The Great Southern

Melbourne, Australia

74%
10 K reviews
Good boutique hotel. Close to Skybus. Close to public transportation and the train station.
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  • Wi-Fi
  • Parking
  • Restaurant
  • 24h Service
  • TV
  • Fitness
  • Room
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Central Heating
    • Bathroom
    • Internet Access
    • Shower
    • Fridge
    • Hairdryer
    • Air conditioning (centrally regulated)
    • Minibar
  • Facility
    • WLAN access
    • Bar(s)
    • Laundry Service
    • Room Service
    • Hotel Room Safe
    • Public Internet Access
44 Spencer Street Melbourne Victoria 3000

Location

The hotel is located in Melbourne's city centre, just a short walk from Southern Cross Station and across the river from the Crown Entertainment Complex. It is situated close to all of Melbourne’s action and tourist attractions such as the Etihad Stadium, Melbourne Exhibition and Convention Centre, Melbourne Aquarium and Rialto Tower Observation Desk. Restaurants and bars, Spencer Street Station and the Transportation Terminus can also be found close by. The hotel's location offers convenient access to public transportation links and Melbourne's most fashionable shopping, entertainment, restaurant, theatre, sporting, arts and cultural venues.

Facilities

Services and facilities at the hotel include a safe, a restaurant, a bar, room service, a laundry service and a business centre. Wireless internet access (for a fee) is available to guests in the public areas. Those arriving in their own vehicles can leave them in the car park of the hotel.

Rooms

Rooms feature air conditioning, central heating and a bathroom. A double bed ensures a good night's sleep. There is also a minibar. Additional features include a fridge and a tea/coffee station. Internet access, a telephone, a TV and WiFi (for a fee) add to the comfort of the holiday. The accommodation units include a bathroom with a shower. A hairdryer can also be found in each of the bathrooms. Special family rooms are available for families with children.

Sports/Entertainment

The accommodation offers travellers a range of leisure and recreation facilities, including tennis (for a fee). Fun and entertainment are offered by a casino.

Ratings

  • Location
    95%
    "Great location"

    Location was superb. Superb location. Fabulous location.

    "Great location." "Near public transport, airport, and train station." "Central location with great sightseeing, dining out and shopping." "Accessible by car, but parking is costly."

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  • Food
    84%
    "Delicious food"

    Excellent restaurant. Meal was lovely. Great restaurant downstairs.

    "Restaurant is insufficiently clean but affordable, with good food and a great menu." "Dining experience was average while the pizzas were top notch." "Bad snacks."

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  • Value for money
    71%
    "Best value for money"

    Excellent value for the price. Excellent room rate. Excellent price/night.

    "Best value for money." "WiFi and breakfast pricey." "Affordable food."

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  • Service
    71%
    "Fantastic service"

    Staff were welcoming. Staff were friendly and professional. Staff were amazing.

    "Friendly and professional staff, and great laundry service." "Decent management, reception, and restaurant service." "Room service is average." "Recreation staff is nice." "Concierge service is average."

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  • Breakfast
    58%
    "Breakfast is average"

    Continental breakfast expensive. Coffee cups too small. Worst hotel breakfast.

    "Breakfast is decent but expensive."

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  • Room
    49%
    "Room needs to be improved"

    Cold water tap was broken. Terrible night sleep. Stained bed linen.

    "Badly maintained rooms with subpar minibars and TVs." "Rooms are decent size and age, and have adequate beds." "Bathrooms have cleanliness issues and A/C is lacking." "Shower can be a problem." "Kitchenette is acceptable." "Adequate balcony."

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  • Comfort
    47%
    "More comfort would be nice"

    Broken AirCon. Terrible night sleep. Stained bed linen.

    "Uncomfortable, with guests complaining about noise and the A/C." "Average-sized rooms with alright beds."

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  • Bar and Beverages
    42%
    "Bar could improve"

    Empty beer.

    "Bar could improve."

  • WiFi
    34%
    "Complaints about WiFi"

    Paid for internet access. Pathetic Internet connection. Terrible wifi.

    "Wifi quality could be improved." "Relatively high internet cost."

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