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Trip List by Affe

Wheelchair accessible hotels

6 Jun 2006  
4.5 of 5 stars based on 8 votes

List of wheelchair-friendly hotels - or better, hotels where you can stay without huge problems. These hotels were visited by myself or were described with detailed info on the Web. Hotels marked with *** were tested personally.
The hotels tested were ok for a wheelchair user who cannot walk at all, but who can generally use "normal" bathtubs and closets - provided the bathroom has the right size and layout. Since everyone has different needs, you should in any case contact the hotel to have specific information. Many of these hotels provide wheelchair-friendly rooms; however, we usually choose a standard room because:
1- Wheelchair-friendly rooms are generally the oldest, the ugliest and with the worst position
2- Most of the times the shower in many "wheelchair-friendly rooms" has no grab bars or a proper seat - therefore a bathtub is more comfortable.
For specific info please see Tripadvisor travellers' reviews. Here I provide basic info on accessibility only.
I am now writing reviews instead of using this list - so I can also post pictures, which are more useful. Please check my review list.

  • 1. Santa Caterina
    Santa Caterina, Orta San Giulio, Province of Novara

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: May 2006
    Equipped rooms available: yes
    No steps in common areas (but at the main entrance: use garage entrance).
    Equipped room: poor, but quite wheelchair-friendly.
    Bathroom: large roll-in shower with plastic chair. Adapted WC with handle on the left, front access.
    Note: 15 minutes on foot from the lake, but uphill! Car is a must.

  • 2. Aracoeli

    Lago D'Orta, Italy
    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: April 2007
    Equipped rooms available: no
    Common area (entrance) accessible. Lift. Breakfast was served at Restaurant Olina, a few meters away, on the ground floor for us (buffet on the upper floor). Access: 1-2 steps.
    Room tested: 702 (Nothing is impossible). Large room. Huge in-room shower (a plastic chair was provided on request), but no hand shower (?!). Standard WC closet, front access.

  • 3. Hotel Cannero
    Hotel Cannero, Cannero Riviera, Lake Maggiore

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: May 2006
    Equipped rooms available: yes
    No steps in restaurant and bar. Swimming pool area accessible through special lift. Equipped room: bathroom too small, no shower chair provided (just a stool). Equipped rooms are not renovated (as of May 2006). There is a huge difference between renovated and not renovated rooms. Advice: choose a renovated, "normal" room with a large bathroom with bathtub. You'll be much more comfortable and enjoy your stay much more.

  • 4. Corte Gondina Hotel
    Corte Gondina Boutique Hotel, La Morra, Province of Cuneo

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: August 2006
    Equipped rooms available: yes
    Accessible way from room to swimming pool/parking: from the street, about 150 metres, a bit steep. Otherwise, 4 narrow and high steps. Breakfast room on the 1st floor, with special lift (In summer, breakfast in the court, same level as room).
    One equipped room on the ground floor. Closet with two handles. Roll-in shower with plastic seat, but no handles.

  • 5. Castello di Santa Vittoria, Santa Vittoria d'Alba (CN)

    ***
    Date: August 2006
    Equipped rooms available: yes
    I have not slept there, but I could visit it. Accessible common areas. 1 low step to access the swimming pool. "Equipped" room: roll-in shower, but no chair/seat and no handles.

  • 6. Locanda dell'antico cammino

    B&B in Corsione, Asti, Italy
    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: August 2008
    Accessible B&B. No steps to reach the breakfast room, the swimming pool. Steep but short path to reach the parking.
    Handicap room with roll-in shower and grab bars for the WC.

  • 7. Hotel du Grand Paradis - Cogne - Aosta Valley - Italy

    Adapted rooms available. Standard rooms have a shower with difficult access.

  • 8. Hotel Garden
    Hotel Garden, Garda, Province of Verona

  • 9. Four Points Bolzano
    Four Points by Sheraton Bolzano, Bolzano, South Tyrol Province

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: December 2006
    Equipped rooms available: yes
    All common areas accessible. Reserved underground parking. Beware: from wellness center to swimming pool there are about 7-8 steps. You can reach the wellness center with the "normal" lift and the swimming pool with the personnel-only lift. Wheelchair-friendly rooms are available (Tyrolean rooms). Nonetheless, we chose a "normal" executive room (Modern) with large bathtub. In some rooms, access to the bathtub is hindered by a glass wall. In some other rooms, the glass wall is positioned on the other side, allowing a comfortable access. Ask for a room with large free space in front of the bathtub. WC: front access only.

  • 10. Grand Hotel Royal e Golf
    Grand Hotel Royal e Golf, Courmayeur, Valle d'Aosta

  • 11. Hotel ai Tigli
    Hotel ai Tigli, Parma, Province of Parma

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Reception/breakfast room accessible through a ramp.
    The handicap room is located in the new building close to the main building. There is a shower with glass walls that do NOT allow a wheelchair user to approach the plastic seat inside the shower and transfer (besides, there is a small step). The WC handle, if lowered, will not allow you to approach the WC from the side with your chair.
    Because of this we had to take a standard room. The shower was much larger; you could get inside with your chair and somehow transfer to a plastic chair (to be requested). Of course the WC was standard (no bars).
    The staff doesn't even care about knowing what is wrong in the supposedly handicap room.

  • 12. Hotel des Gorges du Verdon
    Hotel des Gorges du Verdon, La Palud sur Verdon, Alpes-de-Haute-Provence

    To be verified!

  • 13. Nordend

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: March 2006
    Equipped rooms available: ?
    Nice and small hotel in Gressoney, Valle d'Aosta, Italy.
    Common areas accessible. Lift.
    Room tested (standard): fitted with both large bathtub and roll-in shower (ask for a plastic chair). WC closet a bit lower than usual.

  • 14. Novotel Paris Gare De Lyon
    Novotel Paris Gare de Lyon, Paris, Ile-de-France

    Visited by wheelchair user.

  • 15. Ibis Praha Smichov
    Ibis Praha Mala Strana, Prague, Bohemia

    Equipped rooms available: yes

  • 16. Mercure Hotel Muenchen City
    Mercure Hotel Muenchen City Center, Munich, Upper Bavaria

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: July 2006
    Equipped rooms available: yes
    Lift, also from inner garage. From reception to lift, one steep climb, about 3 metres long. Might be difficult if you are alone. No steps to the breakfast room. Equipped room (424): huge. Big bathroom with huge roll-in shower, with seat and handle on your right. WC with handles on both sides. Sink and mirror Ok.

  • 17. Hotel Mueller Hohenschwangau
    Hotel Mueller, Hohenschwangau, Swabia

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: July 2006
    Equipped rooms available: no
    Access: from Biergarten. Common areas (breakfast room, restaurant): no steps. Lift. Room: just one room seems to have a bathroom large enough/a suitable layout for wheelchair users. It is not equipped, but can do. Large bathtub, WC between bathtub and wall (front access). No handles.

  • 18. Hotel Amalienburg
    Amalienburg, Munich, Upper Bavaria

    Tested by German CBF (Club Behinderter und ihrer Freunde e.V, Club for disabled and their friends)
    For more info please visit www.muenchen.de

  • 19. Dorint Novotel Muenchen Messe
    Novotel Munchen Messe, Munich, Upper Bavaria

  • 20. Elba Sara
    Hotel Elba Sara, Caleta de Fuste, Antigua

  • 21. Ventaclub Helios

    Djerba, Tunisia
    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: April 2007
    Equipped rooms available: yes
    All common areas are accessible, although with steep ramps sometimes. You can also access the beach. Job chairs available.

  • 22. Ventaclub Iliade

    Djerba, Tunisia

  • 23. Reef Oasis Beach Resort
    Reef Oasis Beach Resort, Sharm El Sheikh, South Sinai

  • 24. VentaClub Playa Maroma
    Catalonia Playa Maroma, Playa Maroma, Playa del Carmen

  • 25. VentaClub Gran Dominicus
    Catalonia Gran Dominicus, Bayahibe, La Altagracia Province

  • 26. Villa Hotels Paradise Island Resort & Spa
    Paradise Island Resort & Spa, Lankanfinolhu Island, North Male Atoll, Kaafu Atoll

    Rooms are not equipped for wheelchair users, but somehow usable. Paths not covered with sand.

  • 27. Adaaran Club Rannalhi
    Adaaran Club Rannalhi, Rannalhi, South Male Atoll, Kaafu Atoll

    Common areas accessible. Equipped rooms. Job chairs. Pathways are covered with sand, so you will need someone to push you.

  • 28. Al Hamra Fort Hotel and Beach Resort
    Hilton Al Hamra Beach & Golf Resort, Ras Al Khaimah, Emirate of Ras Al Khaimah

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: November 2006
    Equipped rooms available: ? maybe in the main building
    All common areas accessible, even though sometimes through steep ramps. Beach not accessible. Room tested (Villa beachfront): huge. Bathroom: large, with large bathtub. Obviously no grab bars.

  • 29. Madonna Inn
    Madonna Inn, San Luis Obispo, San Luis Obispo County

    The handicap rooms are: Golfers Room, Vintage Room, Rose Room, Desert Sands, Mount Vernon.

  • 30. Luxor Las Vegas
    Luxor Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

    Sure it is accessible! I contacted them in 2007 to know which types of accomodations are accessible. They replied that wheelchair accessible rooms are deluxe accommodations in either the Tower or the Pyramid.

  • 31. Bellagio
    Bellagio Las Vegas, Las Vegas, Nevada

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: December 2007
    Again, sure it is accessible! But there are NO accessible lakeview rooms. They have about 50 accessible deluxe rooms, but none with a lakeview. Some of the suites are accessible, too.
    Nonetheless, we stayed in a lakeview room (not an handicap room). In the bathroom, there is of course a normal WC closet (not raised), with front access. No grab bars of course. The bathtub is pretty deep. The shower has a very large glass door and a small step (we did not use it, and I am not sure someone on a wheelchair could use it)

  • 32. Golden Nugget
    Golden Nugget Hotel, Las Vegas, Nevada

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: December 2007
    In common areas, sometimes the ramp is not close to the stairs and you have to follow alternative routes. BTW, the place is fully accessible. Our handicap room had a pretty small bathroom with bathtub (I guess a shower chair is provided upon request), with grab bars both for the bathtub and the raised WC.

  • 33. Quality Inn Hollywood
    Quality Inn Hollywood, Los Angeles, California

    ***
    Personally tested.
    Date: December 2007
    The handicap room has a bathtub with a special seat and grab bars for the WC. To access your room you have to take a special elevator (keys were provided on our arrival) or climb some steps (I guess 4-5). We were allowed to leave the car in front of the hotel lobby.

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