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Eurobodalla, New South Wales, Australia
Reviewed 5 January 2015

I had a lovely room with a little courtyard, the restaurant buffet breakfast was fantastic and i had dinner in the restaurant and had the biggest bowl of beautiful pasta. the staff were helpful and friendly and stored my bags for me so i could go shopping for the day before heading home. it is a great position central to...

Thank Megan G
Reviewed 2 January 2015

Where do I begin. Flight got in after 9. But check in was at 2pm. We had to pay $2 per bag to store it. The computer systems were down. So a huge line formed in the lobby. For all these people there were 3 chairs and no other area to sit. Check in took ages. Then up to the...

2Thank notgoodenoughmyfriend
Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands
Reviewed 31 December 2014

We had a lovely stay of 7 nights in this hotel. Perfectly located near the centre and public transport. Rooms are quite and clean. But watch out people. If you want to use the internet you have to pay 10 dollar for 2 hour. You only can use this 2 hours in a row. So even if you only use...

Thank Anneloef
Reviewed 25 December 2014 via mobile

The hotel was good overall: clean, great distance (great access to Chinatown, free bus at the front all the way to opera house and the rocks, walking distance to darling harbour). The down side was that no tooth brush and tooth paste and very expensive price to pay for wifi which surprised me. Air-con worked fine for my room and...

Thank Linh M
Newcastle, Australia
Reviewed 20 December 2014

This rambling Art Deco hotel is well presented and represents great value for accommodation in downtown Sydney. It is close to Central Station and the bus stop is at the door. Paddy's Market and China Town are close by. The room was clean, spacious and comfortable and very quiet, but it should have a bench for suitcases. The bistro style...

Thank Graeme J
Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 16 December 2014

Nice hotel, central location with free CBD bus close by and central station within walking distance. You can walk to the main central shopping area, Paddy's Market (just around the corner), Darling Harbour from the hotel. Room clean, comfortable beds, friendly staff, great room service each day. I also liked the Art Deco look. Internet in the lobby was shocking,...

1Thank kiwi-takes-flight
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Reviewed 15 December 2014

I will be listing the pros and cons of the hotel so as to help you guys make an informed decision. PROS: - Great location. Just a short 5-min walk from Central station to the hotel and there's a bus stop located right outside with multiple buses that will take you to Circular Quay. - The room I stayed in...

2Thank debsayys
Reviewed 6 December 2014 via mobile

Good meal and met with old work friends, recommend for a lunch and a drink. If you are in Sydney drop in have a drink and enjoy a good meal at a very competitive price. The chicken schnitzel is fresh and a good size for a Humfrey person or if you want value for money.

Thank jetsetterer101
Bathurst, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2014

Central Station just up the road, Paddy's markets just out the back and a short walk to China Town and Darling Harbour. Brilliant location and a cheerful, comfortable place to stay. My second time here. I will be back.

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Launceston, Australia
Reviewed 2 December 2014

The Great Southern Hotel is in a great location close to Central Station. Easy access to all amenities. One staff member in particular downstairs in the gaming area was a bit off. 4 of us called in for a coffee before retiring for the night and after waiting for over half an hour for our drinks we walked out. The...

Thank Anna C

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Staying in Chinatown

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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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  • 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: $113 - $441 (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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#12 Best Value Hotel in Sydney
#78 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
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“Many of the rooms face right away from the street .... Drapes always closed.”
 of 5 bubbles jOnathOn49_19, 28 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Make sure you get a room away from the lift.. We had one but the noise was not to bad being a week night.. But did disturb our sleep..”
 of 5 bubbles winnie024, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room, with a functional air-conditioner.”
 of 5 bubbles Helen65652, 12 Nov 2016 | Read review
“Overpriced and disappointing”
 of 5 bubbles 656eveb, 22 Oct 2016 | Read review
“as for a view of Thomas Street or the inside rooms are facing a wall”
 of 5 bubbles 381rjs, 21 Oct 2016 | Read review
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