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The Great Southern Hotel
Ranked #101 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 13 January 2014

Good value for Sydney hotel. Paid $.101 for overnight stay. Walk to central station to catch train to airport. Short walk to darling harbour & Chinatown.good clean hotel. Will stay again.

was upgraded to a delux room with terrace.bit of noise from the aircon unit from the building next door.

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Reviewed 13 January 2014

The Great Southern is a five-minute walk from Sydney Central Station on the edge of Chinatown. It is interesting architecturally with many preserved 1930s-1940s features. My room, booked as a single, was a suite for under £150. Slightly tired decor but well air-conditioned, and a very good bathroom. Great buffet breakfast. Award winning bar, which hops at the weekend but the noise did not carry to my room. Many restaurants and cafes an easy stroll away. Can't fault it

Room Tip: At ther back of the hotel, away from the main street frontage and bar
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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3  Thank hopefultraveller7
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Reviewed 11 January 2014

While this is a hotel aka pub, it is VERY conveniently located, within walking distance from Central Station and therefore easy to get to the domestic and international airports and also to Chinatown where you can get some great food at good prices and the CBD.
It is clean, reasonably quiet and comfortable enough for the reasonable price.
Highly recommended.

Room Tip: A room away from George St is best.
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  • Stayed: November 2013, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank DM S
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Reviewed 9 January 2014

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2  Thank Em W
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Reviewed 8 January 2014

We stayed in March 2012 in room 608.
We stayed in January 2014 in room 806.
The booking system works well.
The staff at reception and in housekeeping are welcoming and efficient.
The rooms are quite pleasant with efficient air cond.
Flat screen TV, tea and coffee facilities and a microwave.
Comfortable bed with two good quality pillows each.
Refurbished en-suite.
Look for the "specials" deals and the hotel is excellent value-for-money.
Great location midway between Central Station and Paddy's Market.
A great base from which to explore the city.

Room Tip: We always try for a room on a high floor to reduce anticipated road noise but suspect it's not a...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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Reviewed 7 January 2014

The Great Southern has all you need for a short stopover in Sydney. Plenty of shops, bars and restaurants nearby. The walk down to the harbour takes about 30 minutes with plenty to see. There is also regular buses to catch but remember to pre purchase your tickets from a shop displaying the pre pay sign. If you are getting picked up from the hotel wait at the rear entrance as transfer buses cannot stop outside the front of the hotel.

Room Tip: Our room was on 7th floor at the rear. The hotel itself was quiet but we had noisy neighbours!!
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled with family
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Reviewed 25 December 2013

I arrived early on Xmas Eve around 10 am and they checked me in already as there was an available room. Without even asking she upgraded me. That was such a nice gesture.
Will certainly return here. It also very convenient for the buses as it was a public holiday the next day.

Room Tip: Get the family room, you get two tv
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  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled as a couple
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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)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Amenities:
Bar / Lounge Business Centre with Internet Access Restaurant Room Service Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#84 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £67 - £253 (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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