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Basic requirements of hotel standard
according to LVS 200-1:2009

A hotel is defined as an accommodation with at least 4 rooms.

According to the offered services hotels are divided in folloving sub-types:
- Hotel Garni – hotel with limited range of serrvices without restaurant and kitchen, only breakfast available (1 - 3 stars);
- Conference Hotel – hotel with the large conference centres and facilities (3 - 5 stars);
- Boutique Hotel – small (not over 100 rooms), usually situated in renovated historical buildings with elegant interior and high level service (3 - 5 stars);
- Apartment Hotel – consists of apartment or studio rooms where clients live for longer time (3 - 5 stars);
- Bed and breakfast hotel – family-run small hotel where the main service is lodging for the night and breakfast (1 - 3 stars);
- Motel – hotel for motorized tourists usually along the highways with parking place (1 - 4 stars);
- Season Hotel – does not operate the whole year, usually in resorts in tourism season;
- Spa Hotel – hotel with water treatment and wellness and fitness procedures (2 - 5 stars);
- Health Resort Hotel – accommodation with treatment, rehabilitation or recreation services usally situated in health resorts (2 - 5 stars).

Common requirements for all categories of hotels:
- requirements of cleanliness;
- room entrance with lighting;
- guest cards – for hotels with more than 20 rooms;
- specific requirements for each sub-type;
- qualitative floor covering, soft mat or carpet if there is no wall to wall soft floor covering;
- fire instruction and evacuation plan at the visible, light place.


Additional requirements for:

1 star (Category I) hotel:
- reception desk from 7:00 till 22:00 or on request;
- minimum size of single bed – 90 x 190 cm, double bed – 140 x 190 cm;
- bed linen changed after 5 nights of stay as well as after the guest’s stay at hotel;
- at least one toilet for every ten rooms that do not have en-suite toilets;
- at least one bathroom for every ten rooms that do not have en-suite bathrooms;
- room, where breakfast service available, breakfast with cold dishes.

2 star (Category II) hotel:
- at least 40% of rooms with private bath / shower and toilet available;
- reception desk from 7:00 till 24:00 or on request;
- bed linen changed after 4 nights of stay as well as after the guest’s stay at hotel;
- size of beds: single – 90 x 190 cm; double – 140 x 190 cm;
- floor area of shower / bathroom and toilet inside – at least 3.3 m2;
- at least one toilet for every ten rooms that do not have en-suite toilets;
- at least one bathroom for every ten rooms that do not have en-suite bathrooms;
- room, where breakfast service available, breakfast with cold dishes;
- separate public toilets, if there are 20 or more guest rooms.

3 star (Category III) hotel:
- all floors, with the exception of two, shall be accessible by lift from the same floor as reception desk;
- equipped conference hall;
- Internet availability at the lobby;
- bed linen changed after 3 nights of stay as well as after the guest’s stay at hotel;
- all rooms with shower and toilet;
- floor area of shower / bathroom and toilet inside – at least 3,8 m2;
- minimum room floor area: 10 m2 – single room, 15 m2 – double room;
- size of beds: single – 90 x 190 cm; double – 140 x 190 cm;
- breakfast room or cafeteria and restaurant;
- lunch and dinner served at restaurant;
- separate public toilets for men and women.

4 star (Category IV) hotel:
- high quality furniture and equipment in common style;
- all floors, with the exception of one, shall be accessible by lift from the same floor as reception desk;
- separate service elevator;
- several equipped conference and seminar rooms are available;
- minimum room floor area – 12 m2 single room, 17 m2 – double room, at least one apartment two room – 40 m2; three room – 55 m2;
- bed linen changed after 2 nights of stay as well as after the guest’s stay at hotel;
- minimum size of single bed – 100 x 200 cm, double bed 140 x 200 cm, 210 cm long available;
- mini bars;
- Internet and e-mail connection in the guest rooms;
- bed linen changed after 2 nights of stay as well as after the guest’s stay at hotel;
- at least 4 toiletries with the exception of soap and shampoo for each guest;
- breakfast with a range of hot dishes;
- a la carte restaurant.

5 star (Category V) hotel:
- high quality exclusive furniture and equipment in common style;
- all floors shall be accessible by lift from the same floor as reception desk;
- several conference halls with catering possibilities;
- purchase of exclusive gifts and souvenirs;
- ice machine or option of having ice in guest rooms;
- minimum room floor area – 13 m2 single room, 18 m2 – double room; apartments 2% of all rooms – 2 room – 40 m2; three room – 55 m2;
- air conditioning in all rooms;
- minimum size of single bed – 100 x 200 cm, double bed 150 x 200 cm, 210 cm long available;
- bed linen changed daily;
- bathrobe per guest;
- Internet and e-mail connection in the guest rooms;
- towel drier;
- at least 5 toiletries with the exception of soap and shampoo for each guest; ballroom or night-club;
- several a la carte restaurants;
- hairdresser and beauty salon if more than 100 rooms;
- indoor swimming pool and / or fitness or health centre as well as changing rooms and shower facilities and / or sauna and relaxation area;
- a playground or room for children and a special menu for children is available in hotels for families.