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The Great Southern Hotel

3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   44 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Enterprize)
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 3 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    2.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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191 reviews 191 reviews
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60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This hotel (even though central and close to the harbour) has a big renovation of the front desk area right now and staff seems a bit unorganized (the front desk people seem to be a bit overworked or overchallenged) when we were there. Besides that, we had booked via internet booking website and were supposed to have an SUPERIOR DOUBLE... More

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Perth, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location is excellent=the rest was extremely disappointing =we had booked a "Superior Double" Room=when we entered the Room there was a Double Bed -no sitting area-( not what we booked according to they're Website)when questioned Staff at reception we where told " Yes it is a Superior Room" we then advised them that the Window was broken and could not... More

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Brisbane
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location.Skybus into Southern Cross station from airport. Hotel across the road, down a block. Fronts tram to St Kilda Beach - Acland St cakes. Friendly staff. Comfortable bed (but not luxury - hotel under renovation - but who cares. Price was great, and no work underway at night.)

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Canberra
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was warm, clean, spacious & the beds very comfortable. Bathroom a little "chipped" but still fulfilled our needs. The location opposite Southern Cross Station is perfect for anyone wanting a central stay in Melbourne.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good, clean and very central to everything. It is under renovation but it didn't cause me any concern. No external windows was a bit worrying but as we only used the place to sleep it wasn't a problem. Whatever you do DONT EAT THERE. The attached restaurant that also is advertised by the hotel is the worst food I have... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is in the process of being renovated so the foyer and reception where in a make shift side room. We arrived at 10:30 pm to the warmest welcome possible. Our room rate didn't include cleaning but were advised extra tea/coffee supplies or fresh towels were available on request from reception. Even though the public areas were run down... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good location and reasonable value. I know renovations were happening, but the front area let you down badly. Will give it another go at another time. Friend walked in to the area beyond the opening doors and backed out as they thought they had got the wrong place. Took them up to my room and they were quite surprised. Handy... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time staying here we were after a cheap hotel just to sleep 1 night. Down on ground floor there doing renovations at moment so half of the ground floor closed off so will be interesting to see what it looks like when finished. Staff very friendly, lifts are old and bit slow. rooms are excellent, new and modern, and... More

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Busselton, Western Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a good location short walk across the bridge to Southbank, Free City Tram just around the corner and very close the the train and bus stations. We stayed on the 6th floor in one of the renovated rooms, cant fault the room it was more than adequate, the bed was comfortable and the bathroom modern and... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is undergoing what looks like major renovation work in the lobby so I couldn't fairly comment on that. The rooms are compact although the bathrooms are a decent size. Very modern, clean and a good place to lay your head but nothing outstanding. Our rooms were accessed via an outdoor walkway which bounced the noise around so that... More

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Address: 44 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Enterprize)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Great Southern Hotel 3.5*
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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 $20 per person (served between 6:30am to 10:00am) 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 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 Early October 2014. 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 
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