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Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels
Ranked #63 of 181 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed August 10, 2014

I stayed here the night before the City2surf, very handy as less than 10 minute walk to the start. Room was clean, bed had seen better days however the linen was in great shape. My room had a disabled bathroom so it was huge, shower head is also huge, it was like standing in the rain.

I would not be taking my wife here for a romantic weekend however there is nothing about this place to suggest they are anything more than they are. If you want a handy spot on George St clean tidy for a reasonable price you could do a lot worse.

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled solo
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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded August 12, 2014

Dear HolidayOnHarry,

Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Pensione Hotel Sydney. We are delighted to hear that you found our location convenient and your bathroom to be large and spacious. I am saddened you wouldn’t bring your wife here for a romantic weekend – as we certainly offer deluxe rooms that would be perfect for a weekend getaway, with plush leather bed heads and a nice spacious room footprint - it would be a great chic atmosphere coupled with a bottle of sparkling and chocolates to start your romantic getaway!

We would love to show you this should you ever decide to come back to Sydney and bring your lovely wife. Safe travels and we look forward to welcoming you once again to Pensione Hotel Sydney.

Warm Regards,
Simon

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Myself and two friends had a room with three beds. Beds were extremely comfortable. Room was quiet and very clean and modern. Facilities excellent. Staff service was so friendly. IT was perfect for what we needed - a bed for the night so we could meet other friends for dinner and explore Sydney. We did not see the point on forking out $$$$ for a room that we would not be spending much time in. This place was perfect and quality was not skimped on. I would def stay again.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled with friends
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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

Dear Puckawidge,

Thank you very much for your wonderful review. We are thrilled that you would definitely stay with us again and found our beds comfy and rooms very clean, accompanied by friendly staff! It is so nice to receive such warm and rewarding reviews such as your own.

Next time you are in Sydney, please drop us a line and we will certainly love to extend our warm hospitality to you and your guests once again.

Warmest Regards,
Simon Farr

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Reviewed August 4, 2014

I stayed here with two other adults, what a great location to Sydney, there is a free shuttle bus outside the hotel that goes directly into the CBD. Also we went to a show at Capitol Theatre which was a two minute walk away. I found no fault at all with the Pensione Hotel or the staff & will definitely be returning on my next trip to Sydney!

  • Stayed: August 2014, traveled with friends
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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded August 10, 2014

Dear Shoptillyoudrop2014,

Thank you very much for your kind 4 star review. We are so excited to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us at Pensione Hotel Sydney. It is so nice to hear you could not fault us at all! That is such a nice comment to receive!
Next time you are in Sydney, please drop us a line and we will certainly love to extend our warm hospitality to you and your guests once again.

Warmest Regards,
Simon Farr

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Reviewed August 1, 2014

This is in a great location, on george street, can walk to darling harbor, central station, buses right outside the front door including the hop on hop off tourist bus. The room were clean, quiet and had everything you might need. The staff were helpful and very friendly. For the price it was good value and I just loved Sydney. I would go there again because it so suited my needs. Free wifi too and little extras like the borrowed umbrella offered for the showers.

Room Tip: my room was quiet and yet faced george street - double glazed, level 2
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled solo
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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded August 3, 2014

Dear Judith388,

Thank you for the lovely review! It was fantastic to read that you had a great stay with us at Pensione Hotel Sydney.
Thank you for your kind comments about our great location, how clean our hotel is and our wonderful team! We look forward to seeing you again soon!

Warm Regards,
Simon

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Reviewed July 29, 2014

I recently stayed at the Pensione for 7 nights.

Having been to Sydney only once before, I was looking for a hotel located near public transportation and good restaurants. That’s exactly what I got with the Pensione.

The hotel is on the very centrally located George Street. Buses are right outside, the train is a few blocks away and Central Station is less than 10 minutes walking distance. The light rail is also just a couple of blocks away. The front door is locked at 9pm each night so you are given a code to use if you come in after that time.

The room was small but neat, clean, had a large armoire, tv, refrigerator and the beds were comfortable. The bathroom was very large but I think that was because we were given a handicapped accessible room, even though we didn’t need one. There were also plenty of plugs for charging electronics.

The staff at the desk were lovely and we never heard any noise except for people in the hall a couple of times. That was because our room was on the same floor as the front desk and the lounge and laundry. We didn’t use the lounge but there was a refrigerator and microwave in there as well as a vending machine and tables/chairs, etc. We did use the laundry, which worked great. I believe it was $3.50 for the washer and $3.50 for the dryer. I was given washing powder by the front desk.

We walked all over from this hotel. It is very convenient. We went to many great Asian restaurants in the area and we loved Coffee Boulevard across the street for breakfast. On days with no time constraints I walked from the hotel to the Quay. It’s a very nice walk with lots of shops along the way and the Queen Victoria Building which is basically a giant mall of stores and restaurants.

I would definitely stay here again and recommend it to friends.

  • Stayed: May 2014, traveled with family
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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded July 30, 2014

Dear TheGirlsNY,

Thank you for taking the time to review our lovely hotel, we are certainly glad you found it safe, convenient and to your liking. It is terrific to receive such lovely feedback and to hear you express how accommodating our team were during your time with us at Pensione.

Your time whilst in Sydney, sounded very active – it is such a fantastic city to explore, and there are plenty of fun things to do and places to see, including all the many culinary delights around the Hotel.
We hope you visit us again soon – we would love to look after you should you return to Sydney in the future.

Warm Regards,
Simon

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Reviewed July 25, 2014

Stayed here purely by accident, flying to Melbourne, nearly landed but flight abborted, due to fog so the flight was then sent to Sydney, this hotel was picked by another passenger, so we booked as well. Boutique look budget Hotel, several levels, lift, refurbed room lots of nooks & crannies through hallways, heritage appeal with many different rooms, from what we saw very clean, but we just needed to sleep somewhere, small room very comfy double bed, very clean room, flat screen TV, side tables, not a lot of space to put bags or spread things out, so a compact room but that was ok we not planning to stay in room all day, modern bathroom, super shower head ( nice) very welcoming & helpful staff over night on check in, prompt, & very friendly, answered all questions, Thank-you. This Hotel right in the heart of George St, cafes, eateries, market, train station, etc. so on discovering this, even being in Sydney which I wouldn't have come to, I am going to do a return to discover what Sydney has, and use Pensione Hotel as our base to go from, we found here a buzz of action. So what a find. Would recommend.

  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded July 27, 2014

Dear Fay J,

We appreciate you taking the time out of your day to write such a lovely review of our beautiful property. Our building is very chic and as a historic circa mid 1800s building there are a lot of nooks and crannies, we love them as it is interesting for our guests to explore!

It is great to hear that you found our team to be prompt and friendly. We always aim to make all guests feel welcome and we certainly love receiving your warm feedback.
Please feel free to contact us when you are next in Sydney, as we would be delighted to help make your new Sydney home away from home the Pensione Hotel.

Warm Regards,
Simon

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Reviewed July 20, 2014

This hotel exceeded my expectations as we were on a budget and I wasn't expecting anything grand but it's a really decent hotel for its price (so much so I am writing my first review lol ). Room was great, next to the kitchen, was clean and comfortable and had high ceilings (important to me). I think we were in a standard room (not deluxe) but it was still quite modern and the shower is fantastic. Great location as mentioned in other reviews. Staff were helpful without being annoying. Really felt like I'd found a gem and I will stay again

Room Tip: Can also access hotel from Sussex St Pork roll shop near hotel, yum!
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  • Stayed: July 2014, traveled as a couple
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PensioneSydney, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2014

Dear Tups26,

Thank you for taking the time to write your kind review. It is wonderful to hear that you found a gem in Pensione Hotel. We love that you enjoyed the atmosphere and features of the hotel and found our team to be helpful.
We always love to see our guests return, so next time you are in Sydney, please let us know and we will be delighted to look after you once again.

Warm Regards,
Simon

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Address: 631 - 635 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #63 of 181 Hotels in Sydney
Price Range: $89 - $273 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pensione Hotel Sydney - by 8Hotels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 68
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 
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