After a stay in the South Wharf area earlier in the year, I have to say I’m a fan! Located at the southern end of the South Bank area of Melbourne, it’s home to DFO, the Melbourne Exhibition Centre and a fantastic dining scene. It’s also where the Pan Pacific Melbourne is situated. Pan Pacific Melbourne has 17 accessible rooms.
I’ve said many times, I’m impressed if I find accessible information well displayed on a hotel’s website. So when I found an accessibility tab on the Pan Pacific website, with a long list services and facilities, I was immediately happy.
Walking through the widened doorway (82cm) we were impressed by the floor-to-ceiling windows which added to the spacious feel of the accessible room. And don’t worry about being woken up early if you fancy a sleep in, the rooms are fitted with electric blackout blinds so your slumber won’t be disturbed by the early morning light.
Generous space on either side of the bed allows for room to transfer on the left or right. If using a hoist there is 13cm clearance under the bed. The height of the bed from the floor to top of mattress is 56cm.
All facilities in this modern room are lowered with cups, glasses and a kettle located in an accessible drawer.
Style has not been compromised for functionality in this beautifully spacious bathroom.
The well equipped bathroom is fitted with a flip-down shower bench, height adjustable shower, grab rails and lowered light switches. And the vanity has room for a toiletries bag!
A wheelchair accessible sink fitted with a lever tap, toilet with grab rails, lowered magnifying mirror and lowered towel rails complete the accessibility of the bathroom. Circulation space throughout is excellent. If travelling with a commode the height of the toilet is 43cm floor to pan and 46cm floor to seat.
ACCESSIBLE HOTEL FACILITIES
- Accessible guestrooms
- Accessible public areas and facilities, including meeting rooms, elevators and carpark
- Audible alarms
- Braille elevator
- Emergency call button on telephone
- Evacuation chair available to help evacuate a disabled person
- Hotel complies with ADA guidelines
- Level or ramp entrance into the building and to the lobby/reception area
- Lowered emergency evacuation instructions
- Service support animals welcome
- Strobe alarms
- Visual alarms in hallways and public areas for guests with a hearing impairment.
Pan Pacific’s casual dining in Café Orr is the perfect spot to pick up a quick breakfast or lunch with freshly brewed coffee, a range of pastries, juices and sandwiches available.
Image credit Pan Pacific Melbourne
After a busy day in Melbourne you may like to dine at Dock 37. We’re told the Singapore chilli crab is super tasty and the floating wine gantry will leave you dazzled by the possibilities for an accompanying glass of wine.
Pan Pacific Melbourne offers self-parking facilities and valet service . Parking is located at the nearby DFO. The parking height restriction is 2.1 metres.
The shops, restaurants and shows of Southbank and Crown are a short walk or wheel away. The walk along the Yarra River is level and particularly pretty at sunset.
Pan Pacific Melbourne is positioned in an ideal location for events at the Melbourne Exhibition Centre.