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    Premier Inn weekend away

    I know, I know, I am a lucky so and so, as I bagged a weekend away at the Premier Inn Warrington.
    Why? Well my wife and I went to meet my sister there.
    This was my first overnight stay since July last year, and we booked an Accessible room, £57 with cooked breakfast for two.
    The room was plenty big enough, but we thought the bed (a double) was not very wide and too low to stand up from or transfer to a wheelchair.
    I felt cold too, as the heating was turned off and hidden behind a couch thing. The bathroom spacious but the shower did not provide hot enough water.
    The problem of being spoilt at home with the Gerberit wc became apparent too.
    Bearing in mind this was our first overnighter, it was obvious just how awkward it is to push a wheelchair around places.
    Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
    Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
    Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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    Beemer So, a 6/10, or is than generous/mean?

    I'm glad you got away - maybe with the knowledge you gained from this weekend, you'll be better able to question bed heights etc. next time you go away.

    And I know this might be silly, but would a shower down under be a substitute for your fancy loo, of course you'll have to air dry!! xx
    ​Diagnosed 03/2007. Sporadic Definite ALS/MND Spinal (hand) Onset.
    Eye gaze user - No functional limbs - No speech - Feeding tube - Overnight NIV.

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      #3
      Originally posted by Ellie View Post
      Beemer So, a 6/10, or is than generous/mean?

      I'm glad you got away - maybe with the knowledge you gained from this weekend, you'll be better able to question bed heights etc. next time you go away.

      And I know this might be silly, but would a shower down under be a substitute for your fancy loo, of course you'll have to air dry!! xx
      Yes, I think a 6/10 would be fair for the room, but, oh dear, the breakfast was a demonstration of disorganisation, is that a word?
      Our breakfast was booked for 0830hrs but we did not get our cooked meal until 0920hrs, in the meantime we saw at least 4 tables get up and leave demanding a refund. The breakfast room was full but there were not enough staff on to manage. We were in no hurry so watched and listened to people complaining, its quite entertaining as an alternative to being isolated in the house at home
      Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
      Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
      Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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        #4
        Beemer
        nice to hear you went away but a real shame about the heating and water. Terrible about the breakfast. Ok if you're not in a rush but if you'd had a hospital appointment or similar you'd be well fed up. It is nice to watch everyone complaining. I do like people watching. Was breakfast ok when it did turn up?

        perhaps more investigative trips should be carried out then if we award them points more might be done to make things more acceptable. 🤔

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          #5
          Beemer glad you got a short break. The hospitality industry has not yet geared up following lockdown and like you I discovered last week that they don’t have enough staff and those that are working are lacking experience. If you get away later this year Dave then try to book an accessible room. I have found that at Premier Inn they are good.
          I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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            #6
            Breakfast was fine thank you Denise, I also like people watching it takes all sorts to make up this world, and how boring would it be if everyone was perfect like me .
            I have just received a text requesting feedback for Premier. I may be gone a while
            Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
            Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
            Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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              #7
              Originally posted by Barry52 View Post
              Beemer glad you got a short break. The hospitality industry has not yet geared up following lockdown and like you I discovered last week that they don’t have enough staff and those that are working are lacking experience. If you get away later this year Dave then try to book an accessible room. I have found that at Premier Inn they are good.
              We did book an accessible room Barry, but as you say, I don't think the staff had the experience, and I thought the bed in the room too small and too low.
              Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
              Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
              Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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                #8
                Go Beemer

                have fun filling that one in. You might get a freebie.

                Denise xxx

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                  #9
                  Hi Beemer,

                  Its good you've got away and had a change of scene. We always used to book an accessible room at Premier Inns and generally found them to be good. I think the bed is low for folks who transfer to bed from wheelchair. You can ask for them to be made higher ( on elephant feet !) If you need the height to stand up.

                  I found the wetrooms to be good. We once were given an accessible room with a bath. .. apparently you need to specify. We were in a rush to get to the theatre so we kept it.They offered us free accommodation to compensate. We once got free breakfast and dinner because they had forgotten to make the bed higher so its definitely worth filling in that feedback form.

                  It sounds like I'm always complaining to get a freebie 😂
                  ​​​​​​​Love Debbie x

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                    #10
                    Well done braving it away Beemer, you'd think there would be some kind of centralised review record of "accessible" accommodation by disabled people, but great to hear about your experience here.
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                    Diagnosed July 2020, ALS bulbar onset.

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                      #11
                      Hi Heather

                      I definitely need a vacation.

                      Denise xx

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                        #12
                        Stayed 3 nights in a Premier Inn last week, not impressed- and no way a wheelchair use would have got around either! This just proves how fortunate i am with my slow slow progress. i still have all my mental faculties, can still use both arms, sort of. Any one with worse symptoms needs specilist help - there must be organisations that have skills in arranging holidays for the less abled of us. Anyoe know who can help?
                        Mum died with MND in 1979 – I have a wonky gene, probably inherited from her. Reckon mine started sometime in 2018

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                          #13
                          Originally posted by EvelynMW View Post
                          Stayed 3 nights in a Premier Inn last week, not impressed- and no way a wheelchair use would have got around either! This just proves how fortunate i am with my slow slow progress. i still have all my mental faculties, can still use both arms, sort of. Any one with worse symptoms needs specilist help - there must be organisations that have skills in arranging holidays for the less abled of us. Anyoe know who can help?
                          https://www.disabledholidays.com/abo...-with-MND.html

                          Maybe?
                          Diagnosed 2nd Jan 2020
                          Both arms/shoulders affected, left worse than right.
                          Progressive Muscular Atrophy suspected

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                            #14
                            I used this company in 2019 for a holiday in Italy. The accommodation and food was basic but adequate and would have suited a wheelchair user of which there were a few guests. They ferried everyone to the accessible beach twice a day and the facilities there were great with accessible showers, changing rooms and water wheelchairs. I can recommend this company.
                            I’m going to do this even if it kills me!

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