Golden Places - Everything you need to know about the meaning of the stars of a campsite!
Everything you need to know about the meaning of the stars of a campsite!
Just like the classic hotels, the campsites have stars. They are one of the first criteria of choice for tourists and are practically an identity card that informs about the standing of the open-air complex. The practice that did not exist in this environment in France finally became a reality.
4-star camping: classification history
Before the star distinction took hold, French resorts had other classification criteria. Established more than 30 years ago, these criteria have come to be obsolete.
The new market requirements take into account other parameters. To classify a campsite, it is now necessary to evaluate the quality of the equipment and services offered by the campsite.
Thus, in 1992, the players in the sector finally agreed on the institution of the stars. These distinctions should be displayed on a green square sign. These signs are actually the first advertisement of the campsite.
Saint-Jean-de-Monts: how to get stars?
There is no law requiring a campsite to submit to the standard certificationformalities. It occurs following a spontaneous approach by the applicant to the competent authority.
In Saint-Jean-de-Monts,the campsite must address the prefect of its spring department. After validation, certification is acquired for 5 years renewable. The prefectural authority evaluates the facility’s equipment.
Apart from the quality of the proposed equipment, it is necessary to examine the available area of activity as well as the cleanliness of the site. Does the campsite have a wifi network? How many languages do qualified staff speak? Is a SPA service available?
These are all criteria that make it possible to appreciate the services to the customers of the campsite. The prefect also assesses the accessibility of the premises as well as the ecological measures put in place.
4-star camping: what does each star mean?
The classification ranges from one star to five stars. Depending on the points obtained in the evaluation sections,the campsite gets the corresponding number of stars. A 1-star campsite has a 70-square-metre accommodation area.
The comfort is basic, with an acceptable value for money. A 2-star campsite offers the same accommodation area as a 1-star establishment. In addition to this, it offers additional options that enhance customer comfort.
It is a mid-range campsite that offers fun activities for children and an internet service. A 3-star campsite offers 80 sqm of accommodation. The equipment and service offered are in good spirits and a permanent presence is provided.
In terms of customer relations, the staff is at least bilingual. A 4-star campsite is a complex that has so-called comfort services such as spa, gyms, etc. It has a regularly lively website.
A 5-star campsite offers a very high-end service. The equipment is state-of-the-art. It has a water park for swimming and games for the enjoyment of holidaymakers.
Camping The Golden Places: a 4-star hotel in Saint-Jean-de-Monts
In the category of high-end campsites, Les Places Dorées offers you very good quality services. The animation service shows great originality to allow you to spend a pleasant holiday.
The free wellness bonus provides you with a sauna to relax your body. Take the opportunity to experience the boiling baths and the steam room. This 4-star campsite, located in Saint-Jean-de-Monts, offers heated swimming from April.
As a family, guests can sunbathe on the terrace. You can sunbathe on the sunbeds at your disposal. Don’t come to Saint-Jean-de-Monts without going through this 4-star campsite.
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