Beechwood B and B
Not all guest houses or bed & breakfast establishments are members of a Quality Scheme and it is the owner’s personal choice. Beechwood B and B joined the Visit Britain programme of assessment in 2006, the year that we opened. Our intention was always to become a 5 Star Gold Award establishment. Our personal belief is to be the best we can be and to offer our guests value for money, a place where they can relax, feel at home and of course to have a little luxury whilst on holiday.
Our first inspection took place after only a few weeks of opening, wow were we petrified, however we survived and were awarded 5 stars. In the first year of trading we also listened to our guests, they were an invaluable source of information on how their stay could be made more comfortable.
The average star rating in Halland/ Lewes is 4 stars with some guest houses holding a Silver or Gold award. However the difference between 4 and 5 star is quite significant, for example the quality and conditions of the bedrooms may read for 4 stars “Very good standard of decoration with use of high quality pictures and prints” and for 5 star “Excellent interior design, with high attention to detail and thoughtful co-ordination of patterns, colours and textures”
One of the most significant differences is “Choice”, choice of bedding, choice of menus, teas, coffees, choice of how food is cooked and how you meet the needs of different guests, for example vegetarian, vegan or gluten free.
Now after 12 years and having achieved the 5 star Gold at the end of the first year, our guests say they can’t think of anything which could improve on what we have. However we are always coming up with little things that make a difference and of course so do the inspectors, so our promise to our current and future guests is that we will not stand still and vegetate; we will maintain and improve on our services to you for as long as we are here.