The Great Southern

717 George StreetSydney2000 Australia
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About The Great Southern

The Great Southern Hotel in Sydney is a heritage listed property in the heart of the entertainment district near Darling Harbour, The Star Casino, Capitol Theatre and Chinatown.

Guest rooms have paid Wi-Fi, private ensuite baths, flat-screen TVs, refrigerators, tea and coffee making facilities, hair dryers, ironing kits and in-room safes.

This smoke-free property features 24-hour front desk, tour assistance, laundry facilities, conference facilities and discounted offsite parking.

This hotel conveniently features an on-site public restaurant and bar, for all your eating/drinking whims, plus you're not far from other eateries.

The Great Southern Hotel is in the heart of Haymarket and near the Sydney Convention and Exhibition Centre. It’s approximately four km or less from the University of Sydney, Sydney Opera House, Circular Quay and Sydney Harbour Bridge. This accommodation is also known as Hotel Great Southern, Great Southern, Great Southern Hotel Sydney, and Great Hotel Sydney.


717 George Street, Sydney, 2000 , Australia
Telephone: +61(2)92894400 | Fax: +61(2)92815118 | Official Homepage

Top amenities

  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • WiFi in rooms
  • Pool
  • Spa
  • Parking
  • Pets
  • A/C
  • Restaurant
  • Hotel bar
  • Gym

All amenities

Hotel facilities

  • 24-hour reception
  • Airport shuttle
  • Business center
  • Computer with internet
  • Conference rooms
  • Elevator
  • Express check-in / out
  • Free WiFi in lobby
  • Hotel bar
  • Laundry service
  • Non-smoking rooms
  • Parking garage
  • Restaurant
  • Room service
  • Washing machine
  • WiFi in lobby

Room facilities

  • Air conditioning
  • Bathroom with shower
  • Cable TV
  • Central heating
  • Desk
  • Electric kettle
  • Hairdryer
  • Internet
  • Ironing board
  • Room safe
  • Telephone
  • Television
  • WiFi in rooms


  • Accessible parking

Arrival / Departure

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

Positive Reviews

Ideal Location for Vacationers on Holiday.

Many guests commented that they loved the location of the hotel that's in the heart of Haymarket. It’s near Chinatown, Central Station and light rail service. There’s also a nearby shuttle. For those on foot, it’s just a short walk to Darling Harbour and

High Marks For On-site Food and Drinks.

While some guests mentioned the quality and price weren’t what they expected, most of the people who spoke of the restaurant and bar gave high praise to both establishments. They mention the food quality being better than expected and the pricing more aff

Friendly & Efficient Staff.

Another set of high marks go to the staff according to most visitors. Quite a few guests said they not only enjoyed their stay here thanks to the clean rooms, but they found the staff to be super friendly and courteous too.

Negative Reviews

A Bit Cramped.

Critics felt the room size was a bit small. For most guests, size wasn't an issue in this historic building – they found it quite spacious actually. However, a few guests commented that they wished they had more area within the guest rooms.

More Money To Connect.

Visitors who are staying at the hotel commented that they wished Wi-Fi was free, or at the very least, less expensive than it is. They felt for the rate they paid for the room they should be able to connect too.

Noisy Amenities.

A number of guest mentioned the air-conditioning system and refrigerators were extremely noisy, making it difficult to rest. So for a good night’s sleep you might want to consider earplugs... just in case.

Rating Overview

Rating trivago Rating Index based on 1383 reviews across the web
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8.1 out of 10 based on 1383 reviews