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Great Southern Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
44 Spencer Street, Melbourne, VIC, 3000, Australia

4-star hotel with restaurant, near SEA LIFE Melbourne
  • Free WiFi
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From 920 reviews. TripAdvisor Traveller Rating.

TripAdvisor Traveller Rating

Great location
Delicious food
Best value for money
Fantastic service

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

from NZ$74
  • Standard Queen Room
  • Mini Double Room
  • Superior King room
  • Standard Queen Room with No Housekeeping
  • Superior King Room with No Housekeeping
  • Family Room
  • West Wing Room
  • Family Room (No Housekeeping)
  • Superior Twin Room
  • Superior Twin Room with No Housekeeping

What’s around Great Southern Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia


  • In Melbourne Central Business District
  • SEA LIFE Melbourne - 4 min walk
  • Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre - 6 min walk
  • Marvel Stadium - 14 min walk
  • Eureka Tower - 16 min walk
  • Bourke Street Mall - 16 min walk
  • Federation Square - 17 min walk
  • Melbourne Arts Centre - 20 min walk

Getting around

  • Melbourne, VIC (MEL-Tullamarine) - 19 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (MEB-Essendon) - 15 min drive
  • Melbourne, VIC (AVV-Avalon) - 39 min drive
  • Southern Cross Station - 5 min walk
  • Flinders Street Station - 15 min walk
  • Spotswood Station - 8 min drive
  • Flagstaff Station - 15 min walk
  • Melbourne Central Station - 21 min walk
  • North Melbourne Station - 26 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 268 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-5:30 AM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Required at check-in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas

  • Free WiFi in rooms



  • Self parking *

Payment types at the property

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Buffet breakfast daily (surcharge)
  • Restaurant
Things to do
  • Bicycle rentals nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage
  • Multilingual staff
  • Number of buildings/towers - 2
  • Elevator
  • Television in common areas
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible path of travel
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Sleep well
  • Blackout drapes/curtains
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
Stay connected
  • Free WiFi
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia’s small print

Also known as

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


Parking height restrictions apply.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs AUD 25 per night

Buffet breakfast is offered for an extra charge of AUD 24.00 for adults and AUD 24 for children (approximately)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

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Most helpful reviewsReviews are sorted based on what customers found most helpful and our recommendations

Good 7.6 From 2,796 reviews

Poor 2.0
Terrible staff and extremely difficult check in
Room conditions were nice and on par with expectations. However the staff were terrible, unprofessional, and not helpful at all. I had a problem with check-in because my room booking was under my shortened name instead of my full lengthy legal name as per my ID. Staff refused to check-in and claimed that as per company policy, the names must match legal names, and I quote from the staff: "the names must match like airline travels". Wtf... I've stayed at hundreds of hotels from all over the world and not a single one ever caused a fuss with this issue. The staff refused to acknowledge my booking confirmation email with all the details presented to them. Furthermore the staff refused me to escalate the absurd issue to their manager. I ended up having to seek help from staff over the phone to assist with the total bs paperwork of name change to room booking. After wasting 40 minutes messing around with the terrible staff and their unorthodox, archaic processes, I finally managed to check in. To top it off, the clowns wrote my wrong name in the check in slip despite all the fuss about the importance of matching names "like an airline ticket". If I didn't make the booking via, I'd have most likely lost my prepaid booking fees because room changes can't be done on the spot and needs to go through online booking platform. Stay away from these clowns. Seriously not worth the headache dealing with this incompetent bunch who treat customers like absolute dirt.
auOther trip
Good 6.0
Everything went wrong, from check in till check ou
My experience here has been awful from beginning to check out. This was mainly due to issues with staff. They staff at reception works by the book without having knowledge of customer service, accomodate guest’s requests because they care. They simply don’t care. As a guest I felt completely pushed away all the time I had to deal with them. So I am not motivated to return as a client or suggest to stay in this hotel to family, friends and clients. I have also warned one of them, that the result of having a client complaining and not being happy costs to the hotel much more money than giving out a voucher for a better internet connection or allow the guest to check out one hour later free of charge. But nothing changed in their attitude, they simply don’t care. And the worst thing is they introduce themselves as duty manager, giving a really bad image of the hotel. As a customer you don’t want to feel as a number. Plus I explained her that each guests have different needs, some may need to check out early due to work or early flight, some may need to stay a bit longer. But again she was very firm in her position showing a completely lack of flexibility, just offering a complimentary late check out of only half an hour, not even a hour like in all other hotels worldwide. So I am not happy about my stay here and I wouldn’t suggest to stay at this hotel as there are many probably better other options just next door.
au1 night trip
Good 6.0
Inner city close to Train and Tram.
CONS: Alot of noise can be heard within the room. Felt like a window was open as that's how loud it was or the walls were thin enough you could hear the next room. Poor bathroom design, 10mm gap between shower door and wall allowed water to enter bathroom area, along the top of the tiles, even if bath matt was down. Back light behind mirror must have had loose wire as it required a wiggle to operate and even then it didn't stay on for long. $25/day for parking at secure parking not within the hotels area gave the break away budget a bit of a dint. Biggest disappointment was the strong smell of cigarettes as you walked out of either your room or as you exited the lift. Extremely disappointing to see wall ashtrays located on our floor. Thought motels were required to be smoke free zones??? PROS: Water pressure in shower was great. Location was great, within the free tram zone which saved the feet and we saw more of the city than originally planned. Dinner meal in restaurant was fantastic, great size. Breakfast buffet options the same as 99% of other stays but pastries were alot smaller. Staff were great to deal with. Could have a chat with them and they were very helpful.
Tim, au2 night family trip
Very good 8.0
The hotel is in a great position, as we traveled by train from Sydney. On arrival my companion was upset that our room did not have a window, she is claustrophobic and declared that she could not sleep in this room! When booking this hotel it didn't occur to me to request a window. The staff on duty had a mixed reaction to our dilemma,with one particular man finally placing us in a standard queen room ( we had booked a twin room but none available with a window). Unfortunately I have neglected to record this man's name but it was Ramen ( or something similar). The one person who had no interest in helping us (in fact was quite angry) was Jonathon,who I feel does not belong in customer service.Our arrival time was between 6.30 and 7.00 pm on Wednesday 3rd July.
auOther trip
Very good 8.0
The bathroom sink was placed below a glass shelf not allowing room to wash and clean teeth. The exhaust fan needs to be renewed - was very loud. The bearings had had their day. Furniture could do with a revarnish. TV remote was at times difficult to operate The carpet had a few stains. Reception wanted to charge for a movie which I didn't want - The charge was reversed however it appears that the system charged a particular movie to my room. Maybe it was a result to the faulty remote as I difficulty moving around the various menu selections. I do remember looking at the movie selections but had no desire or intention to purchase. They told me that I would have had to select the movie and then confirm and the record showed that I watched it for an hour. As I wrote above, the charge was reversed but the suspicion was on me
auFamily trip

Great Southern Hotel Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia

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