Disabled Access statement for the Riverside Hotel
At the Riverside Hotel, we aim to ensure that all of our guests have comfortable facilities and are made to feel welcome. We have developed this access statement to address some of the more common issues that disabled people face. The access statement is intended to provide additional information for all guests who wish to attend the hotel or use its facilities.
The Riverside Hotel is independently owned and is part of three establishments within the South Lakes Group. It has 50 en suite bedrooms with restaurant, bar and leisure club. The bedrooms are situated on four floors within the hotel and are all serviced by a lift. We have one disabled room situated on the ground floor which is accessible by using the chair lift down the five stairs to the ground floor.
You can contact us via telephone, email, fax and post. The nearest bus station is situated 5 minutes from the Hotel on Blackhall Road.
The nearest Kendal train station is situated 500 yards from the Hotel.
There are many local taxi firms, which we can provide you with details of or book on your behalf if travelling from abroad.
You will also find a location map of where to find us on our website, or download here.
Arrival and Car Parking Facilities
There is a private Car Park located next to the Hotel free of charge to guests
The entrance is on the left hand side just after the main Hotel entrance door
We do ask that customers park sensibly allowing other cars to pass.
There is no slope from the car park.
The main entrance has no slope or step.
We offer assistance with luggage on request.
Main Entrance and Reception
The Main Entrance leads to Reception, Bar, Restaurant and Leisure Club.
The floor is level and has wood flooring throughout.
The Reception is on the ground floor, along with the leisure club and Bar area.
There are two steps leading into the Bar area.
This area has a mixture of wood and slate floor tiling.
Our corridors are well lit and carpeted.
The Bar is accessible by two steps.
One half of the Bar area has wooden floor, the other is slate.
The Restaurant is accessible by using a chair lift or by using two flights of stairs and is situated on the second floor.
There is one door leading to the Restaurant with two fire exits.
There are three doors leading into the Bar area.
There are toilets situated on the ground and first floors. Gents toilets are on ground floor accessed via a slope. Ladies are on the first floor. Additional toilets with disabled access are located on the ground floor in our leisure centre.
The fire alarm system is bells and does not have flashing lights.
Assistance will be given in the event of an evacuation.