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Hilton Brighton Metropole

Kings Road, Brighton, UK, BN1 2FU

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Hotel Summary

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a Hilton Team Member available for help and assistance.
  • There is not a Hilton Team Member trained in British Sign Language.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is not an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/nearby.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.

Drop-Off Point / Pick Up Point

  • Drop-Off Point View
    • There is a designated drop-off point.
    • The drop-off point is not signposted/clearly marked.
    • The drop-off point is located on Kings Road.
    • The route from the drop-off point is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.

Hotel Parking (Underground Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located off St Margaret's Close .
    • The car park type is underground.
    • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
    • The maximum height of the restriction barrier is 183cm.
    • The car park does have a barrier control system.
    • There is a touchscreen at the barrier.
    • The barrier controls/touchscreen can be reached from the car.
    • The car park surface is concrete.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) markings are faded.
    • There is/are 8 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 460cm.
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Hotel guests receive reduced parking fees on check-in.
      Guests with vehicles above the height restriction of 183cm will need to contact the hotel for advice on alternative car parks.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
  • Paying View
    • There are parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking is not free for visitors of the venue.
    • Payment signs are provided.
    • Payment signs are clearly presented.
    • Payment signs are located at the payment machines in the car park.
    • Payment term signs do not make it clear if parking charges apply to Blue Badge holders.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • To see the parking charges please click here (opens new tab)
    • Payment machines are located in the car park and hotel lobby.
    • There is not a payment machine at a convenient height for wheelchair users, however payment can be made at reception.
    • There is a level turning space (minimum 185cm x 210cm) in front of the payment machine(s).
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is not clearly visible from the car park.
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is concrete tiles and concrete.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 23m from the car park entrance.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in the car park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hotel Entrance'.
    • There is ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is 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 155cm .
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (towards you).
    • The main automatic door(s) is/are push pad or push button activated.
    • The push pad or push button is 99cm from floor level.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 90cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • If you require further assistance, there is a phone located at the exit barrier which will automatically connect you to reception.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located on the path leading up to the entrance from the left.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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 95cm.
    • 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 2 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Outside Access (Main Entrance - Kings Road)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hotel, on Kings Road.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hilton Brighton Metropole'.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • There is an intercom.
    • The height of the intercom is 106cm .
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically (away from you).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The width of the door opening is 88cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is also a revolving door next to this one.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) may be difficult to open.
    • The width of the door opening is 76cm.
    • There is also a third set of doors (76cm wide) to enter the hotel lobby.
      The revolving doors collapse down to 130cm wide for guests unable to manage the manual doors.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
    • The ramp/slope is permanent.
    • There is not 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 both sides of the ramp.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the revolving door.
    • There is/are 5 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • 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 not extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.

Approach (Queensbury Mews)

  • Approach View
    • The surface of the approach is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • The approach surface is uneven in places.
    • There is step-free access on the approach.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • The pavement is very narrow and uneven in places and not suitable for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a dropped kerb leading up to the entrance from Queensbury Mews.

Outside Access (Queensbury Mews Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Queensbury Mews.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • This entrance is signed with 'Hilton Hotel Entrance'.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 130cm.
    • 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 180cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.
  • Comments View
    • In the interest of security, these doors are locked between the hours of 22:00 and 06:00.
    • For access, please use the main hotel entrance on the seafront.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located in the lobby, near the main 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 reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are moderate to good.
    • The height of the reception counter is high (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.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • The hearing assistance system is located in the middle of the reception desk.
    • Hilton Team Members are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested by an AccessAble surveyor.
    • The hearing assistance system was tested on 15/08/2019.
    • The hearing assistance system was not working at the time of testing.

Concierge Desk

  • Desk View
    • The desk is located in the lobby, opposite the reception desk.
    • There is step-free access to the desk.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the desk.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the desk which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The desk is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the desk are moderate to good.
    • The height of the desk is high (110cm+) .
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the desk.
    • There is a lowered section of the desk.
    • The height of the lowered section at the desk is 77cm.
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the lowered section of the desk.
    • There is not a clear knee recess beneath the low/lowered section of the desk.
    • The desk is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the desk.
    • The type of system is a portable loop (on request only).

Counter (Guest Relations)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located in the lobby.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • The height of the counter is high (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.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the counter.
    • Seats are available for guests at the counter.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop (on request only).

Counter (Cloakroom and Luggage)

  • Counter View
    • The counter is located in the corridor, to the left past the lifts.
    • Clear signage for the counter is not visible from the lift.
    • There is step-free access to the counter.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the counter.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the counter which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The counter is placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the counter are moderate to good.
    • The height of the counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm) .
    • 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.
    • Seats are not available for guests at the counter.
    • There is a hearing assistance system.
    • The type of system is a portable loop (on request only).
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.

Lobby

  • Circulation View
    • The type of flooring in the lobby is carpet and tiles.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • Seating in the lobby includes; armchairs and seats without armrests.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided in the lobby area.
    • Wayfinding signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • This lobby does not play background music in public areas.

Outside Access (Metropole Bar and Terrace - Kings Road Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on Kings Road, to the left of the main entrance.
    • This entrance is signed with 'The Metropole'.
    • 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 not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • 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 door opening is 120cm.
  • 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 between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Eating and Drinking (The Metropole Bar & Terrace)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
    • The restaurant/bar is located off the lobby.
    • There is step-free access to the restaurant/bar.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables can be booked in advance.
    • There is full table service and a bar where food and drink can be ordered.
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Hilton Team Members can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is a modern bar menu.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is a hearing assistance system .
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • Hilton Team Members are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
    • There is a portable card machine available for payment.
  • Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 114cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a Hilton Team Member upon request.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 70cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 72cm.
    • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 71cm.
    • The surface height of the lowest table is 53cm.
    • The surface height of the highest table is 112cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
    • All chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • There are also stools, booths, high stools, coffee tables and high tables.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet and vinyl.
    • There is some flooring which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is some flooring which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • The lighting levels are low to moderate.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a Hilton Team Member upon request.
    • Lighting levels may be lower in the evening.

Outdoor Seating (Metropole Bar and Terrace)

  • The outdoor seating is located in front of the Metropole Bar and Terrace.
  • This is stepped access to the outdoor seating.
  • The standard height for the underside of dining tables is 70cm.
  • There are also high tables and stools.
  • The surface height of the highest table is 104cm.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The type of flooring in this area is tiles.
  • There is a 5cm step that leads out from the bar to the terrace. There are picnic tables (80cm high) on the pavement in front of the bar.

Eating and Drinking (1890 at the Met)

  • Location and Access View
    • The following information is for the breakfast area.
    • The breakfast area is located off the lobby.
    • There is step-free access to the breakfast area.
    • This breakfast area is for hotel guests only.
    • For access there are double manual doors which are permanently held open.
  • Service and Menus View
    • Tables cannot be booked in advance.
    • There is a self-service counter and a buffet counter.
    • Hilton Team Members can bring food and/or drinks to tables.
    • Menu types include; handheld menus.
    • Menus are clearly written.
    • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
    • Hilton Team Members can read menus to customers if requested.
    • The type of food served here is breakfasts only.
    • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
    • Adapted cups are not available.
    • Adapted cutlery is available.
    • Drinking straws are available.
    • This area does play background music.
    • Background music is played at all times.
    • There is a hearing assistance system .
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is available only on request.
    • The hearing assistance system is not signed.
    • Hilton Team Members are trained to use the hearing assistance system.
  • Self-Service Counter(s) View
    • The height of the counter is 85cm.
    • The type of flooring in this area is vinyl.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a Hilton Team Member upon request.
  • Payment Counter View
    • The height of the counter is 90cm.
    • There is a moveable card machine available for payment.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a Hilton Team Member upon request.
  • Tables and Seating View
    • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
    • The majority of tables are accessible to wheelchair users.
    • The height between the floor and the underside of the lowest dining table is 70cm.
    • The distance between the floor and the underside of the highest dining table is 73cm.
    • No tables are permanently fixed.
    • No chairs are permanently fixed.
    • All chairs have armrests on both sides.
    • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
    • The lighting levels are moderate to good.
    • Lighting levels can be adjusted by a Hilton Team Member upon request.
    • Access to the self-service/buffet area is by a steep ramp or 3 well marked steps.
      Two tables are available on the raised buffet area (if requested).
      On occasions, Sunday lunch and afternoon tea may be served in this room.

Accessible Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) available.
  • Location and Access View
    • This accessible toilet is located in the rear corridor leading to the car park.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet opening is 87cm.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is good.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The contrast between the horizontal grab rail and internal door is good.
  • Toilet Features View
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 160cm x 338cm.
    • The accessible toilet does 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 82cm.
    • The transfer space is obstructed by a sanitary bin.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on the right.
    • There is not 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 good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • 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, nappy/incontinence items bin and general waste (with no lid) 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 not a colostomy bag shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is a lid attached to the toilet seat.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • 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 contrast between the toilet roll holder and the wall is poor.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin and tap(s) 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 85cm.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the left hand side of the wash basin.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever mixer.
    • There is a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • The wall fixed soap dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the wall fixed soap dispenser is 114cm.
    • 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).
    • The contrast between the towel dispenser and the wall is poor.
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 117cm.
    • The contrast between the hand dryer and the wall is poor.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a flip down baby change table available.
    • The height of the baby change table is 78cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • The female and male toilets are located in the rear corridor leading to the car park entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • The colour contrast between the external toilet door(s) and wall(s) is good.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet cubicle is not available.
    • The height of the wash basin(s) is 84cm.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is sensor.
    • Lighting levels are moderate to good.

Other Floors (Lobby)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located towards the rear of the lobby.
    • There are manual, double doors, which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on the sixth floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 14cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do not 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Lift (Lobby)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the left hand side of the lobby.
  • There is 1 other lift in this location.
  • The other lift has very similar/identical specifications.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A Hilton Team Member 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, 5 and 6.
  • 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 not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 90cm.
  • The dimensions of the lift are 180cm x 98cm.
  • There are no 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 controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.

Other Floors (Rear Corridor - Ground Floor)

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located in the rear corridor, near the Queensbury Mews entrance.
    • There are manual, double doors, which may be difficult to open to enter and exit the stairwell on the basement floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B, G, M, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • 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 not 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 provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are moderate to good.

Lift (Rear Corridor - Ground Floor)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the rear corridor, near the Queensbury Mews entrance.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B, G, M, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 and 7.
  • 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 contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is fair.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is good.
  • The clear door width is 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 130cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 3in).
  • 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 not have an audible announcer.
  • The internal controls for the lift are not within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are low to moderate.
  • Comments View
    • The other lift was out of service at time of survey (August 2019).
    • Level 7 is for the private apartments.

Hotel Room Corridors

  • Circulation View
    • There are not doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet.
    • There is flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • Seating includes; armchairs and sofas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided in corridors.
    • Wayfinding signage is clearly presented/easy to read.
    • Dementia friendly signage is not provided.
  • Audio View
    • The hotel does not play background music in room corridors.
  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the building via lift(s).

Accessible Room(s) (Room 178 - 1st Floor)

  • 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, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • Accessible rooms of this type have specifications that may vary.
    • Guests do not need to open a door between the lift and the room(s).
    • The room surveyed does not have an adjoining room.
  • Bedroom Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located on the first floor, to the left as you exit the lift.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was Room 178.
    • 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 good.
    • The door is key card activated.
    • The fob/card reader height is 115cm.
    • The width of the door is 78cm.
    • There are lowered spy holes available.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is poor.
    • The bed type is single.
    • The bed height is not adjustable.
    • The height of the bed is 64cm.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 4cm.
    • The bed is not moveable.
    • The room does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • The height of the desk is 75cm.
    • The desk is not height adjustable.
    • The desk knee recess has the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The room surveyed had a desk chair without armrests.
    • Alternative seating can be requested.
    • Wardrobes have not been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are accessible from the bed.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the room.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm in the room is out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels in the room are moderate to good.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 85cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The dimensions of the ensuite are 220cm x 305cm.
    • The ensuite does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The ensuite has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the ensuite walls and floor is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are pedal bin disposal units.
    • 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 immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • 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).
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the right hand side of the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a bar of soap available.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are moderate to good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 86cm.
    • 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 colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not 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 colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rails to the left of the toilet and wall is poor.
    • 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).
  • Bath Details View
    • The ensuite has a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 55cm.
    • The length of the bath is 167cm.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Bath taps have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the bath.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the wall which is the full length of the bath.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the wall near to the taps.
    • The colour contrast between the bath wall-mounted grab rails and wall is fair.
  • Shower Details View
    • The ensuite has a wheel in shower.
    • The shower tray is accessed via a moderate slope.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • Shower controls have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 49cm.
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • The colour contrast between the shower dropdown rail(s) and wall is/are poor.
    • There is a short steep ramp in front of the bathroom entrance. Smoking is allowed in this room.

Accessible Room(s) (Room 207 - 2nd Floor)

  • 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 second floor, to the right as you exiting the lift.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • Accessible rooms of this type have specifications that may vary.
    • Guests do not need to open a door between the lift and the room(s).
    • The room surveyed has an adjoining room.
  • Bedroom Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located on the second floor, to the right as exiting the lift.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was Room 207.
    • 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 good.
    • The door is key card activated.
    • The width of the door is 76cm.
    • There are lowered spy holes available.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The bed type is double or zip and link.
    • The bed height is not adjustable.
    • The height of the bed is 64cm.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 4cm.
    • The bed is moveable.
    • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • The height of the desk is 80cm.
    • The desk is not height adjustable.
    • The desk knee recess does not have the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The height and depth of the knee recess is 67cm x 60cm.
    • The room surveyed had a sofa, an armchair and a height adjustable chair without armrests.
    • Alternative seating can be requested.
    • Wardrobes have not been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are accessible from the bed.
    • There is an emergency alarm in the room.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm in the room is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is fair.
    • The lighting levels in the room are moderate to good.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is fair.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The door is easy to open.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 86cm.
    • The door has a horizontal grab rail.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The dimensions of the ensuite are 194cm x 325cm.
    • The ensuite does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The ensuite has a non-slip floor.
    • The colour contrast between the ensuite walls and floor is poor.
    • There is an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm in the ensuite is within reach and fully functional.
    • There is not a red flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are pedal bin disposal units.
    • 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 immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a wall fixed soap dispenser.
    • There is a bar of soap available.
    • The contrast between the wash basin wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The toilet has a cistern.
    • There is not a lateral transfer space.
    • There is a flush.
    • There is not a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail.
    • The colour contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails 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 colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • 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).
  • Bath Details View
    • The ensuite has a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 56cm.
    • The length of the bath is 169cm.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Bath taps do not have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is not a shower over the bath.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the bath.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the wall which is the full length of the bath.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the wall near to the taps.
    • The colour contrast between the bath wall-mounted grab rails and wall is good.
  • Shower Details View
    • The ensuite has a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • Shower controls have clear markings to indicate hot and cold settings.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 56cm.
    • There is not a/are not wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • This accessible room has a sea front balcony. The double doors open outwards and are 84cm wide. There is a 4cm lip on the threshold. The width of the balcony is 90cm.

Standard Room(s) (Room 224 - 2nd Floor)

  • 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 Room 224.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed.
    • There is numbered signage on or near the room door.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The width of the door is 76cm.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is good.
    • The bed type is double.
    • The height of the bed is 57cm.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 15cm.
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is 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 moderate to good.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The type of facilities within the ensuite include; a toilet, a bath and a wash basin.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 70cm.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • 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 twist.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available for the bath.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is poor.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.

Standard Room(s) (Room 415 - King / Sea View - 4th Floor)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located on the fourth floor, to the right as you exit the lift.
    • The room surveyed at the time of the visit was Room 415 - King / Sea View.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the room door.
    • The colour contrast between the external room door and wall is good.
    • The width of the door is 75cm.
    • The colour contrast between the internal room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the room walls and floor is fair.
    • The bed type is double.
    • The height of the bed is 64cm.
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 5cm (2in).
    • Light switches are not 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 moderate to good.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The type of facilities within the ensuite include; a toilet, a wash basin and a bath.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 70cm.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • 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 lighting levels in the ensuite are good.