In March 2012 I required six nights accommodation in Melbourne. After searching the web I discovered the Hotel Enterprize in Spencer Street. The hotel was in a central location, close to transport and from the website seemed to be an excellent choice. There are several room options available but, seeing I was staying with a friend for nearly a week I opted for a twin double deluxe room. I made the booking with not1night.com.au and secured a room for less than $100 per night.
Usually I check the customer reviews on Trip Advisor before making a booking but on this occasion I made the booking first.
Needless to say that I was horrified when reading some of the Hotel Enterprize reviews on Trip Advisor and considered cancelling my booking.
Fortunately for me I did not take this action as the room was excellent and was the best value-for-money accommodation that I have experienced in a very long time.
The room was large and clean and the two double beds were very comfortable. The bathroom was also large and well maintained. I have stayed in four and five star hotels across Australia and other parts of the world that showed much greater signs of age and wear and tear than I experienced at the Hotel Enterprize.
Some reviewers had criticised the television. However in my room there was a new digital television (not large but adequate) and the quality of reception on all channels was faultless. One downside was that there was no pay television but, for less than $100 per night, it is a bit much to expect.
The room was cleaned, fresh towels were supplied and tea, coffee, milk and biscuits replenished each day.
The big selling point for me was that for the full six days I did not hear any external noise at night. For me this was a first for any hotel regardless of class. Admittedly, the room was at the rear of the hotel and had no view but I would willingly sacrifice a view for an uninterrupted night’s sleep.
I found the reception staff very accommodating and the hotel lived up to its expectations with respect to access to transport with the Southern Cross Station only about 200 metres away and trams running past the door.
In summary therefore, I cannot comment on the quality of the other classes of rooms available at the Hotel Enterprize, Melbourne but from my personal experience I have nothing but praise for the hotel and would thoroughly recommend the twin double deluxe rooms.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- 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 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
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- Also Known As:
- Enterprize Hotel Melbourne