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I'm searching for all inclusive resorts in the south. Should I only book four star and above? Am I being too cautious By not looking at three star ratings???

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1. Re: star rating

I would go less by the star rating and more by the detailed reviews and pictures posted by other travelers. Star rating is usually a sign of what amenities a resort has. A clean, well run three star could give you a better experience than an old dirty 4.5 star with rude management. But it is going to vary greatly by property. I'd ask the experts in particular destination forums about specific hotels you are considering,

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Star Ratings varies by which official rating house a property is assessed.

Some focus predominantly on fascilities as mentioned above, whilst others is considerably more encompassing, and includes such things as consistency, quality of product and service, functionality, technology, decor, staffing, - on top of things such as amenities.

So it's entirely up to the individual, as to what 'minimum requirements' a guest is expecting, and how those requirements contribute to their experience.

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3. Re: star rating

I would also add that it depends who and what provides the rating. On TA, for example, I use the * rating, as a general guideline, but far from the definitive, is there is no standard for ratings and *. If you look up hotels in Seattle, the #1 hotel rating is rarely the property locals or the Destination Experts would recommend, but becomes #1 because of a number of factors. It also depends on the kind of traveler you are and your travel experience and expectations.. For many, a 3* will be just the right combination of price, value, and comfort. For others, a 3* will be a dump.

Instead, I make my decisions from several sources based on ratings, reviews, travel guides and authors, travel agents, personal recommendations, etc.

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