Definition Bed and Breakfast & Country Guest House
Broadly speaking, Bed and Breakfast accommodation is provided in a family (private) home and the owner/manager lives in the house or on the property. Breakfast must be served. Bathroom facilities may or may not be en-suite and/or private. In general, the guest shares the public areas with the host family.
Whereas a Country Guest House is a large Guest House, usually situated in natural, peaceful surroundings such as near a nature reserve, a forest, a lake etc. It can (but does not necessarily) offer all the services of a hotel, including dinner.
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A hotel provides accommodation to the travelling public, has a reception area and offers at least a "breakfast room" or communal eating area. In general an hotel makes food and beverage services available to a guest, though these may be outsourced or provided by the hotel...
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A house, cottage, chalet, bungalow, flat, studio, apartment, villa, houseboat, tent or any accommodation where facilities and equipment are provided for guests to cater for themselves. The facilities should be adequate to cater for the maximum advertised number of residents the facility can accommodate.
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Definition Backpacker and/or Hostelling
A Backpacker and/or Hostelling establishment is an accommodation facility that provides communal facilities, including dormitories yet may offer a range of alternative sleeping arrangements. Only establishments that cater for transient guests (travelling public) will qualify for grading.
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The Crags, Plettenberg Bay, South Africa