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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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Hallidays Point, Australia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My friend and I stayed overnight prior to boarding a ship for a cruise. Unfortunately it was Mardi Gras weekend so the rates were increased dramatically. The room we had was large but fairly basic. It served the purpose but is not somewhere I would go out of my way to stay at again, particularly for the price we paid.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was very dark with a view of a wall. The bed was very uncomfortable you could feel the springs and the pillows felt old. But my main gripe was the shower which constantly changed temperatures no matter what I tried. The only plus was the bar downstairs which had friendly staff and good food.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 hotel reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The Great Southern Hotel is a big, old impersonal hotel in central Sydney. Service, however, was good and we were allowed access to our room early in the morning. This was unexpected but incredibly useful after a 24 hour flight from the UK arriving at 7.00am. Our room was fine and hotel was very convenient as a base for a... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In have stayed at the hotel previously and have always found it to be clean and comfortable. My room was Standard Queen, not overly large, but comfortable for a two night stay. Ther service was very friendly and you were made to feel welcome. I dined in the actual bar/hotel at the front of the property. The food was rather... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
4 hotel reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had one night at the Great Southern in late January before departing on a holiday. It was my first stay at this hotel for many years after having stayed several times for business purposes over 10 years ago. We booked it this time based on other Trip Advisor reviews. It's still fine. Yes, it's an 'ageing princess', but some... More 

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Saar, Bahrain
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Starting with no seating in the main Reception/Check-in area, no wifi, and shabby interior, this hotel was a disappointment in many ways. The room was small and very basic. Bathroom sink was cracked and the shower area had ugly black stains in the corners. The rooms have no view whatsoever! This hotel is long overdue for a makeover! The only... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Staff were friendly and the bar was handy. Rooms were clean and fairly well equipped. Only bad points were the dodgy shower and the saggy bed which gave both of us a sore back. Location is excellent! very handy to the markets and Central Railway Station.

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Sydney, Australia
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7 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I along with some colleagues needed to stay in Sydney during Chinese new year. Accommodation was in short supply and we stumbled onto this Gem, the Great Southern Hotel in George St. Rooms were fantastic, meals were sensational and the best beer at the best prices in Sydney. I liked it so much I am returning with my wife when... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 hotel reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Stayed here after international flight.got in too early to get room. Ok but had to pay $2 for storage of one suitcase. Not the money but the principle!! The staff very aloof overall. We had dinner in the restaurant which was really good value and nice fresh meals.This was the best part of the overnight stay.The location was very convenient... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location,courteous staff and value for money. And that's about it, the lodging itself left me feeling indifferent suggesting that the value equalled the comfort provided. Additionally on the downside, the water temperature regulator for the shower was not controllable alternating between scalding hot and cold during showering which is way below par for a Sydney Hotel. Based on that... More 

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