Hotel rating/classification in Norway
There is no official hotel rating/classification in Norway, hence there are no
common rules of what to expect of the room standard, common areas and services
of the various hotels.
We use the 3* and 4* descriptions just as an estimate of the standard and
services of the hotels included in our tours, and the star estimate is meant to
give our international customers a rough idea of the hotel standard. The hotel,
room standard and service level in Norway & Scandinavia might be experienced as
lower than expected based on the general price level.
Price option B - 3*
When we use the 3* description we normally refer to bed & breakfast hotels;
hotels without hotel restaurants, bars, room service etc. The rooms have private
shower & toilet facilities, TV, towels and normally a hair drier. Buffet
breakfast in a common breakfast room.
Price option A - 4*
When we use the 4* description, often described as a “full service” hotel in
Norway, we normally refer to a hotel with a higher degree of service and common
facilities than a 3* hotel; normally with a restaurant, bar and room service
(not necessarily 24 hours a day). The rooms have private shower & toilet
facilities, TV, towels, mini bar, hair drier and normally trousers press or
ironing facilities. Only a very few hotels have a private safe in the room.
The room standard and common facilities may vary depending on the location;
normally higher in the cities than in the rural areas of southern Norway and in
the Arctic areas of northern Norway.