Each independent hotel undergoes an unannounced, thorough quality inspection at least twice a year, and must meet set quality standards in order to remain a member of Classic British Hotels.
All hotels are classified by Style and Quality Grading which, in conjunction with their star rating and food awards, help you to make an informed choice and helps us to meet or exceed your expectations every time you visit, stay or attend an event at a Classic British Hotel.
Majority of the building is in a modern design style, usually purpose-built as a hotel. Interior furnishings may be traditional or contemporary in style.
Typically the converted mansion of a wealthy landowner, country gentleman, or industrialist with ample grounds or gardens, in a rural or suburban setting.
Medium to small city centre hotel focusing mainly on bedrooms/suites and service.
Historic, small character hotel with up-to-date facilities. Some heritage hotels also have a Country House ambience.
Large period building, usually Edwardian, Victorian, Georgian or Regency in style. Interior furnishings may be traditional or contemporary in style.
A Luxury 4 or 5 star hotel offering very high standards of personal service, luxurious accommodations and facilities. These hotels usually have elegant and plush public rooms and would meet the needs of the most discriminating customers.
A Deluxe 3 or 4 star hotel is exceptionally well maintained with deluxe standards of accommodation, facilities and public rooms that offer every comfort with excellent service.
A Superior First Class 3 or 4 star hotel is well above average and extremely well-maintained, specifically designed for the upper market, with a number of outstanding features. The accommodation and public areas are elegantly furnished and very comfortable.
A First Class 3 or 4 star hotel is a cut above the average mid-market hotel. These hotels are comfortable, well maintained, with standard rooms, amenities and public areas, and they offer great customer care. Some superior bedrooms/suites may be available.
STAR RATING: All hotels undergo an unannounced quality inspection at least twice a year by two recognised independent organisations. From these inspections the number of stars and the appropriate quality grading for the property is determined.
AA ROSETTE: These are awarded by the Automobile Association to restaurants that provide outstanding cuisine, prepared from the finest fresh ingredients.