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The Great Southern Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Hotel Sydney)
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Ranked #92 of 182 hotels in Sydney
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3 of 5 stars reviewed 2 days ago
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Sydney, Australia
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104 reviews 104 reviews
47 hotel reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel was great for the price. Clean, comfortable and close to central station, if that's the area you are looking for. Lots of restaurants and small eateries around. The room was not big, but was adequate for two people and luggage. Staff were ok. They didn't seem overly friendly or helpful. The hotel itself has a lot of history.... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is in an excellent location - very close to Paddy's Market and a short walk to Central Train Station, Darling Harbour, the rocks etc. The rooms are a reasonable size, clean (except for a weird stain on the duvet...eww), shower worked well, comfy bed and both soft and firm pillows. Staff are good and the pub downstairs is... More

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42 reviews 42 reviews
31 hotel reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I travel to Sydney often enough, and this hotel is where I usually choose to base myself when my partner doesn't come with me. The rooms are really quite pleasant, and the staff usually friendly and jovial. I love the old school feel of the place, and am yet to have a bad experience here. It is simple, clean and... More

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Taupo, Waikato, New Zealand
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed here twice, first time on 8th floor, glorious views over the city,, comfortable, clean room, friendly helpful staff. Second time on the 6th floor with a door to an ajoining room, not fun we could hear the neighbours having a raging fight at 5am. When I requested another room we were changed without hesitation and they moved all... More

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19 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Location was great for us, short walk to trains and buses. George Street goes all the way to Circular Quay with buses stopping right outside the hotel every few minutes. Average rooms, clean, good size. Liked the old 40's style they've kept! Didn't try the buffet, it didn't look that good, but the $10 breakfast sandwich was alright. All in... More

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41 reviews 41 reviews
23 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While definitely not the best appointed hotel around it is warm, comfortable, clean and nothing to complain about in any way. The hotel is average and fit for purpose but the location is excellent. Visual distance from Central train station which is fantastic. 2 minutes walk to Paddy's Markets & Chinatown, 5 minutes to Darling Harbour and 20-30 minutes to... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My Mother and I stayed at the Great Southern this week, the room wasn't huge but had everything we needed and it was clean. It is in a great location for getting virtually anywhere in Sydney and the staff were very helpful and friendly

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Canberra, Australia
12 reviews 12 reviews
5 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have stayed here a few times now so we knew what to expect. Nothing out of the ordinary one way or another - except to say the location is excellent for us. We arrived in Sydney by train and we travelled in Sydney either on foot or by train so to be situated between Central Station and Darling Harbour... More

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Blue Mountains
13 reviews 13 reviews
13 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stayed in a standard twin room on the third floor, facing the "courtyard" (basically a void space). Room was clean, functional, and well lit, however it was a little tight. Shower worked well. The mattress was soft and sagged. A lot of noise could be heard through the doors, otherwise the room was quiet. Air conditioning was a bit warm... More

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Southwell, United Kingdom
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

This hotel is a very good, budget accommodation option for Sydney, especially if you are going to see a show. It is very close to Chinatown, Paddys Market and the light rail which takes you to the Star and Lyric theatres in a very short time. The staff on reception were friendly and the only reason I didn't rate the... More

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Address: 717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Hotel Sydney)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
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