This week The Bond Hotel were informed that another accessible holiday provider Safehands Holidays who ran The New Mayfair, Blackpool and The Esplanade Hotel, Llandudno had suddenly ceased trading leaving an uncertain future on existing bookings they had in place.
In a country where there is a limited choice of accessible holiday accommodation it is with a very heavy heart that we received the news that they had been placed into liquidation, with both hotels closing their doors with immediate effect. Our thoughts are with the staff who face unemployment so close to Christmas alongside the guests with disabilties who have lost their holidays at such short notice – many who need the wheelchair accessible accommodation and mobility equipment.
Unfortunately, some callers have been under the impression that we were part of the same company. We would like to reassure you that The Bond Hotel has never been affiliated with Safehands Holidays or any part of the Safehands Group.
Here at The Bond Hotel we have been providing fully accessible holidays for over 30 years and will continue to do so for many years to come. Due to the extra demand we are facing at the moment we would like to ask our existing guests to get in touch to secure any dates they are looking at for the upcoming season. We will be extending the deposit payment dates until January for our existing guests, to enable them to secure their chosen breaks.
The Bond Hotel has always been a family run hotel and in 2014 it passed to the younger generation who have fully invested in the hotel, continually updating and improving our holidays and services. Our domiciliary care team that can provide Holidays With Care have grown strongly over the past years enabling us to provide a unique alternative to traditional respite that cannot be found elsewhere.
Our phone lines have been incredibly busy this week following this news and we are striving to assist people who have been put into an incredibly difficult and stressful situation. If you have been affected speak to our reservations team on 01253 341218 who are keen to help. We will do our best to accommodate you and your group on any holiday that was booked at The New Mayfair or The Esplanade in Llandudno.
The Bond Hotel is the original fully accessible hotel in Blackpool and we are very much open for business and raring to go, welcoming in our Christmas Season and looking forward to 2020.