Romanous Construction’s pivot into the budget accommodation hotel market has been successful. Since launching in 2013, the company’s offshoot, Siesta Sydney, has established itself as one of the highest-rated budget hotels in Sydney’s CBD. Outstanding service, comfortable rooms and its location near Sydney’s tourist district have helped the hotel become a popular destination for visitors […]
Romanous Construction’s pivot into the budget accommodation hotel market has been successful. Since launching in 2013, the company's offshoot, Siesta Sydney, has established itself as one of the highest-rated budget hotels in Sydney’s CBD.
Outstanding service, comfortable rooms and its location near Sydney’s tourist district have helped the hotel become a popular destination for visitors to the city. Siesta Sydney has become a magnet for tourists, enjoying as much as 90 per cent occupancy for its 120-bed hotel.
Siesta Sydney, which operates as a separate company and tenant for Romanous Construction, received an 8.4-star Booking.com (link: Booking.com) rating, the highest of its kind for budget accommodation. Its TripAdvisor rating compares favourably with more up-market four-star accommodation. According to Booking.com: “[Siesta Sydney] is one of our best sellers! This property is also rated for the best value in Sydney! Guests are getting more for their money when compared to other properties in this city. Couples in particular like the location – they rated it 9.2 for a two-person trip.”
These are exceptional traveller ratings for low-budget accommodation, says Romanous Construction Director Danny Romanous.
“Siesta Sydney is a new Australian company that aims to deliver top-quality, low-income accommodation,” Romanous said. “And this is part of our strategy to diversify from the commercial and retail space into hotel short-stay space.”
Romanous Construction developed the site and fitout in 2012, creating modern and bright interiors for Siesta’s non-smoking rooms, which come with queen beds or twin single bedrooms. Guests can access their rooms via a lift in the five-storey hotel, and enjoy kitchen and laundry facilities, free WiFi and complimentary luggage storage.
The location of the hotel, a Romanous Construction property on the corner of Kent Street and Erskine Street, is one of the most important selling points. Located in the tourist precinct of Sydney’s CBD, Sierra Sydney guests can walk to many popular destinations, including Barangaroo, Darling Harbour, King Street Wharf, Sydney Tower, The Rocks and Circular Quay as well as the city’s main shops and malls.
“It meets a critical need for affordable accommodation in the heart of Sydney’s CBD,” Romanous said. The hotel continues to receive glowing reviews from visitors, who love the location, price, and warm service on offer.
“Take the train from the airport to Wynyard station and literally walk around the corner to the hotel,” wrote Kuala Belait from Brunei on Tripadvisor.com. “The very friendly staff on the desk will give you a map and point out key sights. I had one full day and felt like I'd had a great taster of the city.”
Utrecht from The Netherlands was equally pleased in his review.
“Clean rooms and bathrooms, friendly and helpful staff and excellent location. Late check in and early check out were very easy. Good price for more than standard-quality hostel.”