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Waterside Hotel

19 Ness Bank, Inverness, IV2 4SF

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include accommodation, bar/restaurant and function rooms.

Opening Times

  • Reception is staffed 24 hours per day.

Location

  • The venue is situated outside the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Inverness.
  • There is not a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest mainline station is Inverness.

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.
    • There are 0 designated parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • 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 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 not a designated drop off point.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the building.
  • There is 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 91cm (2ft 12in) wide.
  • Second set of doors View
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are single width.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The door opening is 91cm (2ft 12in) wide.

Outside Access (Rear Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located at the back of the building.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The intercom is not 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 70cm (2ft) wide.
  • Comments View
    • This door has a code to enter system 130cm high, or the reception intercom at 140cm.

Level Change (Rear 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.
  • The width of the ramp or slope is 130cm (4ft).

Reception

  • The reception desk is 5m (16ft 5in) 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 bright.

Inside Access

  • There is not level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in the bar and restaurant.
  • Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Level Change (Function Suite)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located leading to the function rooms.
  • The ramp or slope is easy.
  • The ramp or slope is permanent.
  • There is a level landing at the top of the ramp.

Level Change (Restaurant)

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

Eating and Drinking

  • The following information is for the restaurant/bar.
  • The bar does serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • All chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 51cm (1ft 8in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 76cm (2ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • 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 not presented in contrasting colours.
  • The type of food served here is hot and cold snacks and meals.
  • Comments View
    • Children are permitted within the restaurant only, not the bar.

Level Change (Rear Rooms)

  • There is a ramp or slope to access this service.
  • The ramp or slope is located at the rear of the building before the rooms.
  • 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 70cm (2ft).

Room

  • General Information View
    • The Tourist Board rating is 3.
    • There are 34 rooms in total.
    • There are 2 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 31 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 8m (8yd 2ft) from the rear 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 28.
    • The width of the door is 76cm (2ft 6in).
    • The height of the bed is 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 38cm (1ft 3in).
    • 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.
    • An adjoining room is not available.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Accessible Ensuite View
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 77cm (2ft 6in).
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 240cm x 175cm (7ft 10in x 5ft 9in).
    • 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 (no 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 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 twist/turn.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available in the ensuite.
    • No emergency alarm is fitted in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are not 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 lever.
    • The shower seat is shower chair.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 38cm (1ft 3in).
    • There are not 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 fair.
    • 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 adjustable.
  • 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.
    • Lighting levels are bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General View
    • Some hotel rooms have no auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • 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 0.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 1.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms View
    • There are standard rooms on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to ground floor rooms.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors View
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors cannot be accessed by lift.
    • There is not level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are deep.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are further rooms.

Other Floors (Rear Stairs)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are not clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium.
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on the right going up.
    • There is not a landing.
    • The lighting level is medium.
  • Other View
    • The services on the floors which are not accessible are further rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilets within this venue designated for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The toilet is for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is Pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The accessible toilet is 7m (7yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • The accessible toilet is located to the left of reception.
    • There is level access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a unisex toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • The door opens inwards.
    • The door is locked by a sliding bolt.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 77cm (2ft).
    • The door is heavy.
    • Floor manoeuvring space is clear in the accessible toilet.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 150cm x 200cm (4ft x 6ft).
    • 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).
    • 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.
    • There is not a functional emergency alarm available.
    • No emergency alarm fitted in the cubicle.
    • Disposal facilities are not available in the cubicle.
    • There is a coat hook.
    • The coat hook is not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • Wall mounted rails are available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall mounted grab rails are on the right.
    • There is not a shelf within the accessible toilet.
    • There are mirrors in the accessible toilet.
    • 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 44cm (17in).
    • 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 3").
    • There is not a towel dispenser.
    • 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 3").
    • There is a sink.
    • The sink can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The sink is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5").
  • 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 grab rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments View
    • Baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 92cm (3ft ).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.

Standard Toilet(s)

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.
  • An assistance dog toilet area can be provided onsite.
  • A member of staff trained in BSL skills is not normally on duty.