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$69
avg/night
Rate and special offer based on
Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016
4.4 /5
Overall score
95%
Would recommend
Amenities:
3.7
Cleanliness:
4.4
Hotel staff:
4.4
Comfort:
3.7
Location:
4.6
Value:
4.3
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Room types

Show Prices Shoebox
  • Size: 97 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Rooftop Apartment
  • Size: 194 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Pensione Double
  • Size: 129 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Pensione Trio
  • Size: 183 sqft
  • Occupancy: 3
Show Prices Pensione Twin
  • Size: 129 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Matchbox
  • Size: 108 sqft
  • Occupancy: 1
Show Prices Courtyard Room
  • Size: 129 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2
Show Prices Pensione Double with Brekkie
  • Size: 129 sqft
  • Occupancy: 2

Overview

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.

Rooms

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.

Property features

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.

Highlights

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

Nearby attractions

  • 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)

Business

  • Fax and copy services
  • Internet kiosk in lobby

Transportation

  • 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)

Policies

  • 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.

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Amenities

Featured

  • 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

Reviews

4.4 /5 Overall score

95% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.7/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.4/5
  • Hotel staff: 4.4/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4.6/5
  • Value: 4.3/5

average

Would recommend Wed, Jan 7, 2015
Hotel very central for trams and getting around melbourne .Room was small but very comfortable bed ,perfect for a single person .

Dining

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| dublin Family

3 /5

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

Pleasant overall

Would recommend Fri, Aug 8, 2014
Nothing bad to say about this place. Good location, friendly staff, inexpensive. You certainly won't be disappointed for the money you pay.

Dining

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.

| Melboune Business

3 /5

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

Consistently good

Would recommend Thu, Jun 26, 2014
The Pensione is a terrific small hotel stay, I recommend it for efficiency, personable staff, location and good atmosphere.

| Adelaide Business

4 /5

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

Great small experience

Would recommend Wed, Jun 18, 2014
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.

| Adelaide Business

4 /5

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

Shoe box

Would not recommend Mon, Apr 28, 2014
Small and old room. Staff was nice but nothing out of the ordinary. Small bathroom with no proper door, could see and hear everything happening inside.

| Sydney Couples

1 /5

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

Location, compact, modern, fresh, tidy, clean, classy, sufficient.

Would recommend Tue, Apr 1, 2014
I liked it. Different. This category seems to provide a modern, fresh, classy hotel room for the price of a normal deteriorated hotel room, albiet the room is only half the size of previous generation hotel rooms. There isn't anything wrong with this, as under the previous approach, floor space was wasted, now it is allocated according to actual movement requirement. I really like having a bit of class and happily sacrifice unnecessary floor acreage for that. The internal design is obviously the result of living design professionals, because it is thought out, classy and it works. It is really excellent having quality bedding and towels and a modern bathroom in centre down town for sub $100. Well done guys, this has to be a recipe for success. Location: Trams at door, Victoria train station across the road, Crown across the river; perfect.

Attractions

If you're a traveller, get yourself a Myki travel card for the period of your stay and have a blast jumping on and off every transport option on offer and discover magnificent Melbourne. What a great city!

| Perth, Australia. Singles

4 /5

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

Good value

Would recommend Mon, Apr 15, 2013
Small but everything you need in a convenient location. Train station across street, grocery store a couple of blocks away, and and most sights within 15-20 min walk. Internet access was too highly priced. If sharing the room with someone else, there is very little privacy due to glass bathroom doors. Overall we were happy.

Time saver

No parking lane in front of hotel so don't expect to drive up and check in. Parking around block in garage or pay street spot if you can find one.

| USA Couples

3 /5

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

Small rooms but great location!

Would recommend Wed, Apr 10, 2013
Like the other reviews say, the rooms here are really small. I've been to Europe, and believe me, the room I had here was even smaller than some of the hotels back there. However, if you're planning to spend most of your time exploring Melbourne, and only sleep in this room, then it's perfect. The price is great! Especially for the location -- right next to Southern Cross Station. It is extremely well connected, by train and tram. You can even take the SkyBus direct from the airport to Southern Cross and just walk to the hotel from there. This hotel has virtually no amenities, but again if you're here to explore Melbourne, then you won't need them. In summary, for the price, even though the room was small, it was worth every penny. I wouldn't recommend for families, but great for singles or couples.

Entertainment hint

Federation Square, the hub of activity, is a 10 minute walk, and a 2 min tram ride away.

| White Plains, NY Couples

4 /5

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

Really Good, and deserve recommendation!

Would recommend Thu, Apr 26, 2012
Good staff, high efficiency when I required an adaptor and hair dryer. The bed was comfortable, and we had a good rest that night. Clean and neat room, really value-for-money.

Time saver

Along the Yarra river, you can have a good view of night Melbourne.

| Flinders St, Melbourne Couples

5 /5

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

Very good hotel

Would recommend Thu, Apr 8, 2010
Good nights in a clean and quite hotel.

| Canberra, AU Family

4 /5

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

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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
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: 3:00 PM
  • Check-out: 11:00 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.

$69
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Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Feb 21, 2016 Check-out: Feb 22, 2016