Another year nearly gone and the VisitEngland inspector comes around to check up on the property. I welcomed him with a nice big cup of coffee and the result was a 95% pass rate. (well, the coffee did help)
He was very impressed with the facilities, the upkeep and maintenance of the property. He even said he would come here on holiday !
The rules are .. “The assessors work to strict criteria to check the available facilities. A quality score is awarded for every aspect of the layout and design of the accommodation, the ease of use of all the appliances, the comfort of the beds, the range and quality of kitchen equipment and, most importantly, cleanliness. For very high scoring properties a Gold award may be awarded. The more stars, the higher the quality and the greater the range of facilities and services provided.”
For Gold Awards too .. “No matter what the star rating or designator, you can find accommodation which excels in hospitality and service and has top scores for bedrooms, bathrooms, food and cleanliness. These special properties hold a VisitEngland Gold or Silver Award, which offer the ‘best of the best’, regardless of the range of facilities and services they offer. There are 4,536 Gold Award properties and 1,189 with a Silver Award across England.* In summary, a high star rating means top quality in all areas and all the services expected of that classification of accommodation.”
Wow – “the best of the best !” 🙂
So all good for another year – bookings now being taken for 2015. Top tip, get in before the year end to secure 2014 prices. Contact us here today