The Great Southern

Melbourne, Australia

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
    • Double Bed
    • Tea/coffee maker
    • Central Heating
    • Bathroom
    • Internet Access
    • 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


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.


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 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.


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


  • Location
    "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." "Close to business sites."

  • Value for money
    "Best value for money"

    Price was excellent. You have to pay for wi fi. Overpriced backpackers hotel.

    "Fairly good value for money." "WiFi and breakfast pricey." "Affordable food."

  • Service
    "Service is adequate"

    Staff were friendly and professional. Desk staff unfriendly. Excellent service.

    "Reception and service are alright." "Friendly and professional staff, and great laundry service." "Housekeeping and management are lacking." "Room service could have been improved." "Recreation staff is nice." "Restaurant could offer better service." "Hotel security can be an issue."

  • Breakfast
    "Breakfast is average"

    No morning coffee. Dirty coffee cups. Worst hotel breakfast.

    "Breakfast is decent but expensive."

  • Comfort
    "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."

  • Room
    "Room needs to be improved"

    Terrible night sleep. Stained bed linen. Dirty bed sheets.

    "Badly maintained rooms with poor minibars and kitchenettes." "Okay beds, and room cleanliness and condition are acceptable." "Average sized rooms." "No views, poor A/C, TV's and furniture." "Shower can be a problem."

  • Bar and Beverages
    "Bar could improve"

    Empty beer. No bar.

    "Bar could improve."

  • WiFi
    "Complaints about WiFi"

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

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