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

The grand Pensione Hotel Melbourne comprises inviting rooms and gives a quick access to Flagstaff Gardens, which is 1150 meters away. Remodeled in 2012, the property features traditional architecture.

Located in a tourist area with a stadium, restaurants and casinos, guests will see why Pensione Hotel Melbourne is admired by many tourists. A train station as well as Flagstaff subway station are not far from the hotel.

Convention centers, exhibition centers and trade fairs are short distance from the premises.

Offering easy access to a mall, boutiques and fairgrounds, the property is 150 meters away from Market St / Flinders St tram stop and 700 meters away from Flinders Street train station. Pensione Hotel Melbourne is located within 20 km from Essendon airport.

Rooms

At Pensione Hotel Melbourne, guests are offered rooms with television, a minibar, wireless internet, a personal computer and a dressing area. The guestrooms look out on the courtyard. They also comprise en suite bathrooms appointed with complimentary toiletries, a shower and a hairdryer.

Eat & Drink

Every day a delicious breakfast is served in the dining room. Guests can relax in the café bar serving refreshing drinks. RAB (Railway Administrative Building) serves Mediterranean and Asian dishes and lies just 5 minutes walk from the property.

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

Services

Offering car rental services, Pensione Hotel Melbourne induces guests to explore the area.

Relax

Babysitting and cribs for children are provided at Pensione Hotel Melbourne. Active travelers will appreciate a fitness centre and a gym available 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
  • Mini-bar
  • 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
  • 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
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 Room
Twin Room
Courtyard view
  • Room size:

    12 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    4 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Single bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Heating
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Wi-Fi
  • In-room safe
  • Individual air conditioning
  • Pets allowed
  • Terrace
  • 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:

Standard|Standard Triple Pensione Trio

Pensione Hotel Melbourne photos Exterior Hotel information
Rooftop Apartment
  • Room size:

    18 m²

  • Max occupancy:

    3 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • 24-hour room service
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Toilet
  • Bedding:Down/feather pillows
  • Down comforter
  • Dining:Refrigerator
  • Media:Radio
Room Description:

NON-REFUNDABLE ROOFTOP APARTMENT

Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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Room Description:

Apartment|APARTMENT STANDARD

Superior Rooftop Apartment
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed, 1 Single bed

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

Apartment|Superior Apartment Rooftop

Cosy Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    1 Double bed

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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

Private First Floor Room
Courtyard view
  • Max occupancy:

    1 person

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Room Description:

Located on the ground floor, these newly refurbished rooms boast a private courtyard, stunning décor with MicroCloud and rainwater feature showers. Featuring a Flat screen TV with Foxtel, FREE WIFI and are PET FRIENDLY! AMENITIES Outdoor Setting Television Heating Daily Room Service Iron/Ironing board Desk Alarm Clock Air conditioned Telephone Tea/Coffee Making

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

  • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc.1.6 km
    22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
  • Wonderland Fun Park1.9 km
    120 Pearl River Rd, Melbourne
  • Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne2.2 km
    Birdwood Ave, Melbourne
  • Parliament House of Victoria1.9 km
    Spring Street, Melbourne
  • King's Domain Gardens2.0 km
    Between St. Kilda and Domain Rds., Melbourne

Near the hotel

  • Melbourne Aquarium260 m
    Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
  • Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story350 m
    2A Clarendon Street, Melbourne
  • Immigration Museum490 m
    Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image750 m
    Flinders Street, Melbourne
  • Victoria Police Museum240 m
    World Trade Centre, Melbourne
  • St. Augustine Church410 m
    631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
  • Galactic Circus520 m
    Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

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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Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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Cities nearby
  • 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
  • Abbotsford hotels - 6 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 266 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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