With, or Without, Breakfast?

Jul 8th, 2019, 08:46 PM
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I prefer to have breakfast before I'm really acceptable for public viewing, so I like to find a hotel with mini-fridge to keep my yogurt or milk for cereal. I also like to brush my teeth after breakfast, and need to be close to a toilet after coffee.... So for all that, I like to have breakfast at the hotel, but in the privacy of my own room with fridge.

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Jul 8th, 2019, 11:38 PM
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It depends where I am - if I'm staying in a small village or out of the way place, Breakfast is important. I like to eat as soon as I get up so I don't want to be searching out somewhere or having to drive somewhere. If I'm in a city or town, I'm less concerned because we can pop out straight away.
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Jul 9th, 2019, 09:28 AM
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Totally agree that it depends on the country and obviously the location.

Country – We've found that the hotel breakfasts in Asia are very tasty and incredible value. North America, not so much. We always try to check hotel reviews / photos of the breakfast spread before deciding.

Location – If you are staying in a central area with easy access to restaurants, it might make more sense to skip breakfast at the hotel and find a good restaurant near by.
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Jul 9th, 2019, 12:32 PM
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Prefer not.

I have been charged too much in my opinion for hotel breakfasts. My hubby and I tend to be light breakfast eaters, so we can decide to eat in the hotel restaurant in the morning rather than be disappointed in a barely-there buffet paid for in advance.
I seem to remember paying EU 17 each for toast and store bought croissants with coffee, then discovering there was a lovely café two doors down.
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Jul 9th, 2019, 01:58 PM
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I just want a cup of coffee normally but in Germany the breakfast can be so good I will pay for it. If the cost is high forget it. The Victoria in Nurnberg had the best breakfast ever. I am not a fan of cereal, warm yoghurt and a few pastries. I would rather go out, walk around and hit up a good coffee shop even if on the road. I remember this one B&Bin Normandy that never put the yogurt up.It sat on the table. I ate a piece of toast. Premier Inn chain has a nice restaurant and they do a good breakfast that my husband likes. It is extra and you can decide each day if you want or not.
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Jul 13th, 2019, 05:28 AM
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i'll look to have breakfast included at the majority of my hotels stays. i won't book until i-A) look at reviews posted with details regarding the food B) google map the area close by for other options C) find out what time the service begins. we tend to start our days early to maximize activity time so if breakfast isn't served until say 7:30, i'll find another choice. on some occasions, if we have a mini fridge, we'll pick up grocery items the night before-yogurt, fruit, muffin, etc-and do the in room eating before heading out. if you shop around properly, a breakfast included room can absolutely save you time and not be any more expensive than a room without the meal.
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Jul 13th, 2019, 12:35 PM
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Hotel breakfasts are generally undistinguished and overpriced. I book the no breakfast rate and always find a nearby source of same price much better sit down breakfast or a cheap do-it-yourself breakfast such as really nice pastry or yogurt. Our upcoming trip has an exception: The discounted no refund pay in advance hotel rate if booked through the hotel rather than the same price via online booking sites gave free breakfast, and the picture looks pretty good.
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