Hotels in the UK - star ratings explained
Usually when you book a hotel online, you will be informed of the hotel's star rating. Hotels are usually rated between one and five stars dependent upon their size and the services that they provide. This ShoppingTrolley guide has been written to give you information on what the star ratings mean, so you will have more idea as to what is meant by "five star".
Note that this guide just covers the star ratings as applied to UK hotels. For a guide to star ratings for hotels in Europe (something of a minefield!) click here.
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Ratings in the UK
Hotels in the United Kingdom are assessed by AA inspectors, in association with the UK tourist boards for England, Scotland and Wales. This has been done in order to get equivalent ratings across the UK.
Before the accommodation is rated, it is divided into three categories - Hotel, Guest Accommodation and Bed & Breakfast (B&B). This guide is solely concerned with the ratings applied to hotel accommodation.
Star Ratings One to Five
The rating system used gives hotels between one and five stars.
Please be aware that this is just a guide to what the star ratings offer. If there is a particular service you require, eg high speed internet access, check in advance that the hotel you are going to book offers this service to avoid any disappointment.
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