7.9
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Housekeeping274
Shops26
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8.9

Excellent

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Excellent location - Inside city center
Popular neighborhood
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Available
Popular landmarks
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium 330 m
Eureka Skydeck 880 m
Block Arcade 1.03 km
National Gallery of Victoria 1.3 km
Queen Victoria Market 1.37 km
Shrine of Remembrance 2.04 km
Royal Botanic Gardens Victoria 2.16 km
Melbourne Museum 2.35 km
Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) 2.45 km
Melbourne Zoo 4.01 km
Nearby landmarks
Speakeasy HQ 220 m
Southern Cross Railway Station 240 m
Victoria Police Museum 260 m
Rialto Towers 290 m
World Trade Centre 290 m
SEA LIFE Melbourne Aquarium 330 m
Water Tower Clock 330 m
Travellers Aid Society 340 m
St. Augustine Church 360 m
Enterprise Park 410 m
Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

"Got in and had a good quality meal late evening!"

Janne - October 19, 2019

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Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

44 Spencer Street, Melbourne CBD, Melbourne, Australia, 3000 - See map

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Exceptional reputation
Recommended by 80% of guests
Very good cleanliness
7.6 rating for cleanliness
Very good service
7.4 rating for service
Very good comfort
7.2 room quality and comfort

It was nice and close the the convention center, across from the southern cross station and a good price for a basic room.

Talitha | December 8, 2019

We also ate at the restaurant which has good meals at reasonable prices.

Talitha | December 8, 2019

We had a family room and the beds and pillows were very comfortable.

Wendy | March 18, 2020

Very good hotel nice and close to casino would visit again for sure.

Cathy | March 20, 2020

Very convenient the price is worth money will come to stay again

Doungjai | October 15, 2019

Perfectly acceptable standard for an overnight stay.

Chris | December 7, 2019

  • 270 meters to public transportation

  • Located in heart of Melbourne

  • Currency exchange

  • Free Wi-Fi in all rooms!

  • Air conditioning

Your dates are popular among travelersUsers are booking a place in Melbourne every 6 minutes on Agoda.com
Value for money7.8
Distance to city center0.5 km
Location rating8.9
Nearest airportEssendon Airport (MEB)
Distance to airport11.4 km

Rooms available at Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

Standard Queen Room - COVID Emergency Workers Only - No Housekeeping
Standard Queen Room - COVID Emergency Workers Only - No Housekeeping
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen Room with No Housekeeping Service
Standard Queen Room with No Housekeeping Service
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Standard Queen Room - COVID Essential Workers Only - No Housekeeping
Standard Queen Room - COVID Essential Workers Only - No Housekeeping
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Superior Twin Room
Superior Twin Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 2 single beds
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Superior King Room
Superior King Room
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  • Room size: 18 m²/194 ft²
  • No Windows view
  • 1 king bed
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Family Room
Family Room
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  • Room size: 34 m²/366 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 2 king beds or 1 king bed a...
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Standard Queen Room
Standard Queen Room
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  • Room size: 16 m²/172 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 queen bed
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Mini Double Room
Mini Double Room
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Non-smoking
  • 1 double bed
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Mini Double Room with No Housekeeping Service
Mini Double Room with No Housekeeping Service
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  • Room size: 11 m²/118 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 double bed
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West Wing Suite
West Wing Suite
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  • Room size: 25 m²/269 ft²
  • Shower
  • 1 queen bed
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Frequently asked questions

What time is check-in and check-out at Great Southern Hotel Melbourne?

Check-in is from 02:00 PM, and check-out is until 10:00 AM. You may request early check-in or late check-out during booking, subject to availability. Guests checking in or out before or after the designated periods may be charged an additional fee. The hotel offers luggage storage to guests for before check-in and after check-out. The front desk is always open, day or night.

How do I get to Great Southern Hotel Melbourne?

For those who wish to drive their own cars, Great Southern Hotel Melbourne has a car park on site, as well as additional parking nearby if the first car park is full. Parking is available for a fee of 25 AUD per day. Self-parking is conveniently available at the hotel.

Is breakfast offered at Great Southern Hotel Melbourne?

Adults can enjoy breakfast offered with an additional charge of 24 AUD if not included in the room rate. You may save on breakfast costs with Agoda by booking a room with breakfast, which is often included for less than buying it at the hotel.

What are my dining options at Great Southern Hotel Melbourne?

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne has an in-house restaurant for hungry guests to dine-in. 1903 comes highly recommended by the property. The finest international cuisine is served at the restaurant. You can satisfy your large appetite at the restaurant"s all-you-can-eat buffet.

What is the smoking policy at Great Southern Hotel Melbourne?

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne does not permit smoking in any of its rooms, but allows smoking in designated areas.

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What people love about Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

  • 9.2
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Fantastic location and great value for money!"

    Janne

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    October 19, 2019

  • 8.8
    Excellent
    Location

    "Great location, close to station and trams."

    Wendy

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    March 18, 2020

  • 9.6
    Exceptional
    Location

    "Perfect location, clean, safe and pleasant."

    Elizabeth

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    September 11, 2019

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Overall rating:
7.9
Very good
12,561 reviews
Cleanliness
7.6
Facilities
6.9
Location
8.9
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Great location and caring and efficient staff
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More about Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

More about Great Southern Hotel Melbourne

This modern boutique accommodation, located in Melbourne's central business district, is affordable and elegant. Featuring a perfect location for both tourist and business travelers, guests are close to all the fabulous Melbourne attractions including the Melbourne Crown Casino, Southgate, New Quay, MCG, Etihad Stadium, Federation Square, and more. The Southern Cross Station is also close, providing easy access to the entire city. Great Southern Hotel Melbourne is an interesting combination of colonial and modern influences with color schemes that offer a feeling of well-being.

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Most talked about facilities

Housekeeping
392 mentions
Internet
117 mentions
Breakfast
46 mentions
Food & Dining
33 mentions

What they offer

8.4
Excellent

"Enjoyed our stay and would come back again"

Jessica

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February 28, 2020

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Nearest essentials

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Food and dining

Breakfast options

Full English/Irish

Restaurants on site

Restaurant 1903
Cuisine:Australian

Nearby restaurants

Australian cuisine
Australian cuisine
Restaurant 1903
20 m Australian
Grains
50 m Australian
Rab Bar & Restaurant
50 m Australian, Gluten Free
American cuisine
American cuisine
5 and Dime Bagels
160 m American
The Merrywell Melbourne
460 m American, Bar, Gluten Free
Ms Collins
570 m American, Asian
Asian cuisine
Asian cuisine
Purple Peanuts Japanese Cafe
90 m Asian, Japanese, Sushi
Dumpling World
110 m Asian, Chinese
Food Sutra
200 m Asian, Indian

What's nearby

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7.9
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Cleanliness7.6
Facilities6.9
Location8.9
Room comfort and quality7.2
Service7.4
Value for money7.8
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9.2
Exceptional
Wan from Indonesia
Family with teens
Stayed 2 nights in May 2016

completely love the rooms of this hotel”

first at booking time, i never expected that this hotel room will be like this.. when i booked it i just hope that its clean enough.. thats it.. while check in process i still think that this hotel is just like any other hotel that i stay before.. nothing special.. but when i enter the family room that i booked, what the heck.. the room is big enough for family with 4 single beds inside.. the cleanliness of the room is perfect.. i never imagine that i will get this kind of hotel.. its like perfect.. whole family love it to stay in this room.. another thing i love from this hotel is the location that in CBD area and very near to other favorite place in melbourne.. let say southern cross station, crown casino, fedsquare, and others place.. keep the good work.. i'll be sure that i will stay in this hotel again when i come to melbourne..

Reviewed May 31, 2016
9.6
Exceptional
Yvette from Australia
Family with teens
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 5 nights in April 2019

Great hotel, great location!”

Great place for us to stay while in Melbourne (this is our second time staying here). Location is great, just a few minutes walk to public transport tram stops and Southern Cross Station. Also within walking distance to some major attractions including DFO and Crown Casino - you can even walk to Flinders Street Station and CBD in about 20mins or so. The rooms we stayed in were very clean and had plenty of space for us to move around in comfortably. The rooms looked well maintained and kept neatly with basic facilities included. Great value for money with some friendly staff to assist you. It's good that they are also able to store luggage for you while you wait for check in or your flight. We will definitely stay here again when we go back to Melbourne.

Reviewed April 21, 2019
9.6
Exceptional
Peter from Australia
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 3 nights in September 2018

Great location and value-for-money”

My wife and I stayed here, attracted by the location - a short walk to Southern Cross station, meaning it was easy to walk with luggage after getting the Skybus from the airport. And being close to the station meant it was great for local (or country / interstate) trains too, as well as being even closer to trams (for CBD and inner suburb access) travelling on Spencer, Collins and Flinders Sts. Some natural light if you kept the privacy screen open on the door (the doors open out onto an open atrium), but no actual windows. Superior Room had a large king bed (actually two singles zipped together); heating/cooling was good, and bathroom spacious, but the only in-room food facilities are a kettle and refrigerator. Lighting was good, but there were no bedside lighting. TV worked well. Check in and out were friendly and efficient. Left luggage facilities worked well, as we didn't need to travel to the airport until 4.30pm so we had one last day in Melbourne after checking out.

Reviewed September 12, 2018
9.6
Exceptional
Sheila from United Kingdom
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 4 nights in February 2019

Enjoyable stay in Melbourne.”

The hotel room was perfect. It was modern and clean. The hotel is located near to Southern Cross Station and with great access to the Melbourne tram network. We ate every night at the hotel restaurant that was very good. The hotel staff were exceptionally helpful, we had a problem with some tickets and the desk staff went the extra mile! Central Melbourne is just outside the door. I will not stay anywhere else in Melbourne city in future.

Reviewed March 16, 2019
10.0
Exceptional
veronica from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in November 2008

Enterprize Hotel Melbourne”

Friendly staff. Clean room. Comfortable bed.
A little noisy with construction works but I knew about this before booking.

If you're looking for budget accommodation in Melbourne look no further than the Enterprize Hotel. It is within walking distance of Southern Cross Station or you could catch a tram for a block. Location is perfect for those wanting to visit Melbourne's tourist attractions. The room was clean and neatly presented. No paint falling off the wall or dirty stains on the carpet. The bed was very comfortable. The staff are of the highest quality. Very helpful and friendly and willing to help you plan your day if your a tourist and would like assistance. I highly recommend the Enterprize Hotel Melbourne.

Reviewed November 26, 2008
9.7
Exceptional
Daniel from United Kingdom
Solo traveler
Stayed 3 nights in April 2014

Cheap and Cheerful”

Price, Cleanliness, Location

Perfect hotel for a city break in Melbourne, couldnt be any closer to Southern Cross station, close to all amenities and Melbourne Sites. The price is very good and you still get good service and a lovely room. The rooms are as good as more expensive hotels in the area. The current work on the property doesnt affect your experience, it is quiet at night and easy to sleep. Would definitely stay there again

Reviewed April 26, 2014
9.0
Exceptional
nyree from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2014

great location, comfortable rooms”

beds, bathroom, very quiet

Went to Melbourne for the first time last week. Chose to stay at Great Southern mainly for the good price. Was very happy with the room. It was cosy but had everything we needed. An excellent, comfortable king size bed, nice bathroom and hot shower. The room was amazingly quiet considering we were right in the city you could not hear any traffic. The staff were very friendly and helpful. Lots of construction going on as the place is being renovated however we hear no noise at all. We will definitely stay here again.

Reviewed April 04, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Marnelli from Philippines
Group
Family Room
Stayed 3 nights in March 2017

Excellent ✔️”

Great price for a superior room! The beds were massive and the room was big enough! The bathroom was also spacious and clean. Definitely exceeded my expectations! The staff were all friendly and helpful. Location wise is great! Very close to Southern Cross railway station and tram stop! Walking distance to the shops! Will definitely choose this hotel again next time I visit Melbourne!

Reviewed March 27, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Melanie from Australia
Couple
Superior King Room
Stayed 1 night in February 2018

Great location & price.”

This hotel is our regular for Melbourne. It is in a perfect location, so close to both Southern Cross Station and Flinders Street Station. It is close to Crown Casino and plenty of shops and food places. Always worth it to check around the websites for the cheapest price, we can always get a good deal on a room! Rooms are simple, but everything you need. We've never had a problem here.

Reviewed February 15, 2018
9.3
Exceptional
LING from Malaysia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in March 2014

City central, Best Location!”

Prime Location, Public Transport, Attentive Staffs

Affordable price for a prime location. It is located right opposite the Southern Cross station - with Sky Bus to airport. Easy access to public transport - Tram via collins st. Hotel room cleanliness was fine. No leaks, no smell, all good. Staffs were very quick to deliver a hairdryer to us after my partner failed to find any in the room. On the last day, I found it in one of the drawers before we checked out. So sorry to the staff for troubling them to send another one to us anyway. Appreciate that much. Will definitely recommend it to our friends/family who plans to stay in Melbourne.

Reviewed March 18, 2014
9.2
Exceptional
Debbie from Australia
Couple
Stayed 1 night in February 2016

Great price at a convenient location”

The Great Southern Hotel offers clean and secure accommodation in a location close to public transport, the Casino, Aquarium and other Melbourne attractions. Convenient to shops and restaurants too. The rooms are small, but comfortable and have recently been renovated. I have stayed here numerous times, and will stay there again.

Reviewed January 02, 2017
10.0
Exceptional
Annette from Australia
Solo traveler
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 3 nights in July 2019

Exceptional”

Checkin/out easy and quick, staff very friendly and welcoming. My room was very clean and comfortable, only thing missing was a micro wave but otherwise I survived 😁. I love how crisp the linen is. Straight across the road from sky bus and southern cross station, free tram route to everything and a pleasant stroll across the bridge to crown casino and This was my 3rd stay at great southern Melbourne and I will defiantly be back

Reviewed July 13, 2019
8.7
Excellent
Amy from Australia
Group
Mini Double Room
Stayed 3 nights in December 2015

Centrally located”

Location, convinience, 24 hour reception

We came to Melbourne to attend a conference at the Melbourne Convention Centre. This hotel is within a 5-10minute walk of there and across the road from the southern cross station. The hotel is convenient to access and their reception desk is 24 hours so you can check in at any time of night. It is value for money, the water in the shower will change temperature unexpectedly and you can hear the TV in your neighbor's room. However, the room is clean and comfortable and the hotel is well situated. Checking in and out was efficiently managed.

Reviewed December 07, 2015
9.0
Exceptional
Daniel from Australia
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in April 2014

Clean Hotel”

Clean, Helpful Staff, Good value

My stay at the Great Southern Hotel was very pleasant. The room was very clean and modern. The hotel was located close to the Crown Precinct, but a little far from the shopping/ CBD of melbourne

Reviewed July 25, 2014
10.0
Exceptional
Debbie from Australia
Couple
Mini Double Room
Stayed 1 night in August 2018

Great location at a great price!”

The Great Southern Hotel is close to Southern Cross Station and public trams. The casino is a short walk away, as are DFO shops. I have stayed here frequently when visiting Melbourne. The staff are very helpful and there are a lot of information pamphlets available in the foyer about local attractions.

Reviewed September 04, 2018
10.0
Exceptional
Kenneth from Australia
Solo traveler
Stayed 4 nights in March 2017

Excellent location. Recommend!”

Enjoyed my trip to Melbourne, and staying at the Great Southern Hotel was good choice. Located adjacent to Southern Cross Station (transport hub), clean, tidy, friendly and efficient Staff. Wonderful breakfast. Value for money. Will stay here again!

Reviewed April 01, 2017
8.7
Excellent
Helen from Australia
Couple
Stayed 4 nights in July 2012

Excellent location and a fabulous room.”

Hotel just a short walk from airport Skybus terminus and Melbourne CBD.

Would stay at this hotel (now renamed The Great Southern Hotel) again. The foyer and lift were being refurbished during our stay but our room on the 6th floor was excellent and had recently(I think) been stylishly renovated. It provided a beautiful haven for our Melbourne stay and far exceeded our expectations considering the very reasonable nightly rate.

Reviewed July 19, 2012
9.0
Exceptional
Robert from Australia
Couple
Stayed 3 nights in March 2011

Great Location”

Excellent service at reception, Excellent shower, good bed.

We enjoyed our stay, stayed a couple of extra days which was in the new part of the hotel, all was good. The close proximity to Southern Cross Railway station was excellent. There was a supermarket just past the station, 7/11 and other small supermarket. Internet access close by. Staff we all friendly and helpful, check in and out was quick and efficient. We ate the restaurant next door which gave discount for hotel quests. We would stay again if in Melbourne.

Reviewed April 01, 2011
8.7
Excellent
Christoph from Austria
Couple
Stayed 2 nights in October 2012

best value for your money”

clean, save and centrally located

The Great Southern Hotel Melbourne is centrally located. There is still renovation going on but it is a very save and clean place to stay. It has a great price - value argument. The staff is friendly and very helpful so I am lucky that I have stayed there. Tram stop is just 2 mins away, city circle line 3mins away.

Reviewed October 15, 2012
8.7
Excellent
Rhonda from Australia
Couple
Standard Queen Room
Stayed 1 night in November 2015

Good hotel to stay for flying out early from Melb.”

1. Cleanliness, 2. because we were travelling early the next morning, the location and 3. the ease that we were able to access our rooms. The staff were very informative and helpful

We were very pleased with our choice to stay at The Great Southern Hotel not withstanding the higher cost of the room due to the Melbourne Cup being running the next day. (all accommodation in Melbourne city was higher for that weekend.) The staff were friendly and very helpful.

Reviewed November 05, 2015
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