Rural accommodation facilities are expected to meet minimum requirements regarding their standard and quality. For confirmation of this standard the Polish Federation of Rural Tourism 'Hospitable Farms' has developed a voluntary rating system of Rural Accommodation Facilities. Transparent and uniform rating criteria, coordinated with European standards, provide reliable information for tourists seeking the most suitable place for a holiday stay.
This rural accommodation rating system is a way of improving quality, developing brand awareness of rural tourism products, and ensuring that services offered are compliant with binding legal regulations.
The rated countryside accommodation is given one of three grades (suns): category (one sun), higher category (two suns), and the highest category (three suns).
The category primarily depends on the organization of the facility that ensures a safe and comfortable stay. The standard of accommodation and other rooms available to guests, and the quality of recreation areas in the garden are also taken into account. The more tourist attractions and unconventional leisure activities are offered, the more suns the facility receives. Another very important aspect evaluated in the rating system is the arrangement of the kitchen, dining room and the guests' recreation room. Traditional rural cuisine, a communal table and conversations with the hosts guarantee an unforgettable and unique atmosphere during the stay in the country. A higher category is granted to facilities that offer varied opportunities to spend leisure time, such as participation in work on the farm, cultural and sporting events, or educational workshops.
The Polish Federation of Rural Tourism 'Hospitable Farms' was established in 1996 as a nationwide organization bringing together associations of agritourism farm owners. The main objective of all our actions is the promotion and development of tourism in rural areas.
Our organization is in charge of classification of the Rural Accommodation Facilities, which involves evaluating and rating individual agritourism farms according to the standard of accommodation and quality of services offered. This rating system ensures uniform standards and transparency of tourist offers, a well as helps develop tourist products of asserted quality and credibility.
Polish Federation of Rural Tourism
Plac Powstańców Warszawy 2
Al. Kasztanowa 2,
Tel. (81) 501-43-11
We cordially invite you to visit the Polish countryside where you can rest and relax away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Hospitable people, natural environment and cultural heritage of the Polish village will make your stay truly enjoyable. You will have a chance to learn about local customs and traditions, see works of folk craftsmen and artisans and experience the unforgettable taste of rural cuisine.
Dear Guests, welcome to scenic and comfortable agritourism farms and accommodation facilities located in the most picturesque, yet not fully explored parts of Poland. The tourist offer of Polish rural areas is extensive, varied and versatile, catering for all visitors including young people, the elderly and families with children. Whether you seek peace and quiet or prefer active tourism close to nature, you are guaranteed to find an offer perfectly suited to your needs.
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