Gran Hotel Arona ****

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Gran Hotel Arona (max 2 persons, 5 accessible rooms)
The elegant Arona Gran Hotel consists of a 6-floors building with a total of 399 rooms and is situated in a privileged position on the seaside promenade with spectacular views to the ocean, the bay and the old fishing harbor of Los Cristianos.

Disadvantages: No special pool access for disabled

    General information
    Amongst the air-conditioned hotel’s facilities count a lobby with a 24-hours reception desk, a restaurant, a piano bar, a tea room and a disco as well as a varied program of day time activities and evening entertainment with shows and live music.

    The hotel has two outdoor heated pools (no special disabled access) surrounded by subtropical plants. Guests are provided with pool towels, parasols and sun-beds free of charge.

    Its main restaurant offers buffet service with a varied choice including show cooking and La Palapa Grill restaurant, facing the beach, offers lunch “a la carte”.

    Sports & Activities
    • Daytime activity program
    • Bridge room
    • Pool tables

      • Table tennis
      • Games room
      • Indoor golf practice net
      • Billiards


      The equipment of the rooms consists of bathroom with shower and hairdryer, direct dial telephone, satellite TV, mini bar, hire safe, air conditioning and balcony (some of them with partial views over the sea or sea view/harbor view).
      All apartments have
      • Bathroom with wheel-in shower some with toilet and one grip
      • Hairdryer
      • Room with bed, table and chairs
      • Telephone, TV and safe
      • Balcony with garden table and chairs

      Important dimensions:
      • Number of accessible units 5 at ground floor
      • Lift width and depth 80 x 140 cm
      • Room door width 90 cm
      • Bathroom door width 90 cm
      • Bed height 52 cm, Distance floor/bed base 27 cm
      • Toilet height 37 cm


      Optional accessories
      • Manual/Electric wheelchair
      • Scooter
      • Electric bed (incl. monkey pole and cotsides)
      • Electric hoist
      • Monkey pole

      • Cotsides
      • Air mattress (anti decubitus)
      • Shower/toiletchair (commode)
      • Raised toilet seat
      • Rollator / Walking frame

      Home care

      • Home and medical care can be arrange.


      For the complete list of possibilities and prizes see www.lero.net.
      On the island is also a dialysis Center that is open for tourists.

      Having a disability does not mean you have to miss out on some of the island’s best leisure excursions and sports activities, as Tenerife’s tourist board and local sports projects have worked together to make accessible trips to even the most inaccessible places.

      Teide National Park:
      There is one completely accessible route – Roque de Caramujo Path; the Alto de Guamazo path is accessible with the help of a friend or guide. There are several practicable viewpoints, and the botanical gardens and visitors center are also accessible.

      Tenerife’s natural routes and paths:
      A holiday in Tenerife does not have to stop at the beach and day trips to the coastal resorts and capital. Aside from a trip to the Teide National Park, there are several recommended routes, which take you through some of the island’s most stunning and natural landscapes.

      One that has a fully accessible route is the Sendero de Agua Garcia. Situated in the Agua Garcia forest in the region of Tacoronte, you find this fully adapted pathway to 850m. There is an average slope of 6% and five resting spots. Thereafter the rest of the pedestrian route is practicable, as is the car park.

      Transport
      There are two companies on Tenerife that offer specifically-adapted cars for wheelchair user.
      There are several taxi companies that offer vehicles with access ramps for wheelchairs.

      “Playa de las Vistas”
      Tenerife’s beaches are extremely well-equipped and barrier-free to all visitors. The region of Arona especially Playa de las Vistas, has won an award for its accessible beach facilities.

      Los Cristianos boasts Europe’s largest barrier-free pedestrian sea promenade, which runs for seven kilometers. It’s beach is completely barrier-free with accessible walkways and routes, wooden fixed and roll-up pathways, entrance ramps (6%), accessible toilets and changing rooms, aquatic chairs and crutches, sea accompaniment and amphibian wheelchair services.

      Whale & Dolphin Watching
      These excursions leave every day from various ports in the south. There are two boats with accessibility for wheelchairs. Bottlenose Dolphins and Pilot Whales are the most numerous but it is also possible to spot others, such as Sperm or White Whales.

      Aqua Land
      In Costa Adeje makes up an excellent combined leisure and entertainment offer. This is the only Water Park and Dolphinarium in Tenerife and is situated in one of the most tropical tourist destinations of the island.

      Guimar Pyramids
      In the south of Tenerife are a complex of pyramid structures astronomically positioned by the winter and summer solstice.
      The park offers its visitors a chance to contemplate these amazing constructions, a surprising resemblance of the architecture to those found in Egypt, Cerdena, Sicily, South America and other parts of the world.

      Loro Parque
      Located in Puerto de la Cruz, its facilities include 135,000 square meters, which means that they can house the big and the small. Although when it first opened, this theme park received its fame due to its magnificent collection of parrots, the largest in the world, today it provides a home to a number of species that live in this subtropical park which reproduces their natural habitat.

      Parque Las Aquilas – Jungle Park
      Is a fantastic zoological and botanical park with 75,000 m² of jungle and over 500 animals.

      Pricing and booking options

      • Mobility transfer (If you wish, by wheelchair) at the airports
      • Flight price depending on airport and the time of year from € 200,– till € 500,– per person
      • You are allowed to bring your own mobility equipment like wheelchair, Hand-Bike, etc.(max 2) and medical luggage up to 15 kg free of charge
        (doctors declaration not older than 3 weeks needed)
      • Wheelchair Transfer for 1 – 4 persons from and to the airport to your hotel
        Wheelchair groups transfer € 68,–
        Private wheelchair transfer € 96,–
      • Stay in 1 or 2 persons doublebedroom inc. halfboard (see table)
      • 24-Ours-hotline for trouble assistance at your holiday
      • Booking fees €25,-, airport tax and local tax


      Contact

      Email:
      info@challengeresorts.org

      Telephone:
      +31 624 60 62 69 (NL)
      +49 260 7795 4900 (DE)

      Our Mission

      Stretching boundaries for people who are physically challenged or need care, devices and mobility equipment on their vacations.

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