Characteristics of hotels by category
Indicator of hotel services level determined through hotel certification. Category of the hotel is determined considering type, comfort level, range and level of services available, facilities, location, etc. of the hotel. Hotel category criteria are determined according to state standard or classification system, and they are estimated by national tourism organization or hotel association.
In Latvia there are five categories granted to hotels — each of them equals to a certain number of stars, and conformity assessment and certification of hotels is carried out by SIA "Viesnīcu un restorānu centrs".