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“Wonderful old Hotel..” 4 of 5 stars
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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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Ranked #125 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Mooloolaba, Australia
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“Wonderful old Hotel..”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012

This wonderful old hotel in the heart of Melbourne , has all u need for a short stay in Melbourne ,
easy access opposite the Southern Cross Station , close to transport and the hub.... friendly staff

Room Tip: the double room overlooking the court yard was roomy and warm ..
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2012 via mobile

We used this hotel because of proximity to Southern Cross
We were visiting relatives. On positive note staff seemed friendly . On the room bed comfortable enough.

General impression of a grand old hotel but a bit "tired" in need of a freshen up. Entry carpet in need of replacement etc. On morning of check out no hot water! Unable to shower prior to our flight home. We were not happy to say the least. On reporting this there seemed some disinterest. On check out a bit more appropriate and given a "feed back form" !

Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2012 via mobile

Good location and comfortable budget hotel but do not stay here if you expect to have a hot shower. Could not shower for two days as the water was not even warm!

  • Stayed May 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2012

I have stayed here a few times. When with a partner I would stay in the newer part. When with male friends we stay in the older part. The location is great short walk from the skytrain. Close to free trams and the footy ground. The rooms are dated yes I found them clean but if you are in this part of Melbourne you are not going to sit around in a room. No restrauant for breakfast but walk left out of the hotel then left and walk to Downie lane for a grat breakfast at a good price.

  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2012

The hotel is dirty. The photos in the website and the room that you get is totally different.
Old and dirty. The only good thing is located in the city area. its better to get another hotel in the city instead of this hotel.

Room Tip: Please reconsider before you choose this hotel.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with family
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2012

We chose the Enterprize Hotel primarily for its proximity to Southern cross station where the airport bus terminates. The hotel staff were very friendly on check in and every time we asked for assistance of any kind. The hotel itself is quite pleasant and our room was well appointed and cosy enough. we'd be happy to stay here again :)

Room Tip: Rooms on east side are away from the busy Spencer street and are probably preferable.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2012

Its cheap, but not cheerful. If you are happy with a overnighter thats close to trains and buses for the next day its ok. Generally not that clean or appealing, hard to justify going back, but ok for the price.

  • Stayed June 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Address: 44 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Enterprize)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
Ranked #125 of 171 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — The Great Southern Hotel 3.5*
Number of rooms: 256
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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Enterprize Hotel Melbourne

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