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.
We opted for a two-bedroom apartment because of BJ’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.
The main apartment has a full size kitchen with a large fridge, stove top, microwave and small dishwasher.
There is a dining table and lounge area.
The bedroom has a king zipper bed with room to transfer from a wheelchair on one side of the bed.
The bathroom is large with a flip-down shower seat, grab rails throughout, accessible sink and lever taps.
The interconnecting apartment, which makes up the second bedroom has a queen size bed, small kitchen and a typical bathroom.
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.
There is secure parking and there is a disabled parking space (it is not a super wide space).
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.
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!