“We had to rebuild our property to make it into a hotel, in 2007, and we realised that the Spanish rules for door sizes didn’t even accommodate a wheelchair! Thankfully the law has changed now, but so many people built their places with these rules. So, you need to check in Spain that when a business says that it has access, this is in keeping with the contemporary laws.
Ask questions and say exactly what you need. So if you need a rail on the right hand side, or the left hand side, do say. Also, beware of sinks which are at a lower position to cater for people in wheelchairs – there is often a metal pipe which takes the water away, and if it is hot the tube becomes hot too. If you don’t have feeling in your legs and touch the hot pipe, you won’t feel that you have been burned. So you need to be careful of that. “