Tuesday, October 27, 2015


A bed and breakfast in London with a shoes off policy addresses the issue on its Frequently Asked Questions page:

12) Don't you feel it is rude to ask guests to take off their shoes when they enter the guesthouse?

No because this is a large house really: guest house. This is not a hotel. if you do not wish to keep your shoes in the porch or cloakroom you are welcome to book a hotel.


Mark said...

Well done that guest house.I like their honest, open and unequivocal approach. When i was house hunting last year I stayed at a guest house that was immaculate. They had the most beautiful carpet throughout and it was obvious by the condition of them that guests removed their shoes at the door. I believe that there was a TV program recently that had people visit and compare UK bed and breakfasts.Some had a shoes off rule which brough some choice comments from Essex style participants. Also the arguements raged on Digital Spy about this. I found the whole program be most illuminating and comments on the program from participants told me much about those making them.

Tina said...
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Matthew Celestis said...

Tina, it's nice of you to drop in, but why have you deleted your comments?