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Great Southern Hotel - Sydney

4 star Hotel Sydney

717 George Street - Sydney

1-877-662-6988
Price starting from AUD 134.00
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Located in Sydney's vibrant city center, in the entertainment district, the Great Southern Hotel is close to many exciting attractions, such as Chinatown, Darling Harbor, the Central Business District, and the Sydney Convention & Exhibition Centres. Paddy's Market, fantastic restaurants, and exciting nightlife venues are within walking distance of the hotel. Nearby is the famous Sydney Opera House, the Rocks, and Sydney Harbour Bridge, which you can reach with ease by using the convenient city bus service. The hotel is also a 5-minute walk from the Capitol Theatre and a 10-minute walk from the famous Queen Victoria Building.

Established in 1854, The Great Southern Hotel is a 4-star, heritage-listed hotel that has been renovated to retain its historical value while offering modern amenities. In this beautiful and warm atmosphere is a wonderful restaurant where you can enjoy a buffet breakfast as well as a bar where you can enjoy lunch and dinner, in addition to evening drinks. Guests have access to a gym for workouts and an Internet kiosk for checking mail at anytime. Wireless Internet access is available in public areas.

Other amenities include a guest laundry service (surcharge) and a 24-hour reception.

Venere Guest Rating
Guest Rating 8.0 Very Good
Based on 29 hotel reviews © 2015 Venere.com

Perfect location, clean hotel, friendly staff. Definitely would go again.

Venere Guest, Finland
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Breakfast at Great Southern Hotel

A buffet breakfast is served between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM for a fee.

Facilities at Great Southern Hotel

  • Bar
  • Restaurant/Dining
  • Luggage room
  • City tour
  • Front desk - 24 hour
  • Laundry service
  • Lift/elevator
  • Entire property is non-smoking
  • Laundry room
  • Internet/Email services

Know before you go

  • This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.
  • The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.
  • No pets and no service animals are allowed at this property.

Check-in: between 2 PM and midnight.

Check-out: before 10:00 AM.

Policy

Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on hotel policy.
Government-issued photo identification and a credit card or cash deposit are required at check-in for incidental charges.
Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges. Special requests cannot be guaranteed.
  • No onsite parking is available.
  • The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

City tax and/or any other fees charged by the hotel

The following fees and deposits are charged by the property at time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Breakfast fee: AUD 21 for adults and AUD 21 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 22 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for in-room high-speed Internet (wired): AUD 22 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 22 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)
  • Deposit: AUD 50 per stay
  • Onsite credit card charges are subject to a surcharge

The above list may not be comprehensive. Fees and deposits may not include tax and are subject to change.

National rating

Official Australia STAR Rating provided by AAA Tourism Pty Ltd
AAA Tourism Pty Ltd assigns an official STAR Rating for accommodations in Australia. This Hotel property is rated 4 stars and is displayed on this page as 4 stars.

Great Southern Hotel is also known as

The Great Southern Hotel
Great Southern Sydney

8.7

Clean

8.4

Location

8.1

Quiet

7.0

Spacious

8.1

Service

Great Southern Hotel reviews

3.3
  • October 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Family with young children
  • Australia

Customer Service was not good enough. Water tab is right next to toilet and according to staff you can drink it. No other tab. To change temperature of air conditioner, you need to get up and change since no remote.

5.5 Ordinary
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Never stayed in a hotel without the toothpaste. Air-con can't be adjusted the temperature so it was a bit cool during sleeping time!

8.5 Excellent
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Stayed here many times without any problem

4.1 Ordinary
  • July 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

We have stayed at this hotel many times and have not had any complaints. But on this occasion it was terrible. No complaints about the room But the hall .outside the room (level 3) has very noisy floors. When any one walked past our room it was very, very load. On this night it woke us on several occasions. Not a good nights sleep.

9.1 Wonderful!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

great location staff very helpful would stay again next time

9.7 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Upgrade very much appreciated. Can not comment on general rooms as we didn't see them. great stay. Will do again especially if we are offered room 706. Thank you. Denise and Glenn Cole

8.9 Excellent
  • May 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

Should have sports channels with foxsports

9.7 Outstanding!
  • March 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

This was my second stay at the great southern my first time I was upgraded to a bigger room which was nice but the room I stayed in this time was a little on the small side but overall the stay was great.

8.8 Excellent
  • September 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

Only the one public lift close to my room 504 was also used and slowed down by staff housekeeping. Has to take my time and use other exits.

9.4 Outstanding!
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

Although only a one night stay we were very impressed with our room. Arrived at 9pm and departed at 6.20am so had no chance to really evaluate the hotel other than our room.

3.7
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

The twin share rooms where very small and over priced. Obviously pay more for a Saturday night. Staff were very flippant on arrival.

8.6 Excellent
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

The pities are - all other services are charged, incl. internet access, even safe box!

8.6 Excellent
  • November 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • USA

My husband & I had a great stay. Had minor issues that were immediately resolved. Did not find staff very knowledgeable but they found the answers for us. The location was excellent. One block from the central train/bus station. Try the free bus but allow extra time. Great information center that was quite informative. Great shopping & eating in China Town. Would stay again if we had the chance to return. Cannot recall actual info regarding the web page.

9.8 Outstanding!
  • July 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • USA

Why stay anywhere else? Clean and quiet rooms with all of the amenities, in a convenient area of town!

9.9 Outstanding!
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • USA

We were very pleased with the hotel. The room was small but big enough to move around in. The shower was great. The location was good. We were able to walk or get bus to where ever we wanted to go. The staff at the front desk were helpful.

8.2 Very Good
  • February 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • New Zealand

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2015
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

9.4 Outstanding!
  • December 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

8.9 Excellent
  • August 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

8.4 Very Good
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

9.8 Outstanding!
  • June 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Australia

8.8 Excellent
  • April 2014
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

8.6 Excellent
  • August 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

7.2 Good
  • May 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

6.7 Fair
  • December 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Not Specified
  • Australia

5.3 Ordinary
  • October 2012
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Italy

8.2 Very Good
  • January 2011
  • Venere Guest
  • Couple
  • Australia

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7.4 Good
  • July 2013
  • Venere Guest
  • Single traveller
  • Australia

Great Southern Hotel reviews by TripAdvisor

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Room Details

Great Southern Hotel offers 167 guest rooms for your family-friendly holiday. Cable TV channels and pay movies provided in each room are great for unwinding at the end of a long day. Corporate travelers visiting the Sydney Central area will benefit from wired and wireless high-speed Internet access (charges apply) as well as desks, safes and phones.

Private bathrooms are outfitted with showers and complimentary toiletries. Refrigerators, irons/ironing boards, coffee/tea makers and hair dryers are supplied in each room to facilitate basic travel needs. Additional comforts include air conditioning.

Accommodation Services

  • Telephone
  • Air conditioning
  • Pay-Per-View
  • Mini fridge
  • Coffee and tea maker
  • Hairdryer in each room
  • Cable TV
  • In-room ironing facilities
  • Safe
  • Desk
  • Wireless Internet access
  • High speed Internet access

Distances from Great Southern Hotel

Paddy's Market - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Market City - 0.2 km / 0.1 mi
Capitol Theatre - 0.2 km / 0.2 mi
Chinatown Night Market - 0.3 km / 0.2 mi
Sydney Entertainment Centre - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
Railway Square - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
World Square Shopping Centre - 0.4 km / 0.2 mi
University of Technology Sydney - 0.4 km / 0.3 mi
Chinese Garden of Friendship - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Sydney Institute Ultimo College - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
Powerhouse Museum - 0.5 km / 0.3 mi
ANZAC War Memorial - 0.8 km / 0.5 mi
IMAX Sydney - 0.9 km / 0.5 mi
Sydney Town Hall - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
Sydney Convention Centre - 0.9 km / 0.6 mi
The preferred airport for Great Southern Hotel is Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) - 7.1 km / 4.4 mi.

Distances are calculated in a straight line from the property's location to the point of interest or airport and may not reflect actual travel distance.

Distances are displayed to the nearest 0.1 mile and kilometer.