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BreakFree on Collins
Ranked #112 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Reviewed August 21, 2009

Having never been to Melbourne, found Darling Towers on internet. Average rate over our 7 night stay was only $200 for three adults. Walking distance to shopping, trams restaurants, MCG, Federation Square. We were able to access our room by 1.00 pm and were treated to an upgrade to a pleasantly spacious two bedroom apartment with balcony. Staff were courteous and we had no problems during our stay. Rooms were very clean, beds comfortable and apartment quiet at night. Monitored security welcome.

  • Stayed: August 2009, traveled with family
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Reviewed August 18, 2009

Location was extremely convenient, as it was just off the corner of Collins St and Swanston St in Melbourne CBD. Supermarkets, shops, cafes, cinemas, train station, tram stops.. just about everything was within short walking distance - which was great!

Our apartment was a lot more modern than I had expected it to be, with clean stainless steel kitchen and spacious bathroom. The apartment in general was a lot more spacious than I had imagined to be, and had just about all the amenities that we needed for the two nights stay. Heating and air conditioning also worked very well.

We received great service from beginning to end, and everything was made really easy.

If I had to say something I didn't like about the stay, it was the fact that we had to take two separate elevators up to reach our apartment. It was kind of like a maze through the corridors and took a bit more time getting in and out of the apartment building.

But overall, it was a very pleasant stay and I would definitely stay at Darling Towers again. =)

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

I found Darling Towers online, i liked the central location, suited my needs perfectly.
Whilst there i held a board meeting with my 2 Melbourne partners, both were very surprised in seeing the room. I have since told numerous friends what a perfect location i found. The facilities are second to none, everything that i needed. As i travel to Melbourne frequently i'll have no hesitation in booking my accommodation as my regular Hotel in Central Melbourne. Fantastic.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed August 17, 2009

A lovely apartment in a great location right in the heart of Collins St. On arrival we were upgraded to a two bedroom apartment which was a nice surprise.
A very well equipped apartment even down to decent sized casserole dishes and mixing bowls if you wished to whip a meal. They also have good crockery including mugs and good glasses for that glass of wine. The apartment had everything we needed including a washing machine and dryer if we really felt the need to do washing. There is a small balcony with table and chairs to take in some fresh air and to sit and watch the sun going down. The apartment was also very quiet which is great for a city location.
Trams are right outside the door if needed and there are many eating places within walking distance. Try Degraves Lane for good coffee (of course, it is Melbourne) and lots of food choices.
We had a great stay and the convenience and comfort of Darling Towers means we'll stay with them again.

  • Stayed: July 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed July 27, 2009

darling towers is situated in a great location in the city. close walk to public transport, shopping, night spots and more.
Apartment was a reasonable size and good value for money.
Parking can be a bit hard to find and hard to lug your suitcase to.

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled on business
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Reviewed July 25, 2009

This was our second stay at Darling Towers on Collins. We were so pleased with every aspect of our accommodation during our stay last December that we didnt entertain the possibilty of staying anywhere else when deciding to return in June. Our next visit to Melbourne is planned for January and again Darling Towers is where will stay. We particulary appreciated the acknowledgement of our stay as return customers and the subsequent reduction in room rate. This was after already having been given a reduction when booking. We appreciated also our room being made ready for our mid morning arrival and the unexpected upgrade to a two bedroom apatment. Two of our friends have already stayed at Darling Towers (one at South Yarra) based on our reccommmendation and have been equally pleased.
Jeffrey and Amanda

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled as a couple
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Reviewed June 28, 2009

Stayed at Darling Towers on Collins for four nights and loved the apartments. Went to the Pink concert and shopping. Everything was right outside the front door literally - tram stops, arcades, malls, cafes, shops, shops and more shops. Lovely clean rooms, quiet for middle of the city and fully equipped kitchen. The check-in was easy and they organised our pick-up for Skybus to the airport. Very, very nice place !!

  • Stayed: June 2009, traveled with friends
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Address: 233 Collins St | Level 6, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Location: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
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Kitchenette
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Ranked #112 of 162 Hotels in Melbourne
Price Range: $93 - $271 (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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