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 area

 Meeting facilities

Business center

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

 Child-friendly

Cribs/Baby cots

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 Great Southern Hotel is a 3-star property only 2.4 km from Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Renovated in 2009, the superior hotel has welcomed guests since 1939.

The ideal location near Flagstaff subway station offers an access to an aquarium, a stadium and casinos as well as a mall and fairgrounds. Melbourne Aquarium, Eureka Skydeck 88 and Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre are located 350 meters from the hotel.

The nearby surroundings feature convention centers, trade fairs and exhibition centers.

Guests can reach The Great Southern Hotel by car from Essendon airport in 20 minutes.

Rooms

This property has 258 guestrooms including Family Single Room, Wing Suite and Large Double Room appointed with a private toilet, a laptop safe, individual climate control, central heating and a closet. Rooms offer a beautiful view over the city. The rooms feature modern décor and family bathrooms with towels, a hairdryer and a bathtub.

Eat & Drink

Every morning at the restaurant guests may enjoy varied buffet breakfast. The 24-hour restaurant serves Asian cuisine in a warm atmosphere. The luxury bar serves a selection of coffee and tea.

Services

Hotel services include tour assistance, laundry and 24-hour reception maintained by multilingual staff.

Relax

Beach facilities at The Great Southern Hotel include benches and showers.

Internet

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

Guest Parking

private parking is possible on site at AUD 25 per day.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   4.  Number of rooms:   258.

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Facilities

General

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

Services

  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Medical facilities service
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs/Baby cots

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

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

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator
  • Electric kettle

Media

  • Flat-screen TV
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Policies

Check-in

  • from  10 am

Check-out

  • until  2 pm

Children and extra beds

  • 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
    4.0 km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    500 m
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    900 m
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 floors:
    4
  • Number of rooms:
    258

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Rooms and availability

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Superior Family Room
Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed
Size: 35 m²
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    Standard Double Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds or Queen-size bed or 1 Single bed
    Size: 16 m²
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    Standard Spencer Room

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      Wing Room
      Bed type: 1 Single bed or Double bed
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      West Wing Room

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      Wing Suite
      Size: 15 m²
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        Family Room
        Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or King-size bed and 2 Single beds or 2 King-size beds
        Size: 37 m²
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        Family Room

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          Superior Double Room
          Bed type: King-size bed or Double bed
          Size: 25 m²
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          Superior Courtyard King

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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
              4.0 km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Southern Cross Station
              500 m
            Underground stations
            • Flagstaff Station
              900 m
            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 floors:
              4
            • 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

            Popular areas

            • Crown Casino - 500 m
            • Southbank Promenade - 900 m

            Places of interest

            Train stations

            Convention centers

            Monuments and Landmarks

            • Eureka Tower - 800 m

            Parks

            • Etihad Stadium - 600 m

            Golf courses and Country clubs

            • Melbourne Aquarium - 900 m

            Underground stations

            Local attractions

            • Museum of Chinese Australian History Inc. - 1.6 km
              22 Cohen Place, Melbourne
            • Parliament House of Victoria - 1.9 km
              Spring Street, Melbourne
            • St. Patrick's Cathedral - 2.2 km
              1 Cathedral Place, Melbourne
            • Wonderland Fun Park - 1.9 km
              120 Pearl River Rd, Melbourne
            • King's Domain Gardens - 2.1 km
              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: 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 floors:
              4
            • Number of rooms:
              258

            Hotel Awards

            AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedMelbourneThe Great Southern Hotel

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            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

            Average guest rating

            6.8out of 10
            Very good
            Based on 379 reviews

            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
              4.0 km
            Airports
            Train Stations
            • Southern Cross Station
              500 m
            Underground stations
            • Flagstaff Station
              900 m
            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 floors:
              4
            • 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