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.
What is the HolidayCheck Award?
The HolidayCheck Award is a hotel award that is given every year to the 10 most popular hotels in a region. In 2019 the HolidayCheck Award will be presented for the 14th time in a row.
When is the HolidayCheck Award handed out?
The HolidayCheck Award is presented every year in January and refers to the observation period from 1.12.2017 to 30.11.2018 for the Award 2019.
Which minimum criteria does a hotel have to fulfil at the cutoff date on November 30th in order to qualify for the HolidayCheck Award?
Hotels must meet the following criteria during the observation period (1.12.2017-30.11.2018) in order to qualify for the award:
- at least 50 reviews
- at least 90% recommendation rate
- at least 5.0 overall rating
- no violation of the HolidayCheck Code of Conduct
When is the deadline?
The cutoff date is on November 30th 2018, by which date all criteria must be met to qualify for the award.
Which period of time is relevant for the assignment of the Award?
All reviews published on HolidayCheck between December 1st, 2017 and November 30th, 2018 are automatically taken into consideration for the assignment of the Award, unless they concern a stay that ended before December 1st, 2017.
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.
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.
What is the difference between the HolidayCheck Award and „Recommended on HolidayCheck“?
„Recommended on HolidayCheck“ is awarded to every hotel that has at least 4.0 suns, 75% recommendation rate and one active rating in the period between 1.12.2017-31.03.2018. The HolidayCheck Award, on the other hand, is based on stricter criteria and is only awarded to the 10 most popular hotels in a region.
Does the award apply to other hotels in a chain?
No, the award is an individual award that only applies to one house and cannot be transferred to other houses in a chain or holiday complex.
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.
Please also note any other e-mails you receive from us.
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.