The most acccessible luxury hotels in Europe
For some elderly holidaymakers or those with impaired mobility and use wheelchairs, planning a special break means finding somewhere practical to stay where luxury isn’t compromised by inaccessibility. Ground floor rooms, lift access to restaurants, level floors and walk or roll-in showers can make all the difference.
Here’s our pick of the top five mobility-friendly (but luxurious) hotels to stay in Europe.
Bellevue Sryene, Sorrento
This five-star hotel near the centre of Sorrento’s old town has an incredible panoramic view across the Gulf of Naples. Sorrento is close to many famous Italian attractions, including Pompeii, Vesuvius and Rome. The town itself is built into the coastline, meaning there are a number of rocky bays to be explored. The Bellevue Sryene has full access to its on-site spa, beach and balconies overlooking the sea for all guests.
Four Seasons Hotel, Budapest
Budapest has a lot to offer travellers, including unique culture and history. With some of the world’s biggest outdoor thermal baths, the city is certainly a top destination for luxurious holidays. The Four Seasons Hotel at Gresham Palace Budapest is a five-star hotel offering full accessibility to disabled guests. Guests can unwind in the spa, dine at the hotel’s Brasserie or enjoy some live jazz in the bar. The hotel makes a great base to explore the rest of Budapest.
Villa Cortés, Tenerife
The Spanish island of Tenerife is a top destination for sun seekers. The Villa Cortés is a five star beach front resort on the Golden Mile of Playa de Las Americas. The hotel is conveniently located just a 15 minute drive away from the Reina Sofia South airport, meaning transfers are quick and easy. Within the hotel, guests can find comfortable, adapted rooms with garden views. There are plenty of activities to enjoy on-site too, including tennis, an exclusive terrace and a spa and wellness centre. At dinner time you will be spoilt for choice, as the hotel has six different restaurants on site!
The Milestone Hotel, London
London is one of the best cities in the world. There is so much to do and see, whether you’re looking to see a world-class theatre performance or to do some shopping on Oxford Street. There are a number of disabled friendly rooms in the 5-star Milestone Hotel in London, with full access to the sauna, fitness room and Jacuzzi guests may be tempted to stay inside and enjoy being pampered! However, if you do decide to venture out the hotel overlooks Kensington Palace and is close to the museums in Knightsbridge and the Royal Albert Hall. London’s transport system has improved dramatically when it comes to providing access for people with disabilities.
Vila Vita Parc, Portugal
If you’ve always dreamed of visiting the stunning coast of Portugal, why not head to the ever-popular Algarve? There’s no shortage of luxury to be found for disabled guest at the five-star Vila Vita Parc resort. There are plenty of spacious and well-designed rooms which are suitable for guests with disabilities, including interconnected rooms if required. The hotel is set within 54 stunning arches of subtropical gardens along the incredible Algarve coastline, so it’s hardly surprising that it is one of the top hotels in the world.