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The Great Southern Hotel

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
Reviewed 30 June 2015

A very good buffet breakfast, good room with a very comfortable bed. Enjoyed the bar (& meals) with the Fox Sports (Rugby - Highlanders beat the Waratahs!, League, Cricket & Aussie Rules). Good service from the staff. A very central place to stay - close to Chinatown markets. Internet wifi is expensive. Room was quiet.

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The Entrance, Australia
Reviewed 30 June 2015

We checked in after a train trip from Broken Hill & they must have had a few unoccupied upgrade rooms, as both we & the couple before us were given fantastic suites for the night. We've stayed there before & normal rooms are very spacious, comfortable, quiet & clean, but this was something else. The suite could easily accommodate a...

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Paris, France
Reviewed 29 June 2015

I was staying there for two nights, the booking was made by the travel agency. I had no trouble checking in since I could speak English but I saw people struggling with their check in procedure. The room was ok but not excellent, always in the dark and with vue on a small street. The cleaning service was ok but...

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Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 24 June 2015

Great hotel location, great food, However, I could hear ALL that went on in the bathroom of the room behind our bed, toilet flushing, shower water etc... Also Noisy/ loud patrons kept us awake till after midnight 2 of the 5 nights we were there. I think they were on the walkways have a smoke- laughing loud etc...

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Laurieton, Australia
Reviewed 19 June 2015

We took 18 people to this hotel for a one night stay this week . All our dealings were with pleasant helpful staff even when we booked 11 rooms some months ago. The rooms were modern and very clean. Had a great nights sleep too. Dinner is available in the dining room/restaurant. Because there is a real pub attached to...

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Reviewed 19 June 2015

it is great location transport at door free up and down George street happy hour 5-7 good cheep meals served at the bar what more could you want the room was nice clean fresh towels and a good night sleep a must stay before you die and thanks to the bar staff x glyn Williams Callala bay nsw.

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LISAROW
Reviewed 13 June 2015

My wife and I live on the Central Coast and were undertaking a train trip to Broken Hill. The one direct train a week departs Sydney Central at 6.15 am on Monday Mornings. Therefore so as to beat the need to rise a 2.00 am to get to Sydney in time to board the "Outback Explorer" we decided to spend...

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Toukley, Australia
Reviewed 11 June 2015 via mobile

I think my first visit to TGSH was when I was 6yo (circa 1963) And I don't think I have been there since? Friends born and breed in the: Riverina and West of the Blue Mountains tell me that TGSH was also their hotel! I guess that being so very close to Central railway station meant that families had only...

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Reviewed 10 June 2015 via mobile

The room was like a sauna. Would prefer to pay an extra $50-100 and stay somewhere with functioning air con and have a decent sleep. Also, 2 single beds pushed together is not a king sized bed. You're not fooling anyone! Won't be staying here again.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 9 June 2015 via mobile

If all you are looking for in a hotel is for somewhere to sleep and shower then this hotel is ideal. For the cheap prices you are given a clean, basically appointed room with a comfortable bed, shower, etc. The views from the room are a bit hit and miss. But the way I saw it i only needed the...

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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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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
About the property
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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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: $129 - $300 (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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Also Known As:
Great Southern Hotel
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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