Friday, October 3, 2008

Barclay Cottage Best B&B in Mid-Atlantic Region

Contact: Stephen LaFond 757-422-1956

Virginia Beach, Virginia -- Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast of Virginia Beach was chosen as one of the best bed and breakfasts in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the United States in the annual Best of Awards, 2008-2009. The Best of Awards are based upon a qualitative and quantitative review of the nearly 50,000 independent reviews submitted to, the leading online B&B directory and reservation network worldwide.
"We know how important independent reviews are. We're pleased that inngoers concurred that Barclay Cottage is a favorite among those seeking the B&B experience," explained's Sandy Soule, one of the most highly recognized authors and a spokeswoman for the B&B industry. "It's clear that Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast earned high marks from inngoers for their fine accommodations, breakfasts, amenities, and wonderful hospitality and service," commented Soule.
"We are thrilled that we were chosen for a Best of Award, and are pleased that our guests posted reviews that resulted in this award," stated Innkeeper, Marie-Louise LaFond. "It is gratifying that our attention to the details that make a difference to guests were recognized by inngoers who took the time to write reviews of our inn," she continued.. Here's an excerpt from one of our reviews: "Outstanding Property! Everything about Barclay cottage is top notch. Very clean, excellent breakfast, very comfortable, and great innkeepers. We felt very much at home as soon as we walked in and Steve and Marie Louise made sure that we had everything we needed...”
Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast was built in 1895, served as a private school for 50 years, and has been graciously welcoming guests since 1917, making it one of the oldest continuously operating lodging establishments in Virginia. Located on a quiet street in an historic neighborhood, it is only a three minute walk to the bustling activity of the boardwalk and beach. One of only two remaining Victorian era cottages in Virginia Beach, it has all modern conveniences including: central heat and air conditioning; a Guest Business Center with computer, printer and copier; property-wide WIFI and jetted tubs. The many antiques, hand-made quilts, and Victorian memorabilia take one back to days gone by. One constant is the outstanding service provided by the innkeepers.

The 2008-2009 award winners for the Mid-Atlantic United States region are:

Best of Mid-Atlantic (United States)
My Fair Lady B&B, Crisfield, MD
Ostrander's Bed & Breakfast, Canton, NY
Los Gatos Bed & Breakfast, Penn Yan, NY
The John F. Craig House, Cape May, NJ
The Columbian Bed & Breakfast. Columbia, PA
Brickhouse Inn, Gettysburg, PA
The Brafferton Inn, Gettysburg, PA
Cordials B&B, New Hope, PA
Barclay Cottage, Virginia Beach, VA
Cedars of Williamsburg, Williamsburg, VA

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Barclay Cottage Bed and Breakfast
400 16th Street
Virginia Beach, Virginia 23451