Photo: ‘Disappointed’ Andy Sargison

£2 million Bold Hotel refurbishment but no access for disabled customer

The Bold Hotel re-opened it’s doors in March following a full refurbishment and now boasts 23 luxury boutique bedrooms, a new cocktail bar & lounge, a new bar and grill menu served from 12.00pm daily from our state of the art kitchen and fully refurbished 200 cover function suite.

However, wheelchair bound Andy Sargison recently visited and quoted: “£2 million spent on the Bold Hotel is Southport, can anyone tell me why they got rid of the ramp at the front for WHEELCHAIRS and put carpeted steps in its place”.

ots-southport-bold-2Andy added: “I was frequent visitor to the Bold prior to the refurbishment, now I can’t even get in”

“I was excited to see the new look hotel and bar, but when I arrived the wheelchair ramp at the front had been replaced by carpet.

“I tried to enter via the Seabank Road entrance but the side door was locked, I waited round for around 30 minutes and eventually a member the public opened for me. Unfortunately the only ramp was to steep for my footplate, therefore I couldn’t get in”.

“Surely in this day and age there is a duty cater for all wheelchair guests?”

A spokesperson from the Bold quoted: “Street level entrance is on Seabank with push button internal door openers. The old ramp wasn’t compliant and the doors at the side are wider.

“We’ve also installed internal push button door openers at the Seabank entrance”.

Unfortunately Andy has not been able to get in….!!

ots-southport-bold-sidePhoto: Andy Sargison at the Seabank Road entrance.

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