I am a user of an electric wheelchair. The staff upon booking enquiry are extremely coy about the description of their disabled facilities regarding wheelchair lifting/moving equipment. When you ask you will get a coy 'yes' but when you view the facilities the Abbotsford's facilities are woefully inadequate both in quality and usage.THERE IS NO LIFT. The wheelchair lifting equipment's operability is entirely dependent on staff rotas. On the day I was there the only person who was trained in the safe operation of the manual wheelchair lifting device was not on duty and no other member of staff was qualified to undertake this task of operating the wheelchair device. The wheelchair lifting device IS NOT SUITABLE FOR AN ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR - IT WILL NOT TAKE THE WEIGHT OF AN UNOCCUPIED ELECTRIC WHEELCHAIR, let alone person +chair.. If you travel alone and independently there is no way whatsoever to get your electric wheelchair upstairs. Which if you are like me and have to use an electric because you have no upper body strength to use a manual wheelchair; then you are STUFFED. Also, if like me you turn up and the trained designated staff member for their hoist is not on duty then just forget the whole deal and go and sleep in your car as you will be less stressed. Overall the public areas were dingy and there is an overwhelming smell of dampness in some parts of the hotel, particularly in the reception area so take note if you are asthmatic. The food is standard pub grub and the restaurant area shares the same open floor space as the sports bar. It really only is a pub with some rooms stuck on as an afterthought. The road you enter and egress from is in an extremely poor state of repair so drive carefully. This state of disrepair is continued into parking area and if you do happen to be in a manual wheelchair you will find it very difficult to negotiate due to potholes etc. IF YOU ARE DISABLED SAVE YOURSELF A LOT OF DISTRESS AND DON'T EVEN GO THERE.
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- Abbotsford Hotel Dumbarton
- The Abbotsford Hotel Dumbarton, Scotland