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    The Great Southern Hotel

    717 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    • Excellent16%
    • Very good46%
    • Average24%
    • Poor9%
    • Terrible5%
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    “central station” (157 reviews)
    “paddy's market” (61 reviews)
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    Breakfast Buffet
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    Non-Smoking Hotel
    Wheelchair Access
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    4.0 Star Hotel
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    1 room, 2 adults, 0 children
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    Reviewed 19 December 2015

    A very good place to start your Sydney adventure. Close to Central Railway, China Town, Darling Harbour, Universities & transport. Stayed there years ago & it was not the best I must say. This time it was a very pleasant surprise. Neat, tidy, friendly &...More

    Thank Beryl R
    Reviewed 19 December 2015

    I would have ranked this hotel 4 stars based on value for money. However it lost one star immediately I was told that I would have to pay $22 per day for internet access. Are hotels still charging for internet? It is a necessity not...More

    Thank stephen_traveller
    Reviewed 14 December 2015

    I stayed for the weekend and the room we checked into needed upgrading eg. badly marked walls and small bathroom. The walls were so thin we could hear so much noise. Not happy. I wont be booking here again.

    2  Thank Ida M
    Reviewed 12 December 2015 via mobile

    I really loved this hotel. Perfectly restored Art Deco establishment with comfortable, clean and functional rooms. The location is perfect. Right in the middle of Sydney's world class Chinatown and only 3 mins walk to Central Station. So access to underground, suburban, country, airport and...More

    Thank Taringha
    Reviewed 12 December 2015

    My wife and I stayed at this hotel for two nights and loved it. The hotel is old but it has been modernized while keeping some of the charm of years gone by. The staff, reception, bar and bistro, were all very friendly an courteous....More

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    Tiger-flanked archways on Dixon Street mark the
    entrance to the “little Asia” of Sydney. A walk
    through Chinatown is a feast for the senses where
    aromas, tastes, sounds and visions of dancing tigers
    transport you to a different world. Chinatown visitors
    can expect a melting pot of Asian food at the
    neighbourhood's specialty delis and groceries. From
    yum cha to handmade noodles, BBQ ducks hanging in the
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    Gina F
    18 July 2017|
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    Response from TimeLordAU | Reviewed this property |
    Yes, the same key as your room
    16 February 2017|
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    Response from Glenn T | Reviewed this property |
    Sorry for the late reply. The hotel has a car park underneath. Not sure if rates though.
    5 November 2016|
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    Response from Beryl R | Reviewed this property |
    The cooks on duty, so when you enter the dining room ask them to cook your eggs according to your wishes. I'm sure they will oblige.
    Room Tips
    "ask for city view when booking if you want views I had a back room but was nice and quiet"
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    "Ask for biggest room available"
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    "Avoid, Australian branded hotel needs to learn from Asia"
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    "One with a lounge room area, not just a bed as those rooms are too cramped."
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