The criteria

The Swedish hotel classfication system is not compulsory and there are currently around 650 hotels participating voluntarily in the SHR ratings. The criteria are subject to annual review.
The Swedish classification system comprises three different categories of hotel.
This category comprises hotels serving food over and above breakfast. From one to five stars.
Hotel Superior:
This category comprises hotels which have obtained a higher number of additional points within each star rating.
Hotel Garni:
This group comprises hotels serving breakfast only. The highest rating in this category is four stars.
The different star ratings can be summarized in the following mandatory criteria example(s):

Hotels primarily with common area bath/toilet, towels, central heating, breakfast and access around the clock, possibility of wake-up call, daily cleaning of rooms.
Superior: all the rooms must have private bath/toilet and television.

Hotel has, in addition to requirements for 1*, bath towels and washbasin with soap and shower cream as well as bedside lamp in rooms. In addition at least 40% of the rooms have private bathroom/toilet and TV.
Superior: all the rooms have private bath / toilet and television.

Service Desk function (at least 14 hours a day), all rooms equipped with private bath / toilet, hairdryer, full-length mirror, luggage stand, desk, radio, TV, access to internet, access to the baggage service, laundry bag, shoe shine equipment, elevator.

Reception desk staffed at least 18 hours a day, hotel staffed 24 hours, bar at least 6 days a week, comfortable furniture, safe, guest PC, internet connection in rooms, mini bar / room service, dinner service at least 6 days a week and room service with food (non-Garni-hotels), newspapers, sewing services, elevator.
Superior: dinner restaurant must be open at least 6 nights a week.

Reception desk staffed 24 hours, suites, extra toiletries in the room, bathrobe and slippers, extra pillows, choice of pillows, comfortable seating in rooms, bar 7 days a week, lunch and dinner 7 days a week, mini bar, room service round the clock, luggage service, ironing service, same day laundry service, second service / turndown, mystery checking, etc.

All star categories require a number of additional criteria, beyond the mandatory criteria, in order to achieve star rating. In addition, the hotel is also considered as a whole in terms of maintenance standards, quality of furniture and equipment, and general impression.
Full list of applicable criteria