Australia’s First Passivhaus Green Hotel Has Opened in Sydney

Urban Rest Apartments, one of the country’s leading providers of boutique serviced accommodation, has launched The Fern, a brand new serviced apartment building located a stone’s throw from the Sydney’s South Eveleigh precinct.

The Fern is the first building of its kind in Australia and boasts impressive environmental credentials made possible by its Passivhaus design approach. The Passivhaus approach is emphasised by its airtightness, strong glazing, solar panels and better thermal regulation. These factors resulting in a sustainable building that naturally regulates the internal temperature without relying on artificial heating or cooling.  

With 11 self-contained apartments, each individually styled to complement the building’s raw concrete, wood and marble finishes, these properties make a wonderful eco-friendly alternative to a traditional hotel stay. 

Aimed at the corporate client base due to the proximity of the building to the new South Eveleigh precinct (and just 300m from the Redfern train station), these serviced apartments also make a wonderful option for the eco-conscious holiday maker. Dine out amongst many of the funky restaurant options in the nearby Surry Hills area, or stay in and prepare a home cooked meal with the fully equipped kitchens, where no expense has been spared to include top of the range homewares from the likes of Scan Pan and Riedel. 

If you are lucky enough to score one of the ground floor split level options, you will find yourself with an outdoor courtyard where you can sit out and enjoy the afternoon sun as it sets in the west. However, no matter which level or type of apartment you will be guaranteed an amazing night’s sleep thanks to high quality bedding, constant fresh filtered air (no more blasting air con to keep cool!) and perfect silence thanks to the triple glazed windows throughout. 

Urban Rest has pulled out all of the stops in making Australia’s first Passivhaus serviced apartment building one of the most comfortable and enjoyable stays possible, all the while knowing you’re leaving barely a trace of a carbon footprint.

Prices start at $180 a night and include unlimited WiFi, stocked pantries and entertainment options like Netflix and Stan as standard. With locations in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Adelaide, they are fast becoming the go-to accommodation provider for the modern executive.

Check out the Fern listings here.

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