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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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  • 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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I stayed in the Great Southern recently and wanted to share my experience. Check In was smooth and done within 5 minutes which was good - only criticism might be that the Reception desk is very small - barely enough for 2 people to stand at so no privacy really. It was a slight departure from the norm to have... More

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San Ramon, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
7 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Stayed at the Great Southern Hotel at the end of an Australia trip so we would be close to the airport. The cost was very reasonable, the room was spotless, the bed was comfortable. It is an older hotel but I would say that it is very well kept up. Many of the public areas are quite beautiful. There is... More

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Sydney, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We were only in the city for one night and I found this hotel to be absolutely perfect for our needs. Very close to Central Station, The customer service is fabulous, and the retro decor is very original. It's like visiting a hotel in the 1920s with all the modern accoutrements. Definitely will stay there again!

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Ballarat, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Value for money is the Great Southern Hotel, walking distance to Central railway station with trains to airport - so convenient. Rooms decent size with dark curtaining, clean and comfortable. Room 508 had a very large bathroom. Staff very helpful and friendly. When you check out you are able to store your luggage for $2 a piece if you are... More

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Newcastle, Australia
5 reviews 5 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This establishment is in good location close to Central train station and on George St. Reception, restaurant and bar are all quite adequate, staff helpful while not exceptional, nothing to complain about though. The room, a standard queen was also adequate, good value for the money, all things you would expect were there. Two complaints to be made. Firstly the... More

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Sydney, Australia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 hotel reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
32 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Oslo, Norway
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51 reviews 51 reviews
19 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 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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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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