"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

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Hotel Description

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne puts you in the center of Melbourne, 0.4 km (0.2 mi) from SEA LIFE Melbourne and 1.7 km (1 mi) from Eureka Tower. 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.

Attractions within a 10-minute drive of this 4-star Melbourne Central Business District hotel include Queen Victoria Market and Melbourne Arts Centre.

Mini Double Room

Bed Count 1 Full Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$74 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 Twin Room with No Housekeeping

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Superior Family Room

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Superior Family Room with No Housekeeping

Bed Count 2 King Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne ratings based on 2,650 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 (1960) Couples (432) Business (13) Students (9) Family (229) Other (1)
2 out of 5
no clean towels one toilet roll the water went off when I was in the shower

Posted by on 17 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
The staff are always great! Having stayed here a number of times, I've always found the rooms to be clean, tidy and comfortable. Plus the location is great. Very close to train station, South Wharf and the CBD.

Posted by on 10 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
King suite was two singles joined together. Wasn’t happy when paid for King. Other than that location was great, would stay in a Queen bed next time.

Posted by , from Tasmania on 8 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
I was in Melbourne for work, the hotel was close to where I needed to go and my room was neat, tidy, comfortable and quiet...

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2019

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3 out of 5
had what we needed ,suited our location and the help of the front desk

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
excellent place to stay excellent staff great meals

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2019

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5 out of 5
Got in early in the morning (airline issues) staff gave us late checkout and quite room Thanks Peter

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Good hotel for the price. Location is close to everything. Room was clean. Loved all the USB points in the room. Only issue i had was the card to my room stopped working so had to go down to the reception to fix it. My room included breakfast and you need a coupon thing to claim it, i had to go get it from the reception. Would be easier if they gave it to me at check in. Would stay again.

Posted by , from Mildura on 7 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Was very pleased with my decision to stay here. Extremely handy to Sky Bus Terminal/ Railway station and trams. Had everything we would need for a touristy vacation where you are out most of the day and really only need a comfortable bed and good shower facilities. Price was most competitive as compared to others I reviewed. Would definately return and recommend to anyone visiting Melbourne.

Posted by on 7 Feb. 2019

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4 out of 5
Over all the place was nice. The bed was alittle uncomfortable due to it being 2 single beds pushed together and had a raised section in the middle. Also the shower head was broken... But it did still work. I would stay here again.

Posted by on 6 Feb. 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

  • Family Property
  • 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 or credit 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.


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 per person (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.