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warrnambool
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Hi we stayed here in January the hotel is very close to central station and easy to find, the room we got was upgraded so ended up staying in a two roomed bedroom The hotel is very clean and couldn't complain at all about the room except for the air-conditioning, it was a very hot day and when we arrived...

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Reviewed 3 days ago NEWvia mobile

My wife and I spent a marvelous six days in Sydney this February. We picked the Great Southern Hotel due to its location, but were a bit worried about some of reviews stating that it was under renovation. We took the plunge and were not disappointed. When we arrived in Sydney early Monday morning after a red eye flight from...

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Greater Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I stayed two mid-week nights in February. The hotel is classic Art Deco style, which is being maintained, thankfully. The room I had was small but adequate - furniture is dated but the bathroom was fully renovated, good air con and a ceiling fan. The hotel is undergoing renovation at present, but that doesn't seem to affect the clientele too...

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Sulgrave, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 week ago

We came to this hotel for the New Years Eve celebrations in Sydney - there were not many hotel rooms left when we booked, but when we arrived the hotel was not particularly packed. It was within easy walking distance of most of Sydney's attractions, with plenty of chinese, malaysian and vietnamese restaurants around. Staff were very welcoming and friendly,...

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South East England, United Kingdom
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This place is well located and on the value-chain is 'good'. I'm now realising that it is dated, 'dull'/uninspiring and 'functional'. There is still no free WiFi ; more $22 per 24 hours is a rip-off. And the lifts are a bit hit & miss, the room air con, noisy. OK if you want a cheapish bed for the night...

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Auckland
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We just had one nights stay in Melbourne and selected what seemed on paper to be a reasonably priced hotel. The Great Southern did not disappoint and although of an old style it had been smartened up to be good. The bathroom was quite modern and overall the room was comfortable and clean. The front desk staff were helpful. The...

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Ashburn, Virginia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our 4 nights at the Great Southern were enjoyable enough for us...certainly not a fancy place but the old hotel has been sufficiently modernized to provide basic necessities, room 331 was clean, comfortable but not large. We arrived before noon and were allowed early check-in at no charge! Other than sleeping, we did not spend much time in the room;...

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Perth
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were there for New Year’s Eve, every hotel in the city took advantage of the business opportunity, so had very high mark ups. We expected that it that was not the issue. This hotel has no internet for free, can you believe they want about 20 dollars a day for it, in this day and age, cheap hotels in...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is an older hotel - 1930s style. Our room (505) had everything we needed: comfortable bed, bar fridge, good sized bathroom, safe, hair dryer, ironing board and iron, air conditioner that worked well plus ceiling fan. Our view was just rooftops etc but plenty of natural light and heavy curtains to block out light if needed. It is close...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Great Southern is situated close to Sydney's Central Station. It is an older hotel although has all necessities. We booked a standard queen room which was small but quiet.The bathroom was small but adequate. On checking in we asked for late check out which they agreed to. Usually a charge of $10 an hour is added but they did...

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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 neighbourhood'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 theatre, nightclubs and bars that are open until the early morning.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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
Price Range: $114 - $314 (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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#78 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Ask for a quiet room & also the bigger sized rooms if available”
 of 5 bubbles robma47, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Don't bother.”
 of 5 bubbles Krista3551, 9 Jan 2017 | Read review
“away from the lifts, higher floors have less street & construction noise, natural light/external aspect”
 of 5 bubbles helmah, 7 Jan 2017 | Read review
“If you must stay best rooms facing George st”
 of 5 bubbles H7088QFpeterg, 2 Jan 2017 | Read review
“Avoid George Street Rooms if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles RodTAREE, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
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