10 Best Autism-Friendly Hotels and Resorts to Stay in the Philippines
Filipinos are well known for their hospitality, and this includes building hotels and resorts that are helpful for Persons with Disabilities (PWD). Adhering to the Accessibility Law or Batas Pambansa Bilang 344, there are many accessible hotels and resorts, but this doesn’t ensure that your room’s features and amenities will be fully accessible. Old age, having small children while traveling, and disability should not hinder anyone from having fun and getting excited while traveling. Everyone can have a comfortable and relaxing trip!
These hotels and resorts took it to another level to be barrier-free and PWD friendly with this list. The architectural features and facilities are astounding for comfortable use. A comfortable journey is ensured from the accessible seating accommodations, doors and entrances, walkways, and ramps. Add the fantastic and picturesque view that everyone can never miss with these accommodations.
Zambawood is located in Zambales and is owned by Rachel. Rachel is a mom inspired by her son Julyan, who was diagnosed with autism at the age of two. She decided to build a lovely vacation stop-by for guests of all ages, gender, nationality, race, etc. can enjoy.
The house and resort offer housekeeping, helpers, personal chefs, and even train baristas and hire PWD baristas! When you walk into the establishment, you’ll see various sophisticated and imported wood items of furniture and accessories. After you get inspired by the design and decorations, there’s the gaming room with a huge flat-screen TV, DVD player for movies and chill, Nintendo Wii for in-game experience and fun.
When it comes to loved classic games, you can also have table tennis and pool while listening to music as they have speakers installed both indoors and outdoors so you can groove anywhere you are. You can have a barbeque party at the outdoor pool and even have a massage at the lounge whenever you just want to chill and destress. It has everything you’ll need along with complete kitchen equipment and gadgets for your resort party!
Hennan Resort, situated in Panglao Island, Bohol, caters to many travelers, ensuring that seamless and convenient travel. Old citizens and children are kept in mind as the resort is well-designed with level or ramped access to public areas. PWDs and elderly guests can go to the beachfront from the nearest hotel building using the ramp. A golf cart service can also be obtained from the hotel lobby to travel to other areas conveniently.
As you walk in the resort, a seaside interior gives off a serene vibe to welcome you for your relaxing stay. You can have a facial, massage, and body treatment at the spa after you visit their huge four outdoor swimming pools. There’s even a fitness center to ensure your physical health is kept in check. A comfortable and safe stay is guaranteed with helper services and lifeguards.
Hotel Kimberly in Tagaytay boasts an outdoor swimming pool and garden in one, a mini farm where you can even feed animals, and a heart-warming belly-filling restaurant. The moment you arrive, they offer a free parking space to lessen your fees. This accessible hotel is equipped with a flat-screen cable TV, fast internet connection, gaming rooms, and lobbies for requested meetings.
Daily breakfast is served at the restaurant that offers local and international cuisines. You can also have fun at the bar or even ask for in-room dining. There’s an outdoor swimming pool, kiddie pool, and a fun aqua slide.
The hotel offers recreational and outdoor activities like bonfires, billiards, and a children’s playground. The staff is helpful, and they assist guests 24-7. You can also have a relaxing vacation with their massage rooms and have a laundry-free peace by their laundry services.
Shangri-La’s Mactan Resort and Spa
Shangri-Las Mactan offers suites and guestrooms that are wheelchair friendly to ensure a safe and comfortable trip. As you enter the vicinity, you’ll get enthralled with the decoration and accentuated contemporary Filipino furniture made out of abaca, banana leaves, and rattan. There are private balconies with a picturesque view of the Mactan Sea and its surroundings when you reach your room.
A quick trip to the beach will take you to a jaw-dropping underwater adventure where you can view a variety of aquatic species of fish and even corals if you opt to have the snorkeling tour. After all the trips in Cebu, you can head for CHI. It’s their private spa that features a relaxing menu of massage and beauty therapies like aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and reflexology. Dining at the Cowrie Cove is also a must as their seafood is the best to end the day.
Eden Nature Park
The most relaxing part of a trip is nature, and you can indulge in an authentic adventure experience while breathing in the cool mountain air while viewing the fantastic view of the park. The Eden Nature Park and Resort offers organic vegetable gardens, a pine tree forest that houses over 100,000 pine trees, and a natural vibe to its vicinity.
For PWDs, enjoying nature is still possible with camping and viewing of the picturesque decoration of nature. Others can also ride zip lines and rope gliding and trekking. In terms of food and dining, you can have a great taste of Davao’s local cuisines at the in-restaurant that serves a lot of vegetables to satisfy your body’s cravings for a healthy diet.
Kingfisher Sand Sea Surf Resort
The Kingfisher Resort is located at Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, which features a simple vacation away from urbanity and beside the sea. Some areas have wheelchair access, reduced mobility rooms, and facilities for people with disabilities. A PWD friendly wheelchair lift can be used as transportation from the vehicle deck to the main saloon around Fraser Island.
Outdoor activities offered are kiteboarding, windsurfing, paddleboarding, kayaking, snorkeling, swimming, volleyball, and other recreational sports for other activities. The beach is made of fine, white sand and corals, shallow waters with seagrass, sand, corals, rocks, and various marine life. For children and non-swimmers, the waters can still be enjoyed as there is no undercurrent at the flat water area.
Pico Sands Hotel
Pico de Loro, or “Parrot’s Beak,” famous for its beaches, has a residential resort village that you can enjoy with their Beach Club, promoting health and wellness. Daybeds are spread all around the resort, where you can have a rest and enjoy the beautiful view of the beach and the infinity pool.
They offer a pool bar, all-day-dining Sun Coral Café, a lounge for hang-outs. Their design was made by Kenneth Cobonpue, a local designer that made the resort elegant and has a contemporary tropical theme inspired by Manny Samson. For PWDs, the Club is equipped with ramps and elevators to help you enjoy access to every part of the vicinity.
Acacia Hotel Manila
Acacia Hotel Manila is located in Manila’s heart with its sophisticated furnished rooms with free Wi-Fi and an outdoor swimming pool. And a fitness center. A 24-hour front desk can assist you anytime with their laundry services, room service, and room facilities for PWDs.
You can dine and pick on their two offered restaurants to enjoy international cuisines, and you can also request to have breakfast in your room. There are also disabled guest facilities to have a comfortable stay for everyone.
Marriott Hotel Manila
Marriot Hotel Manila is located in the world-renowned Resorts World Manila. The hotel features a contemporary interior design and a series of options like deluxe beddings, marble bathrooms, and modern technology with a fast internet connection and installed cabled TVs for entertainment.
There are diverse dining choices where you can visit the steakhouse or have a buffet. Senior citizens and PWDs can even avail of the promotional discount under different requirements to check on their website or ask at the desk. Manila Marriott Hotel does not allow smoking in any of its rooms for smokers, but smoking is assigned designated areas.
Garden Orchid Hotel
Garden Orchid Hotel in Zamboanga City is a must-visit when you explore the town. They offer a wide range of amenities to ensure comfort and leisure entertainment.
All the necessary facilities and courteous staff can assist you with their 24-hour security, front desk, room service, and facilities for disabled guests. If you want to take a break, there’s a hot tub, fitness center, sauna, outdoor pool, and spa for relaxation and healthy living.
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