So what do the stars really mean when rating hotels and restaurants? First, the stars used to rate hotels are very different from those that rate restaurants Those of hotels are based on objective criteria of the facilities and services of each establishment.
They are awarded on request by completing a file with a government body.
Restaurant stars instead , are awarded by the private Michelin guide. A collaborator of the guide comes incognito to evaluate the establishment, on subjective criteria.
A star rating is then assigned. For information, the Gault & Millau guide assigns him toques.
So two very different rating and star rating systems.
We hope we've helped you understand these two little concepts that guide the decisions of millions of traveler around the world.