Can-Do-Ability: Answers and Solutions from my personal experiences of living with a disability

Kangaroo Island Resort

3 Mar 2014Recently my husband and I went for a holiday to Kangaroo Island, South Australia. I decided to look for accommodation on bookings.com and I ticked ‘disabled access’ to find a hotel that would suit.

What came up was Kangaroo Island Resort which really appealed to me. So I rang the hotel manager who told me that the bathroom may be small but the grounds access was totally fine.

When we got there it was not what I imagined so my husband and I closed the door to the room we were given sat at the table and chairs in front of our room and came up with Plan B.

I felt that I could have managed the bathroom, however the grounds were atrocious. Our room was at the far back of the premises, going up and down steep ramps and steps to get in and out. The restaurant where breakfast was to be served was up a high step and our holiday would have not been enjoyable.

So, our Plan B was to go to a hotel that was across the road and ask if they had any wheelchair accessible rooms. They had two and so we pick the one we liked the most and had an enjoyable stay.

Once we booked the hotel room, we went back to the Kangaroo Island Resort and explained that we could not stay and that it would be a good idea to not say that their resort is not wheelchair accessible.

The one issue we had with our new accommodation was that we had to leave a day early which was a blessing in disguise as we left Kangaroo Island a day early and that cut our travel in half which made our trip less exhausting.

Our time on Kangaroo Island was really nice and everywhere we went was accessible and fun.
I highly recommend Kangaroo Island!



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