Perrott Avenue, College Road, Cork
I visited Hayfield Manor yesterday for a light lunch in the lush library but with its decadent surroundings, including an aviary, I knew I'd have to visit again when I had something to celebrate. It's a five star hotel so it's top quality all round. I only went for food there so I cannot comment on their bedrooms but Hayfield I'm willing to test them out - call me.
What has it got?
Seating: The chairs are all moveable but they also come in plenty of different heights. Some of the tables might be a little low but there are many options of tables.
Doors: The front doors are double doors but there is a doorman there to open them. The rest of the doorways were wide and easy to push open.
Ground: Carpet and tiles. Outside, there is a mixture of cobbles and gravel which might be a little bit tough but you can get dropped right to the door.
Stairs: On the ground floor, everything is level but there is a lift up to the rest of the floors.
Bathrooms: Their wheelchair bathroom was just a delight. Proper mirrors, nice soap, mouthwash, towels and ear buds. Yup, the full hog. Most wheelchair bathrooms are very basic so this was a treat. It was a little bit tight but it certainly does the trick.
Spaciousness: There is plenty of room to maneuver here.
Helpfulness of Staff: Incredibly helpful. Five star service really.
Parking: They have their own car park with wheelchair spots.
Why did it lose points? It's quite difficult for older buildings to accommodate for wheelchair users while retaining the correct periodic style but Hayfield achieved this and they deserve a round of applause for that.