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The Great Southern Hotel Sydney

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717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000 Australia
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Great Southern Hotel Sydney is a heritage listed hotel dating back to 1854 located in the vibrant heart of the city. Keeping the heritage façade of the “original Great Southern Hotel”, the hotel combines many charms of the old building with modern conveniences. With easy access to the city’s entertainment, shopping and tourist attractions. It is an ideal location for business and holiday travellers seeking comfort and convenience.
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Bar / lounge
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Non-smoking hotel
24-hour front desk
Paid wifi
Restaurant
Complimentary Instant Coffee
Complimentary tea
Express check-in / check-out
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Air conditioning
Desk
Safe
Telephone
Refrigerator
Flatscreen TV
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Complimentary toiletries
Iron
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Hair dryer
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Fitfun F wrote a review 26 Jan
Perth, Australia537 contributions175 helpful votes
Easy walk from central train station, Haymarket light rail station across the road, China town train station 3 minutes down the road. Lots of Asian cuisine restaurants nearby and next door. Markets next door. Cook & Phillip swim pool 15 minutes walk away. Toilet & shower clean. Good 8 hour sleep with little noise but I was in the back of the building. In house bar and pub downstairs. Electronic keys and quick checkout. No gym but park near the train station for jogging.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled on business
Room Tip: Walk around the block to discover all the cafes and Asian regional cuisine restaurants to tickle...
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ABProulx wrote a review 14 Jan
Vancouver, Canada27 contributions9 helpful votes
This is positive on all fronts. The location is perfect, the room is lovely and exactly as advertised. The reception staff are very pleasant and helpful. The only slight negative I have is that I wish there was more than one washer/dryer for guest use. Other than that - great!
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Room Tip: Had a room facing George St. Others have complained on noise but we didn't hear a thing.
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 1 week ago
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to your next stay.
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andrew r wrote a review 8 Jan
Newcastle, Australia17 contributions8 helpful votes
I have stayed previously a day found it good value but now rather pricey accommodation and drinks. Also bed was too firm for me. REstaurant was good value But nothing else. I won't be staying again unless no other option.
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Date of stay: January 2023Trip type: Travelled solo
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Fred S wrote a review Dec 2022
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Recently spent four nights at GSH on the sixth floor the room was clean no noise it is so central to everything you might want front door trams back door restaurants the whole place is fantastic Restaurant 1903 has fantastic food and staff very helpful, value for money u will be going back to stay soon
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled with family
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 3 weeks ago
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate you for taking time to send us your feedback.
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Gabriel wrote a review Dec 2022
Abbotsford, Canada36 contributions35 helpful votes
Stayed for nine nights and I was very satisfied with the price/quality. Excellent location, minutes walk to Sydney Central Train station, Murrays buses, tram right in front, lots of asian restaurants in the area. Also within minutes walk from City Market mall (with Paddy Market) and Metro-Woolworths Decent sized room, comfortable bed, surprisingly clean carpet, fridge, kettle, laptop size safe, lots of power outlets in the room (even an USB one), italian style shower, good water pressure, super hot water, very good AC and even a fan ceiling, no issues with the free WiFi. I paid for unserviced room and had to ask at the reception for extra soap, shampoo, TP, tea bags, coffee. Very friendly reception staff. In the main lobby they offer breakfast for 12 AUS$. For budget traveler is hard to beat the price-quality. Highly recommended
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Date of stay: December 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Ask at reception for extra supplies for an unserviced room
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 12 Dec 2022
Thank you for your feedback! We are glad you enjoyed your stay. We are looking forward to your next stay.
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Carolyn L wrote a review Dec 2022
Greater Sydney, Australia19 contributions1 helpful vote
A quiet and relaxed room we were given. 5th floor facing the street we couldn't hear a thing. Clean and comfy. TV a bit dated and couldn't connect computer. For the price it was great. Awesome food served down stairs in the hotel area fresh and very tasty. Great prices and staff were lovely. Would I stay again? For sure mainly for the food downstairs. Note the advertisement for a buffet breakfast in the lift doesn't exist!
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Easily accessible as light rail stop right out front.
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 4 Dec 2022
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate you for taking time to send us your feedback.
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Michael C wrote a review Dec 2022
Vancouver, Canada92 contributions74 helpful votes
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Possibly the dirtiest hotel room I have ever been in. Hair and stains all over the pillow case and blanket. The trash hasn’t even been emptied, it was still filled with used stained tissue paper and clumps and clumps of hair. Every corner was covered in dust and hair balls. Absolutely disgusting. When I advised reception, the gentleman said they’re fully book, and he would let his supervisor know in the morning. (So I guess I just have to sleep in this filthy room, thanks!)
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: Pictures don’t match the actual room
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 18 Dec 2022
Thank you for taking the time to provide your feedback. We try to ensure our room cleanliness is maintained but clearly, we have not met your standards. I'm sorry the reception staff were unable to help you on this occasion as the hotel was fully booked we didn't have another room to move you to. Please reach out to us to advise the room number so we can ensure this room is scheduled for a deep clean with our Housekeeping Department.
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wtandy wrote a review Dec 2022
Launceston, Australia803 contributions173 helpful votes
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Character, Art Deco style hotel located at the Haymarket end of busy George Street. It won't suit those seeking a modern 4-5 star hotel, as the rooms are a little dark, and my bed only reasonably comfy. However, if you can live without those trimmings, the rooms are surprisingly quiet for the location, there are numerous exceptional antiques and curios around the place, the streetside seating is a great place to enjoy a drink and watch the world go by, and the bar and reception staff are all very good. Staff assisted me greatly by storing my bag between 10 am checkout and my 1900 coach depature. Water pressure in the updated bathroom/shower very good too. Would stay here again for location and reasonable tariff.
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Date of stay: December 2022Trip type: Travelled solo
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 4 Dec 2022
Thank you for staying with us. We appreciate you for taking time to send us your feedback.
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Wendy V wrote a review Nov 2022
Canberra, Australia70 contributions21 helpful votes
We have been staying at this hotel for around ten years. It is priced well. Located near trains, trams, buses, shops, entertainment hubs, China Town, Thai town. Very clean. Great reception staff. My only comment is that if the room is ready early you can pay $20.00 to get in or leave your bags at no cost. We leave our bags and go back. If the room is ready then I think you should be able to access it at no charge. we have never been asked this at any other hotel.
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Date of stay: November 2022
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Trip type: Travelled as a couple
Room Tip: The restaurant and bar downstairs have fantastic food. We always eat there.
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 28 Nov 2022
Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.
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Brendan L wrote a review Nov 2022
Surabaya, Indonesia8 contributions5 helpful votes
This hotel will be a convenience place when you try to find a place to stay in Sydney, where all the activities around the city is in a walking distance. This hotel is an old building, but they take a good care of it so make your stay enjoyable
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Date of stay: July 2022
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Room Tip: To get a good sleep, ask the reception staff to give you a room that is away from the lift
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Response from Patrick Argent, Guest Services / Front Office at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Responded 28 Nov 2022
Thank you for the feedback. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed your accommodation with us. We look forward to welcoming you back to our hotel.
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PRICE RANGE
US$88 - US$151 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
ALSO KNOWN AS
great southern hotel, great southern sydney
FORMERLY KNOWN AS
Pacific International Hotel Sydney
LOCATION
AustraliaNew South WalesSydney
NUMBER OF ROOMS
176
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Frequently Asked Questions about The Great Southern Hotel Sydney
Which popular attractions are close to The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Nearby attractions include Mission Escape George St (0.2 km), Local Sauce Tours (0.1 km), and Chinese Garden of Friendship (0.4 km).
What are some of the property amenities at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Some of the more popular amenities offered include an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and meeting rooms.
Which room amenities are available at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Top room amenities include air conditioning, a flat screen TV, and a refrigerator.
What food & drink options are available at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Guests can enjoy an on-site restaurant, a lounge, and complimentary tea during their stay.
Is parking available at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Yes, parking is available to guests.
What are some restaurants close to The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Conveniently located restaurants include Platform 818, Betty's Burgers, and Basket Brothers.
Are any cleaning services offered at The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Yes, dry cleaning and laundry service are offered to guests.
Are there any historical sites close to The Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
Many travellers enjoy visiting Chinese Garden of Friendship (0.4 km), State Theatre (1.1 km), and St. Mary's Cathedral (1.3 km).
Is The Great Southern Hotel Sydney accessible?
Yes, it offers wheelchair access. For specific enquiries, we recommend calling ahead to confirm.