Pensione  3 stars

631-635 George Street | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show mapSave
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Pensione is a 3-star property only 1.6km from Sydney Opera House, Seymour Centre and Royal Botanic Gardens. Founded in 1800, the hotel underwent a complete renovation in 2009.

Nestled in the center of Sydney and a 5-minute walk from Chinatown Monorail Stop train station. State Theatre, Qantas Credit Union Arena and Chinese Garden of Friendship are 5 minutes away.

The vicinity of parks and a harbour as well as quick access to markets, boutiques and restaurants set the hotel apart.

The Capitol Square MLR Stop tram stop is situated only 150m from the hotel. Just 10 minutes from Kingsford Smith airport.


All stylish guestrooms have a minibar, a mini-refrigerator, coffee/tea making facilities, Wi-Fi and individual climate control and boast modern interior. Guests can make use of en suite bathrooms with a rain shower and a hairdryer available in all guestrooms.


Cocktails can be savored in the coffee bar.


Guests will benefit from an ironing service, maid service and a wake up service and also appreciate a designated smoking area, a vending machine and luggage storage available on-site.


Leisure facilities feature an indoor swimming pool and a cocktail lounge.


Wireless internet is available in public areas and the rate is AUD 15 per day

Guest Parking

Private hotel parking is possible at a location nearby and the rate is AUD 30 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   68.

City Center Sydney - 2700 ft
Airports Kingsford Smith (SYD) - 4.7 mi
Train Stations Museum Station - 1700 ft, Town Hall station - 2000 ft
Restaurants Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian) - 500 ft, Tetsuya's (cuisine: Seafood, Asian fusion) - 1300 ft
Parks Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1200 ft
Beaches Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 1600 ft, iVenture Card Australia - 3400 ft
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  • Parking (fee required)
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Multilingual staff
  • Concierge desk
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Front desk
  • Newspapers/magazines
  • Vending Machines
  • Tour desk
  • Designated smoking area
  • Maid Service
  • Laundry
  • Shuttle service
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Restaurant
  • Cocktail lounge
Business facilities
  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • Fax/photocopying
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
  • Wheel chair access
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini-refrigerator
  • Work desk
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Shower
  • Toilet
  • Private bathroom
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Down/feather pillows
  • Cable TV
  • Satellite TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Telephone
  • Radio
  • Internet access



from  2 pm


until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • All children under the age of 3 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • One child under the age of 2 may stay at the price of AUD 15 per person per night in a crib. 
  • Older children/adults may stay at the price of AUD 30 per person per night in an extra bed. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 
  • Maximum capacity of cribs in a room is 1. 

Pets are not allowed.

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            Pensione LocationWhat's nearby

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            • Underground stations
            • Train stations
            • Parks
            • Tourist attractions
            • Museums
            • Convention centers
            • Stadiums
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            What's nearby

            Tourist attractions
            • Sydney Town Hall
              2000 ft
            • Queen Victoria Building
              2300 ft
            Popular areas
            • Darling Harbour Sydney
              2300 ft
            • City Center
              2300 ft
            • Oxford Street Sydney
              2700 ft
            • Cockle Bay
              3000 ft
            • Taylor Square
              3000 ft
            Places of interest
            • Town Hall
              1700 ft
            • St Mary's Catholic Cathedral
              3300 ft
            Train stations
            • Museum Station
              1400 ft
            • Town Hall station
              1700 ft
            • Sydney Central Railway Station
              1700 ft
            Convention centers
            • Sydney Exhibition Centre
              1700 ft
            Shopping areas
            • Market City
              700 ft
            • Galeries Victoria
              2300 ft
            • Harbourside Shopping Centre
              3000 ft
            • Qantas Credit Union Arena
              700 ft
            • Sydney Entertainment Centre
              1700 ft
            • Powerhouse Museum
              2000 ft
            • Australian Museum
              2700 ft
            • Chinese Garden of Friendship
              1000 ft
            • Chinese Friendship Garden
              1000 ft
            • 3000 ft
            Universities, Institutes
            • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
              2300 ft
            • IMAX Theatre
              2000 ft

            Local Attractions

            • Art Gallery of NSW
              5100 ft
              Art Gallery Rd, Sydney
            • Sydney Lyric Theatre
              5000 ft
              Pirrama Rd, Sydney
            • Shark Island
              5100 ft
              Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
            • The Domain
              1.0 mi
              Art Gallery Road, Sydney
            • The National Opal Collection
              1.0 mi
              60 Pitt Street, Sydney

            Near the hotel

            • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
              600 ft
              Macquarie Street, Sydney
            • Chinese Garden of Friendship
              1200 ft
              Darling Harbour, Sydney
            • Chinatown
              1500 ft
              Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
            • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
              1600 ft
              455 George Street, Sydney
            • Powerhouse Museum
              1900 ft
              500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
            • Sydney Town Hall
              2000 ft
              483 George and Druitt Streets, Sydney
            • Great Synagogue
              2400 ft
              166 Castlereagh Street, Sydney

            Restaurants Nearby

            • Mamak

              82% likes this, based on 380 reviews
              Cuisine: Malaysian
              Price Range: USD 11 - USD 15

              500 ft
              15 Goulburn Street

              Phone: (02) 9211 1668

            • Tetsuya's

              78% likes this, based on 506 reviews
              Cuisine: Seafood, Asian fusion
              Price Range: USD 2 - USD 442

              1300 ft
              529 Kent Street

              Phone: 61 2 9267 2900

            • Longrain

              80% likes this, based on 344 reviews
              Cuisine: Thai, Asian

              1800 ft
              85 Commonwealth St.

              Phone: 02-9280-2888

            • Workshop Espresso

              89% likes this, based on 37 reviews
              Cuisine: Coffee Shop

              2100 ft
              500 George Street

              Phone: 02 9264 8836

            • Medusa Greek Taverna

              76% likes this, based on 284 reviews
              Cuisine: Greek
              Price Range: USD 20 - USD 51

              2900 ft
              2 Market Street

              Phone: 02 9267 0799

            Pensione Reviews

            Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Pensione

            Average guest rating

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            Very good
            Based on 169 reviews

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            Individual guest reviews

            • Single

              Great staff and nice hotel. Excellent location. I was very happy with my choice and would stay there again.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              the location was excellent at a very fair price....desk staff helpful and knowledgable...guest lounge and locker and kitchen facilities great

              a bit noisy

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            • Older travelers

              it was close to transport, ferry and shops.

              there was no table and chairs to sit comfortably and the tv was directly over our bed and couldn't view it.

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              the location was good. Much good food within very close walking distance.

              The a/c was central controled, thus my room was very stuffy with only the heater/fan on. The cool function had to be constantly requested from the hotel staff. No parking provided as well.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              I have no complaints at all,the staff,the location and the room was more than I had hoped for and would recommend it to my family and friends.

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              Interesting setting, central location

              Rooms are very small; lack of ventilation makes them damp and smelly

              • Average rating
            • Older travelers

              The beautiful room, great staff quietness, location

              • Average rating
            • Single

              very clean & convenient - excellent price - pleasant staff

              I was placed on the George street side of the hotel - was a little noisy - had trouble sleeping - but overall the benefits outway the negatives

              • Average rating
            • Couple

              I thought the staff and management were very good, proactive and professional in their dealings. The rooms were reasonable and value for money

              The hotel lifts are extremely slow - something needs to be done about it. Only shampoo and conditioner is supplied (most hotels also provide moisturizer) - This is worth considering. I also thought the compensation offered (50%) of the nights stay is minimal in hindsight as the event could have had severe issues - not to mention personal well-being/trauma. The effects are still being felt and we believe further compensation is required.

              • Average rating
            • Single

              The hotel was quiet and well located. Not a lot of support from cleaning staff, i.e. ran out of tissues. Morning newspaper was a bonus.

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              ... very comfortable and clean, amazingly quiet for George St, Sydney, early check in was no problem, great location for an overnight city adventure!

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              Good location and easy proximity to city activities.

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              the location is very central to tourist sites and shopping. Very clean and secure. The lockers are handy. Good Affordable accomodation. Friendly staff.

              No I was very satisfied Thankyou

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            • Single

              Location, friendly and efficient staff, relaxed atmosphere

              • Average rating
            • Family with children

              The staff

              Room - terrible - was calle a premium - I dont think so - photos did a lot of justice - cramped for 3 adults

              • Average rating
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