What are the types of hotels (hotels)
Currently, the hotel business is very developed in almost all countries of the world. Hundreds of different hotels and hotels of different price categories are presented to the attention of tourists and potential guests. In order not to get confused in the variety and to be able to quickly understand what to expect from accommodation in a particular hotel, various classifications were invented. Unfortunately, due to national and cultural peculiarities, features of historical development and a number of other factors, a unified clear classification has not been adopted in the world today.
The star system is the most common classification of hotels (hotels)
This system appeared in Europe, has found application in France, Austria, Hungary, China, Russia, Brazil and other countries. All hotels according to the star system are divided into 5 different levels depending on comfort. Recently, luxury hotels have appeared, the owners of which considered that their level of comfort does not fit into 5 stars and themselves have appropriated the category of seven stars.
One Star Standard Double Room. Room size – 8-10 sq.m. There is a wardrobe or hanger, chairs, a washbasin, a mirror, two towels. There is regular daily cleaning. Weekly linen changes. On one floor there are at least two bathtubs and at least one toilet for five rooms.
Two stars – the room has the same equipment as in hotels of one star, but linen is changed more often (about once every 6 days). The bathroom is usually in the room. There is a restaurant or cafe. The hotel can offer catering options.
Three stars – starting from this category, each room is necessarily equipped with a toilet and bath, dressing table, radio. The rooms are more spacious: from 10-12 sq.m. The vast majority of three-star hotels have a TV, air conditioning. Bed linen is changed twice a week, and towels daily. Three-star hotels and hotels offer a number of services for an additional fee: (dry cleaning, parking, pool, restaurant, etc.). The hotel staff is dressed in uniform.
Four stars – rooms have an area of at least 13 sq.m. The rooms have good furniture, a minibar, individual air conditioning, telephone, safe, hairdryer, shampoo, bath gel. Bed linen and towels are changed every day. A wider range of services is provided than in three-star hotels.
Five stars – almost the same as four stars, but at a higher level. Rooms are at least 16 sq.m. There may be several bathrooms in the room and a telephone in the toilet. A wide range of additional services for every taste.