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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 #95 of 184 Hotels in Sydney
Limerick
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6 hotel reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2009

Stayed in a 1-bed apartment in Sept 09. It was lovely, there was a double bed in living area with a seperate ensuite bedroom at the back. Kitchen was tiny, basically a worktop about 2 ft long with a sink & 2 cooking rings, fridge underneath and a microwave/combi oven overhead. Ideal if you're staying for a week or so and want to save money by cooking instead of eating out. We availed of the "Clean break" deal, i.e. our apartment wasn't cleaned for the duration of our stay but we just had to ring reception to get fresh towels and the 0bins taken out. Location is great, upper end of George street (main street in Sydney city), 10 mins walk from Central station (where you get the train to the airport), 15 mins walk to Darling harbour, Circular Quay and 20-25 mins walk to the Rocks & Sydney harbour bridge. Also located across from 2 Irish pubs, Scruffy Murphy's & Maguires.

  • Stayed September 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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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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Princeton, New Jersey
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84 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2009

3 days in Sydney on a business trip.. didnt really wanted a kitchenette attached hotel room but hotel rooms otherwise were expensive too so went ahead with this.. was pretty satisfied in the end.. as Breakfree's location is pretty convenient.. right in the heart of Sydney with all the major attractions located within 20 mnts walking distance or 5-10 minutes by the sydney metro.. Central stations is a 7-8 mnts walk from the hotel.. while Sydney harbor bridge n Opera can be a tad bit longer.. around 25 mnts walk.. enough on the location part.. about the rooms - not square shaped.. these are large rectangular rooms.. with a small kitchenette too attached.. bed is comfy enough.. has a sofa n a centre table.. study table.. do take the rooms on top few floors as u will get a better view of the city.. no complimentary internet and bfast as is the norm in australia.. bathrooms were fine.. all in all had a pleasant stay here without any hassles.. for 130 AUD it was a fair bet..

  • Liked — amazing location, good value for money
  • Disliked — everything was fine... the regular bit.. wasnt too fancy but was fine..
  • Stayed August 2008, traveled on business
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Check in / front desk
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Business service (e.g., internet access)
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foxxy04
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2009

The hotel it self was not to bad.
When we 1st checked in the card keys to our room would not work so we have to go back down and tell the lady, she let us in than and said to pick up the keys later when we came downstairs but the guy at reception knew nothing about it so we had to wait.
We went for the pink concert and in the room we had pink cupcakes and champayne so was happy with that.Good location.
The only thing i did not like about this place was there was no parking onsite, we had to drive to a public carpark and walk 15mins back and the directions to the carpark were bad, we got lost and parked in the wrong place, it cost us $58 to get it out after 1 night lol.
The air vents in the room we had, 608 needed to be cleaned they were chocked up with black dust. and the door in the bathroom had snot all over it, gross.Alright for 1 night.1 min walk from the Sydney entertainment Centre.

  • Stayed June 2009, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 2 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Quezon City, Philippines
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2009

As with most things Australian, our room was quite big and clean. We were part of a group of over 130 people and we stayed there for three nights, complete with breakfast the first of which must have been a learning experience for them. The following days however they fared better although the food choices did not vary.
The lobby was a bit small and finding a restroom quite a challenge.
By and large, we were quite happy with our stay. Everything was within walking distance be it for shopping, dining and even sightseeing.

  • Stayed May 2009
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, Western Australia
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2009

I found this apartment hotel while surfing the net and could not believe the pictures, price, location and large room sizes. I rang a friend in Sydney and asked him to check it out. While in the hotel he rang me back and said to book it. He said we could have a quiet room on the 8th or 9th floor overlooking Sussex St with two queen size beds, TV sitting area, kitchenette/cooking facilities, bathroom and all in one large room with wardrobe, ironing facilities, fridge etc and ... wait for it ... just $99 a night for two people. That is $49.50 each. So I booked the hotel and we stayed there from 13 to 18 May 2009. We were not at all disappointed. The service was polite and friendly and housekeeping only took place on an adhoc basis; hence the cost saving (to the environment too). It’s a short walk to Central Station, Darling Harbour and shopping and business precincts. My colleague was also happy because the Catholic Church was only two doors away. All in all, a great place to stay. The only tip I can give is to take a Chinese phrase book to Sydney because we found most people in the city and suburbs only spoke Chinese and this was most disappointing and extremely frustrating.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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London
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2009

Location is always important for me and for this short trip to Sydney, this hotel was great. Right on George St and very close to the new World Square, QVB, great restaurants in Chinatown. Darling Harbour within walking distance.

Comfort in the apartment was fair, colours trendy. Small balcony. Bathroom ok, the shower curtains need to be aired though. Lots of sunlight coming into the room, and this is good. Small kitchenette area. Beware, daily maid service does not include washing up in the sink, this will be charged a supplement at check-out! Staff at reception courteous and efficient.

Overall, a good experience.

  • Stayed May 2009, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 3 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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Perth, WA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2009

We stayed at the Breakfree for one night 2 weeks ago. It was very clean, a good size and in a great location only 5 mins walk frm Darling Harbour and Central Station.
Had a large bathroom, new tv, loungeroom and nice decor. One double bed at one end of the living area and another double bed in a separate bedroom.
Unfortunately i could not sleep at all. The noise of the traffic all night was unbeleivable! We were on the 8th floor and i could even hear the beeping when someone pushed the crosswalk button at the lights from up there all night! The windows are not good!!
But overall it was fine for a cheap, clean short stopover.

  • Stayed April 2009, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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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 Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Kitchenette Restaurant Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#73 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 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, Entertainment Centre, Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour. BreakFree on George gives you access to all Sydney has on offer. The accommodation 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 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.BreakFree on George caters to a diverse range of travellers and is well suited those looking for affordable inner-city accommodation. ... more   less 
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