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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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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    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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24 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Have stayed at this hotel before with poor results in relation to comfort. However, I could not surpass a Sunday night booking for $89, and this time booked directly through the hotel and not through an internet booking site / third party. Well, it was a vast improvement over previous stays, the shower regulator was spot on, the bed was... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a great 3 night stay here. The room was 15m2 and had everything we needed including a bigger than normal fridge and a Sealy posturepedic mattress, Everything is new looking, cleanliness was great. The location is perfect, we got the airport train to Central, got out on Eddy Avenue and walked to the left and saw it easily on... More 

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Wollongong, New South Wales, Australia
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33 reviews
17 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This Hotel is in an unbeatable location if you need to be near Central station or within walking distance of Darling Harbour. Check in was efficient, the room was clean and rather spacious. The bed could have been a little more comfortable, but definitely not a deal breaker at the price!

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Sydney
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel is located in a central location in Chinatown Sydney, near Central station. The staff were friendly and check in and out was hassle free. The front bar has reasonably priced drinks for the city and has a pleasant atmosphere. The bistro serves delicious food at good prices too. The rooms are on the small side but equipped with... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

For though looking for a simple room with access to public transport the Great Southern Hotel is an excellent choice. The hotel is only a short walk from Central station and Eddy Ave bus stands with Paddy’s Markets a stone’s throw away. Rooms are simple and clean although dated. The recently renovated sports bar serves a great selection of meals.

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Long Jetty, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Flying out of Sydney on an early flight we again booked at the Great Southern Hotel - this time for a bargain $124. Prices at the GSH vary greatly, depending on events in the city. The location of the hotel is a 5 minute walk to the Central Station. On arrival, the unsmiling, but polite Jason booked us in and... More 

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 173 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

We stayed here for the bargain price of $89 through Booking.com. The price and location is fantastic. The hotel is very old very close to Central and on busy George st. The pub at the front is busy and bustling with great prices for drinks and meals. The rooms are very small. There are no windows to open so you... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

Got off plane, through e-passport control, bought an Opal card with $50 on it, jumped on the train, off at Central Station, and walked into this hotel 30 minutes after leaving the plane. What could be simpler? Not the most salubrious part of town, but the hotel is clean, the rooms quiet, and lots of good and cheap eateries within... More 

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Jakarta
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

I booked this hotel because my friend that if I want to survive in Sydney, I must stay in Chinatown. I have 2 choices: Aaron hotel or The Great Southern Hotel, so I picked this hotel because the hotel in George Street. So I took a train from Airport to central Station and end up in the park across the... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

Situated just down from central railway station. This hotel is very close to Chinatown , darling harbour and city cbd. The accommodation is basic but clean some rooms are smaller than others. great pub food and has pokies. The rates vary one day a room can be $100 the next $300 for the same room so pick your days you... More 

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