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Great Southern Hotel - Sydney

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

Stayed here for first time, room was quite reasonable ,room had been freshly painted and a newly renovated bathroom, air com worked well. Only a small room but comfortable and just what we needed only cost $119 for the night, very close to paddys markets short 5 min walk from .Central station . Hotel has a restaurant & bar Will stay again

This is one of my go-to Hotels in Sydney when on personal time. The location is superb, the rooms are always clean and comfortable (albeit sometimes small an often a bit spartan, but there's no great problem in that for me). The bar and restaurant downstairs is great, with good honest food at reasonable prices. Bonus for showing AFL matches! The downside is the astronomic cost of Wi-Fi, something that is true at almost all hotels in Sydney. I'll still come back though, time and time again.

Again we chose a stay at the Great Southern Hotel in Sydney because of its proximity to Central Station for an early train to the International Airport. The room was cheaper at $129 because the hotel is undergoing extensive renovation. Room 410 was surprisingly small with no assigned space for our bags. They had to be placed on the floor which halved the available walking space, or blocked it if the bags were open. Both the room and bathroom were spotlessly clean. With a 0430 alarm planned we got an early night but were woken at 1230 by the guests arriving in room 411 across the corridor. The inconsiderate attitude of some people is astounding. I wasn’t counting, but their room door must have closed 10 times between 1230 and 0130, while brief conversations could also be heard. With our sleep disturbed and the realisation that our alarm call was only a few hours away we had great difficulty getting back to sleep. We were still tossing and turning at 0400 so we got up and checked out. The Great Southern is an historic hotel and the management attitude seems to follow suit. No free WiFi seems an anachronism in this day and age with most guests having smartphones and/or computers requiring WiFi connection.. Let’s hope the renovations also include the hotel’s management. Would we stay again? Maybe, if I can’t find a hotel with free WiFi within the same distance of Central Station

Really enjoyed my stay in this hotel! Really clean and comfortable the staff were all accommodating and friendly and really helped me with finding out about the city as it was my first trip to Sydney. The hotel is in the perfect location and really good value for money! Would definitely stay here again! (:

Stayed here for 8 nights so we could visit our son who we also booked a room for, the rooms were clean and great for what we wanted, fridge and tea and coffee. We didn't get room service so we had to get clean towels and bedding from reception which was no trouble at all, could get what ever we asked for and the pub grub was great. Location was also good near to train stations and shops. Great stay.

Reasonably priced hotel located close to Central station, Chinatown and Paddy's Markets and a 15 minute walk up George street to Town Hall, the Staff are pleasant, the room was smallish but clean, only downside was the bed was a little soft.

Myself and two colleagues have just completed a three night stay and I would visit again. Compared to other Sydney hotels I've stayed in, the rooms are spacious and the location is good. As the hotel is in Chinatown, there are countless places to eat, however the hotel also offers a great bar and restaurant with cheap, delicious food. The breakfast buffet is amazing and was included in our room rate. Staff are courteous, housekeeping is to a fairly good standard and the standard amenities are on offer. Internet is not free and is actually quite expensive, so that is something to keep in mind. There is extensive renovations happening at the moment, including an upgrade of the air conditioning system, but I'd prefer this was done in the cooler months anyway. It's not the height of luxury, but isn't priced to be. If you're looking for a mid-budget, clean and convenient hotel, I would recommend this one.

We were surprised to find The Great Southern Hotel in a lovely restored state. Our room was neat, tidy and comfortable. The hotel is being restored back to the old world charm. It is a great place to stay if you have to catch an early train, as Sydney main station, Central Station, is just a short 4 minute walk away. The price ($130) for the room for the two of us was half the cost of the other hotels around Sydney. We didn't go to the restaurant as it was booked out. At the back of the hotel is Paddy's Market and Sydney's famous Chinatown which was a hive of activity on a public holiday with tons of restaurants. A pub is part of the hotel. The staff were friendly and helpful and several spoke Chinese, as well as English.

Had an overnight stay on a budget. this hotel was being renovated but didn't hinder our stay. Clean and bed was comfy. In the middle of Chinatown and a short walk from central station. But surprisingly zero noise!best night sleep!Breakfast good value.Would def stay again.

This hotel is close to where I needed to go. From Central it's only a block and half away. Check in is very easy and quick. The hotel are doing renovations Atm. This was not a problem. A short walk from Haymarket, Event Cinemas.

717 George Street Haymarket NSW

Great Southern Hotel - Sydney places you within 2 miles (3 km) of popular sights like University of Sydney and Sydney Opera House. This 167-room, 4-star hotel welcomes guests with conveniences like a restaurant, dry cleaning/laundry services, and laundry facilities. Located centrally in Haymarket, it's also close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


In addition to a restaurant that serves breakfast, there's also a pub. For your convenience, a buffet breakfast is served for a fee each morning from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

All 167 air-conditioned rooms provide refrigerators, coffee makers, and safes. Guests can expect to find WiFi, wired Internet, and cable TV. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Other standard amenities include phones, ironing boards, and desks.


Property features

At Great Southern Hotel - Sydney, guests have access to WiFi in public areas and laundry facilities. The front desk is staffed 24/7 to help with dry cleaning/laundry, tours or tickets, and luggage storage.

Room options

Standard Double Room

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Room with no Housekeeping

Queen 1 | Sleeps 2

Standard Twin with no Housekeeping

Twin 2 | Sleeps 2

Executive Room

Twin 2 | Sleeps 3

Reviews from Trip Advisor

Trip Advisor aggregated rating

63% of guests recommend this hotel

Total of 952 reviews