B&B Owners Information

Overview of Book a B&B

Book a B&B is part of a worldwide B&B Booking Service that includes an increasing number of Directories, Portals, Regional and National websites.

Who can use this service? ANY B&B, Inn or Guesthouse in any country may use the booking service offered by this website. Basic computer skills are required as we provide free online dashboard to help you maintain your online presence, manage your bookings, respond to guests, update your room rates and post last minute deals and special offers.

Display Page: Each B&B has a page showing a photo, description and room rates that can be amended or added to at any time. Last Minute Deals and Special Offers can be added instantly via a secure online dashboard. We also promote your last minute accommodation.

page-tiny The B&B display page has a number of innovations that allow you to display special offers & last minute deals. Availability is show for each room you enter and 3rd party bookings can be added with one click to keep your true availability up to date. The booking engine authorises credit card information by charging a small booking fee and then sends the full details of the booking to the B&B for processing directly. You can select payment to be cash, credit card or collect payment with one click if you have a STRIPE account.

B&B Owners Association Website: https://bnbowners.com

15 Good Reasons for using "Book a B&B"

  1. Your B&B displayed in our Directories, Portals & Regional Websites
  2. FREE to Join - NO annual fee - NO setup charge
  3. Free webpage - guests book directly with you
  4. Free Booking Engine - Secure Bookings Management
  5. Just 7% commission (inclusive) taken on confirmation of the booking
  6. Balance paid directly to you by guest
  7. Secure Online Room Rates Setup / Amendment
  8. Simply Confirm/Decline Bookings with just one click
  9. Accept Payment by Cash or Credit Card
  10. Credit Card Data for those with Merchant Accounts
  11. Built-in STRIPE payment system (some countries)
  12. Special Offers & Last Minute Deals are syndicated
  13. Guests: Booking number and online booking status
  14. One line of code allows your website to use same booking engine
  15. Google & Bing advertising campaigns - to help you compete

B&B Owners NewsB&B Owners News: Our newsletter keeps everyone up to date with changes, new features, security issues and technology updates. Comments can be left on each article allowing members to praise or criticise. CLICK the "B&B News" icon left to read our latest news.

Secure Online Administration

The Dashboard

  • Setup room descriptions and base rates
  • Setup Seasonal or Holiday Rates Instantly
  • Post Last Minute Deals & Special Offers
  • Bookings Management
  • Confirm or Decline Bookings with Single Click
  • Set Payment Terms - Cash or Credit Card
  • Visitor & Booking Statistics
  • Setup Cancellation Policy
  • Reminders and Alerts
  • Availability Calendar - Block Off Dates

The Online Dashboard is secure and password protected. It contains a number of useful tools for managing your online presence.

CLICK HERE for a Guide to all dashboard features

Free Bookings Management Software is provided in the dashboard. All bookings can be sorted by their status, those arriving or those departing today. Clicking on any booking brings up a box with full details and the option to confirm or decline with one click using prepared emails. These emails can be amended to suit your own style. The booking engine code is available for your own website at NO additional cost, allowing you to manage all your bookings using the same dashboard.

Room Description & Room Rates: Write a short description and determine a default or base rate for your rooms. These are shown on your webpage and are automatically substituted if you set up rates for specific periods, seasons, holidays or local events.

Cancellation Policy: Once you have written your cancellation policy it is automatically attached to the bottom of your booking confirmation emails and the guests online booking status page.

Availability Calendar: This is so simple to use - just select the date(s) that you are full or closed and this shows up on the calendar when a guest is selecting their arrival / departure dated. No-one can booked the dates that are blocked off.

Statistics: Check the number and value of bookings and vistor levels for each month and year.

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Features of a Book a B&B Webpage

In addition to a webpage, each B&B also has an dashboard to change rates, manage bookings and monitor performance.

  1. Name, Address, Telephone & Cell Phone Numbers
  2. B&B Description
  3. Special Offers - Syndicated
  4. Display B&B Guest Reviews
  5. Map and Location
  6. Secure Email Form - email not exposed to spammers
  7. Guests may check their Booking Status
  8. Link to your B&Bs Website
  9. "Guests Reviews" Star Rating
  10. Two Click Date Selector
  1. Departure inserted automatically
  2. Last Minute Deal - Syndicated
  3. Icons showing bed configuration
  4. Room Descriptions
  5. Pricing - per person or per room
  6. Multiple Room Booking with Totals
  7. B&B Announcements or Messages
  8. Booking Step Indicator
  9. Grand Total of Booking - No Extras
  10. Book Now - takes guest to secure booking facility