We stayed at Gwel an Mor last weekend, from Friday to Monday - me, my husband & our severely disabled, terminally ill daughter, aged 15yrs. Finding suitable accomodation for disabled people is not easy, so we were thrilled to be able to stay here. We stayed in the 'assisted living' lodge, which is fully wheelchair accessible, has a large ground floor wetroom, which was fantastic. However, there is no hoist in the lodge - an absolute must for our disabled child. I did enquire about this prior to our stay & was put in touch with a local company who could hire a mobile hoist - at a cost of £70! I thought this was completely extortionate, given that we would actually only be in the lodge for 2 full days! We had to manage without the hoist. There is a 'profiling' bed in the lodge, but it's a divan type of bed, with no safety side rails (again, a must for our daughter), but we improvised. For us, this was the only 'downside' of the lodge - otherwise, it was perfect in every way. The staff were incredibly helpful & friendly - helping with the swimming pool hoist etc, this was very much appreciated. We ordered a take-away from the restaurant, which was delivered straight to our lodge - the food was delicious! We enjoyed the peace & quiet, we went there to relax & spend quality time with our daughter, which we did. I think having a hot tub in the assisted living lodge would be just perfect! It would be so beneficial to many disabled people & for the carers who look after them!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Gwel an Mor is Cornish for "View of the Sea." We are a 5 Star luxury self catering holiday resort which sits high on hills above the Atlantic Ocean in Cornwall.Our grand Scandinavian style holiday lodges blend beautifully into landscaped gardens and the surrounding countryside. Truly inviting with a relaxed but luxury style, the two and three bedroom lodges have everything you may need – down to the hot tub on your private terrace and log burner in the living area. Alongside the traditional wooden lodges, we also offer the contemporary style of the Residence. Launched in 2012, these exclusive eco lodges provide the ultimate in high-end holiday accommodation, complete with underfloor heating, mood lighting, DVD and music players and WiFi. You'll even find a plasma TV in the bathroom. Our Clubhouse boasts a fully equipped gym, indoor pool, jacuzzi, steam room and sauna while outside there is a children’s play area, tennis courts and a putting and croquet lawn.For more grown-up indulgences, The Wellbeing Spa offers an extensive menu of pampering facial, body and cosmetic treatments designed to relax, revitalise and rejuvenate you using marine inspired products. With a great reputation amongst visitors and locals, the Terrace Restaurant at Gwel an Mor is an informal bistro style venue with a locally sourced, innovative menu. With an emphasis on using the best seasonal ingredients the Southwest has to offer, the Terrace even offers a take away service so you can indulge in the comfort of your lodge. One of the truly unique aspects to a stay with us is the chance to meet some of the local wildlife. ... more less
- Also Known As:
- Gwel An Mor 5 Star Holiday Hotel Portreath
- Gwel An Mor Portreath, Cornwall