A selection of holiday properties/services that have genuine wheelchair access ...

I have had many holidays over the past few years in my wheelchair; sometimes the facilities are good, sometimes they are not. Many places boast that they are 'wheelchair friendly' but on arrival you find that there is a step up to the shower (that may as well be a wall), or that a large part of the property is inaccessible to a wheelchair. Sometimes the accommodation is great, but there is nowhere else to go for a fortnight!!

My aim is to put together a selection of properties that cater for someone who has the ability to transfer to a shower-chair/commode and a bed, but nothing else. I can recommend a couple of places myself, but welcome any information from people in a similar position.

I must stress that any reports are purely anecdotal and further advice should be taken before booking. Everyone has different needs, and sometimes the facilities within the property will change over time.


Villa Xenofilia V, Moraira, Spain


Review needed for Chalong Oasis Resort & Spa in Phuket, Thailand: (possible discount available)



South Africa







HELP!! Please help others by contributing ... more reviews are desperately needed ... by clicking here: email envelope Please send a brief description of your experience to Michael, the URL of the website, and your entry will be included.

Attention property owners!!

If you believe that your property meets the needs of the disabled wheelchair-user - get them to write a review and send it to me using the above link. Thanks!!

Advice on how to make your property truly accessible can be found here: disabilities

and here:

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Able2wear - Able2wear supplies clothing and accessories for wheelchair users of all ages and adaptive clothing for people who require easy to manage clothing.

Ableize Mobility Directory - has disability and mobility covered.

Accessible Thailand - The ultimate travel resource for wheelchair users and disabled people wanting to visit Thailand. With the in-depth reviews of the best accessible places it easy to make the best decision on where and how to holiday in Thailand.

Adaptive Skiing Resource - for anyone wanting to discover more about all forms of adaptive skiing, as well as providing information on some of the best resorts and programs to enjoy it. The resource covers accessibility to and from and around resorts and looks at the the best accessible accommodation too.

ADAPT NI - promote disability equality and inclusion in the arts and provide the Access400 information resource: a guide and database describing disability access to venues across Northern Ireland.

Allied Mobility - Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles, Mobility Vehicles & Wheelchair Cars - UK Wide

Barriers Gone - shares detailed reviews of the best electric wheelchair and personal mobility devices available to the physically challenged and their caregivers.

Disability Aids - Northable Equipment Plus is now proud to offer you the option of shopping for the disability equipment and daily living aids you need online, from a source you can trust.

Disability Holidays and Accommodation Directory - listing both holiday packages and holiday accommodation suitable for people with a range of disabilities and special needs.

Disability Holidays Guide - Disability holidays and accessible accommodation for disabled people, find wheelchair holidays, mobility equipment hire and disability travel advice.

Disabled Access Holidays - We are a travel agent who specialises in arranging holidays for disabled people. We guarantee accessible rooms at hotels, arrange adapted transfers and assistance with airlines.

Disabled Holiday Info. - Holiday information for wheelchair users.

Eagle Disabled and Healthcare Resources

ENAT - European Network for Accessible Tourism.

Focus on Disability - A Wide Range of Information and Products for Disabled People, The Elderly and their Carers in the UK.

Heathrow Airport Guide - If you are looking to travel by air, the Heathrow Airport Guide is a useful resource for disabled people and those needing special assistance. You will find information about the various facilities that you may find useful at the different terminals.

Leicestershire CareOnLine

Leszan - Expert provider of transport for people with special needs or disabilities, and the elderly.

Mobilty Equipment Hire Direct - A specialist mobility equipment hire service covering all major world destinations offering mobility scooters, wheelchairs and a whole host of mobility and healthcare products essential for making your holiday abroad complete. Site provides details of their delivery services and product information, contacts and prices.

Orange Badge/Blue Badge, Tenerife - Adapted transfers, mobility equipment hire and advice.

Sensafloat - is a unique disabilty swimming support and floatation aid, designed to facilitate relaxation and movement in water. It has applications for children and adults across the whole spectrum of special needs. Winner of the 1993 Toshiba / CBI Invention of the Year award.

Top Disability Websites - The Best Sites from Around the World Providing Services for the Disabled Community.

Willgoto Travel Directory - World travel directory and travel guide.



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