Great Southern Hotel - Sydney

ex. Pacific International Hotel Sydney

717 George Street | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show map
 4 stars
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Great Southern Hotel - Sydney

 Wi-Fi

Wi-Fi Internet

 24-Hour

24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge

 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms

Overview

This four-star hotel is located in the center of Sydney, close to many attractions, which are within walking distance.

It is a heritage listed hotel, which was completely refurbished. Despite its special historical value it is equipped with all modern amenities for the guests satisfaction.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant, bar and 24-hour room services are available at a request.

The hotel has 165 rooms equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access, direct dial phones, bath tub/shower, satellite TV and much more.

The businessmen can use specially equipped conference facilities.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of rooms:   165.

Rooms

Its 165 guestrooms are all non-smoking rooms and are air-conditioned, equipped with in-room safes and other amenities like queen sized beds, showers, electronic security entrance key, direct-dial phones, high-speed internet access, etc.

Room types:

Standard Queen/Double/ Single ($100.12/$111.37)

Standard Queen With Breakfast/Double/ Single ($133.88/$145.14)

Dining options

The hotel’s on-site restaurant has seating capacity for up to 90 guests. It serves various local and international food.

Its bar serves snacks and various drinks to your liking.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs AUD 15 per person per night. 

Services

The hotel’s business and meeting facilities include business center, translation service as well as banqueting or meeting facilities with the additional equipment at a request.

Leisure

The hotel has a swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, which may be used in any season of year.

The other relaxation facilities include: casino, fitness centre and health club.

Additional features

The additional hotels amenities and services include: tour desk, currency exchange, multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, dry-cleaning, laundry and currency exchange

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Facilities

General

  • Wi-Fi Internet
  • On-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

Guest Parking

  • No parking available.

Sports & Fitness

  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym

Services

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer

Kitchen facilities

  • Refrigerator

Media

  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

Check-In

  • from  2 pm

Check-Out

  • until  10 am

Children and extra beds

  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

How to reach hotel

hotel Great Southern Hotel - Sydney Sydney location
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Hotel Address:

717 George Street | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000

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City Center
  • Sydney
    1700 ft
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    1400 ft
  • Museum Station
    2700 ft
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    1300 ft
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    2100 ft
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    1600 ft
Beaches
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    2100 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-In:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-Out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of rooms:
    165

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Rooms and availability

Its 165 guestrooms are all non-smoking rooms and are air-conditioned, equipped with in-room safes and other amenities like queen sized beds, showers, electronic security entrance key, direct-dial phones, high-speed internet access, etc.

Room types:

Standard Queen/Double/ Single ($100.12/$111.37)

Standard Queen With Breakfast/Double/ Single ($133.88/$145.14)

Great Southern Standard Twin RoomGreat Southern Standard Twin RoomGreat Southern Standard Twin Room
Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed or Double or Twin beds
Size: 165 sq. feet
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  • Air conditioning
  • Shower
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This air-conditioned room features cable TV, a refrigerator, tea/coffee maker and work desk.

Room facilities
    Great Southern Executive RoomGreat Southern Executive Room
    Executive Room
    Bed type: 1 Super-King Size bed or Double or Twin beds
    Size: 325 sq. feet
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    • Air conditioning
    • Shower
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    This double room has air conditioning.

    Room facilities

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Great Southern Hotel - Sydney Sydney location
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      Hotel Address:

      717 George Street | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Sydney
        1700 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Sydney Central Railway Station
        1400 ft
      • Museum Station
        2700 ft
      Restaurants
      • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
        1300 ft
      • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
        2100 ft
      Parks
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship
        1600 ft
      Beaches
      • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
        2100 ft
      • iVenture Card Australia
        4300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        165

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSydneyGreat Southern

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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      Great Southern Location

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      What's nearby

      What's nearby.

      Sydney Town Hall is in 800m, the Queen Victoria Building is in 1km, Sydney Aquarium is in 1.2km, City Center is 500m, Taylor Square is in 800m, Oxford Street Sydney is in 900m, Darling Harbour Sydney is in 900m, Cockle Bay is in 1.1km, Museum Station is in 700m, Sydney Exhibition Centre is in 700m.

      Tourist attractions

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 1400 ft
      • Taylor Square - 2700 ft
      • Oxford Street Sydney - 3000 ft
      • Darling Harbour Sydney - 3000 ft
      • Crown St - 3700 ft
      • Cockle Bay - 3700 ft
      • Surry Hills - 3700 ft
      • Oxford Street Darlinghurst - 4000 ft

      Places of interest

      • Town Hall - 2300 ft

      Train stations

      • Sydney Central Railway Station - 1000 ft
      • Museum Station - 2300 ft
      • Town Hall station - 2700 ft

      Convention centers

      • Sydney Exhibition Centre - 2300 ft

      Shopping areas

      • Market City - 400 ft
      • Broadway Shopping Centre - 3300 ft
      • Galeries Victoria - 3300 ft
      • Harbourside Shopping Centre - 3700 ft
      • Pitt Street Mall - 4000 ft

      Stadiums

      • Qantas Credit Union Arena - 1000 ft
      • Sydney Entertainment Centre - 1700 ft

      Museums

      • Powerhouse Museum - 2000 ft
      • Australian Museum - 3300 ft

      Parks

      • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1700 ft
      • Chinese Friendship Garden - 1700 ft
      • Hyde Park - 3700 ft

      Universities, Institutes

      • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - 1400 ft

      Theaters

      • IMAX Theatre - 2700 ft

      Local Attractions

      • Nicholson Museum - 5100 ft
        Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney
      • Museum of Sydney - 1.0 mi
        37 Phillip Street, Sydney
      • Sydney Lyric Theatre - 1.1 mi
        Pirrama Rd, Sydney
      • Museum of Australian Currency Notes - 1.0 mi
        65 Martin Place, Ground Floor, Sydney
      • Victoria Barracks - 1.0 mi
        Oxford St., Sydney

      Near the hotelNear the hotel

      • Chinatown - 900 ft
        Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1600 ft
        Darling Harbour, Sydney
      • Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 2100 ft
        455 George Street, Sydney
      • Opera Australia - 3000 ft
        480 Elizabeth St, Sydney
      • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 1400 ft
        Macquarie Street, Sydney
      • Powerhouse Museum - 1700 ft
        500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
      • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 2500 ft
        Sydney, New South WalesAustralia

      Restaurants Nearby

      • Mamak - 1300 ft

        Address: 15 Goulburn Street
        Phone: (02) 9211 1668

        75% likes this, based on 387 reviews
        Cuisine: Malaysian
        Price Range: USD 9 - USD 13

      • Tetsuya's - 2200 ft

        Address: 529 Kent Street
        Phone: 61 2 9267 2900

        83% likes this, based on 532 reviews
        Cuisine: Seafood, Asian fusion
        Price Range: USD 0 - USD 440

      • Longrain - 2100 ft

        Address: 85 Commonwealth St.
        Phone: 02-9280-2888

        83% likes this, based on 331 reviews
        Cuisine: Thai, Asian

      • Workshop Espresso - 3100 ft

        Address: 500 George Street
        Phone: 02 9264 8836

        91% likes this, based on 61 reviews
        Cuisine: Coffee Shop

      Getting there.

      Sydney Central Railway Station is in 300m, Museum Station is in 700m and Town Hall station is within 800m.

      You can also use a bus to get from airport to the hotel.

      Getting around.

      The hotel has a convenient access to public transport as Sydney Central Railway Station is in 300m and bus station is also nearby, at the hotel’s doorstep.

      The hotel has private parking for its guests.

      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        165

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSydneyGreat Southern

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      Great Southern Reviews

      Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Great Southern

      Average guest rating

      7.8out of 10
      Excellent
      Based on 1688 reviews

      Rating by category:

      Location
      7.5
      Rooms
      10.0
      Service
      8.5
      Value
      10.0
      Dining
      6.0

      Individual guest reviews

      • Single
        9.6

        Very good value for money, efficient staff and general service, clean rooms, great central location, has its own mid-price bar and restaurant.

      • Older travelers
        8.8

        Locality great, close to Chinatown & Central Railway Station, walking distance to cbd & Sydney harbour.

        Didn't like disposed cigarette butts on landings between buildings, some type of butt bin would be good for disposal of butts.

      • Older travelers
        2.8

        We were extremely disappointed with the hotel. The cleanliness of the room left much to be desired even although it was supposed to be an upgrade!! For example, we needed to move a small set of drawers and a chair in the room. We were horrified to see dust, bits of paper, and under the chair a headband full of hair - yuk - obviously no vacuuming done there!! The floors outside of our room and the lift were covered in industrial debris and the general look of the place was tired, worn out and unclean. On top of all that, we were woken at 6.45am by someone using a jackhammer which apparently came from the next building and it went on at full bore until we left later in the morning. We just had to get out of our room due to the noise and we had a rushed breakfast due to the intolerable noise in the dining room - it was impossible to have ve any conversation at all. It was absolutely unbearable. Needless to say the dining room was quite empty!! The Hotel Manager was not at all helpful and refused to provide any refund either full or part for the accommodation or breakfast saying it was not his fault. So who takes responsibility! He said we (guests) had to get in touch with the council!! Some hope of that! The least he could have done was to offer some recompense to guests for the inconvenience that morning and as an encouragement to return. But no, he just threw his arms up in the air and said there was nothing he could do!! He displayed extremely poor management and customer service skills. Many people were complaining that morning at the reception desk , the lines were quite lengthy, and I felt sorry for the staff trying to pacify the guests.

      • Group of friends
        8.8

        The price was very reasonable and the facility was really good. The location was perfect. It was located in the main street, Gorge St, and it was really convenient. As it is located in the center of the city, there are so many shops around this hotel and I could go and have meals easily.

      • Group of friends
        7.8

        Fantastic location, 2 minute walk from Central Station, it was good value for money, in essence, the hotel did what it said on the tin. Room was smaller than I would have liked but for the price, I can't complain too much!

      • Single
        7.8

        Easy to access the cbd. Close to the major attractions in Sydney.

      • Single
        7.0

        Very warm & nice blankets

        The shower clear doors, kinda small for my size not much space to move around and easily hit the metal rack.

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        when i ordered an extra room we were upgraded to both having suites, it was fantastic

      • Couple
        9.6

        We needed a hotel close to the train station to allow us to catch an early flight in the morning, its is within 5 minutes walking distance to central station and also very close to Darling Harbour and the shopping areas. I liked the art deco design too.

      • Group of friends
        6.6

        It was conveniently located near the train station and Chinatown. That said, you should probably be aware it is a little bit of an edgier part of town, so I robably wouldn't be comfortable walking around the streets at night with kids or alone. For the price, the breakfast was good and had a fair spread, but get there earlier if you can as a lot of it sits out the whole time, so by 10am it's a few hours old.

        The walls are very thin, and the shower had inadequate pressure and heat.

      • Family with children
        8.2

        impeccable room, neat tidy and clean, location to theatre, chinatown, shops

        no book showing what time to vacate etc in room

      • Older travelers
        10.0

        Convenience, ideal location for use of public transport. After a week of medical appointments and family committments, the upgrade was very welcome. Thank you.

      • Group of friends
        9.2

        It was close to nearly everything, the people we met were welcoming and the shower was amazing.

        air vents in the showers would be nice and cleaning behind the tables and under the bed because we found open condom packets and a used condom when we lost a phone behind the coffee stand.

      • Single
        8.8

        I had no problems with my stay' but my needs were not great. it is quite convenient to central station, which is one of the reasons I chose it

      • Couple
        7.8

        I liked that it was centrel to the CBD and walking distance to the train station. The Bar connected to the motel was also great

        The bathroom had mould in it, and could have been cleaned better.

      How to reach hotel

      hotel Great Southern Hotel - Sydney Sydney location
      Show big map »

      Hotel Address:

      717 George Street | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000

      Get directions
      City Center
      • Sydney
        1700 ft
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Sydney Central Railway Station
        1400 ft
      • Museum Station
        2700 ft
      Restaurants
      • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
        1300 ft
      • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
        2100 ft
      Parks
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship
        1600 ft
      Beaches
      • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
        2100 ft
      • iVenture Card Australia
        4300 ft
      Hotel information
      • Check-In:
        from  2 pm
      • Check-Out:
        until  10 am
      • Year renovated:
        2009
      • Number of rooms:
        165

      Hotel Awards

      AustralianHOTEL AWARDSRecommendedSydneyGreat Southern

      According to guest reviews, the hotel has been rated as
      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

      Use Badge