Travellers with Disabilities

Marrakesh has few facilities for the disabled, but is not necessarily out of bounds for travellers with a physical disability and a sense of adventure. Some factors to be aware of:

  • Narrow medina streets and rutted pavements can make mobility challenging.
  • Only a handful of top-end hotels have rooms designed for the disabled.
  • Booking ground-floor rooms is essential as few hotels have lifts.
  • Vision- or hearing-impaired travellers are poorly catered for. Hearing loops, Braille signs and talking pedestrian crossings are nonexistent.

For more general information on travelling with a disability, download Lonely Planet's free Accessible Travel guide from http://lptravel.to/AccessibleTravel.