Best Western Melbourne City

ex. Explorers Inn - Melbourne

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, Australia, 3000show map
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Very goodBased on  266 reviews
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Overview

Pensione Hotel Melbourne is a 3-star grand property, set close to the beach front. Featuring European architecture, Pensione Hotel Melbourne was renovated in 2012.

It provides a convenient location within easy reach of Federation Square, that is 1200 meters away. A train station as well as Flagstaff subway station are not far from the hotel.

The venue is a short walk to fairgrounds, a mall and boutiques.

Flinders Street train station is nearby. Due to its location 20 km from Essendon airport, it will take about 25 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Guests are offered inviting guestrooms featuring satellite television, climate control, high-speed internet, a mini-refrigerator and a personal computer along with fresh décor. Some rooms at Pensione Hotel Melbourne have a view over the courtyard. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the bar. Guests can unwind in the La Pesche Cafe And bar with a favourite drink. Offering Mediterranean and Australian dishes, RAB (Railway Administrative Building) is a 5-minute walk away.

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

Services

The hotel offers a designated smoking area, an elevator and a luggage storage for general needs and a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier for corporate travelers.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs and babysitting. Active guests will benefit from a gym and a fitness center available on the premises.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel for free.

Guest Parking

Private parking is possible at a location nearby (reservation might be needed) at AUD 35 per day.

Year renovated:   2012.  Number of rooms:   114.

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Facilities
Wi-Fi
Parking

AUD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

Late check-in/ -out

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

  • Room service
  • Housekeeping
  • Bicycle rental
  • Self-service laundry
  • Dry cleaning
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Newspaper service
  • Bell staff/Porter

Dining

  • Continental breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area
  • Buffet breakfast

Business

  • Business centre
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children

  • Cots

Spa & Leisure

  • Sun terrace
  • BBQ facilities
  • Spa & wellness centre
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • Interior view

Room features

  • Air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Patio
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Free toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • International calls
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor
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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
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Location
  • Nearby
  • Restaurants
  • City landmarks
Melbourne AquariumMelbourne Aquarium2700 ft
Southern Cross StationSouthern Cross Station1700 ft
Flagstaff Train StationFlagstaff Train Station3000 ft
Flagstaff Train StationFlagstaff Train Station3000 ft
Melbourne Exhibition CentreMelbourne Exhibition Centre1400 ft
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition CentreMelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre1700 ft
Etihad StadiumEtihad Stadium2300 ft
Flagstaff StationFlagstaff Station3000 ft
Flagstaff StationFlagstaff Station3000 ft
Victoria Police MuseumVictoria Police Museum800 ftWorld Trade Centre 637 Flinders Street
St. Augustine ChurchSt. Augustine Church1400 ft631 Bourke St
Immigration MuseumImmigration Museum1700 ftCorner of Flinders and William Streets 400 Flinders Street
Polly Woodside - Melbourne\'s Tall Ship StoryPolly Woodside - Melbourne\'s Tall Ship Story1600 ftMelbourne Maritime Museum 2A Clarendon St South Wharf
Galactic CircusGalactic Circus1700 ftCrown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman Street
Melbourne Convention and Exhibition CentreMelbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre1800 ft1 Convention Centre Pl
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Bertha BrownBertha Brown200 ft562 Flinders st
Mama Wong's KitchenMama Wong's Kitchen200 ftShop 2 76-78 Flinders Street
Grains, MelbourneGrains, Melbourne300 ft571 Flinders Lane,
RAB (Railway Administrative Building)RAB (Railway Administrative Building)300 ft33 Spencer Street
Il SoleIl Sole500 ftLaTrobe and Spencer
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St Paul's CathedralSt Paul's Cathedral3700 ft
Melbourne ZooMelbourne Zoo2.5 mi
Flinders Street StationFlinders Street Station3700 ft
Parliament Train StationParliament Train Station1.1 mi
South Yarra Train StationSouth Yarra Train Station2.4 mi
Rod Laver ArenaRod Laver Arena1.2 mi
Melbourne MuseumMelbourne Museum1.4 mi
Melbourne Arts CentreMelbourne Arts Centre4000 ft
Melbourne Central StationMelbourne Central Station4300 ft
Eureka Skydeck 88 Eureka Skydeck 88 2800 ft7 Riverside Qy Southbank
DFO South WharfDFO South Wharf2400 ft20 Convention Centre Pl South Wharf
Docklands Stadium Docklands Stadium 2600 ft740 Bourke Street
SouthbankSouthbank2700 ftSouthbank Promenade
Etihad StadiumEtihad Stadium2600 ft740 Bourke St
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Getting around
Airports
Essendon (MEB)11.9 mi
Train
Southern Cross Station2000 ft
Underground
Flagstaff Station3300 ft
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Reviews
7.4
Very goodBased on  266  reviews
  • 9.6
    Exceptional

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

  • 6.2
    Good

    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.

  • 9.6
    Exceptional

    Loved the location and bar and coffee shop attached

  • 7.0
    Very good

    decor

    bathrooms far too small and dangerous in my view

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 7.8
    Fabulous

    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

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    Close to Docklands. Goood staff

    Hit my head on bench above bed

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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!

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

  • 5.8
    Guest rating

    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.

  • 8.2
    Fabulous

    room was good neat and clean...

    not happy with the size of bathrooms...

  • 9.2
    Superb

    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

  • 6.6
    Good

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

    The rooms are quite small.

  • 8.8
    Superb

    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.

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Highlights
7
Very goodBased on  266 reviews
Hotel Awards

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

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Good to know
Check-infrom 3 pmFREECheck-outuntil 11 amFREE
Children & extra bedsOne child0 - 2 yearsCotExisting beddingFREEAll children3 yearsExisting beddingFREE
PetsPets are allowed on request.
Cancellation
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Getting around
Airports
Essendon (MEB)11.9 mi
Train
Southern Cross Station2000 ft
Underground
Flagstaff Station3300 ft
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