that when I do have breakfast I go all out and I was very impressed with both the quality and variety of food on offer here.

The cooked breakfast was lovely, not overly greasy and included all the English breakfast staples, fried egg, bacon, sausage, beans, mushrooms and tomato.

All this was served with your choice of toast and tea or coffee. Everything is well considered and executed and it is clear that these guys know what they're doing and really focus on providing an above average service to their guests. A great price too at £75 for a double room. Such a pity that, yet again, a trip in the UK was scuppered by the ineptitude of the national rail service who abandoned us and about 40 other passengers at Folkestone.

We were made to feel very welcome and comfortable as soon as we eventually arrived and Neil recommended some great local places to grab a drink and a bite to eat. This really is 10/10 accommodation, a wonderful place for a weekend getaway from the city.


Dan said...
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Dan said...

Looks very nice Boo - be interested to hear about what else there is to do in Deal - never been there. Would you recommend it for a weekend?

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Boo said...

Hi Dan, I think you could happily spend a weekend here though I only stayed overnight. There's a very pretty castle (in my top pic) and plenty of restaurants and bars to check out, a pier, maritime museum and food markets on Wednesdays and Saturdays and the b&b really was great. There are a lot of hidden gems there like The Sugar Boy, a traditional sweet shop, and Sara's Chocolates, a brilliant cafe.

Steph said...

Check out The Deal Festival - first two weeks of July - or regatta week, the last week of July. Both great times to visit Deal, depending on your taste in music and entertainment!

Boo said...

Hi Steph - the weather was beautiful, even in early June so I think a trip in late summer would be great, sounds like there's a lot going on then, thanks for the info.