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The Great Southern Hotel

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NSW
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Clean , if not a bit small rooms . Great location to Chinatown , literally walk out the back door and your there. Markets out the back also. Easy to get to from Central station . Stayed here for a night to attend a concert .

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Manila, Philippines
Reviewed 1 week ago

The best thing about this hotel is the location - that's it. It's a stone's throw from Central Station from where you can get to anywhere. There are other hotels which are near the station, of course but the Great Southern is at the intersection of several major roads and so it's quite easy to go around the city. The...

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Stevenage, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We did stay here for New Year, so prices were greatly inflated anyway, but I still think the price was horrendous for what we got. We chose this hotel for the location - about a 30 to 40 minute walk away from the New Year firework spots. The hotel is also within easy reach of a shopping centre and Asian...

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Tehran Province, Iran
Reviewed 1 week ago

Best location,just 2 minute walking distance to Central Train Station and 10 minute to Hyde Park and Oxford street.Easy access to restaurants,bars and night life of Sydney.Staff were very handy and polite.Thanks to Benjamin(works in reception),I got my room when I arrived from a long flight at 10 Am so I got rest.The breakfast is good,Finally I recommend this hotel...

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Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

the Hotel was ok for a one night stay as we were leaving early by train next morning As we went to get the lift to our floor, opened the door and thought it was under repair so went back to the desk to ask how we get to our room and were told that was the working lift wasn't...

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Kissimmee
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived to workmen in the reception area updating the air conditioning system. Despite having paid in full at the time of booking they asked us for a security deposit of $50 per room which I can only assume was in case of damage. The room was extremely dated with little room for luggage or space for clothes. You almost...

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Blackpool, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel not decorated since the 1920's some work in progress but would be better flattening and starting again. Desperately needs a complete overhaul from top to bottom. In this modern age where WiFi is free in most places this ancient relic wants to charge you AU$ 20 for Internet access. Which you get for free in paddys market round the...

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Shellharbour, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I spent one night here in February 2017. We only decided to stay here as it was close to Central Station. The day we stayed was a particularly hot day (around 45 degrees celcius). We had no trouble booking in and couldn't wait to get to our room to get in to the air conditioning. As we...

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Sydney NSW
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hotel is well located - a short walk from Central Railway Station. Upgraded to a recently renovated suite on 8th floor with a view of Haymarket. Rooms were spotless and well-appointed. Shower over bath in a good sized bathroom but needs shelves. Fans and air-conditioning but with separate controls they need to be turned on individually. A little noise from...

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London, United Kingdom
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

arrived after long flight from Dubai not expecting our rooms to be ready - but also not expecting to be charged 2 dollars per suitcase ( we had 8) for storage! The hotel is dingy and dark and also very stuffy and hot. Our rooms were very small with no space for our luggage. There was some work being carried...

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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
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
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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: $89 - $175 (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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Great Southern Hotel
Great Southern Sydney
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#81 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Mid range price with less than budget services find a different hotel!!!!”
, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Ask for a room with a window with view of street”
helenmpereira63, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Make sure you check re times of arrival re food”
, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Check the view from your room some face brick walls”
JenandbrianPerthWA, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
“.6th floor was nice.”
sue0156, Mar 1, 2017 | Read review
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