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Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

3.5 of 5 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
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Booked less than 2 weeks before arrival, during the Australian open. prices were probably at a premium, but still very reasonable, in fact competing with hostel prices. You can walk there from southern cross station easily. staff are friendly. rooms were compact whilst not being cramped, as was the en suite. We knew about the sizes via the web site... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I initially booked the Pensione for a Conference but my husband also joined me for the weekend. While the rooms are small, they are fairly new, clean and cosy. The hotel reception staff are very friendly and extremely helpful. Whilst I could not check in when as soon as I arrived (I was a few hours early) I was treated... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Arrived late (11pm on Friday) and were given room 20; ground floor, 5m from lobby, 2m from two main elevators, gap under door. The room was too noisy for a good night sleep and only the rattle of the old a/c prevented us from being able to hear the hum of the lobby music and the chatter of the staff.... More 

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Dubai
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is in a great location, two minutes walk to the free tram, five minutes walk to Southern Cross Station and 15 minutes walk to the centre. Friendly staff too. The room was clean. The cons: had a double room and it was really small for two people, the bathroom was ridiculously small, not good for larger people. I... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Pros: First impressions were great. Greeted by friendly and professional staff. Lobby and halls was all very clean and looked great. Concierge service available 24/7. Room was made up like new the next day. Cons: Room 108 was a tiny double. Bathroom also tiny. Shower was poorly lite. The faucet in the bathroom is long and if you're not careful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for 2 nights for Australian open tennis and it was perfect value for money. Tram just on corner straight to tennis and to get to other areas. Bathroom small but adequate and room we had was good size facing street which was bright and no problem with street noise. Airbus terminal just up road and staff very friendly we... More 

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

Dear ShireAlan, Thank you for your review. I am so glad to hear that you had such a wonderful stay with us and we hope you enjoyed the tennis! We would love to accommodate you again in the future, please let us know when you are returning for your next Melbourne adventure and the team and I will certainly ensure... More 

Tweed Heads, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed 4 nights for Aus Open tennis in double room. Room was spacious enough. Clean room with daily service. Friendly staff. Reasonable rates with breakfast included. Continental breakfast was good. Our room was not noisy. Request a room back from the main street. Handy to Southern cross station for Skybus to airport. Free tram stop just down at the corner.... More 

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

Dear Raine919, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. We hope you had a wonderful time at the Australian Open and are glad to hear that you made such great use of our central location! Here at 8Hotels we love to look after our regular guests, should you ever be travelling to Melbourne or indeed any of... More 

London, United Kingdom
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36 reviews 36 reviews
19 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Having stayed at the Pensione back in Dec, I really didn't want to look any further. I had a great time back then, and an even better time this week! The staff were kind, especially when I emailed with questions- John the duty manager went above and beyond! Thanks for another great stay in the CBD!

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

Dear Shannon D, Thank you for reviewing your recent stay. We were thrilled to hear this was your second stay with us and are so glad you had such a memorable experience with us! Thank you also for your kind words in relation to our team, I will certainly pass on your praise and let them know they are doing... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stay in this hotel on our short (1-2 nights) trips to Melbourne. Last stay was for the Socceroos Asian Cup game. The staff are always extreamely friendly, and happy to help. Arrived a bit early, told we are being upgraded to the courtyard room, but it's not ready yet and we could leave our luggage and come back in... More 

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

Dear Sasha G, Thank you for your recent review. We are so pleased to read that you stay with us regularly as we love all our wonderful return guests! I am also glad we were able to upgrade you to one of our wonderful new courtyard rooms which I hope you enjoyed despite our crazy Melbourne weather. Please feel free... More 

Mudgeeraba, Queensland, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was a little unsure of what to expect. ...have been pleasantly surprised at standard of hotel and staff have been absolutely brilliant Was given a seniors myki card complimentary to help me get to where I needed to go Would stay here again without hesitation. ..a shirt walk to crown casino and southern cross station Excellent in footy season

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

Dear Pat A, Thank you for taking the time to review your stay. I am so glad to hear that your stay at the Pensione was a pleasant surprise and we were able to assist you so professionally during your stay! We would be delighted to accommodate you again, please feel free to contact us here and we will most... More 

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Address: 16 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Melbourne CBD
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
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Pensione Boutique Hotel Melbourne
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#45 Business Hotel in Melbourne
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