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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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Ranked #93 of 176 Hotels in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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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
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    4 of 5 stars
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Long Jetty, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 1 week ago

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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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago

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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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this old art deco designed hotel has refurbished modern facilities. it is very deceiving as to how big it actually from the frontage. lots of rooms. convenient to Sydney's central station. great for overnight stopovers as it has all you need. our standard queen room was clean , comfortable with air conditioning . TV and comfortable bed. the onsite restaurant... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This place is great for the business traveller who's looking for something decent and comfortable but most importantly convenient. Loved the heritage feel of the lobby but the rooms are decked out quite with all the standards and not much more, which was fine. I stayed in the standard queen bed room with housekeeping and managed to land one with... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I aways stay at this hotel when I visit Sydney. It is always clean, reasonably priced for the location and has a great restaurant and bar. It is very close to Central Station so I can check in as soon as I arrive and the location to the places I like to visit is perfect. I love the theatre, Darling... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The hotel has a handy location, that is it! Timms are poorly cleaned and you can actually hear everything from next door. Service is not even mentionable! A backpacker would have a better one! Be aware: on their homepage for Internet you get to choose between the hotel connection 22$ a day and boingo. If you choose boingo they present... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Disabled accommodation is first class, easy to get around and a high leg chair is also provided for ease of sitting in the bathroom and in the shower. Clean, tidy, spacious and very comfortable. The staff on reception and via telephone were very helpful and went out of their way to help. Very kind and courteous I would highly recommend... More 

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