Unfortunately as a small hotel expanded around a private residence built in the 1930s, Hotel de Vie has limited provisions for disabled guests. Please check any specific requirements you may have, before booking.
Also, if we can assist in any other way, please do let us know.
For a basic initial summary, please review the following.
Guests with Hearing Impairments:
- We do not have induction loops fitted in the hotel.
- The fire alarm is sound only.
- We are not yet able to communicate effectively in BSL or similar.
Guests with Visual Impairments:
- We do not currently have any of our paperwork, signage, or equipment available in brail (although large print formats can be normally provided upon advanced request, and/or dictated verbally as required).
- There are some small slopes and steps around the hotel, which are not typically marked with highly contrasting colours.
- Due to the age of the building, not all floors are completely even, but they are comparatively flat.
Wheelchair users and guests with restricted movement:
- Our car park is gravel, and there are two steps from our paved area, into our front door (we do not have a ramp available).
- There are a total of five paved steps from the public pavement to within our front door.
- There is a small step up (2 inches), between our lounge and guests toilets (which are also not wheelchair accessible).
- There are three steps down out from our lounge area to our gravel smoking area.
- Most of our plug sockets are at skirting board level.
- Most of our rooms are on the first floor, and we do not have a lift.
- The first floor is also slightly split level between some of the rooms (although each room on the first floor in itself is on the same level).
- The only room currently on the ground floor (the Scarlet Suite) does not have a wheelchair accessible toilet (due to it’s restricted size) nor does it have grab handles anywhere in the room, nor overhead hoists or handles. Similarly, there is a 4 inch step between the bedroom/lounge area and the open plan bathroom area. The rim of the bath is also raised above ground level (around 2.5 feet high).