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Cairns Region, Australia
Reviewed 13 April 2015

The location was great for our needs, lots of food places and walking distance to Darling Harbor (about 2 km) but we did not get any information of the unfriendly staff when checking in only a we need a deposit of $50.00. NO INFORMATION in the rooms about the PAID tv and very EXPENSIVE internet( $10 per secession (2hrs) but...

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Worrigee
Reviewed 10 April 2015

We stayed one night before a cruise, great value for a major city. Staff were courteous , patient and very professional. Centrally located I have no dramas recomending this hotel. If you want a budget hotel and budget price go elsewhere

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Reviewed 9 April 2015 via mobile

I was greatly surprised. I wasn't expecting much but the hotel is lovely inside. Staff are very helpful and it is centrally located for Darling Harbour and Central Station. Well worth a visit The room I had was ideal and comfortable

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 7 April 2015

The Great Southern Hotel was in a great location for my stay. It was only a short walk away from Grand Central Station which made getting to and from the airport a breeze. It was pretty much in Chinatown which had heaps of great food and dining options. We spent most of our time going between Surry Hills and the...

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Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

I stayed with my daughter for 3 nights. I found the staff to be quite rude and unhelpful. The room was very dreary and depressing. I was looking for my shoes under the bed and found a toenail and a pill. Our view was of a passageway littered in cigarette butts. The location though is perfect. Wouldn't recommend it to...

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2Thank Kylie L
Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 April 2015 via mobile

Stayed here for one night with my wife. We wanted to stay within a close distance to the city at a good price and this hotel offers just that. The star rating for this hotel may be over-rating as I would deem this hotel to be 3 stars only. Room was clean, well-appointed and what you see is what you...

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2Thank Pha7g
Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 31 March 2015

Had our second stay at The Great Southern Hotel in February (3 nights) mid week - the room was basic but comfortable - bed was nice and firm. We chose not to have the room made up every day which saved us a bit of money. Unlike our first stay, this room was nice and quiet (the first time we...

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Hallidays Point, Australia
Reviewed 25 March 2015

My friend and I stayed overnight prior to boarding a ship for a cruise. Unfortunately it was Mardi Gras weekend so the rates were increased dramatically. The room we had was large but fairly basic. It served the purpose but is not somewhere I would go out of my way to stay at again, particularly for the price we paid....

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Reviewed 21 March 2015 via mobile

The room was very dark with a view of a wall. The bed was very uncomfortable you could feel the springs and the pillows felt old. But my main gripe was the shower which constantly changed temperatures no matter what I tried. The only plus was the bar downstairs which had friendly staff and good food.

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Romsey, United Kingdom
Reviewed 20 March 2015

The Great Southern Hotel is a big, old impersonal hotel in central Sydney. Service, however, was good and we were allowed access to our room early in the morning. This was unexpected but incredibly useful after a 24 hour flight from the UK arriving at 7.00am. Our room was fine and hotel was very convenient as a base for a...

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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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  • Wheelchair Access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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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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  • Dry Cleaning

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: €85 - €204 (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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#77 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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