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Launceston
Reviewed yesterday NEWvia mobile

Paid dearly for a two room apartment , evaporative cooler only stuck out of the window. Poorly maintained, broken toilet cistern and mould marks in the shower bath. Two rooms but the lounge area was tiny. Badly in need of a refurb

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

The location of Breakfree was fantastic. There is a tram stop directly outside, and you can walk to pretty much anywhere within the CBD. The apartment itself was comfortable, the balcony was also a nice bonus which added extra space. However, the second bedroom didn't have a cupboard or a proper hanging rack, and the exhaust fan in the bathroom...

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Grotty! Needs a good clean, carpets and walls stained, bathroom mouldy, vanity water logged and falling apart. Lounge needs replacing unable to sit unless you sink in. Dining & coffee tables weren't clean. Noises can also be heard from apartments next door and level above.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Our group of friends annually spend a couple of days in the city in January. We look for a place located near all the action that is very affordable. This time we were not disappointed. The location in particular was perfect and we had a great time.

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

Good Morning Chris T, Great to hear that Breakfree suited your needs, we're well equipped and supremely located for a city break. Hope to see you again on your next Melbourne adventure. Kind regards

Burnie
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The rooms were ok, beds were comfortable but the rooms are small - not like the photos. Some areas were not clean and there was rubbish under the beds from previous guests - location was good but the rooms need freshening up

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

Good Evening Sarah, Thanks for the review. We do have several different internal room appointments in each room type, all are advertised to the lowest size specifications and can assure you the photos are true (I was doing my best to duck out of the shots with the photographer). We will continue to work on the presentation and attention to...

Sydney
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Great location, beside everything, the shops, arcades, flinders st station, short walk to Southbank. Well equiped, ideal for a short stay. Great value for money, in the city centre. Moments walk to central place and many more walks and arcades.

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

Good Morning Gillia, Thanks for the cracking review, our location is definitely a blessing. So easy to explore all the wonders Melbourne has to offer on foot or by public transport from where we are situated. We look forward to seeing you again on your next Melbourne adventure.

Townsville, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Unit was clean and tidy. Had a couple of issues with the washing machine and dishwasher but the staff were more than happy to do our washing for us. Plenty of room in the unit and comfortable beds. The location was ideal - right near Swanston Street and only a short walking distance to Fed Square and Flinders St Station....

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

Good Evening Kathy, Thanks for taking some time out to leave a review. Its great to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us, I am sorry about the issues experienced with the in room appliances, though warming to hear the staff were able to provide a suitable solution to ensure you were looked after. Hope to see you again...

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great location. Apartment clean, a little quirky in design but had most things you need for a short stay. Service good, pretty quiet considering one is slap bang in the middle of the city. Quick lift service. Be aware reception on the 6th floor -not very well signed.

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

Good Evening Suzie, Thanks for leaving a review. Great to hear that you found everything you needed here at Breakfree On Collins. We do have some great new directional signage planned as part of an entire building corridor overhaul - next project. We are as excited as you as it will provide a huge uplift to the initial presentation of...

Gladstone, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Great value for money. quick and efficient check in and check out. Quiet room especially considering the central location. Beds not comfy but linen etc all very clean and fresh. Room serviced daily. Very handy for the theatres and shows. Walk to everything.

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

Good Evening Kym, Thanks for the review. Great to hear you found some value in our rooms and that they could provide a sanctuary for in amongst the hustle and bustle. See you again soon.

Mildura
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed for 2 nights when it was over 40 degree heat. The location was great. Our air conditioner was not working properly and we told reception who said they would have a look at it and fix the problem. Nothing was changed when we got back to the room and therefore we had another dreadful sleep. Tried phoning reception...

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

Good Evening Jadek, I am sorry to hear of the air-conditioning problems you had during your stay with us. you can be assured I will be following up as to why this was not communicated to the right departments on our end. We do have emergency units on hand for these unforeseen situations and this procedure should have been employed....

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: $91 - $259 (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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“Make sure you are getting a refurbished room, forget the rest.”
 of 5 bubbles 999Caveman, 3 weeks ago | Read review
“Fantastic location for the free tram system area, close to Bourke st Mall, restaurants and police station”
 of 5 bubbles Happycamper2010_10, 4 weeks ago | Read review
“Don't do it. One star is too many for cleanliness.”
 of 5 bubbles judentom, Nov 25, 2016 | Read review
“You are in the heart of the city, all apartments we have had have been very quite.”
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