Join the VisitEngland Hotel Quality Assessment Scheme


The VisitEngland hotel scheme

This scheme is offered as full membership or accredited-only membership.

Full membership

This scheme is designed for hotels formal accommodation with full service. Alternative schemes include the VisitEngland Guest Accommodation Scheme, for less formal accommodation, often without full service, and the VisitEngland Budget Hotels Scheme (see below), for hotels offering low-priced accommodation with limited service. Businesses using the word ‘hotel’ as part of their name should be assessed under the hotel scheme.

Download an application form

Accreditation-only membership

This level of membership has been designed to provide accommodation businesses with a robust and dependable method to demonstrate that they are operating in a compliant, safe and clean way. Initially launched in 2010, the scheme has been regularly revisited to ensure it covers the latest legislation.

VisitEngland works with destinations and local assessment organisations to offer this accreditation scheme on a local level. However, if a business is in an area without a local scheme, they can apply to VisitEngland directly.

Entry Level Accreditation offers reassurance that the accommodation is compliant, safe and clean, but does not include a star rating or quality accreditation, which are available through one of VisitEngland’s range of quality assessment schemes.

Download an accreditation-only application form


Visit England Budget Hotel scheme

If you are part of a branded hotel group offering affordable accommodation with services more limited than those usually expected in a hotel, you can be assessed as part of the budget hotel scheme. Budget hotels must show consistency of service and facilities within their own group so that all hotels meet an internal brand standard.

Download an application form


View the current fees (all hotel schemes)

Contact us

Email your form to [email protected] or call us on 01256 338350


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