What is the difference between a B & B / guesthouse / room and apartment?

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What is the difference between a B & B / guesthouse / room and apartment?

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A B & B in Europe is not necessary what one imagines an American or British B & B to be. The concept is that guests in a B & B will be staying in someones home. Since most residents in Europe dont have free standing homes, but rather live in apartment buildings, a B & B is normally a converted apartment where guests sometimes have use of the kitchen or other common areas. Many B & Bs however, do not have owners living on the premises, which is detailed in each property. In any case, we consider a B & B to be a guestroom where breakfast is provided, either in the form of a voucher at a nearby cafe/bar or a breakfast made by the hosts. And if there is no breakfast we call the property a guestroom or guesthouse. In a guestroom or guesthouse a person rents a room or rooms out of their primary residents. You will be sharing the flat with them, but will have a room that is private. Sometimes use of the kitchen is allowed and often there are common areas.

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