This hotel is adequate. While we were there construction began at 8 in the morning and continued until 6 at night.
The room size was fine. The bathroom was a little small. The shower had a very tiny saddle under the door and water flooded out into the rest of the bathroom. The water temp fluctuated so much it was almost unbearable. Also, the sink was tiny with a large shelf right above it, making shaving or washing your face a chore.
There are led recessed lights in the room and no night stand lights, so you are greeted with intense lights shining in your eyes while in bed with no dimmer.
The courtyard is brightly lit 24/7 and we found the window blinds unable to block all the light.
With all these negatives, the stay wasn't really that bad. The location is close to the train station. The quality of the construction was very nice, just the ergonomics of its design were poorly thought out.
- 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 $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
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- Also Known As:
- Enterprize Hotel Melbourne