We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
All 183 Sydney hotels

The Great Southern Hotel

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Hotel Sydney)
Hotel amenities
The Great Southern Hotel
Best prices for -
Enter dates for best prices
Check In Check Out
Show Prices
Compare best prices from top travel sites
and 6 more sites!
Save Saved
You added The Great Southern Hotel to your Saves list
62%
Ranked #92 of 183 Hotels in Sydney
Write a Review

484 reviews from our community

Traveler rating
    71
    219
    118
    44
    32
See reviews for
47
191
80
63
Rating summary
  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
Traveler tips help you choose the right room.   Room tips (119)
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Japanese first
  • Korean first
  • Russian first
  • Spanish first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
  • All months
    (484)
  • Mar-May only
    (131)
  • Jun-Aug only
    (105)
  • Sep-Nov only
    (134)
  • Dec-Feb only
    (114)
All months
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The rooms look modern and clean at first. The shower needed a bit of a clean under the door, fridge was too loud and aircon stoped working halfway through our stay. Also the blankest are really uncomfortable but the hotel was ok. We paid $160 p/n.

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Brisbane, Australia
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
12 hotel reviews
78 helpful votes 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

With a three night stay booked, I was relatively open minded with what to expect. I paid about $160 a night (from memory) for a double room so expected at least something relatively comfortable and wanted to be in a good location. From the outside the hotel doesn't look amazing and the lobby looks a little tired. There is a... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Norwich, United Kingdom
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel is one for guests who do not plan on spending too much time in the room - which to be fair will be a lot of visitors to Sydney. There is Tea and Coffee (though only sparing amounts) in the room, TV and a small bathroom with shower. They were very accommodating letting us check in early after... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Perth, Australia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
13 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Well located hotel within walking distance to Central railway Station. There is also a bus stop allmost outside the entrance. Althrough the roms are a bit dated, they are clean and have all mod cons. This hotel is excellent value for money.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Wollongong, Australia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We first stayed in this hotel in 1959, the night we were married. We have returned quite a few times since and the hotel rooms have been modernised. We rquested a room in the heritage section facing George St and our request was acted upon. The rooms are small but very comfortable for a stay of several nights. The location... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Hervey Bay, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The room itself was an excellent price. Great walking distance to most things. We walked from there to the Opera house one night which only took about 40 minutes.. But to shops and restaurants etc its only about 5 minutes. The room was tidy.. a little outdated but perfect if you're only there to sleep. Make sure you ask for... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Australia
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Arrived at hotel at 9.30am and were able to check in to room, fantastic was not expecting that. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room was extremely spacious (although this depends on which room you get as the rooms our friends had were considerably smaller but still adequate and good for the price) and clean, shower was good, beds were comfy.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived the hotel at 10:30am, but couldn't check in, we had to wait to after 2pm to check in. So we had to ask to store our luggage in their storage room, can't have a shower or change clothes. Hotel lobby has no nice and comfortable waiting areas, only has 4 chairs at the back of the restaurant in... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Bucharest, Romania
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
9 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was on holiday in Australia and I lived in this hotel. Very friendly and helpful, transportation to and from the airport was planned at the reception. Unfortunately, the fact that I was from Eastern European country has generated a more than polite but the issue was resolved in the process. I stayed with a nice impression.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Lake Macquarie, Australia
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 hotel reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The Great Southern Hotel in Sydney has the location, a competitive tariff, cleanliness and friendly efficient staff however the late night noise is concerning. It is possible that the noise is coming from itinerant workers in the construction industry who have permanent bookings. I believe hotel staff try to place guests away from the noisy rooms whenever possible? Our room... More

Was this review helpful? Yes 3
Questions? Get answers from hotel staff and past guests. Ask a question
Owners: What's your side of the story?
Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.
Manage your listing

Been to The Great Southern Hotel? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Additional Information about The Great Southern Hotel

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*
Number of rooms: 165
Reservation Options:
TripAdvisor is proud to partner with Hotels.com, Booking.com, Expedia, Agoda, Travelocity, Priceline, TripOnline SA, Odigeo and Tingo so you can book your The Great Southern Hotel reservations with confidence. We help millions of travelers each month to find the perfect hotel for both vacation and business trips, always with the best discounts and special offers.
Also Known As:
Great Southern Hotel
Great Southern Sydney

103 photos of this hotel

Traveler photos: See what travelers like you saw

Viewed
All traveler photos (95)
Viewed
Hotel & grounds (19)
Viewed
Room/suite (28)
Viewed
Bathroom (15)
Viewed
View from room (3)
Viewed
Dining (3)
Viewed
Other (27)

Management photos: Courtesy of the property manager

Viewed
All management photos (9)
Viewed
Room/suite (3)
Viewed
Business center/function rooms (1)
Viewed
Other (5)
Hotels you might also like...
Check In Check Out
Prices are for 1 room, 2 adults
Price Your Stay