• Pensiones – origin  Italy but becoming Europe wide.
  • This describes a family bed and breakfast or small hotel not thought to be particularly luxurious, so can be used derogatively to describe a hovel but need not be so.  Many such small establishments provide exemplary temporary or holiday accommodation.
  • See also bijoux homePensionePied-de-terre

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