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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We stayed a week at the Great Southern Hotel. It is very centrally situated, and is on the free tram routes around the city centre. The decor is a bit bland and uninspiring, but our room at the front was very comfortable and had everything we needed - en suite with large shower, comfortable large bed, fridge and tea making...

Thank sylvia j
Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Very close to everything, rooms very clean & tidy. We stay here every time we go to Melbourne, it is perfectly convenient if you are visiting Etihad Stadium, The Crown Casino or anywhere in the city. Just a short walk to Southern Cross Starion. Perfect.

Thank Kristy D
Canton Beach, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The room was very clean and tidy and had been recently upgraded. We were appreciative of the free upgrade to executive suite. It had basic tea and coffee new TV and had easy access to all the nearby attractions, Casino, Southbank restaurants and DFOS.

Thank frenchy1964
Reviewed 5 days ago NEWvia mobile

Have stayed here numerous times and reviewed three times previously as a 4. this time however our room was in dire need of some attention. Room 212. The aircon fan was so loud and rattly that we could not have it on while sleeping. The toilet appeared to have had either the top or bottom section replaced, and the two...

Thank jenpepcheeki
Reviewed 6 days ago NEWvia mobile

Close to Spencer St Station makes public transport a breeze - tram stop 50m away makes getting around melb. easy. For the first time had a old square aircon which was noisy at times. Otherwise clean - quiet room Check in/out very easy and quick Comfy bed and good hot shower

Thank Mathew C
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have stayed here 3 or 4 times over the past year and while I generally don't hold it in high regard, the budget price you pay and location is worth the average hotel. Highly recommend to not stay in one of the courtyard rooms. The walls are paper thin and you can hear every door open and every conversation happening...

Thank missycatters
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here during a last minute stop in Melbourne. The hotel was great value for the price we paid and was in a great location for exploring the city. The hotel is just a couple of blocks from Southbank and the room had everything we needed. The restaurant adjoining the hotel reception area was also great value and the food...

Thank Gemma L
Reviewed 1 week ago

Very noisy room but proximity to Southern Cross Station made me choose this hotel. Last time I was away from the street which made a huge difference. Noisy traffic during early morning is a nuisance. Staff were friendly.

Thank Lee A
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a family room this time which was spacious and much better than the tiny room I stayed in last time. However, lamps don't work properly, shower pressure was dismal, no hot water, loose tiles in the bathroom list goes on. Was disturbed at 1am with our neighbours knocking on walls, look to the phone to notify reception, no...

Thank Lauren K
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have mixed feelings about this hotel. The location is good - just across the road from the railway station and airport bus terminal. Close to trams, which are free in the centre zone and so easy access to many attractions. My room was smaller than many hotels, basic but very clean. The staff were pleasant and helpful as far...

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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: €53 - €155 (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
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#104 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“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
“Do not go for a courtyard room”
 of 5 bubbles michellejH6145OV, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
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