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!

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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.”

We’ve received a Trip Advisor 2012 Certificate of Excellence Award!

We recently received an email from Trip Advisor:

“TripAdvisor is proud to congratulate Belgravia Bed & Breakfast on earning the prestigious 2012 Certificate of Excellence award.

Our travelers consistently commend your property with the highest praise, and we recognize your 5 rating as an exceptional achievement.

Only the very best in the business are awarded a Certificate of Excellence… Wishing you and Belgravia Bed & Breakfast much continued success throughout 2012. “

We’ve had a number of new reviews posted on Trip Advisor recently – and all have rated the Belgravia Bed & Breakfast as “Excellent”. We strive to provide clean, comfortable accommodations; plentiful, healthy, local food; and a friendly, authentic Nova Scotian atmosphere. We’re always searching for new ways to improve the product we provide.

We know that first-time guests are more likely to trust on-line reviews than a property’s website, so we at Belgravia would like to extend a HUGE  “Thank You!” to our guests who take the time to review us and tell others about their positive experience here on sites such as Trip Advisor, Facebook, or BBCanada.com!

Some recent reviews:

We had an excellent stay! – Tim R, Waterloo, ON

My wife and I can’t say enough good things about our stay at the Belgravia. The hosts were amazing, very welcoming and very helpful. We enjoyed chatting with them. The room was excellent, very comfortable and well appointed. The breakfast was AMAZING, by far the best breakfast of our entire trip. We will most certainly tell our friends to stay here and look forward to staying there again any time we are in the area.”

Superb B&B – Jennifer, Annapolis, MD

The Belgravia really was a fantastic place to stay. The hosts are very welcoming and the house is absolutely beautiful. They gave us great advice on where to see the tidal bore (very quick tidal change ) near by. The rooms are immaculate, well appointed and facilities are great too. The breakfasts were delicious. The photos on the website of the rooms are true to form. You’ll be glad you stayed here. We stayed in the yellow room, I think it was called Serenade. They are all nice. The rose room was smaller, but still very nicely decorated and comfortable. We would love to return here.”

Another Trip Home! – John S, Calgary, AB

I grew up near Truro and try to go back often to visit family. I have stayed at Belgravia four times in the last six years and have come to know it well. Ann and D’arcy are very friendly hosts and are well informed about the area. I often see them giving very useful information to their guests. Breakfasts are great and I am amazed at the variety I enjoy during my longer stays. Belgravia is a welcome retreat when I need a bit of space from my wonderful family.”

A Great  Place to Spend our Anniversary! – Andrew C., Nova Scotia

We had a great time at the Belgravia, celebrating our wedding anniversary. The room was very comfortable with an excellent bathroom and a historic feel. Anne was a perfect host, suggesting a trip to the Marigold Center to see a concert and turning out delicious Belgian Waffles and fresh berries for breakfast. Highly recommended!”

Feels Like Home! – Wilf R., Lethbridge, AB

The Belgravia is an excellent B & B. The house is a nicely kept, older home, with a great deal of charm. The home is very clean with comfortable beds. We recently had our second stay at Belgravia and the atmosphere is wonderful. Breakfast was delicious and healthy. We hope to make staying at Belgravia a routine when in Nova Scotia. Thanks D’arcy and Ann for the enjoyable visit.”

Very Comfortable and Nice! – Long H., Xiamen, China

Comfortable bed and quiet environment made me adjust time different quickly. By the way, the breakfast is very very very good.”

Bay of Fundy Time Lapse

I came across this video earlier this afternoon of the Bay of Fundy time lapse at Burntcoat Head.  A couple of weeks ago, two of our guests were celebrating their 29th anniversary with a trip to Nova Scotia and wanted to have a lobster picnic at Burntcoat Head, located less than an hour’s drive from the Belgravia Bed & Breakfast‘s location in Truro.  They went to the store and bought lobsters and salads and we provided a picnic bag with dishes and ice packs.  We were delighted to find the following review on Trip Advisor after they arrived home:

“Anne and D’Arcy were wonderful hosts! We arrived quite early in the afternoon (before check in times) and they welcomed us and let us put our things in the room before exploring Truro. We wanted to take a lobster picnic out to Burntcoat Point for dinner followed by a walk on the ocean floor at low tide. I asked if we could borrow a few forks to take with us, and that was not a problem. They directed us to the store to buy lobster and salads, and when we returned a complete soft sided picnic pack was ready for us complete with plates, table cloth, cutlery, wine glasses, lobster cracking devices, ice packs and even wetnaps! That was way beyond a couple of forks, and it made our romantic picnic by the Bay of Fundy so special. The room was very good and the breakfast was excellent. You’ve got to try D’Arcy’s warm freshly baked blueberry muffins in the morning.”

I have to admit, I was a little bit jealous of their romantic date and I’m hoping that D’Arcy will do the same for me some nice summer day – hopefully before we hit 29 years of marriage!  🙂  When you watch the time lapse, I’m sure you’ll be able to see why!  Can’t you just see yourself sitting on the bank by the lighthouse (or at one of their picnic tables), eating lobster and watching the Bay of Fundy go in and out?  I can!

And please remember to www.votemyfundy.com !