ACCOMMODATION FOR THOSE WITH SPECIAL NEEDS on the costa del sol
By Dee McMath
While it is not always easy to find a comprehensive list of hotels and places to stay in Andalucia which cater for or are adapted to the needs of the disabled, those listed as suitable for disabled travellers are more numerous than in the past. The Spanish Tourist Office in London can offer some help and can supply you will a list of user friendly hotels. The following are suggestions and some examples of places to stay in Andalucia that are user friendly for those with wheelchairs or with special needs regarding physical mobility.
Featuring rooms with Mediterranean Sea views, Hotel Yaramar is just a few metres from Los Boliches Beach. It features an outdoor swimming pool, buffet restaurant and a gym. Each of the Yaramar Hotel’s air-conditioned rooms has a balcony and is simply decorated. All rooms have satellite TV.
Hotel Monarque Fuengirola Park is set in a residential part of Fuengirola, metres from Las Gaviotas Beach. Set in attractive gardens, this hotel offers a swimming pool and free parking. Free WiFi is available throughout the property. The spacious rooms at the Fuengirola Park all come with air conditioning, a balcony and satellite TV.
The Sol Don Pablo Hotel is 200 metres from Bajondillo Beach and is set within the Sol Dones Complex. It offers 2 outdoor pools, a hot tub and restaurant. Disabled visitors speak very highly of this hotel and say that the staff are friendly and always do their best to make things run smoothly.
Gran Cervantes by Blue Sea is centrally located in Torremolinos, 5 minutes’ walk from Bajondillo Beach. It offers a rooftop pool and a sauna, indoor pool and gym. The rooftop pool offers great views of the Mediterranean and is heated and covered in winter months. A massage service is available. There is a 24-hour reception, and you can hire a car from the tour desk.
Hotel Best Siroco is situated just 250 metres from Torre Bermeja Beach. Set in gardens, this hotel has 2 seasonal outdoor swimming pools and rooms with balconies. Hotel Best Siroco has brightly decorated rooms with wooden floors and furnishings. Each room has a TV and air conditioning.
Set on Andalucia’s Benalmadena Coast, Hotel Best Triton is just 200 metres from Torre Bermeja Beach and Marina. It offers 2 outdoor pools, a small spa and free WiFi in all areas. Each room at the Hotel Tritón is air-conditioned and has a private balcony. Rooms also include a flat-screen TV, a minibar and a bathroom.
Medplaya Bali Hotel in Benalmádena is located on a hill just 250 metres from the beach. This hotel is set around 2 outdoor swimming pools and features bright, spacious rooms with balconies. The Medplaya Bali Hotel offers well-equipped, air-conditioned and heated accommodation.
Featuring an on-site Spa and Wellness centre including sauna, gym and swimming pools, Medplaya Hotel Riviera sits next to the sea, overlooking Benalmádena's marina. Rooms at the Medplaya Hotel Riviera are spacious and comfortable. All rooms have air-conditioning, satellite TV, and tea and coffee making facilities.