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Brisbane, Australia
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86 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
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This lovely hotel with it Art Deco furniture and style was located a short walk from Central Station. In China Town with many choices to eat however don't forget the bar down stairs with great food which is resonably priced. Comfortable bed and room for a great price!

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Thank ShelleyB70
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7 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Stayed here for one night before going on to Newcastle, lovely Queens room with all the amenities I could have wanted after the long flight from the UK. The bed was very comfortable and my stay included a cooked breakfast, which although wasn't anything special, I still very much appreciated. I'd recommend.

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

The food and the service in the bar and restaurant is fantastic. The hotel itself is an old hotel but is fairly clean with antiques everywhere you look( like staying in a museum) the only complaint is you have to pay for internet in the room however the bar is free.

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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

King size bed. Room is quite small & compact. Quite adequate for over night though. Breakfast is very good. Very strictly operated & quite formal. This is an older hotel. They are happy to accept room requests if you know the hotel. My 2nd stay there. Lift can be very unreliable. If being serviced you need to use the stairs... More 

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Brisbane, Australia
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19 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel itself is adequate & very well situated. Stayed friday & saturday night. Rooms are of standard quality & we didn't experience any noise from the pub below. We were disturbed at 2.40am by what proved to be an unnecessary evacuation caused by a faulty fire alarm. The resulting pandemonium at this hour wasn't helped by the lack of... More 

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Armidale, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

An unexpected overnight in Sydney and walked in to inquire. Pleasantly surprised by standard of large room and friendly staff. Great location near Central Stn, Chinatown and Paddy's Market. Fairly large hotel with a great bar and bistro.

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Hunter Valley, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stopped in for a quick bite before heading to Melbourne. What a pleasant surprise great food cooked well and a very bright and bubbly atmosphere. Staff were very friendly. Thoroughly enjoyed my visit. The Chicken Schnitzel was cooked to perfection, still juicy with a lovely flavour. Will definately be back.

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Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed at The Great southern Hotel, as an overnight stop ( with an early morning flight to USA) .The first impression of the Hotel was the beautiful old foyer simply stunning. Check in very quick & very pleasant staff. The room was very clean & well stocked,, coffee,, tea etc.. Very comfortable beds & clean linen & towels.. Overall... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love staying at the hotel, when we visit Sydney. The location is central to Sydney CBD close to many attractions such as Darling Harbour, The Lyric, Pyrmont, Capitol Theatre, and Central train station, to name a few. The decor is tastefully nostalgic in the art deco theme. We particularly enjoy the convenience of great valued and tasty meals for... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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12 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I booked this hotel for a business trip without really doing my research. Big mistake. I was deceived by the photos on Booking.com into thinking that it was a pretty hip, old school glamour hotel. But it's not. I'm sure this hotel was "great" back in the day - maybe in the 30s. Upon checking in we were appalled to... More 

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Staying in Chinatown

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Chinatown
Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the neighborhood's specialty delis and groceries. From yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the window to Asian sweets and bakeries, there is something for all tastes. Paddy’s Markets is the largest flea market in Sydney where you can find souvenirs, clothing, gifts and fruit and vegetables at unbeatable prices. At night, Chinatown comes alive with entertainment including theater, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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  • Room Service
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Business Center with Internet Access
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Additional Information about The Great Southern Hotel

Address: 717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Hotel Sydney)
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Price Range: $85 - $323 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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Also Known As:
Great Southern Hotel
Great Southern Sydney
Hotel Style:
#16 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#78 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Many of the rooms face right away from the street .... Drapes always closed.”
 of 5 bubbles jOnathOn49_19, 6 days ago | Read review
“Make sure you get a room away from the lift.. We had one but the noise was not to bad being a week night.. But did disturb our sleep..”
 of 5 bubbles winnie024, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room, with a functional air-conditioner.”
 of 5 bubbles Helen65652, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Overpriced and disappointing”
 of 5 bubbles 656eveb, Oct 22, 2016 | Read review
“as for a view of Thomas Street or the inside rooms are facing a wall”
 of 5 bubbles 381rjs, Oct 21, 2016 | Read review
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