Flexibility and choice in accommodations are essential. Our standard UEFA EURO 2016 program consists of three and four star properties; however, we will provide prices for lodging in other categories upon request. Tourist hotels are approved and examined thoroughly then split into 5 categories according to their facilities, areas and services. The categories are 1-star, 2-star, 3-star, 4-star and - for hotels of great comfort - 4-star L (luxury). Prices displayed outside the hotel and in bedrooms must be inclusive. They are unregulated and a surcharge can be levied for an extra bed or for breakfast. Rooms must usually be left by noon on the day of departure.
What the different Hotel Stars mean
- 3-Star Hotels - There is not much difference between 2 and 3-star hotels; the main one is the size of rooms. 3-star hotel rooms must have a minimum size of 13.5 sq meters including the bathroom (145 sq ft or 12 x 12 ft room) The reception area/lounge must be a minimum of 50 sq meters (538 sq ft or 24 x 22.5 ft.) Staff must speak an additional European language (other than French) and the reception must be open at least 10 hours per day.
- 4-Star Hotels - These hotels represent the higher end hotels in France and are the ones to go for if you want guaranteed comfort and service. Guest rooms are more spacious: 16 sq meters including bathrooms (172 sq ft, or 12 x 14 ft). If the hotel has over 30 rooms, the reception desk must be open 24 hrs a day.
- 5-Star Hotels - This is the top end (apart from the super Palace Hotels).Guest rooms must be 24 sq meters (259 sq ft or 15 x 17ft). Staff must be able to speak two foreign languages including English. Five-star hotels are also required to provide room service, valet parking, a concierge and guests must be escorted to their rooms on check-in. Air conditioning is also required.