The Great Southern Hotel - Melbourne

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44 Spencer Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Melbourne, Australia, 3000  show map
 3 stars
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The Great Southern Hotel - Melbourne

 Internet

Wi-Fi in public areas

Paid Wi-Fi

 Parking

Paid parking

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Breakfast
 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs available

Editorial review:

These are basically plain, well-kept budget rooms set around a central courtyard arranged with potted plants and ferns. It’s not high culture, but it’s comfortable.

Overview

The family-friendly Great Southern is a decent example of a 3-star hotel in Melbourne.

Set in South Melbourne district of Melbourne, just 20 minutes from The Regent Theatre, Arts Centre Melbourne and Melbourne Recital Centre. The property is placed next to Southbank, Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre and Melbourne Aquarium as well as an aquarium and casinos.

This hotel is set in a leisure area next to fairgrounds, convention centers and trade fairs.

Flagstaff underground station is only 10 minutes away from the hotel. Essendon airport is 20 minutes' drive from the hotel.

Rooms

The hotel offers 255 non-smoking rooms with such room amenities as a kitchenette, satellite TV, a laptop-size safe, a minibar and LCD flat-screen TV. Some rooms feature beautiful views over the city. They provide bathrooms with a shower, a bathtub and a hairdryer.

Eat

A varied varied buffet breakfast is served every morning. At the restaurant Asian dishes are served. Tea can be savored in the coffee bar.

Services

Guests at Great Southern Hotel can take advantage of a tour desk, a safe deposit box and parking and such services as dry cleaning, ironing service and 24-hour room service.

Relax

Leisure facilities in Great Southern Hotel include a courtyard and a casino.

Internet

Wireless internet is available in the entire hotel at AUD 22 per day.

Guest Parking

private hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 25 per day.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   258.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Safe deposit box
  • Multilingual staff
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Breakfast room
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Heating
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone

Policies

Check-In

  • from  10 am

Check-Out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • All children under the age of 2 may stay for free in a crib. 
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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Hotel Address:

44 Spencer Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

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City Center
  • Melbourne
    4.0km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    500 m
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    1.0km
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    900 m
  • Melbourne Central Station
    1.3km
Restaurants
  • RAB (Railway Administrative Building) (cuisine: Mediterranean)
    20 m
  • Grains, Melbourne (cuisine: Australian)
    60 m
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  10 am
  • Check-Out:
    until  2 pm
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    258

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Rooms and availability

Small Double Room
Bed type: Double Bed
Size: 11m2
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    Large Double Room
    Bed type: Double Bed
    Size: 25m2
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      Standard Double Room
      Bed type: Queen Size bed or King Size bed or Double Bed
      Size: 16m2
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      Double room

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        Triple Room
        Bed type: Triple
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        Triple room

        The Great Southern Hotel Family Twin Room
        Family Twin Room
        Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed or 3 Single beds
        Size: 37m2
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          Family Triple Room
          Bed type: Triple
          Size: 37m2
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          Triple Room (Family)

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            Family Quadruple Room
            Bed type: Quad
            Size: 37m2
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              Superior Double Room
              Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or 1 Twin bed
              Size: 25m2
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              Double Room (Superior/ Room Only)

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                Mini Double Room
                Bed type: Double Bed
                Size: 11m2
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                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel The Great Southern Hotel - Melbourne Melbourne location
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                  Hotel Address:

                  44 Spencer Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Melbourne
                    4.0km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Southern Cross Station
                    500 m
                  • Flagstaff Train Station
                    1.0km
                  Underground stations
                  • Flagstaff Station
                    900 m
                  • Melbourne Central Station
                    1.3km
                  Restaurants
                  • RAB (Railway Administrative Building) (cuisine: Mediterranean)
                    20 m
                  • Grains, Melbourne (cuisine: Australian)
                    60 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  10 am
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  2 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    258

                  Hotel Awards

                  AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbourneThe Great Southern Hotel

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Design Hotels in Australia

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                  The Great Southern Hotel Location

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                  What's nearby

                  Tourist attractions

                  • Eureka Tower - 800 m
                  • Melbourne Aquarium - 900 m
                  • St Paul's Cathedral - 1.1km
                  • Federation Square - 1.2km
                  • RMIT Gallery - 1.4km

                  Popular areas

                  Places of interest

                  Train stations

                  • Southern Cross Station - 400 m
                  • Flagstaff Train Station - 900 m
                  • Flinders Street Station - 1.1km
                  • Parliament Train Station - 1.8km

                  Convention centers

                  • Melbourne Exhibition Centre - 500 m
                  • Hamer Hall - 1.1km

                  Sport related

                  • Etihad Stadium - 600 m

                  Theaters

                  • Forum Theatre - 1.3km
                  • Her Majesty's Theatre - 1.6km
                  • Regent Theatre - 1.8km

                  Galleries

                  • Melbourne Arts Centre - 1.3km
                  • State Library of Victoria - 1.4km

                  Underground stations

                  • Flagstaff Station - 800 m
                  • Melbourne Central Station - 1.2km

                  Local Attractions

                  • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc. - 1.6km
                    22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
                  • Parliament House of Victoria - 1.9km
                    Spring Street, Melbourne
                  • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 2.2km
                    1 Cathedral Place, Melbourne
                  • Wonderland Fun Park - 1.9km
                    120 Pearl River Rd, Melbourne
                  • King's Domain Gardens - 2.1km
                    Between St. Kilda and Domain Rds., Melbourne

                  Near the hotel

                  • Melbourne Aquarium - 330 m
                    Cnr Flinders St & King St, Melbourne
                  • St. Augustine Church - 320 m
                    631 Bourke Street, Melbourne
                  • Immigration Museum - 520 m
                    Corner of Flinders and William Streets, Melbourne
                  • Australian Centre for the Moving Image - 770 m
                    Flinders Street, Melbourne
                  • Victoria Police Museum - 280 m
                    World Trade Centre, Melbourne
                  • Polly Woodside - Melbourne's Tall Ship Story - 450 m
                    2A Clarendon Street, Melbourne
                  • Galactic Circus - 620 m
                    Crown Entertainment Complex, Melbourne

                  Restaurants Nearby

                  • RAB (Railway Administrative Building) - 20 m

                    Address: 33 Spencer Street
                    Phone: 61 3 9611 4682

                    60% likes this, based on 36 reviews
                    Cuisine: Mediterranean

                  • Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe - 90 m

                    Address: 620 Collins Street

                    75% likes this, based on 25 reviews
                    Cuisine: Sushi, Japanese

                  • Mama Wong's Kitchen - 160 m

                    Address: Shop 2 76-78 Flinders Street
                    Phone: (03)9654 5386.

                    86% likes this, based on 37 reviews
                    Cuisine: Asian

                  • Grains, Melbourne - 60 m

                    Address: 571 Flinders Lane,

                    82% likes this, based on 37 reviews
                    Cuisine: Australian

                  • Bertha Brown - 150 m

                    Address: 562 Flinders st
                    Phone: +61 3 9629 1207

                    61% likes this, based on 28 reviews
                    Cuisine: Australian

                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  10 am
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  2 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    258

                  Hotel Awards

                  AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbourneThe Great Southern Hotel

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Design Hotels in Australia

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                  The Great Southern Hotel Reviews

                  Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at The Great Southern Hotel

                  Individual guest reviews

                  • Older travelers
                    9.2

                    It is conveniently located and the price is so fair The breakfast is excellent. As i said, value for money, and the room is very nice and tidy. We loved the hotel and will come back.

                    Well, we always have to ask for bath soap (or body wash? it should always be there everyday, without for asking it) Just that.

                  • Single
                    10.0

                    what i liked the most about staying here was that everything is very central and i like the area it is situated in and the staff are outstanding could not ask for better service they where all lovely and i would recommend anyone to stay there

                  • Family with children
                    9.2

                    Great Location, so close to everything. Very quiet as well, being right in the city was really good.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    great location, for trams , trains, casino (too close!) lovely walks around the area.

                    no toaster in room, would be handy.

                  • Single
                    9.2

                    Location was perfect, just minutes walk from Southern Cross. Prices very cheap, less than backpacker rooms. Room spotlessly clean, friendly staff.

                    Wifi very expensive Blinds on windows let in light at night.

                  • Single
                    9.6

                    Close to Southern Cross station and CBD

                    Between 12 midnite and 2 am heavy footsteps and also machines/water running in a floor above me.

                  • Couple
                    7.0

                    Location very central. staff very helpful.

                    A little bit noisy - bring your ear plugs! Hot water a bit inconsistent at peak times.

                  • Couple
                    7.0

                    Staff were friendly and informative. Room was clean and housekeeping was excellent.

                    Bathroom ceiling was leaking. No bath plug provided. Bed was old and squeaky. Staff also made us pay prior to staying without choice which made tipping staff difficult.

                  • Older travelers
                    8.2

                    Central location, friendly efficient staff, really good value for money

                    A bit scruffy, but building work was going on

                  • Couple
                    6.2

                    Close to railway station and skybus. Easy to get into city.

                    Room needs a definite upgrade - smelled of mildew, carpets worn and dirty. Ensuite bathroom shower moldy. No wifi - have to pay. Very noisy.

                  • Couple
                    5.0

                    The location was brilliant, easy access to the station with the shuttle bus located within in it to take you to the airport.

                    The hotel was a bit surprising, it was in desperate need of refurbishment. Carpets were very unclean and facilities were very limited.

                  • Single
                    8.2

                    It provided a bed and suited my needs for the night.

                    No bars of soap in the bathroom. I should have asked, but I was tired.

                  • Family with children
                    7.4

                    Right next door to spencer street train station - very easy :-)

                  • Family with children
                    5.8

                    Location - close enough to all kid friendly attractions

                    Small room - tv reception was poor, airconditioner was noisy - having to pay $25 for parking

                  • Family with children
                    7.8

                    Location was excellent, my daugher and I went to Melbourne for shopping and sightseeing and it was great. Could go and do some shopping come back unload and go out again with ease. Close to trams, buses(from airport) and trains and grocery shop acorss road. Couldn't ask for more.

                    Bit noisey at night,On forth floor and had to negoiate a flight of stairs after a lift ride, to get to room, bit much with two suitcases, and reception was not well laid out, but they were busy.

                  How to reach hotel

                  hotel The Great Southern Hotel - Melbourne Melbourne location
                  Show big map »

                  Hotel Address:

                  44 Spencer Street Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Melbourne, Australia, 3000

                  Get directions
                  City Center
                  • Melbourne
                    4.0km
                  Airports
                  Train Stations
                  • Southern Cross Station
                    500 m
                  • Flagstaff Train Station
                    1.0km
                  Underground stations
                  • Flagstaff Station
                    900 m
                  • Melbourne Central Station
                    1.3km
                  Restaurants
                  • RAB (Railway Administrative Building) (cuisine: Mediterranean)
                    20 m
                  • Grains, Melbourne (cuisine: Australian)
                    60 m
                  Hotel information
                  • Check-In:
                    from  10 am
                  • Check-Out:
                    until  2 pm
                  • Year renovated:
                    2009
                  • Number of rooms:
                    258

                  Hotel Awards

                  AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbourneThe Great Southern Hotel

                  According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
                  Best Design Hotels in Australia

                  Use Badge

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