- Gold coast
Understanding Hotel Star Ratings
Back to blog homepageNovember 3rd, 2013 | Meriton Apartments
A five-star hotel may sound like the best a city has to offer, but star ratings can be misleading, especially when some of the biggest names in hotels don’t even feature on the list.
AAA Tourism is well-known for its star ratings system. However, hotels pay to be part of the scheme and, as there is no obligation to be reviewed under the system, anyone searching for a hotel in Sydney using the AAA Guide will pass over options such as the Hilton and the Four Seasons.
Star ratings are awarded according to the facilities available at a hotel. Amenities such as a full length mirror can therefore boost a hotel’s rating, according to the Sydney Morning Herald.
The Forbes Travel Guide takes a more comprehensive approach to hotel rating, covering 500 elements as part of its overall assessment. This method of grading hotels means that just seven hotels in London have achieved five star ratings with Forbes, and seven in New York.
- What to do in Sydney During The October Long Weekend
- Launch Promotion! 4 Brand New Properties On Sale in September!
- Find Your Style in Sydney
- Finding the Gold Coast’s Best Live Music
- Getting Sporty in Sydney
- How to Make the Most of a Winter’s Day in Sydney
- Where to Find Your next Feast on the Gold Coast
- Here’s Where to Watch The Wallabies vs. England
- Win Samsonite Luggage – Our Instagram Competition Starts TODAY!
- In Sydney During Vivid? Here’s How to Make the Most of Every Second
- Baggage Allowance Guide for EVERY International Airline
- 10 Awesome Halloween Events on the Gold Coast
- What Americans Really Think of Australia
- Most Unusual Restaurants in Sydney
- 14 Things for Travellers to Do in Brisbane on Christmas Day
- 11 Picturesque Beaches Just a Stone’s Throw From Brisbane
- A Guide to Road Tripping from Sydney to Byron Bay
- Sydney’s Gay and Lesbian Scene: Where’s Best and When Should You Go?
- Spring Racing Carnival 2014: the Fashion, the Flair, and the Fun
- The Top 5 Most Exclusive Places to Get A Drink in Sydney
- Advantages of Serviced Apartments
- Aussie Culinary Scene
- Brisbane Special Events
- Business Travel Tips
- Corporate Travel in Australia
- Gold Coast Special Events
- Holiday Accommodation Ideas
- Press Releases
- Queensland Travel Tips
- Romantic Getaways
- Serviced Apartments
- Short Stays
- Special Events
- Sydney Special Events
- Travel Tips