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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Stayed for 2 nights but won't be coming back in a hurry. Carpets not vacuumed walls have stains curtains need washing generally in need of maintenance. Even the tv remote didn't work. Some of the reception staff also need a new attitude .

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I just needed an over night stay to be close to the city, and found a 'cheap' room for one night at $150. The one and only upside is that this hotel is walking distance to Southern Cross trains/trams and airport buses, and that is where the upside ends. If booking, don't request to be ground level room because a.... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is convenient for the Casino, Exhibitions at Jeff's Shed and the railway station. It is the worst hotel I have ever stayed in. We were told when booking in (for 2 nights) that there would be no housekeeping i.e. our room would not be cleaned while we were there. I asked for fresh milk and was promptly tol... More 

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Aselaide south australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Although there were some bad reviews, I found this hotel to be good value. No problems checking in, was on fourth floor, no noise. Great shower, no problem checking out and getting room deposit back. Close to station, also cafes, about 10- 15 minute walk to federation square,

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Junee, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location. The room was clean and tidy. Short walk to everything. Highly recommend, we will definately be back! Only negative was the long wait for the lift at times but there are stairs that can be used if in a hurry!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The Great southern Hotel is a good cost-benefit. Certainly well located, close to the central station and walking distance from the main touristic attractions. Wifi is not included and they do not have it available at common areas either. It costs $22 Australian dollars for 24h access, which is quite expensive considering wifi is available in most of the restaurants... More 

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Thank Natalia C
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Never again. The staff were rude. Rooms were cold. Cheap dive blankets on the beds. House keeping left rubbish in our room. It was dusty. Low grade basic. Could hear everything,torn curtains. A fee to use WiFi and a fee to store luggage. A disgraceful motel.

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

It's located just across the southern cross station and it's affordable among the ones available. You'll need to put a 50 aud of deposit when you check in and will be returned as you check out. The room itself was clean and so does the bathroom. A good deal

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently stayed here for 3 nights and it was disgusting. The rooms were filthy and smelly. The shower was covered in mold & the tiles on the floor of the shower were actually stained from dirt. I had already complained about the smell in one room and moved to a second room which was even worse than the first... More 

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Hamilton, New Zealand
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Booked this through Expedia and arrived to a nice welcome. This hotel is close to the station and Etihad stadium. We booked a mini studio room which was very cosy, also had all the amenities and suited us for a weekend but would get a bigger room if staying longer. The complex was clean and tidy and staff were good.... More 

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Family Rooms
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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 

Additional Information about The Great Southern Hotel

Address: 44 Spencer St., Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia (Formerly Hotel Enterprize)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Price Range: $60 - $158 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 256
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Enterprize Hotel Melbourne
Hotel Style:
#98 Luxury Hotel in Melbourne
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