Great Southern Hotel - Sydney

ex. Pacific International Hotel Sydney

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

Internet

Paid wired internet connection

Parking

No parking

Luggage storage
24-hour

Late check-in

24-hour reception

24-hour security

Food/ Drinks

Bar/ Lounge area

A la carte restaurant

Fitness/ Gym

Exercise gym

Swimming pool

Indoor swimming pool

Laundry

Self-service laundry

Overview

The comfortable Great Southern Hotel is situated in the business district next to a cathedral, a tower and a theater. Renovated in 2009, the hotel combines Chinese architecture with ultimate comfort.

Major Sydney sights, such as Central Business District and Museum of Sydney are located nearby. The venue is set 10 minutes' walk from Sydney center.

The hotel offers easy access to a market, boutiques and shops.

Kingsford Smith airport can be reached in 15 minutes by car from Great Southern Hotel.

Rooms

The property comprises of modern rooms, including executive double room and standard twin room appointed with climate control, cable TV with on-demand movies, a laptop-compatible safe, television with satellite channels and an iron with ironing board. They boast modern-style décor and offer a dishwasher, coffee/tea makers and a fridge.

Eat & Drink

A tasty breakfast is served in a warm atmosphere of the dining room. The onsite small restaurant entices with local dishes. Guests can quench their thirst at Friendly bar with a favorite drink. The property is located near the central railway station, about 400 meters from Mamak and Tetsuya's serving a wide selection of dishes.

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

Services

The on-site conveniences include a baggage storage, a safe deposit box and an elevator.

Relax

Leisure facilities feature a night club, a casino and an indoor swimming pool.

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

  • Non-smoking property
  • Paid wired internet connection
  • No parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • 24-hour reception
  • Late check-in
  • Express check-in/ -out
  • No pets allowed
  • Rooms/ Facilities for disabled
  • Public areas with access for disabled
  • Wheelchair access
  • 24-hour security
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Currency exchange
  • Lobby

Sports & Fitness

  • Exercise gym
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course

Services

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

Dining facilities

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

Meeting facilities

  • Business center
  • Meeting/ Banquet facilities
  • Business services
  • Fax/Photocopying

Children's facilities

  • Babysitting/Child services

Leisure facilities

  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Night club

Room facilities

  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Rollaway beds

Bathroom

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

Self-catering

  • Refrigerator

Media

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

Room decor

  • Carpeted floor

Policies

CHECK-IN / CHECK-OUT

Check-in from 2 pm FREE
Check-out until 10 am FREE

Children and extra beds

There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

Pets

Pets are not allowed.

How to reach hotel

hotel Great Southern Hotel - Sydney Sydney location
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Hotel Address:

717 George Street, 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 Hotel photos Room
Standard Twin Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds, 1 Queen-size bed, 2 Single beds

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Internet access
  • Work desk
  • Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Carpeted floor
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Dining:Coffee/tea maker
  • Refrigerator
  • Media:Satellite TV
  • Wake up service
  • Radio
Room Description:

Standard|Standard Twin with no Housekeeping

Great Southern Hotel photos Room
Executive Double Room
  • Max occupancy:

    2 persons

  • Bed type:

    2 Single beds or 1 Double bed

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  • Room Facilities:
    • Shower
    • Air conditioning
    • + More
  • General:Ironing facilities
  • Dressing area
  • Telephone
  • Bathroom:Bathroom
  • Hair dryer
  • Toilet
  • Media:TV
  • Radio
Room Description:

Deluxe|Executive Room

Great Southern Hotel Location

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What's nearby

Popular areas

Places of interest

Train stations

Convention centers

  • Sydney Exhibition Centre2300 ft

Shopping areas

Monuments and Landmarks

  • Sydney Town Hall2700 ft

Stadiums

Museums

  • Powerhouse Museum1700 ft

Parks

  • Chinese Garden of Friendship1700 ft
  • Chinese Friendship Garden1700 ft
  • Tumbalong Park2000 ft

Universities, Institutes

  • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)1400 ft

Theaters

Local attractions

  • Nicholson Museum5100 ft
    Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney
  • Museum of Sydney1.0 mi
    37 Phillip Street, Sydney
  • Sydney Lyric Theatre1.1 mi
    Pirrama Rd, Sydney
  • Museum of Australian Currency Notes1.0 mi
    65 Martin Place, Ground Floor, Sydney
  • Victoria Barracks1.0 mi
    Oxford St., Sydney

Near the hotel

  • Chinatown900 ft
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship1600 ft
    Darling Harbour, Sydney
  • Queen Victoria Building 2100 ft
    455 George Street, Sydney
  • Opera Australia3000 ft
    480 Elizabeth St, Sydney
  • Hyde Park Barracks Museum1400 ft
    Macquarie Street, Sydney
  • Powerhouse Museum1700 ft
    500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
  • Woolloomooloo Wharf2500 ft
    Sydney, New South WalesAustralia

Restaurants nearby

  • Mamak1300 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's2200 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

  • Longrain2100 ft

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

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

  • Workshop Espresso3100 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 Hotel Reviews

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

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, 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 Hotel

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

Use Badge