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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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012
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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
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Nth East Vic
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46 reviews 46 reviews
18 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2012

I was on the 8th floor and found it quiet and pleasant. It is right in the centre of everything in George st. I ate at the Vietnamese and other eateries nearby which were very good. The ethernet connection is really expensive ($90 for four days I think). It was good value for money and I have no problems here.... More

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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29 reviews 29 reviews
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27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2012

We booked a room for 5-nights stay. Just spent around Rm2300 for that 5 nights. The room is small but comfortable. Paddy market is just at the back of this hotel! and Central Station is just 3 mins walking distance. The service is good and friendly. But the last night in the hotel was terrible. Since the wall is not... More

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Adelaide, Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
21 hotel reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

The Great Southern hotel is a block away from Central Railway Station. Central is the hub for all rail travel in Sydney and the Circle line links with ferries and buses ... and a $43 weekly multi-trip ticket will get you unlimited trips on buses, ferries and trains. From the hotel you can walk to Paddy's Markets, Chinatown and Darling... More

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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

We stayed there last November we would refute the negative reveiws we had read. This is not 4 star but the rooms were clean with all the facilities one would require. The staff were very helpfull and the position of the hotel is superb, We would be happy to stay there again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2012

This is a basic hotel like the Travelodge in the UK, although I think they are marketing themselves as a 3-4 star hotel. The location is good and central. The room is basic and sufficient, we had clean towels and clean sheets. There were no toilettries. There isn't a view from our room - we looked onto another building's roof.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2012

This was a good hotel for the eateries that Chinatown has to offer. There's a hawker type centre just up on Sussex st, a nice Vietnamese place a few doors down from the hotel, although I don't know about the food from the hotel itself as i didn't get the chance to dine. My room was a single and really... More

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Semarang, Indonesia
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32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2012

Stayed there last April. I decided to stay in this hotel because it's near the Sydney Train Station and got a good price deal online. Didn't regret my decision. Although it's an old property but it well maintained. Their check in and out procedures was efficient. On the first time, I was lost when tried to find my room. Their... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2012

i stayed 2 separate nights second night was fabulous had 2 separate bed rooms and as i was travelling with a relative i really appreciated the privacy.

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Sydney, Australia
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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2012

Stayed with my husband and bought the room during an online deal for around $80 and so we weren't expecting much for that price. We were pleasantly surprised, although the room was small, it was clean and cozy with a modern flat screen telly and tea and coffee making facilities -plus you can't beat the location!! Nothing flash offcourse but... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2012

Had a conference to attend at the Hilton mid-town but could not afford to stay there :( The Great Southern offered accommodation within my price range and it was a reasonable walk straight down George St. Also handy for airport, buses and trains. Streets around hotel are not too flash, but I felt safe. There is a pub on the... 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
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Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
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