On 24th July, Hopton House B&B celebrated its 15th birthday Happy Birthday to Hopton House!
It was on that day in 2004 that we opened the doors to our first guest, who happened to be the hotel inspector – a baptism by fire! She awarded us a 4 star rating with a silver award, and 4 years later we went on to receive a 5 star gold award.
In that time, we’ve welcomed many hundreds of wonderful guests to the B&B. I decided to leave the rating scheme, as I’m not really a 5 star landlady. And quite a few people told me that they are put off by a 5 star rating, worrying the B&B will be too formal. Those of you that have visited will know that we’re anything but formal.
My aim is to create a warm, contemporary, welcoming and relaxing space for guests, whilst indulging my love of wildlife ( the garden is designed to be wildlife friendly ) and my dogs ( only 1 dog right now but hopefully that will change soon ).
I’m delighted to say that this year about 70% of the guests staying have visited us before, which is far more important to me than a few stars 🙂