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Great Southern Hotel Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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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  • The lift to 6 was a problem as the key failed to work. No trouble to get in roomJul 26, 2019
  • Hotel is centrally located. Good value and good quality of the room. Highly Recommendable Jul 15, 2019

Great Southern Hotel Sydney, Sydney, Australia

from NZ$74
  • 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, Sydney, Australia


  • 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

  • Kingsford Smith Intl. Airport (SYD) - 23 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
  • Airport shuttle (surcharge)

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
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 *



  • Airport shuttle *


  • Self parking (limited) *

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, Sydney, Australia’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.

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

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge

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, Sydney, Australia

  • 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.
  • Is parking offered 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 to 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.
  • Is airport shuttle service offered by Great Southern Hotel Sydney?
    Yes, an airport shuttle is available.

Recent reviews

Very good 8.2 From 1,396 reviews

Fair 4.0
I could hear every noise from the people staying in the room next door, and anyone walking along the hallway. During the evening cigarette smoke wafted through the air conditioning from somewhere in the building. The staff at the front desk were exceptional and friendly. A grand old building. Very tired. The bathroom had been refurbished and was good. It seemed that all plumbing noises from rooms on the same level and below could be heard. I would definitely not stay again because of the noise from adjacent rooms, very thin walls and the tired state of the building.
nz1 night business trip
Very good 8.0
Great location
Stayed here beforw..great location..the best!.maket city 4 min walk..good staff at checkin always
desmond, nz3 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
As usual a great place to spend a night. Handy to Central Station, Paddy's Market and more.
Hans, nz1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
It was perfect location to go out and about around in the city or jump on a train or tram, convenience plus is the southern hotel. Comfortable place great price!!
Toarere, au5 night business trip
Very good 8.0
I wouldn't rate the hotel as 4 star but it is comfortable & well situated,the staff were very friendly & efficient.
Jennifer, au1 night trip
Very good 8.0
Overall good stay
All good.
us1 night trip with friends
Exceptional 10.0
Great location! Bed was good!
Ian, au1 night trip
Exceptional 10.0
Wish i had found this hotel years ago.
Great location. Beautiful room, bed so comfortable and lovely hot shower. I stay in Sydney a lot, this hotel will be my regular from now on. Hidden gem
Joanne, au2 night business trip
Very good 8.0
New Zealand Holiday.
Every time we stay in Sydney we use this Hotel because it is so handy to City Rail and Light Rail. Great bar for drinks and food.
Geoffrey, au1 night family trip
Very good 8.0
A nice 2 night stay
I got a top floor room with a window and it was very nice with all that I need. Room was clean, bed was comfy, AC was cold and water pressure was fine. Would stay again
au2 night trip

Great Southern Hotel Sydney, Sydney, Australia

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