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Dieter, this was a wonderful stay (so grateful you encouraged the 2 extra days !), you are the consummate host/chef ! Thanks for all...
- The Hayeses
Loved being here. View is incredible, our room was comfortable and very classy. Feel like we're right at home (+ great services!) ...
- Bonnie & Kurt Anderson
What a wonderful spot you carved out for yourselves here. The home and grounds are warm and inviting particularly the genuine...
- Jim, Priscilla and Britt
What a lovely piece of "paradise". Thanks for a comfortable place to stay. We may be back if time allows us. Next time. 
- Roger & Laurie
My husband and I celebrated our 31st wedding anniversary (34 if you count the 3 years we lived together) here. Thank you we had a...
- Carol & Dennis
Beautiful little piece of heaven! Woke up to gorgeous sunrise! Wish we could have stayed longer!
- Tanya and Brian
We had a wonderful, relaxing time here and can't wait to come back. Thank you for your hospitality! 
- Owen & Nancy
We had a wonderful time visiting victoria in this lovely B&B for our honeymoon. Incredible views, such fun on the canoes and bikes...
- MELISSA & JUSTIN
So relaxing! Beautiful! And the breakfasts were extraordinary!
- Jim and Mariana
Thank you for a lovely stay. We were here visiting our children and grandchildren and we had an absolutely wonderful time. Again...
- Joel & Nadeen

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Book Direct Hotel versus OTA Hotel Bookings

BOOK DIRECT - Best Price

Book Direct vs. OTA Bookings FAQ

  1. Are Direct Booking prices cheaper than booking through an OTA?

    Here at Birds of a Feather our direct booking prices are up to 20% cheaper than Booking directly with us because we're not paying up to 20% commission for your reservation through the OTA.

    Travelers used to book hotels through these sites because their prices seemed to be so much cheaper. But now, you can get the same deal, and often a better one, booking directly with a hotel, especially a small independant hotel. Plus, you also get better customer service if you book directly through the hotel.

    Use the rate check "RATE CHECK" tool on our Direct Booking "Book Now" link to compare Direct Booking versus OTA pricing to compare for yourself.
     

  2. What are OTAs?

    Online Travel Agencies such as Expedia and its host of companies such as Hotels.com, Booking.com, and Agoda. pass themselves off as Hotel "partners"
     

  3. Besides cheaper price and better customer service what are other diiferences?

    Cancelation policies vary. Book Direct with us and receive a 30 day cancelation window for stays beyond 1 day. All of our OTA reservations are prepaid non-refundable.

    Deal directly with a human at the hotel. Small hotels that are not part of a chain do not use an offshore call center.
     

  4. Is Airbnb an OTA?

    No and they only charge the hotel between 3% and 5% commission.

    No breakfast with AirBnB yet similar pricing to Direct Bookings which do include a full course hot breakfast.

    Guest pays AirBnB service fee of between 5% - 15%. The cheaper the total reservation the higher the service fee.
     

  5. I found a hotel on an OTA. How do I book direct?

    Google the hotel / B&B name and check out their web site, or calk or email them direct. Ask what their Direct Booking price is. Occassionally staff will not offer you a better Direct Booking price in which case they deserve to pay the some 20% OTA commission for not passing on the Direct Booking saving to you.

 

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