Romania had 38 five-star rated hotels on July 31, 2019, representing 4.2pct of the total number of hotel accommodation seats, by two more as against July 31, 2018, according to the latest data released by the National Institute of Statistics .
Most of the hotels were classified as 3 star hotels (53.5% of the total hotels), 4 star hotels (23.3%) and as 2 star hotels (18.6%).
“Most hotels were in the three, four and two-star category (53.5 pct, 23.3 pct, and 18.6 pct, respectively). There were 38 five-star hotels (2 more than on July 31, 2018). Of the total hotel accommodation capacity, three-star hotels account for 46.1 pct, four-star hotels for 27.3 pct, two-star hotels for 20.7 pct, five-star hotels for 4.2 pct, one-star hotels for 1.6 pct and 0.1 pct of capacity was in facilities outside the star-classification system,” according to INS.
On July 31, 2019 there were 107 establishments of tourist reception with functions of tourist accommodation non-classified by stars (compared to 102 on the same date of the previous year), most of them being school and pre-school camps (48.6% of the total in 2019). Out of the 1625 hotels operational on July 31, 2019, a number of 2 hotels, with a total number of 158 places, were not classified by stars.
Among the tourism units with tourist accommodations, 27.9 pct were located in mountain resorts, 18.3pct were in Bucharest and the cities of county residence (except for Tulcea), 10.1 pct in seaside resorts (except Constanta), 7.1 pct in spa resorts, 3 pct in the Danube Delta (including the city of Tulcea) and 33.6 pct were in other localities.
The counties with the most numerous tourist accommodations were: Constanta (934 accommodation structures), Brasov (930), Suceava (469), Harghita (420), Mures (337), Cluj (334) and Prahova (330).
Constanta County had the highest share (24.8pct) in the total number of existing rooms in tourist units.
On the total number of existing tourist accommodation places, Constanta County ranked first- 25.2 pct, Brasov County – 8.3 pct, followed by Bucharest 6.2 pct, Bihor County – 3.8 pct, Prahova, Valcea and Suceava (each with 3.5 pct) and Cluj County with 3.3 pct.
Among the total number of locations in tourist areas, out of the total number of places, 92,000 were in Bucharest and the county residence cities (excluding Tulcea City), 85,100 were in seaside resorts(excluding Constanta City), 71,800 in other localities and tourist routes, 64,800 in mountain resorts, 35,600 in spa resorts and 7,200 in the Danube Delta area (including Tulcea City).
Out of the total 162.9 thousand rooms existing in the establishments of tourist reception with functions of tourist accommodation operational on July 31, 2019 (the rooms in cottages excluded), 99.7 thousands (61.2%) were in hotels. In 2019, the number of rooms increased with 1102 in hotels, with 217 in agro-tourism boarding houses and with 106 in tourist villas.
The number of tourist accommodation places operational on July 31, 2019 was 356.6 thousands. Most of places, 199.9 thousands, were in hotels, followed by agro-tourism boarding houses with 49.1 thousand places, tourist boarding houses with 35.2 thousand places, tourist villas with 16.7 thousand places and hostels with 13.7 thousand places.
By the operating mode of the establishments of tourist reception with functions of tourist accommodation, 76.7% of the total rooms were in permanent establishments of tourist accommodation.
The rooms with bath or shower accounted for 96.6% of the total rooms (the rooms in cottages excluded). In the school and pre-school camps, 59.5% of the rooms were without bath or shower.