The Pensione Hotel in Spencer Street, Melbourne is in a fabulous location, just a few steps from the Southern Cross Station (was Spencer Street Station) and (more importantly for me) just a 15 minute walk across the Yarra to the Convention Centre. The rooms are great value and comfortable with all I needed but as others have reported, are small. The bedding was very comfortable. I liked the fact that the fridge had minimal clutter in it so I could put my fruit and drinks in there to keep cold. The building has a fair bit of atmosphere and is quite quirky. The front desk staff were not at all accomodating during my visit and the WiFi option was $5 per hour or $15 for 24 hours, which is ridiculous when the Nomad Backpacker next door was offering me 5 days for $15 every time I turned on my iPod Touch. I think the room rate should include WiFi. I did not try the restaurant so I cannot comment on that. The area was well served with trams going in every direction and I would consider staying there again.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Modelled on the original European pensione hotels, the Pensione Hotel Melbourne combines original turn of the century building features with modern design and soft tones, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.Set behind a beautiful Heritage-listed façade, the Pensione Hotel offers boutique interiors, breathtaking hospitality and incomparable value for money.Featuring all the desired hotel amenities, with warm and inviting staff that have a great knowledge of the local area, the Pensione is perfectly suited as a base to explore Melbourne. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Pensione Hotel Melbourne - By 8 Melbourne
- Pensione Boutique Hotel Melbourne