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SELECT FROM AMONGST THE WORLD’S 1,000 BEST HOTELS.

Pre-selected completely independently by JE.

SKIP WADING THROUGH THE ROUGHLY 20,000 FIVE-STAR HOTELS.

Hotels must score at least 90% — based only on verified guest reviews — to be considered by TRUE 5 STARS.

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Dear Hotel Aficionado,

My name is Jochen Ehrhardt and I am the creator of True 5 Stars.

This website is entirely for YOU.

You cannot book here but you CAN find your dream destination in no time, without disappointment and regrets.

Since we do not receive any financial rewards from the hotels, our hotel selection is truly independent and unbiased. Only quality matters.

So, how do we find out what the best hotels are?

1. Initially, I started with the world’s generally recognized top 3,000 hotels before narrowing the list down to the top 1,500;

2. After visiting, inspecting and/or staying at 1,200 of these, I finally lost patience with the imperfections at too many hotels and decided to narrow the list of qualifying hotels to the world’s top 1,000 hotels;

3. These hotels are assessed based ONLY on expert opinion and verified guest reviews;

4. Major expert assessment criteria feature those elements important to guests: Hotel employees’ service delivery & emotional engagement; services offered by the hotel; furnishings; maintenance status and state of repair; room rate; room count; spa/wellness and food & beverage offerings; views; property dimensions; location; as well as comparisons with other properties in the region;

5. Hotels that score below 87% on TrustYou Meta Guest Reviews are removed automatically from the platform, provided that the score is based on at least 100 verified guest reviews (except safari camps) and the hotel is beyond two years after the initial opening or completion of a large scale renovation;

6. In addition to TRUE 5 STARS, I provide Quality Assurance for luxury hotels with my prominent colleagues at DNA-QA

Any questions or comments?

Feel free to reach out to me at [email protected]

Enjoy the adventure!

Jochen

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