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BreakFree Bell City

205 Bell Street, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia (Formerly Budget 1 & Sleep&Go)
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  • Location
    3 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
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9 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This complex is big, incorporating 2 hotels. I initially tried to check in at the wrong hotel. There is the budget (my booking was here) and the more upmarket. The receptionist told me in a very snooty way that I had booked a budget room and had to go out the double glass doors and across the car park. Ok... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear SideshowBob2013 Thank you for taking the time to post your comments in regards to your recent stay with us at Breakfree Bell City. Your comments have been noted and will be reviewed. Once again thank you for your feedback and hopefully we get the opportunity to host you in the near future. Kind regards Laura Schembri House Manager More 

Sydney, Australia
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21 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

It was ok but would prefer a bigger room as paid for 3 but got big bed for 2 and fold up for 1 adult.it is budget priced so what you pay for is what you get.room was comfortable but crowded.would have liked some printed matter on local public transport and did after trial and error get the info need... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear queenslanderlarry Thank you for taking the time to let us know of your feedback, as we strongly encourage all our guests to let us know of their experiences here with us. We have passed on your concerns on to management and we will do our very best to rectify these problems. Just for any future references, Breakfree reception has... More 

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33 reviews
26 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For $60 a night, this is probably the best deal in Melbourne. I stayed here for 5 nights. Note that the rooms are very small, and the toilet is placed inside the shower (obviously to save space, but I'm beginning to think is a stroke of genius). The room is surprisingly well appointed for the price (new cabinetry, microwave, micro... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Gosney Thank you for reviewing breakfree and for your kind feedback. I am pleased that you had an enjoyable stay and felt that the facilities and room represented value for money. We hope that your stay was a good, memorable experience and we trust to see you again in the future. Kind Regards Laura Schembri House Manager More 

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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is cheap.. very cheap.. but as the saying goes, you get what you pay for ! I'm currently sitting in one of their rooms as I write this & I can tell you now, it looks remotely nothing like the pictures I saw on the internet ! The room is no bigger than my bathroom at home.. &... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Cas F, Thank you for taking the time to write these comments, we really do value your feedback. I sincerely do apologize for the problems that incurred during your stay at Breakfree Bellcity. We have escalated your concerns and will do our very best to rectify these problems for future occasions. Kind Regards Laura Schembri House Manager More 

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Perth, Australia
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16 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed at the Breakfree (also know as Sleep and go) for 3 nights while attending a conference at Bell City. I stayed in a twin room on the 6th floor. The view of the Melbourne skyline was fantastic. The room was clean, although a few marks on the carpet but overall for the money paid it was great value.... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Alison P Thank you so much for the positive feedback, we strive to make every stay a memorable one. Kind Regards Laura Schembri House Manager More 

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

Booked our stay at the hotel through UK website Expedia (several nights over the space of 2 and a half weeks as we were traveling elsewhere between stays). The hotel promised en suite rooms, premium accommodation and friendly staff. Our first room was met with filth! Dirty carpet, exposed cables, sliding bathroom door that did not slide tight shut offering... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Vice Admiral O, We apologize sincerely for the circumstances that arose during both your stays, and we will endeavour to rectify these problems for future stays. We’ve taken all you input on board and have relayed them back to all relevant parties. All of our rooms comply with Australian laws and regulations, as we uphold a duty of care... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015

I had many stays here from single to King suit and generally found it a nice stop over.. somethings they/you might consider on next visit thought: The front desk can be slow at times The pool is cold and not really usable The lifts have tricky card system that can be confusing if not explained at recep.and stairwell / fire... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Gavin F Thankyou for taking your time and giving us a very detailed review. This enables us to strive to achieve the best we can to improve in all avenues mentioned above. I am very pleased to hear that overall you did had an enjoyable stay and I look forward to welcoming you back in the near future. For... More 

Ballarat, Australia
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86 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I booked here purely due to the location and my first experience of the hotel was people drinking in the car park and leaving bottles in the car spaces, which of course I managed to run over! Then there was a LONG wait at check in due to eftpos terminal problems. The room itself was functional and fine for my... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Kathiiy Thankyou for taking the time to review your stay, Please feel free to contact me directly so I can discuss this with you further. I would be delighted to have you stay again and will be sure to make your next stay a memorable one. Kind Regards Laura Schembri House Manager More 

Melbourne
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29 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

If you don't mind mould in the shower, dust & mould around the windows, an air conditioner that is from when the site was the original PANCH hospital & rude front desk staff, then this is the place for you. We stayed in a budget double room & expected basics, but not filth. The room itself was pleasant enough for... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear taya62 Thankyou for your review. Please feel free to contact me directly as I wish to discuss this with you personally. I am very saddened to hear the experience you endured with the front reception staff and I would like to address this in a more formal manner. I look forward to hearing from you shortly. Kind Regards Laura... More 

Heathcote, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

1 star My husband and I checked in late at Sleep and Go last week and were so disappointed in the standard of cleanliness of our double room. The room had not been cleaned properly for a long time by the amount of dust along the window sill and the grime and dust behind the handbasin. The airconditoner was so... More 

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MgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear 27021958 Thankyou for taking the time to tell us about your stay. I would love for you to contact me directly so we can discuss this further. I am very sorry that your needs were not met, I apologise as you are a regular customer and do want to accommodate you in the near future and I would be... More 

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