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“Fairly central location ; good value ; watch the add-ons !”

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The Great Southern Hotel
Ranked #96 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
Reviewed 23 January 2014

Situated at the top end of George Street (25 mins walk down to the Harbour), this is a no-frills hotel which offers straight-forward but comfortable accomodation. The rooms are somewhat tired-looking but the bed was comfortable and room 424 was suitably quiet ! Irritatingly the charge for WiFi usage is $9 per day (not on in this day and age!) and to leave your luggage in the storage area costs $3 per item per day - staggeringly, I arrived at the hotel around 9am ( having landed in Sydney on one of the first flights ) and was charged $6 for storing my 2 bags for the 4 hours it took for my room to be available ! Not on !
Oh - and my fault entirely but I stupidly used the hotel phone to call a UK mobile for <10 mins ; $73 charge. Be warned...

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Reviewed 22 January 2014

Every one seems to agree that the location of this hotel is its main feature. Ridiculously close to the central train station, near markets, Darling harbour and city. You pay for what you get. It is cheap and comfortable.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Russell W
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Reviewed 19 January 2014

We stayed twice. The first time we arrived late and left early so only needed a cheapish bed for the night and it was more than adequate for that. We then decided to book again on the way back as it was so convenient for the station and we were pleasantly surprised to find that we had an upgrade to the executive suite. As we didn't have anything much else to do in Sydney and would be hanging around the hotel this was very useful. They have tried to keep a 1920's feel to the place which is good. Unfortunately you do have to pay for every extra eg the use of the computer, the WiFi/ internet connection (although we didn't bother with it) and luggage storage. Breakfast was adequate rather than nice. I rather liked being able to have toast and vegemite or peanut butter, but the cooked breakfast looked rather unpleasant.

  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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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.

  • Stayed: January 2014
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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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Reviewed 9 January 2014

  • Stayed: December 2013, travelled solo
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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:
#83 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range: £74 - £200 (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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