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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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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

An older style hotel in one of the busiest streets in Sydney. Ambiance is great if you appreciate hotel as part of Sydney's history. Rooms are small, but air conditioned and bed is comfortable and bathroom clean and adequate. Ask for a quiet room, there are many available. We did not eat breakfast there as expensive and uninviting. Price and... More 

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Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am struggling to fathom how this hotel is rated 4 stars. The room was small, ensuite even smaller, shower mouldy, carpet stained, tv reception poor, clock radio reception worse, bar fridge noisy - like a jet taking off, bed way too soft - coils and springs pretrude into your back, the lift is old and noisy - ding, dong,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stayed here for two nights. Very poor customer service. Receptionist are not friendly, and welcoming. As a four star hotel, they should provide free WiFi service. Breakfast menu not so bad. Rooms are tiny. Interior decorations inside rooms are poor, which seems more like an Inn. However, the location is perfect. Many shops and places to look around.

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Waterford, Ireland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here for 3 nights in January 2016. Nice hotel. Our room was TINY, but I suppose nobody goes to Sydney to stay in their room (just as well!!). Unfortunately for us it was lashing down rain the first 2 days we were there. The receptionists were friendly and approachable. When booking I asked for a quiet room away from... More 

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NSW
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The hotel is in a great position and easy access to central station, the hop on/off bus and the light rail. Unfortunately George St is closed to buses, at the moment pending roadworks so the bus stop that was directly out the front of the hotel is now gone. There is a back entrance that leads directly into Paddys markets... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is supposed to be a 4 star hotel...Unfortunately it is not. Maybe a 2 or at a push 3 star inner city budget hotel. Staff were most unpleasant and although the room was at least clean it was very very basic. If you want to stay very close to Central Train Station...with all that entails and are happy with... More 

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Camden Town, null, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed at the Great Southern hotel with my partner for New Year. We stayed for a total of 6 nights, and the first thing that struck me was the great location of the hotel. Usually in Sydney I would stay with friends, but as my partner had never been to Sydney I thought a central location would be perfect to... More 

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Gold Coast, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stayed here for 3 nights. The location was great, very close to Darling Harbour, Central Train Station and as it was situated on George Street it was an easy walk to The Rocks and Circular Quay. The room was clean and spacious. The shower was over the bath. The double bed was large and comfortable and the bed settee... More 

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Kuala Lumpur
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This hotel was built in the 1900s and thus, it is old and historic. There are ample pictures from the past along the lobby corridor, which is interesting for me. Our room is comfortable and cool. We have a good view of other high rise building though as our floor were high enough to avoid the other surrounding buildings. Location... More 

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Edinburgh
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this hotel for five people, three twin rooms, six months prior to visiting. I had requested the rooms be on the same floor and a high floor. When we arrived we were informed that three rooms would not be together, not even on the same floor. Offered were two rooms together on the 2nd floor and one on... More 

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighborhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theater, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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