The Ramside Hall Hotel boasts that they are “The Only Silver Awarded AA Rated & 4 Star Spa Hotel in Durham. and boy do they deserve their awards. I have split the areas of the hotel I was able to experience below.

The entryway

The entrance to the Ramside Hall is thankfully flat. Great for pushchairs and wheelchairs. The doors are automatic.  The floor is white with a black square pattern. This may not be dementia friendly as some may mistake the black squares as holes they could fall down. This floor is complimented by the dark wood furnishings. Accessibility is made all the easier when the staff are friendly and happy to learn. as the staff of this hotel were.

The room

The hallway on the way to your room at the Ramside Hall Hotel is fairly narrow. I was concerned that if you needed to turn around. with either a wheelchair or pushchair that one may struggle with. The lighting in and on the way to the room was spotlit and dark. Whilst this lighting is ambient and aimed at relaxing, The visually impaired may find it becomes a mobility issue. The carpets were plush and multicoloured. The beds are so comfortable that they can tick you into a lie-in.  The bathroom was a good size. Light in colouring. The bath itself was big and luxurious. If only I had brought a bath bomb.

The restaurant. Fusion.

Whilst the lighting is dark the dark ambient lighting is kept throughout the bar and restaurant. I did not visit the other restaurant and so cannot comment. The lighting above each of the table tops is extremely useful for those who want to use their remaining vision to eat. Each table had enough room to get a wheelchair through. The music level was at a chatting level.  Again the staff were friendly and courteous. The food was excellent but at the top price range for most. £18-£39.45pexels-magda-ehlers-

The spa

Please understand there are areas I did not explore in the spa. It is up to you to review and fill in the blanks. Again the ambient lighting was kept within the changing rooms and the poolside itself. However, the light coming from the floor-to-ceiling view of the golf course outside gave me a more useful vision. The pool’s warmth was refreshing so many in the past have been tepid. Not this one! Nor the jacuzzies. Unfortunately, the sauna is not accessible via wheelchair because of its deep steep steps on the way in. Within both the steam room and sonor there is light massage music playing. One could still chat but didn’t feel the wish to, It was too relaxing.

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Q Do they have any parking?

Yes, the site has their own parking.

Q Do they allow dogs on site?

Yes, assistance dogs are welcome as well as pet dogs

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