Circa 1936

Overview

Circa 1936 is located in the Rutherglen Wine Region. Nestled in the tree-lined main street of Corowa, the birthplace of the Australian Federation, and housed within the historic art deco environs of…

Circa 1936 is located in the Rutherglen Wine Region. Nestled in the tree-lined main street of Corowa, the birthplace of the Australian Federation, and housed within the historic art deco environs of the former Rural Bank of NSW.

As you enter the doors of Circa 1936, the stunning pressed metal ceilings and art deco features are only overshadowed by the smiles and warmth of the greeting from the Circa staff. Whether it is sitting in The Lounge beside the bank vault that now serves as a library and wine cellar, or enjoying a glass of wine or a cocktail in the bar that now occupies the bank manager's office, you can imagine the dreams, aspirations, apprehension and heartbreak that the walls have witnessed as customers went about their daily finances.

These same walls are no longer witness to the anxiety caused by the pound or the dollar, but to a relaxed and refined atmosphere and features of a luxury hotel: design furniture and stunning art pieces, coffee aromas accompany the delicious continental breakfast, plump feather pillows on crisp linen, quality amenities and most importantly genuine hospitality and efficient service.

19th Century Service, 20th-century style, 21st Century facilities.

Actively welcomes people with access needs.
Advise tour guides of the access needs of guests at the time of booking (includes pick up and drop off requirements)
Allow space around toilet for a wheelchair (A space of at least 900mm width beside the toilet pan and 1200mm clearance in front of the toilet pan is required)
Ask all visitors if there are any specific needs to be met

Caters for people who are blind or have vision loss

Caters for people who are deaf or have hearing loss

Caters for people who use a wheelchair.

Caters for people with allergies and intolerances.

Caters for people with high support needs who travel with a support person

Caters for people with sufficient mobility to climb a few steps but who would benefit from fixtures to aid balance. (This includes people using walking frames and mobility aids)

Have a handheld shower hose (should be at least 1500mm long)
Have a shower curtain (no door)
Have a wheelchair accessible bathroom (Entrance to bathroom must have step free greater than 5mm or a doorway threshold ramp not exceeding 1:8 for 450mm. Bathrooms dimensions must be no less than 2000mm X 2500mm. Have a hobless (step free) shower recess.
Have an accessible public toilet which is unlocked
Have doorways which are easy to open and have lever handles (doorways 850mm or wider when open and not heavy)
Have enough space for a wheelchair to move around three sides of a double king sized bed (A pathway of 1200mm minimum width is required for wheelchair access)
Have grab rails in the bathroom
Have grabrails in shower recess (can be removable and height adjustable)
Have handrails on all your stairways
Have lifts with enough space for people using a mobility aid to enter and turn around to use the lift buttons. Buttons are at accessible height.
Have step free access to restaurant, lounge and bar
Have step free access to room (Entrance to the room wheelchair accessible with step free greater than 5mm or has a doorway threshold ramp not exceeding 1:8 for 450mm length)
Have step free outdoor pathways (includes picnic areas, barbecues and shelters)
Have visual alerts for emergencies (Include flashing light)
Have volume controlled phones
Modify your cooking and cleaning practices to cater for people with food allergies or chemical intolerances (could include menus with meals free from: nuts, dairy, seafood, eggs, gluten etc)
Offer a range of contact methods for receiving complaints
Offer multiple options for booking - web, email, phone
Provide grabrails provided adjacent to the toilet
Provide seating in common areas including reception area
Train your staff in communicating with people who are deaf or have hearing loss
Train your staff in communicating with people with learning or behavioural challenges
Train your staff in disability awareness
Train your staff to respond to allergic reactions
Use Plain English / easy read signage and information (includes menus and emergency information)
Welcomes and assists people who have challenges with learning, communication, understanding and behaviour. (includes people with autism, intellectual disability, Down syndrome, acquired brain injury (ABI), dyslexia and dementia)

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