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Reviewed yesterday NEW

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 2 days ago NEWvia 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 2 days ago NEW

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
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is cheap and you get what you pay for.If you can afford something better I suggest you go for that. Rooms are tiny there is nothing not even a bottle of water in them and their idea of servicing is rubbish.

Thank Michelle J
Reviewed 4 days ago NEWvia mobile

Late night staff helpfull great and cheerful .day staff rude unhelpful and money grubbers rooms are new and a bit quirky u think u are in a cell block . location for train station good i don't think I will ever stay there again

Thank David W
Pomeroy, Washington
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, less than a five minute walk to Southern Cross Station. Cab stand is 30 meters away from the front door around the corner to the left. Motel itself is old and needs to be updated. An elevator is available, but the peculiar layout of the motel makes it necessary to lug your suitcases up and down a few...

1Thank whip5209
Geelong, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago 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....

1Thank Margherita_Lover
London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

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...

1Thank SmileyDes
Kangaroo Island, Australia
Reviewed 6 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...

1Thank Jodes_R
Reviewed 1 week ago

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...

1Thank ALAN B

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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: $80 - $208 (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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“Do not go for a courtyard room”
 of 5 bubbles michellejH6145OV, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't get a room on the bottom two floors if you want to use a cell phone.”
 of 5 bubbles whip5209, 16 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid the rooms facing the prison looking stairwell.”
 of 5 bubbles Jodes_R, 14 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a rear room”
 of 5 bubbles janeeugenes, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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
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