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Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

Bathroom too small and shower didn't work properly but the location is fantastic! Chinatown is only 2 minutes by walk. The bus station is in the front of the hotel. To sum up, we would come back in the hotel even if the bathroom is too small.

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Thank 786gabriell
PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear 786gabriell, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Pensione Hotel Sydney. It is great to read that you found our location convenient and you enjoyed the ease of nearby public transport. For your next stay, we do have some larger footprint rooms which may be more accommodating to your needs, and we... More 

Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015 via mobile

Staying one night Thought I'd try a different hotel. Good location in Sydney. Rooms are tasteful with good furnishings. Cafe in reception and 24 hour reception. Lighting a bit dull but hey. Friendly service and reasonable tariff. I'm happy !

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Thank teticat
PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Teticat, We are so pleased to read your glowing review Teticat. Our location is fantastic with many attractions and public transport right on our doorstep we are pleased you found it so convenient. We always love seeing a friendly face return and we would be delighted to welcome you back next time you are in Sydney. Until then, safe... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Having recently visited Sydney for two days, decided to stay at Pensione 8 in Haymarket. The hotel is good value, the rooms small but super clean and excellent value for money. The location of the pub allows easy access to darling harbour and the Chinatown area. Would stay again

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Thank Dale H
PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear DaleH, 4 Stars! Thank you. We are so pleased to read your review of Pensione Hotel. It is great to see that the rooms, although cosy, were “super clean” and you found our pricing excellent value for money. We are spoilt for choice in our location with many great eateries and attractions on our doorstep. It is fantastic that... More 

Sydney
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36 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

Access from George Street in the Haymarket was through a narrow doorway leading to an ancient, very slow lift. The room was very small. I had to walk sideways like a crab between the window and the bed for access, had to leave the curtains drawn because the window looked into another bedroom nearby. Small bed for two people. Small... More 

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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear MatthewJames2009 We appreciate you taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Pensione Hotel Sydney. Our double door entrance from George Street is set in historical charm, once a post office, built in circa 1850 it is understated; however it is great to take in the metal work of the lift well exterior – such a... More 

Cairns, Queensland, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Very handily located hotel in the heart of town half way between Town hall and central train stations. The staff were friendly and efficient, the room (406) was larger than the usual inner city hotel room and was soundproofed and warm. The kitchen facilities were basic but adequate and the shower was perfect. There is nothing I can think of... More 

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Thank James B
PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear JamesB, 5 Stars! Thank you for your terrific review! We are pleased to read that you found Pensione Sydney so convenient for location and you loved room 406. It is so nice to read our team were friendly and efficient – we love looking after our guests and we are delighted to read you will be back – hopefully... More 

Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

You can walk almost anywhere or catch a bus or train from this location. Great value for money, Small room but comfortable, clean. Good bathroom. Helpful staff. Kitchen/lounge great. Liked opening and looking out the window.

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Thank 1CHR2015
PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear 1CHR2015, Location, Location, Location! You're right 1CHR2015. We are so centrally located with light rail, buses and trains so close it’s a hop and a jump and you are ready to get to your destination. We are pleased to read that you found our location very convenient and found Pensione Hotel Sydney, great value for money in a clean... More 

Gorokan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

Had a one night stay on Saturday night; twin room was small and compact but all you need for an overnight stay. Bed and pillows were comfy. Room was quiet - away from lift area. Bathroom again was small but shower nice. Had a big discount on the room so it was value for money. Air conditioner was on cold... More 

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Thank Mandy M
PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear MandyM, Thanks for your 5 star review! It is great to read that your short stay met your expectations and you found our hotel great value for money. We are delighted to hear that our team were able to assist you quickly to keep you warm and comfortable during your stay. Free Wi-Fi and newspapers! Why not! We love... More 

Kiama, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

For the first time, my wife and I decided to experience Vivid, the amazing light show held in Sydney during May/June. Coming from the South Coast, we needed some overnight accommodation and we managed to get a deal with the Pensione Hotel on George Street opposite Capitol Square. We had the choice of a small double room or, for a... More 

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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear JohnF, It is sensational to read that you enjoyed your time with us at Pensione Sydney. We are pleased you found our rooms clean spacious and comfortable and loved the stylish tiled bathrooms. It is great to hear that you decided to come to the city and see Vivid. It is rumored to be the best year yet! As... More 

Hobart, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2015

My partner needed to be in Sydney to go to Sydney Uni for a week, whilst I did the tourist thing. This place was perfect. 30 mins walk from the uni and to Circular Quay. very handy to Central Station (20 mins) and many good eateries. Very clean, enough space to move around the comfy bed. Could do with some... More 

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Thank JennandIan
PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear JennandIan, We are excited to read your lovely review! Our location is perfect, close to the University and a short walk to the Quay and Darling Harbour. It sounds like you had the better end of the deal ("tourist thing") – we hope your partner took some time off studying to enjoy the nightlife in Sydney and see the... More 

Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

We needed a place to stay in the CBD. This place has it all. Right on George St, shops, food, supermarket, transport at door. Rooms are very clean and bed comfortable. Free wifi is an added bonus. There is also a guest lounge where you can sit in comfort as well. Staff go out of their way to assist with... More 

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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Dear Robyn and Rob, Thanks for your great review. We are thrilled to read you enjoyed your time with us at Pensione Sydney and found our rooms to your expectations. It’s fantastic to hear that our rainforest showers and comfy Micro Cloud bedding assisted you to relax and enjoy the facilities on offer. Our team are always willing to help... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighborhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theater, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Multilingual Staff
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Located in the heart of Sydney’s entertainment and theatre district, the Pensione Hotel Sydney is centrally located and like no other. 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 Sydney. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels

Address: 631 - 635 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Price Range: $93 - $284 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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