Great Southern Hotel Sydney

4 stars
View map of 717 George Street, Sydney, Sydney, NS 2000

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
4.5
out of 5
185 reviews
relaxing trip

I found this hotel extremely comfortable. Great location, so close to everything. It was perfect... See full review

  • Andrew G.
  • 20 Jan 2016
Weekend Away

Our stay overall was good. We got upgraded to a family room which was great. The room was very... See full review

  • Stacey M.
  • 6 Jan 2016
Housed in a historic 19th-century building, Great Southern Hotel Sydney offers travellers old-world charm fused with modern comforts set within easy access to cultural attractions and dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. Tourists staying at this Sydney hotel can watch concerts and sporting events at Sydney Entertainment Centre or stroll along Hyde Park and Royal Botanic Gardens. An Australian vacation is not complete without a stop at iconic Sydney Opera House and Harbour Bridge.
General

Great Southern Hotel Sydney can host business or social functions at the conference facilities that can accommodate up to 110 people. The hotel also provides 24-hour reception, guest laundry and Internet kiosk for added convenience.



Location

Great Southern Hotel is situated on George Street in the heart of Sydney, near Paddy's Markets and Darling Harbour. Vacationers can learn more about the area at Australian Museum, Museum of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Gallery of New South Wales.



  • 20 minutes drive to the Airport (Sydney)
Restaurant

Diners at Great Southern Sydney can enjoy the variety of appetising local favourites and international dishes at the on-site restaurant. Drinks are on offer at the bar.
Rooms

Each of the 165 tastefully decorated rooms is outfitted with air conditioning, colour TV, Internet access (fees apply), safe deposit box, iron and ironing board, telephone, hairdryer and private bathroom.

Great Southern Hotel Sydney Rooms

Executive Room
Executive Room (30 SQ M)-(Room only rate) either 2 single beds pushed & zipped together (Zip King) or 2 single beds. (Sofa bed is only made when 3 paxs). No Scenic Views. The room has a separate bedroom to the small living area with a private ensuite
Standard Queen Room
Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room. Non-smoking room, 15 square metres. (No Scenic Views) with private ensuite. Full buffet Breakfast is an additional $22 p.p
Standard Twin Room
Rates are per room for 2 people in 2 single beds. Maximum 2 people per room. Standard Non-smoking room, 15 square metres. (No Scenic Views). Full buffet Breakfast is an additional $22 p.p
Standard Queen - Unserviced
NO HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE during your entire stay (additional cost). Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room. Fresh Towels & Amenities can be collected at reception.
Standard Twin - Unserviced
NO HOUSEKEEPING SERVICE during your entire stay ($20 per day additional cost cleaning room). Fresh Towels & Amenities can be collected at reception. Used towels, crockery & debris bags can be left outside the room for collection between 9am-2pm.
Standard Queen - Breakfast For One
Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room with hot buffet breakfast for 1 people in our restaurant (6:30am to 10am). Maximum 1 people per room. All rooms are 15sqm, non-smoking with private bathrooms. (No Scenic views)
Standard Queen - Breakfast For Two
Standard Run of House Queen or Zip King (2 single beds pushed and zipped together) Room with hot buffet breakfast for 2 people in our restaurant (6:30am to 10am). Maximum 2 people per room. All rooms are 15sqm, non-smoking with private bathrooms. (No Scenic Views)
Standard Twin with Breakfast
Standard Twin Room with hot buffet breakfast for 2 people in our restaurant (6:30am to 10am). Maximum 2 people per room. All rooms are 15sqm, non-smoking with private bathrooms. (No Scenic Views).

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Services
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators

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Hotel Map

-33.881 151.2048
Area served
Sydney
Nearby airports
20 minutes drive to the Airport (Sydney)
Area description

Great Southern Hotel is situated on George Street in the heart of Sydney, near Paddy's Markets and Darling Harbour. Vacationers can learn more about the area at Australian Museum, Museum of Sydney, Museum of Contemporary Art and Art Gallery of New South Wales.



  • 20 minutes drive to the Airport (Sydney)

Nearby points of interest

  • Capitol Theatre: 0.2 km
  • Belmore Park: 0.3 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.4 km
  • University of Technology: 0.5 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.7 km
  • Town Hall: 0.8 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.8 km
  • IMAX Theater: 0.8 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1 km
  • Australian Museum: 1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1.2 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.2 km
  • Capitol Theatre: 0.2 km
  • Belmore Park: 0.3 km
  • Sydney Entertainment Centre: 0.4 km
  • University of Technology: 0.5 km
  • Chinese Garden of Friendship: 0.5 km
  • Powerhouse Museum: 0.6 km
  • Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre: 0.7 km
  • Town Hall: 0.8 km
  • ANZAC War Memorial: 0.8 km
  • IMAX Theater: 0.8 km
  • Great Synagogue: 1 km
  • Queen Victoria Building: 1 km
  • Australian Museum: 1 km
  • Pitt Street Mall: 1.2 km
  • Pyrmont Bridge: 1.2 km
  • Sydney Tower: 1.2 km
  • Sydney Aquarium: 1.3 km
  • St Mary's Cathedral: 1.3 km
  • Australian National Maritime Museum: 1.4 km
  • Hyde Park Barracks: 1.5 km
  • El Alamein Fountain: 1.5 km
  • General Post Office: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Mint: 1.5 km
  • Sydney Wildlife World: 1.6 km
  • Sydney Hospital: 1.6 km
  • Sydney Fish Market: 1.6 km
  • Star City Casino: 1.7 km
  • Parliament House: 1.7 km
  • Art Gallery of New South Wales: 1.8 km
  • University of Sydney: 1.8 km
  • State Library of New South Wales: 1.8 km
  • Wentworth Park: 1.9 km
  • Museum of Sydney: 2 km
  • Sydney Football Stadium: 2.1 km
  • Sydney Cricket Ground: 2.1 km
  • Customs House: 2.2 km
  • Royal Botanic Gardens: 2.2 km
  • Elizabeth Bay House: 2.3 km
  • Museum of Contemporary Art: 2.4 km
  • Sydney Observatory: 2.4 km
  • Fox Studios Australia: 2.5 km
  • Government House: 2.5 km
  • Sydney Opera House: 2.7 km
  • Harbour Bridge: 2.8 km
  • Luna Park Sydney: 3.7 km

Dining

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

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted 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.

Ratings and reviews for Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Overall score

4.5 / 5
5.01.0
185 out of 185
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4.3
Hotel staff:
4.1
Comfort:
3.9
Location:
4.7
Value:
4.4

99% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Andrew G.
Couples
N/A
20 Jan 2016

relaxing trip

I found this hotel extremely comfortable. Great location, so close to everything. It was perfect and the shower... Devine. Will definitely stay there again and sooner rather than later

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Stacey M.
Couples
N/A
6 Jan 2016

Weekend Away

Our stay overall was good. We got upgraded to a family room which was great. The room was very comfortable and clean. The only complaint I had was that the lift wasn't working and I was feeling unwell and needed to lay down. So I had to sit down stairs for some time and there wasn't any instructions on how to get up to our room. We had to ask at the desk. Also it was out of action then the whole time we were there. It was very convenient though and good value for money. Also the food in the pub was great.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
jayelle
Friends
Port Macquarie
21 Mar 2013

Basic

The room was very small although clean - it was just basic. The cigarette smoke wafting through the corridors was off puting. It was overpriced for what you got.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
2
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Friends

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
BukBuk
Business
Melbourne
17 Feb 2013

Art deco delight

My business trip had a surprise with a lovely art deco hotel - yes, an old style pub but with style. Corporate types might blush, but this is worth checking out

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
5
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

close to china town and Darling Harbour

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Jimbob
Couples
Wollongong
1 Feb 2013

really central

hotel is situated close to everything,very noisy thought it was aircon but told it was kitchen exhaust supposed to go off at 9.30 but more like 11.30.crockery needs to be cleaned better & mug had a chip.otherwise enjoyed our stay & would revisit.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
TORYMAN
Business
QLD
27 Jan 2013

location to suit both Sydney tranport system and city

Very pleasant ,clean and hospitable easy to blend in with surounds,helpful staff. With great eateries very close.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

A TAI RESTRAUNT ON YORK STREET SO POPULAR THERE WASALWAYS A CROWD OUTSIDE TAKING NUMBERS OF A SHEET TAPED TO WINDOW. TO GET A SEAT EXELENT FOOD AND AT SO LOW PRICES.

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
KeithLe
Single
Melbourne, Australia
3 Nov 2012

Fantastic value for money

The room was clean and fantastic for its price. The location is perfect, right at the heart of Sydney on George St, a short walk to Central station. The hotel is secure with access given to room guests only after mid-night.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Single

Shopping tip: Short walk from hotel

George st is main street in Sydney, all shopping & dining options are available.

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
junojono
Couples
country NSW
1 Nov 2012

Keep on returning

We always stay at this hotel for comfort convenience reliability. The staff are very attentive and will put in their best efforts to supply your needs ie we get off the train at Central at midday, just a quick walk away and the rooms are always ready. So convenient to all of the shops, theatres, art gallery, museum etc either by walking or by quick hops on local transport .Price varies according to market conditions but bearing this in mind it is always reasonable.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WendyL
Business
Sydney
19 Oct 2012

Sydney Stay

I have used GSH before and will continue to use whether for business or personal stays in the city

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
WendyL
Business
Sydney
7 Oct 2012

GSH STAY

awalys great to stay here whether its for business or personal stay

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

close to a lot of ammenities

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