This section includes guidance notes and classification criteria for accommodation businesses.



Type of Accommodation

Camping and Caravan Parks:

Holiday parks, touring parks and camping parks.

Campus Accommodation:

College and university accommodation offered during vacation time to individuals and groups, either with meals or on a self-catering basis.


Includes hostels, backpackers, group accommodation, activity accommodation, camping barn, bod or bothy and bunkhouse accommodation.

Hotel and Exclusive Use Venue:

Includes all types of hotels and ‘Exclusive Use Venues’, which is accommodation exclusively for one customer or party with a minimum let of one day.

Individual Caravan Holiday Home:

Individual caravan holiday homes for let on holiday parks, farms or other locations.


A property such as a house, cottage, or apartment which is usually let on a weekly basis and requires no service elements during the time of the guest's stay.

Serviced Apartment:


Usually apartments located within one building and in a city centre location. Equipped with a kitchen facility or offer a meal service. A cleaning service will be provided on 5 or 7 days per week.

Small Serviced Accommodation:


Includes bed and breakfast, farmhouse, guest accommodation, guest house, inn and restaurant with rooms.



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