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BreakFree on George
Ranked #92 of 178 Hotels in Sydney
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“Good Location”
Reviewed December 12, 2012

Situated along the George Street and very near to many shopping areas such as the Chinatown Street, Darling Harbour, World Square and Market City.

Along George Street, you could hop on the Free City Shuttle Service 555. This free Sydney CBD Shuttle runs every 10 minutes. The service operates in both directions on a loop from Central Station to Circular Quay via Elizabeth and George Streets.

Hours of operation are:

Weekdays: 9.30am to 3.30pm, with a late finish of 9pm on Thursday evenings.

Weekends: 9.30am to 6.00pm.


The room is spacious for the price that you are paying and a family suite comes with a bedroom and two bathrooms. The kitchenette is equipped with crockeries and utensils. Although the knife has a chip off, it can still be used.

Personally, I find the bed is too soft and bouncy, the toilet door produces creeking sound which can be quite unbearable at night.

  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

We stayed for 3 nights whilst on our honeymoon. The location was fantastic walking distance to everywhere we wanted to go. But it would have been nice if the hotel went out of their way to make our honeymoon feel special. Our room was clean but we were given no view whatsoever. We were on the ninth floor and our view was the side of another building, disappointing. We only found a couple of the staff helpful the rest were rude and poorly trained. Unfortunately the next time we go to Sydney we will be staying elsewhere.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 30, 2012

Stayed mid-week for one night, one adult and two kids aged 6 and 4. The room was great for us. The kids loved watching the busy intersection on George St below, and the Bubble Tea shop around the entry to the hotel. The convenience of the location was great for me. Around the corner from Chinatown and within a preschooler's walking distance to Darling Harbour. Breakfast was not good. The lobby was not much of a lobby, more like a busy thoroughfare and guests need a key to get into the (one) toilet in the lobby, but the hotel staff in the reception were really professional and helpful.

Breakfree has a feel of a long stay/residential apartment perhaps more suited to business travellers.

Stayed November 2012, traveled with family
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed November 29, 2012

We booked a five day stay at the Breakfree. We arrived at check in time to be told room was not ready> We went away and came back two hours later and room still was not ready. We were given another apartament which was too small for the four of us. We booked a two bedroom relying on pictures showing a larger living area. We were changed to another apartament which still wasnt as big as the one advertised. Our main criticism is that reception staff are not aware of local information, there is no storage space such as drawers for people staying longer than i day. (We lived out of our suitcase and there wasnt any floor space for them anyway) The second bedroom wardrobe is so small there is not enough room for two people. Lots of traffic noise which made sleeping difficult.

On the upside our towels were changed daily. Good location.

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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Reviewed November 27, 2012

Stayed for a week in the third week of October 2012. This was a good four star hotel around the corner from China Town and very close to Paddy's Market. Museum MRT is a 10 minute walk for a short trip to Circular Quay. The rooms were well appointed. We took a deluxe double and it had all the facilities; Wifi, tv, kitchenette, ironing board and iron, safe and fridge. Our room overlooked the tree lined China Town about 500 yards away and you could see Paddy's Market. Very helpful staff and the rooms were made up each day and the place was spick and span. Didn't eat in the restaurant but it appeared to be a very popular choice for guests. There is such a broad choice of restaurants in the area that we ventured out to a different one each evening. The hotel gave reductions on meals if booked the evening before eating. The hotel had two entrances, one onto George Street and another onto Sussex Street which is handy if you want to go to the Sydney Entertainment Center venue. Darling Harbour can be reached on foot through ChinaTown in 20 minutes. Great location and good price choice for us.

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  • Stayed October 2012, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed November 26, 2012 via mobile

Stayed for 2 night, overall an average hotel, couple of the male reception staff need customer service training and manners. Rooms are spacious but look very tired.. Location and female receptionists are the only positives about this hotel

  • Stayed November 2012
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed November 23, 2012

Breakfree on George was the perfect location for us. Close to China Town and Darling Harbour. We were able to walk to Circular Quey and many other attractions in the area. The staff on reception were so helpful, they even kept our bags on check out day for us at no charge. The only two negative things I would say is that it was hard to sleep some nights as it became quite noisy on some of the balconies of other rooms and the traffic was also a major factor in that, the other would be the bathroooms probably needed to be updated, they showed their aged. Other than that my girlfriends and I had a wonderful holiday in Sydney and would probably stay at this hote again if the occassion arose.

  • Stayed November 2012, traveled with friends
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Property: BreakFree on George
Address: Pacific International Apartmen 653 George St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia
Location: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Chinatown
Amenities:
Business Center with Internet Access Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#80 Luxury Hotel in Sydney
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree on George 4*
Number of rooms: 160
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located in Sydneys entertainment precinct, BreakFree on George Sydney offers accommodation to suit both business and leisure travellers. Just 35 minutes from Sydney airport and close to Capital Square Lightrail Station, Chinatown, The Star Casino, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Paddy's Market, Capitol Theatre, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour. BreakFree on George Sydney gives you access to all Sydney has on offer. The accommodation at BreakFree on George Sydney consists of studios, one and two bedroom apartments, all with high-speed broadband access, pay-to-view movies, selected Foxtel channels, lounge and dining area. Most apartments have private balconies (available on request), fully-equipped kitchen in two bedroom apartments, kitchenette in studios, one bedroom apartments, washer/dryer available in all two bedroom apartments, ISD/STD direct dial phones and voice mail message service, individually controlled air-conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. We offer guest services at BreakFree on George Sydney including 24 hour reception, concierge and same day laundry service. From your doorstep take a short stroll and sample the best that Sydney City has to offer with multi-cultural dining, vibrant night life and a host of bars, clubs and entertainment catering for all ages and budgets. If shopping is on your wish list, the designer boutiques of Pitt Street and the bustling market style of Sydneys famous Paddys Markets are both within close proximity of BreakFree on George Sydney. BreakFree on George Sydney caters to a diverse range of travellers and is well suited those looking for affordable inner-city accommodation. Please provide your own baby blankets for the Baby Cot. Maintenance Notice: BreakFree on George is planning an upgrade of rooms from 10 July until 15 October 2017. The hotel plans to minimise disruption towards all guests, but understands there will be some inconvenience incurred. For more information please contact the hotel directly. ... more   less 
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