1 and 2 star hotels are categorized as 'tourist' and 'standard' hotels in Europe. The classifications vary from country to country, but you can generally expect the bare necessities – bed, bath/shower – without any of the frills. When it comes to apartments, these won't be the most plush or roomy in the Alps – though if you just need somewhere cheap to crash after skiing and après, they could be just the ticket.
There's no official chalet star rating system, but those with a couple of stars tend to be simple but comfy lodges – probably not with ensuite Jacuzzi baths, but still a cosy place to stay with a host to do the housework. Staying somewhere with 1 or 2 stars needn't mean you have to compromise on location; many of our cheaper lodgings still have super positions in the centre of resort or near the ski lifts and slopes.
Add To wish list
Create New list
Don't need to save them?