We aim to provide the highest standards of service to all our
guests and we look forward to welcoming you to The Oxford Belfry
and making your stay an enjoyable one. Facilities available for
guests with disability needs are as follows:
Directions to The Oxford Belfry are available by clicking here, or by calling
the hotel on 01844 279381
As you arrive at The Oxford Belfry, you will find 350 parking
spaces of which four are reserved for blue badge holders, one of
which is located close to the hotel's main entrance. There is also
a turning circle located directly outside the main entrance for
dropping off and picking up only. There is a level, paved route
from the disabled parking spaces into the hotel where the main
entrance has a revolving door and a power assisted side door.
If you need assistance with luggage or equipment, our team are on
duty 24 hours.
The Reception desk is located on the ground floor of the hotel in
the entrance lobby. The reception desk is 108cm high although
check-in can also be completed at a low desk in the reception
You will be offered a personal check-in service with a full
explanation of the hotel's facilities together with a
familiarisation tour if required. Assistance is available to help
take your luggage to your room.
Reception staff will also brief you on our evacuation policy and
please note on your registration card if assistance is needed in
the event of an evacuation.
The following accessible aids are available at Reception:
• Portable Induction Loop for use at Reception
• An evacuation chair is also available to enable staff to assist
with the emergency evacuation of disabled guest, if
To the right of the main reception is a lift to the lower ground
floor for bedrooms on the ground floor or we have a slope leading
round to the ground floor bedrooms. A lift is available to access
the upper floors.
The Oxford Belfry has the following accessible rooms
Two fully accessible rooms with wide doorways,
wet room with accessible wheel-in shower with wall mounted drop
down seat and grab rails, and emergency pull cord. Horizontal and
vertical grab rails are positioned at the side of the toilet. In
the event of fire alarm activation these rooms have both a sounder
and a visual flashing light.
Four accessible rooms have wide doorways,
bathroom with grab rails and emergency pull cord.
In the above mentioned bedrooms, there is transfer space and
turning of at least 120cm either side of the beds.
The flooring is short pile carpet and the flooring in bathrooms is
Reading lamps are provided and room service is 24 hours.
Items of furniture can also be moved or removed on request.
Emergency pull cords link directly to reception from both the
bedroom and bathroom.
In the event of an emergency, a member of the team will assist
with evacuation if necessary. Fire evacuation advice is provided on
the back of the bedroom door and refuge areas are situated along
each corridor in case staff need to summon extra assistance during
We have two other rooms, with bathrooms, that
are fitted with emergency pull cords only; one of these
interconnects with a twin room for children and/or carer, and has
both a sounder and a visual flashing light.
There are minimal steps or slopes on the main corridors and public
areas on the ground floor. All stairs can be avoided by lifts or
All the restaurant, bar and lounge facilities at The Oxford Belfry
are located on the ground floor making them easily
The public telephone is located between reception and the
restaurant, on the left at the top of the corridor.
All lifts have audible enunciation and tactile buttons at standard
Accessible toilet facilities are located between the bar and the
There is good network coverage for mobile phones within the hotel.
All networks work.
Conference, Banqueting and Meeting Rooms
The majority of our meeting rooms are located on the ground floor
and are fully accessible from Reception. There are three rooms on
the first floor which are accessed via the lifts, or staircase to
the right of reception.
Hearing loops are available upon request in advance. Lighting can
be dimmed where required.
Please notify your conference or banquet co-ordinator for specific
seating or staging requirements.
Accessible toilets are located between the bar and leisure club or
off the College Lounge.
Leisure Club and Spa
The leisure club is located on the ground floor. A member of the
leisure team will show you the facilities and assist with access to
the swimming pool and spa. If required, a hoist is available to
gently lower you in and out of the pool. A dedicated accessible
toilet and changing area is located within the leisure club, as
well as a wheel in shower room with drop down seat and appropriate
grab rails. Access to poolside is on the same level and there are
steps with a handrail into the pool. Both the steam room and sauna
are accessible with door widths of 85cm and 90cm respectively.
Seating is provided in both.
The upper patio area of the courtyard may be accessed via the
doors either side of the conservatory or from the main function
suites. This is level, with paving and decking. A paved slope leads
down from the upper area of the courtyard to the rear of the
building (a sloping gravelled drive leads back round to the car
park and front of the hotel) and the tennis courts may be accessed
via a sloping gravel path. The paved external dining area adjacent
to the Terrace Bar is accessible from the bar and an adjacent
Alternative means of transport
If not travelling by car, the nearest bus stop is located at Sandy
Lane which is a short walk from the hotel and the bus routes from
here take you to Wheatley, Thame and Oxford.
An accessible taxi service is available from Cab Co Britannia
taxis who can be contacted on 01844 279100 or reception may book on
The nearest train station is Haddenham and Thame Parkway which is
approximately 7 miles from the hotel and has taxis available
throughout the day.
Local carers: Risborough Carers - 01844 698377
Local equipment hire companies: Helpful Hiring's - 01844
Local public transport numbers: Bus - Arriva - 0844 800 44
- Traveline - 0871 2002233
- Red Rose Travel - 01296 747 926
Train - National Rail Enquiries - 08457 48 49 50
Local accessible taxi number: 01844 279100