A Wheel and Away

Puro Hotel, Palma de Mallorca

“We want to find a pool”.  That was the request from both the children this morning when we opened the windows to glorious sunshine and a warmth in the air we hadn’t yet felt since arriving.  It was a request that didn’t prove the easiest to fulfil as I rang a few hotels who informed me apologetically that the pool was for residents only.  One was happy to let us in for the sum of €50 – needless to say we didn’t rush there.  Then I called the Puro hotel and the lovely receptionist happily assured us that we would be very welcome to come and use the facilities.

So armed with our swimming costumes and towels we set off.  The map we had was basic to say the least but we called again and the same receptionist pleasantly navigated us to the hotel.

Upon arrival we found ourselves in a modern and airy reception area with a small wheelchair lift to get up to the next floor.  From there, we could take a lift to the roof terrace, where we spent a very pleasant afternoon relaxing on the double, four poster style loungers and cooling off in the little plunge pool.  While it may not have been quite the swimming pool the children had hoped for it was nonetheless a very enjoyable way to enjoy the sunshine.

The hotel itself is beautifully designed.  Very white, airy and modern there are sweeping sloping corridors between all rooms and all the main areas are accessible to anyone using a wheelchair.  There is one room specifically designed for wheelchair users with a roll in shower and grab rails in the bathroom but the lovely Carolina assured me that a number of the other rooms have also proved very suitable for travelers with wheelchairs as many offer large shower cubicles and plenty of space in the rooms.

The staff were very attentive, food was great and there is even even an onsite spa where you can indulge in a little pampering.

We all thoroughly enjoyed our afternoon of luxury and would recommend the hotel in a heartbeat.

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