Pensione - Melbourne

ex. Explorers Inn - Melbourne

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show map
 3 stars
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Pensione - Melbourne

 Paid Wi-Fi

Paid Wi-Fi in public areas

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Fitness/Gym

Fitness center

 Spa and relaxation

Spa & wellness center

Reflex massage

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

Editorial review:

Pensione Hotel Melbourne offers super small rooms, but what you don’t get in size is more than made up for in style, room extras and great rates. This recent refurbishing and rebranding is a welcome plus to the Melbourne hotel scene.

Overview

Pensione Boutique Hotel Melbourne is a four-star hotel, located in the central business district centre.

The hotel has modern exterior and boutique interiors, it offers sauna and indoor pool.

All 114 rooms are air-conditioned, offering Wi-Fi high-speed internet access.

The Pensione Cafe Bar is located on the hotel’s ground floor and offers its guests breakfast and coffee with cake.
The nearest train station called Southern Cross Station is 500m from the hotel.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   114.

Rooms

General Information

Each room in the hotel has modern design, is non-smoking and air-conditioned, offering standard room services, including tea and coffee and ironing facilities, heating and are equipped with the television.

Room types:

Single room with King Single bed have climate control air-conditioning and 32" Plasma TV.

Double room with Double bed offers TV with cable channels.

Petite double room with Double bed is equipped with the mini fridge and IDD telephones.

Twin room with two King Single beds offers Kinu amenities.

Triple room with three King Single beds or one double and one single bed is equipped with the 32" Plasma TV and climate control air-conditioning.

Courtyard room with Double bed offer 15sqm private landscaped courtyard with two chairs and a table.

Studio apartment with King bed or two King single beds offers kitchenette.

Original room with one Double bed or two King single beds has en-suite with the shower.

Dining options

The hotel offers a continental breakfast to its visitors.

Guests can enjoy breakfast in Pensione Cafe with the pleasant atmosphere or drink refreshing beverages in the Pensione Bar.

The hotel offers a continental breakfast at the price of AUD 11 per person per night. 

Services

Wireless internet and faxing facilities is available for doing business in the hotel.

Leisure

Hotel invites its guests to visit sauna.

Additional features

Rooms and facilities for people with disabilities are offered in the hotel.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi in public areas
  • Paid parking
  • Express check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Coffee shop
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at AUD 25 per day.
  • private parking is possible at a location nearby at AUD 30 per day.
  • private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at AUD 30 per day.

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Snack bar
  • Cafe

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting room
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Spa & wellness center
  • Sun terrace
  • Library
  • Television in lobby
  • Reflex massage

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  3 pm

Check-Out

  • until  11 am

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets

  • Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

hotel Pensione - Melbourne Melbourne location
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Hotel Address:

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

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City Center
  • Melbourne
    3.9km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    600 m
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    1.0km
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    1.0km
  • Melbourne Central Station
    1.4km
Restaurants
  • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
    60 m
  • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    114

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Rooms and availability

General Information

Each room in the hotel has modern design, is non-smoking and air-conditioned, offering standard room services, including tea and coffee and ironing facilities, heating and are equipped with the television.

Room types:

Single room with King Single bed have climate control air-conditioning and 32" Plasma TV.

Double room with Double bed offers TV with cable channels.

Petite double room with Double bed is equipped with the mini fridge and IDD telephones.

Twin room with two King Single beds offers Kinu amenities.

Triple room with three King Single beds or one double and one single bed is equipped with the 32" Plasma TV and climate control air-conditioning.

Courtyard room with Double bed offer 15sqm private landscaped courtyard with two chairs and a table.

Studio apartment with King bed or two King single beds offers kitchenette.

Original room with one Double bed or two King single beds has en-suite with the shower.

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Bed type: Double Bed
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Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double Bed or 2 Single beds
Size: 12m2
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Courtyard Room

Room facilities
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    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: 1 Double and 1 Single bed or Triple
    Size: 17m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    Standard Triple Pensione Trio

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      Quadruple Room
      Bed type: Quad
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      Rooftop Apartment
      Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 18m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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        Apartment
        Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
        Size: 18m2
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          Superior Rooftop Apartment
          Bed type: Double Bed or 1 Single bed
          Size: 18m2
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          • Air conditioning
          • Shower
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          Superior Apartment Rooftop

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            Compact Double Room
            Bed type: Double Bed or 2 Single beds
            Size: 12m2
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            Features a compact en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and a plasma TV with satellite channels.

            Room facilities
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              Compact Triple Room
              Bed type: Triple
              Size: 17m2
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              • Air conditioning
              • Private bathroom
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              Features a compact en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and a plasma TV with satellite channels. Rates shown are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total (see Hotel Policies).

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Pensione - Melbourne Melbourne location
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                Hotel Address:

                16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Melbourne
                  3.9km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Southern Cross Station
                  600 m
                • Flagstaff Train Station
                  1.0km
                Underground stations
                • Flagstaff Station
                  1.0km
                • Melbourne Central Station
                  1.4km
                Restaurants
                • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
                  60 m
                • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
                  60 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2012
                • Number of rooms:
                  114

                Hotel Awards

                AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbournePensione

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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                Pensione Location

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                What's nearby

                What's nearby.

                City Centre is in 2.2km

                Rialto Tower Observation Deck is in 200m

                Melbourne Exhibition Centre is in 400m

                Crown Casino is in 400m

                Etihad Stadium is in 700m

                Eureka Skydeck, observation deck, is in 700m

                Melbourne Aquarium is in 800m

                Eureka Tower, skyscraper, is in 800m

                Southbank Promenade, family entertainment area, is in 800m

                St Paul’s Cathedral is in 1.1km

                Federation Square is in 1.2km

                Melbourne Arts Centre, art gallery is in 1.2km

                Forum Theatre is in 1.3km

                RMIT Gallery is in 1.4km

                State Library of Victoria is in 1.5km

                Southern Star Observation Wheel is in 1.6km

                Her Majesty’s Theatre is in 1.6km

                Old Treasury Building is in 1.8km

                Regent Theatre is in 1.8km

                Princess Theatre is in 1.8km

                Rod Laver Arena, a tennis stadium, is in 2km

                Tourist attractions

                • Melbourne Aquarium - 800 m
                • Eureka Tower - 800 m
                • St Paul's Cathedral - 1.1km
                • Federation Square - 1.2km
                • RMIT Gallery - 1.4km

                Popular areas

                • Crown Casino - 400 m
                • Southbank Promenade - 800 m

                Places of interest

                Train stations

                • Southern Cross Station - 500 m
                • Flagstaff Train Station - 900 m
                • Flinders Street Station - 1.1km
                • Parliament Train Station - 1.8km

                Convention centers

                • Melbourne Exhibition Centre - 400 m
                • Hamer Hall - 1.1km

                Sport related

                • Etihad Stadium - 700 m

                Theaters

                • Forum Theatre - 1.3km
                • Her Majesty's Theatre - 1.6km
                • Princess Theatre - 1.8km
                • Regent Theatre - 1.8km

                Galleries

                • Melbourne Arts Centre - 1.2km
                • State Library of Victoria - 1.5km

                Underground stations

                • Flagstaff Station - 900 m
                • Melbourne Central Station - 1.3km

                Local Attractions

                • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc. - 1.6km
                  22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
                • Wonderland Fun Park - 1.9km
                  120 Pearl River Rd, Melbourne
                • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - 2.2km
                  Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
                • Parliament House of Victoria - 1.9km
                  Spring Street, Melbourne
                • King's Domain Gardens - 2.0km
                  Between St. Kilda and Domain Rds., Melbourne

                Near the hotelNear the hotel

                • Melbourne Aquarium - 260 m
                  Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
                • Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story - 350 m
                  2A Clarendon Street, Melbourne
                • Immigration Museum - 490 m
                  Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
                • Australian Centre for the Moving Image - 750 m
                  Flinders Street, Melbourne
                • Victoria Police Museum - 240 m
                  World Trade Centre, Melbourne
                • St. Augustine Church - 410 m
                  631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
                • Galactic Circus - 520 m
                  Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

                Restaurants Nearby

                • Bertha Brown - 60 m

                  Address: 562 Flinders st
                  Phone: +61 3 9629 1207

                  66% likes this, based on 30 reviews
                  Cuisine: Australian

                • Grains, Melbourne - 70 m

                  Address: 571 Flinders Lane,

                  83% likes this, based on 15 reviews
                  Cuisine: Australian

                • Il Sole - 140 m

                  Address: LaTrobe and Spencer

                  63% likes this, based on 41 reviews
                  Cuisine: American, Italian, Australian, Lebanese

                • Mama Wong's Kitchen - 60 m

                  Address: Shop 2 76-78 Flinders Street
                  Phone: (03)9654 5386.

                  73% likes this, based on 23 reviews
                  Cuisine: Asian

                • RAB (Railway Administrative Building) - 80 m

                  Address: 33 Spencer Street
                  Phone: 61 3 9611 4682

                  70% likes this, based on 38 reviews
                  Cuisine: Mediterranean

                Getting there.

                Tullamarine International Airport is in 19km from the hotel.

                Take Tullamarine Freeway Southbound to Melbourne, go straight along City Link Toll, turn left at Dynon Road Exit, continue moving along City Link, turn left at Dynon Road, and go straight along Spencer Street to the hotel.

                You can get to the hotel by train to the Southern Cross train station, which is in 500m or Flagstaff train station, which is in 900m from the hotel.

                Flagstaff underground station is in 900m and Melbourne Central underground station is in 1.3km away from the hotel building.

                Getting around.

                Melbourne Central underground station is in 1.3km

                Southern Cross and Flagstaff train stations are located in 500m and 900m from the hotel.

                Underground station Flagstaff is in 900m.

                Hotel parking is available for the rate of 25 AUD per day.

                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2012
                • Number of rooms:
                  114

                Hotel Awards

                AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbournePensione

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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                Hotels nearby
                Cities nearby
                • Docklands hotels - 6km
                • Richmond hotels - 4km
                • South Yarra hotels - 1km
                • East Melbourne hotels - 4km
                • Saint Kilda hotels - 2km
                • South Melbourne hotels - 2km
                • East St. Kilda hotels - 3km
                • St Kilda hotels - 2km
                • Southbank hotels - 3km

                Pensione Reviews

                Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Pensione

                Individual guest reviews

                • Single
                  9.6

                  The bed was very comfortable unlike most hotels with hard beds. A good night sleep, clean, friendly staff and close to all city amenities.

                • Couple
                  6.2

                  we stayed in the petite double room, and I never would have chosen it if I had any idea just how small this room was.This style of room is really only suitable for one person. The advertising of this room made it sound small but charming, the reality was extremely cramped, we did not even have room for 2 suitcases, I would not choose this again.

                • Couple
                  9.6

                  Loved the location and bar and coffee shop attached

                • Single
                  7.0

                  decor

                  bathrooms far too small and dangerous in my view

                • Single
                  5.8

                  The hotel is in a very handy position to the city.

                  The narrow size of the bed was incredible.I slept on the floor having twice rolled off the bed hitting my head on the sideboard. The room was incredibly small but the noise from some singing and yelling drunks in a nearby hotel was equally incredible.I did not sleep well.

                • Group of friends
                  7.8

                  Our check in and out was extremely quick & the location was excellent

                  The shower was a bit tricky in that it has no screen and after a shower the whole bathroom was soaking wet

                • Single
                  8.2

                  Close to Docklands. Goood staff

                  Hit my head on bench above bed

                • Older travelers
                  5.8

                  Location was good. Staff helpful; bar in evening, no evening restaurant but breakfast cafe.

                  Petite Double Room was tiny but had all facilities, i.e. TV, ensuite, tea making, air con. Ok for couple of days but no longer as couldn't swing a cat.

                • Group of friends
                  9.2

                  Loved the beds they were very comfortable indeed and loved the pillows too. I travel around the world & its rare to find comfort for sleeping like this!!

                  The toilet & shower was not big enough to swing a cat in ( not that you would do that !!) BUT I imagine if I was a big lady it would be very difficult. Also the basin is sooo small I splashed water everywhere when I tried to wash my face & brush my teeth!

                • Group of friends
                  8.8

                  We loved the location and the design and decorating of the hotel and rooms, it was very modern.

                  We felt the bathroom was a bit small and a bit uncomfortable that there was no shower curtain and that the bathroom door did not close fully.

                • Family with children
                  5.8

                  nice renovated room

                  The room was too small and the room layout is bad (door opens in the wrong direction, there is no possibility to hang on jackets, towels etc.). For the reduced price of 155$ dollars it was all right, but I wouldn't pay the regular price for it.

                • Couple
                  8.2

                  room was good neat and clean...

                  not happy with the size of bathrooms...

                • Group of friends
                  9.2

                  I liked it's close proximity to the Southern Cross Station and also being able to use our room earlier than the advertised 2pm

                  The shower was a little squeezy

                • Couple
                  6.6

                  The staff were great and the hotel is close to everything.

                  The rooms are quite small.

                • Single
                  8.8

                  THe Room waws fantastic, excellent location.

                  In the Cafe blonging to the Hotel where, The Breakfast that I paid $16 for & then waited 3/4 of an hour for it to arrive lukewarm. When I asked for another cup of coffee to go with my b'fast the girl serving who didn't seem to want to be there told me that the machine was turned off & that they were closed. I then turned around 2 mins later to find her pouring a full pot of coffee down the sink.

                How to reach hotel

                hotel Pensione - Melbourne Melbourne location
                Show big map »

                Hotel Address:

                16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

                Get directions
                City Center
                • Melbourne
                  3.9km
                Airports
                Train Stations
                • Southern Cross Station
                  600 m
                • Flagstaff Train Station
                  1.0km
                Underground stations
                • Flagstaff Station
                  1.0km
                • Melbourne Central Station
                  1.4km
                Restaurants
                • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
                  60 m
                • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
                  60 m
                Hotel information
                • Check-In:
                  from  3 pm
                • Check-Out:
                  until  11 am
                • Year renovated:
                  2012
                • Number of rooms:
                  114

                Hotel Awards

                AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbournePensione

                According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

                Use Badge