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Blaxland, Australia
Reviewed 9 February 2015

Accommodation at this hotel about 5 minutes from Central Railway is good for the price. Breakfast was reasonable. However, at checkout I was hit with a WIFI bill that was totally unexpected and I believe totally unfair as it seemed to me, from my reading of signs and from the website itself, that WiFI within the hotel for a guest...

Thank David W
Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 7 February 2015 via mobile

Heart of the city, good breakfast stayed in room 807 which had basic amenities, no noise and good breakfast. The bathroom lacked few things yet for the price its worth. You can also store your list luggage at a price of 2$.

Thank Anuplama
Reviewed 7 February 2015

Living in the country we stay at the Great Southern when we visit Sydney as it is so close to Central station with easy access to the city & great restaurants in Haymarket. We use bus, train or light rail which are all very handy when visiting family or friends, going to the theatre, sporting events, etc, so do not...

2Thank mike C
Queensland, Australia
Reviewed 5 February 2015

The room was small but functional, clean and comfy. You can't beat the 2 min walk to the train station if your down for a concert, sports event etc like we were. It's only a casual 20 min walk to the Opera House so certainly a more affordable option than staying closer to the harbour They have a public bar...

1Thank knicko71
Reviewed 3 February 2015

Not a bad location close to Central station,Paddys Market and a 20 minute walk to the Opera house. The service was fantastic allowing us to check in early as the room was available with no surcharge. Rooms are clean and simple, though what do you expect when it's so cheap.

Thank HappyFeet1111
Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 February 2015

Was only up overnight for the Soccer, and must say perfect bang for your buck hotel. Central location, 5 minute walk to Central Station. Room was stock standard for what you pay for. Clean and reasonable sized. Staff very friendly.

Thank Schumi5
Reviewed 30 January 2015 via mobile

By far the best option if you are a couple compared to backpackers. Clean room with everything you need. Great location on George street ( free bus outside to circular key) near Capitol theatre. More than happy with price!!!Great experience hadx

Thank Jo P
Reviewed 29 January 2015 via mobile

Perfect in every way except a few niggly bits. The rooms are comfortable clean and great value for money. The hotel is in a good location. The staff are friendly enough. The only down side is the wifi is mega overpriced, breakfast is expensive and you have to pay to store your luggage if you need to leave your bags...

2Thank Charlott314
Reviewed 27 January 2015

This is a great place to stay mid week but over the top pricing on weekends. I've stayed here many times (even on weekends) and it has always felt comfortable. The price of breakfast has gone up and it wasn't flash when it was $16. Bags can be left but they charge $2 per bag. Rooms are smallish and some...

Thank SirRacket
Reviewed 26 January 2015 via mobile

Coming to sydney for holiday or a weekend ? This place is very comfortable though the rooms are smaller than your usual 5 star hotel it is still extremely well appointed clean neat and with very courteous friendly staff. It's only a very short walk to Sydney's paddys market and darling harbour. The hotel has a restaurant that serves a...

Thank Mike P

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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: $111 - $271 (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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#11 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#77 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Ask for a quiet room & also the bigger sized rooms if available”
 of 5 bubbles robma47, 23 Jan 2017 | Read review
“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”
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“Avoid George Street Rooms if you are a light sleeper”
 of 5 bubbles RodTAREE, 16 Dec 2016 | Read review
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