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BrewDog DogHouse Edinburgh Hotel

5 New Street Edinburgh, Edinburgh, EH8 8BH

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Hotel Summary

  • Hotel Information View
    • The hotel has its own parking facilities.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
    • The hotel has 20 rooms in total.
    • There is an/are accessible room(s) within the hotel.
    • The hotel has 1 accessible room(s) with accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is/are 0 accessible room(s) with a ceiling track hoist.
    • There is/are 1 accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the accessible room(s).
    • There is not an/are not adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
    • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Additional Accessibility Aids View
    • There is not a deaf alert system at the hotel.
    • Panic alarms are not available on request.
    • Vibrating pillows with flashing beacons are available on request.
    • Bed raisers 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.

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Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include: large print on request.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Public Transport and Parking

  • There is not a bus stop within approximately 150m of the venue.
  • The nearest train station is Edinburgh Waverley.
  • The nearest tram station is St Andrew Square.
  • The venue has its own car park.
  • The car park type is open air/surface.
  • Parking is free for Blue Badge holders.
  • Information is not provided at the entrance to the car park, to make it clear whether or not free parking is available to Blue Badge holders.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do need to be booked in advance.
  • There is a/are designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
  • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • Designated parking bays are clearly marked/signposted.
  • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
  • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
  • Customers do not have to cross a road between the car park and the branch.
  • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Public parking is available within approximately 200m of the venue.
  • The public parking facilities located close to the venue include: New Street Car Park.
  • Standard on street parking is available (within approximately 50m of the venue).

Approach

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is stone/concrete tiles.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is permanent, has a slight gradient.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • The slope on the pavement can be used to access the external entrances on the ground or first floor, bypassing the internal stairs.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building, to the left.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'BREWDOG'.
    • There is ramped/sloped 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.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 126cm (4ft 2in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 106cm.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the opening is 182cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located beyond the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are good.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the main 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 good.
    • The height of the reception counter is 110cm.
    • 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 provided in the reception area.
    • Music is played everywhere.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is concrete.
  • Reception Seating Area View
    • There is not a seating area close to the reception point.
    • The reception is located on the ground floor adjacent to the main bar, which offers seating areas.
      Breakfast is served in the ground floor bar.
  • Comments View
    • The hotel accommodation is located on the upper floors, accessed internally via the stairs or by using the separate external entrances.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared 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.
    • There is written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door may be difficult to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 226cm (5ft 7in x 7ft 5in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The alarm did not sound when tested.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary and nappy/incontinence items bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 80cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 91cm (2ft 12in).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 73cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The shared toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is step-free access into the toilet(s).
    • The standard toilet(s) is/are approximately 20m from the main entrance.
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is high.
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 91cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is push.
    • Lighting levels are good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left of the bar.
    • The stairs are approximately 5m from the main entrance.
    • The stairs are clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There are manual, single doors which are easy to open to enter and exit the stairwell on the first floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • 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 26cm.
    • The steps are 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Outside Access (First Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the rear of the building, on the first floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'DogHouse Edinburgh'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • A key card is required for access at this entrance.
    • The height of the key card reader is 106cm.
    • The main 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.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the right as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the ramp.
    • The handrail(s) is/are on the left going up the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 130cm (4ft 3in).
    • The ramp has resting areas.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The step(s) has/have tactile paving at the top and bottom.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 16cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • The depth of the steps are 27cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides of the step(s).
    • 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.

Outside Access (First Floor Stepped Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the New Street side of the building, on the first floor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'DogHouse Edinburgh'.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is not a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • 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 112cm.
    • 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 62cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 6 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 14cm.
    • The depth of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Hotel Room Corridors

  • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
  • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and wood.
  • There is high colour contrast between the walls and floor in all areas.
  • Seating is available throughout the first floor.
  • Seating includes; a mixture of seats with and without armrests, sofas and armchairs.
  • The lighting levels are good.
  • Wayfinding signage is provided in corridors.
  • Wayfinding signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
  • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • The hotel does play background music in room corridors.
  • Music is played throughout the venue.
  • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).

Accessible Toilet(s) (First Floor - Right Transfer)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located off the first floor corridor.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 38m (41yd 1ft) from the first floor accessible entrance.
    • There is step-free access into the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared 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.
    • There is written text and ‘Not All Disabilities Are Visible’ signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is high.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is high.
    • The door does not have a horizontal grab rail.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 152cm x 222cm (4ft 12in x 7ft 3in).
    • The accessible toilet does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is low.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is high.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are sanitary disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Additional Fixtures View
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • The shelf does not have the minimum dimensions of 12.5cm x 40cm.
    • The shelf is at a height of 82cm.
    • The shelf is not located where it is reachable.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is low.
    • 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).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 92cm (3ft).
    • The contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is high.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • The height of the wash basin is 72cm (2ft 4in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is low.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a handheld soap dispenser available.
    • The soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 63cm.
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is high.

Accessible Room(s)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • The details in this section relates to the accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • This type of accessible room is located on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • Guests need to open a door between the entrance and the room(s).
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
  • Bedroom Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located to the rear of the first floor.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was 104.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed.
    • There is numbered signage on or near the accessible room door.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is low.
    • There are not lowered spy holes available.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible room was under construction at the time of the survey in March 2022.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located off the first floor corridor.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 28m (30yd 1ft) from the first floor accessible 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 1, 2.
  • There are manual, double doors which may be difficult to open to access the lift lobby on the first floor and on the second floor.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are not provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do not 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 Medium.
  • The clear door width is 89cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 89cm x 139cm (2ft 11in 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.
  • The controls are within reach, although a room card reader is required to operate the lift, at a height of 132cm.
  • 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 good.

Standard Room(s)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located on the second floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The room surveyed at the time of the visit was 202.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed, via lift.
    • There is numbered signage on or near the room door.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is high.
    • The width of the door is 86cm.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is high.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is high.
    • The bed type is double.
    • The height of the bed is 60cm.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 0cm.
    • Light switches are within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The lighting levels in the room are good.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The type of facilities within the ensuite include; a wash basin and a shower.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is high.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 76cm.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is high.
    • There is not an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is high.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.

Stairs (Standard Room)

  • Stairs View
    • The stairs are located within the standard rooms.
    • The levels which are accessible by stairs are 2, 2M.
    • There are 13 steps between levels.
    • The height of the steps are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the steps are 20cm.
    • The depth of the steps are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the steps.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities/services are not provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Other Information View
    • The areas which are not accessible include; beds.