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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed July 3, 2015

Stayed here just for a night. Was not a bad experience, but just very basic accommodation. Bar downstairs is cosy and nice. Rooms were small, and bathrooms extremely cramped. Room was clean, and not too much noise for location. Great location - opposite Central station. Would not recommend to stay here more than a night, but if you need just...

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Landsborough, Australia
Reviewed July 2, 2015

I was given a surprise trip to sydney my hubby organised the accomidation as a secret and we were very dissapointed. The shower was mouldy and frankly a bit of a OHS issue as the screen frame was broken. The food and service was good. Dont arrive with a car as there is no parking at the hotel unless your...

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Branxton
Reviewed June 30, 2015

The Great Southern hotel is central and very tidy. The food is amazing and great value for money. Bar staff are friendly. We had a small group staying in several rooms. Great access from Central Station

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Greater Hobart, Australia
Reviewed June 29, 2015

Loved the location to Central Railway Station,Darling Harbour and China Town. Wonderful staff who couldn't do enough.Close to Restaurants and all the shopping in George Street.Easy walking distance to the Queen Victoria Building.

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed June 29, 2015

A very good buffet breakfast, good room with a very comfortable bed. Enjoyed the bar (& meals) with the Fox Sports (Rugby - Highlanders beat the Waratahs!, League, Cricket & Aussie Rules). Good service from the staff. A very central place to stay - close to Chinatown markets. Internet wifi is expensive. Room was quiet.

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The Entrance, Australia
Reviewed June 29, 2015

We checked in after a train trip from Broken Hill & they must have had a few unoccupied upgrade rooms, as both we & the couple before us were given fantastic suites for the night. We've stayed there before & normal rooms are very spacious, comfortable, quiet & clean, but this was something else. The suite could easily accommodate a...

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Paris, France
Reviewed June 29, 2015

I was staying there for two nights, the booking was made by the travel agency. I had no trouble checking in since I could speak English but I saw people struggling with their check in procedure. The room was ok but not excellent, always in the dark and with vue on a small street. The cleaning service was ok but...

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Launceston, Australia
Reviewed June 23, 2015

Great hotel location, great food, However, I could hear ALL that went on in the bathroom of the room behind our bed, toilet flushing, shower water etc... Also Noisy/ loud patrons kept us awake till after midnight 2 of the 5 nights we were there. I think they were on the walkways have a smoke- laughing loud etc...

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Laurieton, Australia
Reviewed June 19, 2015

We took 18 people to this hotel for a one night stay this week . All our dealings were with pleasant helpful staff even when we booked 11 rooms some months ago. The rooms were modern and very clean. Had a great nights sleep too. Dinner is available in the dining room/restaurant. Because there is a real pub attached to...

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Reviewed June 18, 2015

it is great location transport at door free up and down George street happy hour 5-7 good cheep meals served at the bar what more could you want the room was nice clean fresh towels and a good night sleep a must stay before you die and thanks to the bar staff x glyn Williams Callala bay nsw.

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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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  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair access
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid 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: $83 - $194 (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:
#11 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#77 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Don't bother.”
 of 5 bubbles Krista3551, 1 week ago | Read review
“away from the lifts, higher floors have less street & construction noise, natural light/external aspect”
 of 5 bubbles helmah, 1 week ago | Read review
“If you must stay best rooms facing George st”
 of 5 bubbles H7088QFpeterg, 2 weeks ago | Read review
“Avoid George Street Rooms if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles RodTAREE, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“We were on the fifth floor and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles carolmI344GW, 4 weeks ago | Read review
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