October 14, 2015 | Melissa (admin)
We are loving the Gold Coast area and how accessible it’s becoming. We have some great businesses listed with us on the Gold Coast that includes wheelchair accessible accommodation. They’re accessible to the beautiful beaches AND verified accessible to wheelchairs.
Without further ado, I present our pick of hotels on the Gold Coast that have been verified as having disabled access and wheelchair accessible.
Mantra at Sharks is a new hotel owned by Southport Australian Rules Football Club, a not for profit organisation. They offer 4 wheelchair accessible rooms, all with adjoining carer rooms.
Mantra at Sharks has been purposefully designed to cater to your every need. Rooms feature crisp white linen, tasteful artwork adorning the walls and are furnished in warm tones throughout. Guests enjoy access to WiFi, FOXTEL channels on a 43″ LCD TV, air-conditioning, fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. Full details and inclusions Click Here
Australis Sovereign Hotel – Surfers Paradise
Australis Sovereign Hotel provides the perfect place to simply arrive, relax and unwind in a resort environment. It’s well set out with three very spacious, fully accessible suites.
It’s located minutes from the beach and the buzzing Cavil Avenue mall. For more information see their assessment details Click Here
Sofitel Gold Coast – Broadbeach
Sofitel Gold Coast is located right in the heart of Broadbeach. With a huge range of features and facilities available, your stay can be as active or as relaxing as you choose.
They currently off two accessible rooms, but are undergoing renovations to create more rooms with better accessibility by adding grab rails to bathrooms. Although the renovated rooms won’t be fully wheelchair accessible, they will be suitable for those who could benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance. For more information see their assessment details Click Here
room 81 – Broadbeach
room 81 at Sofitel Gold Coast is a place where intrigue meets creativity. One of the few Gold Coast restaurants to be awarded the much acclaimed ‘Chef Hat’ room 81 is also accessible. Well worth checking out – Click Here
Barney’s Place – Mermaid Waters
“Barney’s Place” is a little different to most holiday homes because Barney’s Place has been specifically designed to cater for everyone. Barney’s Place offers you a beautiful open plan home that allows you to experience the very best in wheelchair accessible accommodation on the Gold Coast, match that with the lifestyle and the beautiful climate on offer all year round. When you enter Barney’s Place you’ll find every conceivable option has been lovingly catered for to create a spectacular luxury family & disability friendly home-stay. From the specially designed accessible bathroom to the fully customized kitchen with wheelchair access, all facilities and features have been installed with an eye for detail and personal safety. Additionally Barney’s Place also features a heated spa with personal lift, ramps with hand rails and many other features to make wheelchair accessible & family accommodation a breeze. You can see all the details here.
Wheelchair Access at Burleigh Beach
A trial has begun at Burleigh for this sand ramp and beach wheelchairs. It’s being done by the Council and the Burleigh Surf Club. They’re free to use by anyone with restricted mobility. It’s a really positive initiative and it’d be great to see the trial prove that there’s a need for these types of facilities on our beaches.
Well done to all involved, the beach is a quintessential Gold Coast experience and it’s great to see this trial happening (and hopefully it will be successful, and extended). During the trial period the ramp will be available every Saturday 9.00am to 12.00pm, until April 2017. Powered by awesome volunteers from the SLSC.
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