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BrewDog Aberdeen Kennels

5-9 Union Street, Aberdeen, AB11 5BU

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Hotel Summary

  • Hotel Information View
    • The hotel does not have its own parking facilities.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • The hotel has 6 rooms in total.
    • There is not an/are not accessible room(s) within the hotel.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
    • The restaurant/bar facilities in this hotel include; none. The restaurant/bar facilities are next door at the BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate bar.
    • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.
  • Additional Accessibility Aids View
    • There is not a deaf alert system at the hotel.
    • Panic alarms are not available on request.
    • Bed raisers are not available on request.
    • Bath steps are not available on request.
    • Bath seats are not available on request.
    • Raised toilet seats are not available on request.
    • Portable hoists are not available on request.
  • Safe Place(s) View
    • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • Comments View
    • The rooms are located within the Royal Athenaeum Suites hotel next to and above the BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate on the second floor.
    • Residents should check in at the BrewDog in the first instance.

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Public Transport and Parking

  • There is a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Aberdeen.
  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public parking is available within approximately 200m of the venue.
  • The public parking facilities located close to the venue include: Shiprow NCP Car Park.
  • Comments View
    • Residents at the Kennels have a preferential rate for daily parking at the Shiprow NCP Car Park to the rear of the building on Shiprow.

Outside Access (Suites Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building on Union Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Royal Athenaeum Suites - BrewDog Kennels'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is not a bell/buzzer.
    • There is not an intercom.
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 127cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 66cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 140cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 13cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Reception (Suites Reception)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located on the right as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the suites entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 93cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is not staffed.
    • There is not a bell to attract attention.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is wood.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • To check-in please go to the BrewDog Castlegate bar next door.
      This reception is for the Royal Athenaeum Suites hotel.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is a seating area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the seating area is unobstructed.
    • There are armchairs available.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.

Outside Access (BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate Bar - Check-In)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate Bar off Union Street.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'BREWDOG'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • There is a dark mat or floor marking at this entrance that might be perceived as a hole.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the opening is 149cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 125cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is not a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.

Reception (BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate Bar - Check-In)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located in the BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate bar next door to the hotel.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate Bar entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a plain background.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 106cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • Music is played everywhere.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is wood and metal plates.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is a seating area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the seating area is unobstructed.
    • There are high stools, tables, bench seats, long tables and high tables available.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the seating area.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are located to the rear of the reception area.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual double doors on the ground floor and manual single doors from the first floor upwards, which may be difficult to open, to enter/exit the stairwell.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 27cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are low to moderate.
    • The BrewDog Kennels rooms are on the second floor only.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left as you enter.
  • The lift is clearly visible from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the suites entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, 1, 2, 3, 4.
  • There are manual double doors on the ground floor and manual single doors from the first floor upwards, which may be difficult to open, to enter/exit the lift lobby.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is high.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is low.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 110cm x 140cm (3ft 7in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.

Hotel Room Corridors (Second Floor)

  • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
  • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is wood.
  • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
  • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
  • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided in corridors.
  • Wayfinding signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • There is not a designated place of safety which can be used by people with dementia, autism or learning disabilities.
  • The hotel does not play background music in room corridors.
  • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).

Standard Room(s)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located on the second floor of the Athenium Suites hotel.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed, via lift.
    • There is written and numbered signage on or near the room door.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is high.
  • Comments View
    • There was no access to the rooms at the time of survey.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is not an/are not accessible toilet(s) available.
  • The nearest accessible toilet(s) is/are located in the BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate bar.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are not available.
  • The nearest standard toilet(s) is/are located in the BrewDog Aberdeen Castlegate Bar.