Hotels, Holiday Centres and travel agents for the visually impaired in Europe

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ARMENIA   

Holiday center of the Armenian Association of the Blind "NAIRI"

Gjukh Nor- Gekhi
Nairi shrchan, Kotayqi marz
Tel : +374 1 (024) 31550


Armenian Association of the Blind
Tel : +374 1 56 0521 or 56 1973 ; Fax : +374 1 58 2266
Email : armblind2000@yahoo.com

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AUSTRIA

Hotel Silverio

Niederdorferstr. 12
A-4713 Gallspach
Tel : +43 7248 62331 or 68521 ; Fax : +43 7248 68521 61

A well-known thermal spa, Gallspack is located in the picturesque region of Salzkammergut, 40 kms from Linz.
Located in the city centre, the hotel is within 5 minutes' walk from the spa and its park. It provides :

- Modern rooms with bathroom, telephone and TV
- Typical Austrian cuisine (special diets are catered for)
- Evening entertainment
- Parking facilities

Guesthouse Maria Seesal

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Austrian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted, Lower Austria and Burgenland Branch

Schwarzois 43-44
A-3341 Ybbsitz
13.7.2007

The guesthouse Maria Seesal in Ybbsitz, a small town with adequate infrastructure, is open, in the season 2007, until the end of October. Bookings for the season starting in spring 2008 are now being accepted.

The house is surrounded by forests and situated in a beautiful and quiet surrounding in the "Mostviertel" region (Lower Austria). The well known pilgrimage church Maria Seesal is in its close proximity. Enjoy the fresh air and recreative ambiance during walks, hikes or tours with our tandem bicycles. Or take advantage of the excursions and sightseeing tours we offer our guests onboard our minibus. A fine stable, offering horse riding outdoors as well as in an indoor arena, is situated close to our guesthouse.

A fully automatic, handicapped accessible bowling alley, a sauna and an outdoor dining area with a barbecue are only some of the highlights of the numerous amenities we offer to our guest. Should you be in the mood for music, we have an electronic piano, an accordion and a guitar at your disposal. A children's playground, a cosy cellar, braille and printed books as well as card and board games will help give your holiday a personal touch.

The guesthouse features 20 comfortable and modernly equipped bedrooms with telephone, SAT/TV, hi-fi system, mini bar, bathroom/toilet, some with a balcony. Two bedrooms are designed to suit the needs of wheelchair users and the talking, handicapped accessible elevator will take you safely anywhere in the house. We would be very glad to have you as our guest.

How to reach us :

By train :
Bischofshofen - Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs - Ybbsitz
or Linz - Amstetten - Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs - Ybbsitz
Pick up service is available upon arrangement from the train station in Ybbsitz, Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs or Amstetten.

By car : West Highway A1 - Linz - Amstetten West - Waidhofen a.d. Ybbs - Ybbsitz

For further information concerning Guesthouse Maria Seesal,
please contact Ms Wagner or Ms Fiedler :
Tel : +43 1 981 89 - 121 or 123
Email: office@braille.at bzw or fiedler-lg@braille.at


Pension zur Waldquelle

Resort centre of the Austrian Association of the Blind

Dorf 37, 3344 St. Georgen am Reith
Tel : +43 7484 8205 ; Fax : +43 7484 8205 93
Email: waldquelle@blindenverband.at

Situated in romantic and picturesque mountains, 90 minutes' drive from Vienna, St Georgen is the ideal place to get away from it all and relax.
Haus St. Georgen has been specially designed with the visually impaired in mind and provides comfortable rooms with telephone, radio, television and minibar.
Diabetic and other diets are catered for.

Austrian Association of the Blind
Tel : +43 1 9827 584 201 ; Fax : +43 1 9827 584 204
Email : office@blindenverband.at


Erholungsheim Stubenberg

Holiday Center of the Styrian Association of the Blind and Partially Sighted


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Dorfstrasse 140 A-8223 Stubenberg am See
Tel : +43 3176 88 45 ; Fax : +43 3176 88 4599

Conveniently located nearby a 40-hectare bath lake in the downs of East Styria. The Center is open from May to October and provides :

  • Transport service from/to Graz and Vienna
  • Comfortable modern rooms with bathroom, telephone, radio and television
  • dedicated staff
  • Good Austrian cuisine
  • Skittle alley adapted for blind people
  • Library including print and braille books
  • Free entry to the bath lake for our guests
  • Free use of our own pedal boat on the lake
  • Safe paths round the house and a refuge nearby
  • Wire-guided paths in the forest around the Center
  • Long walks in the beautiful downs
  • Excursions to Hungary and Slovenia

The Center is barrier-free for blind and partially-sighted people (accessible lift, tactile markings, etc.). Guide dogs are welcome.


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BULGARIA

Holiday Centre of the Union of the Blind of Bulgaria
Obzor

The holiday centre is located in Obzor, a famous seaside resort on the Black Sea, 47 minutes' drive from Varna airport.

Union of the Blind of Bulgaria
Tel : +359 2 812 7050 ; Fax : +359 2 812 7049
Email : ssb@sofianet.net

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CROATIA

ERHCS "Premantura"

Runke 17
52100 PREMANTURA
Tel : + 385 1 48 11 232
Or +385 52 575 081 (summer season only)
E-mail : hrvatski-savez-slijepih@zg.htnet.hr

Premantura is a small village situated on the attractive Istrian coast. The holiday centre is within easy reach of the beach (200 metres), and of local tourist attractions (among others, the historic city of Pula, famous for its Coliseum). It provides :

  • Facilities adapted for blind people
  • Courses and leisure activities (e.g. outdoor skittle and bowling)
  • The restaurant offers a wide selection of genuine Croatian home-cooked food

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DENMARK

Fuglsangcentret A/S

Training and Holiday Centre of the Danish Association of the Blind
Sondermarksvej 150
DK-7000 Fredericia
Tel : +45 7620 2100 ; Fax : +45 7620 2180
Email : fuglsang@dkblind.dk

Fuglsangcentret is surrounded by peaceful meadows, typical of the Danish countryside, and is within easy reach of Fuglsangskoven, a woodland famous for its deers.

It is ideal for meetings and courses but also for leisure activities. It provides :

  • Single/double rooms with terrace, bathroom, telephone and radio
  • Conference room with standard audio-visual equipment
  • Smaller meeting rooms for courses and group work
  • Indoor swimming pool, sauna and fitness room
  • Outdoor facilities for athletics, skittle playing and tandem

Diabetic and other special diets catered for.

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FINLAND

Onnela Inn

Rantatie 34
FIN-04310 Tuusula

Tel : +358 9 258 821
Fax : +358 9 275 1548
Email :  myynti@onnela.com

Onnela Inn is located by the Lake Tuusulanjärvi, a 15 minute drive from the Helsinki-Vantaa airport. Onnela offers comprehensive meeting, restaurant and accommodation services in beautiful surroundings alongside a museum road.



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FRANCE


La Maison l'Aravo

66760 Latour-de-Carol
Tel : +33 4 68 04 82 68 or +33 5 63 03 48 25

Holiday home run by Voir Ensemble
Tel : +33 1 53 86 00 00 ; Fax : +33 1 53 86 00 51
Email : courrier@voirensemble.asso.fr


Le Moulin du Cassot

2 rue Cabouci
17530 Arvert (Charente-Maritime)
Tel : +33 5 46 36 91 84, Fax : +33 5 46 36 93 50
Email : residence.avh.arvert@wanadoo.fr

Holiday home run by Association Valentin Hauy
Tel : +33 1 44 49 27 27 ; Fax : +33 1 44 49 27 10
Email : info@avh.asso.fr

AZIMUT VOYAGE

6 rue la Coural
30440 SUMENE
Tel : +33 (0) 6 63 20 25 25
Email : contact@azimut-voyage.fr

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Germany

Aura-Hotel Timmendorfer Strand

Strandallee 196
23669 Timmendorfer Strand
Tel: +49 45 03 / 60 02 - 0
fax: +49 45 03 / 60 02 - 72
E-Mail:  timmendorfer-strand(at)aura-hotels.de


Aura-Hotel "Ostseeperlen" Boltenhagen

Strandpromenade 53
23946 Ostseebad Boltenhagen
Tel: +49 3 88 25 / 37 0 - 0
fax: +49 3 88 25 / 3 70 43
E-Mail:  ostseeperlen(at)t-online.de


Aura-Hotel Kur- und Begegnungszentrum Saulgrub

Alte Römerstraße 41 - 43
82442 Saulgrub
Tel: +49 88 45 / 99 - 0
fax: +49 88 45 / 99 - 121
E-Mail:  saulgrub(at)bbsb.org


Aura-Pension Haus "Grünes Herz"

Schwimmbachstraße 4
99887 Georgenthal
Tel: +49 3 62 53 / 3 05 - 0
fax: +49 3 62 53 / 3 05 - 36
E-Mail:  info(at)aura-pension-georgenthal.de


Aura-Pension "Villa Rochsburg"

Schlossstraße 17
09328 Lunzenau / OT Rochsburg
Tel: +49 3 73 83 / 8 38 00
fax: +49 3 73 83 / 8 34 99
E-Mail:  villa(at)bsv-sachsen.de


Aura-Pension "Brockenblick"

Amelungsweg 8
38855 Wernigerode
Tel: +49 39 43 / 26 21 - 0
fax: +49 39 43 / 26 21 26
E-Mail:  info(at)aurapension.de


Hotel-Residenz Aura gGmbH Bad Meinberg

Oberförster-Feige-Weg 1
32805 Horn-Bad Meinberg
Tel: +49 52 34 / 9 04 - 0
fax: +49 52 34 / 9 04 - 284
E-Mail:  info@aura-badmeinberg.de


GEORGIA

Cikhisciri Holiday centre for the visually impaired

Situated in the Kobuleti district (Autonomous Republic of Adjaria) on the Black Sea coast.
Cikhisciri provides :

- Easy access to the beach
- Large magnolia garden, and bamboo grove with adapted path for visually impaired people

Open from May to October.

Union of the Blind in Georgia
Tel : +995 32 790 022 ; Fax : +995 32 773 831
Email : unblge@hotmail.com

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Ireland

NCBI (National Council for the Blind of Ireland) have put together some information for people with sight loss on choosing a holiday

Below is a list of holiday centres that NCBI is aware of that caters for the needs of people with disabilities generally, including people with vision impairments. Both are run by the Irish Wheelchair Association and offer an optional care ad support facility, if required by a guest with additional support needs.

Cuisle holiday centre

Cuisle is located in the landscaped grounds of Donamon Castle, nine miles outside of Roscommon town. The centre offers 36 twin-bed en-suite rooms with TVs, a bar and a large dining area. You can choose to holiday on your own, or with family and friends. Cuisle offers comfortable accommodation, a great range of activities, and an optional care and support facility.

Cuisle Holiday Centre,
Donamon,
Co Roscommon

Phone: 090 66 62277
Email: cuisle@iwa.ie

Claddagh Court holiday centre

Claddagh Court provides quality accommodation with an optional care and support facility. Activities on offer to guests include jacuzzi and reflexology.

Contact the Irish Wheelchair Association on 01 8186 400 or email kilkenny@iwa.ie

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Italy

Le Torri, Centro Studi e Riabilitazione "Gianni Fuca"

Training and Holiday Centre of the Italian Union of the Blind and Partially Sighted
Via delle Orchidee 44
56018 Tirrenia (PI)
Tel : +39 050 32587, +39 050 32270 ; Fax : +39 050 37485
Email : info@centroletorri.it

Le Torri Centre, located in Tirrenia's pine forest facing the sea, has been specially designed with the visually impaired in mind but is well integrated into the local community and also suitable to sighted persons.
Weekend/package holidays are organized all year round including cultural activities and visits to various nearby tourist destinations in the Tuscany region such as Pisa, Siena, San Gimignano, Volterra, Lucca and Florence. Social and cultural entertainments are also offered such as poetry contests, ballroom dancing, group games, wine and food tasting as well as classical music and opera concerts.
Upon request, guests will be picked up either at Livorno railway station (approx 11 km away) or at Pisa railway station/airport (approx 20 km away).
The Torri Centre provides:

  • 61 rooms with shower and toilets
  • restaurant for up to 180 people and a bar
  • congress hall
  • solarium
  • swimming pool fully equipped with safety devices as it was designed as a rehabilitation facility
  • private beach at 300 metres, reachable through a pathway equipped also with audible traffic signals
  • a coach for excursions
  • guide dog pen

Sports facilities are available at the nearby training centre of the Italian National Olympic Committee (CONI).

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Norway

Hurdal Senteret for Blinde og Svaksynte

Rehabilitation and Holiday Centre of the Norvegian Association of blind and partially Sighted
2090 Hurdal
Tel : +47 639 87481

Hurdal Centre is situated in beautiful woodland country on the East side of Hurdal Lake, about one hour's drive from Oslo.
The centre lies in its own park, right by the lake, in a large forest and nature preserve.
It is ideal for seminars and conferences but also for leisure activities. Open all year round.
The Center can accommodate 120 persons for meetings, festive occasions and overnight stays. It has been specially designed with the visually impaired in mind, and provides :

  • rooms of good standards with own bathroom (8 rooms are specially equipped for wheelchair users)
  • lounge with an open fire
  • conference room with interpretation equipment, and equipment for those hard of hearing
  • sauna and fitness room
  • Special diets are catered for.


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POLAND

Osrodek Rehabilitacji Szkolenia i Wypoczynku PZN im. kpt. Jana Silhana

(Rehabilitation, Training and Holiday Centre of the Polish Association of the Blind)
33-370 Muszyna, ul. Lipowa 4
Tel/fax : +48 18 471 4029 / 4247

Polish Association of the Blind
Tel : +48 22 887 79 41 ; +48 22 831 33 83
Fax : +48 22 635 7652
Email : international@pzn.org.pl

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RUSSIA

VOS Holiday and Recreation Center

Lunacharskogo Street, 129
Gelendzhik
Fax : +7 86 141 232 99
located on the Black Sea side


VOS Holiday and Recreation Center

Lermontovski Razjezd
Piatogorsk
(Northern Caucasus)
Fax : +7 87 933 995 99


VOS Holiday and Recreation Center

Oparinskaya,67
Bykovo
Moscow Region, Ramenski region
Fax : +7 095 556 2372


All-Russia Association of the Blind, VOS
Tel : +7 495 623 6160
Fax : +7 495 623 9149
Email : info@vos.org.ru

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SPAIN

Confortel Islantilla

Urbanización Islantilla
Avda.de Islantilla, s/n
21410 Isla Cristina (HUELVA)
Tel : +34 959 48 6017 ; Fax : +34 959 48 6211
Email : islantilla.confortel@once.es

Located on the seafront in a modern urban environment (Isla Cristina-Huelva).

  • 16 accessible, fully-equipped rooms with terrace
  • Restaurants, bars
  • 2 swimming pools
  • Wide range of leisure activities : gymnasium, sauna, jacuzzi ; solarium and garden area.

Confortel Anabel

Urbanización Serpentona- Solar 18 A
07760 Cala Galdana (MENORCA)
Tel : +34 971 1546 00 ; Fax : +34 971 1546 60

  • 123 fully-equiped apartments
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Swimming pool
  • Children area

Confortel Beach Club

Urbanización Son Parc - Parcela H2
07740 Mercadal (MENORCA)
Tel : +34 971 18 8082 ; Fax : +34 971 18 8388

  • 196 fully-equipped apartments
  • Swimming pool
  • Miniclub
  • Car park

Confortel Sol Parc

Urbanización Son Parc- Parcela H1
07740 Mercadal (MENORCA)
Tel : +34 971 18 8151/52 ; Fax : +34 971 18 8386

  • 272 fully-equipped apartments
  • Restaurants, bars
  • Swimming pool
  • Miniclub
  • Car park

Confortel Caleta Park

Platje de Sant Pol
17248 S'Agaró (GIRONA)
Tel : +34 972 32 0012 ; Fax : +34 972 32 4096
Email : caletapark.confortel@once.es

The Caleta Park overlooks a beautiful bay on the Costa Brava.

  • 90 double rooms and 5 singles
  • Restaurant and bar
  • Congress halls and meeting rooms, for up to 200 people
  • Private car park

Confortel Suites Madrid

C/López de Hoyos, 143
28002 MADRID
Tel : +34 91 744 5000 ; Fax : +34 91 415 3073
Email : com.confortel@once.es

The hotel is located just a few metres from the underground and is within rapid reach of the airport and the Fair Complex.

  • 120 fully equipped suites
  • Meeting rooms
  • Bar
  • Private garage

Confortel Pio XII

Avda. Pío XII, 77
28016 MADRID
Tel : +34 91 387 6200 ; Fax : +34 91 302 6522
Email : pioxii.confortel@once.es

The hotel has an excellent location : direct access to the M30 motorway, close to the railway station, airport and Fair Complex.

  • 192 double rooms, including 7 rooms specially designed with the visually impaired in mind
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms
  • Private garage

Confortel Badajoz

Autovía Madrid-Lisboa, salida 395
Ctra. Nacional V, Km 393
06002 BADAJOZ
Tel : +34 924 44 3711 ; Fax : +34 924 44 3708
Email :badajoz.confortel@once.es

  • 120 rooms with terrace, including 4 rooms specially designed with the visually impaired in mind
  • Interactive TV private channel for conferences
  • Restaurant
  • Meeting rooms and banquet hall for up to 600 people
  • Swimming pool with garden area
  • Private car park

Confortel Almagro

Ctra.de Bolaños,s/n
13270 Almagro (CIUDAD REAL)
Tel: +34 926 86 0011 ; Fax : +34 926 86 0618
Email : almagro.confortel@once.es

  • - 50 fully-equipped rooms
  • - Restaurant, bar
  • - Meeting rooms, banquet hall
  • - Swimming pool
  • - Private car park

Confortel Almansa

Avda.de Madrid, s/n
Autovía de Levante, salida 586
(Montealegre- Hellín)
02640 Almansa (ALBACETE)
Tel : +34 967 34 4700 ; Fax : +34 967 31 1560
Email : almansa.confortel@once.es

  • 50 fully-equipped rooms
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Meeting rooms, banquet hall
  • Children area
  • Swimming pool, sauna, jacuzzi
  • Private car park

Confortel Baeza

C/Concepción, 3
23440 Baeza (JAEN)
Tel : +34 953 74 8130 ; Fax :+34 953 74 2519
Email : baeza.confortel@once.es

  • 84 fully equipped rooms
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Meeting rooms, banquet hall

Confortel Sabinanigo

Ctra.Nacional 330
Circunvalación Sabiñanigo-Francia
22600 Sabiñanigo (HUESCA)
Tel : +34 974 48 3445 ; Fax : +34 974 48 3280

Sabiñanigo is located in the Aragonese Pyrenees, offering wide opportunities for enjoying the beauties of nature.

  • 48 rooms
  • Restaurant, bar
  • Meeting rooms, banquet hall
  • Swimming pool
  • Car park

The Confortel Hotels chain belongs to ONCE (Spanish National Organisation of the Blind).

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SWEDEN

Almasa

Conference and holiday center
Almasa Kursgard
137 91 Vasterhaninge
Tel : +46 8 500 404 80 ; Fax : +46 8 800 401 35

Located in a picturesque woodland country by the sea, 70 kms to the south of Stockholm-Arlanda airport
Swedish Association of the Visually Impaired
Tel : +46 8 39 9000 ; Fax : +46 8 39 9322
Email : erik.staaf@srf.nu

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SWITZERLAND

SOLSANA

Training and Holiday Centre of the Swiss Federation of the Blind
3792 SAANEN-GSTAAD
Tel : +41 33 748 9494 ; Fax : +41 33 748 9488
Email : info@solsana.ch

Located in the Saanen-Gstaad region, one of the most beautiful areas of Switzerland, Solsana overlooks the Oberland mountains with their stunning landscapes. It is ideal for meetings and courses but also for leisure activities.
It has been specially designed with the visually impaired in mind : talking lifts, large print/tactile maps and instructions, ramped access for wheelchairs.

The hotel provides :

  • Comfortable rooms with bathroom, tv, radio and telephone
  • Restaurant, bar, television lounge
  • Conference and meeting rooms
  • A library with a selection of talking, braille and large print books and periodicals
  • Specially adapted indoor and outdoor swimming pools, sauna, gymnasium, skittle
  • Specially adapted walking path
  • Every member of staff is fully trained in how to guide, assist and understand the needs of visually impaired people.
  • Sight-seeing tours and sports/entertainment programmes may be arranged upon request.
  • Guide dogs welcome.


Internationales Blindenzentrum Gebhardshöhe

Training and Holiday Centre
Alte Landstrasse
8597 Landschlacht
Tel : +41 71 694 6161 ; Fax : +41 71 695 1235

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UNITED KINGDOM


RNIB Recreation and Lifestyles

Tel : +44 207 391 2108
Email : leisure@rnib.org.uk

Action for Blind People / Vision Hotels

14-16 Verney Road, London SE16 3DZ
Tel : +44 20 7635 4800 ; Fax : +44 20 7635 4900
Email : enquiries@visionhotels.co.uk

At Vision Hotels, the intimate understanding of the needs of visually impaired people is at the core of all of the services and activities that our hotels provide, creating the perfect foundation to enable visually impaired hotel visitors to relax and have choice, to tailor their holiday around what they want to do and not what they are able to do.

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