Superior room – a category of a hotel room with a higher standard than a standard room and lower than a deluxe room.
When choosing a superior room, guests can expect better equipment, larger space, a wider range of services included in the room price, or better room location and view.
Hoteliers often use the term superior in relation to renovated rooms. In such rooms, usually all equipment is replaced with new ones, and the rooms have been renovated.
How exactly can a superior room differ from the standard – examples
- bigger room
- larger balcony
- larger bed with a more comfortable mattress
- air conditioning
- hotel tea and coffee making facilities
- modern equipment
- bath instead of a shower
- free Wi-Fi internet access
- free minibar
- spa services included in the price
- location close to the beach
- sea view
Accommodation categories may also apply to larger residential units – for example, if the hotel offers suites, these might be both suites and superior suites.
The lack of general rules in the categorization of hotel rooms means that the hotelier can freely shape the division of its rooms into categories. Therefore, it is at hotels discretion how exactly a superior room in a given hotel looks like. It is always recommended to carefully read the description provided by the hotel.
Not all hotels offer rooms of different categories.
Superior rooms in travel agencies / tour operators
Travel companies may use a different categorization of rooms than the hotel for which a package or an offer applies. For example, if the hotel itself does not offer superior rooms but the travel agency distinguishes higher category rooms that are closer to the sea in that hotel. When booking a travel agency offer, the description of the hotel and room presented by this company shall apply.