Awards for Accommodation at CAT

Visit Wales Verified Accommodation

In late 2010, Visit Wales introduced a new listed quality assurance option. Businesses that wish to be star quality graded or VAQAS assessed will still be able to do so. In order to be listed, a business will need to comply with a Code of Conduct and confirm the availability and serviceable condition of essential facilities and services appropriate to the type of business. There will be no automatic inspection by Visit Wales, but random visits will take place by quality advisers. Businesses opting for listed will be able to advertise in Visit Wales and local authority guides and appear on the Visit Wales website. In addition, they will also be able to take advantage of the bed booking service at networked Tourist Information Centres.

Additional information on this classification scheme is available here.

Self-assessed Accessibility Information

Self-assessed Accessibility Information provides a list of available facilities and services, highlighted as being of key importance by disabled people.  Along with Access Statements, which provide a fuller written description of accessibility, it can help people with access needs make an informed choice as to whether accommodation, attractions, food & drink or shopping establishments meet their needs.

Self-Assessed Accessibility Details

Parking

  • YesDesignated parking for guests with disabilities
  • Surface of the car park and pathway leading to entrance is
    • YesGravel
  • Route from the parking area to the entrance:
    • YesIs flat (i.e. without steps)

Public Areas

  • Level access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift to:
    • YesEntrance to reception
    • YesPublic toilet
    • YesOne or more bedrooms
    • YesBar
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and wall
  • YesLift equipped with verbal floor announcements
  • YesLift equipped with raised floor numbers or braille numbers or letters
  • YesClear surfaces such as glass doors have contrast markings
  • YesBaby changing facilities

Bedrooms

  • YesBedroom furniture can be re-arranged if requested by guest
  • YesBedroom without fitted carpets available
  • Bathrooms available with:
    • YesSeparate shower unit
    • YesWet room
  • YesBathroom with emergency call system available
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as vibrating pads (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with emergency call systems such as flashing lights (if fire alarm is activated)
  • YesBedrooms available with en suite bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBedrooms available with separate, private or shared bathrooms suitable for guests who use a wheelchair
  • YesBathrooms available that have been specially adapted for wheelchair users

Entrance

  • YesEntrance well lit

Dining

  • YesLevel access (no steps/thresholds) or access by ramp or lift
  • YesGood contrast between the floor and walls
  • Meals for guests with special dietary requirements can be provided:
    • YesSugar free (diabetic)
    • YesGluten free (coeliac)
    • YesLactose free (dairy free)
    • YesLow potassium
    • YesLow sodium
    • YesOrganic
    • YesVegetarian
    • YesVegan

General

  • YesProprietors/staff available 24-hours
  • YesEmergency evacuation procedures for guests with disabilities