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BreakFree Director's Studios
Ranked #26 of 58 Hotels in Adelaide
Doncaster, United Kingdom
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59 reviews
25 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Very helpful staff”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 12, 2013

We used the Breakfree Directors Studios as a base for our Kangeroo Island Trip. We arrived very late but the staff were welcoming. We paid a small upgrade fee and the room that we stayed in was more than adequate for the two of us.

The bed was comfortable and the room was very clean.

The hotel looked after our luggage for us when we went off to do an overnight stay on Kangaroo Island.

Would recommmend if you are planning on doing the Kangaroo Island trip, however for exploring Adelaide it was not in the best position.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Vicky N
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear Vicky N,

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

I am pleased that you enjoyed your stay and I will certainly pass on your comments to the Team. It is though feedback like yours that we are able to monitor and improve our services where necessary.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios should your travel plans see you return to Adelaide.

Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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  • Location
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
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Melbourne, Australia
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14 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

We stayed here to attend the Womad Festival. It was a long walk in the heat and difficult to get public transport connections.
The unit was pleasant enough and catered well to two people, but it was sited at the rear of the building. There was a huge air-conditioning unit from the building behind that pumped out noise and extra heat all might. So we couldn't open our window at night, and were forced to add to CO2 emissions by leaving our own a/c unit on.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled as a couple
    • 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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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank DorelleD
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, April 14, 2013
Dear DorelleD,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Breakfree Directors Studios.

It is through your feedback that we are able to monitor and improve our services where necessary.

I was unaware that the outdoor air conditiong unit was noisy and this was possibily due to the extreme heat over that period, however I will get maintenance to check it.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios should your travels see you return to Adelaide.

Kind Regards

Cheryl Tavasci
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Perth, Australia
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13 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 24, 2013

To cities come together for the 60th birthday of my brother. Perth and Auckland meet at the BreakFree on Gouger for the big 60, six days in Adelaide was a great idea. We had rooms 312 and 311. Rooms had all that we needed. They had tea making facilities, microwave, mini bar if needed and the bed was so comfortable and quite. They were clean and fresh, serviced daily. We found the staff very happy and helpful. The local pub was a hop skip and a jumps. Manager, Tess and staff were very helpful with directions and on places to visit. We ate there twice Thai food to die for. Musimume Curry simple the best. We found our location to be central to everything and can not speck more higly of our stay. Well done everyone.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with family
    • 4 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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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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1 Thank bruceandfaye
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear bruceandfaye,
Thank you for taking the time to review your recent stay with us at Breakfree Directors Studios. I am pleased that you enjoyed yor time in Adelaide and had the chance to discover the many restaraunts close by.
I will certainly pass on your comments to the team and we look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios next time you visit Adelaide.
Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Perth, Australia
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2013

Room was adequate for 2 travelling adults but the room we were in 404 had no microwave. It was clean but my only concern was the slippery shower floor tiles. I actually slipped, luckily I got hold of the shower partition, otherwise it would have been disaster. I strongly suggest, management change the floor tiles.

  • Stayed March 2013, traveled with friends
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank taffy851
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, March 25, 2013
Dear taffy851,

Thank you for taking to time to write a review regarding your stay with us at Breakfree Directors Studios.
Your feedback is valuable for us not only to maintain but improve our guest services, the maintenance departement is reviewing the bathroom tiles.
We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios next time you are in Adelaide.
Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Gosford, Australia
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3 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2013

Great location being a short walk to the Central Markets,and Victoria square, form which you have access to public transport to everywhere else! Walking is easy in Adelaide, we even made it to the river front for New years eve and Rundell Mall on foot without too much effort. Great little pub next door.
Room was adequate. 2 adults and a 9 y.o for 4 days,and we didn't feel cramped. was well equipped, if a little tired . Sadly, smelly drains/ damp smell in our room, had to keep bathroom fan on to stop smell getting into the main room. Unless you're a fan of All-night Karaoke, request a room on the quiet side/ floors of the building on weekends.

Room Tip: Request a room on the top floor, east side, to get away from All-night karaoke,and footsteps from th...
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  • Stayed December 2012, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
2 Thank Grant758
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Grant 758,

Thank you for taking the time to review Breakfree Directors Studios, your feedback is valuable for us to maintain and improve our services. We are currently in the process of planning a refurbishment to our Studio Rooms in the near future.

As you have mentioned it is easy to get around the city with plenty of restaraunts and sights to see.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios next time you visit Adelaide.

Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Newcastle, Australia
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162 reviews
77 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 101 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012 via mobile

We stayed 3 nights prior to Xmas - no car - so was a little disappointed it was a bit of a walk - maybe 100 meters too far for comfort. However with a trendy pub next door with a good Thai cuisine and all that Gouger Street has to offer we soon become accustomed to the walk. We ate breakfast at the markets each morning then caught the free city tram to our point of interest.

The hotel itself has a sparse but functional reception. Rooms are large - ours had QS and a single bed, a sink, microwave - kitchenette. Yet the furnishings are basic. The TV sits on a low coffee table so watching it from the bed wasn't comfortable.

The bathroom has shower, toilet and basin but no storage area for toiletries. Everything is clean.

I would say that the facilities offered are at best 3 star and best suited for those with transport. So if you get a good deal on price then nothing at all wrong with the Breakfree.

  • Stayed December 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
1 Thank Granny-Mae
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Granny-Mae,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback regarding your stay with us at Breakfree Directors Studios.

Your feedback is valuable for us to maintain and improve our services, and we are looking to refurbish the Studio Rooms in the near future.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios next time you are in Adelaide.

Kind regards

Cheryl Tavasci
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Liverpool, Australia
Level Contributor
93 reviews
78 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2012

Studio Room ($144) was on the smaller side in this older building. However, its great value with a kitchenette, mini bar and comfortable QB. Continental b/fast pack $10 in room too (just bring fresh milk for cereal unless you like long life stuff). Work desk is small too and internet costs $$. Room had 2 single seaters to watch TV. No restaurant on-site but plenty to choose from closeby. Gaucho's is the pick for steak. Bathroom was bit small with the shower in the bath. Staff were very helpful at check in. Features low cost ($10) car parking too.

Room Tip: Studio's are probably the better option for business travellers.
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  • Stayed November 2012, traveled on business
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Brad290
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BFDIR, General Manager at BreakFree Director's Studios, responded to this review, January 6, 2013
Dear Brad290,

Thank you for taking the time to write a response regarding your stay at Breakfee Directors Studios.

Your feedback is important to us to maintain and improve our services, I will certainly pass on your comments to the staff.

We look forward to welcoming you back to Breakfree Directors Studios should your travel plans see you return to Adelaide.

Kind regards
Cheryl Tavasci
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Property: BreakFree Director's Studios
Address: 259 Gouger St, Adelaide, South Australia 5000, Australia
Location: Australia > South Australia > Greater Adelaide > Adelaide
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access
Hotel Style:
#2 Best Value Hotel in Adelaide
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree Director's Studios 3.5*
Number of rooms: 61
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located within close proximity to the thriving central business district and major Adelaide city attractions, BreakFree Directors Studios is suited to both business and leisure travellers. Offering guests a choice of studio and hotel style rooms comfortably furnished with modern amenities spread over two buildings. Both rooms feature contemporary furnishings and modern amenities, with air-conditioning, TV and wireless internet access(fee). BreakFree Directors Studios offers a host of facilities to meet the needs of business and leisure travellers. We offer guests 24-hour reception, room service (specified hours only) same day laundry service (fee), babysitting service (fee), guest laundry with washing machine, dryer, iron and ironing board. There is also limited car parking available (subject to availability, fees apply). Directors Studios offers free luggage storage for guests that require their bags to be left for the day or overnight. Entertainment and shopping are all within walking distance and include Chinatown, the Central Markets, Rundle Mall, Adelaide Convention Centre, Adelaide Festival Theatre and cosmopolitan restaurants. Only a two minute walk to Adelaide's famous Gouger Street, the main restaurant precinct of the city, BreakFree Directors Studios is located close to the Art Gallery of South Australia, South Australian Museum and State Library. BreakFree Directors Studios is a boutique hotel situated in the heart of Adelaide City, offering comfortable accommodation at an affordable price. BreakFree Directors Studios is a NON SMOKING hotel. ... more   less 
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