The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
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The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane

103 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
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3.5
#92 of 164 hotels in Brisbane
4.6 of 5 bubbles
Location
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Cleanliness
3.9 of 5 bubbles
Service
3.8 of 5 bubbles
Value
Great Southern Hotel Brisbane (formerly Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George) offers a variety of fully refurbished standard and executive rooms in the heart of Brisbane's CBD (Central Business District). Each of our 99 rooms are equipped with air conditioning, a refrigerator, tea/coffee making facilities, flat-screen TV’s, an iPod dock and a work desk. Whether for business or leisure, you will appreciate having the best of Brisbane at your doorstep as we are a short walk from the exciting Treasury Casino, Brisbane City Hall, the Botanic Gardens, Queen Street Mall and Roma Street Parkland. Also, The Brisbane Convention & Exhibition Center, Suncorp Stadium and the Gabba are within easy reach of the hotel. Highlights at this hotel include 24-hour reception, a restaurant and secure parking is available at an additional cost (Subject to availability).
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Property amenities
Paid private parking on-site
Car park
Wifi
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Baggage storage
Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Breakfast available
Room features
Safe
Flatscreen TV
Room types
Non-smoking rooms
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HOTEL CLASS
Star ratings are intended to indicate the general level of features, amenities, and services to expect. This property is classified according to Giata.
4.0 of 5 stars
HOTEL STYLE
River View
Green
Languages Spoken
English, Chinese

Location

103 George Street, Brisbane, Queensland 4000 Australia
Getting there
Great for walkers
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Brisbane Intl Airport
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Tyla Elwers wrote a review Feb 2020
St George, Australia7 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Check in was easy and staff were friendly. The room had a view of the Brisbane River and Southbank (however there was construction in front of the building so the view will likely be obstructed when that is completed). Parking was included in the PAW package (otherwise is $25) and they allowed me to leave the vehicle in the car park a couple past checkout. The car park is very tight in some spots and is only 1.80-1.90 height restrictions so not suitable for large vehicles. Overall, the stay was good, the bed was comfortably and the price was very reasonable ($85 for two people for one night).
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Date of stay: February 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Jeremy wrote a review Jul 2021
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Had not stayed here for a while, last stay was a standard queen it was ok so we thought for the price lets book here again, (Friday -Sunday) some reviews we read seemed a bit scary but we decided to book the PET package which included the parking and wi-fi in the price all up very affordable and easy, The staff were great, very friendly and helpful.
The location is fantastic near the casino and the Queen street mall and not far at all from south bank.
If you are fussy or a perfectionist this isn't the place for you, go to the flash places that cost 2 to 3 times more lol but if your happy to get the best value and some where clean and reasonably comfortable this is the place.
We enjoyed it so much we are booked the same package for in a few weeks time for my birthday.
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Date of stay: July 2021
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
4.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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Response from Jonathan Wigan, Other at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
Responded 15 Jul 2021
Hi, Thank you for sharing your experience with us. We appreciate the high ratings which you have provided for the Great Southern Hotel Brisbane. Please be advised that our Reception would be glad to assist you in case of queries related to the hotel’s updates and room amenities. Indeed, your kind words will truly inspire us to continue bringing out the best service to our guests. We hope to see you again and thank you for staying with us! Sincerely, The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
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NielsAndMary wrote a review Dec 2021
Humpty Doo, Australia159 contributions78 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
Very happy with this hotel and the friendly reception staff. Located in the CBD, everything is within walking distance, including South Bank. Room large and comfy.
The reception staff let us hire a hotel car park space for a visit by family - impressed. We'll be back. Cheers Niels and Mary, Humpty Doo, NT, Australia, Down Under
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Date of stay: November 2021
4.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
5.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Jonathan Wigan, Other at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
Responded 7 Dec 2021
Hi Niels and Mary, We are inspired by your kind words for The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane. We do take pride in catering to our guests’ needs the best way we can. Because of your perfect rating, we will surely continue bringing out the best service to our guests. Kindly be advised that our staff would be happy to assist you in case of queries related to our various room services. Thank you for staying with us and we hope to see you again at GSH! Sincerely, The Great Southern Hotel Team
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Rob wrote a review Jan 2020
Sydney, Australia5 contributions1 helpful vote
5.0 of 5 bubbles
Pleasant room, helpful staff, good breakfast, clean pool and central location; what more could you want ! Located near the casino and associated free public transport, this is a very accessible location. The staff helped us to obtain the best available room price via their app and this helpfulness is consistent with our experience over our 3 day stay. The room was recently renovated and unaffected by background 'city noise' (like garbage trucks).
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Date of stay: January 2020
5.0 of 5 bubblesValue
4.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
4.0 of 5 bubblesService
Room Tip: Building construction almost across the road means city-side rooms are quieter.
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Isabelle wrote a review Jan 2020
3 contributions2 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
There was a small problem with our room but the front desk were more than happy to help and changed our rooms without a problem! The room was spacious, clean and had a modern feel to it. The hot breakfast was exceptional and the cook was very obliging and friendly. The location is right near city centre and very close to public transport and walking distance to the local markets, museum, Goma gallery and probably much more! Overall the hotel had a very nice welcoming feel to it and came with a great price.
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Date of stay: January 2020Trip type: Travelled with family
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Jeremy wrote a review Nov 2021
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We are regulars to this motel, 6 times over the last year
We love the PAW's package guaranteeing secure WiFi , a car park early check in and late check out.
This last trip was very disappointing, I always call on the day of travel to confirm parking, all good.
As we arrive new person at the desk attempted to charge us for parking, I had to point out it was included in the package. 
No WiFi password in the envelope which is for the secure wifi, we were told to just use the the free unsecured wifi (not the deal)
No bathroom supplies (soap, shower gel ect).. we asked and was just given some soap packages as cleaners had gone home. We also confirmed we had a 12pm checkout on our last day but on the day of leaving at 10.45am we get a phone call saying it's a 10am checkout why haven’t we checked out, I reminded him as part of the package its a 12pm check out and we had confirmed this, they said there was no note on the system, about the late check out. (PART of the package anyway but we did!)
We left at 11.15am. Dropping the key cards in the card box on exit as we didn’t feel like dealing with them again and we have done this previously.
12.26pm I have a missed call from the motel, when I tried to return the call there was no answer. 
Please train your Staff on your OWN package deals and their details we don’t need the humiliation of being called out by your staff (3 times) and having to explain that we are in the right and they would know this if they could just know and follow your own package deals and procedures
We will be in Brisbane again soon but will go somewhere where the staff know what they are doing.
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Date of stay: November 2021
3.0 of 5 bubblesValue
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
3.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
Room Tip: question staff about you package
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Response from Jonathan Wigan, Other at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
Responded 14 Nov 2021
Dear Jeremy, Thank you for your time on the phone yesterday. I would like to apologise once again for your negative experience on your recent stay with us. We appreciate your feedback as it helps us to improve our service. We hope to see you again soon. Regards, The Great Southern Hotel Team
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John P wrote a review May 2020
Brisbane Region, Australia148 contributions54 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
I had to overnight in Brisbane and decided to stay at the Great Southern because I had stayed there many tines when it was called The Chifley.
The Great Southern was offering a really cheap deal for a Brisbane CBD location too.
However my stay was a great disappointment!
At check in I asked about meals and was told that the restaurant was closed due to COVID-19. Of course for anyone who had been living under a rock this year this would have come as news and the simple fact that you could see the barricaded off restaurant from reception might have offered some clue too!
What was the most disappointing part was there was no offer of alternatives or 'here are the places that deliver to here.' It seemed to be important for reception to get back to talking to each other.
My room was a disappointment as it appeared to have been refurbished having an uncovered light fitting in the main room, a cover falling off in the bathroom, no tissues and no pen just seemed to lack simple touches that a supposed 4 star establishment has.
I was also entertained by cat in the corridor outside my room that miaowed and tried to get in before another guest picked it up.
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Date of stay: May 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
3.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
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aewerner wrote a review Jan 2020
Tyler, Texas12 contributions4 helpful votes
2.0 of 5 bubbles
We Hotwired this hotel under the presumption that it was a 4 star hotel. It could not be further from the truth. The beds were extremely uncomfortable, the pillows were so thin we had to each sleep with two for support, and the bathroom provided one small bar of soap (no shampoo or anything). The AC hardly worked, and the wifi went out every couple of hours or so. This hotel was extremely outdated, and our room looked nothing like the pictures online. Beware! It was clean though.
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Date of stay: January 2020
2.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
2.0 of 5 bubblesService
2.0 of 5 bubblesSleep Quality
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YumBunny wrote a review Jul 2020
21 contributions35 helpful votes
1.0 of 5 bubbles
We are horrified that such disgusting accommodation is allowed to exist and will be telling the authorities. Drug addicts pushed us for money and cigarettes in the smoke filled corridors and lift terrifying my wife. The place was filthy and disgusting. We rejected the first 'superior' room we were given as it was grimy and stank. The second room was no different but too late to go elsewhere. There was a used, wet face washer hanging on the tap in the shower, and used soap in the dish. The furniture was very old, chipped, dirty, and grimy. The soiled lounge was tip-worthy decades ago. The lamp was broken with the shade fallen down. The TV bracket was broken, we had to prop it up with a chair and two face washers. The room and dirty corridors stank of cigarette smoke. We were awoken at 5 am to smoke streaming into our room through gaps in the door and also through the a/c ducts, at the same time someone in an adjoining room was thumping the walls. Later someone was thumping the corridor walls and angrily swearing. The lift door had something milky dribbling down it that had long ago hardened. Used tissues were left on the dirty corridor floors that had ripped carpet edges and appeared not to have been vacuumed for a long time. We had booked for 2 nights, but left our car in the car-park and transferred to another hotel for the second night, where we immediately had showers to wash away the filth we experienced in The Great Southern Hotel. We ended up paying for 3 nights accommodation in Brisbane for a 2 night stay. We were also given no Covid documentation to fill in at Reception that the second hotel told us was the law. The Reception area is quite clean to deceive you about the rest of the place. It's simple, don't in a million years consider staying in this disgusting, filthy, frightening dump. Cheap does not equal filthy. This placed used to okay when it was The Rendezvous Hotel and prior to that The Marque, now it is revolting. It's the drug addicts reviewing it with high points so that they have a supply of innocent, potential victims to harass in the lift and corridors. Terrifying place.
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Date of stay: July 2020
1.0 of 5 bubblesRooms
1.0 of 5 bubblesCleanliness
1.0 of 5 bubblesService
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Response from Rhianna Mallows, Other at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
Responded 22 Jul 2020
Hi John, We apologise for your experience during your recent stay at the Great Southern Hotel Brisbane. We want our guests to enjoy their stay at GSH, so your report of a disturbing experience caused by cleanliness and maintenance issues are a serious concern for us. Please allow for us to share that we have passed your feedback on to our Housekeeping and Maintenance departments and appropriate actions have been taken to resolve these issues. Thank you for bringing this issue to our attention as it helps us improve our services. Regards, The Great Southern Hotel Team
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Sam R wrote a review Dec 2020
1 contribution
1.0 of 5 bubbles
Well let’s start with something positive, the view is amazing buttttttt the room was not cleaned to my standard, it smelt like 💩poo poo. Plus can someone please answer my question. Why is there a latch on the wall below the window view as well two king size bed in one room that is pretty much a studio room?

Thanks you
Worst stay ever
Kisses everyone and who you enjoy your day/night
God bless you 🙏✝️
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Date of stay: December 2020Trip type: Travelled with friends
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Response from The Great Southern Hotel, Other at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
Responded 23 Dec 2020
Hi D5765PDsamr, Thank you for your feedback. We apologise for your experience during your recent stay at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane. Appropriate actions have been taken by the Housekeeping department to resolve the issue with the smell. The latch on the wall is an old anchor point which was used by workers who operate at heights. These anchors are no longer in use. Nowadays, we have anchor points installed outside of the building. Regards, The Great Southern Hotel Team
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Answer from John C
Sydney, Australia18 contributions5 helpful votes
It does not surprise me at all. I arrived as a tour manager of a group of fifteen with the WIFI down. Whilst the staff worked diligently to get it fixed it took them until the next working day to have the issue fixed. The staff also tried to put on a brave face and try to help out. We can attest that the car park is too small as one of vans on a previous visit was damaged trying to navigate the tight corners of the car park. I did find also lifts being shared as goods lifts. Not the professional look that a four star hotel should be portraying.
Chris B asked a question Nov 2017
Gladstone, Australia1 contribution
Do you have parking? What are the costs and is the parking secured?
Answer from MARTY
Brisbane, Australia207 contributions6 helpful votes
Yes but you will only fit if you have a small tiny car I can not believe that thing they call a car park. Is not a car park at all. It is the tiniest car park I’ve ever seen I’ve scratched my Mercedes Benz Rim because it’s so small. It needs to be a wider carpark. :)
Clare B asked a question Mar 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions12 helpful votes
Has the restaurant reopened yet and what is the current situation with renovations? Thanks
Clare B asked a question Mar 2017
Christchurch, New Zealand45 contributions12 helpful votes
Has the restaurant reopened yet and what is the current situation with renovations? Thanks
Answer from Meee86
Oslo, Norway44 contributions24 helpful votes
24h reseption, not sure about the check in..
Phillip B wrote a tip Oct 2023
Miami, United States127 contributions48 helpful votes
4.0 of 5 bubbles
"Get a room facing the back of the building, not the front street."
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Michele C wrote a tip Jun 2023
1 contribution
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"Just steer clear! The photos on the web site are VERY misleading! "
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Wendy V wrote a tip Nov 2022
Canberra, Australia70 contributions23 helpful votes
5.0 of 5 bubbles
"Order the breakfast. It is well priced and plenty to eat. "
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Jeremy wrote a tip Nov 2021
Brisbane, Australia4 contributions
2.0 of 5 bubbles
"question staff about you package"
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Tony H wrote a tip Nov 2020
2 contributions
3.0 of 5 bubbles
"It pays to request a room above the 10th level."
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PRICE RANGE
$137 - $184 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
brisbane marque hotel
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Rendezvous Hotel Brisbane on George
LOCATION
AustraliaQueenslandBrisbane RegionBrisbane
NUMBER OF ROOMS
99
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane
Which popular attractions are close to The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane?
Nearby attractions include Fox In a Box Brisbane Escape Rooms (0.4 km), Brisbane's Theatre of Magic (0.2 km), and Escape Manor (0.5 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, internet access, and facilities for disabled guests.
What food & drink options are available at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant and breakfast during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane?
Yes, a parking garage, paid private parking on-site, and secured parking are available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane?
Conveniently located restaurants include Betty's Burgers, Moo Moo The Wine Bar + Grill, and The Walnut Restaurant & Lounge Bar.
Is The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane located near the city centre?
Yes, it is 0.6 km away from the centre of Brisbane.
Which languages are spoken by the staff at The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane?
The staff speaks multiple languages, including English and Chinese.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Boggo Road Gaol (Jail) (2.5 km), Brisbane Arcade (0.4 km), and Newstead House (3.1 km).
Does The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane have any great views?
Yes, guests often enjoy the river view available here.
Is The Great Southern Hotel Brisbane accessible?
Yes, it offers facilities for disabled guests. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.
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