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B&B Search engine sites

Oxford, New York
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B&B Search engine sites

Planning a late summer trip and going the B&B route. What are some of the better sites to use to research B&Bs throughout Irealand(mostyly Wild Atlantic Way). Some seem legit, others look like a far removed 3rd party. I would like to support the B&Bs more directly. Thanks.

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Detroit, MI
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for Detroit, Travel Gadgets and Gear
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1. Re: B&B Search engine sites

I normally use a site like kayak or booking.com to find potential places, then try for their website directly. I have found that many B&B or small hotel sites will actually send you back to a booking engine to complete a reservation. Makes sense as a 10 room B&B is not going to have the IT resources to manage their own booking system. They also don't want to miss out on internet reservations or spend all day on the phone making manual bookings. Using a third party in these cases does not necessarily mean you are not supporting the establishment. It means they are smart enough to focus on their core competency (providing lodging) and outsource administration to experts with more resources.

Western Ireland...
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for Southport, Connemara, County Clare, Portumna
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2. Re: B&B Search engine sites

use Booking .com B&B Ireland have absorbed the good old sites I used to use but charge too much for the old B&B's to use them. stick B&B Location into google

Limerick, Ireland
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for Limerick
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3. Re: B&B Search engine sites

Use the search engines above. Then search for and go directly to the accommodation provider's website.

You will generally get better value booking directly.

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