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
 24-hour

24-hour reception

 Check-in/Check-out

Express check-in/-out

 Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

 Fitness/Gym

Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course

 Food/Drinks

Restaurant

Bar/Lounge area

 Meeting facilities

Conference room

Overview

Set in the center of Sydney, this comfortable hotel features 165 rooms and offers a nightclub, a casino and a swimming pool. The hotel was opened in 1999 in an 8-story original building and renovated in 2009.

Offering central setting in Sydney just near the central railway station, Great Southern Hotel provides an easy access to Darling Harbour, Museum of Sydney and Central Business District. The city center lies within 1 km from the venue.

Welcoming guests with a tennis court and a golf course, the hotel is placed next to bars, a stadium and restaurants.

The hotel is set close to Wynyard subway station offering access to Chinese Garden of Friendship, Sydney Town Hall and Queen Victoria Building . Guests can reach Kingsford Smith airport within 10 minutes' drive.

Rooms

The property comprises of non-smoking rooms appointed with satellite TV, heating, wireless internet, an iron with ironing board and an in-room safe. Some rooms feature views over Darling Harbour. In-room self-catering facilities include coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

Guests are welcome to the Privately Owned Great Southern bar to relax with a drink. The seafood restaurant Mamak is 5 minutes’ walk away.

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

Services

The hotel offers medical service, laundry and ironing service together with a baggage storage, a designated smoking area and a tour desk for guests' comfort.

Internet

High-speed internet access is available in the hotel rooms at AUD 30 per day.

Guest Parking

No parking available.

Year renovated:   2009.  Number of floors:   8.  Number of rooms:   165.

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Facilities

General

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

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

Dining facilities

  • Paid breakfast
  • A la carte restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge area

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 beds
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • 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. 

Pets

  • Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

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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
  • Central Station Sydney
    1400 ft
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.1 mi
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    1300 ft
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    2100 ft
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    1600 ft
Beaches
  • Queen Victoria Building
    2100 ft
  • iVenture Card Australia
    4300 ft
Hotel information
  • Check-in:
    from  2 pm
  • Check-out:
    until  10 am
  • Year renovated:
    2009
  • Number of floors:
    8
  • Number of rooms:
    165

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Rooms and availability

Great Southern photos Room
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Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed or Twin beds
Size: 165 sq. feet
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    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
    • Central Station Sydney
      1400 ft
    Underground stations
    • Wynyard Station
      1.1 mi
    Restaurants
    • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
      1300 ft
    • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
      2100 ft
    Parks
    • Chinese Garden of Friendship
      1600 ft
    Beaches
    • Queen Victoria Building
      2100 ft
    • iVenture Card Australia
      4300 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      165

    Hotel Awards

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    Great Southern Location

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    What's nearby

    Tourist attractions

    Popular areas

    • City Center - 1400 ft
    • Taylor Square - 2700 ft

    Places of interest

    Train stations

    Convention centers

    Shopping areas

    • Market City - 400 ft
    • Powerhouse Museum - 1700 ft

    Monuments and Landmarks

    • Sydney Town Hall - 2700 ft

    Stadiums

    • Sydney Entertainment Centre - 1700 ft

    Museums

    Parks

    Universities, Institutes

    • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - 1400 ft

    Theaters

    • IMAX Theatre - 2700 ft

    Business areas

    Public parking

    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 hotel

    • Chinatown - 900 ft
      Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
    • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1600 ft
      Darling Harbour, Sydney
    • Queen Victoria Building - 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: 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

    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • Number of rooms:
      165

    Hotel Awards

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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
    Fabulous
    Based on 1688 reviews

    Rating by category:

    Location
    7.5
    Rooms
    10.0
    Service
    8.5
    Value
    10.0
    Dining
    6.0

    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
    • Central Station Sydney
      1400 ft
    Underground stations
    • Wynyard Station
      1.1 mi
    Restaurants
    • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
      1300 ft
    • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
      2100 ft
    Parks
    • Chinese Garden of Friendship
      1600 ft
    Beaches
    • Queen Victoria Building
      2100 ft
    • iVenture Card Australia
      4300 ft
    Hotel information
    • Check-in:
      from  2 pm
    • Check-out:
      until  10 am
    • Year renovated:
      2009
    • Number of floors:
      8
    • 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