Pensione Hotel Melbourne

ex. Explorers Inn - Melbourne

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

Wi-Fi
Parking

AUD 35 per day

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour room service

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

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

Pensione Hotel Melbourne is a 3-star grand property offering an inviting accommodation steps away from Flagstaff Gardens, Flemington Racecourse and MCG Melbourne. Featuring traditional architecture, the hotel was renovated in 2012.

The hotel is in the convenient location just near Flagstaff subway station. There are a stadium, restaurants and casinos in the area.

A mall, boutiques and fairgrounds are within easy reach of the hotel.

Guests will find themselves a 10-minute walk from Flinders Street train station. It will take 20 minutes to get to Essendon airport by car.

Rooms

The property offers 114 guestrooms appointed with a mini-refrigerator, climate control, satellite TV, high-speed internet and a personal computer. The guestrooms look out on the courtyard. They also feature en suite bathrooms fitted with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every day a delicious breakfast is served in the dining room. Residents can try dishes of local cuisine at the restaurant. There is an onsite Lounge bar to relax in. The venue is set next to a train station and just 100 meters from RAB (Railway Administrative Building) and Mama Wong's Kitchen with a broad selection of dishes.

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

Services

Such facilities as a luggage storage, a designated smoking place and an elevator are available on-site.

Relax

Pensione Hotel Melbourne provides babysitting and cribs for children. Active guests can advantage of a fitness center and a gym offered on site.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • Pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Coffee shop
  • Lobby
  • Multilingual staff

Sports & Fitness

  • Fitness center

Services

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant
  • Cafe
  • Snack bar
  • Bar/ Lounge area

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

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

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Dressing area
  • Rooftop terrace
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/ Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • Radio

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. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Pensione Hotel Melbourne Melbourne location
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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

Pensione Hotel Melbourne photos Exterior Hotel information
Standard Single Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    130 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Single bed, 2 Single beds, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Terrace
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Grab some friends and SAVE! Perfect for mates or bringing one of the kids, our Pensione Trio rooms boast a clean and fresh look, with the option of 3 singles (or 1 double and one single on request), all with MicroCloud bedding, a Flat screen TV with Foxtel, tea and coffee making facilities and FREE WIFI! AMENITIES Desk Tea/Coffee Making Room Service Telephone Shower - separate Hairdryer Lift/Elevator Access Television Iron/Ironing board Heating Daily Room Service Air conditioned Clock Radio Fridge - Bar Fridge Alarm Clock Wireless Internet Linen and Towels Provided Cable/Satellite TV

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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Room Description:

Standard|TRIPLE STANDARD

Rooftop Apartment
  • Room size:

    195 sq. feet

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Apartment|Rooftop Apartment

Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Apartment|DOUBLE APARTMENT

Superior Rooftop Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Apartment|Superior Apartment Rooftop

Cosy Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

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Room Description:

A cosy room for an amazing price! Our Shoebox rooms are perfect for a shorter stay, boasting a clean and fresh look, featuring luxurious MicroCloud , a Flat screen TV with Foxtel, tea and coffee making facilities and FREE WIFI! AMENITIES Iron/Ironing board Linen and Towels Provided Cable/Satellite TV Mini Fridge Shower - separate Tea/Coffee Making Lift/Elevator Access Telephone Wireless Internet Hairdryer Desk Air conditioned Television Alarm Clock Heating Evaporative Air-conditioning Clock Radio

Pensione Hotel Melbourne Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Melbourne Aquarium2700 ft

Popular areas

Places of interest

Train stations

Convention centers

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Eureka Tower2700 ft

Stadiums

  • Etihad Stadium2300 ft

Underground stations

Local attractions

  • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.1.0 mi
    22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
  • Wonderland Fun Park1.2 mi
    120 Pearl River Rd, Melbourne
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne1.4 mi
    Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
  • Parliament House of Victoria1.2 mi
    Spring Street, Melbourne
  • King's Domain Gardens1.3 mi
    Between St. Kilda and Domain Rds., Melbourne

Near the hotel

  • Melbourne Aquarium900 ft
    Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
  • Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story1200 ft
    2A Clarendon Street, Melbourne
  • Immigration Museum1700 ft
    Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image2500 ft
    Flinders Street, Melbourne
  • Victoria Police Museum800 ft
    World Trade Centre, Melbourne
  • St. Augustine Church1400 ft
    631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Galactic Circus1800 ft
    Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

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

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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