Awards for Smiths Court Hotel

VisitEngland 3 Star Hotel

All the national assessing bodies (VisitEngland*, VisitScotland, Visit Wales and the AA) now assess hotels and guest accommodation (including B&Bs) to the same criteria and award one to five stars. The star ratings reflect the overall quality of the experience. When choosing your accommodation look for the Quality Rose, the official marque of the Enjoy England national tourist board rating scheme.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

VisitEngland Breakfast Award

The VisitEngland Breakfast Award recognises those hotels and B&Bs that offer their guests a quality and choice of breakfast, service and hospitality that exceeds what would be expected at their star rating.

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Older and less mobile

Typically suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a flight of steps but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

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Visually impaired in need of key services and facilities

Typically provides key additional services and facilities to meet the needs of visually impaired guests.

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Hearing impaired in need of key services and facilities

Typically provides key additional services and facilities to meet the needs of guests with hearing impairment.

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Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
    • YesWithin 50 metres approx. of entrance
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • 2 disabled bays being concreted

  • YesDrop-off point for guests outside entrance
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesHas a ramp

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesLounge
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
  • YesGuest information available in large print (14pt and over)

Bedrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom with non-allergenic bedding available
  • YesBedroom without fitted carpets available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesBath with shower
    • YesBath
    • YesWet room
  • YesSeparate shower unit with support handrails available
  • YesSeparate shower unit with fixed shower seat or shower chair available
  • YesWCs with handrails available
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBedrooms available with separate, private or shared bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users

Entrance

  • YesSteps to the main entrance
    • 11
      Number of steps to entrance
    • YesHandrail by steps
  • YesEntrance well lit
  • YesBell at main entrance

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • YesMenus available in large print (14pt and over)
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesNut free
    • YesAdditive free
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

General

  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities