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Holiday Inn

Smallbrook Queensway, Birmingham, B5 4EW

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Opening Times (Hotel)

  • Reception is staffed 24 hours per day.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Birmingham New Street.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is underground.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
  • There is/are 2 Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the Blue Badge parking bay(s) are 255cm x 470cm (8ft 4in x 15ft 5in).
  • The nearest Blue Badge bay is 6m (6yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest Blue Badge bay is 9m (9yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
  • The door(s) is / are double.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in).
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is / are double.
    • The width of the door opening is 175cm (5ft 9in).

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • The desk/counter is high (110cm+).
  • The desk/counter has a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the restaurant area.
  • Motorised scooters are not allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • The lighting levels are medium.

Eating and Drinking (Starbucks)

  • The following information is for the café.
  • The café is located to the left as you enter.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 7m (7yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 108cm (3ft 7in).
  • The standard height for tables is 72cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.

Level Change (Restaurant Entrance)

  • There is a ramp/slope to access this area/service.
  • The ramp/slope is located at the rear of the hotel, to the right.
  • The ramp/slope gradient is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • The ramp does have handrails.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 140cm (4ft 7in).
  • There is a/are step(s) to access this area/service.
  • The step(s) is/are located at the rear of the hotel, to the right.
  • There is/are 4 step(s) to the area/service.
  • The lighting levels at the step(s) are bright.
  • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is/are medium height (11cm - 17cm).
  • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
  • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
  • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (Hotel Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located at the rear of the venue to the right.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 35m (38yd 10in) from the main entrance.
  • The standard height for tables is 71cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is modern European cuisine.
  • Comments View
    • Breakfast is served buffet style.
    • Assistance is available if required.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, C, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left, at the rear of the premises.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, C, R, S, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8 and 9.
  • The lift is approximately 40m (43yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 155cm x 175cm (5ft 1in x 5ft 9in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Room

  • General Information View
    • The Tourist Board rating is 3*.
    • There are 261 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 257 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 4 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 4 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible room viewed is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the lift on the 3rd floor.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • No accessible rooms are located in a separate building from the main hotel.
  • Accessible Room View
    • The room number or room name viewed was 318.
    • The width of the door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The height of the bed is 62cm (2ft).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 13cm (5in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • An adjoining room is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Accessible Ensuite View
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The door does not have a lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 200cm x 240cm (6ft 7in x 7ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is not a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The toilet seat is 48cm (1ft 7in) above floor level.
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 73cm (2ft 5in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 53cm (1ft 9in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a shower over the bath.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower head height is 176cm (5ft 9in).
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • There are handrails available for the bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • There is no additional signage on or near the hotel door.
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite View
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The hotel does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • The number of accessible rooms with baths is 4.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 0.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
  • Comments View
    • Photographs 1-8 show the accessible room 318.
    • Photographs 9-12 show the standard room 309.

Accessible Toilet (First Floor)

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from a member of staff.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 89cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 215cm x 220cm (7ft 1in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on both sides.
    • The lateral transfer space on the left is 85cm.
    • The lateral transfer space on the right is 85cm.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a toilet roll holder.
    • The toilet roll holder can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The toilet roll holder is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s) (First Floor)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.