For a very accessible place to stay in Wellington, look no further than the Amora Hotel (www.wellington.amorahotels.com). This downtown property is located within walking distance of Te Papa and the Wellington waterfront, and features some top-drawer access features. As an added bonus, nearly all the rooms offer a spectacular harbor view.
There is level access to the front entrance through automatic doors, and barrier-free access throughout the spacious lobby. The elevators are a bit small, as it’s an older property; but there’s still enough room for a wheelchair or scooter inside.
The property features some nicely accessible guest rooms with wide doorways and good pathway access The beds are 23-inches high with wheelchair access on all sides. The accessible bathrooms are each equipped with a roll-in shower with grab bars and a hand-held showerhead, toilet grab bars and a roll-under sink. They also include a bath tub with two grab bars.
The showers are Continental-style showers with no lips, and they include drains on all sides, as well as one in front of the bathroom door. The shower curtains are hung from the ceiling, and these added features allow for optimal access and excellent drainage.
The accessible rooms are very spacious, and you just can’t beat the location. The staff is also very accommodating and helpful; which makes the Amora an excellent Wellington lodging choice for wheelers and slow walkers.
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