I will be travelling throughout southern Europe with a friend in September. We are considering staying at the Etap, All Seasons or Ibis hotels since we are on a limited budget and upscale hotels don't impress us. Many of them advertise "reduced-mobility" rooms. That is an abstract term, I require more information on what they mean. Specifically:
- Is the bathroom larger than the one in a regular room?
- Is the bathroom doorway at least 66 cm wide?
- Are there grab bars beside the toilet and in the shower?
- Is there a fold-down seat in the shower?
- Is thsere an opening under the sink for my legs?
- What type of bed(s) is in the room, twin or double?
They are not responding to my inquires either because of the language barrier or they just can't be bothered. As well, since I will be staying at several hotels during my travels I would like to know if all hotels advertising "accessible” rooms conform to some corporate standard.
If you have any experience with these hotel chains, I wulld appreciate it hearing about it.