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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 175 Hotels in 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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Canberra, Australia
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Pros: - Convenient location. - Simple with basic amenities. Cons: - Incorrect instructions to car park was provided. - Incorrect information by staff was provided. A week ago before the booking date was advised that no need to reserve car park space but on the day was informed that must reserve a space. Luckily there was one space available. -... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Stayed here just for a night. Was not a bad experience, but just very basic accommodation. Bar downstairs is cosy and nice. Rooms were small, and bathrooms extremely cramped. Room was clean, and not too much noise for location. Great location - opposite Central station. Would not recommend to stay here more than a night, but if you need just... More 

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Landsborough, Australia
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I was given a surprise trip to sydney my hubby organised the accomidation as a secret and we were very dissapointed. The shower was mouldy and frankly a bit of a OHS issue as the screen frame was broken. The food and service was good. Dont arrive with a car as there is no parking at the hotel unless your... More 

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Branxton
2 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The Great Southern hotel is central and very tidy. The food is amazing and great value for money. Bar staff are friendly. We had a small group staying in several rooms. Great access from Central Station

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Greater Hobart, Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Loved the location to Central Railway Station,Darling Harbour and China Town. Wonderful staff who couldn't do enough.Close to Restaurants and all the shopping in George Street.Easy walking distance to the Queen Victoria Building.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

A very good buffet breakfast, good room with a very comfortable bed. Enjoyed the bar (& meals) with the Fox Sports (Rugby - Highlanders beat the Waratahs!, League, Cricket & Aussie Rules). Good service from the staff. A very central place to stay - close to Chinatown markets. Internet wifi is expensive. Room was quiet.

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The Entrance, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We checked in after a train trip from Broken Hill & they must have had a few unoccupied upgrade rooms, as both we & the couple before us were given fantastic suites for the night. We've stayed there before & normal rooms are very spacious, comfortable, quiet & clean, but this was something else. The suite could easily accommodate a... More 

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I was staying there for two nights, the booking was made by the travel agency. I had no trouble checking in since I could speak English but I saw people struggling with their check in procedure. The room was ok but not excellent, always in the dark and with vue on a small street. The cleaning service was ok but... More 

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Launceston, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great hotel location, great food, However, I could hear ALL that went on in the bathroom of the room behind our bed, toilet flushing, shower water etc... Also Noisy/ loud patrons kept us awake till after midnight 2 of the 5 nights we were there. I think they were on the walkways have a smoke- laughing loud etc...

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Laurieton, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We took 18 people to this hotel for a one night stay this week . All our dealings were with pleasant helpful staff even when we booked 11 rooms some months ago. The rooms were modern and very clean. Had a great nights sleep too. Dinner is available in the dining room/restaurant. Because there is a real pub attached to... More 

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