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ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATION ALICE SPRINGS

We had planned on staying in less fancy digs in Alice Springs but our plans were foiled because a table tennis tournament had booked out much of Alice Springs, despite me booking months in advance. Who knew table tennis was so popular? After getting many “no availability” replies I was just grateful to find somewhere with accessible accommodation in Alice Springs.  Without knowing it when I booked, Quest proved the ideal property for us for many reasons. One of which was that it was in walking distance of the hospital where we spent a significant period of our stay (you can read that story here.) Quest is ideal for couples or families because they have great flexile accommodation options.

Quest Alice Springs
Quest Alice Springs

Accessible accommodation Alice Springs

We opted for a two-bedroom apartment because of Braeden’s night time wake ups. As it turned out he spent more time in hospital than at the apartment but when we were all there together it was ideal.

Lounge room of accessible unit Quest Alice Springs
Lounge room of accessible unit Quest Alice Springs

The main apartment has a full size kitchen with a large fridge, stove top, microwave and small dishwasher.

Lounge and Kitchen area of Quest Alice Springs with interconnecting door.
Lounge and Kitchen area of Quest Alice Springs with interconnecting door.

There is a dining table and lounge area.

Spacious lounge Quest Alice Springs
Spacious lounge Quest Alice Springs

BEDROOM

The bedroom has a king zipper bed with room to transfer from a wheelchair on one side of the bed.

Main bedroom of Quest Alice Springs
Main bedroom of Quest Alice Springs

The bathroom is large with a flip-down shower seat, grab rails throughout, accessible sink and lever taps.

Accessible bathroom Quest Alice Springs
Accessible bathroom Quest Alice Springs

INTERCONNECTING ROOM

The interconnecting apartment, which makes up the second bedroom has a queen size bed, small kitchen and a typical bathroom.

Interconnecting non-accessible room Quest Alice Springs
Interconnecting non-accessible room Quest Alice Springs

It is often hard to get an interconnecting room set-up with an accessible room so we were delighted to find this at Quest Alice Springs.

Non-accessible bathroom Quest Alice Springs
Non-accessible bathroom Quest Alice Springs

 

Kitchen in non-accessible room Quest Alice Springs
Kitchen in non-accessible room Quest Alice Springs

PARKING

There is secure parking and there is a disabled parking space (it is not a super wide space).

FACILITIES

I made good use of the guest laundry which was opposite our room. There are two washing machines and dryers. The dryers wouldn’t be accessible for most from a wheelchair.

The pool is easily accessed with a step-free entrance to the pool area. The entry to the pool is, however, via stairs or the side of the pool.

Pool at Quest Alice Springs
Pool at Quest Alice Springs

LOCATION

The Quest was in easy reach of the hospital but hopefully this isn’t something most people will need while staying in Alice Springs. The shops are a short drive from the apartments.

We’d like to thank the Manager of Quest Alice Springs for going out of her way to accommodate us in the same rooms when our stay needed to be extended to help BJ recover from surgery.

This is not a sponsored post, we paid in full for our stay and I might add it was incredibly frustrating to be paying for a lovely apartment and to spend the majority of the time in Alice Springs Hospital which was free!

 




2 thoughts on “ACCESSIBLE ACCOMMODATION ALICE SPRINGS”

  1. Good to hear your son is feeling better!
    I,m new to your site and live in the Netherlands.
    We have been to Alice Springs 3 times and found it very hard to book.
    We couldn,t get a wheelchair apartment at Quest in 2011 even 6 months in advance!
    Our travelagent booked us into Alice on Todd, around the corner from Quest, and they wanted to put us in a upstairs apartment for the first week!
    We wound up at Swagmans Rest, wich was very simple, but clean and a bargain.

    The other times we stayed at the Aurora Hotel that is right on the Todd mall, their wheelchair room is great and had a nice balcony.
    We didn,t like that you had to go via the garage, and a heavy door, to get to the reception and the restaurant.

    If you have the time go see the reptile centre, they have a big crocodile that could be seen well from a wheelchair.
    Of cource it would be nicer to get closer yet, but that was only by stairs.
    The rest of the displays could be seen well from a wheelchair.

    We saw water in the Todd river twice, so we hope to go back in 2018!

    Reply
    • Welcome to our site Carine!

      It is so good to hear about other accommodation in the region too.

      I am amazed that you saw water in the Todd River. We’ve visited twice but it’s been dry both times.

      I hope you get back in 2018 and enjoy your visit.

      Julie

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