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BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra
Ranked #26 of 57 Hotels in Canberra
Hobart, Australia
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“Seemed to be good value for Canberra prices”
Reviewed September 1, 2012

The hotel was quiet and close to the city etc. Basic cooking facilities and a washer and drier handy for a longer stay. The lounge furniture was a bit old, but nice crisp sheets. Staff were friendly and helpful.

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thomas-captower, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write about your expereince at Breakfree Capital Tower in Canberra. We are very happy that we were able to assist in providing you with a memorable holiday and look forward to welcoming you back soon.

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Bega, Australia
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Reviewed August 22, 2012

We visit Canberra four times a year and this is our preferred place to stay. We always select a lake-side room - the views are spectacular. The apartments are adequately roomy and equipped. The beds are firm and comfortable. The location is very good - a ten/fifteen minute walk into Civic. There is free secure parking. Canberra can be a very expensive place to stay, so while the prices may seem high, the location and local facilities make it worthwhile. The apartment block is now around 20 years old, so not spanking-new, but is always clean and well-presented. There are tennis courts - we have never had trouble booking one - and a small but adequate gym.

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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 19, 2012

Our family of four stayed here for one night at the end of a ski trip. The 2 bedroom apartment was spacious with standard furniture, had fairly new carpet but still felt tired(something which seems standard with Mantra). The location was handy and our lakeside apartment had a great view to parliament house. Also the showers could do with a good scrub!!! (another Mantra feature).

  • Stayed August 2012, traveled with family
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thomas-captower, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. I am so sorry that you were disappointed with some aspects during your stay. In regards to the cleanliness of the bathroom, this issue has been raised with the department manager and this has been addressed, and additional training implemeted accordingly. We hope to have the opportunity to welcome you back to Breakfree Capital Tower soon.

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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed August 18, 2012

Eighteenth floor two bedroom apartment with views over the lake from every room plus three separate balconies. The apartment was very clean and included small laundry and two bathrooms. The views could also be enjoyed from the kitchen. Very comfortable beds made our stay execptional.

Room Tip: Choose a room with views over lake which can be enjoyed at night also.
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  • Stayed August 2012, traveled on business
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed August 8, 2012

Ok, so the location a 15min walk from the town centre and nice views of parliament are fine - but threadbare carpets, grubby marks on walls, mouldy showers and stains on couches are not acceptable for the business traveller. At $215 a night for a two bedroom apartment, what we received was disgusting. Add to this a terrible layout and a shower that would only fit a pygmie we decided that walking the streets of Canberra in -2c was preferable to staying in our hotel room for the evening.

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Reviewed August 4, 2012

Had a great week here - very spacious three bedroom apartment ... serviced every day. Reception staff very friendly, thanks heaps. Great cafe across the road next to the pot bellied statue man - best Mocha in town. Walking distance to CBD and the convention centre. Will stay here again when revisiting Canberra

Room Tip: ask for a room high - great views
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled with friends
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thomas-captower, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We value your feedback greatly in aiming to provide a high level of service for all our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed July 4, 2012

Location is important when i travel as well as spacious rooms with a view and friendly professional staff. Capital Tower has all 3 and why i keep coming back.
The first time i stayed i had a view of the city. I love the view you can get from this hotel
due to its location and being higher up than surrounding hotels. Canberra is such a pretty city especially when lit up at night.
My second stay was with a view of the lake, As you could imagine, the hotel being located right near the water,unlike most hotels in canberra, it was impressive. I chose the lakeside view so i could have a view of skyfire this year. Given the hotels location i had a clear and comfortable view of the fireworks, given it was raining at the time.
Highly recommended to all travellers attending any events at commonwealth park.
Another plus is a coffee shop directly across the street with friendly young staff and a supermarket with cafe next door.
A short walk over the bridge to the lake for a casual bike ride i would also recommend.
The recreation area, with a pool, bbqs and neatly attended garden was a nice little hideaway within the complex where i could get through a novel whilst enjoying the scenery.
A big thanks to the staff for your hospitality and will see you all again for floriade.

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  • Stayed March 2012, traveled solo
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thomas-captower, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this review, September 10, 2012
Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us. We value your feedback greatly in aiming to provide a high level of service for all our guests. We are glad you enjoyed your stay with us and look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

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Property: BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra
Address: 2 Marcus Clarke St, Canberra 2601, Australia (Formerly Pacific International Apartments Capital Tower)
Location: Australia > Australian Capital Territory > Canberra
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#23 Luxury Hotel in Canberra
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra 4*
Number of rooms: 40
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Situated on the foreshores of Lake Burley Griffin, BreakFree Capital Tower enjoys stunning views over the Lake, the towering Brindabella Ranges and the sparkling lights of Canberra City. Offering a range of accommodation options, guests can chose from One, Two and Three Bedroom Apartments. The spacious self-contained apartments include a fully equipped kitchen, open-plan living and dining areas with most boasting spacious balconies to enjoy the breathtaking views, fully equipped kitchen and laundry facilities in each unit and a full sized bath with shower (some apartments offer ensuite bathrooms) After a day out exploring the city unwind in our indoor spa, sauna or heated outside pool, or enjoy a quiet meal in our large guest BBQ area. Tennis and squash courts are available to hire and we offer secure undercover parking ($10 per vehicle/per day). The property is surrounded by lush landscaped parklands with cycle and jogging tracks which provide the ideal incentive for a brisk morning run or early evening stroll. The property is within close proximity to Canberra's CBD, government offices and the major tourist attractions making it the ideal base for business trips, family holidays or a weekend away in the Nation's Capital. BreakFree Capital Tower has a strict No Party Policy. Maximum occupancy and noise level restrictions apply as per reservation. Anyone in breach of this will be dealt with accordingly. All our apartments are non-smoking. ... more   less 
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