$54 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in: Sep 6, 2015 Check-out: Sep 7, 2015

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

4 stars
View map of 717 George Street, Sydney, Sydney, NS 2000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.2
out of 5
5 reviews
Convenience + Value

Conveniently located in downtown Sydney, close to trains, buses and Chinatown. Beautiful old... See full review

  • Ausinex
  • Oct 1, 2012
Short Stay in Sydney

The Great Southern Hotel had a great location for those that are looking to get around the city as... See full review

  • Budrdbread
  • Sep 18, 2012

Featuring 165 non-smoking heritage rooms, the Great Southern Hotel is a comfortable place to stay, in an ideal locale. In the center of the vibrant city center, the hotel is convenient for business travelers working in the nearby Central Business District or attending conventions as well as vacationers heading out to see the sights. A mouthwatering hotel restaurant and hundreds of dining areas are just moments away. Rooms are equipped with queen, king or twin beds and modern amenities.

Rooms
The Great Southern Hotel offers non-smoking heritage rooms that have been renovated in a contemporary manner to include a variety of modern facilities. Guest bedrooms are fully equipped with televisions and in-house video players to provide an entertaining distraction for working travelers. A high-speed Internet access (available at a fee) and private en suite (showers only) are included in each room. En suite showers and comforting bathrooms offer refreshment after a busy day, while individually controlled air conditioning allows guests to tailor the temperature in their room. A modern, well-equipped business center can host events for up to 110 people, perfect for business events or conferences, while the hotel gum and Internet kiosk offer a host of entertainment. The hotel's tasty restaurant offers a variety of local and international dishes.
Highlights
  • Heritage-listed hotel dating back to 1854, featuring carefully renovated rooms
  • Convenient location close to Sydney's Central Business District and major tourist attractions

  • Close to public transport

  • 24-hour reception

  • Internet kiosk

  • Gym and public gaming room

Nearby attractions
  • China Town (12mi/200m)
  • Paddy's Markets (0.06mi/100m)

  • Central Station (19mi/300m)

  • Sydney Entertainment Centre (0.25 mi /400m)

  • Darling Harbour (0.44 mi /700m)

  • Sydney Exhibition Centre (0.62 mi/1km)

Policies
  • Luggage storage is available at a cost of $2 per bag per day

  • An additional 2% administration fee applies, when making payment via credit card to settle incidentals during check out

This is not a comprehensive list of fees. Any amounts listed above may not include taxes and are subject to change.

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Great Southern Hotel Sydney Rooms

Executive Room
Executive Room (30 SQ M)-(Room only rate) either 2 single beds pushed & zipped together (Zip King) or 2 single beds. (Sofa bed is only made when 3 paxs). No Scenic Views. The room has a separate bedroom to the small living area with a private ensuite
Standard Queen Room
Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room. Non-smoking room, 15 square metres. (No Scenic Views) with private ensuite. Full buffet Breakfast is an additional $21 p.p
Standard Twin Room
Rates are per room for 2 people in 2 single beds. Maximum 2 people per room. Standard Non-smoking room, 15 square metres. (No Scenic Views). Full buffet Breakfast is an additional $21 p.p
Standard Queen - Unserviced
NO HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE during your entire stay (additional cost). Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room. Fresh Towels & Amenities can be collected at reception.
Standard Twin - Unserviced
NO HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE during your entire stay ($20 per day additional cost cleaning room). Fresh Towels & Amenities can be collected at reception. Used towels, crockery & debris bags can be left outside the room for collection between 9am-2pm.
Standard Queen - Breakfast For One
Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room with hot buffet breakfast for 1 people in our restaurant (6:30am to 10am). Maximum 1 people per room. All rooms are 15sqm, non-smoking with private bathrooms. (No Scenic views)
Standard Queen - Breakfast For Two
Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room with hot buffet breakfast for 2 people in our restaurant (6:30am to 10am). Maximum 2 people per room. All rooms are 15sqm, non-smoking with private bathrooms. (No Scenic Views)
Standard Twin with Breakfast
Standard Twin Room with hot buffet breakfast for 2 people in our restaurant (6:30am to 10am). Maximum 2 people per room. All rooms are 15sqm, non-smoking with private bathrooms. (No Scenic Views).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators

Nearby points of interest

  • Capitol Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.2 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.3 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.5 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.5 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.6 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.6 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.7 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.1 mi
  • Belmore Park: 0.2 mi
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.2 mi
  • University of Technology: 0.3 mi
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.3 mi
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.3 mi
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.5 mi
  • Town Hall: 0.5 mi
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.5 mi
  • IMAX Theater: 0.5 mi
  • Great Synagogue: 0.6 mi
  • Queen Victoria Building: 0.6 mi
  • Australian Museum: 0.6 mi
  • Pitt Street Mall: 0.7 mi
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Tower: 0.8 mi
  • Sydney Aquarium: 0.8 mi
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 0.8 mi
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 0.9 mi
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 0.9 mi
  • El Alamein Fountain: 0.9 mi
  • General Post Office: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Mint: 0.9 mi
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1 mi
  • Sydney Hospital: 1 mi
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1 mi
  • Star City Casino: 1 mi
  • Parliament House: 1 mi
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.1 mi
  • University of Sydney: 1.1 mi
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.1 mi
  • Wentworth Park: 1.2 mi
  • Museum of Sydney: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 1.3 mi
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 1.3 mi
  • Customs House: 1.3 mi
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 1.4 mi
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 1.5 mi
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 1.5 mi
  • Sydney Observatory: 1.5 mi
  • Fox Studios Australia: 1.6 mi
  • Government House: 1.6 mi
  • Sydney Opera House: 1.7 mi
  • Harbour Bridge: 1.8 mi
  • Luna Park Sydney: 2.3 mi

Dining

Restaurant 1903
The on-site restaurant has a seating capacity of 90 guests and offers you a variety of local and international dishes.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
2:00 PM
Check-out:
10:00 AM

Terms and conditions

Rates quoted in currencies other than the hotel's base currency are subject to the rate of the international exchange. Rate may change throughout stay. Rate may reflect average nightly rate. Extra charges may apply. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Overall score

3.2 / 5
5.01.0
5 out of 5
Amenities:
2.8
Cleanliness:
3.2
Hotel staff:
3.6
Comfort:
3
Location:
4.6
Value:
3.2

80% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
Mumm
Couples
Kansas, USA
Oct 29, 2012

Will Stay Somewhere Else Next Time

The Staff was not friendly. The room was small. There was a roach on the bathroom floor 2 nights and bugs in the shower on our last day. The pillows and mattress were well worn. You have to pay for any wi-fi, and safe use. Breakfast was expensive. The elevator was slow.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Stella123.4
Single
Minneapolis, Minnesota
Jan 21, 2013

Comfortable

The Great Southern Hotel earn's an overall rating of 3 out of 5. It was comfortable, but nothing special. I didn't have room/maid service (apparently you have to pay an extra $20/day for this). The room was clean. Bed was comfortable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
4
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Single

Sightseeing tip: Long walk from hotel

Join a Free walking Tour of Sydney. You can find two different borchures in the hotel lobby, or any information sight.

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
srgoyal
Couples
Key West, FL 33040, USA
Dec 3, 2011

Great location, even better price

The number one reason to choose this hotel is for its location. Located in a busy/bustling section of Sydney, walking distance to everything. The room was basic, but clean. The check-in process is fine. The hotel bar has a very good selection of food and wine with sidewalk seating.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Budrdbread
Couples
Flemington, NJ
Sep 18, 2012

Short Stay in Sydney

The Great Southern Hotel had a great location for those that are looking to get around the city as well as its suburbs (close to central station). The hotel was clean and the staff was friendly. The down sides to this hotel was the access to internet (there was no WiFi, only wired connections to pay for in your room) and they charge you for bag storage $2. Regarding WiFi, there are a couple of ways to get on to the internet, there is a restaurant attached to the hotel, if you purchase something they will give 30 min and some other options around the city. The bathroom also only had a bottle of shampoo/conditioner combo and bath and body soap. Not a big deal but if you need anything else, there were plenty of convenience stores in the area. Another good thing was they offered self-laundry.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Money-saving tip: In Hotel

purchase something from the bar in the hotel for 30 min of use.

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ausinex
Family
Woodbridge, Virginia
Oct 1, 2012

Convenience + Value

Conveniently located in downtown Sydney, close to trains, buses and Chinatown. Beautiful old building with nicely conserved Art Deco interior. Amazingly quiet considering its location, with good natural light. Our room was small but had everything. Our only complaint was the charges for extras like internet and phone calls.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Family

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Investigate deals for multiple trips on trains and buses. You will make a lot of trips and paying individually can be very expensive.

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