4.2 out of 5

"Central hotel, close to train station and paddys markets " More

By a verified traveller on Tue 04 Sep 2018

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Hotel Description

Great Southern Hotel Sydney places you in the center of Haymarket, steps from Paddy's Market and within a short 5-minute stroll of Capitol Theatre. Highlights at this Art Deco hotel include a restaurant and a bar/lounge.

You can enjoy WiFi, coffee/tea makers, and safes, featured in all 167 rooms. Fridges, hairdryers, and phones are also available.

The restaurant, 1903, is open for breakfast. Great Southern Bar is the hotel's own pub, serving drinks along with lunch and dinner. Additionally, you'll find WiFi in public areas, a 24-hour front desk, and dry cleaning/laundry services. Buffet breakfast is available daily between 6:30 AM and 10:00 AM.

Attractions within a 10-minute walk of this 4-star Haymarket hotel include World Square Shopping Centre and Powerhouse Museum.

Stair Access Only via 2 FLIGHTS of Fire Stairs - Standard Queen Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
AU$76 per night

Standard Queen Room with Breakfast for 1

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 1 Max

Stair Access Only via 2 FLIGHTS of Fire Stairs - Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Double Room

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Room with no Housekeeping

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Standard Twin Room

Bed Count 2 Twin Beds Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Great Southern Hotel Sydney ratings based on 1,086 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.2 out of 5 4.0 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.0 out of 5.0
Service & staff 4.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 4.0 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Everyone (855) Couples (158) Business (11) Family (53) Students (2) Other (3)
4 out of 5
The locale was superb. The fact that tram line line construction made access difficult particularly with heavy suit cases, but not hotel's fault. although some prior notice/info about access through rear door might have been helpful.

Posted by on 18 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Convince to Central Station / Darling Harbour. Very clean

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
Liked the handy location and the old world decor beautifully restored. Very charming. Hated the poky little room. Horribly overpriced.

Posted by on 16 Apr. 2019

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4 out of 5
Liked the location - convenient to transport and dining

Posted by on 14 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
The room was comfortable, but we had a long walk through renovation sites to get there as the lift was out of order

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
Staff were extremely pleasant. We needed extra pillows. Nothing was a problem. Stored our bags till time of flight at no charge. Room was comfortable and quiet, and the property is so convenient. The meals were excellent and very affordable. Everything is within walking distance. Just a great place to stay.

Posted by on 12 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5
it was all good no complaints. would stay again that's all

Posted by on 11 Apr. 2019

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5 out of 5

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5 out of 5
The accommodation is just fine due to renovation. But will return again as I assume the renovation would be finished.

Posted by on 2 Apr. 2019

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2 out of 5
Room was ok, but we were not told there was no onsite parking during street / hotel works. Made for an expensive overnight stay.

Posted by on 31 Mar. 2019

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About the Great Southern Hotel Sydney

Location 717 George Street, Haymarket, NSW 2000

Renovations + Closures

The property will be renovating from 02 October 2018 until 31 October 2019 (completion date subject to change). The following areas are affected:

  • Lift
  • Exterior
  • Guestrooms

Renovation work will only be conducted on weekdays. Every effort will be made to minimise noise and disturbance.

Property Features

There's a restaurant on site. You can enjoy a drink at the bar/lounge. WiFi is available in public spaces for a fee. The business-friendly Great Southern Hotel Sydney also features tour or ticket assistance, dry cleaning/laundry services, and a lift. This 4-star Haymarket hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 167 guestrooms or units
  • 8 levels
  • Dining venue
  • Bar or lounge
  • Breakfast available (surcharge)
  • Dry cleaning
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Lift
  • No smoking on site

Internet

Available in all rooms: WiFi (surcharge)

Available in some public areas: WiFi (surcharge)

Transport

  • Airport: Sydney, NSW (SYD-Kingsford Smith Intl.) (17.6 km / 10.9 mi)
  • Train station: Sydney Central Station (1.3 km / 0.8 mi)
  • Metro station: Capitol Square Light Rail Station (0.2 km / 0.1 mi)
  • Parking:

Room Amenities

Great Southern Hotel Sydney offers 167 forms of air-conditioned accommodation with a safe and coffee/tea makers. In-room wireless Internet access is available for a surcharge. Bathrooms include a shower, complimentary toiletries and a hairdryer. Business-friendly amenities include desks and telephones.

  • Fridge
  • Coffee maker
  • Shower
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe
  • Toiletries (free)
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Desk
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom
  • Connecting rooms available

Food & Drink

For a fee, guests can enjoy a buffet breakfast daily from 6:30 AM to 10:00 AM.

1903 – This restaurant only serves breakfast.

Great Southern Bar – This pub serves lunch and dinner.

Hotel Policies

Check-in

  • Check-in time starts at 2 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight
  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Check-out

  • Check-out by 10:00 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.
  • Cribs (infant beds) are not available.

Pets

  • No pets allowed

Policies

Please note on the day of booking the hotel will charge for the full cost of stay, including a credit card fee. The cost is non-refundable. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification are required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges. No on-site parking is available. The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guest room reservation.

  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • No cots (infant beds) available

Fees

Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Deposit: AUD 50 per stay

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property, but they may vary based on length of stay or the room booked.

Optional extras

The fees and deposits listed below will be charged at the time of service, check-in, or check-out.

  • Fee for buffet breakfast: AUD 24 for adults and AUD 24 for children (approximately)
  • Fee for in-room wireless Internet: AUD 10 per 24-hour period (2-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Fee for wireless Internet in public areas: AUD 10 per 24-hour period (2-device limit, rates may vary)
  • Early check-in fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • Late check-out fee: AUD 20 (subject to availability)
  • On-site credit card charges are subject to a surcharge of 2 percent

This may not be a comprehensive list. Fees and deposits are subject to change and might not include tax.

Hotel Names

  • Great Southern Hotel Sydney Haymarket
  • Great Hotel
  • Great Southern
  • Great Southern Hotel Sydney
  • Great Southern Sydney
  • Great Southern Sydney Haymarket
  • Great ern Sydney Haymarket

You should know

  • Please note that this property can refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, which include pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.
  • Registered guests are the only ones allowed to be in guestrooms.
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property at the number on your booking confirmation.

National Rating

This property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian star ratings agency, Star Ratings Australia.