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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A pleasnt stay in Melbourne took a turn for the worse when an elderly member of our party injured her leg while out to dinner. When we arrived back to the hotel front desk staff were clever and resourceful in assisting her to her room. The next day they had a wheelchair waiting and advised us on nearby medical help....

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Brisbane Region, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Front office staff were helpful and polite. Bed was comfortable and clean. Room was very hot on arrival and air con could not be adjusted. Calls for help went unheeded. Carpets in hall and room very dirty. Lift un-vacuumed for the three days we were there. Limited menu and poor quality of food.

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Cairns, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

apart from a broken airconditioner, an iron but no ironing board and multiple calls to reception to get things sorted, it is an ok place to stay. close enough to the trains and a pretty good cafe / games area downstairs.

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Seymour Victoria
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

It is a great location, the meals there are great at jd's , I would stay there again, with no hesitations. Great location as you can get tram straight to the city and back to the accomadation , The rooms are a good size, the shower was amazing,

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GeneralMgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Hi Melissa, Thank you for taking the time to review our property, we are glad you had an enjoyable stay and we were able to meet your requirements. We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Bell City next time you are in town. Kind Regards Laura House Manager

Australian Capital Territory, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Poor cleaning floor carpet really dirty, nail clippings !!!!! Flatter if some sort on window sill... we have stayed at Mantra, great. The break free just needs a little love. Bathroom was ok, carpet very dirty

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GeneralMgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Hi Virginia, Thank you for your feedback, with regards to housekeeping i have addressed this with our house keeping manager to ensure our usual level of brand standard are adhered to. We currently are working on a preventative maintenance program to work on giving the building a little bit of love. Kind Regards Laura House Manager

Melbourne
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very disappointed the room was like a shoe box My stay at the Breakfree in Coburg was very disappointing. The room was tiny and the bed wedged up against a filthy window frame and the window would not close. The room stank of cigarettes from the people who were smoking below. The air conditioning was old and falling apart.

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GeneralMgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Hi DVireneces Thank you for your feedback and i apologize your stay was not up to our usual brand standards. I have addressed the house keeping issues with our housekeeping manager to ensure that the issues are dealt with. Kind Regards Laura House Manager

Johannesburg, South Africa
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The hotel is far from the centre of Melbourne and not great for a tourist in Melbourne. The train station is not far but it does take time out of your day. The restaurant closes minutes before 21h30 so if you are going to be late make sure you eat before you leave. There is not much in the area....

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GeneralMgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Jenny, Thank you for your feedback, the hotel is located only 9kms from Melbourne's CBD and is easily accessible with bus, train and tram all within short 3-7 minute walk. The hotel is also located close by to the trendy high street precinct where there are many restaurants, bars and cafes. I have addressed the housekeeping issues with our...

Melbourne
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

The room was not as expected the staff were unapologetic when they made catastrophic mistakes and never seemed to know anything when I asked questions. As a hot time of year the fab supplied was not effective at all and I hardly got any sleep.

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GeneralMgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Hannah, Thank you for your feedback, we apologies that your stay was not up to our usual standards. With regards to the fan, unfortunately due to the hot weather some of the air conditioning units temporarily malfunctioned. We have since addressed this issue. Kind Regards Laura House Manager

Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We stayed in a twin bed room and the view was amazing reaching out across the tops suburb houses...whilst it was a whilst I was not happy with twin beds as single beds I was not accustomed to nevertheless it was clean in the room and modern shower/toilet facilities etc....until we put the spare blankets on which had black long...

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GeneralMgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Dear Deborah, Thank you for your feedback, with regards to the issue of the blanket i have forwarded on your feedback to have the issue addressed as this not to our usual brand standard. We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Bell City next time you are in Melbourne. Kind Regards Laura House Manager

Wodonga, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Meant to be in Mantra - no room so in Breakfree. Room was large, clean but basic. Champagne and complimentary breakfast given as compensation. Needed to ask for a kettle and hairdryer as not in room. Building could do with an update. Good food at DJ's and breakfast.

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GeneralMgrBellCity, Manager at BreakFree Bell City, responded to this review

Hi Rosemary, Thank you for your positive feedback in regards to JD's and breakfast, we have been working on creating greater food options in our restaurants. The team are currently working on a preventative maintenance program to give the building an update. We look forward to welcoming you back next time. Kind Regards Laura House Manager

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Wheelchair access
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Restaurant
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Paid Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Multilingual Staff
Official Description (provided by the hotel)
BreakFree Bell City offers premium accommodation in the centre of Melbourne that is affordable and offers everything you need in the one place. Situated 9 km from the Melbourne CBD and 20 minutes from the main airport in Melbourne, public transport is also just 5 minutes' walk from the hotel, making this hotel highly accessible to everything Melbourne has to offer. Within the complex you'll find a great range of facilities surrounded by landscaped gardens, including a large resort pool, BBQ, gymnasium, games room and sauna. There are several onsite restaurants including Chill Restaurant & Bar, the Pantry Cafe and JD's Diner. The Pantry Convenience Store also supplies essential goods you may need during your stay including milk, bread, fruit and vegetables. There is also a shared kitchen if you'd like to cook onsite, or head into Preston and dine at one of the many cafes and restaurants. Choose from the Budget 1 and Sleep & Go rooms, which feature wireless internet access (WiFi), LCD TV with Foxtel channels, private ensuite bathroom, work desk and tea and coffee making facilities. Many of the rooms have large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the Melbourne skyline and its surrounds. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BreakFree Bell City

Address: 205 Bell St, Preston, Darebin, Victoria 3072, Australia (Formerly Budget 1 & Sleep&Go)
Location: Australia > Victoria > Greater Melbourne > Darebin > Preston
Price Range: $60 - $129 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree Bell City 3.5*
Number of rooms: 87
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Also Known As:
Sleep And Go Bell City
Sleep & Go Bell City Hotel Preston
BreakFree Bell City Preston, Greater Melbourne
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