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“Excellent for the price” 4 of 5 stars
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BreakFree on George
4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   653 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #88 of 185 Hotels in Sydney
Bathurst, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
12 hotel reviews
Reviews in 21 cities Reviews in 21 cities
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
“Excellent for the price”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Just stayed here for 3 nights and really appreciated the comfort, security and friendliness I found at Breakfree on George. I picked it on location and price and was not disappointed, and then was pleased with the level of amenity and comfort I found on arrival. Being from the country I am very sensitive to noise and when my first room (fronting George St ) was too noisy I asked for a change and was happy with the easy no fuss change to the 9th floor. If you like Asian food then you are in the right place and it's proximity to the theatre, Darling Harbour, Central station make it an excellent hotel for a quick stopover or an extended tour of the city.

Room Tip: If you need quiet to sleep ask for a room away from George St and higher up.
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Wendy2795,

Thank you for sharing your experience on your recent stay at BreakFree on George.
I am pleased to read your feedback, especially on your appreciation of the comfort and friendliness of our team.

Your feedback is a vital tool in identifying areas of improvement, especially from our guest's point of view, and I appreciate you taking the time to make this valuable comment.

We will certainly look forward to welcoming you back again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    3.5 of 5 stars
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Adelaide, SA
Top Contributor
63 reviews 63 reviews
43 hotel reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

A well priced and extremely well located hotel in George St Sydney just near Chinatown, Darling Harbour and Paddy's Markets. The room was fine and OK, the walls could use a paint and it would be nice to have a bath and basin plug in the bathroom but for the price and location, it was fine for a short stay. The room had an iron, small hot-plate, sink/toaster etc. I requested a higher room which assisted in limiting the noise from George St and it was not that bad. Would definitely stay there again purely for the great location and price.

Room Tip: Ask for a higher floor room.
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  • Stayed April 2014, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear IDHAdelaide,

Thank you for sharing your review on your recent stay at BreakFree on George. It was pleasure to have you stay with us as your preferred choice in Sydney.

We are glad to hear that you've enjoyed overall experience, particularly with our well-equipped room and central location.

We certainly look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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5 reviews 5 reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014

We don't usually need assistance when on holidays, but found ourselves in need of emergency assistance. The genuine concern and help was absolutely wonderful. So much praise for such experienced staff, I am most impressed.

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Kerry L,

Thank you very much for your kind remarks and taking the time to post review on Trip Advisor. I am pleased to hear that we been able to assist in your unforseen event.

Your feedback is important measuring tool for us and I will assure to share your positive feedback with our team members.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Perth, Australia
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

Great hotel. We stayed over three nights on our way to Fiji. Comfortable and clean. Located in Chinatown, very short walk or tram ride to Central Station which will take you to the major sights. Special thanks to Lee on the front desk who gave us lots of tips and advice, especially helping us get into the Blue Mountains on a day trip - it would never have occured to us to do it otherwise as we didn't realise how easy and cheap it was!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Magda U,

Thank you for this wonderful review. I am delighted to know that you enjoyed your stay at BreakFree on George and special mention of our team member.

We will most certainly look forward to welcoming you back on your next visit to Sydney.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Narre Warren, Australia
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

We recently had our first trip away with out the kids - what can I say other than Thank you so much for having us!! The Staff were lovely and the room was great and the location is fantastic!! Walking distance to everything!! Will definately be back!

  • Stayed April 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Eryn B,

Thank you for posting this great review and choosing to stay with us.

I am pleased to read that all aspects of your stay were enjoyable, especially service you been offered by our team members.

Once again, thank you for this wonderful review and we hopefully await your return to us again.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Auckland, New Zealand
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18 reviews 18 reviews
9 hotel reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2014

I needed to stay somewhere central whilst I was visiting Sydney for my brothers 30th birthday celebrations. This was a four day weekend in which I took in the sights as well as experienced some great restaurants and bars. My only gripe is that I had to pay for parking in the car parking building across the road. $30 a night. I feel this is not explained clearly enough, as when I did my research on this hotel I asked wether it had parking. Maybe I should ask wether it has free parking next time. Never mind lesson learnt.

Room Tip: If you have a rental car you have to pay extra for parking in the car park building across the road...
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  • Stayed May 2014, traveled solo
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear J B,

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience at BreakFree on George. I am delighted to hear that you had a great time in Sydney.

Unfortunately due to our central location and being right in heart of the City, there is no free parking available nearby the hotel. In fact $30 per day rate is negotiated discount rate for our hotel guests.

Once again, thank you for your valuable feedback and we look forward for the opportunity to welcome you back in the near future.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Adelaide, Australia
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

My husband and I recently stayed at Breakfree on George for 7 days and found the service , staff and accommodation excellent . The Hotel was central to all the attractions we wanted to see in and around Sydney. The staff couldn't do enough to help us with any query or problem we had. Would highly recomment

  • Stayed May 2014, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, June 3, 2014
Dear Chris P,

Thank you for the wonderful review.

I am pleased to hear that you received an excellent service from our team during 7 days of your stay. We are always very happy to assist in providing our guest with a memorable experience at BreakFree on George.

Please let us know when you are you planning your next trip to Sydney, as we would love the opportunity to show our gratitude for your kind review.

Thank you again and we look forward to welcoming you again soon.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Address: 653 George Street, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
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Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#71 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree on George 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Sydneys entertainment precinct, BreakFree on George Sydney offers accommodation to suit both business and leisure travellers. Just 35 minutes from Sydney airport and close to Capital Square Lightrail Station, Chinatown, The Star Casino, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Paddy's Market, Capitol Theatre, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour. BreakFree on George Sydney gives you access to all Sydney has on offer. The accommodation at BreakFree on George Sydney consists of studios, one and two bedroom apartments, all with high-speed broadband access, pay-to-view movies, selected Foxtel channels, lounge and dining area. Most apartments have private balconies (available on request), fully-equipped kitchen in two bedroom apartments, kitchenette in studios, one bedroom apartments, washer/dryer available in all two bedroom apartments, ISD/STD direct dial phones and voice mail message service, individually controlled air-conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. We offer guest services at BreakFree on George Sydney including 24 hour reception, concierge and same day laundry service. From your doorstep take a short stroll and sample the best that Sydney City has to offer with multi-cultural dining, vibrant night life and a host of bars, clubs and entertainment catering for all ages and budgets. If shopping is on your wish list, the designer boutiques of Pitt Street and the bustling market style of Sydneys famous Paddys Markets are both within close proximity of BreakFree on George Sydney. BreakFree on George Sydney caters to a diverse range of travellers and is well suited those looking for affordable inner-city accommodation. Please provide your own baby blankets for the Baby Cot. ... more   less 
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