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Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

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Reviewed yesterday NEW

I Have stayed a number of times for work trips to Melbourne. My experiences here have been better than with a number of bigger name hotels in the area. My tip is to ask for the recently renovated rooms on the ground floor if possible, they have larger, more modern bathrooms.

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Surbiton, United Kingdom
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I stayed with my boyfriend in a shoebox room for 5 nights in April. We arrived at 10am, hoping they'd be able to hold out luggage until check in, advertised as 2pm. We were greeted by a lady who's customer service skills were impeccable. I wish I'd taken down her name, because she was so genuine and made us feel...

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East Earl, Pennsylvania
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed on the top floor. Large room very comfortable bed. For those who prefer something less high rise this is great. The cafe downstairs was excellent. Only downside was train noise but close to the station so can't really complain!

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Comfy ,but small room for two. Difficult with luggage in room. Location, access to transport, and service excellent. Great little café, good wholesome breakfast menu. All staff very friendly and most helpful and obliging in all matters.

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Had a short stay in Melbourne. This hotel was really convenient to attractions and transport. The cafe is delicious. Staff were very friendly and the room, although small (we had a Shoebox), was clean and perfect for our stay.

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Ballarat
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Highly recommend this hotel. Excellent value for money, and couldn't get a better location in CBD. Small rooms but very clean and staff very accommodating. We have stayed many times before and will again.

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Hi Honeybear80, Thanks for choosing to stay with us again and for your amazing review! We look forward to your next visit. Warmest regards Team@Pensione

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is very well situated in Melbourne, near to Southern Cross Station and the waterfront. The downstairs reception area is well appointed and welcoming, and the staff on reception very friendly and helpful. My room was a bit bigger than expected, which was good, but a little quirky in the way things are done. I had to move the...

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Hi EG27, Thank you for staying and for your review! Its always interesting to hear what impacts our guests and the things they notice about their room. We appreciate your comments and agree with you 100%. Thanks for the recommendation. Warmest regards Team@Pensione

Coles Bay, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

sweet access, close amenities, uniquely different in it's style and approach, since my last visit (based on city access outside of business hours) a delightful little redesign of an original Spencer Street building, corridors are very entertaining too, close to Southern Cross transport hub, trams outside the door and great 24hr $1 espresso at 7/11 on the corner

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Hi Bodhiimages, We are rapt to hear you had a cool stay with us in Melbourne! Thank you for sharing what uniquely appealed to you the hotel and your experience. We hope to welcome you back again soon! Warmest regards Team@Pensione

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This hotel is Good value close to southern cross station for early morning flight jump on the sky bus much ch eager than hotels at the airport! You are close to all restaurants and city attractions. I highly recommend fir sleeping over night to catch the sky bus!

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Hi Heather, Indeed we are very lucky with our location so close to transport and restaurants. Thanks for the high recommendation. See you next time! Team@Pensione

Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a great hotel! We stayed in shoebox room, which we knew would be small, and it was. However the room layout was smart maximising storage space and layout, smaller bathroom but spacious shower. It didn't feel small and was very comfortable. Room was always made up each day and always very clean. Not much noise from neighbouring units...

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Daniel_Allia_AM, General Manager at Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels, responded to this review

Thanks Matt and Mylo, We are totally stoked you both had a wonderful stay, and that you have shared what you liked! Thanks for your shout out regarding our coffee. We work with Rosso Roasters here in Melbourne and we ensure our team a trained properly as we know how important a good cup of coffee is. We look forward...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Modelled on the original European pensione hotels, the Pensione Hotel Melbourne combines original turn of the century building features with modern design and soft tones, creating a warm and inviting atmosphere.Set behind a beautiful Heritage-listed façade, the Pensione Hotel offers boutique interiors, breathtaking hospitality and incomparable value for money.Featuring all the desired hotel amenities, with warm and inviting staff that have a great knowledge of the local area, the Pensione is perfectly suited as a base to explore Melbourne. ... more   less 

Additional Information about Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

Address: 16 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $96 - $230 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels 3.5*
Number of rooms: 114
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Pensione Hotel Melbourne - By 8 Melbourne
Pensione Boutique Hotel Melbourne
Pensione Hotel Melbourne - By 8Hotels Victoria
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#6 Best Value Hotel in Melbourne
#18 Business Hotel in Melbourne
#39 Family Hotel in Melbourne
#45 Romantic Hotel in Melbourne
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“Rooms that look into the inner courtyards are very quiet”
EG27, 25 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Town location so neither room we stayed in had a good view but we were out all the time so didn't really matter”
Lesley8487, 17 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Best for single travelers, the twin or double rooms are very small.”
PravinDarjeeling, 16 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you spend a lot of time in the room it may pay to upgrade. If you know that you want to stay in Melbourne shop early and watch prices.”
donw336, 13 Apr 2017 | Read review
“We had two trio rooms, on the first floor and both were quiet.”
va-parker, 7 Feb 2017 | Read review
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