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|When you are looking for a place to stay you need a rating system you can trust. The English Tourism Council accommodation ratings are your clear guide to what to expect, in an easy to understand form. Properties are visited annually by out trained, impartial assessors, so that you can have confidence that your accommodation has been thoroughly checked and rated for quality before you make a booking.|
|What to expect at each rating||What to expect at each rating||What to expect at each rating|
At a one star hotel you will find:
At a two star hotel you will find:
At a three star hotel you will
At a four star hotel you will find:
At a five star hotel you will find:
|The Diamond ratings for
Guest Accommodation reflect visitor
expectations in this sector. The quality of what is provided is more important
to visitors than a wide range of facilities and services. Therefore, the
same minimum requirement for facilities and services applies to all Guest
Accommodation from one to five diamonds, while progressively higher level
of quality and custmer care must be provided for each of the One to Five
At one diamond guest accommodation you will
At two diamond Guest Accommodation you will
At three diamond Guest Accommodation you will
At four diamond Guest Accommodation you will
At five diamond Guest Accommodation you will
Accommodation uses keys to denote their grading. One to Five key,
tell you the range of facilities and equipment you can expect. The more keys,
the wider the range. Establishments are also awarded APPROVED, COMMENDED,
HIGHLY COMMENDED or DELUXE ratings for quality.
Clean and comfortable accommodation with cooker (including oven and grill); fridge; TV; adequate table and seating provisions; full inventory of crockery, cutlery and equipment.
Facilities and equipment as for Four Keys, plus: washing machine and tumble dryer or laundry facilities; telephone; hairdyer; dishwasher; fridge freezer; food processor and microwave all available within the unit.
The National Accessibility Scheme for wheelchair users and those with limited mobility
Places to stay that display one of the three signs shown below care about Accessibility. When you see one of th three symbols, you can be sure that the establishment has been thoroughly assessed agains demanding criteria.
The English Tourism Council has hundreds of accessible properties in this sheme, and the three different categories will help you to choose the one that best suits your needs.
Category 1: Accessible to a wheelchair user travelling independently.
Category 2: Accessible to a weelchair user travelling with assistance.
Category 3: Accessible to someone with limited mobility, able to walk a few paces and up a maximum of three steps.
|Graded Holiday Parks
The British Graded Holiday Parks Scheme has been relaunched for the new Millennium. From November 1999 onwards the English Tourism Council is using Stars to show the rating of Holiday Parks and Camping Parks. The new scheme is the result of extensive research into what visitors are looking for, ensuring that you can easily find a park that meets your expectations. Parks are visited annually by trained, impartial assessors. A rating of from 1 to 5 stars is awarded based on the quality of service, cleanliness, environment and facilities provided.
|The Wales Tourist Board operates a similar grading system to the English Tourism Council, except that Stars are used for Guest Accommodation instead of Diamonds.|
To make your reservation, telephone or write to the establishment of your choice. Alternatively, upon arrival at the Royal Forest of Dean our Tourist Information staff will be happy to assist with booking accommodation for you - this service is FREE of charge - please check the opening times of the Tourist Information Centre
The inclusion of an establishment in this guide should not be classified as a recommendation by the Forest of Dean District Council.
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