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
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

Situated near a stadium, restaurants and casinos, the 3-star Pensione Hotel Melbourne offers a sun 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

Pensione Hotel Melbourne provides guestrooms appointed with a mini-refrigerator, climate control, satellite TV, pay television and high-speed internet. Some rooms have the courtyard view. They have carpet floor and modern furniture.

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

Guests with children can use cots and babysitting available on site. 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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Paid parking
  • Off-site parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No 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

  • Valet parking
  • 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

  • Free Wi-Fi in rooms
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Central heating
  • Sitting area
  • 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

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

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

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Guest Room
Bed type: 1 Single bed or 2 Single beds or Twin beds
Size: 130 sq. feet
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Standard|Courtyard Room

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    Twin Room for Single Use
    Bed type: 2 Single beds
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    Twin room sole use

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    Standard Triple Room
    Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 4 persons
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      Apartment
      Bed type: Double bed
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      Apartment|DOUBLE APARTMENT

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      Rooftop Apartment
      Bed type: Double bed
      Size: 195 sq. feet
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      Double room

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        Superior Rooftop Apartment
        Bed type: Double bed
        Size: 195 sq. feet
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          Cosy Room
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          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

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            Compact Suite
            Bed type: Double bed
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            Double bed Compact en-suite with shower Reverse-cycle air-conditioning 32inch Plasma TV Free WIFI Mini fridge Tea & coffee making facilities Ironing facilities

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              Private Suite
              Bed type: Double bed
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              Double bed Landscaped private courtyard with table and 2 chairs Spacious en-suite with shower Rainwater showerhead Reverse-cycle air-conditioning 32inch Plasma TV Free WIFI Mini fridge Tea & coffee making facilities Ironing facilities Working Desk

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                How to reach hotel

                hotel Pensione Hotel Melbourne Melbourne location
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                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

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                Pensione Hotel Melbourne Location

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                What's nearby

                Tourist attractions

                Popular areas

                Places of interest

                Train stations

                Monuments and Landmarks

                • Eureka Tower - 2700 ft

                Stadiums

                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