Hotels and other accommodation facilities in Slovakia place
themselves into categories and classes according to regulations
laid out in a directive adopted by the Economy Ministry in June
2008 (Directive 277/2008). The Slovak Trade Inspectorate is the
only authority with the power to check whether hotels meet
the conditions for the number of stars they assign themelves.
There are nine categories for hotels. While a hotel, i.e. an
accommodation facility with a capacity of more than 10 rooms,
can in general bear from one to five stars, other hotel-like
facilities differ in the number of stars they can bear.
A garni hotel is a facility limiting its boarding services to
breakfasts only and it can bear between one and three stars. A
mountain hotel (rated from one to three stars) is a facility located
in the mountains or one without a direct link to the road
infrastructure. A congress hotel (bearing three to five stars) is a
facility designed to hold congresses and similar large events.
Wellness hotels (bearing three to five stars) must focus on
wellness and wellbeing services while spa hotels (also three to
five stars) must have a physician available on-site. Boutique
hotels (bearing four or five stars) usually have fewer rooms and
are located in historic or designer buildings. An apartment hotel
(with one to three stars) provides accommodation in an
apartment and motels (rated from one to four stars) must be
located near main roads or highways.
7. Dec 2009 at 0:00 | Compiled by Spectator staff