We stayed here as a family in December 2013. I had a little trouble finding the entrance using google maps, I called for directions and the lady was gracious and helpful.
All staff encountered were friendly and polite.
The apartment was on the fourth floor and it was tired and shabby.
The veneer was peeling off the vanity, there were scuff marks on the walls, dirty marks on the carpets, grubby grouting in the bathroom and lots of little chips in the bathtub. The silicone around the shower screen was awful, very mouldy. The overflow drain in the handbasin was revolting, not sure it had ever been wiped or cleaned and it was very slimy and dirty.
The kitchen was well stocked with utensils but it needed a really good clean. There were hairs, grime around the stove, coffee rings on the bench and grubby marks on the stainless backsplash.
The balcony door didn't lock, not such an issue on the fourth floor but the balcony itself was flat out dirty. There was bird poo, cigarette butts and the glass divider looked like it had never been cleaned.
The beds were very comfortable, nice linen. The spare blankets in the cupboard were old, frayed and worn. We found a child's toothbrush on the floor that certainly didn't belong to us.
The heating/air conditioning control was missing the faceplate, it was difficult to operate without this.
I was disappointed (it wasn't a cheap stay!) and based on my experience I would not recommend. We stayed one night and left.
- 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