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Duke of Cornwall Hotel

Millbay Road, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 3LG

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Introduction

  • Reception is manned 24 hours per day.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Plymouth.
  • The venue is not situated on a road which has a steep gradient.
  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Plymouth.

Parking

  • The venue does have its own car park.
  • Venue Car Park View
    • Parking is free for all users.
    • The car park is at the back of the venue.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • 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 patron does not have to cross a road.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
  • Drop off Point View
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front of the hotel.
    • There is a dropped kerb from the drop off point.
    • There is not tactile paving on the dropped kerb.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open by revolving.
  • The doors are heavy.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in front of and immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 11 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.
  • Comments View
    • The 5 steps beyond the entrance have only a handrail on the right side going up.

Outside Access (Accessible Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located on level 1, next to the car park.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are single width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 85cm (2ft 9in) wide.

Level Change (Accessible Entrance)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located on the path between the car park and the entrance.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 90cm (2ft 11in).

Outside Access (Ballroom Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the rear of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open towards you (pull).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 115cm (3ft 9in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open towards you (pull).
    • The doors are double width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 125cm (4ft 1in) wide.
  • Comments View
    • It is necessary for the doors to be opened from the inside.
    • This entrance gives direct access into the ballroom from the rear of the building.

Level Change (Ballroom 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 moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is portable.
  • Please contact reception.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 110cm (3ft 7in).
  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located in the 1st doorway.
  • There is / are 1 step(s) to the area / service.
  • The steps are not clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do not have handrails.

Level Change (Ballroom)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading into the Ballroom.
  • The ramp or slope is moderate.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 6m (19ft 8in) from the lift.
  • There is not 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.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.
  • Lighting levels are varied.
  • Customers can charge scooters or wheelchairs at the venue.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5.
    • 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 the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located in the lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 15m (16yd) from accessible entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 77cm (2ft 6in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 74cm x 110cm (2ft 5in x 3ft 7in).
  • 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 not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are 95-160cm in height.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is medium.
  • Comments View
    • A larger service lift can be made available for those unable to access this lift.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Once inside, there is level access to the service.
  • Food is available from the bar.
  • 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.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 75cm (2ft 6in).
  • 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 traditional English cuisine.
  • Comments View
    • If required, plastic cups, cutlery and straws can be requested in advance.

Room

  • General Information View
    • The Tourist Board rating is 3.
    • There are 73 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 72 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 0 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible room viewed is 6m (19ft 8in) from the accessible 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 108.
    • The width of the door is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The height of the bed is 54cm (1ft 9in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 17cm (0ft 7in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the room.
    • 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 light.
    • The door is locked by a (no lock).
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 170cm x 200cm (5ft 7in x 6ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 75cm (2ft 6in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a flush on the transfer side.
    • Wall mounted grab rails are not available.
    • The toilet seat is 47cm (1ft 7in) 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 82cm (2ft 8in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm in the ensuite.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not 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 not handrails available.
  • 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 poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is fair.
    • 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 good.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is poor.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The available auxiliary aid(s) is(are) vibrating pillows and Teletext/subtitles/Ceefax.
    • Vibrating fire alarms are 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.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are available.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • This accessible toilet is located off the ground floor lobby, next to the ballroom.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is required for the accessible toilet.
    • The key is not a radar key.
    • The key can be obtained from the reception desk.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 180cm x 170cm (5ft 11in x 5ft 7in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is not fully functional.
    • The alarm was out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor) when surveyed.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • 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 45cm (1ft 6in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is not placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • There is not a toilet roll holder.
    • There is a wash basin.
    • The wash basin can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the internal door and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • 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 85cm (2ft 9in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Level Change (Standard Male Toilet)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located leading down to the toilet.
  • There is / are 6 step(s) to the area / service.
  • Lighting levels at the steps are medium.
  • The steps are clearly marked.
  • The steps are medium.
  • The steps do have handrails.

Additional Info

  • Staff do not receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents are not 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
    • The photographs show the designated drop-off point and the bath in the adapted room.