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Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

16 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Mildura, Australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
32 hotel reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I've stayed here twice because of its convenient location near Southern Cross Station, and of course the CBD. Staff are always helpful & friendly and reception is 24 hours. Rooms are clean and modern and there are interesting windows throughout the building looking onto red bricks and inner city Melbourne building walls - I like it. And it's the little... More 

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear DeborahMildura, Thank you for your warming review – we are so pleased that you like our little hotel so much! The team and I would be thrilled to accommodate you again in the future, please let us know when you are returning to Melbourne and we can even give you a little gift bag with some of our soaps... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Clean and neat hotel, close to Southern Cross train station and the Casino. Lots of good places to get a decent feed or cold ale. Bathroom very small but clean. Staff friendly and obliging. Rooms not sound proof. Pleasantly surprised at them being pet friendly; great innovation.

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Tracie B, We were so pleased to read your glowing review of the hotel, I hope you had a great time in Melbourne! Please feel free to bring along your four legged friend for your next stay as the team and I would be delighted to welcome you back for your next city adventure. Hope to see you soon!... More 

Geelong, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stay at this hotel whenever I visit Melbourne. I love the friendliness of the staff who are always waiting with a smile and a willingness to help. Having stayed in a variety of rooms at the hotel I have found then all to be very comfortable, clean and quiet. The hotel is in a perfect location to major attractions... More 

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Andy B, Thank you for you continued support we love to look after all our regulars here! I will certainly pass on your warm feedback to all the team and we look forward to welcoming you again, for your next Melbourne trip. Warmest, Daniel and the Pensione Team More 

New York City, New York
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66 reviews 66 reviews
18 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The only good thing about this hotel was the free newspaper we got when we left. We stayed in rooms on the ground floor, didn't get the room type we requested, the rooms were tiny, even for 1 night, very noisy, sounds like a commercial washing machine runs overnight. And there's another noise that starts early in the morning. You... More 

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Emma S, Firstly I am sorry that we have missed the mark on providing you an enjoyable experience on this recent stay. It’s truly something our entire team takes care and pride in, which is why I am left perplexed and very disappointed. Rest assured your concerns which weren't able to remedy at the time, will be addressed. We... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
38 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed at this hotel many times before, this time made a last minute reservation and was gleefully attended to by cheery lass Sophie who is a great ambassador for 8HOTELS and very helpful all round. I was only there overnight on business and she made my trip hassle free. I will return again. The only downside is, despite the windows... More 

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear vermilion777, We are so rapt to have you staying with us again! Your kind words regarding Sophie, is a delight to see, and a appreciated additional source of encouragement for her. She joined the team roughly 6 weeks ago and is doing a fab job! Do let us know when you are next planning a visit, we will take... More 

Greater Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Every time we come to Melbourne we stay here, and every time we have been rewarded with amazing service, beautiful clean rooms at great value. The staff always go the extra mile. We can't wait for our next trip back! Thank-you again.

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Linke L, Thank you so much for your wonderful review – we love to look after our regulars! Please let us know when you are planning to return to Melbourne and the team and I will certainly ensure you are well looked after. Warmest Daniel and the Pensione Team More 

Perth, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here with my son for 4 nights on a trip to see Avalon Airshow. The rooms were very small but had everything you need. Comfortable beds quiet and clean rooms that were serviced every day to a high standard. The hotel is tastefully decorated and staff were professional and helpful. The location of this hotel to Southern Cross Railway... More 

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Greg C, We are so pleased to hear how much you enjoyed your stay with us, and hope you had a great time at the air show! I understand that some of our bathrooms are quite compact in their size, this is why we ensure they are extra clean and have all the essentials of a functional ensuite! You... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have stayed at Pensione Melbourne a couple of times now and must say this is by far the best value accommodation in the CBD. Don't expect giant rooms or fancy toiletries, but if you need comfort, location, relaxed friendly service (nothing is too much hassle!) and a surprisingly good little café, Pensione hits the mark! The bathrooms are tiny... More 

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Hxng, We are so pleased that you appreciate what the Pensione is all about! Like you say clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation in a location you cannot beat; is what we offer, and our fantastic crew are the ones that make the experience count! Wonderful to hear you enjoyed Oliviers Café; which you might be interested to know we... More 

Frankston, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am always pleased to go to the Pensione hotel Melbourne, the prices are great with great offers, the rooms are top quality clean and they employ top quality staff to serve you where nothing is a problem. It's in a real good postion a stones throw from Southern cross Station and 1 min walk from Flinders St or Collings... More 

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Richard E, Always a pleasure to have you stay and thank you for your review! See you again soon. Warmest, Daniel and the Pensione Team. More 

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