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Our favourite accessible places to stay in Norfolk

During our research we discovered how tricky it is to determine whether a hotel really is wheelchair friendly. We have been searching high and low for the best places in Norfolk…. Here are top picks…

Now that summer is finally here, the Nicosy team have started to think on what our customers will be getting up to over the next few months… We realised that there are loads of fantastic, accessible places to stay on not too far from us.

We decided to explore Norfolk and on our travels came across some beautiful hotels, ranging from affordable to downright fancy. We decided to share our findings but would really like to know where YOUR favorite place to stay is….also, have you stayed in any of the locations we cover? Please make sure you share your experiences! We’ll be following this up with a ‘best attractions’ so get your thinking caps on and tell us where we should be looking….

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When we began our research, we realised that there is a broad spectrum of what could be considered ‘accessible’ and it’s easy to be misled. When we researched the locations more closely, it was clear that ‘accessible’ could mean as simple as the provision of ramp.

How do you find accessible locations? Tell us and tag them in to be included in our next blog…

Truly accessible hotels have dedicated bedrooms and complete wheelchair access across their entire premises. Now, in some cases, as the buildings are listed, so it is not possible for some adaptions to be made .But, when speaking with the staff, we understand that every effort is made to ensure all their visitors are comfortable.

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The team at Visit Norfolk state on their dedicated accessibility page

“Finding the right accommodation is essential for an enjoyable holiday, and especially important if you have access requirements.”

….we couldn’t agree more!

We have gone to great lengths to ensure this list is up to date and offers a range of types of getaways (budget / luxury/ boutique/ remote) but tell us if you know better.

Jane, the founder of Nicosy, spent some time traveling to a number of these locations and was very impressed.

“We know this only scratches the surface and are looking forward to visiting more locations that offer accessible accommodation – but the best people to tell us where we should be looking is our friends in the disabled community!”

So, here are our favorites so far….

Church farm barns (Bircham Newton)

Why?

It’s first up on google and has great reviews! It’s a purpose-built location with fab amenities.

https://www.church-farm-barns.co.uk/

info@church-farm-barns.co.uk

Park House Hotel (King’s Lynn)

 

Why?

This incredible location is purpose built so that carers and the loved ones they support can both get a much-needed break. The grounds are extensive and simply beautiful. You wouldn’t want for a thing.

http://www.parkhousehotel.org.uk

parkinfo@leonardcheshire.org

Sprowston Manor Hotel, Golf & Country Club (Wroxham)

Why?

It’s beautiful setting alone would be enough to draw you in, but this lovely hotel also offers more accessibility than most without being purpose built.

https://www.britanniahotels.com/hotels/sprowston-manor-hotel-country-club

Dunston Hall (Norwich)

Why?

This location is fantastic and is one of the most recommended hotels on hotel.com. Its rooms offer accessible bathrooms with a roll in shower. Staying here is like living in a palace!

https://www.dunstonhallhotel.co.uk

Norfolk Mead Hotel (Coltishall)

Why?

Its reputation is wonderful, and the reviews are great. One lady recommended this spot as it as has a ground room floor, beautifully adapted for travellers that struggle with accessibility.

http://www.norfolkmead.co.uk

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Thats it’s for now folks…thanks for reading!

Don’t forget to tell us what you think and whether you have any recommendations.

Also – we are happy for you to share this guide with friends and family if you think they’ll find it useful.

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