Get an overview of this hotel3.5-star Melbourne hotel in Melbourne Central Business District, walk to Melbourne Aquarium


Located in Melbourne Central Business District, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Melbourne Aquarium and Etihad Stadium. Eureka Tower and Bourke Street Mall are also within 1 mi (2 km).

Hotel Features

This hotel features a restaurant, a bar/lounge, and a coffee shop/café. WiFi in public areas is free. Other amenities include a rooftop terrace, self parking, and concierge services.

Room Amenities

All 114 rooms provide conveniences like refrigerators and coffee makers, plus free WiFi and plasma TVs. Guests will also find room service, hair dryers, and showers.

Hotel Amenities

Hotel Amenities

Dining options at the hotel include a restaurant and a coffee shop/café. A bar/lounge is on site where guests can unwind with a drink. High-speed wireless Internet access is complimentary. This Melbourne hotel also offers a rooftop terrace, a library, and tour/ticket assistance. Onsite parking is available (surcharge).

Pensione Hotel Melbourne has designated areas for smoking.

  • 24-hour front desk 
  • Total number of rooms - 114 
  • Number of floors - 5 
  • Bar/lounge 
  • Breakfast available (surcharge) 
  • Coffee shop or café 
  • Free newspapers in lobby 
  • Concierge services 
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service 
  • Elevator/lift 
  • Designated smoking areas 
  • Tours/ticket assistance 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Laundry facilities 
  • Library 
  • Rooftop terrace 
  • Luggage storage 
  • Restaurant 
  • Safe-deposit box at front desk 
  • Self parking (surcharge) 
  • Offsite parking reservations required 
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1 
  • Television in common areas 
  • Use of nearby fitness center (discount) 

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family Hotel  
  • Free Wi-Fi  
  • Laundry facilities  
  • Refrigerator  


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge), Offsite parking reservations required

Room Amenities

  • Premium TV channels 
  • In-room climate control (air conditioning) 
  • Air conditioning 
  • Refrigerator 
  • Coffee/tea maker 
  • Daily housekeeping 
  • Private bathroom 
  • Free toiletries 
  • Hair dryer 
  • Shower only 
  • Room service 
  • Iron/ironing board 
  • Desk 
  • Free WiFi 
  • Plasma TV 
  • Cribs/infant beds (surcharge) 

Where to Eat

Cooked-to-order breakfasts are available for a surcharge and are served each morning between 7 AM and 10:30 AM.

Pensione Cafe - This cafe specializes in local cuisine and serves breakfast and dinner. Guests can enjoy drinks at the bar.

Room service is available.


Start your morning with a cooked-to-order breakfast, available each day from 7 AM to 10:30 AM for a surcharge. You can order a meal from room service.

Nearby Things to Do

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Bicycle rentals nearby 


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please note them at check-out when you book your room.

  • Accessible bathroom 
  • In-room accessibility 

Hotel Policies


Check-in time starts at 3 PM


Check-out time is 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Up to 3 children 1 years old and younger stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are available for AUD 10 per night.


  • Pets allowed for an extra charge of AUD 30 per pet, per night

You need to know

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy.

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.

No rollaway/extra beds available

Parking height restrictions apply


Optional extras

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.
  • Fee for cooked-to-order breakfast: AUD 15 for adults and AUD 15 for children (approximately)
  • Self parking fee: AUD 35.00 per day (in/out privileges)
  • Pet fee: AUD 30 per pet, per night
  • Crib (infant bed) fee: AUD 10 per night
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge
The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

Hotel Name

  • Hotel Pensione
  • Hotel Pensione Melbourne
  • Melbourne Hotel Pensione
  • Melbourne Pensione
  • Melbourne Pensione Hotel
  • Pensione Hotel
  • Pensione Hotel Melbourne
  • Pensione Melbourne
  • Pensione Melbourne Hotel
  • Pensione Hotel Melbourne - By 8 Melbourne
  • Pensione Boutique Hotel Melbourne

We should mention

Up to 3 children 1 years old and younger stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding.

Pensione Hotel Melbourne ratings based on 603 Verified Reviews

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3.9 out of 5
91% of guests recommend
4.2 Room cleanliness
4.3 Service & staff
3.7 Room comfort
3.8 Hotel condition
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Great hotel close to Southern Cross Station

4 out of 5
by from Wellington, New Zealand
Posted Feb 13, 2017
Pros: Clean, tidy, comfortable bed, free wifi
Cons: Bathroom size
Location: Close to trams and Southern Cross Train Station (access to Sky Bus), short walk to shopping and Bourke Street
This is a regular hotel for me and I stayed here recently for 2 nights in a Shoebox room. Clean room, comfortable bed and all the basic amenities you need. Bathrooms are a little small but that is to be expected in a room of this type. Shoebox room perfectly suitable for short stays.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 15, 2017 by Team@Pensione
Thanks for your review Vinny, perhaps we can tempt you with a different room type next time! Warmest regards
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Nice hotel and close to CBD

4 out of 5
by from Bendigo AUS
Posted Feb 12, 2017
I love this hotel close to the city and the way the staff is so friendly to clients.
Comment from Hotel Management
Feb 14, 2017 by Team@Pensione
Cheers Scott, lovely to have you stay with us.
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We will be back!

5 out of 5
Posted Jan 23, 2017
Pros: Our room was perfect for us and every single member of the staff was so happy to help. Lovely!
Location: In the CBD. Walking distance to trains and trams and services. Melbourne's an awesome city to explore-- so much on offer!
This is a gem of a hotel! Great location, near train station, trams, and all the grocery/wine/sundry stores you might need. Staff were kind, helpful, and always cheerful and happy to help. Room was just as described (we took the one that had a small kitchen and that meant great savings on meals). That said, there's a cafe/bar off the lobby where easy latte's, breakfasts, or bar meals are available. Most of all, I have to say that the staff were the best we've experienced, at any class hotel, ever. Every single one of them were really happy to help with whatever we needed. Awesome folks! Thanks for making our Melbourne stay so awesome!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 27, 2017 by Team@Pensione
Hi Traveller, What a humbling review to read, thanks a million! We love what we do, and its so lovely to hear that it makes a difference. We look forward to your next stay! Until then, all the best!
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4 out of 5
Posted Jan 23, 2017
AOテニスの為にこのホテルに宿泊しました。 レセプションに頼めばチケットをプリントしてくれるし、毎日レセプション付近にスケジュール表が置いてある。 ホテルから徒歩1分の所にテニス会場に向かうトラム駅がある。 部屋が乾燥していて寒かった。
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Jan 27, 2017 by Team@Pensione
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4 out of 5
by from sydney
Posted Jan 22, 2017
Very convenient location near tram stop and seven eleven and southern cross station. Bathroom a little small and cramped. Very clean room, , comfortable and very helpful and friendly staff
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 27, 2017 by Team@Pensione
Thanks Keith, we look forward to welcoming you back in the future!
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Great hotel close to transport links & city sights

4 out of 5
by from cornwall uk
Posted Jan 14, 2017
Lovely clean hotel with incredibly friendly staff! Located on Spencer Street you're close by to all the great sights which are a short 20min walk - close to lots of delicious bars and restaurants too! Shower doors are a little snug!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 15, 2017 by Team@Pensione
Thank you Vicki, we are delighted to hear you were impressed with the hotels location and convenience. Hopefully we see you again in the future! Warmest
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good location

4 out of 5
by from singapore
Posted Jan 1, 2017
Pros: good location, friendly staff
Cons: toilet basin can be bigger!
hotel located near all the public transport, have friendlyand helpful front desk staff. Easily to get food nearby, casino can be reach by walking distance!
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 6, 2017 by Team@Pensione
Dear Guest, Thank you for your wonderful review and constructive feedback. We cant wait to have you back! Warm regards,
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Heart of the CBD. Close to Suthorn Cross Station.

3 out of 5
Posted Jan 1, 2017
Room is okay. However very minimums amenity in the room. Staff is excellent and friendly.
Comment from Hotel Management
Jan 5, 2017 by Team@Pensione
Dear guest, Thank you for your review and constructive feedback. We hope to welcome you back in the near future. Warm regards,
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Handy to station

3 out of 5
Posted Dec 28, 2016
About the only thing I could say nice about the hotel. The beds were he smallest I have ever slept in. My feet were hanging over the edges. The bathroom must have been the smallest I have ever seen. Could not swing a cat in there.
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 31, 2016 by Team@Pensione
Dear Traveler, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We are sorry that the room size you booked wasn't suited to your needs. Just so you are aware, we have a 24 hour reception and seven different room types, so on your next stay dont hesitate to discuss with us as we can certainly get you into a room category more suited to your preferences. We wish you a happy new years. Warm regards,
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Melbourn stay

5 out of 5
Posted Dec 15, 2016
Great hotel easy access to rail and bus station, stopping there on way back from our trip before we fly back to UK , will highly recommend for a stay . David Reid
Comment from Hotel Management
Dec 16, 2016 by Team@Pensione
Dear David, Thanks for your great review. We are glad your experience was convenient for your needs. We hope to see you on your next flythrough visit :) Warm regards
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