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4 star award 4 and 5 Star Accommodation
Scottish Tourist Board Grading
5 star award

B&Bs participating in the Grading scheme are visited annually, sometimes on an incognito overnight stay, by the very demanding STB inspectors.

Awards may be 1,2,3,4 or 5 Stars. The STB bases its assessment on quality, not on size or range of facilities and the stars can be equated in the following way:-

*****
****
***
**
*
Exceptional, world-class
Excellent
Very good
Good
Fair, acceptable

The inspectors sample the warmth of welcome, the quality of food and service, the hospitality, the comfort and condition of the accommodation and award marks out of ten in each of over 40 different categories.

Only if the B&B obtains 84-92% of possible marks will the Four Star grade be awarded and B&B owners can be proud of having received this Excellent rating. A very few may achieve a Five Star rating if truly exceptional.

All the members of Scotland's Best B&Bs have been awarded at least the Four Star grade so you can be assured of excellent quality when visiting any of our members throughout the country:

Edinburgh, Lothian and Borders - Fife, Angus & Stirling - Perthshire & The Trossachs
Aberdeen & Grampian Highlands - Inverness, Loch Ness and Nairn
Northern Highlands & Orkney - West Highlands & Skye - Aviemore & the Cairngorms
Argyll & Loch Lomond - Greater Glasgow, Ayrshire, Dumfries & Galloway

We hope you enjoy your visit to Scotland!

Please contact the individual B&Bs for further information
about their facilities, availability or local attractions.
Feel free to visit our Travel Tips page.

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