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The Third Edition of the Grading Standards formulated by the Botswana Bureau of Standards consists of the following parts, under the general title Hotel and Related Establishments.
Part 1: Fully serviced hotels - Specification
An accommodation establishment that provides breakfast, lunch, dinner and personal service, for the convenience of the guests.
Part 2: Selected serviced hotel - Specification
An accommodation establishment that provides breakfast, multipurpose public facilities and selected personal services.
Part 3: Game lodge and tended camp - Specification
An accommodation establishment with fully serviced or self-catering facilities situated in a game reserve, national park, wildlife management area or heritage/historical site. It primarily utilises outdoor activities to sell exclusive packages for guests to visit natural or historical locations. The lodge and its facilities are usually for the exclusive use of resident guests.
Part 4: Bed and Breakfast - Specification
An accommodation establishment with a minimum of two guest bedrooms and a maximum of five guest bedrooms, operating from a private property that provides breakfast and has an option with regard to the provision of lunch and dinner. The owner of the establishment shall reside within the premises and public areas can be shared by the host and the guests.
Part 5: Guesthouses - Specification
An accommodation establishment operating from a private property or purpose built property with a minimum of six and a maximum of ten guest bedrooms, providing a breakfast service and having an option with regard to the provision of lunch, dinner and of which the public areas are for the exclusive use of the guests.
Part 6: Self - catering establishment - Specification
An accommodation establishment that provides the facilities and equipment necessary for guests to prepare their own meals with a minimum of four (4) studios and/or a minimum of four (4) units with a maximum of three (3) bedrooms. Housekeeping shall be provided.
These standards outline the criteria by which the establishments are to be assigned different grades and class/categories.
The standards are reviewed after every five years through a Botswana Bureau of Standards established Technical Committee which consists mainly of industry stakeholders.