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BreakFree on Collins
Ranked #107 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed September 3, 2013

Hotel was close to everything I needed to go to, cheap midweek rate, reasonable room with adequate amenities. Bit of a pain having reception on 8th floor as I seemed to spend a lot of time in and out of lifts but other than that, the staff were pleasant, a little bit of street noise even from 11th floor but for a quick one night stay, it was fine.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed September 3, 2013

2nd time i have stayed here. Everything you need without the huge expense. Tram stop right outside door, safe location. Basic but has all you need. Short walk to Flinders St Station, and Degraves Lane and Port Phillip arcade , for all sorts of food. Very safe and clean. My only issue is no free wifi, which is something i consider a must these days.

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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled solo
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Reviewed August 26, 2013

This apartment was booked in desperation as there wasn't much left in Melbourne. It is in a great location and that's it. The Afro lady was very rude upon check in. They just don't care. This place is dirty small and badly maintained. The attitude is we couldn't care less! I would never stay again. We had a two bedroom. The flooring was dodgy in the tiny lounge area the lamp was broken it was not clean the bathroom was not detailed to a good standard. There was a party on our floor Saturday night so be prepared for noise and dirt. Horrible disgusting place.

Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
2  Thank Carolyn7310
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Reviewed August 19, 2013

Definitely agree with other reviews - wish I 'd read them prior to staying here. Really is great location, walking distance to shopping, Southbank, Flinders St station, sporting facilities & tram right out front door. Stayed in 2b/room apartment - good size living & b/room areas. Our apartment did come in clean & tidy, apart from the half hanging curtains & the massive stain across the curtain (couldn't work out if coffee or red wine). Reception area (8th floor) unwelcoming & lacks professional touches - be prepared to move your own baggage around. Better places to stay.

  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled with family
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2  Thank Rebecca C
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Reviewed August 10, 2013

Great city location opposite the trams and plenty of restaurants, cafes and entertainment nearby.
Bit disappointed as the maintenance needs attending to,. First room had power problems so we got moved to another two bedroom unit. This was clean but there was missing bathroom shelf, and the apartment is not spick and span. We stayed three nights and never had anyone attend to our room. If management/owners attended to the small things then i am sure their reviews would be better. I can understand the balcony not being available due to insurance issues. There was plenty of coffee and tea and the tv worked well. Would like to see the rooms professionally cleaned and carpets cleaned. Looking a bit tired. I did notice they were painting the skirting boards in the lift area so maybe they are beginning a facelift .

Room Tip: If you dont like the first room facilities (anything broken, dirry) go and complain and get another...
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  • Stayed: August 2013, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 7, 2013

In one word...this place was terrible. Never again. Our apartment was dirty and poorly cleaned. Mould in the bathroom tiles...marks on the wall...crap and dirt on the carpet and under the bed. Broken furnishings. Broken heating...rude staff. Definitely not value for money! Please dont waste your time with this place an all round poor level and standard of service.

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3  Thank BRT14
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Reviewed August 6, 2013 via mobile

To be honest this was the worst place I've ever stayed. Not only was the reception lady rude and indifferent. Our apartment was filthy crumbs on the floor bathroom not mopped and benchtop in kitchen with visable spills on the benchtop.

We went to reception and complained and were upgraded to a penthouse apartment. The layout was ok...walls are marked and dirty, mould growing on bathroom tiles etc. In the penthouse apartment the heating was also broken. Its winter in melbourne. We came back to our room to find it wide open and a tradie working in our bathroom.

The only thing this place had going for it was the location. For the price...I'd recommend staying somewhere else. Pretty average experience overall! Won't be staying here again!

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Address: 233 Collins St | Level 6, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
Kitchenette
Hotel Style:
Ranked #107 of 161 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range: $91 - $295 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree on Collins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
When you're staying in the heart of Collins Street you'd expect to pay more, but these self-contained apartments are a steal, fully equipped with everything you need from a dishwasher, stove and oven, broadband internet access and reverse cycle air-conditioning keeping you comfortable no matter what the Melbourne weather is dishing out. BreakFree on Collins features One or Two Bedroom Apartments that are modern and stylish. You'll love the location with free CBD City Circle tram on your doorstep, designer outlets, heritage buildings and department stores nearby. Go all hip in the intriguing little lanes that Melbourne is famous for or catch a bit of culture at the many art centres and museums. Of course there's sport, the Rod Laver Arena hosts the Australian Open, the AFL Grand Final is held at the MCG or you can catch a game at Docklands Stadium, then head on over to Fitzroy and Acland Streets St Kilda to get amongst the funky and colourful mix of restaurants, people and places. ... more   less 
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Also Known As:
Darling Towers On Collins Hotel Melbourne
Darling Hotel Melbourne
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