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Hard Days Night Hotel

Central Buildings, North John Street, Liverpool, Merseyside, L2 6RR

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Introduction

  • The hotel reception is manned 24 hours per day.

Location

  • The venue is situated within the centre of the city.
  • This venue is situated in Liverpool.
  • 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 James Street.

Parking

  • The venue does not have its own car park.
  • Public Car Parks
    • There is a car park for public use within 200m (approx).
    • The name of the car park is Q Park.
    • The car park is located in Strand Street.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are available.
    • On street Blue Badge parking is located opposite the building in North John Street.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is not a designated drop off point.
  • Comments
    • The photograph shows the on street parking.
    • Concessions are available for hotel guests in the car park.

Outside Access (Main Entrance)

  • This information is for the entrance located in North John Street.
  • There is not level access into the venue.
  • The main doors open away from you (push).
  • The doors are double width.
  • The doors are heavy.
  • The door opening is 154cm (5ft 1in) wide.

Level Change (Main Entrance)

  • There are steps to access this area / service.
  • The steps are located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • There is / are 11 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.
  • The handrails are on both sides.
  • There is a standard and / or platform lift to access this service.

Lift (Enclosed Platform)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located immediately beyond the entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are LG-G.
  • The lift is 2m (2yd 7in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 88cm (2ft 11in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 106cm x 146cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 9in).
  • There are 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 120cm from the floor.
  • The controls are 90cm in height.
  • The lift does have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.
  • Comments
    • This lift overcomes the level change between the main entrance and the ground floor lobby.

Reception

  • The reception desk is 4m (13ft 1in) from the main entrance.
  • 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 a hearing assistance system.
  • The type of system is a portable loop.
  • Comments
    • Level access to reception is via the platform lift only.

Inside Access

  • There is level access to the service.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • This venue does play background music.
  • Music is played in all public areas.
  • 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
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are B-G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • 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 left going up.
    • There is a landing.
    • The lighting level is low.

Lift (Standard)

  • The lift is located in the lobby.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are B-G-1-2-3-4-5.
  • The lift is 13m (14yd) from main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 80cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 100cm x 150cm (3ft 3in x 4ft 11in).
  • 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 not within reach for a wheelchair user.
  • The controls are 85-135cm in height.
  • The lift controls do not have Braille markings.
  • The lift controls do have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Room

  • General Information
    • The Tourist Board rating is 4 star.
    • There are 110 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 102 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 8 room(s) which has / have accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 0 adjoining room(s) available for carers.
  • Location and Access
    • The accessible room viewed is 24m (26yd) from the main entrance.
    • 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
    • The room number or room name viewed was 201.
    • The width of the door is 86cm (2ft 10in).
    • The height of the bed is 66cm (2ft 2in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 15cm (0ft 6in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • It is not a push button style alarm.
    • An adjoining room is not available.
  • Accessible Ensuite
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 78cm (2ft 7in) (2ft 7in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 230cm x 260cm (7ft 7in x 8ft 6in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 150cm (4ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is 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 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the sink is 67cm (2ft 2in).
    • 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 not available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower
    • There is not a bath.
  • Wheel In Shower
    • There is a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • The shower seat is flip down.
    • The flip down or fixed seat height is 50cm (1ft 8in).
    • There are handrails available.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
    • 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 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 medium.
  • Colour contrast and lighting in accessible ensuite
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rails and wall is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the grab rails and wall is fair.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • 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.
    • 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 7.
  • Ground Floor Standard Rooms
    • There are not standard rooms on the ground floor.
  • Standard Rooms on Other Floors
    • There are standard rooms on other floors.
    • The other floors can be accessed by lift.
    • Adjoining rooms are not available.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Brasserie)

  • 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 1m (3ft 3in) from the restaurant entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 71cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • 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 main meals and snacks.

Restaurant Bar Internal (Blakes 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.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 2m (2yd 7in) from the restaurant entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 72cm (2ft 4in).
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • 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 fine dining.

Accessible Toilet

  • There are accessible toilet facilities within this venue.
  • Location and Access
    • The toilet is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • There is pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is located at the rear of the brasserie on the ground floor.
    • There is level access to this accessible toilet.
    • This is by lift.
  • Features and Dimensions
    • This is a unisex 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 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The door is heavy.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 146cm x 220cm (4ft 9in x 7ft 3in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 70cm (2ft 4in).
    • 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.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures
    • Wall-mounted grab rails are available.
    • 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 47cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a hand dryer.
    • The hand dryer cannot be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The hand dryer is placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the hand dryer is 122cm (4ft).
    • 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 placed higher than 100cm (3ft 3in).
    • The height of the toilet roll holder is 102cm (3ft 4in).
    • 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
    • The contrast between the external door and wall is good.
    • 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 poor.
    • The lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • Baby change facilities are located within the venue.
    • The baby change facilities are located in the accessible toilet.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 112cm (3ft 8in).
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the baby change facility.
    • This is by lift.

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Availability and Location of Standard Toilets
    • Standard toilets are available.
  • Access to Standard Female and Male Toilet(s)
    • The female and male toilets are located at the rear of the brasserie.
    • The female and male toilets are 20m (22yd) from the main entrance.
    • Inside the venue, there is level access to the female and male toilet.
    • This is by lift.
    • Lighting levels are medium.
  • Comments
    • Additional standard toilets are available at the rear of Blake's Restaurant.
    • The photograph shows the standard male toilet.

Additional Info

  • Staff do 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.
  • This service cannot be requested.
  • Comments
    • The photograph shows the roll in shower in accessible room 201.