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Disability friendly UK breaks

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Transverse
Transverse Community member Posts: 34 Connected
edited February 2022 in Coffee lounge
Does anyone know or recommend and disability friendly hotel with nightly entertainment with town that is mobility scooter friendly please, Needing a break don't know where to start!

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  • Alex_Alumni
    Alex_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,561 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hello @Transverse I'm sorry no one has answered your query yet, I wonder if you could let us know how far you're willing to travel, and perhaps the star rating of the hotel you'd be looking for? That can help us advise you more appropriately :)

    If there's anything else you'd like help with, please do let us know.

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  • Danielle_2022
    Danielle_2022 Community member Posts: 266 Pioneering
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    Hi @Transverse,
    I'm not quite sure if this fits what you're looking for exactly, but have you considered Butlins? There are several different resorts around the UK and I always had great experiences with them growing up. Also, although I can't think of a specific town to recommend, I usually rely on a Premier Inn if I need to stay in a hotel. They're usually pretty cheap and good with all things accessibility. I hope that you enjoy your break, when it eventually happens!
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  • woodbine
    woodbine Community member Posts: 12,087 Disability Gamechanger
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    Would agree that premier inn are good also travel-lodge.
    As for where I like Llandudno is the town is on the flat, and good bus services to some neighbouring places, and train service to Betwys Co-ed (sp?)

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  • janer1967
    janer1967 Community member Posts: 21,964 Disability Gamechanger
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    The only trouble with premier Inn and travel lodge is they don't have entertainment and sometimes no restaurant 

    Blackpool has lots of hotels with entertainment and accessibility and the area is mainly flat and a good promenade 

    I would imagine lots of seaside resorts would be the same 
  • Tori_Scope
    Tori_Scope Scope Posts: 12,508 Disability Gamechanger
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    Hi @Transverse :) Beyond what our other members have commented, I was just wondering whether you might find the following resources helpful:
    Please do let us know whether you find anything accessible, as I'm sure our other members would be interested!

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  • Transverse
    Transverse Community member Posts: 34 Connected
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    Thank you everyone,  it really does show Britain as a whole is not as disability friendly as we would like, its not just hotels, it's venues, shops, down to drop kerbs  you name it, I will let you know I found a hotel in western supermare with entertainment, breakfast and evening meal plus free bar 6pm 10 pm, fairly good disability friendly, but what a step in and out shower, need help there , will keep looking try somewhere else
  • Ross_Alumni
    Ross_Alumni Scope alumni Posts: 7,652 Disability Gamechanger
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    You'll have to let us know how you get on @Transverse :) Things certainly do need to be more accessible, and hopefully we will get there soon!
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  • Transverse
    Transverse Community member Posts: 34 Connected
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    Had a good time hotel accessible in to hotel, lifts, but lack of hand rails, showers are about 10inch  off the floor  not enough grab rails to get in and out shower  needed help, I'm finding a lot of places not disability friendly 
  • Transverse
    Transverse Community member Posts: 34 Connected
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    Yeah I mentioned things but nothing does get done as you know, I hope one day every place has to be adapted 
  • P8316238
    P8316238 Community member Posts: 5 Listener
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    Hi I too would love to get away with my family, I’m a quadruple amputee and can not find anywhere that would cater for my needs so looks like another summer at home  and a very  upset 9 year old daughter.
  • Transverse
    Transverse Community member Posts: 34 Connected
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    O no! Bless you, I was looking at some travel lodges ect and they have level access showers which is always the main thing needed, how do you transfer? 
  • Lapal
    Lapal Community member Posts: 9 Connected
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