The Caterersearch AA hotel listing gives all the AA's top-rated red-star hotels across all categories in Great Britain and Ireland. The list also includes all the AA-listed five-star properties, whether black or red star.

There are currently 92 five-star AA-listed hotels in the UK, of which the majority are in England. The number of four-star hotels in Britain and Ireland total 771 and 1,697 hotels fall into the three-star category.

STAR STANDARDS
Red star (as opposed to black star) hotels represent the most outstanding examples in each star category

 One star
Staff provide a prompt, polite and informal service. The majority of rooms are en suite and there is a designated eating area serving breakfast everyday and dinner most evenings.
 Two star
Staff are smartly presented and provide a well-informed service. Rooms are generously proportioned. Breakfast and dinner are available seven days a week.
 Three star
An ample number of easily identified staff, who are able to anticipate requirements. All rooms have en suite bathrooms. Meals are cooked and presented to a good standard, using good quality ingredients.
 Four star
Attentive staff provide a very good level of service. At least half of the rooms will have an en suite bath and a shower. At least one restaurant offering a good range of hot and cold skilfully prepared food.
 Five star
Impeccably dressed staff provide attentive and unobtrusive service. All bedrooms will have an en suite bathroom with a bath and thermostatically controlled shower. Meals are cooked and presented to an excellent standard using high quality ingredients.

View all the AA-listed five-star and five red-star hotels here >>
View all the AA-listed four red-star hotels here >>
View all the AA-listed three red-star hotels here >>
View all the AA-listed two and one red-star hotels here >>

All AA-listed hotels can be found on the AA website.


NUMBER OF AA STARS HELD BY JANUARY 2009

STARS Five Four Three Two

One

Total
(country)

England

68

540

1,256

452

9

2,325

Scotland

13

75

160

30

0

278

Wales

2

26

99

38

0

165

Northern
Ireland

1

7

15

4

0

27

Irish
Republic

7

101

136

6

0

250

Channel
Islands

1

17

28

11

  0   

57

Isle of Man

 0

 2

 3

 1

 0

 6

Gibraltar 

 0

 3

 0

 0

 0

 3

Total (stars)

92 

 771

 1,697

 542

 9

 3,111

 

AA-LISTED BUDGET HOTELS

Region

Budget Hotels

England

521

Scotland

47

Wales

25

Northern Ireland

3

Republic of Ireland

7

TOTAL

603

 

Under the new common standards, accommodation is assessed under three broad categories: hotel, guest accommodation and budget hotel.

Hotels and guest accommodation are both rated using a star system (which carries different criteria for each of the two sectors). Each category is sub-divided into sub-categories depending on the type of accommodation.

Budget hotels are assessed but not awarded stars.

HOTEL SUB-CATEGORIES
Hotel: formal accommodation with a full service
Country House: peace and quiet with ample grounds or gardens
Small Hotel: limited service with a personal touch
Town House Hotel: a high-quality distinctive service in a city-centre location
Metro Hotel:  a full service except dinner, close to town centre restaurants

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