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The Great Southern Hotel

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Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 7 June 2015

Great location - only 2 minutes walk from Central Station and 10 minutes walk to Chinatown. This hotel is full of history with many original artifacts in the reception area and in the hallways. The beds are comfortable and the rooms are small but they have all the basics including a fridge and tea/coffee making facilities. Great value for money...

1Thank SandiC930
Lexington, Kentucky
Reviewed 5 June 2015

The manager of this hotel has no concept of hospitality. We arrived in a group of 19 people that flew from the US and were tired, at 9 AM, and he said that check in was only at 2 PM and made us wait until then. I am positive that there were vacant rooms that he could have put us...

3Thank fernie20152015
Wauchope, Australia
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Great Southern is ideally situated for Darling Harbour, the Credit Union Arena, the Capitol Theatre, XPT trains and regional buses. The rooms are clean and nicely appointed with the option of 'housekeeping' or 'no housekeeping' for a cheaper tariff. The dining room is very nice and the food was delicious

Thank Rhonda S
Reviewed 4 June 2015

The Great Southern offers comfortable and affordable accomodation. Close to rail easy walk. Central to most of city. We enjoy being able to have a meal in the hotel and a drink at happy hour each day.

Thank Halina M
Shoalhaven, Australia
Reviewed 3 June 2015

Can't beat this for location and value. It's only a small room but it's clean and well appointed. Staff were efficient I had book 5 rooms for a group and we were all very happy. We needed an early start from Central Station so location was spot on. With bars on-site easy to have a drink before turning in for...

Thank Spudmartin
Reviewed 3 June 2015 via mobile

My experience was delightful. I stayed for a week with my mother. It is near Central station and in the city. It was convenience for me. The room was big enough for 2 people. However if you're looking for a stunning view, I dont recommend you to stay here. The service of the staff was fine. They can speak different...

Thank Nico W
Reviewed 1 June 2015

Hotel was close to Chinatown...cheap eats and shopping. Market city/paddy's market is just a short walk from hotel. Tram to the fish market, harbour side/darling harbour and the casino is a block from the hotel. The free cba shuttle also stops near the hotel. Our bed was so comfy. Room was clean and there are basic necessities like soap and...

1Thank momSydney
Reviewed 28 May 2015 via mobile

Great location to train station. Paid less than $100 a night yet the room quality was really good and very clean. Some rooms are a little noisy, we have stayed a few times, some rooms quieter than others. Hot water is very good and staff so pleasant

1Thank Flowerdog
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 28 May 2015

My visit to the Great Southern Hotel was to enable me to take in the Vivid light show. Being very close to Central Station the hotel was well placed to enable me to pack in lots of other activities during my weekend stay. I was out and about during most of Saturday, which meant that I didn't make much use...

Thank Ian A
Bulli, Australia
Reviewed 27 May 2015

A great one night stay! Stayed on the 4th floor, security lift, in a twin room (2 single beds) and as I was alone, the concierge apologised for not being able to give me a double/queen room, as they were at capacity. No problem! Comfy bed and pillow, extra fluffy blanket (it's Winter) and absolutely no street noise or sound...

1Thank GizJnr

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Staying in Chinatown

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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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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: $123 - $286 (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 Sydney
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#16 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#78 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Check the view from your room some face brick walls”
 of 5 bubbles JenandbrianPerthWA, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“.6th floor was nice.”
 of 5 bubbles sue0156, 1 Mar 2017 | Read review
“Enquire if all renovations finished before booking. Not a good hotel as it stands now.”
 of 5 bubbles E5781XYlisab, 27 Feb 2017 | Read review
“rooms with low numbers on each floor are at the rear away from George St”
 of 5 bubbles Footpeg, 26 Feb 2017 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room & also the bigger sized rooms if available”
 of 5 bubbles robma47, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
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