Written by Victor Kang
Edited by Jiayi Ng
Let’s be honest – finding accommodations that can fit all our needs can be very challenging, especially so if we’re travelling with loved ones who might be wheelchair-bound, as many hotel facilities may not be designed with accessibility in mind.
But that’s not the case for Bali! This island may have built a reputation as the place to go for beach bums and adventure seekers, but it truly is a diverse island with something for everyone. Just look at the variety of resorts that cater to different needs, from affordable yet luxurious villas, to unique hotels that stand out from the rest, and yes, even hotels with wheelchair-friendly rooms.
So you and your loved ones don’t have to worry about not getting to experience Bali to the fullest!
Here are 7 hotels with wheelchair-friendly rooms and facilities that will make guests feel completely comfortable during their holiday!
Note: Hotels have different names for their wheelchair-friendly rooms, so kindly contact the hotel if you require one.
The prices reflected below are low season rates, and they exclude tax and service charges. Accommodation rates often change with room availability, and low or high seasons. We recommend double checking for the final prices before confirming your booking.
1. Where Everything is G(reat) for all guests – Villa G at Ellora
Villa G, in our humble opinion, stands for “G(ee), everything is awesome”.
When it comes to catering for the special needs crowd, Villa G at Ellora provides some special comfort of their own. There are, perhaps, no better sanctuaries in Bali that are as wheelchair-friendly as this family-friendly villa, which is located just a whisk away from Sanur Beach.
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Moving around the villa comes with minimal fuss thanks to wide entry doorways and the absence of stairs. Furthermore, equipment such as a pressure mattress, mobile electric hoist and a wheelchair shower commode are at your disposal, while the bathrooms also come equipped with grab rails.
Comfort is key here, and they sure do it well. The villa even has a swimming pool hoist, so if you feel like taking a nice, relaxing swim at the pool – Just Do It.
2. Enjoy a Relaxing Spa by the Sea – Bintang Bali Resort
Accessibility, activities and facilities… there are just too many things to worry about when it comes to accommodation. Well, welcome to the worry-free zone of Bintang Bali Resort, a wheelchair-friendly resort on the island that checks all the boxes!
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Not only are there wheelchair accessible rooms available on the ground floor, an elevator is also available if you are stay on the upper levels sparing you from the demon known as Stairs.
Bathrooms are also specially designed with your comfort in mind, as they come equipped with grab rails, shower seats and an adjustable shower wand.
If you’re still not feeling pampered enough, drop by their very own Theta Spa by The Sea for the ultimate relaxing experience, where you can enjoy ancient rituals, remedies and massages fit for a royal… along with a gorgeous beach-front view!
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You might just fall in love with the view, but that’s okay too. If you happen to catch the beach-bum syndrome, just take a wheel down the nearby beach paths to enjoy a breezy day by the beach.
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There’s something for everyone at Bintang Bali Resort. Kids will love the engaging activities (such as dance and swimming lessons) at The Panda Kids Club, while couples can enjoy a romantic sunset dinner on the beach at the Romantic Zone, with live music performances and front row seat to Bali’s gorgeous sunsets.
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3. Forget about your worries and your strife – Bayshore Villas Candidasa
With an amazing view of the beachfront infinity pool, lush landscape, sound of the waves and a nice tropical garden, the Beachfront Deluxe certainly takes the cake when it comes to experiencing serenity in Bali.
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The rooms are spacious yet stylish, with a perfect blend of modern and traditional Bali-inspired furnishings. The bathrooms also come with a rain shower (a plus for mobility), and the doors are wider.
There are also ramps throughout the resort, and your spacious villa is located on the ground floor, so you won’t have to dread trudging about stairs or uneven surfaces.
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There’s just one little problem. If you find your stomach rumbling, don’t worry, that must be because you caught a whiff of delicious freshly-made food from the nearby Terrace Restaurant!
From fresh herbs chips, shrimp and avocado salad, and tuna satay on lemongrass skewers, to gado-gado and Mahi-mahi cooked in 3 different ways (lemon and garlic, pesto and chilli, or ginger), your tastebuds will never be more pampered.
Pair this with the crashing sound of the waves, a gentle sea breeze and a spectacular view of the sea – there are few things in life that can top this sensation.
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4. For the Hyperactive Go-Getters – Legian Beach Hotel
Can’t part from the beach? Check out Legian Beach Hotel, where the soft white sand of Legian Beach is just a stone’s throw away.
Here, 5 Deluxe Rooms on the ground floor come with modifications that are catered specifically for guests with special needs. You’ll find steel handrails located next to the shower and toilet, as well as hand-held shower hoses and easily accessible light switches.
In fact, your room’s so cozy that you might not even want to leave, but if you want to get some fresh air, the hotel has a host of activities and facilities that are ready to keep you entertained.
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Spa junkies, upgrade your spa experiences with therapists who know kung-fu and tai-chi! That’s right, all the therapists at Legian Beach practise this martial arts every morning so they can channel their healing energy to you, and provide a very different massage experience.
After a soothing massage, we bet you’ll be famished! You’ll find a crazy variety of restaurants and bars along Legian Beach, ranging from local Balinese, international cuisines, Italian dishes to even Japanese teppanyaki for the greatest gluttons in the land.
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If you’d rather cook yourself, there are even cooking classes taught by one of the restaurant’s chefs, to give you a better understanding of traditional Balinese cuisine. One thing’s for sure, boredom won’t be in your dictionary by the time you’re done!
5. A Cozy Touch of Europe – Gardenia Guest House
If grand, luxurious, and saturated resorts aren’t your cup of tea and all you want is a slightly more laid-back and tranquil stay, Gardenia Guest House at Sanur is just the place for you (we’re looking at you, homebodies).
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You’ll feel like you’re transported back in time at this European-inspired property with 7 rooms, 2 of which are wheelchair-friendly. These accessible rooms come with grab rails and railings installed in the bathrooms, as well as ramps for wheelchairs around the area.
Comfort is easy and extremely convenient at Gardenia. You won’t have to venture far to find the Gardenia Cafe, where you can dig in to freshly-made comfort food. Do give the banana pancakes, gado-gado, pizzas, muesli with yoghurt and mixed fruits, ayam betutu, and Spanish omelette a try!
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After a hearty meal, why not have a swim at the pool? (And no, swimming after meals will not give you cramps!)
If you want to head out for a stroll, the Sanur area is generally great for wheelchairs as it is equipped with better footpaths and a paved beachfront walk. Sanur Beach is also literally within walking distance, and there are plenty of eateries and shops around the area too!
6. Romantic beachfront dinner under the stars – Nusa Dua Beach Hotel
Want to stay in a family-friendly resort with an authentic Balinese setting? At Nusa Dua Beach Hotel, you’ll find facilities that cater to all ages, from huge gardens to exciting kids clubs.
The two premiere rooms that are specifically designed for wheelchair-bound guests interconnect with another room, making them perfect for larger parties or guests who need personal support. Furthermore, the furniture is lower, doors are wider, and there are also grab bars positioned next to the toilet, shower and basin – everything to make you feel at ease!
Mornings are great when you wake up in a comfortable room, and they get even better with a breakfast buffet at the Wedang Jahe Restaurant, where you’ll dine surrounded by a botanical garden and lotus ponds.
Be sure to also check out the spa’s wide selection of treatments, ranging from Balinese traditional massage to Japanese Shiatsu, and even facial treatments.
For dinner, if it’s a romantic ambience that you want, head over to the Tamarind Kitchen & Lounge, a two-storey restaurant that’s entirely constructed out of bamboo. Here, you’ll get an extensive selection of bistro and Asian cuisines, as well as beachfront dining under the gleaming moonlight and an infinity of winking stars.
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Want to head over to the bar for some drinks? The Chess Bar by the beach is the perfect place to spend a chill night shooting the breeze with your pal or loved one.
7. Live in Comfort Fit for Royalty – Bali Dynasty Resort
A 5-star resort that’s just minutes away from the beach and shopping areas? At the family-friendly Bali Dynasty Resort, get ready to live like a king.
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The Superior Rooms and Superior Domestic Rooms (or wheelchair-friendly rooms) come with wider entry doors, grab rails and shower seats, as well as a rain shower.
In addition, the room also interconnects with another Superior Room, making it easier for family members or caregivers who want to keep a close lookout. Do take note, however, that some of the rooms are located on the upper floor, so you’ll need to take the elevator down to the ground floor if you want to head to the many restaurants as well as the pool area.
With mobility scooters and walkers available for hire, you won’t have problems getting to the diverse variety of activities that are available. Lay back and enjoy an aromatherapy massage as the kids take a splash at the kid’s pool with a 56-metre caterpillar water slide.
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As for food, there’s no end to the good range here – from Szechuan Chinese cuisine at Golden Lotus, to home-cooked Irish food in Gracie Kelly’s and authentic Indian cuisine at one of Bali’s oldest Indian restaurants, Queen of India.