We stayed here as a family in December 2013. I had a little trouble finding the entrance using google maps, I called for directions and the lady was gracious and helpful.
All staff encountered were friendly and polite.
The apartment was on the fourth floor and it was tired and shabby.
The veneer was peeling off the vanity, there were scuff marks on the walls, dirty marks on the carpets, grubby grouting in the bathroom and lots of little chips in the bathtub. The silicone around the shower screen was awful, very mouldy. The overflow drain in the handbasin was revolting, not sure it had ever been wiped or cleaned and it was very slimy and dirty.
The kitchen was well stocked with utensils but it needed a really good clean. There were hairs, grime around the stove, coffee rings on the bench and grubby marks on the stainless backsplash.
The balcony door didn't lock, not such an issue on the fourth floor but the balcony itself was flat out dirty. There was bird poo, cigarette butts and the glass divider looked like it had never been cleaned.
The beds were very comfortable, nice linen. The spare blankets in the cupboard were old, frayed and worn. We found a child's toothbrush on the floor that certainly didn't belong to us.
The heating/air conditioning control was missing the faceplate, it was difficult to operate without this.
I was disappointed (it wasn't a cheap stay!) and based on my experience I would not recommend. We stayed one night and left.
- 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
- Darling Hotel On Collins