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Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels

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Greater Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The property was clean but built to maximise revenue. On entering the room I noted the tidy appearance but could not open the wardrobe as it was blocked by the foot of the bed. The bathroom was very narrow in width and whilst I am a small person I had to stand side on to access the shower. too bad...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I had a very good stay. Very comfort bed and all very clean The staff were amazing and very helpful. I can't remember her name but the girl who checked me in was very helpful Very good location, 5 minutes walk from southern cross station which is were the Sky bus from the airports arrives.

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

Thank you Valdemar G, our absolute pleasure to look after you and thank you for your recommendation. Hopefully we see you again! Team@Pensione

Seoul, South Korea
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It was a great place to stay. Very close to southern cross station, tram station and major tourist attractions. Hotel was quite, clean and tidy. staff were extremely friendly. Only disappointing experience was bathrooms. they are not locking properly and i doubt anyone with extra pounds can fit in there. P.S : if there is an Armageddon, dont rely on...

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

Dear Roshan D, Many thanks for staying and for your review! We assure you that our 3 lifts are maintained in accordance to regulations of Victoria, but for the benefit of our other the readers; if you're in a hurry (perhaps in the case of an apocalypse) do feel free to use our lovely staircase :) Warmest regards Team@Pensione

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Compact clean property but great location... good food too. perfect for one person... not sure about 2! Good well priced breakfast... close to 7/11. Great staff... very helpful... wifi was pretty good too... Like being able to open door to the patio :)

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

Hi dianelP8004GZ, We are delighted you were impressed with your recent stay and made the most of your Courtyard room. We hope to welcome you back again in the near future. Team@Pensione

Penang Island, Malaysia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Everything is good for the hotel,espesially the location, very strategy and convenience. It very close to the tram station and southern cross station. The only one thing that make me felt abit dissappointed is the hotel's bathroom, it too small. By the way, except the bathroom, everything is quite good. Still can recommend to other.

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

Dear Jaclyn T, Thank you for your review. We are so pleased that you enjoyed your stay. We are sorry you found the size of the en-suite in your room not to your liking. Just so you are aware, we have seven different room types, and of those room types rooms with much larger bathrooms available. When you are looking...

Brisbane
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I liked staying here. Room was tiny as described but twin beds which are hard to find. Located so close to transport eateries tram and city... walkable. Clean as a whistle. Terrific bedlinens and comfy bed. Breakfast was a bit of a disaster... some rubbish about printer not working so waited 40 mins and couple beside me served first.... and...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

The room was small and it was expected, but very well organised. Staff were nice and the location, excellent. A breakfast included option needs to be provided in the price, and in advance and bookable before you arrive, I think they have missed a trick there, as there are many options to eat nearby, and cheaper.

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

Thank you for your review Chand_10! We do indeed offer a prepaid Boutique Breakfast rate of $12; and $20 for a full breakfast sides, coffee and Juice. Alternatively we invite guests on the day to Olivier's Cafe for Eggs cooked the way they like for $10 - A steal of a deal! We look forward to welcoming you back again...

Uppbah
Reviewed 1 week ago

Good situated close to train stations and airport buses and the city and other transport services. Close to city center and tourist attractions and shopping areas. Hotel easy accessiable, reception open 24 hrs

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

Hi 896brittaa, Many thanks for your review! We are delighted to hear you found the hotel conveniently located for your requirements. We hope to welcome you back again soon. Team@Pensione

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I would recommend this hotel for its location. Staff are friendly and helpful. Room quality is average but is good for the price you're paying. Depending on purpose of my stay in Melbourne, I would definitely consider staying here again.

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

Hi Ryan, Wonderful to hear you felt your experience represented good value for money! Thanks for your recommendation. Warmest regards Team@Pensione

Greater London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

My room was compact (i.e.quite small), but in line with what I was paying. The location is excellent, being a short walk from Southern Cross Station and part of Melbourne's Central Business District. The buffet breakfasts were plentiful and good and the hotel staff was friendly and helpful.

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

Dear MediaView, We are happy to hear your stay was worthwhile and thank you for posting your review! We look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future. Warmest regards Team@Pensione

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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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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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: £58 - £239 (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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#39 Family Hotel in Melbourne
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