Guest House, A guest house normally has at least 4 letting bedrooms, some with ensuite or private facilities. It is usually run as a commercial business. Breakfast is available and evening meals may be provided.
B&B, Accommodation offering bed and breakfast, usually in a private house. B&Bs normally accommodate no more than 6 guests, and may or may not serve an evening meal.
Small Hotel, A small hotel normally has a minimum of 6 letting bedrooms and a maximum of 20. Most bedrooms have ensuite or private facilities. Small hotels serve breakfast, dinner and, normally, lunch, and they have a drinks licence (though it may be a restricted licence). They are normally run by the owner(s) and reflect their own personal style.
Hotel, A hotel normally has at least 20 letting bedrooms, of which most have ensuite or private facilities. They serve breakfast, dinner and, normally, lunch, and they usually have a drinks licence (it may be a restricted one).
International Resort Hotel, A hotel with a 5-star quality award that has a range of leisure and sporting facilities. These include an 18-hole golf course, swimming pool and leisure centre, and country pursuits.
Self-catering, A house, cottage, apartment, chalet or similar accommodation, with self-catering facilities, which is let normally on a weekly basis to individuals, although shorter breaks may be available.
Serviced Apartment Essentially self-catering apartments where services such as cleaning are available. Meals and drinks may also be available, either to each apartment or in a restaurant and/or bar on site.
Lodge Overnight accommodation, usually purpose-built and situated close to a major road or city centre. Reception hours may be restricted and payment may be required on check-in. There may be associated restaurant facilities.
Inn, Bed and breakfast accommodation within a traditional inn or pub. The bar and restaurant is open to non-residents, and provides food at lunchtime and in the evening.
Restaurant with Rooms, The restaurant is the most significant part of the business, and is usually open to non-residents as well as those staying there. Breakfast is usually provided.
Campus Accommodation, The accommodation provided by colleges and universities for their students is often made available – with meals – to individuals or groups at certain times of year, typically the summer, Easter and Christmas holiday periods.
Hostel, A building run by a private operator or non-profit membership organisation, where beds and sometimes meals and other services and facilities are provided.
Holiday Park, A park that offers holiday homes and, most likely, touring and camping pitches.
Touring Park, A park that offers touring pitches, and may offer camping pitches as well.
Camping Park, A park for camping only.