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BreakFree on Clarence

193-195 Clarence Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly City Hotel)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3 of 5 stars
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Granbury, Texas
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29 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This was the perfect hotel to stay in before leaving on a cruise. Close to the train from the airport also. But come to find out, it's a little cheaper for the door to door van services from the airport. Other hotels in the area didn't even have elevators. A quiet, clean room. The front desk clerk, Michael, was very... More 

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Lisarow
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Rooms are big. Bed was a little un-comfy but ok for a couple of nights we were staying. Staff were really nice. close to everything in the city which was perfect for what we needed. good for an over night stay

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The rooms are stale, musty, and the smell is only amplified by the cramped quarters. The noise of doors slamming began at about 5am and that ended any hope of sleep. But you get what you pay for. At least the bed was comfortable.

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear Brooke Z, Thank you for taking the time to pass on your feedback from your recent stay. Rest assured your comments have been reviewed by our team to ensure we continue to present our product in its best possible condition. We hope to see you back again soon. Regards The Clarence Street Team. More 

Arendal, Norway
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38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place, good price and very convenient for central Sydney. Nice staff, clean and practical. We stayed for a week and had only good experiences, and this unpretentious hotel made everything easy for. us in this wonderful and great city.

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear Pelourinho, Thank you for choosing to stay with us and passing on such a great review. It is always pleasing to read positive feedback and the perfect score to go with it is certainly appreciated! Thanks again, we do hope you enjoyed your time in Sydney and hope to see you back soon. Regards, The Clarence Street Team More 

Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Recently went to Sydney for the Vivid Festival and stayed at Breakfree on Clarence, which is right in the heart of the city close to Darling Harbour and a lot of other attractions. Whilst the staff were very helpful and the location was fantastic, the room itself was disappointing, we were situated on the top floor and the room had... More 

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear pixiecj, Thanks for taking the time out to pass on your thoughts from your recent stay with us - really pleased to hear you found the location great and the team helpful and friendly. We appreciate the feedback on the product and we will use to ensure we continue to keep on top of things at the property. Thanks... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Based on my experience staying at Breakfree on Clarence I can't say I'd offer even the slightest recommendation. I'd booked this hotel based on its location and price and expected a fairly modest experience, but I was surprised by the poor quality of the hotel and its facilities. The entry is a doorway squeezed between other buildings and a narrow... More 

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear WhichWayNext, Thank you for taking the time to review the hotel - sorry to hear your experience was not a good one. We continue to work with the product to keep it presenting as polished as possible - our compact building is part of being in such a great location to explore Sydney. Regards, Paul Seaman General Manager More 

Canberra, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The room was very shabby. Window looked into an office building where people actually waved to us- had to keep the curtains closed as the windows clearly were not tinted. Power sockets didn't work and neither did the T.V. EVERYTHING was so cheap and nasty. So much noise at night.Bathroom was tiny and there was NO HOT WATER. We were... More 

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear clynch2015, Sorry to hear your stay was not a good one, but thanks for taking the time to share your thoughts. Yes we are surrounded by buildings in our location in the centre of the CBD and this does mean we are at pretty close quarters to our neighbours. The benefit is we are within walking distance of just... More 

Cebu City, Philippines
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3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 via mobile

Room is not spacious but just enough to get in and out of bed, going to the shower (or desk). wifi has a daily charge. Good hotel staff. the best location -walking distance to darling harbour and shops.

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear JoanaChit, Thanks for taking the time to review Breakfree on Clarence - we appreciate the feedback. Yes our rooms are quite compact but as you point it helps to be so close to all that matters in Sydney and some of the best shopping! We hope to see you again soon. Regards, Paul Seaman General Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

Well located in Clarence St between Market and King. Halfway between Town Hall and Wynyard stations. Easy walk to Darling Harbour and Martin Place for Vivid festival, just a little bit more to Circular Quay and The Rocks. Rooms quite nice size just funny shape to try and watch TV from bed. Beds very comfortable. My only bug bears were... More 

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear bulegila, Thanks for taking the time to pass on your thoughts from your most recent stay. We appreciate the feedback on the room and we are pleased you found the location great to explore Sydney and enjoy the VIVID experience. Look forward to seeing you again soon. Regards, Paul Seaman General Manager More 

Austin, Texas
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17 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

The room was quite small but very comfortable. There were a few nicks here and there, but everything was clean and tidy and the housekeeping was fine. The great big shower was a wonderful treat after a long day of walking and sight-seeing. The staff were quite friendly and helpful. The location was fantastic and the price reasonable. We walked... More 

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Breakfree_Clarence, Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear 581ai, We appreciate you taking the time to review Breakfree on Clarence. Yes - our location is perfect for exploring all that Sydney has to offer - walking distance to all the key attractions and landmarks! We do offer a range of tea and coffee in the room with our compliments - however I understand the importance of great... More 

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