The Pensione Hotel in Sydney's centre was modelled on the grandeur of the original European pensione hotels but with everything good the 21st century has to offer travellers.
Old and new create a comfortable and attractive environment and the ornate, pre-existing architecture readily accepts the clean, simple lines of introduced elements.
The first Pensione Hotel opened in Sydney in 2004 and the brand has been specifically designed to become Australia's most affordable and value-driven boutique hotel chain. It aims to provide design, comfort and truly genuine hospitality to the budget conscious traveller.
The Sydney property has frontages to George and Sussex Streets, and sits above the new Sussex Arcade which has a tempting array of shops.
Its 72 guest rooms offer flexible accommodation double, twin, triple, quad and family rooms are available. Each has a mosaic tiled bathroom, air-conditioning, cable television, bar refrigerator, phone and dataport and hair dryer.
There is a guest lounge with breakfast area, kitchenette, internet kiosks and coin operated laundry.
Charlie Chan's Bar & Restaurant is located below the hotel and has a happy hour between 5 to 7pm on Thursday and Friday, two-for-one cocktails, pool table and broadcasts of major sporting events.
The Pensione is close to Sydney's major attractions such as Darling Harbour, Paddy's Markets, museums, galleries and the State Library, theatres, the historic Rocks, Circular Quay and the new World Square.