Access Statement for A Knights Rest Guesthouse



 

Access Statement for A Knights Rest Guesthouse,

 93 Dorchester Road, Weymouth. Dorset DT4 7JY



 

Introduction

We are a family run, non smoking Guesthouse, offering bed and breakfast accommodation. 
 Our family rooms are spacious and other rooms compact in size all with en-suite facilities.
 Unfortunately as all our rooms are upstairs we do not have suitable accommodation for wheelchair users.
 The following statement is a summary of our provision. If you have any specific questions please feel free to contact us.

 
Pre-Arrival

• The train station is a 10 minute walk away
• There is a bus stop into to town opposite and the one coming out of   town is about 10 houses away
• There is a small parade of shops including takeaways, Tesco Express, Launderette and Pub
• The main town centre is a 10-15 minute walk or bus ride away.
• There are several local taxi services and we can book these for you if required.
• Our website www.aknightsrest.co.uk provides further details of our facilities
• You can contact us by telephone, or email. Please see contacts section for details
• We do not accept pets.

 
Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

• Please advise us of your anticipated arrival time so that we can be sure we are here to welcome you.
• Our check in times are from 2pm. Latest check in is 10pm. Earlier check in or bag drop off may be available by prior arrangement.
• Car parking is all FREE on street parking in the main road outside and all the surrounding side road. There is no time restriction for parking. Also if there is not a space close, the road is wide enough to double park and drop of bags.
• We can assist guests with luggage

 
Main Entrance & Reception

• There is a 19cm step from the pavement onto the property. With grab rails on both walls
• The front door has one step 10cm high.
• The front door is always locked, so please ring the bell. If no answer please call the landline number which should be diverted to a mobile if we are out.

  
Public Areas - Hall, Stairs, Landing, Corridors etc

• There is an entrance hallway, with the stair access to all floors and a short corridor to the lounge/dining room where you will be required to check in.
• There is a wooden floor with mats in the hallway area.
• All other floors are carpeted, and the en-suites all have lino flooring.
• The lounge/dining room is on the ground floor.
• There are 14 stairs to the first landing followed by a further 3 stairs to the first floor. There are 9 stairs to the second floor and a further 6 to the third floor.
• The stairs are 17cm high, 25cm deep and 81cm wide,(except the second flight of 9 which are 20cm high, 23cm deep and 81cm wide.

·        There are push button lights on in the entrance hall and each landing to light the way up the stairs and they are on timers.

·        There is an internal bell on the wall in the hall and also one on the bar counter. This can be used in the daytime to contact us for anything or at night if there is an emergency.


 

 
Public Areas - Sitting room, lounges, lobbies etc

• We have a large lounge dining room.
• This is where breakfast is served from 8.30 - 9am

(from 7.30 Mon - Friday only exc. School holidays, by arrangement)
• There is a sofa and 2 armchairs in here together with a television.
• This room can be used in the afternoon and evening until 10.30pm.
• You may bring food into the building, takeaway etc, and eat it in the dining room. Crockery and cutlery is available. Please do not take food to the bedrooms to consume it.

 
Public WCs

• All rooms are en-suite, so we do have a Public WC

 
Bedrooms & Sleeping Areas

• ALL ROOMS:
• Tea and coffee making facilities,
Television with remote control and hairdryers are provided in every room.
• All rooms have en-suite facilities
First Floor Bedrooms: One single and one Family Room
• There are 14 stairs to the first landing and a further 3 stairs to the first floor rooms.
• Single Room:

 This room is L shaped and has 1 single divan bed, against the wall
• There is a single pine wardrobe with a hanging section and 2 drawers and one bedside table with 3 drawers.
• There is one main room light and the bed has its own side light.
• A tub chair is also in the room

 

 
• First Floor Family Room:
• This room has a 4ft6 double bed and 3ft single bed  
• There is a double pine wardrobe with hanging space and 2 drawers, one bed side cabinet with 3 drawers and a dressing table with stool.
 
 Second Floor Rooms: One Single Room and One Family Room
• There are 9 further stairs to the second floor, and a short corridor with a push button light, which goes off after a timed period.
• Single room:
• This room has a 4ft double bed in with access from both sides.
• A double wardrobe with hanging space and 2 drawers and a bed side table with 3 drawers are provided in this room.
 
• Family Room
• This room has a 4ft6 double bed and a 3ft single bed in.
• A double wardrobe with hanging space and 2 drawers and 2 bed side cabinets with 3 drawers are provided in this room.
• A folding chair is stored in the wardrobe.
 
THIRD FLOOR: One Twin, One Double, One Single Room
• There are 6 further steps to this floor.
• Twin Room:

 This room is L shaped and has 2 single divan beds. One against the wall and one under the window. 
• There is a single pine wardrobe with a hanging section and 2 drawers and one bedside table with 3 drawers.
• There is one main room light and each bed has its own side light.
• A folding chair is provided in the wardrobe.
• Double Room:

This room has a 4ft6 double bed with access from both sides.
• 2 bed side cabinets with drawers and a built in wardrobe are provided.
• Single Room:
• This room has a 3ft single bed and built in wardrobe.

 

  Shower-room & WC Ensuite.
• All rooms have ensuite shower rooms.
• They all consist of a toilet, wash hand basin and shower.
• All showers have a step up to them of approx 28cm and the shower cubicle is 70 x 70cm with a corner entry.
• All toilets are 40cm high.
• All toilets are saniflow systems so you will hear them pump away and also must only put toilet tissue in them. All other waste must be put in the bins provided.

 

 Additional Information

• There are fire extinguishers in the entrance hall, first and second floor landing.
• In the event of a fire the alarm system will sound. Please inform us if you have a hearing impairment and might not hear this.
• Each room has a fire/smoke alarm in, some bathrooms also have them. 
• The building is evacuated through the front door.
• We do not permit smoking anywhere in the building. There is an ashtray on the front wall and you may smoke outside the front of the building.

 
Address: A Knights Rest Guesthouse
                        93 Dorchester Road
                        Weymouth
                        Dorset
                       DT4 7JY

 
Telephone: 01305 839005

 
Email: enquiries@aknightsrest.co.uk

 
Website: www.aknightsrest.co.uk

 
Local accessible taxi numbers: Streetcars: 01305 707070

 
Future Plans

• We have an ongoing refurbishment and redecoration plan and upgrade fixtures and fitting as required.

 
Contact Telephone and Email Address

 

We welcome your feedback to help us continually improve if you have any comments please phone 0130539005 or email enquiries@aknightsrest.co.uk
 

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