Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels ★★★

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$78
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Mar 7, 2016 Check-out: Mar 9, 2016
4.1 /5
Overall score
95%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
4.1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.5
Value:
3.9
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Room types

Show Prices Pensione Deluxe Duo
  • Size: 151 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Pensione Family
  • Size: 258 sqft
  • Occupancy: 6
Show Prices Pensione Deluxe Trio
  • Size: 194 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Pensione Trio
  • Size: 194 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Matchbox
  • Size: 86 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Shoebox
  • Size: 108 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Pensione Duo
  • Size: 151 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

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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$74
Guest score 3.5 / 5
$118
Guest score 3.3 / 5
$106
Guest score 3.8 / 5
$63
Guest score 3.3 / 5
$119

Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

4.1 /5 Overall score

95% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.5/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.1/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4.5/5
  • Value: 3.9/5

Great couple's trip

Would recommend Thu, Dec 31, 2015
The hotel was conveniently located on a main street in Sydney, but easily accessible. Great elevator access from ground floor, especially with large luggage in tow. Rooms are small, but very clean and modern.

| N/A Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Great location

Would recommend Tue, Jul 14, 2015
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.

| N/A Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

convenient stay in sydney

Would recommend Tue, Nov 18, 2014
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.

Money saver

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.

| Las Vegas Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Great hotel and great location

Would recommend Thu, Oct 16, 2014
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!

Dining

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

| USA Friends

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 5 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Quick overnight stay

Would recommend Wed, Jan 1, 2014
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.

| Atlanta Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great Hotel in CBD

Would recommend Thu, Sep 26, 2013
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.

Dining

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.

| Indianapolis, IN, USA Singles

5 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 5 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Convenient and clean

Would recommend Sun, Aug 25, 2013
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.

Dining

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

| Fort Lauderdale, FL Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Just okay

Would recommend Tue, Jun 4, 2013
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.

| Minneapolis, mn Family

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 2 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Worst hotel I have ever stayed in

Would not recommend Wed, Aug 10, 2011
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

| San francisco CA Family

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 2 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Good location, friendly staff

Would recommend Fri, Jun 24, 2011
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.

Money saver

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

| Hawaii Singles

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 5 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

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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
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.

$78
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Mar 7, 2016 Check-out: Mar 9, 2016