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 comfortable 3-star Great Southern Hotel is a great place to stay in Melbourne. Great Southern Hotel has been welcoming guests to its non-smoking rooms since 1939.

The property is located in South Melbourne district, 2.4km from Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) and Royal Botanic Gardens Melbourne. Guests can get to Melbourne city center, which is 4km away.

Convention centers, trade fairs and exhibition centers are steps away from the hotel.

A short 10-minute walk to Flagstaff subway station. Fast access to Essendon airport within 20km is provided.

Rooms

The hotel offers 258 rooms with a beautiful view on the courtyard appointed with a kitchenette, a heating system, satellite TV, a mini-refrigerator and a minibar and offering private bathrooms with a shower, complimentary toiletries and a bathtub. They are equipped with a microwave and coffee/tea makers.

Eat & Drink

Every day a varied varied buffet breakfast is served. A fine selection of Asian dishes is served at the open-air restaurant.

Services

Great Southern Hotel offers internet access and a business center along with dry cleaning, concierge service and ironing service.

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 rooms:   258.

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Facilities

General

  • Paid Wi-Fi
  • Paid on-site 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

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Tours/Ticket assistance

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center

Children's facilities

  • Cribs available

Room view

  • Courtyard view

Room facilities

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

Bathroom

  • Private 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

  • One child under the age of 6 may stay free of charge when using existing bedding. 
  • 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
    4.0km
Airports
Train Stations
  • Southern Cross Station
    500 m
  • Flagstaff Train Station
    1.0km
Underground stations
  • Flagstaff Station
    900 m
  • Melbourne Central Station
    1.3km
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 rooms:
    258

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Rooms and availability

Standard Double Room
Bed type: Queen Size bed or Double Bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 16m2
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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
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    Wing Suite
    Size: 15m2
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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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 Family Twin Room
      Family Twin Room
      Bed type: 2 Single beds or Double Bed
      Size: 37m2
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      • Air conditioning
      • Shower
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      Twin Room (Family/ Room Only)

      Room facilities
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        Superior Double Room
        Bed type: Double Bed or King Size bed or Twin beds
        Size: 25m2
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        • Air conditioning
        • Shower
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        Twin Room (Superior/ Room Only)

        Room facilities
          Mini Double Room
          Bed type: Double Bed
          Size: 11m2
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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).

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

            Tourist attractions

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

            Popular areas

            Places of interest

            Train stations

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

            Convention centers

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

            Sport related

            • Etihad Stadium - 600 m

            Theaters

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

            Galleries

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

            Underground stations

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

            Local Attractions

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

            Near the hotelNear 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: Sushi, 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 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

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