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BreakFree on Collins

233 Collins Street | Level 6, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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13 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2016

This hotel is in a great location for exploring Melbourne. There's a tram stop right outside the door, and it's not far to walk to almost anything. Downside is that it could get quite noisy if you have the balcony door open and you're facing the street, like we were. The room itself was a good size, however it was... More 

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

Good Afternoon chocfish, Thankyou for your recent review. You will be pleased to know we have recently renovated 75 of our 95 apartments brand new flooring, new curtains, and new furniture and most importantly ....... new beds! We would love to have you back again so you can experience the updates we have done as we agree with you the... More 

Townsville, Australia
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17 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2016

The location is perfect, right in the centre of everything in Melbourne. Apartment could do with a bit of maintenance but otherwise it was fine. It was not flash but comfortable enough. We had 3 adults in a 2 bedroom apartment and had plenty of room in the living area when 4 other family members visited us. Would stay again.

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

Good Afternoon Kathleen l, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a 4 DOT review on Trip Advisor. We agree that some updating needed to take place and have just finished stage 2 of this project with brand new furniture being placed last week. The only problem is the brand new furniture makes it hard to get out... More 

Kanwal, Australia
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31 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

Slightly hard to find but once here we had to catch one lift up to floor 6 to check-in, a bit difficult had to pay for Wi-Fi but when in room did not work, would have sat in reception to use. Apartment itself was quite okay 2 bedrooms one with queen and the other 2 single beds. Bathroom was clean... More 

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

Good Afternoon Juli W, Thank you for taking some time out to leave a comment about your recent stay at Breakfree On Collins. You've got some great suggestions in there that fit nicely with our new project "the little things that count". You will be pleased to know we have a brand new WiFi provider (and whilst still a nominal... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016 via mobile

Our room was very clean. Perfect location, close to shops and city life but not too loud. The room was accessible and had all the utensils we required. The air con worked well and the staff were very friendly!! Prices were steep but it was New Years so to be expected. Only downside was trying to find the place! Maybe... More 

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

Good Afternoon cconl20, Than you for taking the time to provide some great feedback about your recent experience with us. The signage (street frontage) is definately an issue at this stage and we are working tirelessly to have this approved by all the needed pillars. We have tried to landmark a few buildings in the confirmations verbally and love the... More 

Mornington Peninsula, Australia
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20 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

Arrived in Collins street and saw no visible identifying hotel name etc. On entering the address- reception was found to be on floor 6 of the building that had a different name. Gained access to level 2 room by gong back down in the lift from level 6 and accessing a different lift for floor 2 to 4. This hotel... More 

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

Good afternoon Eclectic E, Thank you for taking the time to provide detailed feedback about your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. I am glad we got to speak face to face after your experience with the private works that were taking place in the apartment across from yours. It is a dynamic environment when mixing private residents and hotel... More 

Mackay, Australia
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73 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2015

We have stayed here many times when it was Darling Towers but this has been our first since Breakfree took it over. Booking in was easy and staff very friendly, the room deposit is $100. The whole of the city now has free tram rides which is a godsend, especially when you're pounding the pavement all day. We had a... More 

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

Good Afternoon Fiona_73_13, Wow what a great review !! Thank you for taking the time to provide some really useful feedback to help us improve our service and product delivery. There is some great points about additions that would definately add to the comfort of our guests. We will be constantly working on getting the little things right ... as... More 

Victoria, Australia
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22 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015

We were here for one night for a gig, and the room was great. We had a small kitchen, bathroom, and sleeping for four. We had trouble finding a parking spot so we asked at reception. They gave us a couple of options and a discount (a significant discount). There were some cracks and cosmetic bits of damage to the... More 

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

Good Afternoon Wraiken, Thank you for taking the time to provide some feedback on your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. It's great to hear that we were able to provide some good savings for you in the carpark area's - we are able to attain a great $17 (per 24hr) rate in the CBD. We definately agree there's some... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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38 reviews
10 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

What a great place to stay right in the city center. Collins Street, trams, trains, shops, Federation Square, Rod Laver Arena, Bourke St Mall, walked everywhere! Stayed in a 1 bedroom apartment, clean spacious, quiet....what more could you wish for ?? Bed was so comfortable. Certainly recommend this to anyone coming to Melbourne. Only downside was ,....., when we pulled... More 

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

Good Morning nanna424, Thank you for taking some time out to write a review of your recent experience with us at Breakfree On Collins. We are really glad to hear you enjoyed the value we provide for a fully appointed 1 bedroom apartment in the middle of Melbourne. The new beds that we've had installed definately make a difference in... More 

Pukekohe, New Zealand
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34 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2015 via mobile

Great location so close to railway station - free tram and walking distance to everywhere else. Was hard to find as it is inside an apartment block and reception it on the 6th floor. Clean and tidy and diffantly stay again.

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

Good Morning Diedre868, Thank you for taking the time to review your recent experience with us at Breakfree On Collins. It is really good to hear that you were able to take full advantage of our central location. There is definately a lot to explore in the heart of Melbourne's CBD. We hope to have our street front signage approved... More 

Christchurch, New Zealand
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14 reviews
9 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015 via mobile

We stayed two nights but could easily stay longer we stayed in a two bedroom and I have to say it was pretty clean pretty well furnished. Location was outstanding walk of the door step straight to trams. Only 2 issues, the beds were really uncomfortable I had springs everywhere and the next day I had a sore back, secondly... More 

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

Good Morning Cameron C, Thanks for taking some time to leave a few words about your recent experience at Breakfree On Collins. We are very glad to hear you were able to take full advantage of our paramount location in the heart of Melbourne's CBD, it definately is one of our biggest assests. You will be happy to hear that... 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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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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 and cable TV. 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 cable TV, 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 Street | Level 6, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Price Range: $87 - $188 (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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