If you need to use a wheelchair to get around, you will be more than well aware of the fact that booking a vacation is not always easy. There is much to consider when it comes to deciding on your location and hotel and we have put together some handy tips to help you choose the right destination and the right wheelchair friendly hotels that are available.
If you have had trouble in the past, here are some of the things that you should be looking out for when it comes to choosing the right hotel.
The first step is to find a hotel that can help you out in terms of accessibility throughout the hotel. Many hotels that I have visited throughout the world claim to be wheelchair accessible, but this is only when it comes to getting up and down the floors, and getting in and out of doorways. You should be looking for a place that not only has these features, but also has disabled rooms with ample bathrooms and size so that you can maneuver about inside the room itself.
The amenities of the hotel must also be wheelchair friendly and many hotels often overlook this fact. Check out reviews of the hotel online to find out if the pool area, the restaurants and any other additional amenities that the hotel may have, are well designed and offer support for those people who are using wheelchairs.
Even if the hotel is perfect for someone in a wheelchair, you should not assume that this means that the surrounding area is going to be the same, something that makes a big difference when it comes to choosing the right hotel. The last thing that you want is a hotel that is in a hilly area as this will mean that you will have to put in a lot of work to get around, or someone who is pushing you will. Try to find a hotel that has plenty of flat area around it and if possible, other wheelchair accessible places such as bars and restaurants which can accommodate you.
Heading to a hotel that is relatively popular amongst other wheelchair users is a great idea and one that you should welcome. Picking a hotel that is already popular with the wheelchair community means that you can not only guarantee yourself a place which is more than ready to accommodate you, it also means that you can spend time with others in a similar situation as yourself. There are many forums and communities online which you can use to find out where the best spots are for someone of your ability and you doing this can ensure that you get a great hotel that is designed with people who have disabilities in mind.
Don’t run the risk of getting trapped in your hotel when you are abroad, do your research and get somewhere that is perfect.