Great Southern Hotel - Sydney  4 stars

717 George Street | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show mapSave
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Wi-Fi internet


24-hour reception

 Swimming Pool

Indoor swimming pool


Exercise gym

 Sports activities

Tennis court

Golf course




 Meeting facilities

Meeting room

 No Smoking

Non-smoking rooms


This four-star hotel is located in the center of Sydney, close to many attractions, which are within walking distance.

It is a heritage listed hotel, which was completely refurbished. Despite its special historical value it is equipped with all modern amenities for the guests satisfaction.

The hotel has an on-site restaurant, bar and 24-hour room services are available at a request.

The hotel has 165 rooms equipped with air-conditioning, Wi-Fi internet access, direct dial phones, bath tub/shower, satellite TV and much more.

The businessmen can use specially equipped conference facilities.

Year renovated   2009.  Number of rooms   165.

City Center Sydney - 1700 ft
Airports Kingsford Smith (SYD) - 4.5 mi
Train Stations Sydney Central Railway Station - 1400 ft, Museum Station - 2700 ft
Restaurants Mamak (cuisine: Malaysian) - 1300 ft, Longrain (cuisine: Thai, Asian) - 2100 ft
Parks Chinese Garden of Friendship - 1600 ft
Beaches Queen Victoria Building (QVB) - 2100 ft, iVenture Card Australia - 4300 ft


Its 165 guestrooms are all non-smoking rooms and are air-conditioned, equipped with in-room safes and other amenities like queen sized beds, showers, electronic security entrance key, direct-dial phones, high-speed internet access, etc.

Room types:

Standard Queen/Double/ Single ($100.12/$111.37)

Standard Queen With Breakfast/Double/ Single ($133.88/$145.14)

Dining options

The hotel’s on-site restaurant has seating capacity for up to 90 guests. It serves various local and international food.

Its bar serves snacks and various drinks to your liking.

You can start your day with a buffet breakfast, which costs AUD 15 per person per night. 


The hotel’s business and meeting facilities include business center, translation service as well as banqueting or meeting facilities with the additional equipment at a request.


The hotel has a swimming pool, indoor swimming pool, which may be used in any season of year.

The other relaxation facilities include: casino, fitness centre and health club.

Additional features

The additional hotels amenities and services include: tour desk, currency exchange, multilingual staff, 24-hour front desk, dry-cleaning, laundry and currency exchange

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  • Wi-Fi internet
  • On-site parking
  • Late check-in/-out
  • 24-hour reception
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • 24-hour security
  • Safe deposit box
  • No pets allowed
  • Lobby
  • Currency exchange
  • ATM/Cash machine
  • Luggage storage
  • Elevator
  • Rooms/Facilities for disabled

No internet access available

Guest Parking

public hotel parking is possible on site and the rate is AUD 40 per day.

  • Paid airport shuttle
  • Room service
  • Bell staff/Porter
  • Dry cleaning
  • Self-service laundry
  • Doctor on call
  • Shops/Commercial services
  • Tours/Ticket assistance
  • Wake up service
Dining facilities
  • Paid breakfast
  • Restaurant buffet
  • Bar/Lounge
Meeting facilities
  • Business center
  • Conference room
  • Meeting/Banquet facilities
  • Fax/Photocopying
Children's facilities
  • Babysitting/Child services
Leisure facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Tennis court
  • Golf course
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • In-room air conditioning
  • Individual heating
  • Paid in-room safe
  • Mini-Bar
  • Tea and coffee facilities
  • Connecting rooms
  • Dressing area
  • Rollaway/Extra bed
  • Wardrobe
  • Ironing facilities
  • In-room desk
  • Private bathroom
  • Steam shower
  • Room toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Kitchen facilities
  • Refrigerator
  • Paid movies/Video
  • Cable/Satellite television
  • Direct dial telephone
  • AM/FM alarm clock
Room decor
  • Carpeted floor



from  2 pm


until  10 am

Children and extra beds
  • There are no extra beds provided in a room. 

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Its 165 guestrooms are all non-smoking rooms and are air-conditioned, equipped with in-room safes and other amenities like queen sized beds, showers, electronic security entrance key, direct-dial phones, high-speed internet access, etc.

Room types:

Standard Queen/Double/ Single ($100.12/$111.37)

Standard Queen With Breakfast/Double/ Single ($133.88/$145.14)

Standard Twin Room
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Great Southern Standard Twin Room
Bed type: 2 Single beds or Queen Size bed or 3 Queen beds
Size: 165 sq. feet
Room facilities
    Standard Quadruple Room
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    Bed type: Quad
    Size: 165 sq. feet
    Room facilities
      Executive Room
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      Great Southern Executive Room
      Size: 325 sq. feet
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        Great Southern LocationWhat's nearby

        • Current hotel
        • Hotels nearby
        • Airports
        • Underground stations
        • Train stations
        • Parks
        • Tourist attractions
        • Museums
        • Convention centers
        • Stadiums
        • Food and meals
        • General

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        What's nearby

        What's nearby.

        Sydney Town Hall is in 800m, the Queen Victoria Building is in 1km, Sydney Aquarium is in 1.2km, City Center is 500m, Taylor Square is in 800m, Oxford Street Sydney is in 900m, Darling Harbour Sydney is in 900m, Cockle Bay is in 1.1km, Museum Station is in 700m, Sydney Exhibition Centre is in 700m.

        Tourist attractions
        Popular areas
        Places of interest
        • Town Hall
          2300 ft
        Train stations
        • Sydney Central Railway Station
          1000 ft
        • Museum Station
          2300 ft
        • Town Hall station
          2700 ft
        Convention centers
        • Sydney Exhibition Centre
          2300 ft
        Shopping areas
        • Market City
          400 ft
        • Broadway Shopping Centre
          3300 ft
        • Galeries Victoria
          3300 ft
        • Harbourside Shopping Centre
          3700 ft
        • Pitt Street Mall
          4000 ft
        • Qantas Credit Union Arena
          1000 ft
        • Sydney Entertainment Centre
          1700 ft
        • Chinese Garden of Friendship
          1700 ft
        • Chinese Friendship Garden
          1700 ft
        • 3700 ft
        Universities, Institutes
        • University of Technology Sydney (UTS)
          1400 ft
        • IMAX Theatre
          2700 ft

        Local Attractions

        • Nicholson Museum
          5100 ft
          Southern entrance of the Quadrangle at the University of Sydney, Sydney
        • Museum of Australian Currency Notes
          1.0 mi
          65 Martin Place, Ground Floor, Sydney
        • Museum of Sydney
          1.0 mi
          37 Phillip Street, Sydney
        • Victoria Barracks
          1.0 mi
          Oxford St., Sydney
        • Sydney Lyric Theatre
          1.1 mi
          Pirrama Rd, Sydney

        Near the hotel

        • Chinatown
          900 ft
          Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
        • Hyde Park Barracks Museum
          1400 ft
          Macquarie Street, Sydney
        • Chinese Garden of Friendship
          1600 ft
          Darling Harbour, Sydney
        • Powerhouse Museum
          1700 ft
          500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
        • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
          2100 ft
          455 George Street, Sydney
        • Woolloomooloo Wharf
          2500 ft
          Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
        • Opera Australia
          3000 ft
          480 Elizabeth St, Sydney

        Restaurants Nearby

        • Mamak

          75% likes this, based on 387 reviews
          Cuisine: Malaysian
          Price Range: USD 9 - USD 13

          1300 ft
          15 Goulburn Street

          Phone: (02) 9211 1668

        • Longrain

          83% likes this, based on 331 reviews
          Cuisine: Thai, Asian

          2100 ft
          85 Commonwealth St.

          Phone: 02-9280-2888

        • Tetsuya's

          83% likes this, based on 532 reviews
          Cuisine: Seafood, Asian fusion
          Price Range: USD 0 - USD 440

          2200 ft
          529 Kent Street

          Phone: 61 2 9267 2900

        • Workshop Espresso

          91% likes this, based on 61 reviews
          Cuisine: Coffee Shop

          3100 ft
          500 George Street

          Phone: 02 9264 8836

        Getting there.

        Sydney Central Railway Station is in 300m, Museum Station is in 700m and Town Hall station is within 800m.

        You can also use a bus to get from airport to the hotel.

        Getting around.

        The hotel has a convenient access to public transport as Sydney Central Railway Station is in 300m and bus station is also nearby, at the hotel’s doorstep.

        The hotel has private parking for its guests.

        Great Southern Reviews

        Guest reviews are submitted by our customers after their stay at Great Southern

        Average guest rating

        out of 10
        Based on 1688 reviews

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        Individual guest reviews

        • Single

          Very good value for money, efficient staff and general service, clean rooms, great central location, has its own mid-price bar and restaurant.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Locality great, close to Chinatown & Central Railway Station, walking distance to cbd & Sydney harbour.

          Didn't like disposed cigarette butts on landings between buildings, some type of butt bin would be good for disposal of butts.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          We were extremely disappointed with the hotel. The cleanliness of the room left much to be desired even although it was supposed to be an upgrade!! For example, we needed to move a small set of drawers and a chair in the room. We were horrified to see dust, bits of paper, and under the chair a headband full of hair - yuk - obviously no vacuuming done there!! The floors outside of our room and the lift were covered in industrial debris and the general look of the place was tired, worn out and unclean. On top of all that, we were woken at 6.45am by someone using a jackhammer which apparently came from the next building and it went on at full bore until we left later in the morning. We just had to get out of our room due to the noise and we had a rushed breakfast due to the intolerable noise in the dining room - it was impossible to have ve any conversation at all. It was absolutely unbearable. Needless to say the dining room was quite empty!! The Hotel Manager was not at all helpful and refused to provide any refund either full or part for the accommodation or breakfast saying it was not his fault. So who takes responsibility! He said we (guests) had to get in touch with the council!! Some hope of that! The least he could have done was to offer some recompense to guests for the inconvenience that morning and as an encouragement to return. But no, he just threw his arms up in the air and said there was nothing he could do!! He displayed extremely poor management and customer service skills. Many people were complaining that morning at the reception desk , the lines were quite lengthy, and I felt sorry for the staff trying to pacify the guests.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          The price was very reasonable and the facility was really good. The location was perfect. It was located in the main street, Gorge St, and it was really convenient. As it is located in the center of the city, there are so many shops around this hotel and I could go and have meals easily.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          Fantastic location, 2 minute walk from Central Station, it was good value for money, in essence, the hotel did what it said on the tin. Room was smaller than I would have liked but for the price, I can't complain too much!

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Easy to access the cbd. Close to the major attractions in Sydney.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          Very warm & nice blankets

          The shower clear doors, kinda small for my size not much space to move around and easily hit the metal rack.

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          when i ordered an extra room we were upgraded to both having suites, it was fantastic

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          We needed a hotel close to the train station to allow us to catch an early flight in the morning, its is within 5 minutes walking distance to central station and also very close to Darling Harbour and the shopping areas. I liked the art deco design too.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          It was conveniently located near the train station and Chinatown. That said, you should probably be aware it is a little bit of an edgier part of town, so I robably wouldn't be comfortable walking around the streets at night with kids or alone. For the price, the breakfast was good and had a fair spread, but get there earlier if you can as a lot of it sits out the whole time, so by 10am it's a few hours old.

          The walls are very thin, and the shower had inadequate pressure and heat.

          • Average rating
        • Family with children

          impeccable room, neat tidy and clean, location to theatre, chinatown, shops

          no book showing what time to vacate etc in room

          • Average rating
        • Older travelers

          Convenience, ideal location for use of public transport. After a week of medical appointments and family committments, the upgrade was very welcome. Thank you.

          • Average rating
        • Group of friends

          It was close to nearly everything, the people we met were welcoming and the shower was amazing.

          air vents in the showers would be nice and cleaning behind the tables and under the bed because we found open condom packets and a used condom when we lost a phone behind the coffee stand.

          • Average rating
        • Single

          I had no problems with my stay' but my needs were not great. it is quite convenient to central station, which is one of the reasons I chose it

          • Average rating
        • Couple

          I liked that it was centrel to the CBD and walking distance to the train station. The Bar connected to the motel was also great

          The bathroom had mould in it, and could have been cleaned better.

          • Average rating
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