When we are looking for a hotel to stay in St. Petersburg or in any other city, one of the key factors that we pay attention to is its rating or "stardom".
Stars is an assessment system that helps to determine the level of comfort and quality of services offered by hotels around the world.
In this article we will look at what the "stardom" of hotels means and where you can book a room in St. Petersburg.
What is "stardom"?
The star rating system is an international standard for the classification of hotels and hotels. It helps guests choose a hotel that suits their needs and preferences.
Usually hotels are evaluated according to a number of criteria, including the quality of rooms, the level of service, the availability of restaurants and bars, swimming pools and sports facilities, as well as other amenities and services. The more such criteria, the higher the rating of the hotel and the number of stars.
How "stars" are awarded
Here are a few basic categories of star hotels:
One-star hotels offer minimal amenities and a basic level of comfort. Usually these are small hotels with simple rooms and a limited list of additional services: a private bathroom, a safe, a reception desk and cleaning.
Two-star hotels offer their guests more spacious rooms, in which there is a minimum set of household appliances (hairdryer, kettle), TV and toiletries in the bathroom.
Three-star hotels have a large selection of rooms: from economy options to luxury apartments. The list of services includes meals, dry cleaning, drinks in the room. The hotel has a common area, and the staff knows English.
Four-star hotels usually offer a high level of comfort and a wide range of services. The rooms can be luxurious and well-equipped, with private bathrooms and additional amenities such as bathrobes and slippers. The hotel can also have a restaurant, bar, fitness room, coworking.
The Teatralnaya Ploshchad Hotel has 4 stars, as, in addition to rooms with all amenities, it offers its guests many additional services: check-in with pets, rental of conference rooms, special conditions for people with disabilities, a gym and parking.
Five-star hotels offer the highest level of comfort and service. In practice, they differ from 4-star hotels only in the inflated cost of booking.
How to choose a hotel in St. Petersburg
When choosing a hotel, it is important to look not only at the number of stars, but also at other amenities:
No first-class service will give you a comfortable stay if you have to spend a lot of time every day on the way to the center, where most of the attractions are located.
How quickly does the hotel manager respond to calls or emails? How much detail does he tell about the hotel and rooms? It is the staff who creates the atmosphere for the guests. And if already at the booking stage you are faced with isolation or a cold tone, then your vacation can take place in the same environment.
The hotel's website should be convenient and informative. Be sure to pay attention to how often the content is updated, what discounts the hotel offers. Book a room on the official website of the hotel so as not to overpay for accommodation.
Choose the Teatralnaya Ploshchad Hotel to spend your holidays in the historical center of St. Petersburg, among the pre-revolutionary buildings and the main attractions of the northern capital.