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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
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    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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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

This was perfect for me - just an overnight stay to catch up with friends which was close to Central Station. Loved that there was a bar here as well which was handy as a meeting place. Will definitely stay here again.

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Auckland, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed today NEW

Stayed over in this hotel for almost a week. Its really convenient getting to places like central station and the paddy's market. However, the rooms wasn't as large as was depicted online (which was a little disappointing). Nonetheless, the experience was a good one.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

My stay was only for one night. Check-In/Check-Out process was smooth and the customer service excellent. The room was quite clean, and reasonably sized (not too large, but not ridiculously small either). The rate I received was excellent considering the convenient location. The Hotel is just a 5 minute walk from Central Station. The noise from the bar/restaurant on the... More

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Swindon
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29 reviews 29 reviews
20 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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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
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 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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50 hotel reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 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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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

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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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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