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Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels
Ranked #46 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed April 2, 2014

Myself and two of my girlfriends shared a triple room (one of the few hotels providing 3 single beds) at the Pensione Hotel in Melbourne.
We really enjoyed the Hotel vibes, location was excellent, room was perfect - basic, clean, reasonable size, windows that opened and everything worked ie. kettle, hairdryer, hotwater etc. and staff were friendly, efficient and helpful.
I would highly recommend this hotel for a couple of nights away with friends.

Room Tip: The triple room with windows opening outside with a little bit of a view was great.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Calisha_Allsworth_HM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2014

Dear Jane57Sydney,
Thank you for reviewing your recent stay.
We are delighted to read how much you enjoyed the atmosphere and facilities of the hotel and would like to thank you for your lovely words in regards to our team. We are certainly so lucky to have such a wonderful team of people to work with who genuinely contribute to the overall warmth of the property.
Should you ever be travelling to Melbourne or indeed wish to stay at any of our 8Hotels properties within Australia or abroad, please feel free to contact our reservations team who will certainly ensure that your next stay with us will be as equally comfortable as the first.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Warm Regards
Calisha and the Pensione Team

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Reviewed March 31, 2014

We recently stayed at the Pensione Hotel when enroute to a wedding in rural Victoria. We chose this hotel primarily for it's proximity to Southern Cross Train Station as we were arriving in Melbourne late at night and departing the following morning, and didn't want to lug our bags across town. The hotel is about a 3-5 minute walk from the station down Spencer St.

Service was efficient and friendly. The hotel rooms are very small but clean, furnished in a contemporary style and well-equipped for their compact size. E.g. the TV was huge for such a small room - it took up most of one wall! Beds are small (a double?) but comfortable with good quality linen. Bathrooms similarly very small but clean. There is limited room for lots of luggage.

We didn't eat at the downstairs restaurant during our stay but it looked well frequented at breakfast time.

We'd recommend this hotel for people who need a modern, clean and comfortable place to stay for one or two nights in proximity to the train station. We paid $175 for a Petite Double direct through the hotel website - which was OK value.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled as a couple
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Thank Itch-4-Travel
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Calisha_Allsworth_HM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded April 6, 2014

Dear Itch-4-Travel,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay.
We are so glad to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and that our close proximity to Southern Cross was helpful for your trip to the countryside. We certainly are fortunate to be so close to many of Melbourne’s transport options that it makes Pensione an ideal base to set out and explore!
It’s a shame you didn’t get to try breakfast and dinner at Olivier’s café – the chefs are certainly quite talented and make an amazing big brekky to start off your day!
Should you ever be returning to the Pensione please feel free to contact our friendly reservations team who can certainly taylor a package for you so you can try our brekky as well as ensuring that you are well looked after.
We hope to see you again soon!
Warm Regards

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

first time to Melbourne stayed 5 nights, this hotel offers excellent access to Southern Cross train station for the skybus to and from the airport. Easy walk to Southbank, Skydeck, Aquarium, DFO, casino & Flinders Station. Room was what we needed, a comfy bed and good water pressure in the shower. If u want a view u may want to go else where. If there is a room with a bath-get it coz you will need it after all the walking. 24hr checkout so no need to sort the night before. Would stay again if there on a short trip. No traffic noise was a bonus!

Room Tip: We were on 3rd floor, no traffic noise, Aircon noisy but we turned on when out for tea then off when...
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Calisha_Allsworth_HM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Dear Julia E,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay.
We are thrilled ot read of your experience at the Pensione and are glad to hear you made such great use of our location! We are certainly lucky to be so close to so many of Melbourne’s hot spots that it makes Pensione an ideal base to explore all the sights and sounds. Should you ever wish to stay again or indeed in any of our 8Hotels properties within Australia or abroad, please feel free to contact our friendly reservations team who would be delighted to make enquiries on your behalf.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Warm Regards
Calisha and the Pensione Team

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Reviewed March 27, 2014

Room booked checked wotif first a $99 special for a petite room. Expected a shoebox and low and behold got the whole shoe closet and third floor no less was expecting ground floor room. They matched the wotif price as well stored luggage gave directions enjoyed a lovely breakfast in Olivers downstairs as well wish I could of stayed longer. Will stay again that's for sure.

Room Tip: Had 3rd floor overlooking road very quiet and great beds.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled solo
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Thank TasmaniaLovesydney
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Calisha_Allsworth_HM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Dear TasmaniaLovesydney,
Thank you for taking the time to review us again!
We are thrilled to read how much you enjoyed your second stay and thank you for the feedback in regards to Olivier’s Café. The chefs certainly are quite talented and make a mean brekky to get your day rolling! Feel free to contact our friendly reservations team for your next stay and we will certainly give you the best deal again and ensure your next stay will be just as pleasant.
Warm Regards
Calisha and the Pensione Team

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Reviewed March 25, 2014

Stayed here in Jan on a last minute night out in melbourne, great value, paid less than $100 a night when we booked the day of our stay. Friendly staff, didnt try the breakfast. Seriously must have won awards for the smallest rooms / bathrooms! Actually quite funny how they even jammed a bed in, but it served its purpose. We don t like to pay much for nights out in Melbourne so we will be back as long as its cheap again!

Room Tip: Stayed in an "inside room" which overlooked inside rooms on the other side, maybe 2 metres...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Calisha_Allsworth_HM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Dear Watto77,
Thank you for your recent review!
Its great to hear you found the Pensione to be such great value, we certainly do aim to provide clean, comfortable and affordable accommodation for stays within the CBD and its great to hear you found it so. The Pensione also has quite a number of larger room types available, should you wish to try any of our larger styles of room please feel free to contact our friendly reservations team who will give you a fantastic deal for your next stay.
We look forward to welcoming you again soon!
Warm Regards
Calisha and the Pensione Team

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Reviewed March 24, 2014

Stayed 6 days over the Formula 1 Grand Prix.We booked the double +single for mum dad and adult son we were more than pleased with our choice of hotel.Fantastic position near southern cross station tram stop outside hotel and close to the crown casino.Staff were excellent we have no complaints with our stay staff were great. We were very surprised to see that our room was serviced did not expect that with the price we paid.I know a lot of people complain about the size of the room our room size was fine bathroom bit on the small side but ok we always take into consideration on what we have paid and for the f1 weekend the price was fantastic will definitely will be staying again next year.The $8 unlimited coffee for all of your stay is unbelievable.Looking forward to staying in 2015. Thank You

Room Tip: Our room was at the front on the 3rd floor the train line could be noisy at nightime didn't bot...
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  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with family
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Thank mikey112
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Calisha_Allsworth_HM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 30, 2014

Dear mikey112,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay.
We are thrilled to hear that Pensione was the ideal location for your grand prix getaway and thank you for your kind words in relation to our team! The $8 unlimited espresso is certainly one of our most popular options and all the team here at the Pensione double up as fantastic barista’s!
We would love to have you stay with us again, please feel free to contact our friendly reservations team who will certainly ensure that your next stay with us is equally as memorable as the first.
See you soon!
Calisha and the Pensione Team

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Reviewed March 21, 2014

Stayed here overnight with girlfriend to go to concert in Melbourne. Great location, quick walk from skybus and train station, tram and 7/11 store right there as well, small rooms and bathrooms but more than adequate for our stay, very comfy beds, had front room but wasn't actually bothered by street noise, lovely helpful staff, will stay again.

  • Stayed: March 2014, traveled with friends
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Calisha_Allsworth_HM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this reviewResponded March 23, 2014

Dear szoka,
Thank you for your recent review!
It’s great to read that you enjoyed your stay with us and we hope you had an amazing time at your concert too! Should you ever be travelling to Melbourne again please feel free to contact our friendly reservations team who will certainly look after you.
Hope to see you soon!
Warmest regards
Calisha and the Pensione Team

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Address: 16 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#18 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#45 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
Price Range: $82 - $210 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
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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