The Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin

I just had a very enjoyable overnight stay at the Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin. I was attending an MS Bloggers forum courtesy of Novartis. The hotel is modern and accessible. There is a gently sloped ramp to the automated revolving front door. There are hinged doors to either side of the revolving door, presumably to provide access for people with a mobility impairment although there is no signage to indicate this.  Neither door is automated which can be problematic for wheelchair users and less mobile guests and visitors. It is a problem that can be easily rectified as the technology is readily available.

The wheelchair accessible toilet, in the foyer, was locked when I went to inspect it and didn’t get back to check it out. Spacious elevators are available to all floors including the spectacular Sky Suite on the 7th where our meeting was held. Underground parking is available. My bedroom was comfortable with a wheelchair accessible toilet. The toilet was roomy but access was a bit problematic and I am not really sure about the solution. Changing the side the door is hinged on would solve the problem from the wheelchair accessibility point of view but it may create other problems. A potentially more serious issue is that the Emergency Pull Cords were tied/tidied up about 5 feet off the floor and thus totally inaccessible to a person who fallen and needed to call for assistance.

I would give the hotel 3.5 from 5 on my disability scale.

PS added at 17.40 14/03/2014 – the hotel replied by email and said they were aware of the issue regarding the bedroom and it is on the renovations list. Will it get done? only time will tell.

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7 thoughts on “The Radisson Blu, Golden Lane, Dublin

  1. Awesome!! I’d love to visit Ireland… Is the streets and places of business for the most part accessible? what about historical sites?

    • Declan Groeger

      For the most part accessibilty is good in Ireland. Some but not all historical sites are accessible. An earlier blog Charles Fort, Kinsale – category Cork deals with accessibility there. Best come over and look foryourself. I’ll be delighted to meet you

  2. Billie

    Sorry to hear not everything was easily wheelchair accessible Declan. I’d have thought such a recently built hotel would have easier access to for example bathrooms etc. Also, I found the way to the lift to go to the seventh floor a bit hard to find with the doors and corners etc. Either way I hope you had a great night! Take care, Willeke

    • Declan Groeger

      The only real downside for me at the hotel was the en-suite but even that was doable. I imagine it would be much more difficult for a person with less mobility but then I suppose that a person with less mobility wouldn’t be traveling alone. On the matter of a great night, it really was great.

    • Declan Groeger

      Thanks for that Brian. I’m already looking forward to my next trip.

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