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Holiday Inn Washington Hotel

Emerson Road, Washington, Tyne and Wear, NE37 1LB

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Hotel Introduction

  • Hotel Information View
    • The hotel has its own parking facilities.
    • This hotel has its own restaurant located on the first floor.
    • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
    • The conference/meeting facilities are located on the on the ground, first and second floors.
  • Room Information View
    • The hotel has 136 rooms in total.
    • There is an/are accessible room(s) within the hotel.
    • The accessible room(s) is/are located on the first floor.
    • The hotel has 4 accessible room(s) with accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is/are 4 accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • There is an/are adjoining room(s) available for the accessible room(s).
    • The accessible rooms are 20m - 26m from the first floor platform lift.
    • There is a/are standard room(s) available on the ground floor.
    • There is an/are adjoining room(s) available for the standard room(s).
    • Rooms on other floors are accessed via stairs or lift.
  • Auxiliary Aids View
    • Bed raisers are not available on request.
    • Bath mats are available on request.
    • All televisions have subtitles available.
    • Other auxiliary aids include; vibrating alarms.
  • Comments View
    • This hotel is built on a hill.
    • The hotel main entrance gives direct access to the first floor.
    • The hotel ground floor entrance gives direct access to the Syndicate Rooms.

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

  • There is a member of staff available for help and assistance.
  • Staff receive disability awareness/equality training.
  • Staff receive deaf awareness training.
  • There is a member of staff trained in basic British Sign Language.
  • The alternative formats documents can be provided in include; large print on request.
  • There is an assistance dog toilet or toileting area at the venue/near by.
  • The assistance dog toilet or toileting area is located in the grounds surrounding the hotel.
  • Water bowls for assistance dogs are available.
  • There are not mobility aids available.

Parking (Main Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located at the front of the hotel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 3 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 350cm x 453cm (11ft 6in x 14ft 10in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is also an overflow car park for visitors.
    • There is an overflow car park to the left of the hotel, which gives access to the ground floor entrance and meeting rooms.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • 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 dropped kerbs.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac and concrete tiles.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 16m (17yd 1ft) from the hotel main entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
    • The drop-off points(s) is/are located in front of the hotel main entrance.
    • The route from the drop-off point(s) to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user with assistance.
    • Assistance may be required because there is/are dropped kerbs.
    • There is tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the drop-off point(s) and the entrance.
  • Comments View
    • Please register your car at reception for free parking.

Parking (Overflow Car Park)

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located at the side of the hotel.
    • The car park type is open air/surface.
    • The car park does not have a height restriction barrier.
    • The car park does not have a barrier control system.
    • The car park surface is tarmac.
    • There is a/are Blue Badge parking bay(s) available.
    • The Blue Badge bay(s) is/are clearly marked and signposted.
    • There is/are 2 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 495cm (11ft 10in x 16ft 3in).
    • There is not a 120cm hatched zone around the Blue Badge parking bay(s).
    • The dimensions of other designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) vary in size.
    • Parking spaces for Blue Badge holders do not need to be booked in advance.
    • Clearly marked/signposted parent and child parking bays are not available.
    • All parking spaces are provided on a first come first served basis.
    • There is an additional car park for visitors.
    • The main car park is located at the front of the hotel.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
  • Access from the Car Park View
    • The route from the car park to the entrance is accessible to a wheelchair user unaided.
    • The entrance is clearly visible from the car park.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is not a road to cross between the car park and the entrance.
    • There is no tactile paving on dropped kerbs between the car park and the entrance.
    • The nearest designated Blue Badge parking bay is approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the hotel ground floor entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).

Outside Access (Hotel Main Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the front of the hotel.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The bell/buzzer is not in a suitable position to allow wheelchair users to gain access.
    • The height of the bell/buzzer is 138cm (4ft 6in).
    • The main door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 158cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 159cm.
    • There is a member of staff available for assistance at this entrance.
  • Comments View
    • The bell is used for night time access.
    • Assistance can be gained by using the night bell or by following the instructions on the sign above the bell.

Outside Access (Hotel Ground Floor Entrance)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located at the side of the building, in the overflow car park.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step-free access at this entrance.
    • There is a canopy or recess which provides weather protection at this entrance.
    • The entrance door(s) does not/do not contrast visually with its immediate surroundings.
    • The main door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
    • There is a small lip on the threshold of the entrance, with a height of 2cm or below.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open(s) towards you (pull).
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 144cm.
  • Comments View
    • This entrance gives direct access to the ground floor, giving direct access to the Syndicate Rooms.
    • This entrance is locked between 00:00 and 07:00.

Reception

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the left as you enter via the hotel main entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 4m (4yd 1ft) from the hotel main entrance.
    • The reception area/desk is clearly visible from the entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the reception point.
    • There is a clear unobstructed route to the reception point.
    • There are no windows, TVs, glazed screens or mirrors behind the reception point which could adversely affect the ability of someone to lip read.
    • The reception counter is not placed in front of a background which is patterned.
    • The lighting levels at the reception point are good.
    • The height of the reception counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
    • There is sufficient space to write or sign documents on the counter.
    • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
    • The counter is staffed.
    • Clipboards can be provided to anyone who is unable to use the desk.
    • There is a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • The type of system is a portable loop.
    • The hearing system is available only on request.
    • The hearing assistance system is signed.
    • Staff are trained to use the system.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is carpet.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are seats with armrests on both sides.
    • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step-free access throughout the majority of the building, via lift.
    • There is/are 5 clearly marked step(s), with no handrails, for access to the hotel rooms from the main reception foyer.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • There is a platform lift which overcomes the steps.
    • This level change is located to the left of the hotel reception desk as you enter via the hotel main entrance. This level change is shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • There is/are 10+ clearly marked step(s), with a handrail on the right going up, for access to the Durham Suite and Penshaw Room.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • This level change is at the rear of the building as you enter via the hotel main entrance. This level change is shown in photographs 3 and 4.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and laminate.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which includes patterns or colours which could be confusing or look like steps or holes to some people.
    • There is some flooring in corridors/walkways which is shiny and could cause issues with glare or look slippery to some people.
    • There is good colour contrast between the walls and floor in all corridors/walkways.
    • The lighting levels are good.
    • Access to other floors/levels is via stairs and lift.
  • Signage View
    • Wayfinding signage is provided.
    • The colour, design and typeface of signs is consistent throughout the building.
  • Audio View
    • This venue does play background music in public areas.
    • Music is played in the lounge and Traders restaurant.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.
    • A portable loop is available from the hotel reception. Fixed loops are available at the Lounge Bar and in the Beamish Suite.

Eating and Drinking (Lounge)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar is located on the first floor, ahead as you enter via the hotel main entrance, opposite reception.
  • There is step-free access to the bar.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Food and/or drinks can be ordered from the service counter.
  • The height of the service counter is medium height (77cm - 109cm).
  • There is not a lowered section of the counter.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The system is a fixed loop.
  • The hearing assistance system is signed.
  • Staff are trained to use the system.
  • There is step-free access within the bar.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 4m from the entrance/opening.
  • The nearest table is approximately 2m from the till/counter.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 40cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 65cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are welcomed in the bar area.
  • There are hand held menus available.
  • 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 hot and cold meals and snacks.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Eating and Drinking (Traders Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • The restaurant is located on the first floor, to the rear left of the foyer as you enter the hotel main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the restaurant.
  • There is a/are double, heavy manual door(s) to access this area.
  • Full table service is available.
  • There is not a hearing assistance system.
  • There is step-free access within the restaurant.
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • This area does play background music.
  • The type of flooring in this area is carpet.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • No chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests on both sides.
  • The nearest table is approximately 5m from the entrance/opening.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 66cm.
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm.
  • Plastic/takeaway cups are available.
  • Plastic/takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • There are hand held menus available.
  • 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 breakfasts and a la carte evening meals.
  • The lighting levels are good.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Beamish Suite)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located to the right as you enter the hotel main entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s).
  • There are no chairs with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are adjustable.

Lift (First Floor Platform Lift)

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located on the first floor, to the left as you enter via the hotel main entrance, leading to the accommodation.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 11m (12yd 1in) from the hotel main entrance.
  • The lift is a platform lift.
  • A member of staff to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The platform lift accesses a small level change.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is poor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 79cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 79cm x 99cm (2ft 7in x 3ft 3in).
  • There are separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is not a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does not have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does not have an audible announcer.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does not have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • Comments View
    • The lift controls are on a handset.
    • Full instructions on using the lift are available at the head and foot of the lift.

Accessible Room(s) (Rooms 102, 104, 120 and 122)

  • Accessible Room Information View
    • The details in this section relates to the accessible room(s) with a wet room/wheel in shower.
    • This type of accessible room is located on the first floor.
    • There is step-free access to this type of accessible room.
    • All accessible rooms of this type have similar specifications.
    • The ensuite transfer space for the accessible rooms varies from left to right.
    • Guests need to open a door between the entrance and the room(s).
    • The narrowest width of the corridor leading to the room surveyed was 125cm.
  • Bedroom Features View
    • The accessible room surveyed is located on the first floor, to the left as you enter via the hotel main entrance.
    • The accessible room surveyed at the time of the visit was Room 122.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible room surveyed, via lift.
    • There is written signage on or near the accessible room door.
    • The door is key card activated.
    • The fob/card reader height is 111cm.
    • The width of the door is 84cm (2ft 9in).
    • There are lowered spy holes available.
    • The bed type is double.
    • The bed height is not adjustable.
    • The height of the bed is 55cm (1ft 10in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 14cm (6in).
    • The bed is not moveable.
    • The room does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm next to the bed.
    • The height of the desk is 72cm.
    • The desk is not height adjustable.
    • The desk knee recess has the recommended dimensions of 70cm (height) x 50cm (depth).
    • The room surveyed had a desk chair with armrests and an armchair.
    • Wardrobes have been adapted to allow use from a seated position.
    • Light switches are between 75cm and 120cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • Electric sockets are between 40cm and 100cm (4ft) from floor level.
    • The window control type(s) for the room is a/are standard lever(s).
    • There is an emergency alarm in the room.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The emergency alarm rings to reception.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of flooring is carpet.
    • The fire alarm is a strobe light. The alarm cords are tied up when the room is used as a standard room.
  • Ensuite Facilities View
    • The ensuite door opens outwards.
    • The door weight is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a twist lock.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 85cm (2ft 9in).
    • The dimensions of the ensuite are 265cm x 312cm (8ft 8in x 10ft 3in).
    • The ensuite does have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm in front of the toilet seat.
    • The ensuite has a non-slip floor.
    • There is an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is tied up and out of reach (higher than 10cm (4") from floor).
    • The emergency alarm rings to reception.
    • There is a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There is a/are pedal waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is a shelf immediately next to or behind the toilet.
    • The shelf is not between 90cm and 100cm.
    • 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).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is not a soap dispenser.
  • Toilet Details View
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 49cm (1ft 7in).
    • The toilet has a backrest.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 163cm (5ft 4in).
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet, the wall mounted grab rails are on the left.
    • There is not a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • 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).
  • Shower Details View
    • The ensuite has a wheel in shower.
    • The shower head is height adjustable.
    • The shower control type is lever.
    • There is a flip-down/tip-up seat for the shower.
    • The height of the flip-down/tip-up or fixed seat is 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower.
    • There are not horizontal and/or dropdown rails available on both sides of the shower seat.
    • There is a single vertical grab rail to assist standing users.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the hotel room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the ensuite walls and floor is fair.
    • The colour contrast between the drop down rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The colour contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The lighting levels in the room are low.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.

Other Floors

  • Stairs View
    • Stairs can be used to access other floors.
    • The stairs are for public use.
    • The stairs are located to the left hand side of the building as you enter via the hotel main entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 18m from the first floor platform lift.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, double doors to enter and exit the stairwell on all floors.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
    • There are 15+ steps between floors.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are 19cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
    • The steps are clearly marked.
    • There is a/are handrail(s) at the step(s).
    • The steps have a handrail on both sides.
    • Handrails are at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do extend horizontally beyond the first and last steps.
    • There is a landing.
    • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on landings.
    • The lighting levels at the steps are good.
  • Comments View
    • The lift lobby doors are fire doors and are usually held open.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located to the left hand side of the building as you enter via the hotel main entrance.
  • Signs indicating the location of the lift are not available from the entrance.
  • The lift is approximately 18m (19yd 2ft) from the first floor platform lift.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • A member of staff does not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6.
  • There are manual, heavy, double doors to access the lift lobby on all floors.
  • Clear signs indicating the facilities on each floor are provided on lift lobby landings.
  • There is a clear level manoeuvring space of 150cm × 150cm in front of the lift.
  • Lift doors do contrast visually with lift lobby walls.
  • The external controls for the lift are within 90cm - 110cm from the floor.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift controls and the control plate is good.
  • The colour contrast between the external lift control plate and the wall is poor.
  • The clear door width is 78cm (2ft 7in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 102cm x 136cm (3ft 4in x 4ft 6in).
  • There are no separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is a mirror to aid reversing out of the lift.
  • There is not a list of floor services available within the lift.
  • The lift does have a visual floor indicator.
  • The lift does have an audible announcer.
  • The controls for the lift are within 90cm - 120cm from the floor.
  • There is not a hearing loop system.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting levels in the lift are good.
  • There is a/are similar lift(s) available.
  • Comments View
    • The lift lobby doors are fire doors and are usually held open.
    • The lift lobby doors extend slightly into the maneuvering space in front of the left hand lift.

Standard Room(s) (Room 611)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located on the sixth floor, at the rear right of the building as you exit the lift.
    • The room surveyed at the time of the visit was Room 611.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed, via lift.
    • There is written signage on or near the room door.
    • The width of the door is 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • The bed type is double.
    • The height of the bed is 58cm (1ft 11in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 14cm (6in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of facilities within the ensuite include; a toilet, a wash basin and a shower.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • There is not an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the hotel room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is fair.
    • The lighting levels in the room are low.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.
  • Comments View
    • The shower tray creates a deep step.

Standard Room(s) (Executive Room 605)

  • Bedroom Features View
    • The room surveyed is located on the sixth floor, on the right hand side of the corridor as you exit the lift.
    • The room surveyed at the time of the visit was Room 605.
    • There is step-free access to the room surveyed, via lift.
    • There is written signage on or near the room door.
    • The width of the door is 68cm (2ft 3in).
    • The bed type is double.
    • The height of the bed is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 21cm (8in).
    • Light switches are not within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
    • There is not an emergency alarm in the room.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the room.
    • The type of facilities within the ensuite include; a toilet, a wash basin and a shower.
    • The ensuite door opens inwards.
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • There is not an emergency alarm within the ensuite.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the ensuite.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting View
    • The colour contrast between the external hotel room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal hotel room door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the hotel room walls and floor is good.
    • The colour contrast between the external ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is poor.
    • The colour contrast between the walls and floor in the ensuite is fair.
    • The lighting levels in the room are low.
    • The lighting levels in the ensuite are good.
  • Comments View
    • The shower tray creates a deep step.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Syndicate Room 3)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located on the ground floor, on the right hand side of the corridor ahead as you enter via the hotel ground floor entrance.
  • There is step-free access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are 75cm+ for the room(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) available on request.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are good.
  • Comments View
    • There are 4 similar conference/meeting rooms in this location.

Conference / Meeting Facilities (Durham Suite)

  • Conference/meeting facilities are available.
  • The conference/meeting facilities are located on the second floor.
  • There is stepped access to the conference/meeting facilities.
  • The door opening width(s) is/are under 75cm for the room(s).
  • There is a hearing assistance system for the room(s) available on request.
  • There is a/are chair(s) with armrests on both sides within the room(s).
  • There is sufficient space for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre within the room(s).
  • The lighting levels in the room(s) are good.

Accessible Toilet(s)

  • There is an/are accessible toilet(s) for public use.
  • Location and Access View
    • The accessible toilet surveyed is not for the sole use of disabled people.
    • This accessible toilet is located on the first floor, to the left of the foyer as you enter via the hotel main entrance.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 9m (9yd 2ft) from the hotel main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the accessible toilet.
  • Features and Dimensions View
    • This is a shared toilet.
    • A key is not required for the accessible toilet.
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door is heavy.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 87cm (2ft 10in).
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 154cm x 202cm (5ft 1in x 6ft 8in).
    • The accessible toilet does not have an unobstructed minimum turning space of 150cm x 150cm.
    • The toilet has a non-slip floor.
    • The height of the light switch/pull cord is 101cm from floor level.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the right.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a flush on the transfer side.
    • There is a spatula type lever flush.
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the toilet.
    • There is a/are female sanitary and waste paper pedal bin disposal units.
    • There is not a/are not coat hook(s).
  • Position of Fixtures View
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available.
    • As you face the toilet the wall-mounted grab rail(s) is/are on both sides.
    • There is a vertical wall-mounted grab rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a horizontal wall-mounted grab rail on the opposite side of the seat to the transfer space.
    • There is a mirror.
    • The mirror is not placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
    • There is not a shelf next to the toilet.
    • The toilet has a lid.
    • The height of the toilet seat above floor level is 48cm (1ft 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 can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The wash basin is not placed higher than 74cm (2ft 5in).
    • There are vertical wall-mounted grab rails on both sides of the wash basin.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is a soap dispenser.
    • The soap dispenser can be reached from seated on the toilet.
    • The height of the soap dispenser is 89cm.
    • 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 107cm (3ft 6in).
    • There is not a hand dryer.
  • 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 dropdown rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The contrast between the wall-mounted grab rail(s) and wall is good.
    • The toilet seat colour contrast is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are located within the accessible toilet.
    • The baby change table is not set against the wall, permanently fixed at 75cm from the floor.
    • The baby change table is not height adjustable.
    • The height of the baby change table once extended is 97cm (3ft 2in).

Standard Toilet(s)

  • Standard toilet facilities are available.
  • Access to Standard Female Toilet(s) View
    • The female toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, to the left of the foyer as you enter via the hotel main entrance.
    • The female toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the hotel main entrance.
    • There is ramped/sloped access to the female toilet(s).
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Male Toilet(s) View
    • The male toilet facilities that were surveyed are located on the first floor, to the rear left of the foyer as you enter via the hotel main entrance.
    • The male toilet(s) is/are approximately 13m (14yd 8in) from the hotel main entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the male toilet(s).
    • There is tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilets.
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Access to Standard Shared Toilet(s) View
    • The shared toilets that were surveyed are located on the ground floor, on the right hand side of the corridor ahead as you enter via the hotel ground floor entrance.
    • The shared toilet(s) is/are approximately 10m (10yd 2ft) from the hotel ground floor entrance.
    • There is step-free access to the shared toilet(s).
    • There is written text signage on or near the toilet door.
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin tap type is lever.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the toilet(s).
    • Lighting levels are good.
  • Comments View
    • The standard female toilets are shown in photographs 1 and 2.
    • The standard shared toilets are shown in photographs 3 and 4.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Standard Female Toilets)

  • There is a ramp/slope located just beyond the entrance to the standard female toilets.
  • The ramp/slope is used to access the standard female toilets.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is steep.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.
  • There is not a level landing at the top of the ramp/slope.
  • There is not a/are not handrail(s) at the ramp.