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Black Isle Hostel

Upper Floor 47-49 Academy Street, Inverness, IV1 1LP

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Introduction

  • Services / facilities within the building include hostel accommodation, kitchen, changing rooms, a laundry room and lounge.
  • Services / facilities within the grounds include further rooms located above the Black Isle Bar on Church Street, accessed via Post Office Avenue.
  • Related link Black Isle Bar.
  • Http://www.disabledgo.com/access-guide/the-highland-council/black-isle-bar

Opening Times

  • This service is open 24 hours.

Location

  • There is a bus stop within 150m (164yds) of the venue.
  • The nearest National Rail station is Inverness.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks View
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Rose Street.
    • The car park is located off Rose Street.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details View
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments View
    • There is designated Blue Badge bays and standard on-street parking near the Black Isle Bar if using the rooms there.
    • Please refer to the separate guide for details.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Academy Street.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The height of the intercom is 115cm (3ft 9in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The intercom is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 177cm.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 61cm.
  • Step(s) View
    • The step(s) is/are located in front of the entrance.
    • There is/are 1 step(s).
    • The step(s) is/are not clearly marked.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 18cm.
    • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the step(s).

Other Floors

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all facilities.

Reception (Second Floor)

  • There is not level access to the desk/counter from the entrance.
  • 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 not a hearing assistance system.
  • Comments View
    • This reception is also used for check-in for the Black Isle Bar rooms.

Outside Access (Black Isle Bar Rooms Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located in Post Office Avenue, adjacent to the Black Isle Bar.
    • There is stepped access at this entrance.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 85cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) away from you (push).
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are permanently held open.
    • The width of the door opening is 78cm.
    • 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 leading down to the bar beyond the second door.
    • 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.
    • The width of the ramp/slope is 125cm (4ft 1in).
    • The ramp/slope does not bypass the step(s).
  • Step(s) View
    • The lighting levels at the step(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • The second door is for access to the bar, the rooms are upstairs.

Other Floors (Black Isle Bar Rooms)

  • Steps View
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • The steps are medium (11cm - 17cm).
    • The steps do have handrails.
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Other View
    • The area(s)/service(s) on the floors which are not accessible is/are all rooms and the bar beer garden.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service(s).
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does not play background music.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Room

  • General Information View
    • There are 24 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 24 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms View
    • There are not accessible ensuite facilities.
  • 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.
  • 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 cannot be accessed by lift.
    • There is not level access to standard rooms on other floors.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 rooms with 4 beds, 5 rooms with 6 beds and 1 room with 8 beds at the hostel.
    • At the separate bar rooms there are 5 twin rooms, 2 single rooms, 3 double rooms and 4 family rooms.
    • The photographs show the separate bar rooms.

Accessible Toilet

  • Accessible toilet facilities are not available.

Standard Toilet(s)

Standard Changing Room

  • There is a/are standard changing room(s) available.
  • The standard changing room(s) surveyed is/are located to the rear of the first floor.
  • There is not level access to the standard changing room(s).
  • Shower facilities are available within the changing room(s).
  • There is not level access to the shower facilities.
  • The shower cubicle(s) / area is / are accessed via a deep step.

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not 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.