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Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed in room 410, looking out into three walls of windows, not that I care about the view, just that it was one more thing we didn't pay for with no compensating trade-off. I also don't mind that it was too small for the two of us to open our suitcases anywhere than on the bed because the useless...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

I was hesitant about booking given some of the reviews but as a regular visitor from Canberra, via Murray's bus which leaves from Central Station, thought I would give it a go. I was very pleasantly surprised and impressed with the room, particularly as it was and had been a sweltering 36deg for a few days in Sydney. The air-conditioning...

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Greeley, Colorado
Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the Great Southern Hotel online and choose it for the price/value and location. On both marks, it met our expectations. This hotel is one block from the Central station, you can also hike to the harbor - its perhaps 1.6K but enjoyable. Room was small and Spartan with very small bathroom. Not a lot of furniture...but we mainly...

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Hotel is easy walking distance to darling harbour and shopping centres and central station. Proximity to central station makes it easy to travel around the city. Advertised as a 4 star but lacks the basic amenities I would expect from a 4 star, you have to pay extra for wifi, acess to the in room safe and breakfast -all of...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Although clean, the place is quite dated and feels old and stale. The wifi is paid and quite expensive. It's large hotel with many floors and no real character. Functional at best and not great value. There are nicer places nearby for similar or cheaper price.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Old. Outdated. Stuck in 70's. It feels run down. No A/C in the foyer, just some portable units; the smell was stale not fresh. Room had musty odour about it; couldn't open a window to let some fresh air in. A/C in the room was set to 20 degrees, which was way too warm. Furniture was old, with scratches. Moved...

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Alice Springs, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We booked in for NYE. The weekend was hot and the hotel lobby had a hired acon unit in the lobby. That should have been a dead giveaway. Everything is dated in this hotel...and not in a quaint 'old style' way. It's just old and run down. Got up to our room and it must have been 35 degrees!! Turned...

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Great location. In Haymarket , very outdated stale smell in rooms , overpriced for next to no ammenities , check around other hotels similar price for more updated ammenities close to central train station , 15 minute walk to harbour bridge

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Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying here was disappointing. I was told wi fi wasn't included in our booking and so it was $24 for 24 hours. I needed to leave my bag for a couple of days and that was also extra ($2 per bag per day). The first room I stayed in smelled of somehting that had been used probably to cover the...

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was clean and comfortable, with tea and coffee making facilities and a bar fridge. Reception staff were extremely friendly and helpful and even gave us our room early when we arrived around 10am. Luggage storage is only $2 per item for the day. Location wise, it was fantastic. Directly across the road from Paddy's market and only two...

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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
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access
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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: $110 - $265 (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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#11 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#77 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“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
“We were on the fifth floor and it was very quiet.”
 of 5 bubbles carolmI344GW, 15 Dec 2016 | Read review
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