Canada has some of the best B&B’s in the world

70 per cent of travellers say they have the best vacation when they can make themselves at home

TORONTO – January 17, 2017 -  The recipe to running a successful Bed & Breakfast requires one part ultra-cozy home, a serving of delicious homemade breakfast, a splash of unique character and at least one devoted innkeeper – a formula that Canadians seem to have mastered.

Today,, the global leader in connecting travellers with the widest choice of incredible places to stay, has announced that that eight Canadian B&B’s achieved a perfect 10/10 average guest rating for the entire year. This perfect score signifies their ongoing commitment to go the extra mile and make each customer experience superior - stay after stay.

Based on over 110 million reviews, the 2016 Guest Review Awards[i] recognized 355,535 properties in 205 countries and territories with Canada among the top 20 countries to take home the most awards.

The eight outstanding Canadian properties to achieve a perfect rating are:

The 2016 results also revealed that Canadian vacation rental options such as apartments, B&B’s and inns top the list of properties to earn an outstanding score this year. This is not surprising, as recent research from revealed 70 per cent of travellers say they have the best time while travelling when they can make themselves at home, with 59 per cent sharing they like to feel a personal connection with the host or staff at their accommodation[ii]. As travellers are increasingly expecting a more personalised and home-like stay experience, having professional and helpful staff is of utmost importance for the vast majority of people (91%). Nearly half (49%) say that it improves their experience significantly with another 42% declaring that it’s essential and wouldn’t stay at an accommodation without it[iii].

“With more than 110 million guest reviews on our platform, we not only help guide travellers to find their perfect stays, but empower our accommodation partners to stay up-to-date with evolving customer expectations, including what travellers appreciate most about their property, as well as what can potentially be improved,” said Remco van Zanten, Global Director of Partner Services as “With our guest review awards, we congratulate, thank and honour the incredible dedication of our partners to create great guest experiences for our customers, time and time again.”

Regardless of where they stay, travellers don’t just need a place to lay their head. A truly memorable stay lies in the details. From the first picture a guest sees online, to the welcome they get at check-in, the food they eat and the ambience they find, their experience of a property is made up of dozens of vital little details. The Guest Review Awards recognizes those properties that get all those details right.

Top 10 accommodation requirements by global travellers*:

A comfortable bed


A picturesque view


Free Wi-Fi


Nice toiletries


Soft pillows


Great room service menu


Waterfall shower


Complimentary bottle of wine on arrival


Coat hangers and wardrobe space


Mood lighting




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PUNCH Canada

Sarah Zajac


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[i] To be recognized with an award, properties had to have an average review score of 8.0 or higher based on at least 10 reviews as of 11:59pm (CET) on October 31, 2016. Only customers that have actually stayed at an accommodation can leave a review of their experience on After they have checked out of the property, they are invited to rate their accommodation experience against six categories: cleanliness, comfort, location, facilities, staff and value for money. As these reviews are never edited or adjusted in any way, travellers can reference them for an authentic account of what the real guest experience is like at every place to stay on


[ii] Research commissioned by and independently conducted among a nationally representative sample of 1,000 people from each of the 17 markets who had taken at least 1 domestic or international holiday in the past year. In total, 17,157 respondents (18yrs +) were surveyed from the UK, Germany, France, Netherlands, Italy, Spain, Croatia, Russia, USA, Canada, Brazil, China, Japan, India, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. Data was collected from 9 September to 4 October 2016.


[iii] According to data collected by with 12,781 respondents across 13 markets in September 2016. Respondents had to be 18 years of age or older, had to have travelled at least once in 2016 and had to be planning at least one trip for 2017. All respondents had to consider themselves part of their travel decision-making process.