What is a tourist residence?
Residence de Tourisme, résidence hôtelière, aparthotel…
These different terms all refer to the same concept: fully-equipped “ready-to-live-in” accommodation for a tourist clientele (business or leisure), rented on a daily, weekly or monthly basis. They are managed by a single operator with hotel-grade services.
Criteria for being classified as a tourist residence:
- At least 50 beds (one bed = accommodation for one person)
- Listed by Atout France (see page on classification). Otherwise, it is an unclassified furnished residence.
- Group of standardised dwellings
- A single operator (see a few examples of operators: list of members)
- A tourist customer base
- Hotel-grade services, featuring a reception, bed linen, housekeeping and laundry service, and breakfast available in certain residences.
Status of the Tourist Residence
This is the main status defined in the decree of July 6, 2010. It constitutes the reference scheme for SNRT members.
“The Tourist Residence is a classified commercial establishment, subject to permanent or seasonal operation. It consists of one or more individual or collective residential buildings grouping, in a homogeneous whole, furnished residential premises and premises for collective use. Furnished accommodation is offered to tourist customers who do not choose to live there, for daily, weekly or monthly occupancy. It has a minimum of common equipment and services … “.
A decree of April 10, 2019 specifies the standards whose compliance allows classification into 1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 stars. Download
A tourist residence is actually two products in one!
- For the investor, it’s a secure real estate investment with full and unrestricted ownership rights, managed by a professional operator, with possible rights of use for specific periods.
- . For the consumer, it’s a rental offer, a smart comfortable holiday package that is different from traditional hotels and furnished accommodation. It comprises accommodation plus services and leisure activities – by the sea, in the countryside, in mountain resorts or in cities – at affordable prices for families, business people or individual travellers.