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Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I guess you get what you pay for? We did get a cheap deal & the bed linen was crisp clean although a tad firm. Bathroom looked like redone in fairly recent times and quite good really. Carpet needed replacing & spotty; seemed to be vacuumed clean though. Walls needed a good scrub and repainting. Overall looked somewhat "tired". Staff... More 

1 Thank Viv M
Newcastle, Australia
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Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I had the cheapest room available for a weekend in Melbourne. It was great value for money. Clean and had all the amenities you would expect. The only downside was that there was no functioning air con within the rooms (only heating). Reception advised that the hotel was all set to the one temperature (which was way too hot for... More 

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Although there was no room service (not in my package anyway) this hotel was lovely and clean with generous size rooms. The reception staff were very helpful, the cafe/restaurant was excellent too. The location was just a short walk from Southern Cross station and also close to the venue where my conference was.

2 Thank Annette F
Devonport, Australia
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A friend and I stayed at the great southern hotel for only two nights thank god. We choose this hotel as it was close to the train station which we needed to use each day. Upon entering the room we realised the bathroom was made of glass and faced straight on to the bed room... no privacy at all! Although... More 

2 Thank Lucy_Raddo207

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Can't complain about the location but room was badly in need of refurbishment. Walls in need of new paint, and very little natural light. Lights in room where then incredibly bright. Stayed on 3rd floor situated in inner part of the building and there was a bin for smokers 2 doors down so room also smelt of smoke. Charged extra... More 

1 Thank Chris D
Victoria, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Unfortunately had to do the booking less than a week before the overnight stay. Ended up in a room on the 1st floor that looks directly on to Spencer St, ran the air con all night to attempt to drown out the traffic noise. For what I paid, the quality would be questionable to say the least. I have stayed... More 

1 Thank Paul G
Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stay here a lot. It's usually a lot nicer. Dirty walls and rude customer service - not to us but someone asking for directions while we were checking in- hint girls it's pardon not WHAT, WHAT... On the positive comfy bed and great location.

2 Thank Rhi C
Brisbane Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed at The Great Southern for five nights in November this year. We found the rooms to be spacious and clean and could not fault the service. The check in / check out was hassle free and the free morning newspaper was a nice touch while the ground floor restaurant had reasonably priced meals. The location is as good... More 

1 Thank dalrance
Korumburra, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Decided to stay at the great southern hotel as it was cheap, I wasn't fussy about my accommodation. Was very surprised, newly refurbished bathroom with rainwater shower, lovely. Bed very comfortable, parking reasonably priced at $25:00 per day. Accessible to all public transport and free tram. Fantastic place to stay, would highly recommend, may not be the crown but everything... More 

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed in a Double Superior Room in the Courtyard - the room has nice decor and good use of splash back mirrors, even under the table. The bathroom was an unusual wide design but functional. The Double bed was two single beds put together though - which was a little uncomfortable if you sleep in the middle. There was an... More 

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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: ₹ 4,104 - ₹ 13,611 (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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“Preferably not 331 - others maybe be better - don't know? I guess you could ask to llok at the room before deciding? OK for 1 night”
 of 5 bubbles 864vivm, 29 Nov 2016 | Read review
“The ground floor rooms appeared to be smaller.”
 of 5 bubbles dalrance, 16 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Courtyard rooms allow smoking in the court yard - higher floors okay.”
 of 5 bubbles 598saml, 13 Nov 2016 | Read review
“I prefer the rooms facing the courtyard.”
 of 5 bubbles Lynette0310, 2 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Don't stay here unless its under $80”
 of 5 bubbles paulfam99388, 15 Oct 2016 | Read review
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