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It's the final day and the B&B hosts gather for one last time to find out how much they've been paid. Unfortunately some of the hosts find their emotions running away with them.
The final hosts are B&B connoisseurs Sarah Langford and Jean-Pierre Kujawa, who have been running Sentry Mead, their 11-bedroom, five-star silver B&B, for six years. Their guests arrive with high expectations, but Jane's high hopes are dashed by the mugs, while Dan and Mardi don't like their shower mat, and Phil's not keen on the towels. Fortunately, the guests get a five-star standard dinner and breakfast.
The third hosts are Alan and Jane, who welcome their first ever guests to their brand-new, purpose-built hotel boat, the Geanna. On arrival the guests enjoy the novelty factor, but Dan and Mardi think that space is too tight, while Jean-Pierre and Sarah are slightly concerned about privacy. After they inspect their cabins, the Geanna embarks on her maiden voyage up the Thames. The group pass by some hunks on the shore, sip champagne and get to know the ropes. At dinner the atmosphere is a little lacklustre. Next morning Jane and Alan bicker in the kitchen as they prepare their debut breakfast on board.
Proud owner of The Farmer's Boy Inn in Gloucestershire, entrepreneur Phil Kiernan, provides a warm welcome to his guests and quickly introduces them to his latest business venture - pies; even setting them a pie-making challenge. Alan and Jane take centre stage, as their kitchen bickering entertains the group. And before breakfast the next morning the group work up an appetite on the bouncy castle.
Dan and Mardi Leonard start the competition at their funky Brighton B&B, Guest and the City. The guests have mixed reactions to the contemporary decor and stained glass windows. Alan and Jane think their room isn't user friendly; Dubliner Phil, owner of The Farmer's Boy Inn, is confused by the 'wacky' furniture; and the owners of the five-star Sentry Mead B&B, Sarah and Jean-Pierre, immediately pick up on the lack of a shower curtain. Dan and Mardi take their guests sea kayaking for a treat. But, at breakfast, Jane and Phil end up with no sausages on their plates.
It's crunch time for the four B&B owners as they come together to air grievances and answer criticisms, including a dirty toilet brush, dust in the bathroom and someone thieving milk from the fridge. Will Steve and Nick finally make peace - and who will be paid the most and be crowned best value for money B&B?
B&B guru Nick Lawler and business partner Kate Wilson run the Winder Hall Country House B&B in the Lake District - and with five stars to its name, the guests' expectations are high. But when Nick offers his guests a crash course on how to be a B&B business entrepreneur, egos are bruised and tempers skyrocket. Kate then makes a mess of the breakfast, which further ruffles the feathers of her guests.
The next hosts are Steve Reed and his German wife Sigrid, who hope to sweep their guests off their feet with a spot of ballroom dancing at the traditional Glenwalden B&B in Blackpool. But while some guests have two left feet, others have taken a dislike to the B&B's pink flock wallpaper and knitted toilet roll holders. And whilst Nick appears to be warming to his hosts, Steve suspects it is all part of a cunning scheme.
Hoping to wow their guests with their American diner-themed B&B are Wendy Johnson and John Shields, who own the Pack Horse in Lincolnshire. The guests enjoy an afternoon of horse riding. But it's not all giddy-up for one rider, as Steve Reed takes a dislike to fellow guest Nick - which isn't helped by Nick's 'man versus food' challenge over dinner. Breakfast isn't much better, with the guests left disappointed by the lack of syrup pancakes. But will stars and stripes win the day?
Kick-starting the latest competition are bosom buddies Julie Janes and Yvonne Quinsey, who hope to win over their guests with their African-themed Foxholm B&B in North Yorkshire. While things start sweetly with a cupcake class, tempers soon turn sour when John Shields makes an unfavourable remark about German-born guest Sigrid... It's all downhill from there, with disastrous dinner discussions and a botched breakfast, leaving low marks for Julie and Yvonne.
It's Payment Day, and the B&B owners meet for the last time to consider their feedback and answer their critics. Lynn and Will from Aphrodite's Boutique Hotel go head-to-head with Spencer and Lorraine over them not letting the mother and son duo share a room. Orme Court owners Paul and Jeanette Smith confront Will and Lynn over their 'petty comments', and Fallowfields Hotel's proprietors Anthony and Peta Lloyd have to face the music over a dirty mattress before they all find out what they've been paid and who is the week's winner.
Anthony and Peta Lloyd of Fallowfield Hotel and Restaurant in Oxfordshire are last to host. The guests are expecting a lot and are excited by the opportunity to try out the life of a country gentleman, with some falconry in the afternoon, and a seven-course taster menu at dinner. But Lorraine and Spencer aren't impressed when they find a dirty mattress. On check out, the hotel receives mixed reviews.
This competition's third hosts are Paul and Jeanette Smith, of the traditional Orme Court Hotel in Llandudno. Lorraine and Spencer are delighted to finally get a twin room, but Lynn and Will are less than impressed, after finding dust on surfaces and stains in mugs. Jeanette's closed circuit TV monitors the breakfast, but the compliments don't outweigh the negatives in the string of 'petty' criticisms she and Paul receive in their feedback.
With their set of themed rooms Will and Lynn Howarth are sure they have something for everyone at their Aphrodite's Boutique Hotel with Pool and Spa. However, Spencer and Lorraine aren't happy that no twin rooms are available. An afternoon of water aerobics seems to relieve the tension, until the hosts receive their feedback and suspect 'a bit of game-playing'.
First to host this time are mother and son team Lorraine and Spencer Birtwistle of Oakfield Lodge Guest House near the Peak District. Things get off to a racing start when the guests visit the UK's largest fixed Scalextric track for some Grand Prix racing. Spencer's enthusiasm is initially viewed as that of 'a big kid', but when he overindulges on the wine at dinner, hungry guests aren't happy that their unimpressive breakfast is less than speedy in arriving.
It's Payment Day, and Jules and Tim confront their critics as they discover their karaoke party wasn't a hit with all the guests. Gordon and Ryan continue the conflict, clashing over a heating complaint and a personal comment, while Tracy and Neil take issues with Jules' claim that their rooms aren't luxury.
The last night of the competition is spent in Darwen, Lancashire, at the Whitehall Hotel owned by Neil Bullows and his wife Tracy. Hoping to win with their professionalism and efficiency, the hosts take their guests on a tour of a local paint factory. But even an afternoon nap can't soothe fraying tempers at dinner when Ryan disagrees with Gordon's feedback. Silence at breakfast follows, but the guests don't seem to hold it against their hosts.
On the third night of the competition, young Welshman Ryan Davies has to cope with an unwelcome crisis at his five-star B&B, Llanerch Vineyard, in south Wales. He still manages to impress, particularly with his spread of land and own selection of wines - but with Gordon and Blossom on a fault-finding mission, Ryan isn't pleased with his feedback.
Rather than maritime history, erotic art is on display in Gordon and Blossom's Hotel Continental in Harwich. As a part-time poet, Gordon combines his interests at the afternoon's poetry reading, where the hosts also ask guests Neil, Ryan, Jules and Tim to write their own ditty. In the morning, Blossom's breakfast gets a little confused when she doesn't have Gordon's back-up.
This latest competition opens with a stay at The Kings Head and Queens Jules in Suffolk, where hosts Tim and Jules Anderson offer guests a 21st-century party in a 17th-century building. Following a lesson in fish filleting, where vegetarian Gordon proves to be handiest with a fish knife, Tim and Jules follow dinner with a knees-up and karaoke, although guests Gordon and Blossom prefer an early night. In the morning, the hosts find their criticism hard to take.
The group meets for the final time to find out what they've been paid and who is this week's winner. Anna and Ben want to know why their facilities received such low marks; Mandy and Jed are angry after reading Julia's comments; Julia wants to know why The Queens Hotel was considered dirty; and Alastair and Martyn are upset with some of the payments.
The week's final hosts are Alastair Smith and Martyn Watson, owners of gay-friendly and clothing-optional Almond Tree Villa near Lorca. Luckily for some, olive picking, and not skinny dipping, is on the agenda, but while the setting is picturesque, the mood turns ugly when Jed admits he gave Julia's hotel low scores. Following a flooded bathroom and super-sweet continental breakfast the next morning, Martyn isn't impressed with the feedback.
Julia Grant welcomes guests to her B&B, The Queens Hotel in Benidorm, calling it 'Benidorm's first straight-friendly hotel'. Unfortunately her competitors aren't impressed when they find dirt, dust and hairs. Tensions rise at dinner over her 'straight-friendly' label, but Julia pulls out all the stops with her evening entertainment, giving everyone a full drag makeover and getting them to perform in The Queens' nightly drag revue. But some of the feedback leaves her fuming.
Jed and Mandy Filmer host at their Hotel La Tartana on the Costa Tropical. As the hotel's self-appointed executive chef, Mandy organises a cookery class for the group, but it doesn't all go to plan when guest Martyn Watson reveals that he's a qualified chef. Dinner is an extravagant affair with champagne and a six-course menu, but the night's real showstopper is Julia Grant's revelation that she used to be a man. Things turn sour at breakfast when the proffered cava is seen as 'unnecessary' by Ben and Anna, and the £7 surcharge for cooked options leaves the group cold.
The competition moves to Spain, where four sets of British ex-pats battle it out to be named best value B&B. At Vista del Torcal in the Andalucian mountains, 20somethings Ben Eyre and Anna Chalu are the first hosts. While guests are impressed by their rooms, some are less enthusiastic about an afternoon of rock climbing. Julia Grant, a beach-lover from Benidorm, pulls out before she's even made it to base camp. In the morning, Ben and Anna hope a full English breakfast can save the day after Julia was woken by a falling clothing rail during the night, and Jed and Mandy struggled with their small shower.
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