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The Great Southern Hotel

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Reviewed 2 days ago NEWvia mobile

Had a day to spare in Melbourne and needed a hotel. The service was good and the room was comfortable to put my head down for the night. If that is all you want at a good price then worth considering. Also close to Spencer Street Station which makes it convenient for bus to airport and local transport around the...

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Ashburton, New Zealand
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We have just stayed at The Great Southern for 4 nights for about our 7th time. Great location & very handy to the Southern Cross station, we arrived early & could leave our bags in storage for $2 until our rooms were ready. We stayed on the 2nd floor & the rooms were clean & tidy & the recepition staff...

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Thank Cooters2014
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This an old hotel, but it is good value, it is in Melbourne, close to Southern Cross Station, a good location for us to catch the airport bus early the next morning. The staff were very helpful. The room had a safe, fridge. iron, coffee & tea making facilities and a comfy bed. My only problem is that the room...

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Thank MitchMitch52
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I arrived mid afternoon on Sunday after a flight from Sydney. The staff at reception acted as if I had come in to annoy them rather than receiving a paying guest.The room was prepaid so there was no problem as I was able to produce a photo ID. The place looked grubby with scuffed walls and papers and dirt in...

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1Thank George N
Ringwood, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Modern, clean, comfortable. Well located to Southern Cross Station and to shopping. . Reasonable rates. Although we did not use the restaurant it looked to be clean and bright and prices on the posted menu seemed good. The front desk staff were efficient and pleasant.

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Thank Catherine584
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

There are two parts to this hotel. The original hotel and older rooms, and the (obviously) newer section. I stayed in the old part of the hotel - and it is a 3 star and nothing more. Beds were okay, bathroom good, fridge (meh - freezer didn't work). The depressing thing was the lighting was shocking. No overhead lighting whatsoever,...

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2Thank chill185
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A nice place to stay. Family room was a good size, clean, friendly staff. Floorboards squeaking are you biggest issue. Close to everything Melbourne city has to offer. Parking available around the corner.

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Thank NickyAkers
Reviewed 1 week ago

I arrived at this hotel around 11.30pm in my business attire, exhausted from a long day of meetings and travel. I'd lost my Driver's Licence two days ago so didn't have any photo ID and the Manager in charge, Glen, refused to offer me a room that I had already paid for. I told him to Google me because I...

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Thank Kristyn H
Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Only had a brief stay so i booked the cheapest room possible, I wasn't expecting a lot for $92 however I was pleasantly surprised it was basic but clean and comfortable, I have paid more money and got worse

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Thank John B
Melbourne
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A last minute booking for cheap overnight stay and you get what you pay for. Clean, basic pod-type room with functional bathroom closed off from the bed with an opaque (not soundproof) sliding glass wall. Fine for one person but if you were travelling with a partner you'd have to hope they didn't have an upset tummy! "Courtyard view" looked...

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
The Great Southern Hotel Melbourne provides the perfect location for both the tourist and business client alike, at a very affordable price, placing you within extremely close proximity to all the wonderful Melbourne attractions. This amenable Melbourne City Hotel is located minutes from the Southern Cross Station and interstate Bus and Train Terminal and a short drive from Melbourne Airport. The Great Southern Hotel comprises 2 separate sections - both dedicated to the business/leisure client featuring Family rooms; while the New Standard rooms and Classic rooms overlook a spacious courtyard - a virtual oasis in Melbourne's CBD. Situated within close proximity to the Crown Casino and Entertainment complex, Melbourne Aquarium, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Etihad Stadium and Southbank. Trams and public transport virtually at the door providing easy access to all that Melbourne has to offer. Wifi available at an additional cost. Hot buffet breakfast is available at a cost of $21 per person (served between 6:30am to 10:00am) $50 cash deposit or $50 pre-authorisation on credit card for Security Key Bond collection per room on arrival. Porter service is not available, however Luggage storage is available at a cost of $2 per bag per day. Additional administration fee applies when making payment via credit card or EFTPOS to settle incidentals during check out. Great Southern Hotel is a smoke free property with no smoking permitted in guest rooms. This Hotel does not cater to bookings of unaccompanied minors under the age of 18 years. ***Currently a lobby refurbishment is in place to March 2015. The works will not affect any rooms, but may cause some delays at check-in and checkout times. The temporary reception area will be clearly marked with signage. Noise may reach high levels between 10am and 5pm.** ... more   less 

Additional Information about The Great Southern Hotel

Address: 44 Spencer St, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Enterprize)
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $80 - $196 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 256
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Also Known As:
Enterprize Hotel Melbourne
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#108 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Stay at another hotel”
georgen631, 17 May 2017 | Read review
“In hindsight, I think I would have preferred to pay more for a room by myself, that was smaller and just nicer to be in.”
chill185, 14 May 2017 | Read review
“There are two lifts and top floors likely to be quietest”
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“My room was very quiet, back from Spencer Street.”
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“Ask for a room with windows to avoid the prison feeling”
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