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Great Southern Hotel Sydney

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

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Enjoyed the stay and good location to travel around the City with easy transportation through the Central Station,

Overall the hotel was ok. The building was run down and needs some basic updates, paint new carpet. The rooms were small. Housekeeping was not included in the price of the room. So clean towels and more toilet paper had to be asked for at the front desk. The location was good and it was clean.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

717 George Street Haymarket NSW

Hotel highlights

  • Onsite dining
  • WiFi and wired Internet in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

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