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Access Centres Turkey Looks Forward to Growing Success

19/12/2007 | 0 comments

The first fully accessible hotel in Turkey aimed specifically at disabled guests is proving to be a growing success, with bookings looking strong for the coming season.

Opened in May 2007 in the Aegean resort of Icmeler by ENAT member Emma Smith and her local partners, the 4-star accommodation has over 25 accessible rooms catering for disabilities of all types. Facilities include mobile hoists, pool hoists, an accessible coach and two accessible minibuses. Individual care packages can be put together by trained multilingual staff at the hotel.

In addition, the hotel boasts a light sensory room for stimulation, theatre and cinema, Turkish bath and fitness/relaxation centre. Adjacent to the hotel is a private accessible beach. On-site activities for individuals with learning difficulties are also on offer, including arts, crafts, gardening, drama and music therapy. The flexible arrangements and availability of support make the hotel ideal for families, individuals of any age, plus couples or groups who have a mix of non-disability and disability.

Bookings are coming in for 2008's holiday season and Access Centres Turkey (ACT) is looking to develop partnerships with European companies and agencies. For more information, see or contact Emma Smith:

Email: emma [at]

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Submitted by: Ivor Ambrose
Author(s): Monica Guy
Language(s): EN


Publisher: ENAT