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Great Southern Hotel Sydney

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
717 George Street, Sydney, NSW, 2000, Australia

4-star hotel with restaurant, near Paddy's Market
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Restrictions related to your trip

COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.  Check restrictions for your trip.

  • The were lots of cringing sound but excusable due to the old infractions of the hotel.…Dec 18, 2020
  • Amazing service Mar 14, 2020

Great Southern Hotel Sydney

from S$89
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Standard Queen Room
  • Standard Queen Room with no Housekeeping
  • Standard Twin with no Housekeeping
  • Standard Queen Room with Breakfast for 1

What’s around Great Southern Hotel Sydney


  • In Chinatown
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 14 min walk
  • Hyde Park - 15 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 16 min walk
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 19 min walk
  • Star Casino - 25 min walk
  • Circular Quay - 28 min walk
  • Royal Botanic Gardens - 28 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 22 min drive
  • Sydney Central Station - 3 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 12 min walk
  • Sydney Redfern Station - 17 min walk
  • Capitol Square Light Rail Station - 2 min walk
  • Central Light Rail Station - 4 min walk
  • Paddy's Markets Light Rail Station - 5 min walk

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 167 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 8 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10:00 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.
Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival. For more details, please contact the property using the information on the booking confirmation. For bookings of 14 nights or more, guests will be required to change rooms so that the property can carry out preventative cleaning and maintenance.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges

  • Government-issued photo ID may be required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed (service animals welcome)


  • WiFi in public areas*

  • WiFi in rooms*



  • Onsite self parking (AUD 45 per night)

  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site

  • Onsite parking limited

  • Height restrictions apply for onsite parking

  • Onsite garage

Payment types at the property

  • Cash

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/lounge
Working away
  • Meeting rooms
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Concierge services
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Dry cleaning/laundry service
  • Laundry facilities
  • Luggage storage
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator
  • Accessible bathroom
  • In-room accessibility
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking
  • Wheelchair-accessible public bathroom
  • Wheelchair-accessible path to lift
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Wheelchair-accessible on-site restaurant
  • Wheelchair-accessible lounge
Languages Spoken
  • Chinese
  • English

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Freshen up
  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Free toiletries
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • 32-inch LCD TV
  • Digital TV channels
Stay connected
  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • In-room safe
  • Connecting/adjoining rooms available

Special features


1903 - This buffet restaurant serves breakfast only.

Great Southern Bar - This pub serves lunch and dinner.

Great Southern Hotel Sydney’s small print

Also known as

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


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.

Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

The property has connecting/adjoining rooms, which are subject to availability and can be requested by contacting the property using the number on the booking confirmation.

This property's policy is to refuse certain bookings for the purpose of group events or parties, including pre-wedding stag/bachelor and hen/bachelorette parties.

Only registered guests are allowed in the guestrooms.

Parking height restrictions apply.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F.

Social distancing measures are in place and a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas.

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

This property accepts credit cards, debit cards, and cash.

Mandatory fees

Cash deposit: AUD 100 per accommodation, per stay

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge of 2 percent

Early check-in can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20 (subject to availability)

Late check-out can be arranged for an extra charge of AUD 20 (subject to availability)

Self parking costs AUD 45 per night

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 10 per 24-hour period (2-device limit, rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 10 (2-device limit, rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.

FAQs for Great Southern Hotel Sydney

  • Does Great Southern Hotel Sydney offer free cancellation for a full refund?
    Yes, Great Southern Hotel Sydney does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • What are the cleanliness and hygiene measures currently in place at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
    This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property and social distancing measures are in place. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • Is parking offered on site at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
    Yes. Self parking costs AUD 45 per night. Parking spots may be limited.
  • Are pets allowed at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
    Sorry, pets aren't allowed, but service animals are welcome.
  • What are the check-in and check-out times at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
    You can check in from 2 PM - midnight. There's a charge of AUD 20 for early check-in (subject to availability). Check-out time is 10:00 AM. Late check-out is available for a charge of AUD 20 (subject to availability).
  • Are there restaurants at or near Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
    Yes, there's an onsite restaurant, 1903. The dining venue will be unavailable from July 2 2020 to March 1 2021 (dates subject to change). Nearby restaurants include Chinese Noodle House (3-min walk), At Bangkok Restaurant (3-min walk), and Satang Thai Takeaway (3-min walk).
  • Is there an onsite casino at Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
    No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (6-min drive) is nearby.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.4 From 1,286 reviews

Very good 8.0
A1 location.
James, sg1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Location- PERFECT! Staffs - PERFECT! Cleanliness- ALRIGHT! Although it’s kind of old English Hotel , but it’s clean and well kept . Staffs were perfectly helpful and polite. Location was the best one !
Lee, sg5 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
The place is well kept despite its age. Friendly staff and fast counter service. Location is convenient where food, shopping and transport are concerned.
sg7 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Good hotel with great bar right below. Free wifi was extremely slow tho
sg5 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
We have been staying at the Great Southern every time we have gone to Sydney for possibly 20 even more years. so many we can't remember. we have seen the upgrade work a couple of times. she is a beautiful old hotel. We love her. John & Kay Peterkin
sg3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Hotel is near major transport stations. Close proximity to Chinatown. Definitely will come back to this hotel when I am back in Sydney again
JianHao, sg7 night trip
Very good 8.0
The staff where friendly, the room was clean, large and airy, I will certainly visit again .
Pamela, us1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Great location to the Capital Theatre, only a few minutes walk to the show I went to see. Very easy check in and check out. Overall a great stay and will stay here again in the future!
Julian, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Nice quaint little room.
Nice small room. Very quiet. Food at the restaurant was good. Beer was cold. Nice stay. Close to central station and China town.
David, us1 night family trip
Exceptional 10.0
Love this hotel
I love this hotel and have stayed many times. The heritage décor is gorgeous. It's very clean with comfortable beds and a nice bathroom, yet not too flashy. Fantastic location, close to transport yet whisper quiet in the rooms. Everything I want at a great price.
Cheryl, us5 night trip

Great Southern Hotel Sydney