ACCESSIBILITY

Formby Hall is committed to a philosophy of sustainability, generosity and inclusion that extends to all visitors to the hotel. We take time to understand each individual guest’s needs and expectations, matching you to the right room, anticipating what will make a difference to your stay and discussing your requirements before arrival.

We have 6 disabled parking bays and a level entrance through automatic doors to the main reception hall. There is level access to one floor of bedrooms down a corridor to the left of the main entrance.

The Restaurant, Bar and Coffee Lounge are all on the ground floor with Function Rooms on the first floor accessible via stairs or lift.

The Formby Hall Site

Formby Hall is a 62 bedroom resort with hotel, golf courses, restaurant, bar and spa facilities.

Set in 200 acres of parkland, the sophisticated Formby Hall Golf Resort and Spa offers 62 individually designed contemporary bedrooms, a luxurious spa and outstanding leisure facilities. The rooms are generous in terms of space allocation, width of doorways and facilities, which helps with overall accessibility.

During the booking process we endeavor to understand individual guests’ needs in order to provide any assistance when needed.

Parking

On-site parking is available for any guest who arrives by car. There are two parking spaces designated for disabled access close to the main entrance. There are a further 4 spaces close to the main entrance. If you require assistance with luggage, equipment or guidance our Reception is staffed 24hrs a day.

Main Entrance and Reception

Arriving through the automatic doors into the reception hall, a movement sensor will alert the reception team of an arrival. The reception desk is located to the left of the main entrance. All bars and restaurant areas are located to the right of the main entrance.

The floor surface in reception is mainly marble tiles with a few small carpeted areas. There is level access to one floor of bedrooms down a corridor to the left of the main entrance. The lift is accessed through the reception hall and provides access to the first floor bedrooms, conference rooms and Diplomat Function Suite.

Lifts and Corridors

Resort lifts include a full height-operating console, an adjustable buzzer indicates operation to persons with impaired vision, tactile (raised legend) pushes. Lifts provide access to the majority of the resort.

All corridors are at least 1650mm wide. There are no internal steps or ramped areas in the corridors. All stairways in the hotel are carpeted and have a contrasting colour to mark the edge.

Toilets in Public Areas

There are several sets of public toilets, one (ladies) adjacent to reception and others are adjacent to the 19th Hole & L37 Restaurant, there is a unisex accessible toilet adjacent to the cocktail lounge with the following facilities:

  • Emergency Alarm pull cord
  • 98×74 cm free space free of obstacles and doors
  • 98 cm transfer space to the right of the toilet.
  • The floor is linoleum
  • There are drop down rails on the other side of the toilet

There is an additional accessible toilet outside of the Diplomat Suite.

  • Emergency Alarm pull cord
  • 98 cm transfer space to the right of the toilet.
  • The floor is linoleum
  • There are NO drop down rails or fixed rails in this toilet

L37 Restaurant, 19th Hole Bar and Cocktail Lounges

Bar service is offered as table service to all areas of the Hotel and our team of hosts are on hand at all times to take orders and deliver drinks. Guests in wheelchairs can access all food and beverage areas to relax with a drink before or after dinner.

The reception area and JAVA Coffee Lounge has a level marble tile floor, the Cocktail Lounge has a textured knotted carpet and the L37 Restaurant is part carpet and part wooden floor. There is a small 2cm lip moving from the carpet to wooden floor towards the rear of the restaurant.

The 19th Hole Bar is all on one level, mainly being carpeted. Our team of hosts are on hand to make personal recommendations and deliver drinks to tables where required. There is also an external terrace which is level and has a laid brick floor.

All areas benefit from an abundance of natural light with (most large windows taking in the view over the golf course) the exception is the Cocktail Lounge which has less natural light. At night the cocktail lounge and L37 Restaurant have low level lighting whilst the 19th Hole Bar is brighter.

Staff are available to take you through the menu and handle any questions you have. Full allergen information is available on request.

Lighting is mainly natural during the day as 2 sides of the L37 Restaurant are glazed with views over the golf course. At night the lighting is low level, however some tables have more light and can be reserved on request.

We are able to cater for varying dietary needs, please advise on booking. We can also vary any dishes on the menu to suit as all food is cooked to order.

Bedrooms

Careful consideration has been given to the design of the bedrooms. All the bedrooms follow an open plan concept where there are fewer dividing walls and traditional screening enclosures which can restrict mobility.

All bedrooms have a 1000mm entrance doorset, this offers greater access to a wider range of rooms other than dedicated accessible rooms. 300mm clear space has been allowed alongside the leading edge of the doors.

Two dedicated disabled bedrooms are provided. Room 106 and Room 108 are both twin rooms. Both rooms have oversized level entry showers with a drop down seat or stool in the shower. The toilets have a fixed rail on one side. A toilet seat raiser can be organised with advance notice. There is a low level hand basin in each toilet area.

In addition all bedrooms on the first floor are accessible by lift and have the wider entrance doors which allows for further flexibility of provision.

Room features:

  • Flooring in the bedroom area is carpet
  • Flooring in the bathroom area is linoleum, non slip mats are available on request.
  • Lighting levels are controllable and reading lights are provided.
  • Given the highly serviced nature of the hotel and the ability for guests to pre book detailing specific special needs or requirements, this allows for additional facilities to be tailored to individual requirements to be incorporated into the room for the duration of the stay.
  • A card/proximity style entrance lock is provided to all bedrooms which assist in accessibility to all rooms.
  • Room service is 24 hours.
  • Bedding is feather; non feather is available on request.
  • All rooms are non smoking.