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Traralgon, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Close to Southern Cross Railway Station, with a restaurant, bottle shop and convenience store right beside it, some cheap eateries just around the corner from it in Collins St, we really enjoyed our stay over night here. I was pleasantly surprised at the size of the rooms and really happy with the blinds which kept out any light. I wish...

Thank justjans
Warrnambool, Australia
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

My daughter and i stayed at the great southern for one night after a concert at edihad stadium. Easy walk to southern cross railway station and edihad stadium. Trams run just outside the door too, so easy access to the cbd. The room was a nice size, wifi good and much cheaper than was advertised on their website. The bed...

1Thank wereonholidays
Phnom Penh, Cambodia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

This hotel is really good if you need a cheap place to stay in the city. We came in from long flights and shuttle is walking distance to the hotel. The trams and trains are also very close and late night snacks are available just along the street. The hotel itself is very comfortable and the balcony rooms are in...

1Thank TheNurse00
Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There was a bad (sewer like) smell coming from out toilet, and there was not enough drainage/angle in the shower floor, and the shower door did not go to the floor, so the water from the shower, went over the bathroom floor.

Thank Gunnahavfun
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

The hotel met expectations. Clean, good location and nearby carpark. The only letdown was the WiFi. The phone signal (Vodafone) is very poor in the room so i needed to use the hotels wifi. The first night it worked fine but after buying more on the second night, i was unable to connect. I approached reception, explaixned and asked for...

Thank KevinDalziel
Reviewed 16 March 2017

right in the town center close to everything.amazing breakfast buffet !! everyone is friendly and willing to go the extra mile. rooms are spacious and well designed. definitely get your moneys worth..

Thank Amber K
Reviewed 14 March 2017

Top position , punt kick from Southern Cross Station, walk to the Crown Casino, free tram around the city .. Very clean rooms serviced daily.. Tip - Good supermarket and fast food outlets at Southern Cross Station. Walk to Dominos Pizza and good Kabab shop nearby in Flinders Street.

1Thank cpywell
Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

4 friends, 1 family room. More than enough space to spread out & be comfortable during our 2 night stay. Welcoming staff, happy to send up some extra bedding. Quick walk to the Crown Complex & Southbank. Easy access to trams into the city centre. Perfect location if you are arriving via Southern Cross Station, a very easy walk with...

Thank KylieJ17
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Hotel is placed in a great location and very close to Eithad stadium (the reason i chose to stay there). they have a variety of rooms to select and i chose the standard spencer room, lovely room, clean and spacious, they even have USB points next to the bed easy to plug in your device for charging, great idea. had...

Thank Nikomia
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

This hotel is perfect for a city centre location but is very tired. The rooms are noisy and basic, but clean. The reception staff were helpful but not overly friendly. My biggest gripe was the $2 charge per bag to store the luggage, as we were there before we could check in. Not a massive fee in the scheme of...

Thank Steve L

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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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Enterprize Hotel Melbourne
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#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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