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Spoilt for Choice

You've searched for the dates and place you want to visit but how do you choose from the many attractive properties with availability? The national rating system awards stars to indicate the overall quality of the experience. You can use the 'Order by' option to show the accommodation with the most stars first. The site shows both the VistEngland and the AA ratings.

There are also national VisitEngland accolades for welcoming walkers, cyclists, families and pets. Special gold, silver and breakfast awards are given to reflect exceptional quality. Accessibilty VisitEngland ratings allow you to choose accommodation which meets particular mobility, visual or hearing needs.

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Ratings Explained

Peace of Mind with VisitEngland Star Ratings

Most hotels and bed and breakfast establishments in Britain have a star rating from one of the four assessing bodies – VisitEngland, VisitScotland, Visit Wales or the AA. They all assess to the same national standards so you can expect comparable services, facilities and quality standards at each star rating.

The Quality Rose marque helps you choose with confidence knowing that the accommodation has been thoroughly checked out before you check in.

Accommodation Types
  • Hotel
  • Small Hotel
  • Country House Hotel
  • Town House Hotel
  • Metro Hotel
  • Budget Hotel
  • Accredited Hotel 
The more stars, the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and level of service. The following refers to the Hotel scheme:

Two-Star - must provide Dinner five nights a week (unless Metro hotel)

Three-Star - must provide all en suite bedrooms, telephones, room service, a permanently staffed reception

Four-Star - must provide enhanced guest services, porterage, superior bedrooms and bathrooms

Five-Star - must provide some permanent suites, enhanced services, such as concierge, valet parking

The bed and breakfast types are:
  • Guest Accommodation
  • Bed and Breakfast
  • Guest House
  • Farmhouse
  • Inn
  • Room Only
  • Hostel
  • Campus
Gold and Silver Awards

These awards are given to establishments offering the highest level of quality within their particular star rating. VisitEngland’s unique Gold and Silver Awards are given in recognition of exceptional quality.

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