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Great Southern Hotel
Ranked #64 of 158 Hotels in Brisbane
Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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20 reviews
7 hotel reviews
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“A Good Budget Room”
Reviewed July 23, 2014

We booked into this hotel as we had used it once before when it was owned by another Hotel group. It was a good priced room within our budget as we were staying in the City for a Food Festival we wanted to visit. We did arrive a little early and were told our room was not yet ready but would be so within 30 mins. We waited an hour before it was ready. We decided to wait and have a drink or coffee from the cafe/bar but were unable to do so as there was some mechanical issue. So, we just waited by the drafty entry way. We had already parked our car and when we were finally able to went to our room. We found the room to be clean and comfortable. As there were 2 adults and 1 child we found that we had only been provided with 2 towels for the bathroom. Beds were 1 queen and 1 single. The beds were comfortable and the bathroom clean. The shower head was just awful though and it was very misty and the spray went everywhere. The room had a great view over the river towards South bank and we certainly enjoyed this later in the evening. The hotel is close to the centre of the CBD and within easy walking distance of food and local services. The Treasury Casino is directly across the road. Whilst there were a couple of things that irked me overall the room was fine for 1 night and it was within our weekend budget. I would stay there again as it is conveniently located.

Room Tip: Make sure you get a room high enough to get the amazing view of South Bank across the river.
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed July 21, 2014

This hotel needs refurbishing. Straight from the reception/lobby, you notice there is a heavy wear on the carpet at the desk, and a threadbare patch next to the lift. In the rooms the chairs have heavy wear on the arms. Much of the furnishings and corridor areas look old and tired.

Based upon the prices charged, I have stayed in far better accommodation in Brisbane. It's not worth the money.

Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Cooroy, Australia
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Reviewed July 15, 2014

first time stay . wonderful and intimate. staff excellent. restaurant in foyer good service. very central to site seeing. all within short walking distance. best-ever information log book in room...very informative. studio room very clean and roomy. everything we needed. check-in a breeze and very accommodating. will be our first choice each visit to Brisbane.

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Tokoroa, New Zealand
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Reviewed July 14, 2014

Excellent place to stay. Central location, within walking distance of Southbank and main shopping area of Brisbane. Can get around without need for car. Nice room, good size with excellent view over the river to Southbank. Restaurant has good reasonably priced meals. Good free wifi.

Room Tip: River view room worth asking for
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  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Bundaberg, Australia
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Reviewed July 9, 2014

this hotel is in great location, one block from the Casino and very close to the Queen st Mall, short walk over the bridge and your at Southbank and plenty of cafe's, bars and restaurants. The room itself was very comfy tidy and clean, would difinately stay again

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 8, 2014 via mobile

I can't say this was the best place I have stayed at in Brisbane, because it's not, it's not even the cheapest but it's in a good location and you get what you pay for.

There were a few issues with my room: Wobbly desk and energy saver bulbs which weren't even of the same colour (three warm and one white), just two of the minor issues I experienced however overall, it was a lovely room.

Stayed July 2014, traveled solo
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Toowoomba, Australia
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Reviewed July 7, 2014

My husband and I had an impromptu stay, booked on line got a great deal. 200 mtrs from casino, right round corner from pancake manor, walking distance to queen street mall. Close to tasty restaurants and bars. Will Definately be back. a short stroll over the bridge to southbank

  • Stayed July 2014, traveled as a couple
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Additional Information about Great Southern Hotel

Property: Great Southern Hotel
Address: 103 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4001, Australia (Formerly Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Brisbane Region > Brisbane
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Restaurant Room Service Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Brisbane
#49 Business Hotel in Brisbane
#59 Luxury Hotel in Brisbane
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — Great Southern Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 99
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane (formerly Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George) offers a variety of fully refurbished standard and executive rooms in the heart of Brisbane's CBD (Central Business District). Each of our 99 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV's, an iPod dock and a work desk. Whether for business or leisure, you will appreciate having the best of Brisbane at your doorstep as we are a short walk from the exciting Treasury Casino, Brisbane City Hall, the Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parkland. Also, The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba are within easy reach of the hotel. Highlights at this hotel include 24-hour reception, an outdoor swimming pool, a rooftop terrace, small exercise room and secure parking is available at an additional cost. **Refurbishment will be taking place in the restaurant and lobby from Mid December 2016 to April 2017** ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Brisbane Marque Hotel

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