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Australian Hotel Star Ratings

Australian Hotel Star Ratings provide a guide on what to expect from your Accommodation provider.

Here at, we get a number of enquiries about particular hotels. while we cannot profile each and every hotel, we can give our customers an insight into what they can expect from a hotel based on the number of stars that hotel is rated for.

Below you will find our star categories, please note that in Australia these stars have been standardised in line with international standards and we will endeavour to keep them updated as the standards change.
Please note that the ratings below represent the absolute minimum that must be offered by a hotel to achieve each star rating.


This is the best rating a hotel can achieve and is the benchmark in Australian accommodation. A five star hotel will be an outstanding establishment  which is characterised by luxury appointments offering an exceptional standard of facilities, furnishings and guest services. 24 hour room service, housekeeping, porterage, valet parking and secretarial services.


These are very well appointed accommodation reflected by a stylish décor throughout and a high standard of facilities and guest services. Four Star hotels must provide ensuites to all rooms, air-conditioning, 16 hour room service and housekeeping as a minimum.

These hotels will have well appointed and comfortable accommodation with a good range of facilities. Décor may be slightly dated but still well maintained and in good condition. Hotels with this rating may provide some business facilities.


Two Star hotels will provide basic accommodation, will be clean and have a reasonably well maintained range of facilities. They will generally have ensuites to all rooms.


One Star Hotels will be simple and clean, a no-frills style of accommodation with limited room facilities and often a shared bathroom.


A half STAR is added to a rating for to properties that provide a more extensive range of facilities.


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