In their accessibility statement, Rockliffe Hall states its commitment to providing the highest standards of customer care to each and every guest, no matter what their different needs may be. The hotel offers wide parking bays, lowered curb access to all entrances of the building, lowered desks, wide doors, wheelchair accessible tables, lifts and ramp access.
There are 7 DDA compliant bedrooms featuring extra wide doorways, lower hanging rail and higher sockets and a wide door into the bathroom. Guide dogs are welcome and guests with hearing impairments are provided with a vibrating pillow in case of fire evacuation. Guests are also provided with personal alarms. The hotel is also currently sourcing potable hearing loop systems, which can be provided by prior arrangement, and audio-menus for visually impaired guests.
BOOK: Rooms from £210 per night. rockliffehall.com
Fairmont Windsor Park has been rebuilt with accessibility in mind, home to an accessible Fairmont King Room, equipped with accessible features in the bath and bedroom, extra space and views across the hotel courtyard. All restaurants and bars are accessible on the ground floor, there is a hoist and a lift for the pool, a Japanese foot spa which people with life limiting conditions can use, and there is a Mindful Touch Massage for people with cancer. There is also a new full body cryotherapy chamber can be accessed by up to five people at a time.
BOOK: Rates start from £375 inclusive of VAT on a fully flexible basis. fairmont-windsorpark.com
University Arms, one of the city’s most historic hotels, is just minutes from the city centre and overlooks Parker’s Piece green. Eleven of the hotel’s rooms and suites created by Martin Brudnizki are fully accessible, with wide framed doors, low beds and emergency alarms. During your stay, check out the library, curated by Heywood Hill.
BOOK: From £153 per night on B&B basis. universityarms.com
The Ritz is fully equipped to welcome guests with mobility, hearing, sight, learning disabilities or any other hidden impairment. It welcomes assistance and guide dogs within the hotel plus complimentary overnight parking for guests with impairments, including mobility, hearing, and sight. All additional needs can be discussed and catered to in advance of your stay.
The Kings Arm – Egham, Surrey
The Kings Arms, which opened earlier this year, is fully wheelchair accessible in compliance with the accessibility guidelines, including accessible toilets and accessible fire exits. This gastropub has six boutique rooms set in a grade II listed building, set on the doorstep of where the Magna Carta was sealed in 1215. Rooms have copper baths and stain glassed windows, plus the hotel is home to The Menagerie, an alfresco terrace with a living plant wall.
Lime Wood offers ten rooms accessible for different disabilities. One of these is Pavilion Three, hidden away on the edge of the forest and designed by Susie Atkinson. Secluded and private, it features doors opening onto the forest for a romantic and luxurious stay. The room is entirely accessible with plenty of space and an equipped bathroom, full of natural light, with stylish panelled walls, a cosy open fire place and king-size bed. It has double doors that open up onto a private terrace leading out into the forest. In addition, the Herb House Spa has a sloping path into the Spa and a lift to grant access into the pools and up to the gym. Harnett Holder & Co, Lime Wood’s restaurant, headed up by Angela Hartnett and Luke Holder, and the communal areas of the hotel offer free flowing access and are wheelchair friendly.
BOOK: Pavilion Three from £565 per night. limewoodhotel.co.uk
Feldon Valley – Cotswolds
Three out of 25 rooms at this Cotswolds retreat are fully accessible and wheelchair friendly, with wet room bathrooms. There are emergency assistance alarms, wall mounted shower seats, grab bars, vibrating fire alarms for those with hearing impairments and in-room treatments available for those with mobility issues.
Southampton Harbour Hotel & Spa
Southampton’s only five-star destination is completely wheelchair-accessible, and there are specially adapted rooms on the second and third floors, accessible by lift, with wet room style bathrooms and grabrails. The luxury spa features Temple Spa products and treatments, a lap pool, hydrotherapy pool, sauna, steam room, state-of-the-art gym, indoor and outdoor relaxation areas.
BOOK: Double rooms start from £200 including breakfast.harbourhotels.co.uk
The Royal Oak – Yattendon
The Royal Oak in Yattendon is home to two ground floor bedrooms, each of which feature walk-in showers designed with people who struggle with mobility in mind. All of the hotel’s attractive and comfortable rooms boast pretty views of the village square or the walled garden.
Rosewood – London
If it’s a London luxury staycation you’re after, opt for one of Rosewood’s London’s wheelchair accessible rooms. Speak to the hotel in advance about your individual needs and they will endeavour to meet them.
BOOK: Nightly rates currently starting from £400 for an entry level room. rosewoodhotels.com
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa – Bournemouth
Christchurch Harbour Hotel & Spa sits right on the water’s edge. All areas of the hotel are wheelchair-accessible, and there are specially adapted rooms equipped with wet room style bathrooms and grabrails. The sands of Avon Beach and Mudeford Quay are just three minutes from the hotel, and Christchurch town is just a short drive away.
BOOK: Double rooms start from £205 per night including breakfast. harbourhotels.co.uk
Coworth Park – Ascot
This sprawling country estate hotel features a host of accessible rooms and facilities for guests, including lowered entry doors, wheelchair accessible bathrooms, roll-in showers, emergency buttons, accessible elevators and toilets. Guest room hearing features include visible and audible alert systems and visible notifications for incoming telephone calls and door knock/bell, plus many accessible guest rooms include hearing-impaired features and combination fire alarm speaker/visual alarm in the room, and visual fire alarms in the bathrooms.
Brown’s – London
Mayfair stalwart Brown’s features two accessible rooms within its Executive rooms, both of which feature two bathrooms; one traditional and one fully accessible. Both hotel entrances are also accessible, as is the restaurant, Charlie’s and spa, which is accessible for those with disabilities.
BOOK: Rooms from £510 based on double occupancy, excluding breakfast. roccofortehotels.com
Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa – Cheshire
Set in 38 acres of gardens and wooded parkland, Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa offers accessible parking, three accessible guestrooms, plus public areas including the restaurant and gardens that are wheelchair friendly. Housed in the Old Stables, Rookery’s award-winning spa offers facilities that are all accessible by wheelchair including the 17m swimming pool, relaxation room, sauna and steam room. The cuisine at Rookery Hall has an emphasis on seasonal produce and local suppliers, catering for all dietary requirements.
BOOK: Room rates at Rookery Hall Hotel & Spa start from £225 per night on a B&B basis. handpickedhotels.co.uk
Salcombe Harbour Hotel & Spa – Salcombe
Situated on the shores of the picturesque Salcombe estuary, this 50-room boutique hotel features contemporary interiors, outdoor terraces with panoramic estuary views. The hotel is home to accessible rooms with wet room style bathrooms and grab rails for guests with additional mobility needs. While there, check out The Jetty Restaurant, headed by former trawler man Alex Aitken, and tuck into fresh seafood with River Yealm oysters, Poole Bay shrimps and Salcombe lobster all taking centre stage.
BOOK: Double rooms start from £273 per night including breakfast. harbourhotels.co.uk
Hotel Brooklyn – Manchester
Hotel Brooklyn positions itself as Manchester’s most accessible hotel, promising inclusive design for all, inspired by Brooklyn’s loft spaces. Of the hotel’s 189 rooms, 18 are fully accessible, split between wheelchair accessible (9) and ambulant accessible (9). Hotel Brooklyn has the UK’s first fully accessible suites and is the first hotel in Manchester to offer a ceiling track hoist for guests. There are basins with integrated hand grips, removable matt black grab rails and accessible bedroom storage. Staff have also all been trained to support the needs of guests including physical impairments, deafness, blindness, invisible disabilities or those suffering from mental health issues.
The Dorchester – London
The accessible guestrooms at The Dorchester feature spacious bathrooms for wheelchair access, roll-in shower stalls with bathroom seats, bathtubs with grab handles, and handheld showerheads. There is an accessible hotel entrance located on Deanery Street, plus The Bar at The Dorchester, The Grill at The Dorchester, The Promenade and Alain Ducasse at The Dorchester are all located on the ground floor and accessible to wheelchairs.
The Lanesborough – London
The Lanesborough has three fully adapted rooms, including on the ground floor, and the majority of the hotel is accessible. The Club & Spa also has fully adapted bathrooms. Overlooking Hyde Park Corner and adjacent to the grounds of Buckingham Palace, it is one of the city’s most iconic hotels and the perfect base for a summer London staycation.
BOOK: Rates at The Lanesborough start from £615 per night on a B&B basis. oetkercollection.com