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BreakFree Director's Studios
Ranked #26 of 57 Hotels in Adelaide
Level 3 Contributor
10 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
“Hard to find and out of the way”
Reviewed August 23, 2008

We choose this hotel for our last night in Adelaide as we had been staying with family. On arrival we struggled to find reception and was advised by a patron in the bar next door. The woman on reception was very helpful and upgraded our room so that we did not need to go back into the cold. The room was clean and comfortable but the only opening window revealed part of what we assumed was the roof and several brick walls making the outlook claustrophobic. The heating in the room was very confusing as the remote did not display the temparture. In the morning we discovered that the hotel was right across the road from the Aust Post depot and a good 20 minutes walk away from Rundle Mall. However for the price and the fact that it was only for one night - we got what we paid for. Our next stay in Adelaide will be on North Terrace.

  • Liked — Reasonably priced considering we were going straight to the airport, close to restaurants
  • Disliked — hard to locate reception, out of the way
  • Stayed July 2008, traveled with family
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Kernow
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed August 21, 2008

We arrived about lunchtime after 28hrs travling from the uk.
Its realy easy to find and good secure parking.
We stayed for 10 days and were very impressed with the hotel and all the staff were very polite and helpfull.
Going to stay there again this year.

  • Liked — Clean, tidy and quiet
  • Disliked — Australian TV
  • Stayed June 2007, traveled as a couple
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1 Thank cornish_busdriver
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Auckland
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5 reviews
5 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2007

We were a bit surprised when we walked into our studio room which we had paid extra for and it was dark and tired looking in comparison to the website photos. The windows were frosted so the was no view although the room likely wouldn't have had one anyway. However, the room was clean and quiet, the bed was comfy, the staff were very friendly and the shower was great. The location was good too - about 5 minutes up the road from many good bars and restaurants and walking distance to Rundle Mall. We would probably choose another Hotel next time though.

  • Disliked — The darkness of the room
  • Stayed November 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank Neatybeet
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Darwin, Australia
Level 2 Contributor
8 reviews
8 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed August 23, 2007

After booking the room through the hotel's website (and getting a fairly good price thanks to a winter special) we arrrived at the hotel. It is a little confusing, as there is a bar a couple of doors up named "The Directors" but after sorting this out we borrowed the hotel's bag trolley. Reception was polite and helpful. The room was smallish but comfy with a good size bed (and another single), the bathroom clean and well stocked with bathroom stuff, and overall the room was good. The hotel is a short walk to Victoria Square (city center), a shorter walk to the central markets and heaps of fantastic restaurants (I suggest the Indian Brasserie), and a 15 min walk to Rundle Mall.

  • Liked — Comfy bed
  • Disliked — Not much
  • Stayed August 2007, traveled as a couple
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2 Thank bicepman4000
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Perth, Australia
Level 3 Contributor
16 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
Reviewed May 12, 2007

Stayed overnight on business, work organised the accomodation so I can't comment on value-for-money. Small hotel, friendly and helpful reception staff. Room was small but not pokey. It was nice and clean, the bathroom was okay. Great water pressure and hot water. Beds had lovely crisp white sheets and were really comfy!! I had a great nights sleep! My only complaint would be the pillows which were too soft and disappeared to nothing when you lay on them (I ended up using the pillows from the other bed as well). Easy walk to loads of great restaurants. Would stay here again.

  • Liked — the bed
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Stayed April 2007, traveled on business
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6 Thank hedlander6722
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south australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed January 1, 2007

The hotel rooms here are terrible! They are small, noisy and the reception staff are rude. We stayed here and were put in the "hotel" rooms, the room that we were in was one room away from an area where a concert was going until well after 1am the next morning, on raising this as an issue we were told it was not the hotel's problem. On check out I handed a letter of complaint to reception which I specifically stated I wanted a response from, more than a month later I am yet to receive anything from the hotel. We would never stay here again.

Stayed December 2006
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8 Thank norman_betty
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Central Ohio
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6 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
Reviewed October 21, 2006

After a 15 hour flight from LA thru Aukland, Melbourne and the trials of retreiving baggage, locating a taxi that could handle 7 huge bags 2 adults and 2 teens, we arrived at Director's, not knowing what to expect. Don't let the small check-in reception put you off, the rooms are great! We had two rooms - one for the parents and one for the teenagers and both were exceptionally clean and neat. We had a few anxious moments to get the heater to work, but if one reads the instructions (Duh!) left on the writing desk, it all is good. Water pressure and plentiful hot H2O was so appreciated. Beds were comfy. We had a full kitchenette in both rooms and the supplies were just what we needed - tea, coffee, milk in the fridge and cold water in a pitcher.

Best yet, we had to check out the next am to take the bus and ferry over to Kangaroo Island and were stressing about all that luggage! The front desk staff suggested at our check-in, that it would be OK if we left some of what we didn't need at the hotel in a locked bin, to pick up on our return trip. That was so wonderful and made the whole SA leg of our journey much easier.

I highly recommend Directors and commend their management team for providing us first-time visitors to OZ a huge welcome!

  • Liked — The location, the staff and the cleanliness
  • Disliked — nothing
  • Tips/Secrets — a great lodging at a super price
  • Stayed July 2006, traveled with family
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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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