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Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel

5-7 Welsh Back, Bristol, BS1 4SP

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Location

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

Opening Times

  • The venue is open 24hrs.

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 Queen Charlotte Street NCP.
    • The car park is located on Queen Charlotte Street.
  • On Street Parking and Drop-off Details
    • On street marked Blue Badge bays are not available.
    • Clearly signed and / or standard marked parking bays are not available.
    • There is a designated drop off point.
    • The drop off point is located at the front entrance.
  • Comments
    • The roadway outside the hotel is an ancient harbourside and has a cobbled surface.
    • The Photographs show the NCP Car Park which has a height restriction of 183cm.
    • There is a discount for hotel guests.

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 door(s) open automatically.
  • The doors are double width.
  • The door opening is 155cm (5ft 1in) wide.
  • Second set of doors
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The door(s) open both ways.
    • The doors are double width.
    • The door(s) is / are light.
    • The door opening is 180cm (5ft 11in) wide.

Reception

  • The desk is 12m (13yd 4in) from the main entrance.
  • There is level access to reception from the entrance.
  • The reception desk is high (110cm+).
  • The desk does not have a low (76cm or lower) section.
  • The lighting levels are bright.
  • There is a hearing assistance system.
  • The hearing system is not available only on request.
  • The type of system is a fixed loop.
  • Staff are trained to use the 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.
  • The lighting levels are bright.

Eating and Drinking (Bar)

  • The following information is for the bar.
  • The bar does not serve food.
  • Full table service is available.
  • No tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is 20m (21yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 42cm (1ft 5in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Children are not welcomed in the bar area.

Eating and Drinking (Restaurant)

  • The following information is for the restaurant.
  • Full table service is available.
  • Some tables are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs are permanently fixed.
  • Some chairs have armrests.
  • The nearest table is approximately 30m (32yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • The distance between the floor and the lowest table is 70cm (2ft 4in).
  • The distance between the floor and the highest table is 107cm (3ft 6in).
  • There is ample room for a wheelchair user to manoeuvre.
  • Plastic / takeaway cups are not available.
  • Plastic / takeaway cutlery is not available.
  • Drinking straws are available.
  • Menus are hand held only.
  • Menus are not 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 modern European cuisine.
  • Comments
    • Staff will assist any guest on request.

Other Floors

  • Steps
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
    • 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 bright.

Lift

  • There is a lift for public use.
  • The lift is located at the rear of the venue.
  • The lift is a standard lift.
  • The floors which are accessible by this lift are G-1-2-3-4-5-6.
  • The lift is 22m (24yd 2in) from the main entrance.
  • Staff do not need to be notified for use of the lift.
  • The clear door width is 100cm (3ft 3in).
  • The dimensions of the lift are 107cm x 140cm (3ft 6in x 4ft 7in).
  • There are not separate entry and exit doors in the lift.
  • There is 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 within 120cm from the floor.
  • The lift does not have Braille markings.
  • The lift does have tactile markings.
  • The lighting level in the lift is bright.

Room

  • General Information
    • The Tourist Board rating is 4*.
    • There are 116 rooms in total.
    • There are 0 standard ground floor rooms.
    • There are 110 standard rooms on other floors.
  • Accessible Rooms
    • There are accessible ensuite facilities.
    • There is / are 6 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 15m (16yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • 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 101.
    • The width of the door is 93cm (3ft 1in).
    • The height of the bed is 63cm (2ft 1in).
    • The measurement between the bed base and floor is 18cm (7in).
    • Light switches are within 120cm from floor level.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm in the room.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed to stay with guests in accessible rooms.
  • Accessible Ensuite
    • The width of the door to the ensuite is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door opens outwards.
    • The door weight is light.
    • The door is locked by a locking handle.
    • The dimensions of the accessible ensuite are 380cm x 210cm (12ft 6in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is not 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 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 78cm (2ft 7in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap for the sink.
    • There is a functional emergency alarm available in the ensuite.
    • Disposal facilities are available.
    • There are mirrors.
    • Mirrors are placed at a lower level or at an angle for ease of use.
  • Bath and Shower
    • There is a bath.
    • The height of the side of the bath from floor level is 54cm (1ft 9in).
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is not a mixer tap.
    • There is not a shower over the 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 shower chair.
    • There are handrails available.
  • Signage, colour contrast and lighting in accessible rooms
    • There is tactile 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 good.
    • 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
    • The colour contrast between the internal ensuite door and wall is good.
    • 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 bright.
  • Auxiliary Aids - General
    • Some hotel rooms have auxiliary aids for people with sensory impairments.
    • The available auxiliary aid(s) is(are) vibrating pillow(s).
    • Vibrating fire alarms are available from reception.
    • 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 2.
    • The number of accessible rooms with wheel in showers is 2.
  • 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.

Meeting Rooms

  • A number of meeting rooms are available to accommodate a varying number of users.
  • A portable induction loop is available and there are accessible toilet facilities and a break-out area.

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 tactile and pictorial signage on or near the toilet door.
    • This accessible toilet is approximately 17m (18yd 1ft) from the lift.
    • The accessible toilet is located on the first 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 lever twist.
    • The width of the accessible toilet door is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • The door is light.
    • The dimensions of the accessible toilet are 158cm x 210cm (5ft 2in x 6ft 11in).
    • There is sufficient turning space in the cubicle for a wheelchair user.
    • There is a lateral transfer space.
    • As you face the toilet pan the transfer space is on the left.
    • The lateral transfer space is 90cm (2ft 11in).
    • There is a dropdown rail on the transfer side.
    • There is a flush, however it is not on the transfer side.
    • The tap type is lever.
    • There is a mixer tap.
    • There is an emergency alarm.
    • The emergency pull cord alarm is fully functional.
    • Disposal facilities are available in the cubicle.
    • There is a/are female sanitary, clinical waste and open waste paper bin disposal units.
    • There is a/are coat hook(s).
    • The coat hook is within 120cm (3ft 11in) from floor level.
  • 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 48cm (1ft 7in).
    • 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 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).
  • Colour Contrast and Lighting
    • 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 poor.
    • The contrast between the dropdown rail(s) and wall is poor.
    • The contrast between the walls and floor is poor.
    • The lighting levels are bright.
  • Baby Change Facilities
    • 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 88cm (2ft 11in).

Standard Toilet(s)

Additional Info

  • Staff do receive disability awareness / equality training.
  • Documents are not available in Braille.
  • Documents can be requested 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.