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Hilton Hotel Gateshead

Bottle Bank, Gateshead, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE8 2AR

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Location

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

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is not free for all users.
    • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
    • The car park is 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 are 10 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 490cm (11ft 6in x 16ft 1in).
    • The nearest designated bay is 14m (15yd) from the lift.
    • The furthest designated bay is 30m (33yd) from the lift.
    • 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 concrete.
    • 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.

Outside Access (Car Park Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the common.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.

Level Change (Car Park Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.

Lift (Car Park)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2.
  • The lift is 5m (16ft 5in) from car park entrance.
  • The clear door width is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 150cm x 160cm (4ft 11in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located to the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open by revolving.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located in front of the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 15m (16yd) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk does not have a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left as you enter.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is 10m (32ft 10in) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 105cm (3ft 5in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 160cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 3in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The lift controls do have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.

Room

  • General Information View
    • There are 254 rooms in total.
    • There are 5 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 237 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 12 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 7 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible room viewed is 30m (33yd) from the main entrance.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • No accessible rooms are located in a separate building from the main hotel.
  • Accessible Room View
    • The room number or room name viewed was 6.
    • The width of the door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The height of the bed is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 24cm (0ft 9in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is a push button style alarm.
    • An adjoining room is available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Accessible Ensuite View
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 80cm (2ft 7in) (2ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 170cm x 270cm (5ft 7in x 8ft 10in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • The toilet seat is 43cm (1ft 5in) above floor level.
    • 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 in height.
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower View
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 44cm (1ft 5in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms View
    • There is no additional signage on or near the hotel door.
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite View
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The available auxiliary aid(s) is(are) flashing alarms, vibrating pillows and Teletext/subtitles/Ceefax.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are In rooms.
    • The hotel does provide any other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • The number of accessible rooms with baths is 4.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 8.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are standard rooms on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to ground floor rooms.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are available.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Windows)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 25m (27yd) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 73cm (2ft 5in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is varied hot and cold meals.

Reception (Fitness Suite)

  • The reception desk is 18m (20yd) from the lift.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high height.
  • The desk has a lowered section.
  • Lighting levels are medium.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the lower ground floor.
    • The fitness suite is 30m (33yd) from the lift.
    • There is level access to the fitness suite.
    • Level access is by lift.
  • IFI Accredited Fitness Suite View
    • IFI accredited equipment is not available.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive some training in assisting disabled people.
    • Training provided is in house.
    • Equipment suitable for mobility or sensory impaired users includes hand bike, hosit fitness, treadmill.
    • 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.

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 not a wet side chair available.
  • There is a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • The hoist is manual.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 8 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Accessible Changing Room

  • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
  • The baby change facilities are located within the accessible changing room.
  • The height of the baby change table once extended is 93cm (3ft ).
  • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
  • This is by lift.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is no signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located to the right as you enter.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 210cm (4ft 11in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 81cm (2ft 8in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted grab rails are available for the toilet.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on both sides.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There is a mirror.
    • 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 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 cannot 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 wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Baby Change Facilities View
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • This service cannot be requested.