The venue was comfortable and mostly compatible to our needs, however and sadly a huge and my only disappointment was the hotel Disability facilities, these compounded and complicated every aspect of any/every impaired persons independence, you could`nt get all wheelchairs through the Disabled facilities doorway, and there were 4 doors, there was no thought or reasoned consultation even in basic needs, human rights, hygienic and/or otherwise, being disabled at this particular hotel meant being isolated and shoved to the back of this very modern building, treated as if contagious, there were no emergency pull `help` cords and it would appear a general policy of `out of sight out of mind` to the affluent punter or, simply disabled people not welcome.
Which totally shocked me for a hotel whose business is mainly conferences, our business was diversity and equality based. If this hotel were to have decent and accessible disability facilities, where the independence and dignity of people and their carers were not compounded and affronted, this hotel truely would be the place for `all` conferences, it could proudly and cleanly advertise this and, be one of the few hotels particularly in Kent/UK to boast of being a truely modern and fit for `any` purpose hotel.
there is plenty of room for appropiate disabled facilities and no excuse not to have these.
Does the question of `no pets` include dogs for the blind/visually impaired?
Would i recomend this hotel?, maybe this should ask, `would i recomend this hotel to a friend who is disabled, or just my friends who arent disabled?
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- The Ashford International Hotel is located close to J9 of the M20 motorway and minutes from the Eurostar terminal, Channel Tunnel and only 36 minutes from London. The hotel boasts 19 state-of-the-art conference rooms and 179 sumptuous bedrooms. The hotel has a contemporary brasserie style restaurant Horizon, Costa Coffee and the more informal sports bar with pool table, Quench. Leisure and Spa facilities feature a 20m indoor pool, Jacuzzi, sauna, steam room, Technogym, relaxation suite and six beauty treatment rooms. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Ashford Hotel International
- Ashford International Hotel Kent