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Yarra Valley, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This seems to be an old building that has been thoroughly renovated. My room was very compact and functional..I liked that it had windows out onto a small (shabby) courtyard: no claustrophobia! Bathroom very modern, clean; bed comfortable. I also liked that there was no tacky art on bedroom walls. Such a convenient location: a stone's throw from Southern Cross...

Thank Christine W
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

We found front desk staff polite smartly dressed and very helpful. Room was clean roomy and functional. Bathroom was spacious with only down side the shower was over the bath. Disappointed at this time in life you have to pay for wifi. Even in third world hotels there is free wifi. Overall it was good value for money and clean

Thank Graeme H
Alexandria, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Stayed here for two nights in March, very impressed with the hotel for only about 100AUD a night, Spacious room, well furnished, bathroom adequate. Location is handy for Southern Cross and Flinders Street stations, just a short walk to the casino and to the river. Our room was to the side of the hotel, but there was a lot of...

Thank Richard E
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Fantastic location just across Southern cross station and ten minute walk from the city centre . Room was nice and clean with everything that you might need. The cons were that wifi was not for free,had to three dollars per day and also the pipes in the bathroom were very noisy at night. Another handicap was that it was not...

Thank Alicia S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stay here Easter weekend with wife gave two single beds not a double showers were freezing said that there was maintenance being done on the hot water why over Easter weekend what a load of crap so don't stay here not very good value and front desk attendant was rude when complained about shower

Thank Steven I
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is not a hotel I would normally stay at, but I booked this hotel at the last minute to cater for a long layover in Melbourne. While it was one of cheapest options (excluding hostels), after experiencing the room I would say it was still very overpriced. The room was small, with no windows, and felt prison like after...

Thank Cassandra W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The hotel is clean and convenient and check in quick and friendly. There are a couple of different standards of room but all are quite good and spotlessly clean. It's a short walk to the city shops and you can also use the city tram di free to the inner city attractions including the many lovely theatres Melbourne is famous...

Thank geoff c
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This hotel was not my choice but booked for me for a family event. the front desk was very good and helpful and the rooms on checkin were clean but thats it. check out 10 am way to early and took 50 dollar deposit for what i do not know as no mini bar. room was not cleaned and for...

Thank niffy61
Kamloops, Canada
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I booked this hotel because of its location and cost. Its within walking distance to the free trams, trains, and the drop off / pick up location for the airport bus. The room was super nice and came with a fridge. There is a grocery store nearby where we could buy food rather than eat at restaurants...

Thank JodoKast1221
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Location is prime, just minutes away from Southern Cross Station which houses Skybus, the bus service you would take from the airport to the city. It is also located within the city Free tram zone. So if you are spending most of your time in the city you can technically travel all day free on the trams in the Free...

Thank EstherW15

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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: $84 - $189 (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:
#106 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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“My room was very quiet, back from Spencer Street.”
christinewA9864BR, 22 Apr 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a room with windows to avoid the prison feeling”
724cassandraw, 10 Apr 2017 | Read review
“If you are a smoker get a balcony room as they have ashtrays right outside each room on every floor.”
TheNurse00, 20 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Very small, but comfy bed”
Gunnahavfun, 19 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Go for a Spencer Room”
236dannyg, 7 Mar 2017 | Read review
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