Belgravia Honored as a Top Performing Bed & Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the World’s Largest Travel Site

What a nice surprise to open our email this morning and find the following notice and press release. Thank you to all of our guests who take the time to write reviews for us! We appreciate each and every one!


Belgravia Bed & Breakfast Honored as a Top Performing Bed & Breakfast as Reviewed by Travelers on the
World’s Largest Travel Site

TRURO, NOVA SCOTIA – 22/05/2013 – Belgravia Bed & Breakfast today announced that it has received a TripAdvisor® Certificate of Excellence award. The accolade, which honors hospitality excellence, is given only to establishments that consistently achieve outstanding traveler reviews on TripAdvisor, and is extended to qualifying businesses worldwide. Only the top-performing 10 percent of businesses listed on TripAdvisor receive this prestigious award.

To qualify for a Certificate of Excellence, businesses must maintain an overall rating of four or higher, out of a possible five, as reviewed by travelers on TripAdvisor, and must have been listed on TripAdvisor for at least 12 months. Additional criteria include the volume of reviews received within the last 12 months.

“Belgravia Bed & Breakfast is pleased to receive a TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence,” said D’Arcy & Anne McDonah. “We strive to offer our customers a memorable experience, and this accolade is evidence that our hard work is translating into positive reviews on TripAdvisor.”

“TripAdvisor is delighted to celebrate the success of businesses around the globe, from Sydney to Chicago, Sao Paulo to Rome, which are consistently offering TripAdvisor travelers a great customer experience,” said Alison Copus, Vice President of Marketing for TripAdvisor for Business. “The Certificate of Excellence award provides top performing establishments around the world the recognition they deserve, based on feedback from those who matter most – their customers.”

“Belgravia Even Better the Second Time”

We’re always happy to receive positive reviews on various social media sites, especially sites like Trip Advisor. More and more, travelers are using the internet as a tool to find out how others’ experiences were at a property before they book. We were delighted to receive notification of a new review this morning:

“We had an opportunity to visit Anne & D’arcy and their lovely family for a second time, two years after our first enchanting visit in 2010. It only gets better at this beautiful accommodation. We were greeted like old friends, got to enjoy a different view from another of their pretty suites, and as mentioned by several others, enjoyed their amazing breakfast and company in a stunning dining room. East coast hospitality at its finest! The Belgravia will definitely be our accommodation of choice when we’re next in Nova Scotia.”

Thank you Raina! We do feel like old friends now and look forward to seeing you again the next time you’re in Nova Scotia! Hopefully it will be warm enough to sit on the deck instead of in front of the fireplace! 🙂

Guest Book Comments

One of the first things we do when we enter a guest room to clean it up after our guests have departed is open the room’s guest book and check for a comment! We LOVE to read the notes that guests leave for us! They always make us smile. We usually don’t come out and ask for guests to write Trip Advisor reviews for us  (I know, I know – we should, but it makes both of us feel kind of awkward…) We appreciate that most guests will spontaneously leave comments in the room journals!

One of the things I really appreciate before staying at a B&B or a hotel, is finding out what other people’s experiences have been. I do check on sites like Trip Advisor and Facebook as well as the property’s own website.  The following is the first installment of a few recent entries from our room guest books:

“The most lovely stay we had in Canada! Thank you for the cozy, comfortable bed and the fabulous pumpkin waffle breakfast. We’ve stayed in many B&B’s but your is by far the best ever! Thank you!”  – Mark & Rita, New Hampshire

“We greatly enjoyed our stay in this beautiful old home.l It made a great little winter getaway.” – Fran & Steve, Nova Scotia

“Thank you very much. I love this place and I hope come very soon. You have a lovely family and a lovely place. Thanks again.” – Jairo, Bogota, Colombia

“Thank you for this lovely place and your wonderful hospitality. The breakfasts were superb!! And lighting the fire in the front room while we had old friends visit was much appreciated. Hope to come again. Fondly” – Serena & David, St. John’s, Newfoundland

“Many thanks for your hospitality – your home is beautiful, the bed was so comfy & breakfast was delicious. We’ll be sure to spread the word about Belgravia B&B.” – Yvonne & Laurin, Nova Scotia

“Encore merci pour votre acceuil chaleureuse. Les petit dejeuner sont excellents et votre femille charmante. A notre prochaine visite en Nouvelle-Ecosse nous savons deja ou nous dejournerons, dans une magnifique maison.” – Nicolas et Marlene, France

“We loved our stay here and had great laughs at the breakfast table. The food was excellent and the hospitality a treat.” – Michael & Karen, Florida

“So much more than a top class B&B! The lovely family ambiance, hospitality and personalized attention is a 6 star!! We will be enthusiastic in our recommendations! Thank you all!” – Pam & Bob, British Colombia

“It was such a pleasure stopping as your guests once again! We were made to feel so welcome, like “old friends”. You shouldn’t make your beds so comfy & warm, ’cause I could have remained in bed much longer! Beautifully delicious breakfast. We will be great advertisers for you and will hope to stop again. May your beds be full all season long.” – Duane & Gail, Alberta

“We thoroughly enjoyed our stay with you. We can’t add to any of the superlatives previously mentioned so will just say THANK YOU!” – Wendy & Peter, Australia

Belgravia Bed & Breakfast website