Fake gradings by other local hotels and Booking.com ignores !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its difficult when other local hotels give themselves fake gradings that are better than your official one !!
In the UK you can either self-assess your property or be "officially" inspected by a Visit England (and others) Assessor ,the latter will require membership to VE etc, and a yearly inspection when EVERYTHING is checked including your public liability insurance that again costs money
So over 75% of places in the UK self assess as it can save £1000's
BUT HOW DO THEU KNOW HOW MANY STARS TO GIVE THEMSELVES ????????????????- UNLESS YOU ARE AN iNSPECTOR AT BEST ITS AN OPINION AND NOT FACT
In our area suddenly,a number of places have upped their grading to 5 Stars- some of these had been official 3 stars but left VE and suddenly on Booking.com BECAME 5 STAR RATED !!!!!!
Since this happened-we have an officical s star rating-our bookings have gone down and the fake 5* hotels nearby are getting more bookings
Nothing wrong with self assessing yourself-whatever rating you give yourself - BUT WHY DOES BOOKING.COM ALLOW MISLEADING FAKE RATINGS ??????….. commission -money-- money--money...……..