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BreakFree on George
Ranked #94 of 175 Hotels in Sydney
Melbourne, Australia
1 review
“Excellent customer service”
Reviewed February 26, 2014

I was so impressed with the reception staff and reservation team at Breakfree on George as I had a Groupon voucher which due to small print wasn't actually valid for my stay, they honoured the voucher for one night and offered me a discount for the 2nd. The location is fantastic for shops, sight seeing, restaurants, public transport. I also found it really useful to have a kitchen area for snacks, cold drinks etc compared to a hotel. Rooms spacious and clean although a little bland

Room Tip: probably better to be higher up as you are on George st which is one of the main streets in Sydney C...
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled with friends
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear janeyrob69,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay with us.

I do appreciate comment especially on both reception and reservation team.
Thank you so much for your 5 star review, it is very important to us as a measure of how well we are performing.

We'll look forward to welcoming you back again soon.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

My sisters and I returned to Breakfree for a long weekend, we visited this property about 18 months ago. This visit was equally as pleasant as our last, while the rooms are dated they are clean comfortable and offer everything we needed. We rented two open plan apartments, they have two bathrooms, a bedroom and two single beds in the living area, we had more than enough space, even when all 8 of us were "visiting"the other room. The central location was great, right next to China Town, the Capitol Theater and lots and lots of great shopping. For something so close to the city, and transport, as well as Darling Harbour you really can't ask for any more. I have read here that the front of house staff are indifferent, that is not my experience, I found them helpful and only too happy to help us, we had a little mishap with a jar we had purchased and needed some help cleaning up, this was done not only very quickly but the man who came was really friendly and vacuumed up our mess quickly. Not sure you can expect more than that, perhaps people act according to how you treat them.

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with family
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear jenwild,

Thank you very much for your 2nd time review and taking time to share your impressions from recent stay at BreakFree on George.

I am naturally delighted that your second visit was pleasant as your previous stay and especially to read the comments on the staff.

We look forward to welcoming you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed February 23, 2014

We stayed here for the weekend when visiting Sydney to see the Lion King. It's really close to the theatre, which was our reason for staying there. The hotel was very clean and the rooms quite spacious with a lovely bath. We had a room on the 2nd floor facing onto George St. I highly recommend requesting a room on an upper level as there was a lot of street noise and we found it quite difficult to sleep.

The hotel is just around the corner from Paddy's Markets and it takes about 30-40 minutes to stroll down to Circular Quay.

Room Tip: Definitely request a higher floor
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  • Stayed February 2014, traveled with friends
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear. Kerryn A,

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with BreakFree on George.

I am naturally disappointed to read your comments on the noise issues you experienced during your stay, but delighted to read that you found our room clean and spacious.

Unfortunately being in such a central location can sometimes attract noise on the street.
However to ensure pleasant stay for our guests we are looking at number of options to minimize street noise.

Thank you again, I look forward to welcoming you back soon.

Regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Reviewed February 18, 2014

We stayed here as we were visiting our daughter who is working on The Tall Ships in Sydney harbour . As we were there for 18 nights it was an ideal location , within easy walking distance to Darling harbour and from the back entrance right in the heart of China town which was amazing as we were there for the Chinese New Year. The front entrance is on George street and a free 555 bus stop is just a few steps away , the bus goes all the way down George street and ends at Circular quay .The Capitol Theatre is opposite the hotel . We arrived on an early morning flight and we were able to get our room by 10am . The staff were very accomodating and always had a smile nothing was to much trouble .Make sure you have the address of the hotel as we found that the taxi drivers from the airport did not know where it was as we did not have 653 on our invoice from our agency only the name of the hotel and therefore the fare was more expensive than it should have been .

Room Tip: A high room is best as it can be noisy from the traffic on George street, we stayed on the 10th floo...
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  • Stayed September 2013, traveled with family
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, March 6, 2014
Dear Angie20003,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay.

Our central location and accommodating staff are the biggest asset at BreakFree on George. We are glad you enjoyed your time away from home and look forward to welcoming you back on next opportunity.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Tweed Heads, Australia
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Reviewed February 16, 2014

My partner & I stayed here for 3 nights in December before Christmas. I called one day prior to ask for directions on the best transportation to the hotel, and the gentleman was very lovely and helpful. We had a delayed flight so arrived late, but that wasn't a problem as there is always staff at the service desk. Staff were not overly friendly but not rude either. The hotel has a Chinese restaurant opposite the service area.
Room was very clean and spacious. House keeping was done every day. Was noisy once you open the door to the balcony for obvious reasons, but when closed you could hardly hear anything. Only negative we had was the room got stuffy having the door closed and we had to use the air conditioning the whole time we were there because of that reason.
They held our luggage for free until we needed to get our flight home. They also stored our bag with our laptop etc. behind the desk so it would be safe.
Overall we had a great stay, the location was perfect considering what exploring we did, would recommend/stay again!

  • Stayed December 2013, traveled as a couple
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear Rhiannon W,

Thank you for your recent review of BreakFree on George.

Its pleasing to see that you found the hotel clean and comfortable plus our central location is an added bonus. Our Front Desk team are always there to assist our guests with direction, tours etc.

We hope you had a brilliant time in Sydney and hope to see you again in the near future.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed February 14, 2014

I stayed here on recommendation because it was close to the Capitol Theatre as I was in Sydney to see a show. The location was fantastic, it was very close to the theatre and a great location to do a bit of shopping as well as cruise down by the harbour.
The staff were exceptional, we were welcomed with smiles as soon as we walked in. We had a guy by the name of Jack look after us and he was fantastic, he was so helpful, polite and friendly. The room itself was basic but clean and tidy and perfect for what we were there for.
This is a great hotel if you are looking for something basic with a great location!

  • Stayed February 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear 13highflyer,

Thank you so much for such a positive review.
I am glad to hear that you chose our hotel based on recommendation and pleased to see that you enjoyed your stay.

Thank you for making the special mention of Jack, we have passed on the feedback but its always special to get the feedback from our guests.

Thank you again and we hope to see you again the next time you travel to Sydney.

Kind regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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Cairns, Australia
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Reviewed February 4, 2014

We booked in twice on a Groupon voucher, so it was half price. Very good deal and close to everything. Free bus stop outside the door of hotel, Starbucks over the road, a couple of blocks from Central Station, 5mins walk to Darling Harbour, Market City/Haymarket and right in the middle of China Town.
The hotel was very clean and staff extremely friendly and helpful. The beds and pillows were very comfortable. We didn't notice the traffic noise when we stayed before our cruise as it was higher up. On our second stay, we arrived from the ship at 9am and asked to leave our bags there until check in and our room was ready! We were so grateful. We stayed on the second floor and the traffic noise was BAD. It was so bad, we thought the windows were open, but they weren't. Overall we thought it was good value for money, but would suggest they double glaze the windows to prevent the loud noise.

Room Tip: Ask for a room higher up.
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  • Stayed January 2014, traveled as a couple
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Rina P, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on George, responded to this review, February 17, 2014
Dear sunjewel258,

Thank you for taking the time to provide the feedback on your recent stay, I am sorry you were
disappointed with noise level in the room. We are looking into ways of minimising noise via better control on the Hotel and changing of the window frames.

I am delighted that you enjoyed your stay and found the hotel comfortable and friendly.

Once again thank you for choosing to stay with us and we look forward to seeing you again in the near future.

Regards,

Rina Park
Front Office Manager
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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:
#79 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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