Information on Applying for a Star Rating for Accommodation

Tourism NI’s Quality Grading Scheme for tourist accommodation premises is designed to give visitors a clear idea of the standards of hospitality, service, cleanliness, comfort and food which they can expect during their stay. The scheme is open to hotels, guest houses, B&B’s, self-catering, hostels and guest accommodation.

Whilst it is a legal obligation for all tourist accommodation providers to have a certificate from Tourism NI in order to operate, participating on the Quality Grading Scheme is voluntary. Research does show that consumers value the star ratings provided by national tourist boards when planning where to stay.

Tourism NI’s Quality Grading Scheme is the same common standards scheme that is used by the AA and other national tourist boards in Scotland, England and Wales.

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