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Feel Good Health Club

Mercure London Watford Hotel, A41 Watford Bypass, Watford, Hertfordshire, WD25 8JH

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include a fitness suite, gym, swimming pool and beauty salon.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include all weather courts.
  • Comments View
    • The Feel Good Health Club is located in the Mercure London Watford Hotel.

Location

  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Bushey.
  • The nearest underground station is Watford.

Opening Times (Gym)

  • Monday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 21:00.

Opening Times (Swimming Pool)

  • Monday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Tuesday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Wednesday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Thursday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Friday 06:00 - 21:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 21:00.

Opening Times (Inspirations Health & Beauty Clinic)

  • Monday 09:30 - 14:30.
  • Tuesday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Wednesday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Thursday 09:30 - 20:00.
  • Friday 09:30 - 19:00.
  • Saturday 09:30 - 17:30.
  • Sunday 10:00 - 13:00.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is located at the front of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • There is/are 1 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 460cm x 520cm (15ft 1in x 17ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 70m (76yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is / are uneven surfaces.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • The patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • The marking for the Blue Badge bay are very faded.

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 towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door(s) is / are light.
  • The door opening is 130cm (4ft 3in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a / are step(s) to access this area / service.
  • The step(s) is/are located in the doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The step(s) is / are not clearly marked.
  • The step(s) is / are shallow.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Reception

  • The desk is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

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

Swimming Pool

  • There is level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 5 steps.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • The handrails are in the centre.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • A jacuzzi is available next to the swimming pool.
    • Access into the jacuzzi is via 2 deep steps with a handrail.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located at the rear of the venue.
    • The fitness suite is 28m (30yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes Free Weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Outside Access (Inspirtation Health and Beauty Clinic Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located opposite reception.
  • There is level access into the venue.
  • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
  • The door(s) is / are single.
  • The door(s) is / are heavy.
  • The width of the door opening is 78cm (2ft 7in).

Inspirations Health and Beauty Clinic

  • The health and beauty clinic is located within the health club, to the right of the reception.
  • There are 4 treatment rooms which all have height adjustable beds.
  • All of the beds have adjustable head rests.
  • 2 of the beds have adjustable feet rests.

Standard Changing Room

  • There are standard changing rooms available.
  • The standard changing room is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the main entrance.
  • The standard changing room is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the reception desk.
  • The standard changing room is 5m (5yd 1ft) from the swimming pool.
  • The standard changing rooms are located to the left as you enter.
  • There is level access to the standard changing rooms.
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a shallow step.
  • Comments View
    • The details above relate to the standard male changing rooms. There are similar standard female changing rooms located next to these.

Accessible Shower

  • Accessible shower facilities are available.
  • The accessible shower(s) surveyed is/are located within the accessible toilet.
  • The facilities available in the accessible shower(s) include; an adjustable shower head, handrails and a flip down seat.
  • The height of the seat is 45cm (1ft 6in).
  • Other facilities available include; dropdown rail.
  • There is level access to the services from the accessible shower facilities.

Accessible Toilet

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door weight is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 170cm x 220cm (5ft 7in 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 the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • 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 coat hook.
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors.
    • 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 46cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • 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 grab rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is fair.
    • 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 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • Comments View
    • The shower gate can be folded out of the way to allow for the lateral transfer.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.