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Tasmania
Reviewed 25 November 2016

We were only there one night and found it very convenient to access the CBD. The air conditioning was the only complaint we had as it did not work efficiently. Would definitely stay there again when in Melbourne.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Evening diannel, Thanks for the review. Sorry to hear the aircon wasn't on full output during your stay. I'll have our maintenance team make sure the units are optimized. Kind Regards

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

From the filthy reception area carpet, smelly, dirty lifts and shabby corridors this place is appalling. My room was 914. The carpet and furniture so dirty in the lounge area that I wouldn't go into the room. Something I don't normally do, but there were alarm bells, I pulled back the sheets, a dirty blob and smear on the top...

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Jude, I am sorry to hear you had such an experience in terms of cleanliness. Its good to hear the staff were able to find a suitable solution and upgrade you to the 'superior' room type - these have had new flooring, furniture, beds and window furnishings installed (negating the weathered carpet in our un-refurbished rooms). Our corridor...

Gothenburg, Sweden
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Perfect central location and very nice apartment with fully equipt kitchen. Only minus is lack of teve channels. Many of them didn't work. But still very pleased with our stay and could recommend this hotel for couples staying more than one night.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Afternoon yng, Thanks for the review and glad to hear the location suited you well. Just looking towards our foxtel upgrade to digital in the near future which will give our guests a much better array of channels. Hope to see you again soon. Kind Regards

Ipoh, Malaysia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Friendly staff. Clean, spacious and adequately furnished apartment. Daily housekeeping provided. I particularly liked the refreshments on offer in the reception. However, it would be helpful if there were adaptors available for hire or borrow for guests like myself who had forgotten to bring along.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Evening Misty. Thanks for leaving a review. Brilliant to hear we exceeded your expectations. The welcome refreshment stand is a great rekief after an airport trip or on a hot day and the iced tea has been hot property of late. We have definitely taken your advice about upping our adaptor stock. We did have 4 on the property...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2016

we have now stayed for the 6th time over the last three years and we have loved every moment. great location , great rooms , great staff. we would not stay anywhere else in Melbourne. you walk out the door and its all there.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Afternoon George, Brilliant to hear you had another good stay. Thanks for taking some time out to jot down a comment or two about the property. We enjoy having you and look forward to making it 7 in 3yrs shortly. Kind Regards

Hong Kong
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Arrived around 10 am at the property, but it's surprised that the room was ready and enable for us to check in. Everything is good in the apartment, it's bright, pretty new, clean and tidy. The location is perfect for exploring Melbourne, many food shops around.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Morning Wing, Oh what a wonderful day when the room is ready that early. I would love to say that it's supreme management but I must admit there's a lot of elements that need to fall in line for this to happen. Really glad you appreciated it. We look forward to seeing you again for further Melbourne exploration. Kind...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Great location, parking was a bit tricky and reception needs to be providing luggage trolley facility. Rooms were very spacious and clean and certainly very close to Flinders Street station - just the car parking that was difficult

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Suzanne, Thank you for your review and feedback - sorry to hear the parking arrangements were a bit tricky, definitely a bit squished in the middle of the CBD. We do try to offer 2 parking options in a price v location kind of decision. Onsite - AOC Carpark (restricted hours) - $36 for 24hrs Offsite - Wilsons...

Perth (Tasmania), Australia
Reviewed 23 November 2016

Our accommodation in October was very pleasant, excellent apartment, we have stayed at breakfree on collins before and it only gets better, we were very pleased with the friendly staff, clean apartment, and very good price, we will stay there again when we return to Melbourne.

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Lynn, Thanks so much for taking some time to leave some comments about your Breakfree Experience. It's wonderful to hear you keep coming back and that all our projects and hard work are paying off in terms of product and service delivery uplift. We will continue to forge a new path in this area with the corridor and...

Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 23 November 2016

BreakFree on Collins is in a wonderfully convenient, central locality to stay in Melbourne, with the Collins St tram right outside the door! The apartments were clean and quite spacious and well-equipped. We found the street noise did not bother us. It is worth noting for groups with 2 apartments, though, that your key only allows you to get off...

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Adrian L, General Manager at BreakFree on Collins, responded to this review

Good Afternoon Sue, Thanks so much for leaving a review. Its great to hear you enjoyed the central location for your Melbourne adventures. I'm sorry to hear we were not able to get your group on the same floor on this occasion, I am sure the staff would have done their best to make this happen. We look forward to...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Very keenly price, very central, Clean linen daily, Stayed 8 nights. We would like a small dining table and chairs as we had previously. The new Sofa was too soft and low for our liking. Rather hard to get out of. All in all, we will stay there again.

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Good Morning Mary, Thanks for taking the time to leave a review and some feedback on the new furniture pieces we've placed in our refurbished rooms. We do keep a couple of dining settings on hold for specific guest requests (especially those staying for lots of nights) so please let us know should the room not provide and we'll make...

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Central Business District
Full of discovery and delight, Melbourne’s laneways tease the imagination long after you’ve put your weary feet up to rest. They weave through the heart of the city: cafes, bars, restaurants and boutiques, throbbing with conversation and espresso coffee. You never quite know what you’ll find around the next corner: cobblestone alleys, old beer barrel hoists and even vats of simmering organic soup. There is the air of Berlin in the street art, a touch of Paris in the umbrella-shaded cafes and, reminiscent of Rome, eateries tucked away in the most unlikely of places. Perhaps you might want a break and cross the Yarra River to Southbank - walk along the promenade, bask in the sun at a waterside bar and decide whether to go to the nearby casino or book a ticket at the Melbourne theatre company.
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When you're staying in the heart of Collins Street you'd expect to pay a lot more, but these self-contained apartments are an absolute steal. BreakFree on Collins Apartments (formerly Darling Towers) are fully equipped with absolutely everything you need from a dishwasher to stove and oven to broadband internet access. The reverse cycle air-conditioning keeps you comfortable no matter what the Melbourne weather is dishing out. BreakFree on Collins features One or Two Bedroom Apartments that are modern, stylish and comfortable. You'll love the location with free CBD City Circle tram right on your doorstep, designer outlets, heritage buildings and famous 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 one of many exciting games at Docklands Stadium. You won't want to miss the Melbourne Cup and the rest of the Spring Racing Carnival or perhaps you just want to head on over to Fitzroy and Acland Streets St Kilda to get amongst the funky and colourful mix of restaurants, people and places of interest. Choose from One or Two Bedroom Apartments and Deluxe Apartments or take in the views across the city and go right to the top in a BreakFree on Collins Apartment with Balcony. No matter what your budget or how many of you are travelling, we have an apartment to suit. You'll have 24 hour access to reception, tour desk, secure parking nearby and everything in the usual BreakFree friendly style. Your room includes broadband internet access, fully equipped kitchen, laundry facilities, hairdryer, all amenities as well as tea and coffee making facilities. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BreakFree on Collins

Address: 233 Collins St | Level 6, Melbourne, Victoria 3000, Australia
Region: Australia > Victoria > Melbourne > Central Business District
Amenities:
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Price Range: $122 - $287 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3.5 star — BreakFree on Collins 3.5*
Number of rooms: 80
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Also Known As:
Darling Towers On Collins Hotel Melbourne
Darling Hotel Melbourne
Darling Hotel On Collins
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