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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Southern Hotel is located in a central part of the Melbourne CBD - an easy walk from most landmarks and main streets. My room had all I required, nothing fancy, but nothing below average either. The only downside was my room had no natural lighting, and the hallway to the rooms resembled an old prison. However, the room...

1Thank Cushla H
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The location of this Hotel is fantastic, close to everything. Unfortunately our room was very old and run down, the air conditioning didn't work properly and the shower pressure was terrible. We would stay here again but only if we got a more modern room.

Thank Teags87
Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel suitable for a short stay, convenient located in CBD, short walk to Southern Cross Station. Rooms are adequate, clean enough although a bit more effort in that area would go a long way. Disappointed that they wanted to charge $2.00 to leave your luggage after check out - never encountered that before except at maybe a railway station?

Thank NatashaM101
Reviewed 22 January 2017 via mobile

After reading some of the reviews I was a bit worried but my experience staying at this hotel was great. I arrived at about 10:15 and asked the girl at the desk straight up if I could put my bag in their luggage room (as it states check in is at 2pm) but she checked me in straight away! My...

1Thank scoffdok
Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

A very old hotel with old carpets, old furniture, small rooms, dirty windows and in desperate need of a paint throughout. Was shocked to find two windows either side of the front door allowing guests passing by to see you sleeping however I cannot fault the staff. They were incredibly helpful and couldn't do enough when trying to find me...

Thank FmAf0512
Reviewed 20 January 2017 via mobile

After seeing some reviews I was a bit apprehensive about our stay as we have your children. But it was fine, safe and got the job done. Its not the Hilton but its reasonable for the price. We never had any issues and I'm sure if we wanted more coffee/ milk etc they would be happy to help. A lot...

Thank sustainable1
Chandler, Arizona
Reviewed 20 January 2017

VERY basic: upon exiting the elevator for our 5th floor room, we still had 1/2 a flight of stairs to reach our room (carrying luggage), no window, the bed was so close to the desk that using the chair was next to impossible, shampoo and soap the only amenities, clock had pixels missing....therefore telling time was a quesstimate! Because I...

Thank Maristhom
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Nice quiet hotel, friendly people, located oppositie southern cross station, very noisy outside, but inside not a sound. You could make your own coffee or tea, a refrigerator in the room, nice and a safe. Very neat and modern, the bed was perfect.

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Thank friedav2017
Noosa, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

This hotel is amazing value. The location is great if you arrive/ leave from Southern cross on the train or bus( from the airport). The hotel is in the free transport inner city area, making it easy to get anywhere in the inner city, and further afield. The rooms are clean and fully equipped with a fridge and tea/ coffee...

Thank cynthia r
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The hotel was great in regards to location and price. It's Location would be the best part of this hotel. We didn't experience much of the service, but then again me and my mates just stayed there to sleep. We stayed in a twin room with a 1xKing bed and 2xSingle bed. Super big room and has a lot of...

Thank jdlr122

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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: $73 - $254 (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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Enterprize Hotel Melbourne
The Great Southern Hotel Melbourne, Victoria
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#103 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“Asking about the check out time . Asking about the Air Condition Asking about the cleanes of blanket and room”
 of 5 bubbles soccerJakarta, 24 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Choose a room at the side or back, front rooms only have slit windows.”
 of 5 bubbles 992sylviaj, 18 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Rooms in the middle of the hotel were much qiueter than those fronting the streets.”
 of 5 bubbles frenchy1964, 15 Feb 2017 | Read review
“away from spencer street to avoid traffic noise”
 of 5 bubbles leea920, 10 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Maybe ask for one with natural light (if possible)”
 of 5 bubbles 476cushlah, 25 Jan 2017 | Read review
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