B&B Guidebook Review
Bed & Breakfast OnLine Canada
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Date last reviewed:
- Area Covered:
- Canada (nationwide).
- Listing Type/Number:
- About 8000 with 2-5 clickable pictures, short description, international symbols for smoking, bath type, pets resident or welcome, children, handicap access. Has driving directions and can click on Mapquest (TM) map of the town from Inn page. About half have additional hotlinks to their own sites. Some inns listed in more than one language.
- From home page select "Canada map" or province directly. Either will get you to a detailed provincial map/list where you must select a region. Regional results page has a detailed regional map followed by inns listed alpha by city/inn.
"Expert Search" allow to select city from complete national drop-down list (or don't care) and certain policies/amenities (private bath, smoking, children, pets, etc.) but doesn't include high-end amenities such as spas.
"Associations" page, then go thru list of members.
Also has a search box at top of page to search for specific city or B&B name.
- Quality Assurance:
- Indicates association affiliations and has direct links from association pages, but doesn't indicate if Inn is inspected.
- Has guestbook, newsletter, and regional associations, inns for sale. Warns you about very large files, a nice touch.
- Innkeeper Info:
- Promotion:Uses both "Front Door" and "Back Door" approaches; promotes main site and inn pages using keywords. Allows interactive site maintenance for innkeepers. Has counters on Inn pages.
- Rates: $85 Canadian for 5 pictures, sign up/pay on-line.
- Contact: (905)524-5855 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ratings Summary (see criteria for details)
A (of 20) - 20
B (of 20) - 18
C (of 30) - 22
D (of 10) - 9
E (of 10) - 2
F (of 5) - 0
G (of 5) - 4
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