Kálvária Várfal Pension
The pension is located in downtown Pécs, in a quiet place, in a beautiful environment, right next to the medieval city wall of Pécs. (hence the name: Várfal means castle/city wall). Its western rooms offer a nice view of the city wall and the old town behind it. The historic city centre can be reached comfortably within a 10-minute walk.
Overall, our team considered the pension partially barrier-free.
The pension was completely renovated in 2021. It has one accessible room.
Upon arrival by car, an accessible parking space is provided in the closed ten-space car park. However, for wheelchair users, the steepness of the driveway is challenging, so it is worth arriving with an assistant.
There is no guide lane for blind people in and around the hotel.
Access to the reception from the main entrance is not barrier-free, there is a 4 cm threshold. Fortunately, this obstacle can be solved, as the corridor connecting the rooms provides barrier-free access to the reception. The height of the reception desk is adequate from a wheelchair. There is no induction loop at the reception.
The barrier-free room is located right next to the entrance to the reception, which is also indicated by a sticker. The corridor leading to it is wide, on the left is the accessible room.
The interior of the room is spacious, there is a large double bed, the height of which is suitable for wheelchair users to sit through. The room has carpeting, which can make wheelchair access difficult. Access to the bed is difficult to solve by a wheelchair, therefore, upon request, the bed is relocated.
There is no threshold at the entrance to the bathroom opening from the room. The handbasin is located at a suitable height. Above it there is a large mirror, which is not adjustable, but due to its size it can be used from a wheelchair. The shower is rimless, right next to it there is an emergency call that rings at the reception (please note: staff are only there between 7.00-20.00. Online Smart Reception (OSR) is available from 0-24 hours). The toilet is located in the same room as the bath, normally with a fixed handrail on the wall side and a folding handrail on the other side.
The pleasant dining room on the street front level and the reception are connected by stairs, but accessible from the street front by a barrier-free entrance. It is also possible to eat food in your own room.
There is no separate accessible menu item on the website.
The main page mentions the "room for disabled people", but unfortunately there is no description or pictures of it in the Rooms menu.
For visually impaired/blind people, the website is clear, works with a screen reader, the menu items are tagged. However, booking a room as a blind person does not work due to the date selector. Images are not captioned.
by car, parking is limited in front of the pension, so it is worth using the ten-car parking in the closed yard. There is an accessible parking lot here.
by bus, from the Main Railway Station by barrier-free line 33. You have to get off at “Tettye utca”. From the bus stop-island we can get down to the direction of travel without hindrance. After 50 meters on Kálvária Street we reach the Pension.