During my road trip through southern England, we stayed in different accommodations between Brighton and Bristol. In this article, I will share my experience of staying at the Marsham Court Hotel and its wheelchair accessibility.
“Travel is the bridge that connects our dreams to reality.” – Jon Miksis
From the moment you arrive, you’ll notice the friendly atmosphere at Marsham Court Hotel. The staff undergoes training programs to enhance their understanding of accessibility needs.
The hotel counts five accessible rooms with profiling beds and removable ceiling hoists. 2 rooms are dog friendly and one has a connecting door, ideal for a carer or family. We stayed in the family room, which has 2 profiling beds, and one double bed. The beds are not high enough for a portable hoist. A ceiling hoist and shower chair are available on request, free of charge.
Inside the bathroom, you’ll find a toilet equipped with grab bars, a roll-in shower, and a small sink. The hotel provides shower chairs (commodes) of different types. The bathroom lacks a ceiling hoist, which made it inaccessible for me to use. If you need a hoist, I recommend using the Changing Place located on the first floor. It features a toilet, a ceiling hoist, and an adult-sized changing bench. It’s important to note that guests should bring their own sling equipped with a loop system.
Their website is full of specific information, including measurements. Since the building is over 100 years old, it should be noted that certain parts of the hotel may be quite narrow.
The hotel provides a range of accessible rooms with profiling beds and removable ceiling hoists. Unfortunately, the ceiling hoist track does not reach the bathroom. The hotel offers a changing place on the first floor as a solution. Due to the historic nature of the building, it’s important to note that certain areas of the hallway may be narrow. Overall, I’d rate this hotel 4 out of 5 stars!