Carberbery Cottage Guest Lodge, in Durrus, near Bantry, Co Cork, recently won Georgina Campbell’s Ireland ‘B&B of the Year 2017.’ The lodge is owned by Mike Hegarty and Julia Clotworthy, and they have a rather impressive story to tell. Before getting into the B&B business, Mike was a Merchant Navy Captain and a volunteer lifeboat rescue crew member. Then he met Julia. Julia was Director of the Theatre Royal, Bath, where one of her many successes was

There has been plenty of celebration in the eviivo office, after we discovered that an incredible 646 of you, our customers, have been given a Top Rated award from LateRooms!  In order to get a Top Rated award, properties need to have received a review score of over 80%, which is no mean feat! The percentage is based on two questions LateRooms ask the guests: ‘would you recommend this property to a friend’ and ‘would

We recently surveyed hotel and B&B owners to find out what is the ONE thing you need to know before entering the independent accommodation sector! And the majority of people said that they wish they knew how time consuming the job is! In fact a massive 24% of property owners would have liked to have been more prepared for just how many hours went into running their own business. Heather Bray-Moran from Sportsmans Lodge said

Regardless of whether you run a small B&B or Inn an independent hotel, a restaurant with rooms or a self-catering apartment you’re probably no stranger to a peculiar request from a guest every now and again. So, we asked you, what stands out as the oddest thing you’ve ever been asked for. We had an abundance of responses that range from the slightly odd to the down right bizarre. Our previous blogs have been featured

After a great response last year, eviivo has been approached again by Studio Lambert to help look for B&B (and small hotel) owners to take part in the new season of ‘Four in a Bed’! The programme is a great way to get some publicity for your property and to take advantage of the show’s large viewer base. Here’s what previous contestants had to say about their experience: “We’ve been overwhelmed with positive feedback after the