Hotel Star Ratings Explained
When you’re looking for a place to stay, you need a rating system you can trust.
Which is why ilovesouthdevon.com only works with South Devon hotel accommodation that has been rated under VisitBritain’s National Quality Assurance Standards. Wherever you see the Enjoy England Quality Rose, or the AA sign, this means the accommodation has been rated.
All accommodation is now rated nationally by stars. There are nine main accommodation types, or designations, and a rating of 1 to 5 stars. So, for a hotel awarded 3 stars the rating will be 3* Hotel and for a guest house with 4 stars, the rating will be 4* Guest Accommodation. All remaining ratings previously based on diamonds have been replaced with stars.
We want you to get the most out of your stay, so to help you choose the accommodation you want, here’s a summary of the rating system:
Accommodation types (Sectors)
Hotels (1-5 stars)
Budget Hotels (no star ratings)
Guest Accommodation (1-5 stars)
Hostels (1-5 stars)
Self Catering (1-5 stars)
Holiday Parks (1-5 stars)
Star ratings made easy:
1 star – simple, practical, no frills
2 stars – well presented or well run
3 stars – good level of quality and comfort
4 stars – excellent standard throughout
5 stars – exceptional with a degree of luxury
Gold & Silver Awards
These are awarded to properties that not only achieve their overall rating but also exceed the expectations within the rating level.
Silver – this award recognises high quality in all areas of the business, with very good levels of customer care.
Gold – properties achieving a Gold award will demonstrate exceptional levels of quality, comfort, cleanliness, hospitality and attentive service.
Visit www.qualityintourism.com for more information.