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Review of BreakFree on George

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BreakFree on George
Ranked #86 of 179 Hotels in Sydney
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4 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
“Disappointed”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 5, 2013 via mobile

Stayed for three nights and was disappointed with traffic noise in bedroom on the ninth floor. I guess should be happy reception gave us some sheets for the sofa bed...may as well stayed at a backpackers. Issues with TV channels...reception didn't care or understand. Every time we asked reception for information they were more than helpful then we later would find it was not accurate. Water pressure sucked in the shower...very disappointed I know it was a deal but would not stay here again.

Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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Shellharbour, New South Wales, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2013

I had a really great deal, not cheap to stay in the area. Check-in was quick and friendly, Room was nice, clean, we got room 1207 which is a disabled room, Shower was cold, not water non-existant. When you walk into the lobby it smells like bad chinese, as there is a resturant in the same floor. Once in the lift cant smell it. Parking is NOT in building, but is next to capitol theatre, make sure to get your ticket validated. For the price i paid it was worth it, as we only slept overnight. But next time i will be taking my lady to a Nicer place to stay..

Room Tip: No views of anything,
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank Glenn M
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Sanchit G, Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, November 7, 2016
Dear Glenn M,

Thank you for taking time to share your experience with us.

We hope to get another opportunity to welcome you back in near future.
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Melbourne, Australia
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125 reviews
95 hotel reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 26, 2013

We stayed at the Breakfree on Georges for 3 nights and really enjoyed it. The staff was super nice. Bart at the front desk was friendly and suggested yummy restaurants! The room was a good size, with a kitchenette and sitting area. Location was brilliant! Don't expect a fancy hotel, just take it for what it is. Well priced for location and will definitely return.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank LouAndEm
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Aussie
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2013

A group of us stayed for the weekend at the Breakfree on George in Sydney. Our first suite was spacious and had the advantage of a large outside balcony area; very suitable for our friend's birthday celebration. However, when we first arrived we noticed the toilet door kept sticking. As the afternoon progressed the toilet door was harder to open finally culminating in a member of our party being locked in the toilet for an hour. The hotel finally sent someone to deal with the lock, but once it was dismantled no-one was able to close or shut the door for privacy. Very difficult in a mixed group. The next day we were told to move rooms with only one hours notice and the new room had less outdoor space and the most uncomfortable sofa bed I have ever experienced; the choice of a metal rod in the back or a large cavernous dip in the mattress. Before we checked out we had a discussion with the clerk at the desk about the service and standard of the rooms. He couldn't have been less helpful, wanting to argue about the size of the space rather than addressing the real problems; lack of services, inconvenience, rudeness and a torture bed! I wouldn't advise anyone to stay here as there are so many better alternatives in and around this location.

  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
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4 Thank LouiseAussie
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Perth, Australia
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27 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 23, 2013

My family stayed here in March of 2013. We couldn't get in to our usual hotel (Mantra on Bond) but the lady that worked for the hotel group insisted this hotel was amazing. (it is certainly no where near the standard of Mantra)

The hotel is tired and basic - it's not terrible but its not great.

There is an Asian restaurant that takes up most of the lobby and the smell is quite overwhelming. Our rooms smelt of Asian food for most of the stay.

We had a open plan apartment with a balcony overlooking a brick wall and tin roof.

The staff were friendly and the rooms were clean and with good natural light.

I would stay here again if I was on a budget, I would not stay for a great/luxury hotel experience - however you can't put a price on the buzzing location.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BGWtraveller
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UK
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42 reviews
24 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

We used this as our first stay in Sydney, it was pretty central for Darling Harbour, the monorail and the markets.
Apartment style accommodation was very clean and if we were staying longer would have been a good simple base for self catering.
Only negative was that the check in a bit chaotic, lots of customers(good) not many staff (not good)

Room Tip: If you don't like street noise ask to be at the rear of the hotel
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  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Pumski
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Alice Springs, Northern Territory, Australia
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104 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 22, 2013

Arrived and checked in, as soon as we walked in the room, we walked out as it stunk. Go back to Reception and get told that, apparently the room suffers from rising damp and thats why it smells.
So we got moved to a room, directly above Reception, right near a intersection, so no sleep, as it was noisy, would of thought that the windows were double glazed.
As we were checking out I organised to upgrade the room, for our return trip. Really disappointed as the last time I stayed it was wonderful.

Room Tip: No pool and not sure about the fitness centre.
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  • Stayed April 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank Nichole B
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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:
#74 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. ... more   less 
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