Just because older people with mobility problems may not be able to get around like they used to doesn’t mean they can’t stay active and enjoy a holiday.
A staycation is a great option as there are lots of accessible luxury accommodation in the UK that boast mobility aids like stair lifts or hoists.
If you are an elderly holidaymaker with impaired mobility and are planning a break, then finding accommodation where comfort is not compromised by inaccessibility is important.
Here we take you through some of the most mobility-friendly places to stay at this year.
Cornwall is a popular holiday destination with its stunning beaches and coastline and one of the most accessible hotels in the county is St Michaels Hotel in Falmouth.
The Cornish hotel boasts wide doors, low handled wardrobes, support rails in bathrooms and the restaurant and lounge are both on the ground floor.
The four-star hotel is just a stone’s throw away from Gyllyngvase Beach and some rooms open to sea views. There are also tropical gardens guests can explore as well as a spa, beauty lounge and hearty food.
Top food tip: Harbour Lights, an award-winning fish and chip shop, is a great place to enjoy this classic British food.
This B&B is wheelchair accessible and has two ground floor rooms for people who suffer from mobility problems.
The larger room at the B&B boasts wide doorways, a wheel-in shower and shower chair. There is even a support pole to help people into bed upon request.
There are plenty of things to do that are close-by to Meadowcroft Country Guest House and visitors can take in the views at Windermere or head to Kendal.
Top food tip: Head to the award-winning Watermill Inn, which is just down the road from the guest house, to experience a traditional Lakeland pub. It serves great food and is also a micro-brewery that serves up to 16 real ales.
Fishmore Hall in Ludlow is a really accessible country house hotel as it boasts an adapted ground-floor double room that has been kitted out with grab handles in the bathroom.
Guests who don’t need adapted rooms, but who struggle with stairs and need stair lifts at home can take a lift to their rooms on the first and second floors.
The hotel has a portable ramp available for guests who are in wheelchairs. Ludlow’s medieval town centre is also just half a mile away.
Top food tip: The Church Inn is located in a Grade II listed building, but it boasts hand-picked ales and homemade food.
The Grainger Hotel is another accessible accommodation within the UK and it is located less than a mile from the centre of Newcastle.
The city’s Theatre Royal and Tyne Theatre are just a short walk away as is City Hall and the Telewest Arena, which attracts some of the world’s top musicians. The MetroCentre and Eldon Square are also within easy reach.
The hotel itself has lots of facilities for visitors with mobility problems as rooms boast easy-access showers and their beds have especially been designed to offer comfort, support and pressure.
Top food tip: Blackfriars Restaurant is one eatery visitors should head to as its food is renowned, which has resulted in winning a Taste of England award. It is also very spacious, making Blackfriars accessible for disabled guests.
Copthorne Tara Hotel is a great place to stay for visitors with mobility problems as there are lots of rooms on the ground-floor and some of these have been specially designed for disabled visitors that boast hoists to transfer guests from their wheelchairs into bed.
There are also other mobile-friendly rooms that have low bath tubs, walk-in showers with a drop-down chair.
The hotel itself is located in Kensington and is just two minutes from the famous Kensington High Street underground station.
Top food tip: Bill’s Kensington Restaurant is regarded as one of the most accessible restaurants in the Kensington area as it has flat access, wide doorways and mobile-friendly toilets as well. The food ranges from steaks, hamburgers, chicken Caesar salads and lots more.
The Hotel Miramar has full accessible bedrooms as there are safety rails, a wet room and are spacious for visitors who need wheelchairs or struggle with their mobility.
If guests really want to relax, then the hotel offers an in-room spa treatment service. A local, fully qualified therapist will come to your room and will carry out the treatments you wish to have.
The miles of Bournemouth’s blue flag beaches and the Bournemouth Pier are just a short walk away, while the town centre, parks and gardens are also within easy walking distance from the hotel.
Top food tip: The food at the Hotel Miramar is well-renowned and the menu features freshly prepared and locally sourced food. Guests can enjoy anything from a formal banquet and fine dining to light lunches or afternoon teas.
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