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Holiday Inn Portsmouth Hotel - Leisure Facilities

Pembrooke Road, Portsmouth, PO1 2TA

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Leisure Facilities Introduction

Getting Here

Getting Help and Assistance

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

Parking

  • Parking View
    • The hotel does have its own parking facilities.
    • The car park is located in front of and 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 4 designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) within the car park.
    • The dimensions of the designated Blue Badge parking bay(s) surveyed are 360cm x 590cm (11ft 10in x 19ft 4in).
    • There is 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.
  • Paying View
    • There are not parking charges for the car park.
    • Parking is not free for visitors of the venue.
  • 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 route from the car park to the entrance is clearly signposted.
    • The surface on the approach to the entrance is tarmac.
    • There is 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 21m (22yd 2ft) from the main entrance.
  • Drop-off Point(s) View
    • There is not a/are not clearly marked drop-off point(s).
  • Comments View
    • There is an unmarked drop off point at the front of the hotel.
    • Please register your car registration at the hotel reception desk.

Outside Access (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 ramped/sloped access at this entrance.
    • There is not 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) automatically.
    • The door(s) is/are double width.
    • The width of the door opening is 152cm.
    • 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 135cm.
  • Ramp/Slope View
    • The ramp/slope is located in front of and leading to the entrance.
    • 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.

Getting Around

  • Access View
    • There is step free access throughout the majority of the building.
    • There is a steep ramp, with handrails on both sides, for access to the lifts and standard toilets.
    • The ramp/slope does bypass the step(s).
    • There is/are 3 clearly marked step(s), with handrails on both sides, for access to the lift and standard toilets.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • There is/are 3 unmarked step(s), with no handrails, for access to Executive Rooms 15 and 16.
    • The height of the step(s) is/are not between the recommended 15cm and 18cm.
    • The going of the step(s) is/are between the recommended 30cm and 45cm.
  • Circulation View
    • There are doors in corridors/walkways which have to be opened manually.
    • The type of flooring in corridors/walkways is carpet and vinyl.
    • 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 areas.
    • The lighting levels are varied.
    • 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 reception and restaurant areas.
    • There is a hearing assistance system in the public areas of the building.
    • The system is a portable loop.

Opening Times

  • Monday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Tuesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Wednesday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Thursday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Friday 06:30 - 22:00.
  • Saturday 07:00 - 21:00.
  • Sunday 07:00 - 21:00.

Entrance (Leisure Facilities)

  • Entrance View
    • This information is for the entrance located to the right as you enter the hotel, off the main corridor.
    • The entrance area/door is clearly signed.
    • There is step free access 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 but one door is locked.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The width of the door opening is 66cm.
    • There is a second set of doors.
    • The 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 75cm.

Reception (Leisure Facilities)

  • Reception View
    • The reception point is located to the right as you enter the leisure facilities entrance.
    • The reception point is approximately 3m (3yd 10in) from the leisure facilities 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 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 high (110cm+).
    • 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.
    • There is not a hearing assistance system at the reception point.
    • Signs and universally accepted symbols or pictograms, indicating lifts, stairs, WCs, circulation routes and other parts of the building are not provided in the reception area.
    • The type of flooring in the reception area is vinyl.
  • Reception Waiting Area View
    • There is a waiting area close to the reception point.
    • Access to the waiting area is unobstructed.
    • There are sofas only in the waiting area.
    • There is not sufficient space for a wheelchair user to use the waiting area.

Swimming Pool

  • There is not level access from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • There is not a ramped entrance into the water.
  • There is not a wet side chair available.
  • There is not a hoist for wheelchair users to access the water.
  • There are steps into the swimming pool.
  • There are 4 steps.
  • There is a ladder type entrance into the water.
  • There is a handrail on both sides of the ladder.

Ramp(s) or Slope(s) (Swimming Pool)

  • There is a ramp/slope located leading from the changing area to the swimming pool.
  • The gradient of the ramp/slope is slight.
  • The ramp/slope is permanent.

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 as you enter the leisure facilities entrance.
    • The stairs are approximately 3m from the leisure facilities entrance.
    • Signs indicating the location of the stairs are not available from the entrance.
    • There are manual, heavy, single doors to enter the stairwell on the ground floor.
    • The floors which are accessible by stairs are G and 1.
    • 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 the right going up.
    • Handrails are not at the recommended height (90cm-100cm).
    • Handrails do cover the flight of stairs throughout its length.
    • Handrails are easy to grip.
    • Handrails do not 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 low.

Fitness Suite

  • Access to Fitness Suite View
    • The fitness suite is located on the first floor.
    • There is not level access to the fitness suite.
    • There are doors into the fitness suite.
    • The doors open away from you (push).
    • The doors are double.
    • The doors are heavy.
    • The opening is 80cm (2ft 7in) wide.
  • Fitness Suite (General) View
    • Staff receive no training in assisting disabled people.
    • A portable hearing loop is not available for induction.
    • There is not clear manoeuvring space between equipment.
    • There is level access to all of the equipment.

Changing Area (Male)

  • Changing Area View
    • There is a/are changing area(s) available.
    • The changing area that was surveyed is located to the rear of the main corridor.
    • The changing area is approximately 20m from the leisure facilities entrance.
    • The changing area is approximately 20m from reception.
    • The changing area is approximately 5m from the swimming pool.
    • There is step free access to the changing area.
    • The facilities available within the changing area include; standard showers and standard toilets.
    • This is a male changing area.
    • Similar female changing area(s) are available.
    • The door(s) is/are single width.
    • The door(s) is/are heavy.
    • The type of flooring in the changing area is vinyl and tiles.
    • There is not a flashing fire alarm beacon within the changing area.
    • There are changing benches or seats within the changing area.
    • There are lockers within the changing area.
    • There is a/are locker(s) within reach for a wheelchair user.
    • There is not a water dispenser available.
    • The lighting levels in the changing area are good.
  • Shower Facilities View
    • Shower facilities are available.
    • There is step free access to the shower facilities.
    • Adjustable.
    • The shower control type(s) is/are twist/turn.
    • There is a flip down/tip up seat for the shower(s).
    • There is a/are wall-mounted grab rail(s) available for the shower(s).
  • Toilet Facilities View
    • Toilet facilities are available.
    • There is step free access to the toilet(s).
    • An ambulant toilet with wall-mounted grab rails is not available.
    • The wash basin(s) tap type is lever.
    • The lighting levels in the toilet(s) are good.
  • Baby Changing Facilities View
    • Baby changing facilities are not available.