Pensione Hotel Melbourne boutique elegance
Against the backdrop of steel and glass buildings dominating Melbournes cityscape, the Pensione Hotel Melbourne looks like a worldly European street transplanted. Modeled on the small and intimate concept so popular, the Pensione Hotel Melbourne combines original turn of the century building features with modern design and soft tones, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.
On the corner of Spencer and Flinders Streets, the Pensione Hotel Melbourne extends an ornate faade transformed into clean and contemporary look for the interior. The front desk and concierge services are always available and the entire hotel is designated as non-smoking. A variety of rooms and bed options serve the business elite and the romantic tryst as well as the common family and the occasional writer looking to get away. Furnishings are plush and contemporary and amenities pamper the guest as they deserve. Wireless internet is found in every room. Breakfast and dinner are daily treats at the Caf and the evening can begin or end with drinks at the bar just off the quiet lobby. A quiet break on the rooftop sundeck can transform any day.
Surrounded by the Commercial Business District, the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Center is close by the Pensione Hotel Melbourne along with a wealth of corporate headquarters and branch offices. For entertainment, the Crown Casino Complex boasts a great selection of live entertainment options, shops, restaurants movie theaters and interactive games like laser skirmishes and bowling along with the largest casino in the Southern Hemisphere. Sporting events at the Olympic Park stadiums and the Etihad Stadium (formerly the Telstra Dome) are short distances away. The Rod Laver or Vodafone arenas are close enough to the Pensione Hotel to rest between tennis matches.
Considered the ccultural center of the Continent, Melbourne supports the arts with the Flinders Gallery just down the street, featuring works of Australias finest contemporary artists, and the Victorian Art Centre. Federation Square, housing significant cultural exhibitions, lies close to the hotel doors. Refreshing to the eye in the middle of the city, Batman Park, two blocks away, overlooks the Yarra River. The Royal Botanical and Flagstaff Gardens present exotic plants, while the Old Melbourne Observatory invites sights of the heavens and the Melbourne Aquarium educates about life in the nearby sea.
The Queen Victoria Market is an ornate complex of 19th century architecture hosting countless shops and restaurants to satisfy the palate of any taste and urge for gifts to family and friends left behind. The Eureka Sky Deck, with 360 degree views of Melbourne, and the Luna Park amusement rides offer thrills for the adventurous of speed and height. Chinatown, dating back to the 1850s is the longest continuous Chinese settlement in the Western World. Outside of the city, the Great Ocean Road along the coastline provides magnificent views and the Yarra Valley vineyards offer a variety of tastes inland.
Everything in Melbourne is easily accessible from the Pensione Hotel Melbourne by taking the free city circle tram that picks up guests at the door. The staff is happy to make recommendations to their favorite restaurants.