Great Southern  4 stars

717 George Street | Sydney Cbd, Sydney, Australia, 2000  show mapSave
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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) - 2200 ft, iVenture Card Australia - 4400 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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  • Parking
  • Safe deposit box
  • Currency exchange
  • Elevator
  • Doctor on call
  • Storage space
  • 24-Hour Front Desk
  • Tour desk

Wireless internet is available in the hotel rooms for additional charge

Guest Parking

Paid Private parking is possible on site.

  • Laundry
  • Dry cleaning
Dining facilities
  • Breakfast buffet
  • Bar/lounge
  • Restaurant
Business facilities
  • Business center
  • Fax/photocopying
Meeting facilities
  • Meeting/banquet facilities
  • Meeting room
  • Conference facilities
Children's facilities
  • Child care
Facilities for people with disabilities
  • Rooms/facilities for people with disabilities
Leisure and relaxation facilities
  • Indoor swimming pool
  • Casino
  • Exercise gym
Room facilities
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Air conditioning
  • Room service
  • Tea and Coffee Facilities
  • Ironing facilities
  • Mini bar
  • Dressing area
  • Hair dryer
  • Cable TV
  • AM/FM alarm clock
  • Internet access
  • TV



from  2 pm


until  10 am

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

Pets are not allowed.

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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)

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Bed type: King Size Bed or Two Single Beds or Queen Size Bed
Size: 165 sq. feet

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    Executive Room
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    Bed type: King Size Bed
    Size: 325 sq. feet

    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
    • Sydney Town Hall
      3000 ft
    • Queen Victoria Building
      3300 ft
    • Sydney Aquarium
      4000 ft
    Popular areas
    • City Center
      1400 ft
    • Oxford Street Sydney
      3000 ft
    • Taylor Square
      3000 ft
    • Darling Harbour Sydney
      3000 ft
    • Surry Hills
      3700 ft
    • Cockle Bay
      3700 ft
    • Oxford Street Darlinghurst
      4000 ft
    • Crown St
      4000 ft
    Places of interest
    • Town Hall
      2700 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
    • Qantas Credit Union Arena
      1000 ft
    • Sydney Entertainment Centre
      1700 ft
    • Powerhouse Museum
      2000 ft
    • Australian Museum
      3300 ft
    • Australian National Maritime Museum
      4000 ft
    • Chinese Friendship Garden
      1700 ft
    • Chinese Garden of Friendship
      1700 ft
    • 4000 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
      1.1 mi
      Oxford St., Sydney
    • Sydney Lyric Theatre
      1.1 mi
      Pirrama Rd, Sydney

    Near the hotel

    • Chinatown
      800 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
      1600 ft
      500 Harris St Ultimo, Sydney
    • Queen Victoria Building (QVB)
      2200 ft
      455 George Street, Sydney
    • Woolloomooloo Wharf
      2400 ft
      Sydney, New South WalesAustralia
    • Opera Australia
      2900 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

      2300 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

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    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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