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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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  • 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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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 hotel reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was greatly surprised. I wasn't expecting much but the hotel is lovely inside. Staff are very helpful and it is centrally located for Darling Harbour and Central Station. Well worth a visit The room I had was ideal and comfortable

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Brisbane, Australia
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11 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Great Southern Hotel was in a great location for my stay. It was only a short walk away from Grand Central Station which made getting to and from the airport a breeze. It was pretty much in Chinatown which had heaps of great food and dining options. We spent most of our time going between Surry Hills and the... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed with my daughter for 3 nights. I found the staff to be quite rude and unhelpful. The room was very dreary and depressing. I was looking for my shoes under the bed and found a toenail and a pill. Our view was of a passageway littered in cigarette butts. The location though is perfect. Wouldn't recommend it to... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed here for one night with my wife. We wanted to stay within a close distance to the city at a good price and this hotel offers just that. The star rating for this hotel may be over-rating as I would deem this hotel to be 3 stars only. Room was clean, well-appointed and what you see is what you... More 

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had our second stay at The Great Southern Hotel in February (3 nights) mid week - the room was basic but comfortable - bed was nice and firm. We chose not to have the room made up every day which saved us a bit of money. Unlike our first stay, this room was nice and quiet (the first time we... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend and I stayed overnight prior to boarding a ship for a cruise. Unfortunately it was Mardi Gras weekend so the rates were increased dramatically. The room we had was large but fairly basic. It served the purpose but is not somewhere I would go out of my way to stay at again, particularly for the price we paid.... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

The room was very dark with a view of a wall. The bed was very uncomfortable you could feel the springs and the pillows felt old. But my main gripe was the shower which constantly changed temperatures no matter what I tried. The only plus was the bar downstairs which had friendly staff and good food.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
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20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2015

The Great Southern Hotel is a big, old impersonal hotel in central Sydney. Service, however, was good and we were allowed access to our room early in the morning. This was unexpected but incredibly useful after a 24 hour flight from the UK arriving at 7.00am. Our room was fine and hotel was very convenient as a base for a... More 

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Wollongong, Australia
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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

In have stayed at the hotel previously and have always found it to be clean and comfortable. My room was Standard Queen, not overly large, but comfortable for a two night stay. Ther service was very friendly and you were made to feel welcome. I dined in the actual bar/hotel at the front of the property. The food was rather... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

We had one night at the Great Southern in late January before departing on a holiday. It was my first stay at this hotel for many years after having stayed several times for business purposes over 10 years ago. We booked it this time based on other Trip Advisor reviews. It's still fine. Yes, it's an 'ageing princess', but some... More 

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