I was a bit hesitant after reading some of the reviews, but very glad I decided to book this place as it kept the budget down. I asked for a room without a balcony as I'm not a fan of heights and we got a 2 bedroom apartment on the 6th floor (Swanson Street side of the hotel).
All the things you want are there - quality linen and towels, comfy beds, great working air conditioning, plenty of hot water, full kitchen/tv/lounge and our room was very quiet so we got a good rest. It was perfect location, we could easily walk to the MCG each day and bourke st mall and china town are just around the corner. So is flinders st station and we also walked to the crown casino. If you want to go further to the museum, markets or docklands for shopping - just take the free tram, easy and handy.
I don't recommend this hotel if you are traveling with small children because of the maintenance issues could be dangerous for those littlies who like to explore and touch things. In our bedroom there was a small corner of the carpet which exposed sharp rusty nails, most power-points were falling out of the walls, the hot and cold handles were on the wrong taps on the basin and the bathroom floor had clumps of hair on it (not ours). Other than the hair on the floor, these weren't major issues for our group, so I really enjoyed my stay.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- You're going to love BreakFree on Collins' comfortable apartments with One and Two Bedroom Apartments to choose from. There's everything you're looking for in your Melbourne accommodation with full kitchen facilities including a dishwasher, broadband internet access, cable TV, air-conditioning and heating. Choose a balcony apartment and take in the city-scape views or Melbourne's bright lights by night. You'll never be at a loss with our friendly reception team, secure car parking, child minding service and a tour desk that can set you on the right path to explore the best of Melbourne. You're at the heart of Collins Street so hit the shops or jump on a tram and head on down to the Arts Centre, Southbank, Docklands, St Kilda Road or one of the many other attractions Melbourne has to offer. Go all Italian on the famous Lygon Street, Carlton, or opt for the funky alternative in Brunswick Street, Fitzroy. Speaking of famous streets there are tons of restaurants and shopping outlets in Bridge Road, Richmond and a little further across in Chapel Street, South Yarra. Fitzroy Street, St Kilda is famous for bars, restaurants and a mixture of some famous and artistic people. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Darling Towers On Collins Hotel Melbourne
- Darling Hotel Melbourne
- Darling Hotel On Collins