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

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

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, set close to the beach front. Featuring European architecture, Pensione Hotel Melbourne was renovated in 2012.

It provides a convenient location within easy reach of Federation Square, that is 1200 meters away. A train station as well as Flagstaff subway station are not far from the hotel.

The venue is a short walk to fairgrounds, a mall and boutiques.

Flinders Street train station is nearby. Due to its location 20 km from Essendon airport, it will take about 25 minutes' drive to get there.

Rooms

Guests are offered inviting guestrooms featuring satellite television, climate control, high-speed internet, a mini-refrigerator and a personal computer along with fresh décor. Some rooms at Pensione Hotel Melbourne have a view over the courtyard. The rooms come with en suite bathrooms featuring a shower, a hairdryer and complimentary toiletries.

Eat & Drink

Residents can have breakfast in the bar. Guests can unwind in the La Pesche Cafe And bar with a favourite drink. Offering Mediterranean and Australian dishes, RAB (Railway Administrative Building) is a 5-minute walk away.

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

Services

The hotel offers a designated smoking area, an elevator and a luggage storage for general needs and a business centre, a meeting room and a photocopier for corporate travelers.

Relax

On-site children facilities feature cribs and babysitting. Active guests will benefit from a gym and a fitness center available on the premises.

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
  • 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
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Paid cribs/ Baby cots (on request)

Leisure facilities

  • Sun terrace
  • Television in lobby
  • Spa & wellness center
  • Massage
  • Library

Room view

  • Courtyard view
  • Interior view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower
  • Hair dryer
  • Room toiletries

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Bedroom

  • Down comforter

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Internet television
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 3 pm FREE
Check-out until 11 am FREE

Children and extra beds

One child
0 - 2 years
Crib AUD 15
Existing bedding FREE
All children
3 years
Existing bedding FREE
There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
Maximum capacity of cribs and extra beds depends on the room you book. Please check room details before you make a reservation.

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
    3.9 km
Airports
  • Essendon (MEB)
    19.1 km
  • Tullamarine International (MEL)
    19.1 km
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    600 m
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
    60 m
  • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
    60 m
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
Twin Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Down/feather pillows
  • Down comforter
  • Dining:Mini-bar
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Flat-screen TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Wake up service
  • Computer hookup
  • Radio
Room Description:

Grab a friend and SAVE! Perfect for mates or as a second room for the kids, our Pensione Twin rooms boast a clean and fresh look, featuring two single beds with MicroCloud bedding, a Flat screen TV with Foxtel, tea and coffee making facilities and FREE WIFI! AMENITIES Cable/Satellite TV Tea/Coffee Making Telephone Hairdryer Television Heating Air conditioned Clock Radio Alarm Clock Iron/Ironing board Mini Fridge Wireless Internet

Standard Triple Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • 220 V AC
  • Computer hookup
Room Description:

TRIPLE STANDARD. ROOM ONLY. Non refundable

Rooftop Apartment
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

This apartment has a cable TV and air conditioning Please note this room cannot accommodate pets. Please note that this room is not accessible by lift. There are 21 steps to the rooftop apartment and may not be suitable for some guests.

Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Apartment|APARTMENT STANDARD

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 Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Hair dryer
  • Towels
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
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 photos Exterior Hotel information
Compact Room
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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

Features a compact en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and a plasma TV with satellite channels. Please note this room cannot accommodate pets. Rates shown are for 2 people. The room caters for a maximum of 3 adults and a maximum of 1 child but cannot exceed 3 guests in total (see Hotel Policies).

Compact Suite
  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Double bed

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Room Description:

Features a compact en suite bathroom, tea and coffee making facilities, air conditioning and a plasma TV with satellite channels. Please note this room cannot accommodate pets. The room caters for a maximum of 2 adults and a maximum of 1 child, but cannot exceed 2 guests in total (see Hotel Policies).

Pensione Hotel Melbourne Location

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What's nearby

Tourist attractions

  • Melbourne Aquarium800 m

Popular areas

  • Crown Casino400 m
  • Crown Casino400 m
  • Crown Casino Melbourne500 m
  • Southbank Promenade800 m
  • Southbank Promenade800 m

Places of interest

  • observations deck200 m
  • Rialto Tower Observation Deck200 m
  • Kangan Institute500 m
  • BP Head Office500 m
  • Deakin University500 m
  • Eureka Skydeck700 m
  • Supreme Court of Victoria700 m
  • Viva Energy Corporate Office700 m
  • Federal Court of Australia900 m
  • Victoria University1.0 km

Train stations

  • Southern Cross Station500 m
  • Southern Cross Station500 m
  • Flagstaff Train Station900 m
  • Flagstaff Train Station900 m

Convention centers

  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre400 m
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre500 m

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Eureka Tower800 m

Stadiums

  • Etihad Stadium700 m

Underground stations

  • Flagstaff Station900 m
  • Flagstaff Station900 m

Local attractions

  • Monet Secret Garden Melboune 1.5 km
    National Gallery of Melbourne
  • Old Melbourne Gaol1.7 km
    377 Russell St
  • Her Majesty's Theatre1.7 km
    219 Exhibition St., Melbourne
  • Queen Victoria Market 1.6 km
    Corner Elizabeth and Victoria Streets
  • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.1.7 km
    22 Cohen Pl

Near the hotel

  • Victoria Police Museum240 m
    World Trade Centre 637 Flinders Street
  • Immigration Museum490 m
    Corner of Flinders and William Streets 400 Flinders Street
  • Galactic Circus500 m
    Crown Entertainment Complex 8 Whiteman Street
  • Eureka Skydeck 88 850 m
    7 Riverside Qy Southbank
  • St. Augustine Church420 m
    631 Bourke St
  • Polly Woodside - Melbourne\'s Tall Ship Story470 m
    Melbourne Maritime Museum 2A Clarendon St South Wharf
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre530 m
    1 Convention Centre Pl

Restaurants nearby

  • Bertha Brown60 m

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

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

  • Grains, Melbourne70 m

    Address: 571 Flinders Lane,

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

  • Il Sole140 m

    Address: LaTrobe and Spencer

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

  • Mama Wong's Kitchen60 m

    Address: Shop 2 76-78 Flinders Street
    Phone: (03)9654 5386.

    73% likes this, based on 23 reviews
    Cuisine: Asian

  • RAB (Railway Administrative Building)80 m

    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

Hotel Awards

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  • Carlton hotels - 5 km
  • Docklands hotels - 6 km
  • Prahran hotels - 1 km
  • Richmond hotels - 4 km
  • South Yarra hotels - 1 km
  • East Melbourne hotels - 4 km
  • St Kilda hotels - 2 km
  • Southbank hotels - 3 km
  • South Melbourne hotels - 2 km
  • Hawthorn hotels - 5 km

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 264 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
    3.9 km
Airports
  • Essendon (MEB)
    19.1 km
  • Tullamarine International (MEL)
    19.1 km
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    600 m
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    1.0 km
Restaurants
  • Bertha Brown (cuisine: Australian)
    60 m
  • Mama Wong's Kitchen (cuisine: Asian)
    60 m
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

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