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Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 12 October 2015 via mobile

We checked in, organised parking....no problems. There was road construction...jackhammring until 930/10. Some sort of front end loader reversing what seemed like around the world, between 230 and 4am...oh then the jackhammering started again at 4am. Really! We did ring and spoke with the front desk....should have pushed further for another room. Anyway, the room was clean, bed comfortable and...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 October 2015 via mobile

I visited Melbourne last week for the AFL GF weekend. We stayed at the Great Southern on Spencer St. I found the staff to be rude and not very helpful. The plumbing in our bathroom needs some urgent attention when you turn the tap on matter from previous uses floats up into the sink. Overall i was very disappointed.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
Reviewed 5 October 2015

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Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

I have read some of the reviews and find it astonishing that people have rated this any higher than 1 star, this place charged me $25 for parking then sent me next door to park where it was advertised for $16 dollars for parking? I was charged $600 for a 3 day stay in a room that had more holes...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 4 October 2015 via mobile

Yes it was grand final weekend but $300 a night for a very basic room - that's just rude! The layout and decor gives you the feeling of being a jail inmate, torn carpet on the stairs, and dirty lifts make it hard to justify even half that rate and half the rating! I've stayed in better 2 star hotels...

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Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

Stayed for the footy final weekend. Room was pretty basic, dirty walls. Didnt feel comfortable. People serving at front desk are rude, didnt even say hello or welcome or hope you enjoyed your stay. Only good part is the restaurant downstairs, had amazing cheap food!

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1Thank Amy T
Sydney Olympic Park, Australia
Reviewed 3 October 2015 via mobile

My family stayed in the hotel for four days from 23 Sept to 26 Sept 15. I booked it through a hotel booking website, when we arrived, all staff were friendly and helpful, quickly and checked in for us at 11am, official check in time is 2pm. We went up our room, it is a family room. Two King size...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 September 2015

I was very unimpressed with this hotel and the staff. Room was terrible - very small and as mentioned in other reviews, a wall of frosted glass between the bedroom and the bathroom does not allow for much privacy! I actually thought the layout was similar to a jail - no daylight and very claustrophobic. The place was not very...

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1Thank Julie C
Napier, New Zealand
Reviewed 28 September 2015

My review title is probably the best words I have for this hotel. Our stay was for 7 nights, prepaid before leaving New Zealand, otherwise, we would have sought other accommodation. A box room, no window except in the door, so lights had to be on all the time, no bedside light, tv mounted on the wall that really made...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 21 September 2015

Room on 4th floor accessed by lift and then had to get luggage up 4 or 5 stairs. Booked room with 2 single beds, but room had a queen size. Could not find an information booklet in the room so did not know how to contact reception. Next morning when I turned on the tv I discovered they had their...

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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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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: $82 - $299 (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
Hotel Style:
#104 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“If you are a smoker get a balcony room as they have ashtrays right outside each room on every floor.”
 of 5 bubbles TheNurse00, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Very small, but comfy bed”
 of 5 bubbles Greylene, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a Spencer Room”
 of 5 bubbles 236dannyg, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room away from the street”
 of 5 bubbles chrislV305VR, 6 Mar 2017 | Read review
“make sure you have a room in the main wing & not in the back building”
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