Fully accessible accommodation for a safe, comfortable stay

Strath Motel offers two accessible holiday accommodation options for those living with a disability or mobility issues that require wheelchair-friendly rooms. Both our standard and triple accessible rooms have been designed with easy-access features to ensure our guests experience comfort and convenience.

We’ve taken particular care to create user-friendly bathrooms in our wheelchair accessible rooms, which feature:

  • Extra-large bathroom and roll-in shower spaces
  • Rails around the shower and toilet
  • Fully adjustable shower with flexible hose
  • Wall-mounted for shower chair

We can provide toilet frames, wall-mounted and free-standing shower seats, shower mats and wheelchair ramps on request. Please talk to our staff at the time of booking to arrange any additional assistance you might need.

Verified support animals are welcome in our accessible rooms at no extra cost.

Accessible room inclusions  

  • Standard room – 1 king bed
  • Triple room – 1 king bed plus 2 full-length king singles

Your single room comes equipped with everything you’ll need for a comfortable stay.

  • 32” LED TV
  • Daily room servicing (Sundays and public holidays excluded)
  • Free NBN Wi-Fi and broadband access
  • Free off-street parking
  • Ground-floor access
  • Generous tabletop space for dining or work
  • Hair dryer
  • Hygienically cleaned and sealed glassware
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Microwave and toaster
  • Private courtyard with outdoor seating
  • Reverse-cycle air conditioning
  • Small fridge
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Tiled floors throughout
  • Wheelchair accessible bathroom

 

A cooked or continental breakfast service is available daily from 7:00-8:30am. Simply place your order by dropping the in-room form to reception or completing the online order form by 5:00pm the night before.

Rollaway beds and cots are available on request.

If you need to hire a hospital bed, bed lift or any other medical equipment during your stay, please let us know at the time of booking so we can ensure you have ample room to set things up.

And if there’s anything else you need during your stay, please let our friendly staff know. We’re here to help you any way we can.

FAQs about our wheelchair accessible accommodation

Not all wheelchair accessible accommodation is the same. That’s why we’ve considered the questions you might have to make it easy to know exactly what you can expect.

And if you can’t find the information you need here, please don’t hesitate to contact our friendly team with your questions or accommodation requests.

 

Are the car parks wide enough to allow wheelchairs or medical equipment to be easily removed?

Yes. We’ve recently widened our carparks and our wheelchair accessible rooms are located at the end of the building to provide you with extra space.

Is the reception easy to access for those with mobility issues?

The door into our reception area is wide enough to accommodate a wheelchair and our reception staff can provide assistance if required.

What width are the doors into the room and bathroom? How easy are they to open?

The doors into our accessible rooms and their bathrooms are 900mm wide and feature lever handles 1030mm from ground level. The external door uses a keycard to unlock, but unlike some hotel/motel rooms, there is no automatic door closer to hinder your movement.

How easy is the patio area to access? Is there a lip or step that might impede a wheelchair? Is there room to easily turn around?

Access to your 2.4×3.2m private courtyard is through sliding glass doors. These do have a lip for the door tracks, but we can provide a suitable wheelchair ramp for ease of access. We can also move chairs and tables on request to allow more space for a wheelchair to move around.

Are light switches and power outlets at wheelchair accessible height?

Light switches throughout the room are 1100-1200mm from the floor. The remote control for the air conditioner is mounted on the wall at 1500mm, but can be removed and placed in a more accessible location if needed, while all power outlets are at an accessible height.

Is it easy to request shower chairs or other aids when making the booking?

It’s best to contact our office directly to discuss any specific requirements you might have. You can call on +61 8 8536 3311 or send an email.

 

What are the dimensions of the bathroom and height of facilities from the floor?

The bathroom is 1900x3150mm and has a roll-in shower space with ample turning room for a wheelchair.

 

Shower:

Fixed seat bracket – 400mm, 135kg weight capacity

Flexible hose – height adjustable from 1200-1800mm on a vertical grab rail

Grab rail (horizontal) – 800mm

Toiletries shelf – 1500mm

Towel rail – 1070mm

 

Basin:

Hand basin – 700mm high x 400mm deep x 1500mm from floor (open underneath to allow wheelchair to be rolled under)

Automatic soap dispenser at basin – 830mm

Hairdryer (wall-mounted) – 1500mm

Bottom edge of bathroom mirror – 980mm

Shelves – 1600mm and 1360mm

 

Toilet:

Seat – 460mm

Grab rail (2 x horizontal)* – 900-1100mm

Paper dispenser – 800mm

Sanitary bags – 1100mm

 

* If you specifically require rails on the left or right side, please let us know when you are making your booking so we can accommodate this need.

What is the height of the bed and is there space for a wheelchair beside them and hoists beneath them?

The top of the mattress is 550mm and our spacious rooms ensure there is plenty of room either side for a wheelchair. The beds have 130mm space beneath them to accommodate a hoist, as well as flat feet to prevent the bed from moving.

Does the closet provide accessible hanging space?

The rails are 1700mm from the floor and can be reached from a seated position by most, but please don’t hesitate to ask if you require further assistance.

What medical facilities are available in Strathalbyn?

For emergencies

 Dial: 000

 

Strathalbyn Hospital & District Health Service

14 Alfred Place

Strathalbyn

(900m)

PH: 08 8536 5333

 

Mt Barker District Soldiers’ Memorial Hospital

87 Wellington Road

Mount Barker

(20km)

PH: 08 8393 1777

 

For other medical needs

 

Amcal+ Pharmacy

10 Dawson Street

Strathalbyn

(1.1km)

PH: 08 8536 2266

OPEN
Weekdays – 8:00am -7:00pm

Saturday – 8:00am -6 :00pm

Sunday/Public Holidays – 10:00am – 5:00pm

 

Strathalbyn Dental Care

3 Dawson Street

Strathalbyn

(1.2km)

PH: 08 8536 2147

OPEN
Mon-Tues: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Wed: 9:00am – 7:30pm (appointment only)

Thurs-Fri: 9:00am – 5:00pm

Saturday: 8:00am – 12:00pm (appointment only)

Sunday/Public Holidays: Closed

 

 

 

 

Book this room

Standard accessible room rate p/night: $149

Triple accessible room rate p/night: $179

To ensure we can fully accommodate your requirements and verify any support animal you may need, please contact the Strath Motel directly to book or enquire about our wheelchair accessible accommodation. 

PH: +61 8 8536 3311

A minimum 2 night stay applies across long weekends. Please see the full list of Booking Terms & Conditions that apply to all bookings.

 

Accessible room deal

Make the most of your stay with our Indulgence Package that includes 2 nights’ accommodation, late check-out and a delicious assortment of goodies sourced from local providores.

Or, if you’re travelling with a support animal, check out our Woofer Deal that includes treats for them, as well as you.

Strath Motel

4 North Parade
5255 Strathalbyn, South Australia

08) 8536 3311

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