Skip to main content

Holiday Inn Swindon Hotel - Leisure Facilities

Marlborough Road, Swindon, SN3 6AQ

View Accessibility Symbols

Accessibility Symbols

For more information about what these symbols mean, view our Accessibility Symbols Guide.

Close this popup window.

Access Guide

Show Easy Read

Leisure Facilities Introduction

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • There is not a member of staff trained in British Sign Language.
  • Staff do not receive deaf awareness training.
  • British Sign Language interpreters cannot be provided on request.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located on the grass areas surrounding the hotel.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located at the front of the hotel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 6 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 358cm x 600cm (11ft 9in x 19ft 8in).
    • There is 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.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There are additional car parks for staff and visitors.
    • Additional standard parking is available to the right and rear of the hotel.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 slopes/ramps.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac 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 14m (15yd 11in) from the hotel entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • Guests have to register their vehicle registration number on the touchscreen at reception to avoid a parking fine.
    • The height of the touchscreen is 144cm.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 21:00.

Outside Access (Hotel Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • 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 bell/buzzer is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 142cm (4ft 8in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 150cm.
    • 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 118cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • There is a slope with a very easy incline.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the ground floor.
    • There is a slight ramp, with no handrails, for access to the hotel from the reception area.
    • This level change is located just past the reception desk and leads to the main hotel (shown in photographs 1 and 2).
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet, stone and laminate.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in the majority of corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the reception, bar and restaurant areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance loops are located at the main reception desk, in the bar, and in the Lambourn Suite meeting room.

Entrance (Leisure Facilities)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located on the ground floor in the corridor to the right just past the hotel reception desk.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does/do 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 heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 125cm.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located ahead as you enter.
    • The reception point is approximately 5m (5yd 1ft) from the leisure facilities 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 reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are 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 at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a fixed loop.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are not trained to use the system.
    • 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.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located to the right as you enter.
    • The fitness suite is 3m (3yd 10in) from the leisure facilities entrance.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are not doors into the fitness suite.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is by the hotel.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes rowing machines and free weights.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are not steps into the swimming pool.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.
  • Comments View
    • There is no lifeguard on duty at this pool.
    • There is an emergency telephone.
    • The height of the emergency telephone is 148cm.

Changing Area (Male)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located to the right as you enter the fitness suite.
    • The changing area is approximately 5m from the leisure facilities entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 4m from reception.
    • The changing area is approximately 8m from the swimming pool.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; standard changing rooms/cubicles, standard showers and standard toilets.
    • This is a male changing area.
    • Similar female changing area(s) are available.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 77cm.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is tiles.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is stepped access to the shower facilities.
    • There is one shallow clearly marked step, without handrails to access the showers.
    • The shower head height(s) is/are fixed.
    • The height of the shower head(s) is/are 220cm.
    • The shower control type(s) is/are twist/turn.
    • A shower chair is available.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
    • There is a slight slope with handrails on both sides to access the swimming pool from the changing rooms. There is level access to the fitness suite from the changing rooms.
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step-free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is available.
    • There are horizontal grab rails on both sides of the seat and a vertical rail on the left.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is twist/turn.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are not available.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Changing Area to Swimming Pool)

  • There is a ramp/slope located leading from the changing areas to the pool side.
  • The ramp/slope is used to access the swimming pool from the female and male changing areas.
  • 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.
  • The width of the ramp/slope is 100cm.
  • The lighting levels at the ramp/slope are moderate to good.