carefully chosen independent customer-led
selection of good value hotels with character
hotel selection is quite
: and listing with iHi is not
open to all independent hotels - far from it.
Unlike most directories,
just pay to be listed or featured with
only independent small hotels - and in the case of Spain - some hotels
small chains that respect the individuality of each hotel. To be
listed, all hotels must meet a range of
and price criteria
, good quality good value
hotels for independent travellers.
lists come hotels belonging to small independent chains, for
simple reason that in quite a few Spanish towns, we do not know of any
independent hotels meeting our criteria; and rather than offer
travellers no hotels at all in these towns, iHi considers it to be more
useful to list the small hotels that come nearest to meeting our
even if they are not independent.
Useful information about Spanish
The Spanish hotel classification system
classification of Spanish hotels runs from five stars to no stars.
The Spanish, as a nation, enjoy good quality hotels, with the
result that even in small Spanish towns one may come across exuberant
four-star or even five-star hotels of the kind that one would not find
in many small towns in France or the UK.
are not hostels, but
small guest houses, with normally no more than ten rooms; in most
cases, they are run by live-in owners. Classifications for hostales
exist, but vary according from province to province. In some provinces
the classification of hostales runs from zero to three stars; in others
only to two stars. With some hostales, star ranking is inappropriate,
since it is based on amenities rather than on the unquantifiable
convivial qualities that can be more easily found in small
establishments than in big hotels..