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Pensione Hotel, Perth

Pensione Hotel, Perth

October 2016

Pensione Hotel is conveniently located in the CBD area at the intersection of Murray & Pier Street. Check-in for bookings made through Hotels.com was straight forward and fast. The staffs are friendly, helpful, efficient and cheerful.

Pensione Hotel, Perth

Pensione Hotel at the intersection of Murray and Pier street. This is as far you may want to wonder on Murray street. Beyond our hotel, there are mainly office buildings.

The room is comfortable, clean and tidy but a little compact and restricted for couples. You have about a foot or so around each side of the bed which poses a problem if two suitcases are opened. The room comes with hair dryer, tea/coffee making facility, iron & mini iron board, safe and a large flat CTV. Noise from loud talking guest in the hallway is evident but the double glazed window kept outside noise, well outside. Free Wi-Fi is stable but not strong. For a nominal fee you can upgrade to a higher speed. No in-house breakfast nor room service is available.

Pensione Hotel, Perth

Double bed with large window. The double glazed window effectively kept the noise out.

Pensione Hotel, Perth

Jug kettle for tea/coffee hidden by the cabinet.

Pensione Hotel, Perth

Hallway to the rooms.

Pensione Hotel, Perth

708, our room.

The hotel is a few minutes walk to shopping areas like Hay Street and Murray Street and within 10-15 minutes walk to Perth train station, Barrack Jetty or Elizabeth Quay. Free Red CAT bus stops outside the hotel. Halal eateries along Murray & Pier St is an added convenience for Muslim guests.

We check-out from the hotel for a few days for our road trip and upon returning to Perth, we check-in again. Whatever that was not required during our road trip, was kept in the hotel’s luggage storage (for free).

On our return, there was two chocolate bars and a greeting card on the bed welcoming us back duly hand signed by the General Manager. Nice touch. In total, we stayed seven nights.

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If you drive, get cheaper parking by making an online ‘book a bay’ for overnight parking with Wilson Parking for $7. You’ll need to park at Kings Complex at Hay Street nearby, a 3 minutes walk away.

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Way to Wilson Parking, King’s Complex, Hay Street.

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Useful Perth CAT bus routes. Click to enlarge.

Pensione Hotel, Perth

Power socket used in Australia. Output 230 Volts.

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Night scene, Perth

Night Scenes, Perth

October 2016

Perth CBD isn’t big and you can walk from one end of the pedestrian walkway to the other within minutes. Most stores are located here and normally closes at 9 p.m. on Fridays. Otherwise, most store closes at 5 p.m. on other days. Morning scenes are like any other city, but at night, Perth CBD transforms into a lighted ‘fairyland’. At Elizabeth Quay, you’ll get beautiful night scene of Perth.

Night scene, Perth

Night scene, Perth CBD

Night scene, Perth

Perth Underground at one end of Murray Street Mall (pedestrian walkway).

Night scene, Perth

Murray Street Mall at night.

Night scene, Perth

Another section of Murray Street Mall.

Night scene, Perth

Percy Button (street entertainer) statue at Hay Street Mall (pedestrian walkway).

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The deserted London Court at night.

Night scene, Perth

The English styled facade at London Court.

Night scene, Perth

Swan Bells or commonly known as the Bell Tower as seen from Barrack street.

Night scene, Perth

Colourful fountain in-front of the Bell Tower.

Night scene, Perth

Bell Tower from Barrack Jetty.

Night scene, Perth

Perth CBD from Barrack Jetty.

Night scene, Perth

Colourful reflections of Perth CBD onto the waters of Elizabeth Quay.

Night scene, Perth

Night scene, Perth

If you want pictures of the CDB across River Swan, you need to take the ferry at Elizabeth Quay and cross over to South Perth. The return ticket if used within 2 hours cost $3. The ride is about 10 minutes and worth the kind of shots you’ll get from South Perth.

Night scene, Perth

Ferry ticket machine.

Night scene, Perth

Interior of the ferry. We were the only two passengers on board at 8:20 p.m.

Night scene, Perth

Perth CBD across river Swan. The moon is up.

Night scene, Perth

South Perth is where you want to be for this kind of shot.

Night scene, Perth

Gives a romantic feeling as you adorn the flickering lights on the waters of the Swan river.

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Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

October 2016

Kings Park is a 400 hectares park located in West Perth, 5km from Perth CBD. The park is a mixture of grassed parkland, botanical gardens and natural bushland situated on Mount Eliza with two-thirds of the grounds conserved as native bushland. With panoramic views of the Swan River and Darling Range, it is home to over 324 native plant varieties, 215 known indigenous fungi species and 80 bird species. It overlooks the city as well as Perth Water and Melville Water on the Swan River. The Crawley Edge Boatshed is a few minutes dirve away from the park

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Welcome to Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden inscribed in stone.

It is one of the largest inner city parks in the world with over 6 million people visiting each year. You can picnic on the grassy lawns, take a jog through the bushland and children can play on the playgrounds. Kings Park enjoys prime position on Mt Eliza overlooking Perth City and the Swan River and is renowned for its spectacular views. Parking is free and public transport is readily available.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Lush lawn in the park.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Directional signs to attractions.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Trees providing shades during hot days.

From the parking lot, a short walk take visitors to the State War Memorial and also to the Western Australian Botanic Garden which displays over 3,000 varieties of the State’s unique flora, including many rare and threatened species. Two thirds of the 400 hectare park is protected as bushland and provides a haven for native biological diversity. The balance is made up of superbly cultivated gardens and open recreational areas.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

The ‘Eternal Flame’ was lit by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II on 1 April 2000.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Path to the war memorial.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Flags swaying in the breeze at the War memorial.

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Downtown Perth from Kings Park.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Perth CBD.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

View of South Perth from Kings Park.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

The Botanic Garden with varieties of wild flowers.

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

Kings Park & Botanic Garden, Perth

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