Isle of Wight

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Accommodation ratings guide

Everyone has a trusted friend, someone who tells it straight. Well, that is what the Enjoy England Quality Rose does. It reassures you before you check into your holiday accommodation that it will be just what you want, because it has been thoroughly checked out by independent assessors.

Enjoy England assessors work all year round, ensuring the standards you find are what you would expect. And since they have done all the work, you can relax, book with confidence and get on with the real business of enjoying a fantastic break.

The Quality Rose is the mark of England's official nationwide quality assessment scheme and is a reliable independent assessment of quality covering just about every type of place where you might stay. The variety of accommodation on offer is truly astonishing — from caravan parks to stylish boutique hotels, farmhouse B&Bs to country house retreats, self-catering cottages by the sea to comfy narrow boats perfect for getting away from it all.

Whatever your budget or preference, you can be sure of finding something to suit. Think of the Quality Rose as your personal guarantee that your expectations will be met. Below is a brief summary of what each rating means. For more information, visit

1 Star - Simple, practical, no frills.

2 Star - Well presented and well run.

3 Star - Good level of quality and comfort.

4 Star - Excellent standard throughout.

5 Star - Exceptional, with a degree of luxury.