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Byron Bay, Australia
1 review
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location is perfect for seeing the city, shopping, eating and seeing sights. We had a great time. The place is clean, tidy and new. We had a small issue with the lifts they are a bit confusing but apart from that it was great! There was also road works which were a bit annoying but not in the hotels... More 

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Christchurch, Canterbury, New Zealand
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40 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

This apartment block is another one of many that was originally offices so it's reception is on the 6th floor and the apartments are from the 6th to the 12th floors. We were on the 12th floor in a clean, well appointed 2 bedroom apartment. It's location is close to everything and the train stops right outside the door. All... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Location is excellent with tram station located right in font of the building. Very convenient to move around the city. Apartment condition and cleanliness is acceptable. Could be better if there are 4 sofa seats in the living room for 2 bedrooms apartment since it caters for 4 persons.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Bowie, Thanks very much for leaving a review of your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. Great to hear that everything was on point. We'll continue to assess further seating options for our higher occupancy rooms - currently should have 3.5 seat sofa, occasional chair + ottomans. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards More 

Byron Bay
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6 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

2 bedroom was perfect for our stay. Perfect location within walking distance to everything Melbourne has to offer. Noise from corridors load. But otherwise good. Great to have laundry services in room.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Mumma, Great to hear the girls weekend went well. Our corridor refurbishment encompasses some eco sound paneling in each of the hallways which should help absorb outside noises for future stays :-) Hope to see you when the girls are together again next time. Kind Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Perfect location - but needs some TLC. Rooms are dusty, toilets cracked and not fully flushing. This is my 2nd stay and the only reason I chose it again is because the location is perfect. Really could do with some love.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Christine, Great to hear you're a return guest. We'll take your feedback opn board and make sure it's sparkling on your next visit., We are continually working on improving the presentation of all our rooms and will continue to do so. Kind Regards More 

Wollongong, Australia
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18 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Great location, we booked a 2 bedroom apartment. Was great. In the perfect spot. Right outside a tram stop and within walking distance to everything. Bourke street mall right down the road. Trans right at your door step. Would highly recommend. Will stay again

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Evening Amanda, Thanks for your recent review of Breakfree On Collins - great to hear that we were able to meet your expectations and that you enjoyed your stay with us. Hope to see you again soon. More 

Melaka, Malaysia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Superb location n fabulous stay! Great facilities especially the kitchenette n launderette. It was like home sweet home away from home after a tired day of shopping and sightseeing in Melbourne. Would certainly book this again on our next trip. Thank you.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Evening Ravi, Thanks for taking some time to leave a review. Brilliant to hear we could provide the feeling of home in the middle of Melbourne's CBD. Look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Kind Regards More 

Sydney, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

There was no lock from the master bed room to the bathroom which was essential when sharing during a business visit. There are no locks in the rooms. It would be good to get locks in. The lights on the bed side tables were not working properly. There was no kitchen/ dining table or a work desk. The power points... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Sue, Thanks for the comments. There is a lock on the bathroom side of our doors to the master bedroom, as we agree with you makes for much more privacy - if it was not functioning I hope our maintenance team were able to provide an immediate solution. The road works (done by city of Melbourne) were extensive... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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58 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Good price and location. Very helpful check in staff. Room was a little 'tired' and in need of some renovation. A sign in the bathroom asked for showers to be restricted to 4 minutes, but it took longer than that for any hot water to come through. Our room overlooked Collins Street which was quite noisy. Our trip also happened... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Sue, Thanks for the comments and taking time to leave a review. The road works (done by city of Melbourne) were extensive and intensive over the last 4 days. All in the name of improvement. I am sorry to hear it impacted your stay on this occasion. Kind Regards More 

Adelaide, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location but needs to be upgraded and bit confusing when first entering as to where the reception area was. For a short stay it is convenient to everything but needs to be cleaner. The hallway was obviously not cleaned for our entire three night stay as there were pieces of paper and plastic there the whole stay. The reception... More 

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Evening Lin, Thanks for the review and good to hear you liked the location and room. We are working with the building at the moment (whom control the corridors - weird I know) to have these areas spotless on a normal basis, and then we are excited to be scheduling a refurbishment project at the moment for botht he... More 

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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When you're staying in the heart of Collins Street you'd expect to pay a lot more, but these self-contained apartments are an absolute steal. BreakFree on Collins Apartments (formerly Darling Towers) are fully equipped with absolutely everything you need from a dishwasher to stove and oven to broadband internet access. The reverse cycle air-conditioning keeps you comfortable no matter what the Melbourne weather is dishing out. BreakFree on Collins features One or Two Bedroom Apartments that are modern, stylish and comfortable. You'll love the location with free CBD City Circle tram right on your doorstep, designer outlets, heritage buildings and famous department stores nearby. Go all hip in the intriguing little lanes that Melbourne is famous for or catch a bit of culture at the many art centres and museums. Of course there's sport, the Rod Laver Arena hosts the Australian Open, the AFL Grand Final is held at the MCG or you can catch one of many exciting games at Docklands Stadium. You won't want to miss the Melbourne Cup and the rest of the Spring Racing Carnival or perhaps you just want to head on over to Fitzroy and Acland Streets St Kilda to get amongst the funky and colourful mix of restaurants, people and places of interest. Choose from One or Two Bedroom Apartments and Deluxe Apartments or take in the views across the city and go right to the top in a BreakFree on Collins Apartment with Balcony. No matter what your budget or how many of you are travelling, we have an apartment to suit. You'll have 24 hour access to reception, tour desk, secure parking nearby and everything in the usual BreakFree friendly style. Your room includes broadband internet access, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, hairdryer, all amenities as well as tea and coffee making facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BreakFree on Collins

Address: 233 Collins St | Level 6, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $89 - $233 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree on Collins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Darling Towers On Collins Hotel Melbourne
Darling Hotel Melbourne
Darling Hotel On Collins
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“Don't do it. One star is too many for cleanliness.”
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“You are in the heart of the city, all apartments we have had have been very quite.”
 of 5 bubbles lynnrW4720WR, 1 week ago | Read review
“competitive price in a central location”
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“ask for rooms at t he back to avoid the trams in Collins Street”
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“I'd upgrade from the base room”
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