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Best Western Melbourne City

ex. Explorers Inn - Melbourne

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show map
 3 stars
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Best Western Melbourne City

Wi-Fi
Parking

AUD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour services

24-hour reception

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

Restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Shuttle

Paid airport shuttle

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness centre

Spa and relaxation

Massage

Spa & wellness centre

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 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

General

  • No smoking on site
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Lift
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness centre

Services

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

Dining

  • In-room breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

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

Room features

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

Bathroom

  • Bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Cot AUD 15
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cots and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

Pets

Pets are allowed on request.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

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Airports
Train
  • Southern Cross Station
    2000 ft
Underground
  • Flagstaff Station
    3300 ft
Restaurants
  • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
    200 ft
  • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
    200 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  3 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  11 am
  • Year renovated:
    2012
  • Number of rooms:
    114

Hotel Awards

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Rooms and availability

Best Western Melbourne City photos Room
Guest Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Terrace
  • Patio
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Entire unit situated on ground floor
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Down comforter
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
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Single Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Accessible by lift
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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Rooftop Apartment
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Air conditioning
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  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Upper floors accessible by stairs only
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Bath or shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Guest toiletries
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Linen
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Down comforter
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Cable/satellite TV
  • Socket near the bed
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Standard Studio Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
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  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

Standard Triple Trio. ROOM ONLY. Standard rate

Standard Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Family Studio Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

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Best Western Melbourne City Location

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Local attractions

  • Lygon Street1.1 mi
    Lygon Street
  • St Kilda Sea Baths3.2 mi
    10-18 Jacka Bvd
  • Old Treasury Building1.2 mi
    20 Spring St
  • Luna Park Melbourne3.4 mi
    18 Lower Esplanade

Near the hotel

  • Federation Square4000 ft
    Corner Swanston and Flinders Streets

    Restaurants nearby

    • Bertha Brown200 ft

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

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

    • Grains, Melbourne300 ft

      Address: 571 Flinders Lane,

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

    • Il Sole500 ft

      Address: LaTrobe and Spencer

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

    • Mama Wong's Kitchen200 ft

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

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

    • RAB (Railway Administrative Building)300 ft

      Address: 33 Spencer Street
      Phone: 61 3 9611 4682

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

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

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbourneBest Western Melbourne City

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

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    Best Western Melbourne City Reviews

    Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Best Western Melbourne City

    7.4
    Very goodBased on266 reviews

    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 Best Western Melbourne City Melbourne location
    Show big map »

    Hotel Address:

    16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

    Get directions
    Airports
    Train
    • Southern Cross Station
      2000 ft
    Underground
    • Flagstaff Station
      3300 ft
    Restaurants
    • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
      200 ft
    • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
      200 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  3 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  11 am
    • Year renovated:
      2012
    • Number of rooms:
      114

    Hotel Awards

    AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbourneBest Western Melbourne City

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

    Use Badge