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 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 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

  • 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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Business services

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Shared 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

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    1.0 km
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    900 m
  • Melbourne Central Station
    1.3 km
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

The Great Southern Hotel Small Double RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Small Double RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Small Double Room
Small Double Room
Bed type: Double bed
Size: 11 m²
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  • Air conditioning
  • Private bathroom
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Room facilities
    The Great Southern Hotel Large RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Large RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Large Room
    Large Room
    Bed type: Double beds
    Size: 25 m²
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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      The Great Southern Hotel Superior Family Room Hotel informationThe Great Southern Hotel Superior Family Room Hotel informationThe Great Southern Hotel Superior Family Room Hotel information
      Superior Family Room
      Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons or Double bed or 1 Single bed
      Size: 35 m²
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Superior Family Room

      Room facilities
        Standard Double Room
        Bed type: Queen-size bed or Double bed or King-size bed
        Size: 16 m²
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        • Air conditioning
        • Private bathroom
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        This room features air-conditioning, heating, a TV and a fridge. Please note there is no housekeeping service during your entire stay in this room. Fresh towels and amenities can be collected at reception and used towels can be left outside the room for collection between 09:00 and 14:00 hours. There is an additional charge of AUD $20 per day for room cleaning. Please note that there is no capacity for additional guests.

        Room facilities
          The Great Southern Hotel Wing Double RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Wing Double RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Wing Double Room
          Wing Double Room
          Bed type: Double bed or 1 Single bed
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          West Wing Room

          Triple Room
          Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
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          Wing Suite
          Size: 15 m²
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          This suite has is air-conditioned and features a kettle, mircrowave and mini fridge. The kitchenette has a sink and bench only, no cutlery is provided.

          Room facilities
            The Great Southern Hotel Standard SuiteThe Great Southern Hotel Standard SuiteThe Great Southern Hotel Standard Suite
            Standard Suite
            Bed type: Queen-size bed
            Size: 15 m²
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            • Air conditioning
            • Private bathroom
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            This air-conditioned room is located in the lower courtyard, offering an open-air environment adjacent to your room. It features a flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom has a shower. Please note that the maximum occupancy is 2 (see Hotel Policies).

            Room facilities
              The Great Southern Hotel Family Double Room
              Family Double Room
              Bed type: Double bed or 2 Super King-size beds or 1 Single bed
              Size: 37 m²
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              • Air conditioning
              • Shower
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              Double Room (Family)

              Room facilities
                The Great Southern Hotel Family Triple RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Family Triple RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Family Triple Room
                Family Triple Room
                Bed type: Sleeping arrangements for 3 persons
                Size: 37 m²
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                Triple Room (Family)

                Room facilities
                  The Great Southern Hotel Superior Double RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Superior Double RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Superior Double Room
                  Superior Double Room
                  Bed type: King-size bed or 1 Single bed or Double bed
                  Size: 25 m²
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                  This double room features air conditioning and electric kettle

                  Room facilities
                    The Great Southern Hotel Mini RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Mini RoomThe Great Southern Hotel Mini Room
                    Mini Room
                    Bed type: Double bed
                    Size: 11 m²
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                    • Air conditioning
                    • Shower
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                    Room facilities
                      The Great Southern Hotel Mini SuiteThe Great Southern Hotel Mini SuiteThe Great Southern Hotel Mini Suite
                      Mini Suite
                      Bed type: Double bed
                      Size: 11 m²
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                      • Air conditioning
                      • Private bathroom
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                      This air-conditioned room is located in the lower courtyard, offering an open air-conditioned environment adjacent to your room. It features a flat-screen TV, a fridge and tea and coffee making facilities. The en suite bathroom has a shower. Please note that the maximum occupancy is 2 (see Hotel Policies).

                      Room facilities

                        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
                        • Flagstaff Train Station
                          1.0 km
                        Underground stations
                        • Flagstaff Station
                          900 m
                        • Melbourne Central Station
                          1.3 km
                        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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                        What's nearby

                        Tourist attractions

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

                        Popular areas

                        Places of interest

                        Train stations

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

                        Convention centers

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

                        Sport related

                        • Etihad Stadium - 600 m

                        Theaters

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

                        Galleries

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

                        Underground stations

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

                        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

                        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

                        Average guest rating

                        6.8out of 10
                        Very good
                        Based on 378 reviews

                        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
                          4.0 km
                        Airports
                        Train Stations
                        • Southern Cross Station
                          500 m
                        • Flagstaff Train Station
                          1.0 km
                        Underground stations
                        • Flagstaff Station
                          900 m
                        • Melbourne Central Station
                          1.3 km
                        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