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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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Ranked #84 of 182 hotels in Sydney
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 1 week ago
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Rating summary
  • 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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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed one night at the Great Southern Hotel. Like others have said, fantastic location right downtown. However, it can be a bit slow getting to/from Circular Quay if traveling by public transport during rush hour! Bus stop right outside and walk distance from Central Station. Great price for the location and room size. No problems with noise. Very good... More

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Singapore, Singapore
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Can't beat the location for this hotel, right smack in the middle of everything and within walking distance from the main train station. The room was clean and spacious with a city view (rooftops), albeit spartan, and had the usual amenities. The carpet looked old but I could live with that. Bathroom on the smaller side but clean. The staff... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Yet another great stay at the heritage_listed Great Southern Hotel onI George in good old Sydney town. I have stayed at the Best and worst of the worst hotels on this lonely planet and thankfully the GS keeps delivering the goods. Not Posh Becks here, more Baby Old Spice but love the atmosphere and the art deco touches, and the... More

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've stayed at the Great Southern Hotel a number of times but my recent visit was the 1st time I stayed in a room facing George St. The room was quite spacious compared to some of the other ones and generally a lovely room, but the noise from the traffic was so loud! The bed was very comfortable and just... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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22 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good location close to central station and china town but not opera house and bridge. Very basic hotel attached to a pub and very poor reception service. They charge $2 for storing your luggage most hotels of this for free. En suite is vet tiny.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Don't get a room facing the street. The double windows do nothing to stop the noise. I even went out and bought ear plugs it was that bad. The room was a 'King' - ie, 2 single beds pushed together - grrrr I hate that. Sydney hotel prices are just crazy and I can't believe I had to spend $175... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Stayed here for our last night in Sydney. Room was small but had a reasonable sized bed in it, the hotel is close to restaurants and shops and has a pretty good in-house restaurant, T bone Tuesday was awesome!

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Canberra, Australia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

We have stayed there before so we knew what to expect. Nothing out of the ordinary one way or another - except to say the location is excellent for us. We arrived in Sydney by train and we traveled in Sydney either on foot or by train so to be situated between Central Station and Darling Harbour is just what... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

This hotel is located conveniently. Just 5 minutes walking from Sydney Central Station, which makes it easier for those arrive by air. Because there is direct train line from airport to Sydney Central Station. The building is not fancy, but it is full of historical elements and worth discovering. It is close to China Town, George Street and public transport.... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014 via mobile

The room was small, one step up from prison cell. Not much to work with. Staff was nice and helpful, clean lobby and fair restaurant food. It is a block from central train, which is the best thing to recommend this hotel.

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Also Known As:
Great Southern Hotel
Great Southern Sydney
Address: 717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Hotel Sydney)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#10 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#70 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
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