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Lovely place... Very stressless, nice person very kind and considerate with the guests. A place to come back with pleasure.  Un...
- Isabelle & Eric
We had an incredible time. The touring sites and restaurants recommendations from Dieter were excellent. The rooms and breakfast were...
- The MAcMahons
Thank you Dieter & Holly for a great week. Our room & breakfasts were superb. We look forward to seeing you again.
- The Banks
Thank you for a beautiful stay. We had fun - enjoying the paddle boat, water, and serenity, scenery, food and coziness. The weather...
- Marci, John, Arielle and Jared
Marvelous time here! Great breakfasts, great hosts! Hope to do it again.
- Barbara and Phill
What a fun and beautiful place - Fun place for our yearly girl trip! Thank you to TIffany who made our stay awesome - Fun day trip-...
- Carol Burns
Thank you for your wonderful hospitality. We had a great stay.  
- Robert & Anne
We came here for a romantic getaway from our busy lives - and thats exactly what we got! Thank you for the wonderful breakfast - we...
- Jill and Tom
What a beautiful spot to stay during our time in Victoria. Wathcing the birds and the hot tub were the highlights.  The room was...
- Henrie, Christine and Bella
Our third visit to your B&B and our best yet - the difference in the quality of the accommodations since our visit last summer is...
- Alan, Alison & Kirstie

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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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