The most popular hotels for travellers win the HolidayCheck Award each year in January. Every hotel that fulfills the minimum criteria and does not violate the HolidayCheck Code of Conduct can be nominated for the Award. The 10 most popular hotels in each region receive the Award.
Which period of time is relevant for the assignment of the Award?
All reviews which are published at HolidayCheck between December 1st, 2016 and November 30th, 2017 are automatically taken into consideration for the assignment of the Award, unless they concern a stay that ended before December 1st, 2016.
Which minimum criteria does a hotel have to fulfil at the cutoff date on November 30th in order to qualify for the HolidayCheck Award?
- at least 50 reviews
- at least 90% recommendation rate
- at least 5.0 overall rating
- no violation of the HolidayCheck Code of Conduct
Why is not every hotel which fulfils the minimum criteria given an Award?
Only the 10 most popular hotels in a region are awarded, it is possible that hotels do fulfil the minimum criteria but do not receive the Award. Deviations within the popularity raking in tourist regions with many hotels can be marginal.
Which hotels will be awarded with the HolidayCheck Award 2018?
Every hotel that fulfils the minimum criteria and did not violate the HolidayCheck Code of Conduct is qualified for receiving the Award. In order to choose the 10 most popular hotels, we use the HolidayCheck popularity ranking.
What is the HolidayCheck popularity ranking?
The popularity ranking is an algorithm which includes recommendation rate, overall rating, and reviews. By means of this popularity ranking, the 10 most popular hotels are determined.
Why are there no longer any award categories?
We want to reduce complexity so that you are able to integrate the Award more easily into your marketing. In this way, the Award can represent all your guests, rather than just individual guest categories. On the HolidayCheck Award website, HolidayCheck users can still select winning Award hotels based upon their chosen type of vacation and audience.
What is the HolidayCheck Gold Award and how can I receive it?
The HolidayCheck Gold Award is a special accolade. Hotels which have received the HolidayCheck Award at least 5 times in a row due to their continuously outstanding reviews are rewarded with this special accolade.
How do I get my Award Package?
We will send you your free Award Package by post. Please let us know which address we should send your package using the request form.
Will there be an Award Presentation again this year?
In 2018, there will be no ‘stand-alone’ Award presentation. We would still like to send you your Award in January, so that you can display the Award in your hotel at the beginning of the year and integrate it into your marketing.
What happens, if a hotel does no longer fulfil the minimum criteria during the year?
HolidayCheck reserves the right to remove the Award logo during the year if the recommendation rate or the overall rating goes below the minimum criteria significantly. The same applies in case of violation of the Code of Conduct.