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"This hotel is in a great location with great prices. I have stayed here three times and prefer the older rooms to the newer ones. Room is very basic b ... " More

By a verified traveller on Wed 05 Sep 2018

Hotel Description

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne puts you in the heart of Melbourne, within just a 10-minute stroll of popular attractions like SEA LIFE Melbourne and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre. Highlights at this hotel include a restaurant and in-room free WiFi.

LCD TVs, coffee/tea makers, and hairdryers are featured in all 268 rooms. Additionally, fridges, phones, and irons/ironing boards are available.

This smoke-free hotel offers free WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Added amenities include laundry facilities, free newspapers in the lobby, and tour/ticket assistance. Each morning buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10 AM. There's also the convenience of self parking.

Within a 15-minute walk of this 4-star Melbourne Central Business District hotel, attractions include Flinders Lane and DFO South Wharf.

Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$59 per night

Family Room

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Standard Queen Room with No Housekeeping

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Family Room

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Twin Room with No Housekeeping

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Mini Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne ratings based on 2,718 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
3.9 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 3.5 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

Everyone (1998) Couples (444) Business (13) Students (9) Family (238) Other (1)
1 out of 5
The hotel reminded me of a jail with metal bars and staircases. The staff were awkward and unfriendly and the rooms were small and not well cleaned. It was extremely noisy of a night with light shining through around the door

Posted by on 25 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 22 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5
A very well positioned hotel, very friendly staff. There werev a couple ofn problems--the queen size bed was made up of two single beds pushged together making it very uncomfortable to sleep in the middle ofn the bed. They warned there would be minimal room cleaning on Good Friday which was fine, but they also didn not clean the room on easter Saturday with no notice on that. I returned to the room with a friend for a drink and found it still dirty and the bed unmade---they needed to be more specific in their information.They also ask for $50 deposit , many of the better middle range hotels such as this (ie the Victoria)no longer ask for this as they have the credit card details already. The room also has no window so no fresh air can come in the room at all. This is a real problem. The hotel is overall pleasantly run but they need to look at these problems.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Very happy with our first ever stay, all we needed, great location, will stay again 😊

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
A very good location, close to everything we needed. Room spacious, very comfortable to the two of us.

Posted by on 21 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Position is fantastic. Everything was as you would wish. All good

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Nice and clean. Everything we needed. And the location was perfect to Southern Cross and the football

Posted by on 20 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

Posted by on 17 Apr. 2019

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3 out of 5

Posted by on 15 Apr. 2019

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About the Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

Location 44 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC 3000

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Tour or ticket assistance, multilingual staff, and complimentary newspapers in the lobby are also featured at Great Southern Hotel Melbourne. For a fee, parking is available. This 4-star Melbourne hotel is smoke free.

  • 268 guestrooms or units
  • 6 levels
  • 2 buildings
  • Dining venue
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Staff members are multilingual
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Newspapers in lobby (free)
  • Television in lobby
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Free WiFi
  • Laundry facilities
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi


Self parking (surcharge)


  • Airport: Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) (24.1 km / 14.9 mi)
  • Train station: Spencer Street Station (0.7 km / 0.4 mi)
  • Parking: Self parking available for a surcharge

Room Amenities

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne offers 268 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with coffee/tea makers and a hairdryer. LCD televisions are featured in guestrooms. This Melbourne hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Additionally, rooms include an iron/ironing board and free toiletries.

  • LCD television
  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Hairdryer
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Blackout drapes
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10 AM.

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne has a restaurant on site.

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at 5:30 AM
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Check-out by 10 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Kids stay free! Children stay free when using existing bedding.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.


  • No pets allowed


Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Parking height restrictions apply


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 50.00 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 24.00 for adults and AUD 24 for children (approximately)
  • Self-parking fee: AUD 25 per night
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Great Southern Hotel Melbourne
  • Great Southern Melbourne
  • Enterprize Hotel Melbourne

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.