Whether you are traveling for business or pleasure you like to stay in a hotel that suites your expectations.
What is good and what is bad differs between us individuals. But we may all belong to some type of stereotype depending on from where in the world we are from. For example, if I walk into an even modest rated American driven (managed) hotel anywhere in the world, I am pretty sure that there will be a bed much larger that I actually need. On a local driven hotel I’m not so sure.
The most common used hotel rating methodology are one to five stars rating systems. However, the classification criteria are not universal. They differ from country to country. Some countries have a public regulated system, in some countries the industry sets the standards and in some countries there are competing systems.
So, I can’t be sure that three stars in one country means the same as three stars in another country. One of my personal foremost requirements is that there is a WiFI available. In the Swiss criteria that will be only 2 out of 863 possible points. So I couldn’t be sure even on a five star hotel. Using the English criteria I will have to go for a four star hotel to be sure.
Besides official ratings social ratings has become more and more popular. Typically guests rates the hotels on the portal where they booked using a scale from 1 to 10 and you may add verbal descriptions about the appealing things and even more popular the appalling things.