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“Affordable, good location” 4 of 5 stars
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BreakFree Director's Studios
3.5 of 5 Hotel   |   259 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia   |  
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Ranked #27 of 55 Hotels in Adelaide
Perth, Australia
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27 hotel reviews
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“Affordable, good location”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I booked a studio room with a couple of friends for the Womad weekend and it was great. The 'hotel' is in a great location for both the CBD by bus and the festival by taxi. There are plenty of restaurants on Gouger St too. The amazing Central Markets are a quick stroll up the street and sell an incredible array of wonderful produce. We bought all our food from the markets and prepared it ourselves in the apartment. As a base while you visit Adelaide it is perfectly adequate and reasonably priced.

  • Stayed March 2012, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Finlay122,

Thank you for your review of Breakfree Directors Studios, your feedback allows us to monitor our standards of service.
As you mentioned we are in a great location for the Adelaide Central Markets and with so many restaraunts to chose from too.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios nex time you travel to Adelaide.

Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Rating summary
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Location
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Launceston, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2012

I was booked in this hotel by my company for a 1 night stay while in Adelaide for work. The room appeared to have been updated with soft furnishings, new prints etc but other things like the air conditioner, bathroom fittings still seemed a bit dated, although still in good condition. The room was very clean, the bed very comfortable and the room was about average size for a hotel room, although the bathroom was smallish. It was also very quiet. The room had no outlook (frosted window), however the price paid made this room great value.
Staff on the front desk were helpful and mostly friendly. I requested a taxi early the morning I left and this turned up right on time as requested.
One minor issue was a slightly delayed check in time for one of my travelling partners. We attemped to check in about 12.30 but were told to come back at 2pm, however one of the rooms was not ready until about 2.30.
Overall could recommend this as good basic accomodation at a cheap price.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 4 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, October 22, 2012
Dear Marky34,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, you feedback is appreciated and helps us monitor our standards of service.
I will certainly pass on your comments to the Team and we look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios should your travel plans see you return to Adelaide.

Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Hobart, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

Booked on line for the hotel room. Greeted by very friendly staff on arrival and offered an upgrade to a studio. I accepted and was pleased that I did having read some of the other comments about the hotel section.
Room was clean, furniture was recently updated TV and bedside radio were quite modern including an IPod dock for the radio. The balance of the fit out was dated and the old A/C and refrigerator were very noisy.
Rooms were provided with cereal etc if you wanted to eat breakfast there.
The convenient location and the price made this an acceptable package.

  • Stayed October 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Location
    • 3 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 4 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, October 14, 2012
Dear Luckywanderer,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Breakfree Directors Studios and I will certainly pass on your comments to the team.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios on your next visit to Adelaide.

Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Echuca, Australia
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49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The company pre-booked this night accomodation because it had a very good price online for accomodation in adelaide.
For the very good price the room was small, very quite , clean and very basic and is located within the Director,s Hotel, a few doors away from the Breakfree Directors Studios.
The only issue i had with the room is that it did not have a table for a laptop to enable me to do some work.
Access to the room is via stairs only with no elevator so would recommend to all able body people.

  • Stayed September 2012, traveled on business
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, September 6, 2012
Dear Norm M,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay.

We are glad you enjoyed your stay and thank you for choosing Breakfree Directors Studios for your business trip.

Once again thank you and we look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Kristiansand, Norway
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126 reviews 126 reviews
71 hotel reviews
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70 helpful votes 70 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2012

Ended up here after Flight Center (George St. Sydney) booked this. This is not a hotel. On check in we got the opportunity to "upgrade" to a room in the same building! We didn't do this and had to go out, turn the corner and in through the alley in order to get to our rooms. And the rooms was very small, at the inside of the building with no windows to vent. The 2 ladies in the front desk was super helpful and are the best at this hotel which I am sorry to say don't hold hotel standard. This is also the wrong location for visiting Adelaide.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled with family
    • 1 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Location
    • 2 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 1 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, July 29, 2012
Dear Kennethtravelling,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay.I will certainly pass on your comments to the Front Desk Team.
Please accept my apologies that your room did not meet your expectations. I hope that we can have the opportunity to accommodate you again in the near future, please contact me directly on 08-8213-2500 so that I can personally ensure that your stay is a pleasant one.

Kind Regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Tennant Creek, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2012

I stayed at BreakFree Directors studios for 3 nights and it was lovely. When I arrived the staff were super helpful as I had no idea of how to get around Adelaide or where anything was. They even phoned to find out PT timetables so I could get where I needed to be. The room was basic but fresh and clean and didn't feel like budget accommodation at all. My favourite part though was the location! It was a 2 minute walk to hit all the yummy restaurants in town and just a hop and a skip to catch the free train through town to the mall. It was close enough to everything without being noisy and congested. I'd definitely stay there again.

They even upgraded my room because they weren't full and they knew I was staying a few nights, the little things like that made it well great value for an affordable price!

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Location
    • 5 of 5 stars Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 stars Rooms
    • 5 of 5 stars Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
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, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, July 8, 2012
Dear Jessica A,

Thank you for taking the time to write a review, I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay with us at Breakfree Directors Studios and I will certainly pass on your comments to the team.

Adelaide is such a fabulous place, in particular the restaraunts you mention in Gouger St and all within easy walking distance.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios when you next visit Adelaide.

Sincerely
Cheryl Tavasci
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Masterton, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2012

In June myself and my wife had a 4 state trip around Australia. We are from New Zealand, this was the first time for both of us to see Adelaide, and the first time at Breakfree, the experience we had over the 8 nights at the studio, was awesome, when you walk in to breakfree the first thing you see, is a staff member with a smile and a person who looks after you at a very high level, the room are awesome has well, but the high light for us, has to be the staff, we done breakfree for having a excellent team. 10 out of 10.

Stuart and Cheryl Roberts

  • Stayed June 2012, 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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, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, July 4, 2012
Dear Stuart & Cheryl,

Thank your for taking the time to provide feedback during your recent stay at Breakfree Directors Studios.

It was a pleasure to have you as our guests and I am very fortunate to have a fabulous team who not only take pride in their work but genuinely enjoy their roles.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios should your travels see you return to Adelaide.

Kind regards

Cheryl Tavasci
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Address: 259 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#4 Best Value Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree Director's Studios 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within close proximity to the thriving central business district and major Adelaide city attractions, BreakFree Directors Studios is suited to both business and leisure travellers.Offering guests a choice of studio and hotel style rooms comfortably furnished with modern amenities, Studio rooms feature kitchenette facilities, individually controlled air-conditioning, ISD/STD direct dial telephone, hairdryer and toiletries, mini bar, tea and coffee making facilities.BreakFree Directors Studios offers a host of facilities to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers. We offer guests 24-hour reception, room service (specified hours only) same day laundry service (fee), babysitting service (fee), guest laundry with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board. There is also limited car parking available at a cost of $10 per day, payable direct to the hotel. Directors Studios offers free luggage storage for guests that require their bags to be left for the day or overnight.Entertainment and shopping are all within walking distance and include Chinatown, the Central Markets, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Festival Theatre and cosmopolitan restaurants. Only a two minute walk to Adelaide's famous Gouger Street, the main restaurant precinct of the city, BreakFree Directors Studios is located close to the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum and State Library.BreakFree Directors Studios is a boutique hotel situated in the heart of Adelaide City, offering comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. ... more   less 
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