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Accessibility

Accessible Costa del Sol accommodation for everyone

Sahara Sunset is dedicated to ensuring the comfort of every guest. The resort makes it a priority to provide a safe, enjoyable stay for those with visual or hearing impairments or mobility access requirements.

The resort’s ongoing programme of commitment includes:

  • Ensuring compliance with the current accessibility legislation.

  • Making appropriate enhancements (where possible) to resorts and resort plans.

  • Offering a wide range of accessibility aids.

  • Improving internal awareness and training.

  • Offering an appointed Accessibility Ambassador, to assist members, owners and guests with accessibility needs.

  • Providing accurate information on the website, including information on access, available facilities and accessibility aids.

  • Communicating with members via regular disability forums and surveys to identify areas for improvement.

  • Producing compliant literature and communicating within the same guidelines.

Note: Please bear in mind that accessibility aids may vary from resort to resort.

If you have any questions or would like to make any comments, please get in touch.

Phone: +44 (0) 845 359 0009
E-mail: [email protected]

 

Terrain

The resort is centrally located on a small slope that leads to the sea. The seafront is approximately 100 meters from the resort with a pathway that goes all the way down to the promenade and beach. Some pavements around the resort are uneven in both texture and layout. Due to lamp-posts on pavements, the area that surrounds the resort is not suitable for either wheelchairs or mobility scooters. There are ramps around the resort.

 

Communal Areas

Reception
Street level, easily accessible and accessed by ramp. Automatic doors. Induction loop.

Bar/Restaurant/Entertainment
Accessible by lift/elevator, which is situated in Reception. Accessible toilets.

Gym/Spa
Area accessible directly from Reception. Accessible shower and toilet facilities.

Beauty Salon/Hairdresser
Area accessible from Reception.

Main Swimming Pool
Pool hoist. Steps with handrails.

Top Swimming Pool
Accessible by ramp.

Indoor Swimming Pool
Pool hoist. Steps with grab rails. Manual door entry.

Outdoor Games Area
Mini-golf, boules and squash are not accessible by wheelchair. Accessed by varying inclines and steps.

 

Parking

There are three designated accessible parking spaces.

  • 1 outside Reception
  • 1 outside the Royal Palms building
  • 1 at the back entrance of resort to the Royal Mirage building

Accessible Accommodations

Partially Wheelchair Accessible Accommodation

Suitable for travelers with restricted walking ability who may need a wheelchair. Some areas within the accommodation and exterior are accessible. They have electric beds, adapted bathroom and special high-backed chairs (kitchen units and work surfaces are standard height).

We offer 4 accommodations in total: 2 one-bedroom accommodations and 2 two-bedroom accommodations.

 

Accessible Accommodation

Suitable for a person with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps, but who would benefit from fixtures and fittings to aid balance.

We offer 16 accommodations in total: 1 studio accommodation, 7 one-bedroom accommodation and 8 two-bedroom accommodations.

 

Other Accommodation

Not all ground floor accommodation is suitable for guests with mobility impairments as there may be steps leading to the entrance, steps leading onto terrace/balcony and other resort areas. There are varying levels and floors throughout the resort and there are no lifts/elevators within the accommodation blocks, except for the Royal Sierra block.

 

Equipment Available (Upon Request)

Please read our Accessibility Aid Catalogue (available in English and Spanish) with a wide range of complimentary items available to lend to members, owners and guests for your comfort during your stay (subject to availability).

Measurements for Equipment Available Upon Request

  • Pool hoists: outdoor pool weight limit 120 kg, indoor pool weight limit 150kg
  • Wheelchair: 40 cm wide (seat); weight limit 120 kg
  • Wet wheelchair: 48 cm wide (seat) and 49 cm high (seat); weight limit 120 kg
  • Shower seat: 45 cm wide (seat); weight limit 120 kg

 

Accessible Outings and Excursions

Jeep Safari
Those with foldable wheelchairs are able to take part in the Jeep Safaris. Wheelchairs must be able to fold to be stored in the vehicle during the excursion.

Selwo Marina
Fully accessible. Some of the shows take place in amphitheatres with stands, however the first row is reserved for wheelchair users and is fully accessible.

Fuengirola Zoo
Fully accessible.

Sea Life
Fully accessible. For a wider choice of outings and excursions please contact Reception.

 

Proximity/Accessibility to Local Supermarkets/Shops/Beach

The resort is centrally located - steep slopes nearby with access ramps to beach. There are many bars and restaurants within easy walking distance of the resort.

 

Malapesquera Beach, Benalmadena Costa

Ramps for wheelchair users. Also adapted buggies available to take people to the water’s edge. Accessible toilet.

 

Public Transport

Some buses are wheelchair accessible. Taxis can be booked at Reception and adapted vehicles can be requested.

 

Haemodialysis Clinic Close to Resort

Vithas Xanit Hospital, 3km from resort
Doctor Rafael Franquelo: appointment and patient’s doctor's prescription required.
Address: Camino de Gilabert s/n. 29630 Benalmádena
Contact: Mrs. Emma Devoust
Telephone: +34 952 367179


Meet the Resort Accessibility Ambassador

Our Resort Accessibility Ambassadors will assist you with any accessibility requirements prior to and during your stay to ensure it is trouble free.

Juan Antonio Ruiz - [email protected]
Stephanie Leger -  [email protected]

 

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