Access Statement


The Geminian Guest House is a quality 4 star graded B&B, perfectly placed for visitors to this historic spa town of Harrogate.

The Bed and Breakfast is a friendly, family-run guest house located in the centre of Harrogate.

Before you enter the building there are two 180mm steps, this will take you into the reception area.

All bedrooms are located on the first and second floors


At the Geminian, we aim to ensure that all of our guests have comfortable facilities and are made to feel welcome. This access statement will address some of the more common issues that guests may face.

We request that guests inform us of any special needs or requirements that they have when making an enquiry or a booking.

  • You can contact us via telephone, email or post.
  • Harrogate bus station is approximately a 4 minute walk.
  • Harrogate train station is also only a 4 minute walk.
  • Taxis are available from outside both bus and train stations.
  • From the Geminian to the centre of town, there is approximately a 200 metre walk, but a hilly terrain.
  • Taxis:  The taxis that are adapted for carrying wheelchair users may pick up and drop off outside the central Post Office area in Harrogate.

  • Blue line cars will pick up directly from the guest house 01423 503037

  • Blue Badge Holders may log onto the Harrogate Borough Council website to find out the latest parking restrictions.
    Please note:  An Identity Card is also required with the blue badge holders.

  • Parking: the parking at the Geminian is street permit parking
  • Geminian is not suitable for persons who can not manage stairs:

    There are 11 stairs to the first floor, with a stair width of 813mm and a step height of 230mm;

    You will have to climb another 18 stairs to the second floor, the second set of stairs are at a steeper angle and reduced  in width to 712mm but the height remaining at 230mm.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

On Arrival:-

Car Parking
  • Parking is permit street parking.
  • There are no designated parking bays for the guesthouse
  • Permits will be supplied to guests only
  • Permits are supplied free of charge for a designated zone
  • Luggage assistance will be available on request
  • There is clear signage displayed outside the guesthouse but no phone number
  • The outside area is well lit at night

Main Entrance & Reception

  • The entrance to the building is the door numbered 13
  • There are two steps that are 180mm in height to enter the building
  • As you enter, this is the main registration / reception area

  • There are four doors that lead off  from this area
    • Guest lounge
    • Bedrooms 1 – 5    (rooms 1, 2, 3 first floor) and (rooms 4, 5 second floor)
    • Bedrooms 6 – 9    (rooms 8,9 first floor) and ( rooms 6 ,7 second floor)
    • Dining room

Public Areas – General

  • The guest lounge is situated on the ground floor and available 24hours.
  • The dining room is situated on the ground floor and used for the service of breakfast.
  • The two main doors that lead to the bedrooms are self closing fire doors
  • All bedrooms have en-suite facilities so there are no public toilets.
  • All of the public areas are carpeted with good quality carpet


All rooms are en-suite and vary in size and style.

  • The bedroom doors are a 30 minute fire door, fitted with a self closing device, with the door opening inwards, but the width of the doors vary in size, ranging from 630mm to 750mm.
  • All of the bedrooms and public rooms are fitted with the latest fire detection and serviced regularly.
  • The beds also vary in size arranging from 560mm to 620mm in height.
  • The en-suite bathroom doors arrange from 580mm to 740mm in width.
  • We have 8 rooms fitted with showers, the step into the showers, varies in height from 100mm to 310mm
  • We have 1 room with a bath and shower and the height to the top of the bath is 530mm