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BreakFree The Point
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21 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
“Nice stay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 9, 2011

We have stayed there 1 night in studio apartment.
It consisted of seperate living/kitchen area, bedroom and bathroom. Plently of space inside.Place was very big and clean. the kitchen equipment was on site (fridge, plates, forks, knifes, microwave etc). Heating was working very well. Furniture inside are in old country style and not brand new but all is fine and well maintained.
Our room was in first line from the like on the ground floor. We had lake view from our room and could enjoy to sun set.
The only problem was with the access if you have a big car - we had Toyota Land Cruiser so we had to be very carefull when driving around as the roads/paths are very narrow.
Overall Perfect place for short or even longer stay. However if you don't have a car it might be a problem as it's not that close to the main center. YOu will need to walk approx 20-30 min.

  • Stayed November 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
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canberra
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 7, 2011

This place has great views across Lake Wakitipu and the Remarkables. It is a 20-25 minutes walk into town, otherwise about a 5-10 minute drive. The no. 11 (yellow) bus is another option on Frankton Road. Reception is open 9-5, but there is a resident manager onsite.

When you enter the property there is a sign that says "luxury apartments" - these may have been luxury apartments when they first opened but they are starting to show signs of wear and tear. The apartment I stayed in was nice enough and had cable TV with 50 channels. However the appliances were dated (and a bit smelly e.g dishwasher), carpet was worn in stairwells, light globes needed replacement and some basic utensils like a chopping board were missing. There was mould in the shower recess and some mirrors were not clean. The balcony was tiny and I did not feel safe on it. There was no internet access. Apartments are not serviced so you need to empty bins etc and keep place clean yourself. There is no restaurant on the premises. The apartments in the complex are staggered on a hillside. The roads leading to the apartments are very steep. Reception is located half way down the complex and not at the entrance which seemed strange. Walking up and down roads is perilous. There is no path with steps and railing, just the road, so in winter if the road surface freezes over if it's wet, it's quite slippery and dangerous.

I probably wouldn't stay here again unless some improvements were made. There are better properties to stay at offering the same views but better quality apartments and service.

  • Stayed September 2011, traveled as a couple
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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1 Thank aus59
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Brisbane
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63 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2011

We stayed here as a family of four in August. We had a hire car whch was very handy as there is no way we could've walked into town. Also having roof racks on the car meant we couldn't get into our allocated carpark which meant leaving it out overnight to frost up and have the windows covered in ice in the mornings. Found the reception helpful enough but they are only there during certain hours. They were not there on Saturday morning when we left even though it was during opening hours. We left the keys in the room and left. Found the accommodation nice enough, the heater in the childrens room didn't work without rattling, no way you could use it. Yes the walls are very thin, could hear the man next door snort and snore all night - not pleasant. The views are magnificent though, and laying in bed looking at the mountain covered in snow was wonderful. Very steep hill into the accommodation and quite trecherous getting in and out of the carpark. Not sure we would stay there again only because it's so far out of town for us.

  • Stayed August 2011, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
Helpful?
Thank KM1000
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Sydney, Australia
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54 reviews
20 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2011

This is one of the best apartments I have ever stayed in. Sure you can sometimes hear through the walls but take a look at the view. It is quiet at night, You will sleep well. The owner will help you with your luggage and anything else you need. I am hard to please but this is one I would recommend. I would stay there again.

  • Stayed March 2010, traveled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank DavidMcDonald
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Adelaide
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10 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 9, 2011

Having spent many long hours reviewing apartments in Queenstown prior to our arrival, we were reasonably happy with our choice of BreakFree The Point for a 5 night stay for our family of four in a 2 bedroom apartment.
GOOD: fantastic views from large windows and small balcony over the lake to the Kelvin peninsular, reasonably spacious townhouse style apartment with undercover car parking. Well equipped kitchen, lounge had leather sofa and 2 chairs and a full size dining table to seat 6. Downstairs were two bedrooms, the main with a view over the lake. The apartment was serviced on the 3rd day of our stay. Although located on the low side of Frankton Road, traffic noise could not be heard in the apartment.
BAD: very steep driveways between the apartments to negotiate both by foot or in the car. You need to be very fit - no good for anyone infirm or with any disability. The apartment's balcony was disappointingly far oo small, could only seat 2 people and would have loved to have spent more time out there soaking in the sunshine and the views. Fairly expensive at $298 per night but maybe this is because of peak holiday time in Queenstown (Christmas to New Year). Too far to walk to Queenstown but not a problem if you have a car.
OVERALL: not quite as plush as we had hoped, but still worthy of being rated as a 4 star apartment and the uninterrupted 180 degree lake views made up for those things that did disappoint. If only that balcony had been twice the size it was!!!

  • Stayed December 2010, traveled with family
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Bebbsy
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Singapore, Singapore
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18 reviews
15 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 12, 2010

No service. Stayed there for 4 nights on a studio room. Not even a single day did they do housekeeping. Reception closes at 5 pm. Location not suitable unless you have a car. Rooms located downhill, so it is a steep walk. No bus stop nearby.

  • Stayed December 2010
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 1 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank rsky1124
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Nyngan, Australia
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7 reviews
4 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 24, 2010

We had two families with young kids stay in a 4 br townhouse which was the standard 3 br townhouse plus the downstairs studio which is normally rented separately.

Upstairs was the open plan kitchen, dining, and lounge area. Plenty of space of all of us with views to die for. I loved finishing off a day's skiing by pulling the lounge up to the picture window to drink tea and watch the lake and mountains change colour with the setting sun.

Bedrooms were clean, comfortable and spacious, providing ample space for the kids to play. Bathrooms were clean and spacious with great water pressure.

Kitchen was suitable, though the dishwasher was temperamental and some of the cooking implements could do with updating, but overall it was most satisfactory.

This location isn't a resort hotel. There's no room service and is run by an on-site manager who is usually available and always helpful. We wanted somewhere comfortable, clean, and spacious with self-catering facilities. This property ticked all our boxes.

  • Stayed July 2010, traveled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Location
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Sleep Quality
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Rooms
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Cleanliness
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Service
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Thank Tony2101
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Property: BreakFree The Point
Address: 239 Frankton Road | PO Box 1775, Queenstown 9300, New Zealand
Location: New Zealand > South Island > Otago Region > Queenstown
Amenities:
Free Parking Suites
Hotel Style:
Ranked #36 of 90 Specialty Lodging in Queenstown
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree The Point 4*
Number of rooms: 21
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Located just 1.5 Kilometres from the centre of Queenstown, BreakFree The Point offers a range of holiday apartment style accommodation ideal for families, couples and groups. Queenstown is a vibrant and picturesque city sitting on the shores of Lake Wakatipu and surrounded by The Remarkables mountain range. Renowned for adventure, during winter Queenstown is a haven for adrenalin snow sports lovers while summer sees visitors tramping through the mountain ranges. For the adrenalin junkies jet boating, bungy jumping, river surfing, whitewater rafting and heli-skiing are on offer while walking, sailing, hiking, climbing, fishing, cycling, golfing, skiing and mountain biking offers something for everyone. For a more relaxed holiday there is a great range of shopping and over 160 licensed bars, cafes and restaurants to try with a number of options positioned along the shores of Lake Wakatipu. The resort offers spacious studio, 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments. All feature ceiling fans, double glazed windows, laundry facilities including an iron and ironing board and Sky TV. Most accommodation includes views of Lake Wakatipu and 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom apartments have under-floor heating for the cold winters. Onsite guest services include secure undercover parking, in-room internet access and express checkout. Recreational facilities include a tennis court with lake and mountain views and a lakeside private jetty is just a one minute walk from the resort. ... more   less 
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