$62 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 25, 2015 Check-out: Aug 27, 2015

Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

3 stars
View map of 631-635 George Street, Sydney, Sydney, NS 2000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.7
out of 5
12 reviews
convenient stay in sydney

Hello, Its usually not hard to please me with a hotel, I just want a clean room, decent bed and... See full review

  • fc3stech
  • Nov 18, 2014
Great hotel and great location

I really enjoyed my 3 nights at Pensione Hotel. Very comfortable, clean, and good customer service!... See full review

  • Momiller
  • Oct 16, 2014

Pensione Hotel offers a charming home base for travelers wanting to stay in the middle of the action. This hotel delivers European style amidst the buzz of Sydney's Chinatown, Paddy's Market, as well as the theater and entertainment district. Though housed in a Heritage-listed building, the hotel's recently upgraded interiors feature modern furnishings and comfortable amenities. The helpful staff, family friendly rooms and guest lounge with kitchenette delivers comfort after a day exploring the city.

Rooms

The hotel's 72 simple rooms come in a variety of styles-single, double, twin, triple, quad or family rooms with bunk beds. All rooms promise white bedding and blond wood contrasted with funky black accents. Bathrooms are tight, though they do boast rain showers. Additional room features include cable TV and Wi-Fi (fees apply).  

Property features

Though the amenities are spare, the hotel provides a continental breakfast box (fees apply) and suggestions for sightseeing around Sydney. Guests congregate in the lounge to use the kitchenette, Internet and sample snacks and coffee. The hotel also offers guest laundry (fees apply) and luggage storage.

Highlights
  • Guest lounge with kitchenette
  • Excellent location in the center of Sydney
  • Family rooms at a reasonable price
Nearby attractions
  • Pitt Street Mall (.6 mi/1 km)
  • Sydney Aquarium (.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Darling Harbour (.9 mi/1.4 km)
  • Royal Botanic Gardens (1.4 mi/2.3 km)
  • Sydney Convention Center (1.6 mi/2.6 km)
  • Sydney Opera House (4.3 mi/7 km)
  • Bondi Beach (5.7 mi/9.1 km)
  • Manly Beach (10.1 mi/16.2 km)
Business
  • High-speed Internet and Wi-Fi (fees apply)
Transportation
  • Chinatown Monorail Stop (2 blocks)
  • St. James Railway Station (1.1 mi/1.7 km)
  • Sydney Airport (6.8 mi/10.9 km)

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Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels Rooms

Deluxe Rooms
The Deluxe rooms are the perfect option for those looking for something lush in style and there's even space for everyone with your choice of Single, double and twin beds. If you're here for business, you'll love the complimentary WiFi and desk space to keep you working when you need to. If you have a few people travelling with you, there's room for them too - if you don't mind sharing. Practically designed with stylish black leather headboards and luxuriously thick curtains, these rooms are filled with all the necessities and comforts of a boutique hotel. Boasting a practical and comfortable layout, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, in-room ironing amenities, free to air TV, rain shower, in-room safe and all the attention you'd expect from a boutique hotel. Room Size, 13m2
Standard Rooms
The Standard rooms are cosy, flexible and have various bedding configurations to suit the way you're travelling. Whether you're a single or corporate traveller right up to a small family or group of four, you'll love the simple design that maximises your space - you even get the choice from single, double or king split beds. These rooms are filled with all the necessities to get you out of bed and explore the city or come back after a long day in meetings and unwind with free to air TV or surf the Internet. Boasting a practical and comfortable layout, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, in-room ironing amenities, free to air TV and all the attention you'd expect from a boutique hotel. Room Size, 13m2
Family Room
The Family rooms are perfect for well your family or a group of 6 people who are happy to share! Spacious, simple, practical and with your choice from double, single and bunk beds, we'll configure the room that suits you best allowing you to soak in the charm and enjoy your stay. The room is stocked with all the basics needed when you have the whole clan with you and to help you get a head start on your day. Boasting a practical and comfortable layout, reverse-cycle air-conditioning, in-room ironing amenities, free to air TV and all the attention you'd expect from a boutique hotel. Room size, 23m2

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Airport shuttle
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Services
Tour desk
Conference facilities
Internet
WiFi
Transportation
Airport shuttle
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Accessible facilities

Nearby points of interest

  • Capitol Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.2 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.4 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.5 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.2 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.2 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.3 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.4 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.4 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.4 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.5 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.5 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.5 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.6 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.6 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.7 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.7 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.8 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 0.8 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament House: 0.9 mi
  • Star City Casino: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 0.9 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.1 mi
  • Customs House: 1.2 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.2 mi
  • University of Sydney: 1.2 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.3 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.4 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.4 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.4 mi
  • Government House: 1.4 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.5 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.6 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.6 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 2.1 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Overall score

3.7 / 5
5.01.0
12 out of 12
Amenities:
3.4
Cleanliness:
4.2
Hotel staff:
4.5
Comfort:
3.8
Location:
4.3
Value:
4

92% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TjTj
Business
N/A
Jul 14, 2015

Great location

The Pensione Hotel is a perfect location to explore downtown Sydney and is close to great food and the famous Paddy's Market. There is a free shuttle bus (555) that stops outside the hotel and goes to Circular Quay and the Rocks area. The Hotel offers all amenities and you can take your own breakfast food in the Guest Lounge which has tea making facilities and microwave, etc. There are many good restaurants within a couple of blocks for lunch and dinner.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
fc3stech
Business
Las Vegas
Nov 18, 2014

convenient stay in sydney

Hello, Its usually not hard to please me with a hotel, I just want a clean room, decent bed and wifi connection! I came hear expecting a lot worse but was pleasantly surprised. The location is perfect to get to any major part of Sydney. The room is decent size. My bed was clean and perfectly made. Everything looked really clean and i was expecting to see some kind of bug or cockroach but Im so glad I didn't . No bugs here! Under the bed did look dirty and there was a receipt from a past guest. I think they can do a little better vacuuming up the room! One time the hot water cut out after being on just a few minuets, but this only happened once! They charge for a breakfast box $10 save it and go to a cafe instead. There is a commons area, microwave, coffee etc. There is machines to wash your clothes.I called the front desk a few times and they were always happy to help. I would use this hotel again. I kind of wish i booked a few more nights. you can use the 20 limo charge from the airport or take the train from the airport. and get off on central or townhall station.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Long walk from hotel

Dont be afraid to walk. Darling harbour, opera house its not to far. Get a OPAL card from the airport. It will pay for ferrie rides, bus and train.

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Momiller
Business
USA
Oct 16, 2014

Great hotel and great location

I really enjoyed my 3 nights at Pensione Hotel. Very comfortable, clean, and good customer service! Easy walk to so many places from this hotel!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

If you don't want Asian food, you should get dinner before you come back to the hotel area.

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Doced
Business
Atlanta
Jan 1, 2014

Quick overnight stay

My experience at the hotel was fine. it is located close to the train station back to the airport. The hotel was completely fine, but nothing special. The room was very small but I suspected that. The bathroom was nice though. The front desk person when i checked in wasn't very knowledgeable, but the staff person in the morning when i checked out was great. WiFi was slow and didn't work well in the room. I was only there one night as a layover so didn't need much.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
JWJR
Business
Indianapolis, IN, USA
Sep 26, 2013

Great Hotel in CBD

The hotel is accessed by elevator from the door on George St. Reception on the first floor. Check-in was easy and staff friendly. My room was very small, and it appeared that many of the rooms are also small. There is a good size bathroom with shower, flat screen TV and mini fridge in the room. I found the hotel very clean, both rooms and public areas. The free CBD bus stops right outside the hotel as well as many other bus routes. There is a market a couple blocks away with a fantastic variety of fresh fruit and veg.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Sydney Pork Roll, a Vietnamese Pork Roll stand is located a couple doors away and serve very tasty sandwiches (Banh Mi) One of the highest rated pork roll restaurants according to urban spoon reviews.

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Kimasmoon
Business
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Aug 25, 2013

Convenient and clean

Interesting hotel with character. Clean and comfortable room, though a bit small. Convenient location for our time spent in Sydney, and size was not too much of a problem as most of our time was out in the city. On free bus route, which was a plus for seeing as much of the city as possible. Be aware of the unique entrance through an arcade, especially if you arrive late.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short drive from hotel

Sydney tower has a revolving bar/restaurant that provides. Spectacular 360 of the city.

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Travelb1
Business
Minneapolis, mn
Jun 4, 2013

Just okay

The hotel is not special but in a great location easy to get from the airport by train and just a $30 cab ride back. Close to Darling Habor, the marketplace and 20 minute walk to Circle quay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
CRL
Business
San francisco CA
Aug 10, 2011

Worst hotel I have ever stayed in

to compare this hotel to a US hotel Motel 6 would be a luxury! The room contained a bed, tiny wardrobe, a lamp and phone. The bathroom had 2 very thin bath towels, a bathmat, no hand towel, tiny soap for shower, no bath! After our 18 hr plane journey from the States, I was beyond caring. Took 2 sleeping pills turned on white noise machine but could not sleep with the constant music beat from night-club underneath my room. By 3 am I figured it will stop soon, went to front desk and was told it has nothing to do with them, it just happens to be underneath!!! He told me to be out of room by 10 and they would move us to a quieter room. Packed up once more out by 10 but no room ready for us! After several hours got room on second floor, quieter but no window. After paying close to $1,000 for six nights I could not believe how bad this was

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
2
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
1
Location:
3
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Second time in Sydney
Business
Hawaii
Jun 24, 2011

Good location, friendly staff

The hotel is a lot cleaner than the Great Southern Hotel I stayed at a few days earlier. The front desk staff was cheerful and helpful. The hotel didn't charge a fee to store my suitcase for 3 hours after check-out while I shopped before being picked up by the airport shuttle.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

Go to Coles in the World Square Shopping Plaza for things like fresh fruit, snacks, soda, bottled water, Nurofen, pastries, etc.

Review of Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
USFamilyof3
Business
Houston, TX
Aug 16, 2010

Hotel in Chinatown

Pensione Hotel is a small hotel that does not have a hotel shuttle from airport. It's best to take a taxi from the airport and take the O'Riordan street and not the highway because it's more expensive. The hotel is in the middle of Chinatown which is great for walking to restaurants. The reception is on the 1st floor so stay on ground level to use the elevators but the hotel is so tiny and circled and even if you take elevators there are still so many stairs to take so be aware of that. The rooms are so tiny and so are the hallways but I really enjoyed it. We traveled to Melbourne and New Zealand and stayed at other hotels although they were larger, we missed Pensione Hotel the best. We got there early and check in is still 14:00 but it was already ready for us so that was a nice bonus. They had enough towels for all of us, unlike other hotels.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

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