We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Great Southern Hotel

Hotels.comUS$57*
View Deal
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
1 room 2 adults 0 children
Lock in the lowest price from our partners
View Deal
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 8 more sites!
Professional photos
The Great Southern Hotel
View Map
{"widget":{"name":"ibex_photo_carousel","template":"ibex_photo_carousel__widget","dust":{"nav_controls":"ibex_photo_carousel__nav_controls"},"moduleList":["handlers"],"divClasses":"prw_rup prw_ibex_photo_carousel","js":{"handlers":"(ta.prwidgets.getjs(this,'handlers'))"}},"scriptFlags":null,"containerClass":null}
Add Photo Write a Review

571 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Language
  • More
There are newer reviews for The Great Southern Hotel
See the most recent reviews
Showing 531: English reviews
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...

 Report
Helpful?
1Thank Vanessa A
Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great location near footy good restaurants, comfy bed !! Only downside was parking as they were full we had to pay $50 for next door parking !!! Left some clothes behind they kept until we could pick up !!!

 Report
Helpful?
Thank nataliecurley2017
Yarra Valley, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This seems to be an old building that has been thoroughly renovated. My room was very compact and functional..I liked that it had windows out onto a small (shabby) courtyard: no claustrophobia! Bathroom very modern, clean; bed comfortable. I also liked that there was no tacky art on bedroom walls. Such a convenient location: a stone's throw from Southern Cross...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Christine W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We found front desk staff polite smartly dressed and very helpful. Room was clean roomy and functional. Bathroom was spacious with only down side the shower was over the bath. Disappointed at this time in life you have to pay for wifi. Even in third world hotels there is free wifi. Overall it was good value for money and clean

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Graeme H
Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for two nights in March, very impressed with the hotel for only about 100AUD a night, Spacious room, well furnished, bathroom adequate. Location is handy for Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations, just a short walk to the casino and to the river. Our room was to the side of the hotel, but there was a lot of...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Richard E
Reviewed 16 April 2017 via mobile

Fantastic location just across Southern cross station and ten minute walk from the city centre . Room was nice and clean with everything that you might need. The cons were that wifi was not for free,had to three dollars per day and also the pipes in the bathroom were very noisy at night. Another handicap was that it was not...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

Stay here Easter weekend with wife gave two single beds not a double showers were freezing said that there was maintenance being done on the hot water why over Easter weekend what a load of crap so don't stay here not very good value and front desk attendant was rude when complained about shower

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Steven I
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 10 April 2017

This is not a hotel I would normally stay at, but I booked this hotel at the last minute to cater for a long layover in Melbourne. While it was one of cheapest options (excluding hostels), after experiencing the room I would say it was still very overpriced. The room was small, with no windows, and felt prison like after...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank Cassandra W
toowoomba
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

The hotel is clean and convenient and check in quick and friendly. There are a couple of different standards of room but all are quite good and spotlessly clean. It's a short walk to the city shops and you can also use the city tram di free to the inner city attractions including the many lovely theatres Melbourne is famous...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank geoff c
Thailand
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

This hotel was not my choice but booked for me for a family event. the front desk was very good and helpful and the rooms on checkin were clean but thats it. check out 10 am way to early and took 50 dollar deposit for what i do not know as no mini bar. room was not cleaned and for...

 Report
Helpful?
Thank niffy61

188 photos of this hotel

Traveller photos: See what travellers like you saw

Viewed
All Traveller Photos (176)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (18)
Viewed
View from Room (4)
Viewed
Room/Suite (40)
Viewed
Bathroom (17)
Viewed
Dining (1)
Viewed
Other (96)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All Management Photos (12)
Viewed
Hotel & Grounds (5)
Viewed
Room/Suite (3)
Viewed
Dining (2)
Viewed
Other (2)
04/06/2017 05/06/2017
Hotels you might also like...
Travellers also viewed these Melbourne hotels
Central Business District
Pensione Hotel Melbourne - by 8Hotels
Central Business District
ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
ibis Styles Kingsgate Hotel
#134 of 159 in Melbourne
1,313 reviews
Central Business District
Quality Hotel Batman's Hill on Collins
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices
Central Business District
Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
Ibis Budget Melbourne CBD
#111 of 159 in Melbourne
1,134 reviews
Central Business District
Atlantis Hotel
Atlantis Hotel
#94 of 159 in Melbourne
1,803 reviews
Central Business District
Hotel Sophia
Hotel Sophia
#147 of 159 in Melbourne
594 reviews
Show Prices
Show Prices
Show Prices

Staying in Central Business District

Neighbourhood Profile
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.
Explore this neighbourhood

Amenities

Highlights
  • Restaurant
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Restaurant
Room types
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
Services
  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Laundry Service
  • Multilingual Staff
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 - $200 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 256
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Expedia, Hotels.com, Booking.com, Hotwire, Agoda, Cancelon, Cheap Tickets, getaroom.com, Priceline, TripOnline SA and HotelQuickly so you can book your The Great Southern Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travellers each month to find the perfect hotel for both holiday and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Enterprize Hotel Melbourne
Hotel Style:
#108 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.
Claim Your Listing

Questions & Answers

Here's what travellers have asked, with answers from The Great Southern Hotel staff and other travellers.
17 questions
Ask a question

See all questions (17)

Questions? Get answers from The Great Southern Hotel staff and past guests.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Can tickets for local attractions be purchased at the front desk?
  • Do you have to pay extra for a mini-fridge?
  • At what time does the pool open each day?

See which rooms travellers prefer

“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”
  • Inside
  • The courtyard...
L32TIvanessaa, 1 May 2017 | Read review
“My room was very quiet, back from Spencer Street.”
christinewA9864BR, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with windows to avoid the prison feeling”
724cassandraw, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
5 of 5
Hotels.com
US$57* /night
View Deal
Booking.comUS$59
Agoda.comUS$58
Hotwire.comUS$57
View all 9 deals
*Disclaimer
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Change dates