The more stars, the hotel is considered better. This is a General rule for everyone. However, the classifications of the hotel can be very much, from stars and letters (as in Thailand), to crowns, keys, etc.Star division is accepted in many European countries.
Greece-letter designations, where D-is equal to 5*, A-4*, B-to 3*, C-2*. Great Britain-star classification. Even in the hotel 1* has all the conditions for normal housing without much luxury. For the more private types of housing introduced their own symbols, such as family hotel (a small hotel for one family) - "diamonds" apartment "keys".
In France adopted stellar classification. However, here you will not find a 5* hotel, such hotels are equal to a set of services 4L (L-luxe). 2-3 * hotels take tourists who are looking for outdoor activities. Conditions, of course good, but not moreover.
Italy-almost the same as in France, there are basically no 5* hotels, except elite expensive resorts and large cities. However, 4L hotels do not equate to 5*. It's all the same 4*, but with a wide range of services.
In Turkey, the star classification. However, the quality of comfort in hotels of low category leaves much to be desired. For example, hotels 2 * agencies do not even offer. Most entertainment and additional services in high-end hotels are included in the price.
Malaysia - the same star classification, but the level of service is much higher. For example, a 4* hotel can be safely equated to a 5*-European hotel.
We must not forget that the range of services in hotels of the same category, but different countries, different. If you are used to spacious rooms in Egypt or Turkey, you will not see this in a European hotel of the same category.