Great Southern Hotel Sydney ★★★★

4.4 /5
Overall score
Would recommend
Hotel staff:
1 2 3 4 5

Select your room


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.


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.


  • 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)


  • 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.


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

Recommendations for you

Guest score 3.8 / 5
Guest score 3.3 / 5
Guest score 3.2 / 5
Guest score 3.6 / 5
Guest score 3.3 / 5
Guest score 4.1 / 5



  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities


  • No smoking rooms/facilities
  • Elevators


  • Bar/Lounge


  • Laundry service
  • In-Room Safe


  • WiFi


  • Parking


  • Wheel chair access
  • Wheelchair accessible elevators


4.4 /5 Overall score

98% Would recommend

  • Amenities: 3.9/5
  • Cleanliness: 4.2/5
  • Hotel staff: 4/5
  • Comfort: 3.7/5
  • Location: 4.6/5
  • Value: 4.2/5

2 day business trip

Would recommend Mon, Nov 16, 2015
Room was more spacious than i was expecting and close to central station for trains to and from airport Long walk to city proper pr quay be good if staff provided info on buses to and from city

| N/A Business

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 3 /5
  • Value: 4 /5


Would recommend Mon, Jan 21, 2013
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.


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

| Minneapolis, Minnesota Singles

3 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 3 /5
  • Hotel staff: 4 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Will Stay Somewhere Else Next Time

Would not recommend Mon, Oct 29, 2012
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.

| Kansas, USA Couples

1 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 1 /5
  • Cleanliness: 1 /5
  • Hotel staff: 1 /5
  • Comfort: 1 /5
  • Location: 4 /5
  • Value: 1 /5

Convenience + Value

Would recommend Mon, Oct 1, 2012
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.

Money saver

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

| Woodbridge, Virginia Family

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 4 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 5 /5

Short Stay in Sydney

Would recommend Tue, Sep 18, 2012
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.

Money saver

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

| Flemington, NJ Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 5 /5
  • Comfort: 4 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 3 /5

Great location, even better price

Would recommend Sat, Dec 3, 2011
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.

| Key West, FL 33040, USA Couples

4 /5

Overall score
  • Amenities: 3 /5
  • Cleanliness: 4 /5
  • Hotel staff: 3 /5
  • Comfort: 3 /5
  • Location: 5 /5
  • Value: 4 /5

Top hotels

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
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

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.