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QUEANBEYAN
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We have stayed at The Great Southern many times. My daughter, grand-children stayed in family room 2 wks ago, fantastic. We have an annual bus trip every Nov. and we always stay there. WHY!! Staff are fantastic, lovely clean rooms, beautiful meals, central to CBD, reasonable rates. Truly beautiful old heritage hotel with so much charm.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

About the only thing worth paying for is the location. The rooms are ugly and the staff are just unhelpful. There's really nothing to this hotel other than that. Also, don't be fooled by the relatively low price. You will end up spending FAR more than the price of the room. If you want wifi, that's $22.50 for only 1000MB,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed in room 221 at the Great Southern Hotel which was overlooking the main road. The best thing about this hotel is its great location. Its on George Street and very near to all major attractions. Its really easy to get around. There are plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants around. There is a bar inside the hotel as... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

This is a return trip for me & the standard is still top notch. This time I took advantage of the bar which was still open after the State Of Origin game & found the staff still pleasant after what must have been a very long night! Well done guys!

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Thank John M
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

location is the best, you can save money on it instead of renting a car. simply buy a opal card, Sunday only $2.5. We go to Blue Mountain only spent $2.5 each on Sunday. It near the central station and you can go everywhere easily.

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Thank YAO S
Forbes, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great stay in a comfortable room.. Easy walk (3-4 min) from Central Railway Station.. Close to Chinatown for meal Close to centre of town Friendly staff Rooms neat, tidy and very quiet.. Would stay there again and again.. Great old charm and feel in foyer..

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Sydney, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Someone needs to get out to the (un)Great Southern Hotel to re-rate it! How on earth this is a 4 star baffles me. 2 star staff on arrival. No cares given. Albeit the guy on my exit seemed upbeat. He's clearly in the wrong hotel. Room is tiny but not the be all to end all. Furniture, carpets, bedding seriously... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed here 2 weeks ago and it is ok. They do say that they are a 4* hotel but I think 3* is more realistic. The rooms are small and the decor dated. The location is good and a 2 minute walk to Central station but it is a bit of a hike to Circular Quay. That being said, it's... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A 1940's styling hotel. The rooms are simple and clean but provide everything you need for a good night. My first impression of the bed was that it was hard, but it provided a comfortable nights sleep. The bathroom was modern and clean. The rooms provides a small bar fridge (empty), tea and coffee, a safe, an iron and a... More 

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Gorokan, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed here for a night and could not fault the place its old worldly but really liked that kinda art deco look. The location is excellent 3 mins from the station it has an excellent traditional bar that serves good food with friendly staff , attracts a lot of locals so a mix of patrons we couldn't fault it... More 

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Room Service
  • Free Internet
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Free Internet
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  • Dry Cleaning
  • 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: $82 - $171 (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
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#11 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#73 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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