Majorca


For advice on disability assistance at Palma airport, follow this link: http://www.palmaairport.info/airport/limited-mobility/


 

rey don jaime

Hotel Rey Don Jaime - Santa Ponsa, Majorca

I stayed at this hotel in September 2012 and found the facilities to be excellent. The wetrooms in the adapted rooms are the largest I've come across on holiday, the sleeping area also being very spacious. There is a static shower chair provided, but I hired a wheeled shower chair that also fitted over the toilet. There is more than enough space in the shower area and grab-rails either side of the toilet. I found the sink to be a challenge - you would need to have a very long neck for this to work!

There is a designated lift for wheelchairs but, due to its fairly small size, it requires a little practice to get it right - I found reversing in to be the best option. The only other minor point to note is the ramp at the hotel's main entrance: it's only a short one, but a little on the steep side - you will need assistance to reach the top.

My booking was made through Disabled Access Holidays - a company I've used before - who provide a good, friendly, relatively inexpensive service with lots of choice for holidays with disabled access. When booking extras like taxi transfers or mobility equipment hire, it may be cheaper to shop around, maybe taking a look at the companies on this page.

 


 

mobility scooter

Lower Hire - Majorca

This company has all manner of things for hire, from mobility equipment to hair straighteners. I hired a shower chair, which was compact, sturdy and of modern design - not like some of the cumbersome, old-fashioned ones that you sometimes find on holiday!

They have very reasonable rates too, with free delivery throughout the island of Majorca.

Why not take a look?

 


 

mallorca eurotaxi

Mallorca Taxi.com

I used Mallorca Taxi.com for my airport transfers in 2011 and 2012. I found them to be punctual and very courteous.

Their prices were the best I could find on the island, the Eurotaxi (pictured) being the same price as a normal taxi.

It is possible to book online, they then provide you with detailed instructions for your arrival at Palma, you then pay when you reach your final destination.

 


 

puerto pollensa bay, majorca

Accessible apartments - Puerto Pollensa, Majorca

This is where I stayed in the summer of 2011. Our apartment (Vista Boquer 3 bedroom) was accessed via a lift, and was very modern and spacious. There was more than enough room to manoeuvre my wheelchair, the wetrooms were large enough, one of them being en suite. There is a hoist available, should you need it.

There were just a couple of minor points to note: the shower chair was a little difficult to steer when bearing weight, the apartments are located at the top of a slight incline (not too steep, but seems a long way in hot weather!), and the accessible balcony turned out to be a bit of a challenge (I couldn't do it!).

Having said that, I wouldn't hesitate to return. The area is lovely, there were plenty of accessible places to dine out, and the surrounding mountains seem to generate enough cloud and breeze to make the midsummer heat less oppressive.

 


 


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