FAQs

England

Should I pre-book my B&B room in the UK?

It is highly advisable to pre-book your B&Bs when traveling in the UK as there are fewer available in the more popular locations. At a minimum, we recommend your first and last night’s accommodation in advance. During the summer, some popular locations require a 2-night stay.

What is meant by an ensuite room?

An ensuite room is a room with its own private facilities such as shower/bath, toilet and hand basin.

What are the hotel bedding options?

It is important to note that European hotel rooms generally tend to be smaller than North American hotel rooms.

For your hotel room you can choose to have:

Double– One bed for two people (usually Queen size, sometimes Double/Full.  King only by request and not always guaranteed).

Twin– Two separate beds (can be two Single beds, two Double/Full, one Single & one Double/Full, etc…)

Triple– Two beds to sleep three people.  Rarely will there be three separate beds.  (Normally you will find a Double/Full bed and one twin bed for a total of 2 beds.  Sometimes you may find two Double/Full or three Single beds, but it is rare.) Please note there is no reduction in cost for a third person sharing a room with two others. For comfort, we suggest that three adults take two separate rooms.

Twin and Triple Room configurations will be assigned based on hotel availability at the time of check-in.

Note: No more than three people can share a hotel room on escorted tours.

Do the hotels have hairdryers?

Most hotels have modern accessories, although specific offerings vary by hotel. We recommend you check the hotel website for details pertaining to complimentary and optional inclusions and services.

What hotels do you use in the city-centers in England?

London Premiere City-Center Hotels: Phoenix Hotel, Jurys Inn, Doubletree hotels, Grange hotels or similar.
Chester Premiere City-Center Hotels: Best Western Queen, Best Western Westminster, Chester Court, Macdonald New Blossoms or similar.
York Premiere City-Center Hotels: Queens Hotel, Park Inn by Radisson, Marmadukes Townhouse, Best Western Monkbar or similar.
Oxford Premiere City-Center Hotels: Best Western Linton Lodge, Macdonald Randolph, Mercure Eastgate, or similar.
Bath Premiere City-Center Hotels: Francis Hotel, Holiday Inn Bath, Pratt Hotel, Travelodge Bath or similar.

Iceland

Do you offer a room sharing service for solo passengers on Escorted tours?

To ensure the comfort of all our passengers, we do not offer the option of sharing service for solo traveling passengers on escorted tours. We do, however, offer a single supplement whereby you will have the privacy of your own room.

For tour options specific to solo travelers and/or roommate matching options please see our solo / singles travelers options here.

Do the hotels have hairdryers?

Most hotels have modern accessories, although specific offerings vary by hotel. We recommend you check the hotel website for details pertaining to complimentary and optional inclusions and services.

When will I be able to check into my hotel/hostel/B&B in each city/town?

Typically, check-in is 3:00pm, although many places will allow you to check in earlier once rooms have been cleaned and inspected. Luggage can be stored in a secure area for early arrivals.

What type of accommodations do you use for a Hopper tour?

With a commitment to immersing travelers in the culture of each city, Tenon selects accommodations that enhance a traveler’s experience. Accommodations are carefully chosen based on location and quality in an effort to meet our travelers’ expectations and ensure satisfaction. Hotel locations provide easy accessibly to attractions, restaurants, pubs and public transportation. Whether it’s a boutique hotel or a large chain property, our hotels will always have a quality rating of three or four stars and a TripAdvisor rating of three or higher. Tenon offers a wide variety of hotels in each of the cities on our Hopper Tours. Hotels are subject to availability and the discretion of Tenon Tours. Hotels of the same class not listed below may also be substituted. Travelers’ exact hotel assignments will be issued with travel documents 7 to 10 days prior to departure.

Ireland

What is meant by an ensuite room?

An ensuite room is a room with its own private facilities such as shower/bath, toilet and hand basin.

Are there any extra charges we have to pay at the B&B in Ireland?

A supplement fee of €5.00 per adult per night will apply in County Dublin. A supplement fee of £5.00 per adult per night will apply in all of Northern Ireland. This is paid upon arrival to the host of the B&B. 

When will I be able to check into my hotel/hostel/B&B in each city/town?

Typically, check-in is 3:00pm, although many places will allow you to check in earlier once rooms have been cleaned and inspected. Luggage can be stored in a secure area for early arrivals.

Do you offer a room sharing service for solo passengers on Escorted tours?

To ensure the comfort of all our passengers, we do not offer the option of sharing service for solo traveling passengers on escorted tours. We do, however, offer a single supplement whereby you will have the privacy of your own room.

For tour options specific to solo travelers and/or roommate matching options please see our solo / singles travelers options here.

Are the hotels air-conditioned?

Due to the cooler average climate in Ireland and Britain, most accommodations (hotels and/or B&B’s) do not have or need air-conditioning.  Some accommodations will state that they have “temperature control” in the rooms, however the control you have over how hot or cold to make it is not to the extremes that our clients may be used to in North America.  Some accommodations may have fans available, check with reception or your B&B host. Please see more detailed information here in our blog!

Italy

Do the hotels have hairdryers?

Most hotels have modern accessories, although specific offerings vary by hotel. We recommend you check the hotel website for details pertaining to complimentary and optional inclusions and services.

When will I be able to check into my hotel/hostel/B&B in each city/town?

Typically, check-in is 3:00pm, although many places will allow you to check in earlier once rooms have been cleaned and inspected. Luggage can be stored in a secure area for early arrivals.

What hotels do you use in the city-centers in Italy?
Rome Premiere City-Center Hotels: BW Mondial, Patria, Hotel Fellini and Hotel Cecil, or similar
What are the hotel bedding options?

It is important to note that European hotel rooms generally tend to be smaller than North American hotel rooms.

For your hotel room you can choose to have:

Double– One bed for two people (usually Queen size, sometimes Double/Full.  King only by request and not always guaranteed).

Twin– Two separate beds (can be two Single beds, two Double/Full, one Single & one Double/Full, etc…)

Triple– Two beds to sleep three people.  Rarely will there be three separate beds.  (Normally you will find a Double/Full bed and one twin bed for a total of 2 beds.  Sometimes you may find two Double/Full or three Single beds, but it is rare.) Please note there is no reduction in cost for a third person sharing a room with two others. For comfort, we suggest that three adults take two separate rooms.

Twin and Triple Room configurations will be assigned based on hotel availability at the time of check-in.

Note: No more than three people can share a hotel room on escorted tours.

Do you offer a room sharing service for solo passengers on Escorted tours?

To ensure the comfort of all our passengers, we do not offer the option of sharing service for solo traveling passengers on escorted tours. We do, however, offer a single supplement whereby you will have the privacy of your own room.

For tour options specific to solo travelers and/or roommate matching options please see our solo / singles travelers options here.

Scotland

Should I pre-book my B&B room in the UK?

It is highly advisable to pre-book your B&Bs when traveling in the UK as there are fewer available in the more popular locations. At a minimum, we recommend your first and last night’s accommodation in advance. During the summer, some popular locations require a 2-night stay.

Are the UK vouchers refundable?

Unfortunately, if unused, the Circle vouchers are non-refundable.

What are the check-in/check-out times at B&Bs?

You should arrive for your reservation at a B&B by 6pm. Check-in time is normally between 2pm – 6pm, unless otherwise agreed with your host/hostess. Please note that late arrival, estimated after 6pm, is by special agreement with each home. Check-out should be no later than 11am.

What type of accommodations do you use for a Hopper tour?

With a commitment to immersing travelers in the culture of each city, Tenon selects accommodations that enhance a traveler’s experience. Accommodations are carefully chosen based on location and quality in an effort to meet our travelers’ expectations and ensure satisfaction. Hotel locations provide easy accessibly to attractions, restaurants, pubs and public transportation. Whether it’s a boutique hotel or a large chain property, our hotels will always have a quality rating of three or four stars and a TripAdvisor rating of three or higher. Tenon offers a wide variety of hotels in each of the cities on our Hopper Tours. Hotels are subject to availability and the discretion of Tenon Tours. Hotels of the same class not listed below may also be substituted. Travelers’ exact hotel assignments will be issued with travel documents 7 to 10 days prior to departure.

Are there any extra charges we have to pay at the UK B&B?

A city tax of £10.00 (approximately $15) per room per night applies for the month of August in Edinburgh and during the summer months in Oxford, Bath, Maidenhead and Cambridge with the vouchers. This charge is paid directly to the accommodation provider and is not included with your payment to Tenon Tours.

Wales

What are the check-in/check-out times at B&Bs?

You should arrive for your reservation at a B&B by 6pm. Check-in time is normally between 2pm – 6pm, unless otherwise agreed with your host/hostess. Please note that late arrival, estimated after 6pm, is by special agreement with each home. Check-out should be no later than 11am.

What is meant by an ensuite room?

An ensuite room is a room with its own private facilities such as shower/bath, toilet and hand basin.

What is the advantage to using these UK vouchers?

Using vouchers means you can purchase a packaged vacation that is cost effective, your accommodation is prepaid and you avoid having to carry money to settle accommodation costs. This program offers you a lot of choices of itinerary throughout the country.

When will I be able to check into my hotel/hostel/B&B in each city/town?

Typically, check-in is 3:00pm, although many places will allow you to check in earlier once rooms have been cleaned and inspected. Luggage can be stored in a secure area for early arrivals.

Are the UK vouchers refundable?

Unfortunately, if unused, the Circle vouchers are non-refundable.

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