1-800-730-4790

A great place to celebrate our 40th Anniversary :) This was a friendly place to stay and a delicious place to eat breakfast. And a...
- Rean
How very lucky we were to have found this beautiful, peaceful place. From the moment we arrived, we felt "at home". Even in a rainy...
- Reed & Theresa
Coming from Frankfurt / Germany a big city where people live anonymous. It was an extraordinary experience for us to be greeted such a...
- GABI & ROLFI
Thank you so much for a very relaxing time. It felt much longer than the two nights we stayed. We were made welcome and felt at home...
- Elaine & Graham
Splendid room with boundless views of wildlife, forest and the sea & lagoon. Wonderful starting point to breathtaking vistas like...
- Bernhard & Linda
Thank you so much for everything. Stay was absolutely wonderful and view extraordinary. 
- Connie, Greg & Luke
We are so happy to be here again after our first visit July 2007. In the same room and our girls are 19 and 21 now.  Enjoying the...
- The Dickins Family
Loved our stay at Birds of a Feather. Nice and peaceful here. Breakfasts were delicious and very accomodating with my daughter's...
- Linda, Tom and family
Warm thanks for creating a beautiful, restful sanctuary in a beautiful spot ! Thank you for the excellent amenities, the great whale...
- Denise
What a great place to spend a vacation and get away from the hussle and bussel of the USA. We enjoyed hiking in the woods along the...
- Gary & Janet

YoutubePinterestInstagram

 
 

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.

 

Book Direct Hotel