We stayed here one Saturday night in November. We were in 613, facing George St (more later). We were impressed with the room, which was nicely decorated and appointed, with a good kitchenette and bathroom. The bedding was of high quality and very nice.
We also liked the position of the hotel - very close to Central Station and hence easy access to the airport. Free shuttle buses in George St, too - excellent! We thought we had done very well, as the room was not that expensive (about $US170) for Sydney.
There was some work going on with one of the three elevators, but this didn't impact much.
After returning from dinner, we were mildly harassed by a drunk/druggy in the lobby, who later could be heard on our floor screaming random obscenities for a while. He must have moved on or been ejected as that didn't continue for long, however.
The major disappointment was that the room did not have double glazing and the cacophony of noise from busy George St persisted basically all night and we basically got no sleep at all.
On checkout when asked how we enjoyed our stay by the robotic east european desk clerk, we mentioned the double glazing issue but met with no response whatsoever.
I suppose that's all they could do, but I hope they take these criticisms on board and fix the problem, as it is otherwise quite a convenient, comfortable place to stay, and if we were guaranteed a room NOT facing George St, we wouldn't hesitate to stay there again.
- 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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