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Copthorne Hotel

Armada Way, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 1AR

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Introduction

  • Reception is manned 24 hours per day.
  • Reception is situated on the 1st floor.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.
  • The venue is in a pedestrian area.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The venue is situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • The nearest mainline station is Plymouth.

COVID-19 Information

  • There is a member of staff available at the entrance.
  • There is hand sanitiser available at the entrance.
  • The hand sanitisers are wall mounted.
  • Hand sanitisers are available inside the venue.
  • There is not a limited number of people allowed inside.
  • There is a Track and Trace system in place.
  • There is not a one-way system throughout.
  • There is clear signage inside to help with social distancing.
  • There are protective clear screens located at tills/counters.
  • Toilets are available.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Parking is not free for all users.
  • Parking is not free for Blue Badge holders.
  • The car park type is underground.
  • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
  • The car park is underneath the hotel.
  • There are 2 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
  • The dimensions of the designated parking bay(s) are 350cm x 525cm (11ft 6in x 17ft 3in).
  • The nearest designated bay is 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
  • The furthest designated bay is 24m (26yd) 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 slopes/ramps.
  • The car park surface is tarmac.
  • The car park does have a height restriction barrier.
  • The maximum height is 200.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Armada Way.
    • There is ramped/sloped or stepped access at this entrance.
    • The height of the intercom is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • 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.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located to the left as you face the entrance.
    • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
    • 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 width of the ramp/slope is 120cm (3ft 11in).
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
  • 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 clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The handrail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • Handrails are not 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.

Reception

  • The desk/counter is 10m (10yd 2ft) from the lift.
  • There is level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • Level access to the desk/counter is via lift.
  • The desk/counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • The desk/counter does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a portable loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the reception area.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the ground floor.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is not available.
  • Food or drinks are ordered from the service counter.
  • Food or drinks can be brought to the table.
  • There is not a lowered section at the counter.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 6m (6yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 30cm (12in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 104cm (3ft 5in).
  • The standard height for tables is 73cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • Menus are hand held and wall.
  • Menus are available in Braille.
  • Menus are available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • Comments View
    • There is a small drinks menu on the wall to the right of the bar as well as the hand held ones.
    • The bar is 112cm high.
    • There is additional seating for the bar accessed via 2 medium, clearly marked steps.

Eating and Drinking (Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on the ground floor.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the bar.
  • The standard height for tables is 74cm.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not available in Braille.
  • Menus are not available in large print.
  • Picture menus are not available.
  • Menus are clearly written.
  • Menus are presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is Fine Dining.
  • Comments View
    • The open plan entrance to the restaurant is in the bar area.
    • There is a self-service counter where you can help yourself to juice and assorted foods which is 87cm high.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4.
    • 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 in the foyer.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4.
  • 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 90cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 140cm x 130cm (4ft 7in 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.
  • 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 bright.

Room

  • General Information View
    • The Tourist Board rating is 4.
    • There are 135 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 134 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 1 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 1 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible room viewed is 25m (27yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • There is level access from an accessible entrance.
    • This is by lift.
    • No accessible rooms are located in a separate building from the main hotel.
  • Accessible Room View
    • The room number or room name viewed was 135.
    • The width of the door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • The height of the bed is 62cm (2ft).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 5cm (2in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
  • Accessible Ensuite View
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 290cm x 150cm (9ft 6in x 4ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 200cm (6ft 7in).
    • There is not 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 the right.
    • The toilet seat is 82cm (2ft 8in) 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 tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are not 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 a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • The tap type is twist/turn.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a shower over the bath.
    • The shower head height is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is twist/turn.
    • There are handrails available for the bath.
  • Wheel In Shower View
    • There is not a wheel in shower.
  • 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 fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite View
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • 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 alarm(s), vibrating pillow(s) and Teletext/subtitles.
    • Other sensory auxiliary aids available are a portable text phone and a large button telephone.
    • Flashing fire alarms are in rooms.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are In rooms.
    • The hotel does not provide other auxiliary aids for people with mobility impairments.
    • Assistance dogs are welcome to stay with guests in rooms.
    • The number of accessible rooms with baths is 1.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 0.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are not standard rooms on the ground floor.
  • 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.
  • Comments View
    • The accessible room door is activated automatically via key card.
    • The sink is height adjustable.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the rear entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located in the ground floor foyer, to the left 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 locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 140cm x 180cm (4ft 7in x 5ft 11in).
    • There is not 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 left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • 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.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are open waste paper bin, clinical waste and sanitary disposal units.
    • 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 not 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 not a hand dryer.
    • There is a towel dispenser.
    • The towel dispenser cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The towel dispenser is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the towel dispenser is 110cm (3ft 7in).
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is poor.
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • 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 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • Comments View
    • A code is required to use the facility, which is available from staff.
    • The height of the keypad to enter the code is 130cm.

Standard Toilet(s) (Ground Floor)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are available in Braille.
  • Documents are available in large print.
  • A bowl of water can be provided for an assistance dog.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.
  • Comments View
    • There is a manual wheelchair available to borrow, which is stored in the reception area.
    • The tactile/Braille plan shows the location of the adapted room in relation to fire escapes.
    • The photograph shows the bath in the accessible room.