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Geelong, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Located a skip from Melbourne's Southern Cross on Spencer street you can't go wrong for an outing in the CBD. The facilities were basic, but clean. I don't think you can ask for much more for a very reasonable price point. Was very busy on a Saturday night when I stayed so a bit of a delay at check in....

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London, United Kingdom
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Less than a minute walk from Melbourne's Southern Cross rail station, we stayed there for 2 nights, the size of bedroom as 'small' described by one of booking sites was actually adequate. An incident occured - we were without the hot water supply for the shower however the hotel was very helpful by providung us the complimentary breakfast and arranged...

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Kangaroo Island, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I find this hard to believe this is a 4 star hotel. The first annoyance was the fact they had run out of guest parking spaces so we had to use the parking garage down the street at $25, absurd!! we also had to cart our bags all the way up the street from car park to the hotel?!? The...

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LUXEMBOURG
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We took our two grandsons (8 and 4) to Melbourne for a night. As we were returning to Adelaide by train we stayed at The Great Southern Hotel as it was across the road from the Southern Cross Terminal. The room was a 4 bed family room and was wonderful- it was large and roomy, with a fridge, TV, air...

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Reviewed 1 week ago NEWvia mobile

I was really worried after all the bad reviews on TripAdvisor but the price was too good so I've booked. Honestly was good, I really loved that they changed every day the bath towels and fixed the bed which I didn't really expect. The room was not fantastic but pretty clean (and the toilet too!!) , the reception was great....

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Clifton Beach
Reviewed 1 week ago

We were inMelbourne for just one night, The Great Southern Hotel is a very convenient hotel for a one night stay. Unfortunately we arrived in the middle of a BombScare in the area & the hotel was blocked off & not accessible. We arrived via theback entrance the staff member on duty was very helpful & reassuring, stored our luggage,...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I stayed here a few years ago, and it is good to see two things: 1. the rooms have been upgraded and there is a nice feel to the place. 2. The prices are still pretty good for a central location. That said, the rooms facing Spencer Street are still noisy, with only a cheap grade of glass being used...

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I had booked this online through Hotels.com, the kids and I arrived to be told that on top of our booking fee we needed an to pay an extra $75 up front for a key deposit and parking fees, which I did not have available until the next day. My many attempts to reason with the manager and staff at...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was in Melbourne for just one night, for a wedding and had to catch the skybus at 4am the next morning so wanted a hotel near Southern Cross Station. The Great Southern was the best value in the area. The rooms were clean and tidy, the check in efficient. My room was ready early which was handy. The location...

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Moama, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

My rooms have been on the 5th & 6th floors of the more modern part of this place in Spencer Street just walking distance from the train station. The cleanliness and bar fridge access are excellent and well kept.

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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: ₹ 3,823 - ₹ 10,035 (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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“Avoid the rooms facing the prison looking stairwell.”
 of 5 bubbles Jodes_R, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a rear room”
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“ask for a room not facing the street (unless you are a good sleeper and want to have a bit of a view of the street life)”
 of 5 bubbles craig944, 5 Jan 2017 | Read review
“A more modern room is the best, the front rooms get road noise but are very good.”
 of 5 bubbles paw100550, 4 Jan 2017 | Read review
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