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“New rooms are excellent, great location” 5 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 #124 of 172 Hotels in Melbourne
Perth
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“New rooms are excellent, great location”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2009

We stayed in one of the new rooms (Exec Double) at the Hotel Enterprize and were very impressed. The decor is very trendy and the bathroom is well appointed. The rate for the room was excellent value. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The location is excellent, just down the road (2 minutes walk) from the Southern Cross Station, DFO and plenty of access to trams.
Perhaps the only hitch would be if it were rainy heavily, the access to the new rooms could be tricky as they have been built onto the back of the existing hotel and there is no direct elevator access. You take the elevator to the top floor of the old building and then take outdoor stairs to the new rooms. They are covered over but if it was heavy rain you might have a little problem.
I would definately recommend these rooms.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2009

I recently stayed at the enterprise for two nights in the budget courtrooms. The location of the hotel is excellent! It is central to trams (including the city circle tram which is free ) this is great if you are without your own transport. The enterprise is also within walking distance to many other city attractions. A chinese restaurant is contained in the motel and the service and food were both very good. I found the staff of the hotel to be extremely helpful and courteous at all times. The only negative i encountered was the cleanliness of my room, it was really dirty.

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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melbourne
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2009

I booked a hotel room over the phone with the hotel enterprize in June 2009. I was told the room was brand new. When i arrived i did the usual check in procedures and then made my way up to the room. I went in to find a tiny room which looked like it had not been cleaned in months and smelt like i have just walked into a brothel/pub. IT WAS DISGUSTING! The bed had not been turned down, the bathroom looked like i had walked into a public toilet and the carpet looked like someone had just walked in with their dirty work boots. I went straight back down stairs and demanded a refund as i had been mislead by the staff. After many attempts to contact the hotel management, all i get back is sorry for the inconvience replies. This hotel is a joke and deserves to be closed down!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled on business
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 1 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2009

I have stayed at Hotel Enterprize on numerous occassions previously, mainly due to it's location (very close to Skybus/Telstra Dome and Crown) and it's value for money.

After staying in all of the different types of rooms before, I was happy to see that there were now new rooms available. And they did not dissappoint.

We stayed in a twin room. The beds were comfortable, and the room an ample size. There was a Sony LCD on the wall, and the rooms were very well decorated.
The bathroom was a good size, but the shower tended to flood. There was a warning about construction noise, but it never bothered us.

If you can get one of these rooms for around $120.00, you'd be getting a very good value for money room!

  • Stayed July 2009, traveled with friends
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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australia
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2009

We stayed in a new courtyard room.The room was very cleaning seeing as it was brand new.There are no windows in the room apart from the in the door and frosted glass beside the door.The courtyard is an area to gather and there were some people out there early,but there was no one out there late.I could understand the other reviews about noise,seeing as the courtyard is open you could hear everything [in summer it could be worst].

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2009

Stayed at the hotel enterprize in melbourne on the long w/end in june for the football. Stayed in a triple deluxe room - three single beds, Very comfortable (although room temp was a little high), friendly staff but most of all, great location. Breakfast was also very good - i recommend the pancakes - very filling!

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with family
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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tassie
2 reviews
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1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2009

Booked in here due to it being so central. Unfortunately we were not partying in Melbourne this time so were unable to get much sleep due to those who were. From parties in the courtyard at 2.30 - 4 am to people knocking on doors at 5am, doors slamming at all hours and courtyard lights so bright the inadequate blinds could not dim them made for a very unpleasant 2 nights. Too tired to see much of Melbourne. Glad to leave. Only recommended to those who are in Melbourne for the nightlife.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 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 #124 of 172 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 Late 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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Enterprize Hotel Melbourne

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