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The Great Southern Hotel
Ranked #96 of 174 Hotels in Sydney
Orpington, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
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“Good central position”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

Room was clean and very comfortable and we had no problems with noise. It was a maze of rooms, but the position and convenience of the hotel made up for any minor problems. The main attraction was that it was easy to walk to all Sydney locations and the local bars and restaurants .We had some food in the bar which was okay and we enjoyed staying in Sydney

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled as a couple
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Leicester, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 30, 2013

The hotel is OK, however atrocious internet charges and $2 per bag for luggage keeping is just not right. It is close to central. The juicer at breakfast is great. The staff is almost OK. I requested a change of room as my room was just above the bar and I could not sleep at all the first night. My room was changed and the luggage was moved while I was away so this was a good service. If only they could provide free internet access and get rid of the luggage charges, I would give them 5 stars.

Room Tip: Get a room on the backside of the hotel for a quiet night sleep.
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled on business
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2013

Pretty average hotel with pretty average rooms. Yes it was clean and warm, the bar food was what you would expect. The bar was very loud with drunk tourists early in the day, but that's to be expected. Welcome was average, location is OK. We were asked to pay for two hours WiFi that we never bought, that was only downside. Our room was beside the lift so had constant noise from that all night. All in all, you get what you pay for- an average hotel with an average room. Can't really fault the hotel, but can't really sing its praises either.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with friends
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Lake Macquarie, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 21, 2013

When you step passed the 'pub' frontage and into the accommodation foyer you enter another era. This hotel provides very comfortable and clean rooms within 400 metres of Sydney's Central Station with rail connections to all of NSW and to the Domestic and International airports. Room rates are reasonable for Sydney. The accommodation section can be a bit of a maze so make sure you take notice of emergency exit signs in case the worst happens. We have stayed there a few times now and have found the access to Sydney from this location very good. The harbour is only a few stops away by underground rail. Chinatown is at your doorstep, while theatres and the Darling Harbour precinct are an easy walk from here. They do have two bedroom rooms. You can eat in the restaurant if you wish. The food is quite good.

  • Stayed October 2013, traveled with family
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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 13, 2013

If you are looking for a reasonably price overnight stay, between the heart of george street and central station, then you could do worse, ( but you could also do alot better ) than the GSC. Has charm and character, but once inside and closer to your room , its very dated and lack many contemporary features, like decent air conditioners. The floors are wavy, clear sign the boards are popping up under the carpet and a floor will have as many as 4 or 5 levels on it, one step up here one step down there, again behind the facade, the hotel must of acquire a number of other buildings and joined them up and obviously the floor levels didnt match - so finding your room is no easy task if you have luggage.

this is no more that a notch or 2 above a backpackers accommodation and no where the star rating they give themselves, the facade stops at the reception desk which is where the rating must of stopped.

This is accommodation gangnam style, all flash and dash, but pretty basic and nothing behind it.

Room Tip: try breakfree on george up the road
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  • Stayed July 2013, traveled on business
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Sunbury, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Only short walk from Central Station. Reception staff very friendly. We found the rooms small but very comfortable , the rooms were spotless . The only thing was the bathroom door opened nearly onto the toilet, which is only a minor thing. Great prices for location and comfort.

Room Tip: We were on the 5th floor, there was hardy any traffic noise
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  • Stayed October 2013, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#81 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:4 star — The Great Southern Hotel 4*
Number of rooms: 165
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