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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant
Brilliant you cant go wrong with these books they are always so brilliant always have a wealth of information in them xx
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2.0 out of 5 stars not that useful for UK
The copy of the book I received was obviously intended for the USA as all the examples of pricing etc are in dollars and many of the forums and websites mentioned are either international or American. Don't know if this is the case with all copies of this book or if I just chose the wrong version.

There is a lot written about 'zoning' and permits, which again...
Published on 8 May 2011 by dreaming of a new life


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars not that useful for UK, 8 May 2011
This review is from: Running a Bed and Breakfast For Dummies (Paperback)
The copy of the book I received was obviously intended for the USA as all the examples of pricing etc are in dollars and many of the forums and websites mentioned are either international or American. Don't know if this is the case with all copies of this book or if I just chose the wrong version.

There is a lot written about 'zoning' and permits, which again relate to USA state regulations, so I found it a bit frustrating that there was no UK regulation info, which was the main reason I bought the book.

Much of the other information is just common sense (e.g. choose a location that people will want to visit; make your prices match the facilities you offer; work out how much a serving of breakfast costs per person by dividing price per pack by number of servings etc) and the reader is usually advised to speak to other local B&B owners, your local Tourist info centre or Chamber of Commerce to find out more specific details.

The breakfast recipes are all based on the American idea of brekky (which is generally a huge 4 course affair, mixing sweet fruity items and sausages on one plate by the look of things!) Not sure many UK B&B customers would go for that.

It has managed to put me off the idea of running a B&B as it sounds like a much more 24/7 job than I anticipated, so if that was the intention of the book then it has done its job. I would definitely advise looking for a specific UK guide to running a B&B instead of this book.
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2.0 out of 5 stars USA based book, 7 May 2012
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I'm sure if you are based in the USA then this book would be good but for the UK most of it is not relivant.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Too american by half, 21 Jun. 2013
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The principles are there, but frankly this is far too american in content. It would be nice if somebody were to prodice a version which speaks to those outside of the US of A
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5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant, 21 Oct. 2013
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Brilliant you cant go wrong with these books they are always so brilliant always have a wealth of information in them xx
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