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

Located in the theater district, Great Southern Hotel offers air-conditioned rooms as well as a tennis court and a golf course. Since 1999, it has been hosting guests in the heart of Sydney.

Major Sydney sights, such as Museum of Sydney, Sydney Park and Sydney Harbour are located nearby. The property is set 5 minutes' walk from Chinatown, Capitol Theatre and Powerhouse Museum.

There are markets, shops and boutiques in the proximity of the hotel.

Guests can reach Great Southern Hotel by car from Kingsford Smith airport in 10 minutes.

Rooms

This elegant hotel comprises of rooms like Standard Quadruple Room, Executive Single Room and Standard Twin Room with modern-style decor and such comforts as satellite TV, heating, wireless internet, an iron with ironing board and an in-room safe. The property offers views of Darling Harbour from the rooms. All rooms have carpet floor and simple furniture.

Eat & Drink

Dining options include a hot hot buffet breakfast served every morning. Guests can order local meals at the small restaurant. The hotel invites guests to the Friendly bar to relax with a drink.

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

Services

A meeting room, a banquet hall and a photocopier are also offered at the hotel.

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
  • Wake up service

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
  • Night club

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

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

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Hotel Address:

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

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City Center
  • Sydney
    500 m
Airports
Train Stations
  • Sydney Central Railway Station
    400 m
  • Central Station Sydney
    400 m
Underground stations
  • Wynyard Station
    1.7 km
Restaurants
  • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
    380 m
  • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
    610 m
Parks
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship
    470 m
Beaches
  • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
    630 m
  • iVenture Card Australia
    1.3 km
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

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Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen-size bed
Size: 15 m²
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  • Shower
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    Executive Room
    Bed type: Double bed or Twin beds
    Size: 30 m²
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    • Shower
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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
        500 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Sydney Central Railway Station
        400 m
      • Central Station Sydney
        400 m
      Underground stations
      • Wynyard Station
        1.7 km
      Restaurants
      • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
        380 m
      • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
        610 m
      Parks
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship
        470 m
      Beaches
      • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
        630 m
      • iVenture Card Australia
        1.3 km
      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

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      Great Southern Location

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      What's nearby

      Tourist attractions

      • Capitol Theatre - 200 m
      • IMAX Theatre Sydney - 800 m

      Popular areas

      • City Center - 400 m
      • Taylor Square - 800 m

      Places of interest

      • The Goods Line - 300 m
      • World Square Shopping Centre - 400 m
      • Downing Centre - 500 m
      • Central Park - 500 m
      • Town Hall - 700 m

      Train stations

      • Sydney Central Railway Station - 300 m
      • Central Station Sydney - 300 m
      • Museum Station - 700 m
      • Museum Station - 700 m
      • Town Hall station - 800 m

      Convention centers

      • Chinatown - 200 m
      • Sydney Exhibition Centre - 700 m
      • Taylor Square - 800 m

      Shopping areas

      • Market City - 100 m
      • Powerhouse Museum - 500 m

      Monuments and Landmarks

      • Sydney Town Hall - 800 m

      Stadiums

      • Sydney Entertainment Centre - 500 m

      Museums

      • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 500 m
      • Tumbalong Park - 600 m

      Parks

      • Qantas Credit Union Arena - 300 m
      • Chinese Friendship Garden - 500 m
      • Sydney Entertainment Centre - 500 m

      Universities, Institutes

      • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - 400 m

      Theaters

      • IMAX Theatre - 800 m

      Business areas

      • Market City - 100 m

      Public parking

      • University of Technology Sydney (UTS) - 400 m

      Local attractions

      • Nicholson Museum - 1.6 km
        Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney
      • Museum of Sydney - 1.7 km
        37 Phillip Street, Sydney
      • Sydney Lyric Theatre - 1.7 km
        Pirrama Rd, Sydney
      • Museum of Australian Currency Notes - 1.6 km
        65 Martin Place, Ground Floor, Sydney
      • Victoria Barracks - 1.7 km
        Oxford St., Sydney

      Near the hotel

      • Chinatown - 270 m
        Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship - 470 m
        Darling Harbour, Sydney
      • Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 630 m
        455 George Street, Sydney
      • Opera Australia - 890 m
        480 Elizabeth St, Sydney
      • Hyde Park Barracks Museum - 410 m
        Macquarie Street, Sydney
      • Powerhouse Museum - 500 m
        500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
      • Woolloomooloo Wharf - 750 m
        Sydney, New South WalesAustralia

      Restaurants nearby

      • Mamak - 380 m

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

        75% likes this, based on 387 reviews
        Cuisine: Malaysian
        Price Range: GBP 7 - GBP 10

      • Tetsuya's - 660 m

        Address: 529 Kent Street
        Phone: 61 2 9267 2900

        83% likes this, based on 532 reviews
        Cuisine: Asian fusion
        Price Range: GBP 0 - GBP 352

      • Longrain - 610 m

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

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

      • Workshop Espresso - 920 m

        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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      Best Luxury Hotels in Australia

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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
        500 m
      Airports
      Train Stations
      • Sydney Central Railway Station
        400 m
      • Central Station Sydney
        400 m
      Underground stations
      • Wynyard Station
        1.7 km
      Restaurants
      • Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian)
        380 m
      • Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian)
        610 m
      Parks
      • Chinese Garden of Friendship
        470 m
      Beaches
      • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
        630 m
      • iVenture Card Australia
        1.3 km
      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