$72 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Aug 26, 2014 Check-out: Aug 27, 2014

Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

3 stars
16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Melbourne, VI 3000
Hotel Overview
Reviewer score
4.4
out of 5
252 reviews
Night away. Great deal.

Stay the Pensione Hotel Melbourne got a great deal and close to everything. As I haven't stay here... See full review

  • kacthebestwife.
  • Jun 15, 2014
My new go to hotel in Melbourne!

What a pleasant surprise the Pensione Hotel Melbourne turned out to be. The hotel was in an... See full review

  • Supatraveller
  • May 18, 2014
Elegant downtown Melbourne boutique hotel marries old and new accents

Modeled on the original European pensione hotels, the Pensione Hotel Melbourne combines turn-of-the-century building features such as exposed brick with modern furnishings and décor. Rooms are modest yet refined; some are big enough to sleep three. There's even a rooftop sundeck for enjoying some quietude in the big city. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee. The on-site restaurant, Pensione Café & Bar, serves light meals and strong cocktails every night.

  • Wireless Internet Acess available-Fees apply
  • Located in downtown Melbourne
  • Dine on light snacks at the on-site Pensione Café & Bar

Pensione Hotel Melbourne sports 114 rooms, including six suites that are minimalist in design yet functional. Stark white linens complement gray carpet and striped headboards, while standard amenities cover a flat-screen television, mini-refrigerator and iron and ironing board. Some have three single beds. Wireless Internet access is available for a fee.

The Pensione Hotel Melbourne dates back to the early 1900s, and the building has been designated as a historic structure. All guests enjoy free access to the rooftop sundeck, as well as in-room DVD players upon request. There's an on-site coin-operated laundry facility (fees apply). The hotel also offers 24-hour laundry service (fees apply). Grab a light meal and a pint of local beer at the Pensione Café & Bar, the on-site eatery.

  • Metropolitan tram (1 block)
  • Metropolitan bus (1 block)
  • Flinders Street Station (4 blocks)
  • Southern Cross Station (10 blocks)
  • Melbourne International Airport (12 mi/20 km)
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre (4 blocks)
  • Federation Square (8 blocks)
  • Queen Victoria Market (4 blocks)
  • Crown Casino (6 blocks)
  • Chinatown (10 blocks)
  • Yarra Park (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Etihad Stadium (1 mi/1.5 km)
  • Fax and copy services
  • Internet kiosk in lobby
Policies and fees
  • All "Original" rooms (double and twin style) will be unavailable from 04 Aug to 01 Nov due to renovation. Works will be done from 10 AM to 6 PM. 
  • Children under 3 years old can stay for free using existing bedding. Baby cot is also available for an additional $10.00/night and must be requested directly from the hotel.
  • A $100 USD deposit is required upon check-in. This can be processed either by credit card or cash.

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

Hotel Map

-37.8206 144.9551
Area served
Melbourne
Nearby airports
Tullarmarine Airport Avalon Airport
Area description
Located in Melbourne's CBD

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Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels Rooms

Petite Double
Amazing use of a compact area creates this cute room with a touch of style. What is lack in size it makes up for with facilities as the room still boasts wireless internet, desk, LCD TV with Foxtel, side tables and tea/coffee facilities.
Double Toom
Modern and stylish room decorated in soft tones with a splash of vibrant color. All rooms have wireless internet available, reverse cycle A/C, large LCD TV and Foxtel. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults.
Twin room
Smart and sassy design blends in to great facilities to create this fantastic room. The room contains a wardrobe, desk, large LCD TV, side table, wireless internet, tea/coffee facilities and Foxtel. Rates are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 2 guests in total.
Triple single
Smart yet affordable. This modern room blends vibrant colors with smart design by incorporating three single beds and an array of facilities into the one room. Enjoy Foxtel, wireless internet or use of the complimentary tea/coffee facilities. Rates are for 2 people. Extra adults $30.00. Extra children $30.00. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults and a maximum of 2 children but cannot exceed 3 guests in total.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking

Nearby points of interest

  • Southern Cross Station: 0.1 mi
  • Victoria Police Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 0.2 mi
  • Observation Deck: 0.2 mi
  • Rialto Towers: 0.2 mi
  • Crown Casino: 0.3 mi
  • Immigration Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Maritime Museum Polly Woodside: 0.4 mi
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Telstra Dome: 0.5 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Flinders Street Station: 0.6 mi
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Block Arcade: 0.6 mi
  • Southern Cross Station: 0.1 mi
  • Victoria Police Museum: 0.1 mi
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 0.2 mi
  • Observation Deck: 0.2 mi
  • Rialto Towers: 0.2 mi
  • Crown Casino: 0.3 mi
  • Immigration Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre: 0.4 mi
  • Maritime Museum Polly Woodside: 0.4 mi
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 0.4 mi
  • Telstra Dome: 0.5 mi
  • Eureka Tower: 0.5 mi
  • Flinders Street Station: 0.6 mi
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 0.6 mi
  • Block Arcade: 0.6 mi
  • Manchester Unity Building: 0.6 mi
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 0.6 mi
  • Royal Arcade: 0.6 mi
  • Southgate Plaza: 0.6 mi
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 0.7 mi
  • Sunday Market: 0.7 mi
  • Bourke Street Mall: 0.7 mi
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 0.7 mi
  • Federation Square: 0.7 mi
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 0.8 mi
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 0.9 mi
  • Scots Church: 0.9 mi
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 0.9 mi
  • State Library of Victoria: 0.9 mi
  • Queen Victoria Market: 0.9 mi
  • Parliament House: 1 mi
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 1 mi
  • Chinese Museum: 1 mi
  • Melbourne City Baths: 1 mi
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 1.1 mi
  • Princess Theatre: 1.1 mi
  • Post Master Gallery: 1.1 mi
  • City Museum: 1.2 mi
  • Old Treasury Building: 1.2 mi
  • Animals Australia: 1.2 mi
  • Shrine of Remembrance: 1.2 mi
  • Treasury Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • Parliament Gardens: 1.2 mi
  • St. Peter's Church: 1.2 mi
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 1.3 mi

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
1500
Check-out:
1100

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.

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Guest Reviews (252)

Ratings and reviews for Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Overall score

4.4 / 5
5.01.0
252 out of 252
Amenities:
3.7
Room cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Room comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.2

95% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Leave of Absence
Business
Melboune
Aug 8, 2014

Pleasant overall

Nothing bad to say about this place. Good location, friendly staff, inexpensive. You certainly won't be disappointed for the money you pay.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: In Hotel

Get the inclusive breakfast upfront or else it'll cost you significantly more. Don't drink the water as "the font looks like it says $1.50, but it really means $4.50." I drank 2 bottles and they charged me $4.50, so it wasn't a huge issue.

Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
RFMcJ
Business
Melbourne, Australia
Jul 9, 2014

Great city hotel

Perfect for travelling, very close to public transport and bus to Melbourne airport.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Miky
Adelaide, South Australia
Jul 8, 2014

Good things come in small packages

Accurately described as a petite double room, this one doesn't cater for those who want enough room to swing a cat, but on every other count it was more than satisfactory. Recently renovated, it was clean, fresh, tastefully fitted out, and ideally located close to transport and many venues, at an incredibly cheap rate. It would have been nice to have a couple of chairs to sit on, rather than the single pouffe, but then how long do you spend sitting in your room when on a short stay in Melbourne.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cconway48
Business
Adelaide
Jun 26, 2014

Consistently good

The Pensione is a terrific small hotel stay, I recommend it for efficiency, personable staff, location and good atmosphere.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
cconway48
Business
Adelaide
Jun 18, 2014

Great small experience

The room was small, but it had everything I needed. I was impressed by the space efficiency. For a business overnight stay this hotel is terrific, great location, ease of check in and lovely breakfast cafe that was reasonably priced. I think this is a great value hotel and have already booked to return next week.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
kacthebestwife.
Geelong
Jun 15, 2014

Night away. Great deal.

Stay the Pensione Hotel Melbourne got a great deal and close to everything. As I haven't stay here before so weren't sure what the Hotel would be like. The room we stayed in was small but cosy. The only thing I would change about the room is the shower entrance (Very small.) When checking in we decided to get breakfast this was at a extra cost. There were two types continental buffet or Cooked breakfast. We chose the cooked breakfast. This was one of the nicest breakfast. The staff in the breakfast area was very warm and friendly. Very happy with our stay will be back.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
blue66
country vic
Jun 10, 2014

cute, clean and cosy

great staff, location and cosy room. Room was small, but it was all you need for a night. . I would stay there again. Staff very helpful and friendly.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Money-saving tip: Short walk from hotel

close to train, attractions, great price

Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Supatraveller
Business
Sydney
May 18, 2014

My new go to hotel in Melbourne!

What a pleasant surprise the Pensione Hotel Melbourne turned out to be. The hotel was in an excellent location in Spencer Street, walking distance from the Sky Bus terminal and the free city tram stop just around the corner. I was travelling for business and found the walk to the Melbourne Exhibition Centre easy and convenient. I loved the continental breakfast and the free wifi. I will definitely be staying here again and making this hotel my go to place to stay in Melbourne!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Annette14
New Zealand
May 16, 2014

great place

A wonderful room, stairs were a bit steep as we were in room 401, but we organised our day so as only to climb them once. Great service from the staff and we have recommended it to others and will definitely stay there again when we go to Melbourne because it is so convenient to everywhere. Very impressed!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Room cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Shopping tip: Long walk from hotel

wear good shoes, catch the free tram, goes everywhere you need to go

Review of Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Why me
Wagga Wagga, NSW
May 11, 2014

Heart of the City

Fantastic location within walking distance to most city areas. Nice tisy rooms which are great for a short stay. Only thing I can fault is the cost of car parking. Would be nice if a better deal could be negotiated with the car park proprietors. Otherwise definitely reccommended.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Room cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Room comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Insight on Flinders. Great little pub with very affordable meals.

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