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The Great Southern Hotel

717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Hotel Sydney)
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  • 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
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

I stayed here overnight as a getaway to Sydney from Brisbane. I haven't stayed in many hotels in Sydney but this is in a very good location, 5 minute walk from Central Station. The hotel is fine from the outside, typical art deco style and it's the same inside. If you like old architecture, you'll love this. This isn't a... More 

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FEATHERSTONE ENGLAND
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Located close to the station and Darling Harbour with plenty of transport options available. Nice to see the Art Deco design retained and pleasantly surprised by the comfort and quality of our room. The staff were very friendly and helpful and we would use the hotel again although the restaurant food (breakfast) was very poor and not satisfactory to say... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This accommodation was booked by our travel agent. We were expecting 3.5 star. We arrived late into Sydney after a long journey and were dropped down the road by our taxi (no taxi drop off at front of hotel - we later learned that taxi's pick up and drop off around the back). We walked back a couple of blocks... More 

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Birmingham, United Kingdom
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27 reviews 27 reviews
11 hotel reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for 3 nights. The hotel is a bit tired but the rooms are clean and tidy. The meals weren't bad either for the price but the best thing is the location. The free bus (555) stops outside and takes you down to the quay. You can also catch the official bus bus outside, which is good value for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location's great cos' it's just next to Chinatown. We can find food at almost anytime of the day. There's also a coles and woolworth around the corner. But the layout of the building makes it difficult to find our rooms, need some time to get oriented. Took us a while to figure out the fastest way to get to our... More 

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Maclean, New South Wales, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi - We stayed two nights at the Great Southern Hotel Sydney 13th and 14th April. We found the Room very clean and comfortable. The staff were very friendly and helpful. There are many restaurants in the area to choose . It is a five minute walk from Central Station and halfway to station is the YMCA restaurant where we... More 

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Marathon, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is old and in need of updating. Its clean but lacks amenities ie pool, fitness center, bellman service, book exchange or internet room. You have to pay extra for the already installed room safe. The room temperature is controlled by the front desk so to raise or lower, it requires contacting then each time. Jimmy at the front... More 

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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I stayed for 5 night and could not have been happier. Location is ideal (e.g. We were 2 mins walk from the Capitol Theatre where we saw Les Miserables "Fantastic Show") and the hotel is close to the city with the free 555 bus passing by the front door taking 10 min to get to Darling Harbour... More 

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Hatfield, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Location of this hotel was great- near to central tube and walkable down town to Harbour and opera house if you wanted a nice stroll and not raining. Noisy rooms and very old fashioned decor and beds.Twin beds very close together and brown blankets- like 1970's hotel. Wardrobe ok with safe in but no details re what to do to... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The location was great for our needs, lots of food places and walking distance to Darling Harbor (about 2 km) but we did not get any information of the unfriendly staff when checking in only a we need a deposit of $50.00. NO INFORMATION in the rooms about the PAID tv and very EXPENSIVE internet( $10 per secession (2hrs) but... More 

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