Hotel classification system: how many stars?
For most travelers, comfortable accommodation is very important. That is why, choosing a hotel, it is very important to navigate the level of service that you can offer. And it is directly related to the classification system of hotels: the more stars – the higher the level of service.
In fact, there are quite a number of different hotel classification systems. And the most famous of them – by the stars, was adopted in the last century, in order to make it easier for the average man to determine the level of the hotel. Today, it is also often possible to meet the classification of hotels by letter (from A to D) and by crowns or keys, which are often used for club hotels.
Hotel Classification System: Category D or “One Star”
This is the most budget type of accommodation. In such hotels, as a rule, provide a minimum of services, all rooms are double. Furniture in the rooms is only the most necessary: forge, a wardrobe, a mirror, a wash basin and two chairs. Each guest is given a towel, which is changed every 3-4 days. Clean the same room once a week.
The bathroom and toilet in hotels of category D are on the floor, according to the standard there are two bathrooms and one toilet. In addition, there should be a fridge and a TV on the floor.
This type of hotel is more like an ordinary hostel.
Hotel Classification System: Category C or “Two Stars”
Such hotels differ from “One Star” by the presence of a bath and a toilet in each room and daily cleaning. Expect a lot from hotels of category C is not worth it, often they are not much more expensive than the budget category, and if it is important for you to have a separate bathroom, then it is better to choose such a hotel.
Hotel Classification System: Category B or “Three Stars”
Hotel category B refers to the average price offers with a standard level of service and the necessary range of services.
In the hotel room with “three stars”, in addition to the mandatory furniture, there should be a TV and a refrigerator, a luggage stand, and a dressing table. Bathroom and toilet should also be in the room. In the bathroom, their accessories will only soap and towels (change every day). The room is also cleaned daily, but bed linen is changed twice a week.
As for the services, the hotels of category B usually have their own laundry, a place for breakfast, a gym, a currency exchange. In addition, guests can book tickets for the required modes of transport without leaving the hotel.
Hotel Classification System: Category A or “Four Stars”
Living conditions in a hotel room category A differ from category B in that you will be provided with a set of care products (shampoo, shower gel, etc.) and the necessary equipment (hairdryer, conditioner) in each room. In addition, the room should have a safe and mini-bar. Towels and linen are changed every day, and breakfast menus are served in each room. At the entrance to the hotel is definitely worth the doorman.
From the services you can additionally order laundry, ironing, car rental, beauty services, a fitness center, a restaurant, a swimming pool and most entertainment.
Hotel classification system: category De Lux or “Five Stars”
In this hotel has it all. This is the highest class among all hotels and the set of services here is maximum. The hotel staff will try to fulfill any wish of the guest, if it does not violate any laws.
It is worth noting that if in Europe and America this classification is followed quite strictly, then in the countries of the former Soviet Union one can often find a complete discrepancy between the class of the hotel and the services provided and living conditions. Therefore, before booking a hotel room, try to find as many reviews about it as possible and clarify all your questions.
Enjoy your holiday!