Pensione Hotel Melbourne

ex. Explorers Inn - Melbourne

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

Free Wi-Fi

Free Wi-Fi in rooms

Parking

AUD 35 per day

Luggage storage
Late check-in/ -out
Food/ Drinks

Restaurant

Cafe

Snack bar

Coffee shop

Fitness/ Gym

Fitness center

Spa and relaxation

Reflex massage

Spa & wellness center

Laundry

Self-service laundry

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

Situated near a stadium, restaurants and casinos, the 3-star Pensione Hotel Melbourne offers a sunbathing terrace and a library along with a warm atmosphere. Operating in Melbourne since 2008, this hotel features traditional architecture and modern comforts.

The property is set 5 minutes' walk away from The Regent Theatre, Melbourne Aquarium and St. Augustine Church. The venue is 4 km away from the city center.

The unique hotel boasts quick access to convention centers, exhibition centers and trade fairs.

This hotel is only 950 meters from Flagstaff underground station. The hotel is located 20 minutes' drive from Essendon airport.

Rooms

There are 114 comfortable rooms at Pensione Hotel Melbourne feature a mini-refrigerator, a minibar, individual climate control, plasma TV and a writing desk. Some rooms at Pensione Hotel Melbourne have a view over the courtyard. They also have en suite bathrooms with a hairdryer, a shower and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Those staying at Pensione Hotel Melbourne can sit down to a delicious breakfast. Guests can relax in the café bar serving refreshing drinks. RAB (Railway Administrative Building) and Bertha Brown offer an assortment of dishes within 100 meters of the property.

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

Services

The on-site car rentals help to explore the area.

Relax

Pensione Hotel Melbourne also has babysitting and cribs for guests travelling with children. On-site fitness facilities include a fitness center and a gym.

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

  • Free Wi-Fi
  • 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

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

  • Valet parking
  • 24-hour room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Car rental
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Newspaper service
  • 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
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Rollaway beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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

  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 

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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City Center
  • Melbourne
    2.4 mi
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    2000 ft
Underground stations
  • 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

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Rooms and availability

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Double Room
Bed type: Double bed or 2 Single beds or Double bed or Twin beds
Size: 185 sq. feet
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  • Private bathroom
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    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
    Size: 185 sq. feet
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    • Shower
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      Bed type: Double bed
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      Rooftop Apartment
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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        Superior Rooftop Apartment
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 195 sq. feet
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          How to reach hotel

          hotel Pensione Hotel Melbourne Melbourne location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Melbourne
            2.4 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Southern Cross Station
            2000 ft
          Underground stations
          • 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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          Pensione Hotel Melbourne Location

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          What's nearby

          Popular areas

          • Crown Casino - 1400 ft
          • Southbank Promenade - 2700 ft

          Places of interest

          Train stations

          Convention centers

          Monuments and Landmarks

          • Eureka Tower - 2700 ft

          Parks

          Golf courses and Country clubs

          Underground stations

          Local attractions

          • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc. - 1.0 mi
            22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
          • Wonderland Fun Park - 1.2 mi
            120 Pearl River Rd, Melbourne
          • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne - 1.4 mi
            Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
          • Parliament House of Victoria - 1.2 mi
            Spring Street, Melbourne
          • King's Domain Gardens - 1.3 mi
            Between St. Kilda and Domain Rds., Melbourne

          Near the hotel

          • Melbourne Aquarium - 900 ft
            Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
          • Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story - 1200 ft
            2A Clarendon Street, Melbourne
          • Immigration Museum - 1700 ft
            Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
          • Australian Centre for the Moving Image - 2500 ft
            Flinders Street, Melbourne
          • Victoria Police Museum - 800 ft
            World Trade Centre, Melbourne
          • St. Augustine Church - 1400 ft
            631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
          • Galactic Circus - 1800 ft
            Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

          Restaurants nearby

          • Bertha Brown - 200 ft

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

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

          • Grains, Melbourne - 300 ft

            Address: 571 Flinders Lane,

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

          • Il Sole - 500 ft

            Address: LaTrobe and Spencer

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

          • Mama Wong's Kitchen - 200 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

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          Pensione Hotel Melbourne Reviews

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

          Average guest rating

          7.4out of 10
          Very good
          Based on 265 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 Pensione Hotel Melbourne Melbourne location
          Show big map »

          Hotel Address:

          16 Spencer Street, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

          Get directions
          City Center
          • Melbourne
            2.4 mi
          Airports
          Train Stations
          • Southern Cross Station
            2000 ft
          Underground stations
          • 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 AWARDSRecommendedMelbournePensione Hotel Melbourne

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

          Use Badge