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BreakFree on Collins

233 Collins Street | Level 6, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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14 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

A bit awkward getting into the building. Had to push an intercom button outside the building to request access to the lift inside, to take us to the sixth floor so we could book in. They also take $100.00 bond from your credit card (which wasn't stated on their site when booking), which they keep for a week before depositing... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Vikkiamb62, Thanks for taking the time to leave some feedback about your experience at Breakfree On Collins. We can assure you that plans of grandeur exists for our street signage and an update to the welcome experience with the next project set for mid-late March. This has been an unrelenting battle for us and it seems we are... More 

Adelaide, Australia
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107 reviews
18 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The location couldn't be better, at the corner of two major tram lines in the heart of Melbourne. The address is necessary to find the location, with no street signage... the funny little reception is on the 6th floor of the Darling Building and it felt pretty informal like checking into a cathouse, as if I ever had! But really,... More 

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Ocean Grove, Australia
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We found the hotel itself very difficult to find as there is only a tiny sign on the side of building. Having their reception on the 6th floor just in one the apartment rooms was very strange and seemed unproffessional. With our room being on the 12th floor it was very strange and awekward that we had to catch a... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning YCK86, Thank you for your recent review of Breakfree On Collins. Everything you mentioned is firmly in our sights at the moment and we are just awaiting approval from the Owners Corporations within the building to be able to complete the next stages. Updated Internal & External signage. Reception Refurbishment Hallway Refurbishment Unfortunately we cannot control the location... More 

Christchurch
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We spent 4 nights here, during the Australian Open Tennis. The 2 bedroom room we were given (on the 12th level) was very small and on arrival, the aircon was not working. We requested either a room change or for the aircon to be fixed. We were given a room change and were very happy, as it was bigger and... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning ChristchurchHalton, Thank you for taking some time out to leave feedback on your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. It's great to hear that you enjoyed the central location of the hotel. It definately is in a great position for access to Melbourne's diverse cultural treasures. I am glad the staff were able to help you in regards... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our apartment was clean and comfortable. We only stayed for one night, but could imagine that it would be a great place for people who wish to stay in the city longer. The only thing that we found frustrating was looking for the place. The signage was so small.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Nadia G, Thank you for utilising the review function on Tripavisor and relaying some feedback regarding your recent stay. I am glad you managed to notice the temporary sign we have been allowed to place on the front of the building, be assured we have much grander plans awaiting approval to increase our street presence and make it... More 

Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

After reading previous reviews, I wasn't sure what to expect but the location was ideal so I booked a premium apartment. It was definitely worth the extra expense. The apartment was spacious and surprisingly quiet considering it was so close to everything. The bed was very comfortable. There was a tram stop outside, around the corner and opposite Flinders Street... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Pamela V, Thank you for your words about your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. I am glad to hear you enjoyed the deluxe apartments. These are definately worth the extra premium. As mentioned there is brand new bedding & furniture piecesin these rooms and they were only developed 18months ago. Such a great value offering in the... More 

Queensland, Australia
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5 reviews
4 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The room itself was pretty decent. Clean and extremely spacious - one of the bigger ones that I've encountered. The price was great and the location was perfect. The only downside is that the room isn't very soundproof, so you can hear people walking around outside and vice versa.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Andre H, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent stay at Breakfree On Collins, I am glad to hear you found the apartments well appointed and suitable to your needs for your time in Melbourne. You can be assured that we are continuosly looking into ways to dampen the city/apartment noise throughout... More 

Sydney, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Broken sirconditioning and smelly room. Checked out. Room was hot and smelled bad. Really hard beds and pillows. Lots of people complaining at reception and checking out. Not a good place for either couples or families. Seems like a backpacker hotel

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning dcheever, Thank you for taking the time to leave feedback on your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. It was definately a stroke of unfortunate timing to have the airconditioning issue in the building during the hot part of last week. It was a major plant equipment malfunction (which affected the entire building residential/hotel alike) and the building... More 

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4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Don't go by the photos. Doing renovations, shabby, no view from rooms, Did not accept first room but upgraded to slightly better room with new furniture and beds. Very small. Hallways very grotty, lift the same. Not good for the money we paid per night, great location only thing going for it.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Lorraine, I am sorry to hear the room fell below your expectations. I was glad to have been able to speak with you on property at the time and run through the interpretation of the online sites. The pictures are all titled in respect to the different room types however sometimes it can still be a little confusing.... More 

Sydney, Australia
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13 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Perfect location, rather big sized double bedroom apartment. Not much signage out the front makes it slightly difficult to locate - proceed to level 6 from the foyer of 233 Collins st. Quality of the kitchen dining and living area isn't amazing, but you're really just paying for location and convenience. Was a comfortable stay and would return if I... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Singularity14, Thank you for taking the time to leave a review about your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. We are glad to hear you liked the value we offer for such central accomodation in amongst the hustle and bustle of Melbournes illustrious Collis St. We would love to have you back so you can see the updates... More 

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