My partner and I spent 3 weeks in various places in Australia and this hotel was our last before going home & by far was the worst. It was chosen for us by the tour company who assisted us putting our trip together & everything -flights, transfers & hotels were great, except this one. We arrived at 6pm to be told that our room wasn't ready yet due to an electrical problem! We were told it was only going to be 10 mins - 50 minutes later & offer of free breakfast for the next day, we finally got our room - we were exhausted by this time & very few places to sit & as it appears to be a through road to the opposite street - we were having difficulty avoiding getting bumped by the people walking through.
Our room was ok, very tired as already noted by several reviewers, bathroom (especially the door) needs renewed. The sofa looked a bit grubby so decided not to sit on it. The balcony was tiny but as the Chinese new year parade went by the hotel it was ideal to watch from - most of the other residents had to hang out of their windows.
I wouldn't bother with the breakfast, free, half price or otherwise - the worst buffet breakfast I have ever seen. A couple of choices of fruit juice - only a couple of inches at the bottom of the containers, white bread for toasting, coffee sachets or tea bags to add to the lukewarm water & 2 containers - 1 with grey coloured scrambled egg & the other with fat with bacon on. We had a bit of toast and left. It was served in the chinese restaurant & the waiter couldn't have cared less as all he did was text on his phone & grunt when we asked for some water to drink - he brought one small glass which wasn't even cold - disgusting.
The hotel is very close to the main station & buses. It is about 30 minutes walk from central quay but there is also regular free shuttle buses which take you there. Wouldn't choose to stay at this hotel again.
- 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. ... more less
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