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The Great Southern Hotel

4.0 of 5 717 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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San Francisco, California, United States
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3 of 5 stars NEW

To start, the location is good. Right off the metro line from the airport and close to everything. Its not the best location, because its by all the massage parlors, but for the price, its good. The hotel itself is just OK. The rooms arent great and everything feels cheesy, something out of the 70's. The staff isnt very friendly... More 

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13 hotel reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We recently stayed here after a overnight flight from Bali we arrived at the hotel at 9:30am as we knew they couldn't guarantee our room so early but we were so so tired and when we arrived they had it noted down and our room was ready the staff were friendly. We had drinks in the bar before we headed... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am a regular business traveller to Sydney form Melbourne. I could not get in at my regular hotel and booked this hotel as they had the two nights I required last week (feb 25th &26th) because of the lack of hotels available in this week in the general area of Sydney CBD the prices they charged for two nights... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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65 reviews 65 reviews
24 hotel reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

As a frequent business traveler to Sydney I have stayed at this particular hotel twice before due to its location. Last night I stayed elsewhere but dropped by at the hotel restaurant to use the toilet and possibly something to eat or drink, I wasn't sure if I was hungry or thirsty, but would decide after I used the bathroom.... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I have no real complaints except the buffet breakfast. They charge $18 for a voucher, then you go to the bar. The picture on the voucher is far from realistic. It shows obviously cooked to order eggs, but you actually get scrambled eggs made from powder, undercooked bacon and a poor selection of bread, along with the usual juices, etc.... More 

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Yeovil, United Kingdom
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5 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed here for 4 nights while at a conference. Was a bit wary when I saw the bottom level was a bar, but I was surprised how quiet the rooms were, no bar or traffic noise. I had an executive suite which had a decent view. Nice linen and towels! I've had a lot worse in 5 star hotels. Close... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have stayed at hotel 3 times ..when i'm in town and need a room for the night ,this is where i head for ....i like everything about this place ,staff,rooms price wise very good ...very close to everything walking distance to paddy's market ..central Station15 min walk to Darling Harbour BUSES OR TRAINS TO CIRCULAR QUAY ....Plenty of resturants... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The only thing going for this place is location. Apart from that, rooms are average, parking is very limited. No aircon in rooms. No free wifi. Pathetic as hell tv. Beautiful view of a brick wall..... I Would recommend going a few streets down the road and staying at the Mercure.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Booked the hotel online on Amona.com. The Great Southern was very handy to both Central Station in Sydney, the Entertainment Centre, China Town, Paddy's Market and Darling Harbor. The hotel is next to the pub but once you enter the hotel lobby it is surprisingly very quiet, The rooms were a good size with a generous wardrobe and a neat... More 

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Maraval, Trinidad
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22 hotel reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I chose this hotel because it offered reasonable rates and convenient location. I was pleased with the location. It was just a short walk from the station, having caught the train from the airport in 15 mins I was at the hotel in less than 20 minutes total. Lots of Asian restaurants around there to eat at. The room was... 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*
Number of rooms: 165
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Great Southern Sydney
Hotel Style:
#13 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#73 Luxury Hotel in Sydney

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