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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Close to central railway station, near chinat own. Comfortable room, great shower. No noise, friendly reception staff. I will stay here again, plenty of shops nearby. Paddys market just around the corner. 24hour cafe 5 minutes walk up George street. I stayed on the 3rd floor and had no problems with noise.

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Southland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

What a fabulous location this was. Close to train station, bars, Circular Quay, Darling Harbor. Clean fresh rooms with everything needed. It didn't matter that the room was small as we just slept there, so busy off exploring. The down stairs restaurant served the best char grilled steak ever. I would go back just for the steak! Friendly bar, with... More 

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Ashburton, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

I have just returned from Sydney & we had a group of 5 males & we stayed 3 nights at The Great Southern Hotel.Great location & only a 5 min walk from Central Railway Station & China Town is just down the road as is Darling Harbour. The rooms were very clean & tidy & we were on the 4th... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Very convienent if travelling from Central. very short walk. Staff very helpful and friendly. Rooms looking tired but reasonably clean and has everything you need except free wi fi which I think should be a given in this day and age. Internet is expensive. I stayed for two nights before and after long flights and found it very easy to... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Older style hotel in a great location 5 minutes walk from Sydney Central station, 3 minutes to China Town & Haymarket, grocery & bottle shops, ATMs, Cafes & various cheap places to eat , the hotel also has their own bistro style restaurant with reasonable priced meals. The rooms are small by more modern day standards but are more than... More 

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

Stayed here for the weekend , nice and clean hotel , not too noisy , close to everything , room was a tad small though ...Buffet breakfast was a little dear for what it was , but a nice " old " hotel . Yes I would stay here again , and maybe not do the breakfast .

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Kempsey, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have stayed at this hotel before & found it very convenient to everything. Just around the corner from Chinatown , Paddys Markets, Darling Harbour , Central Station & The Capitol Theatre. Has a real old world ambience & maybe not the flashest hotel in Sydney but clean & comfortable & well priced.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Currently staying at this hotel. Initial impressions not great as its surrounded by massage parlours and adult book stores (not good for the family with young kids!). Disappointed they charge $2 to just hold your bags while room is being readied. The room itself is pretty small and looks like it must have been refurb'd in the 1960's, with dated... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Fantastic location, close to Chinatown and Star City, short walk to Central station, very clean, spacious room, staff friendly and obliging with any questions. Pay $50 security deposit in cash rather than card and it cash is paid back on departure.

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We have stayed here a number of times, the location for us is excellent, but the hotel is a bit ho hum. We haven't identified an alternative add hey, but we will. While it is going through a renovation,and the bathrooms are excellent, the beds are dreadful! Every time you move in the bed it moves quite drastically. We have... 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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  • 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
  • Paid Internet
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  • Room Service
  • 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 - $229 (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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#13 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#74 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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