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Breakfree Peninsula
Dunedin, New Zealand
Level 5 Contributor
64 reviews
22 hotel reviews
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“We weren't disappointed”
Reviewed 3 June 2012

Having previously stayed at the Breakfree Longbeach and enjoyed that, we we encouraged to go to the Peninsula this time because of the good reviews and responses despite having to pay an extra $14 per night. We were not disappointed.

The service from Adil Fitter and his team was top notch. Following a comment from us, an upgraded flat screen tv arrived (thanks to a prompt response from the unit owners) and a sticking balcony door was repaired, both the next day.

The location is great being across the road from the beach, a couple of blocks south of Cavill Ave and close to the restaurant precinct of Surfers. We had meals at Alfresco, Saw Thai and Nicolinis and a takeaway pizza from Alli's - all within 5 minutes walk.

We were on the 10th floor which enabled us to see what was going on at the beach but not see the panaromic views of the coast that would be possble from higher floors (but may also bring nervousness from extreme heights). The unit had very good lounge and dining furniture - obviously very new - and good cane balcony chairs that suffered by being blown around in the strong winds we experienced over a couple of days.

The hotel facilities are good but will be better when wireless internet access becomes available. I understand it is imminent just needing to be tested and turned on. We made good use of the heated pools and spa plus the barbecues. On-site parking,as provided, is a must in this area.

This helped make a good holiday experience in Surfers.

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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, General Manager at Breakfree Peninsula, responded to this review, 27 June 2012
Dear J_M30a,

Thank you for taking the time to post your review about your recent stay at Breakfree Peninsula.

I am very happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us. Customer service and guest satisfaction is our main aim and the team remains fully focussed to ensure that our guests are well looked after. Maintenance issues do arise from time to time but our timely action ensures that guests are not inconvenienced.

WiFi is now available at Breakfree Peninsula. I am delighted to hear that you enjoyed all our facilities and found our location to be within walking distance to restaurants, shopping, beach and other amenities.

I look forward to welcoming you again at Breakfree Peninsula on your next visit to the Gold Coast.

Regards

Adil Fitter
General Manager
Breakfree Peninsula
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Adelaide, Australia
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Reviewed 31 May 2012

our stay was amazing!!the appartment was beautiful,clean and modern..the balcony was spectacular the views of sunrise were just breathtaking.and being so close to the beach for 7 days straight was a dream.walking distance to the mall was handy when we went out we could hardly wait to get back to our room..the pools were fun heated inside and outside which was lovely because we have a 5 year old who was loving it.My partner and i both used the gym the treadmills were top quialty and the covenience of being on holiday and exercisiing too was excellent. we come up once a year and will defenately be saying here again...thank u

Room Tip: we got a corner suite on the 12th floor amazingly bright and not to close to the street so the noise...
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled with family
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Adil1, General Manager at Breakfree Peninsula, responded to this review, 1 June 2012
Dear lib2878,

Thank you for sharing such a wonderful feedback on the Trip Advisor forum.

I am delighted to hear that you and your family had an amazing stay with us. I am happy to hear that we exceeded your expectations in all respects.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family to Breakfree Peninsula again on your next visit to the Gold Coast.

Regards

Adil Fitter
General Manager
Breakfree Peninsula
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australia
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Reviewed 28 May 2012

While the room we stayed in looked like it was decorated for a scene of Miami Vice (pastel's and wicker), the view and service more than made up for it. The view is spectacular and it's proximity to the beach and shops made it perfect. The balcony view is The staff were very friendly and helpful. The pool and BBQ area's were well maintained as was the gym (to be honest I was on holiday so I didn't use the gym). Our only issue was no free WiFi. We will be back....

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adil1, General Manager at Breakfree Peninsula, responded to this review, 31 May 2012
Dear Bertuzzi,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay.

I am glad that you enjoyed your stay with us and found our location to the beach and local attractions convenient.

WiFi is getting installed at the moment and will be up and running in a week's time.

I look forward to welcoming you back at Breakfree Peninsula on your next visit to the Gold Coast.

Regards

Adil Fitter
General Manager
Breakfree Peninsula
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed 27 May 2012

My husband and I have just returned from a 4 night stay at the Breakfree Penninsula.

The best thing about this complex is the spectacular view from the balcony. Incredible!!

The tv channels offered excellent choice and the rooms where spacious with everything you need for a self catering stay.

We were disappointed however about the cleanliness of the apartment and the really old shabby decor - felt we had stepped back into the olden days. Cupboards etc were dusty/dirty and some even padlocked or screwed closed which we thought a bit weird! Definitely in need of major updating.

The worst thing about our stay was the fact our corridor and therefore room smelt really really bad of cigarette smoke. In this day in age you don't expect to have a strong smoke smell inside the building. Really disappointing.

For these two reasons we regret to say we would not stay in this complex again although the views are hard to beat.

Room Tip: Ask if there are non smoking floors available if you don't like to smell bad.
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adil1, General Manager at Breakfree Peninsula, responded to this review, 31 May 2012
Dear Christine G,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay. I am sorry to hear that you were disappointed with some aspects of your stay.

I have noted your comments about the decor and cleanliness of the apartment allocated for your booking. I will forward your concerns to our Housekeeping Supervisor for necessary action. I will also be contacting the owner of the apartment to discuss refurbishment of their apartment as suggested by you.

I have forwarded your comments about the smoke smell to the Body Corporate Caretaker to investigate further.

I would like to invite you back to Breakfree Peninsula and will ensure that you will have no cause for complaints at all. Please feel free to contact me directly when you are visiting the Gold Coast again.

Regards

Adil Fitter
General Manager
Breakfree Peninsula
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new zealand
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2012

stayed for 6 nights in very nice unit (D). has all amenities you want and close to the centre with beachfront views and very good service,highly recommended

  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
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Adil1, General Manager at Breakfree Peninsula, responded to this review, 1 June 2012
Dear tmjj,

Thank you for your brief feedback about your recent stay at Breakfree Peninsula.

I am pleased to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us and was well satisfied with our apartments, the location and our service.

I look forward to seeing you again at Breakfree Peninsula on your next visit to the Gold Coast.

Regards

Adil Fitter
General Manager
Breakfree Peninsula
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Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
Reviewed 17 May 2012

The Peninsula is exceptionally well located across the road from a patrolled beach, the apartments are exceptionally spacious, there both outdoor pools as well an indoor pool with spa when the weather is 'unkind'. You are close enough to Cavill Ave to walk, but far enough away to avoid the noise and the hoons.

Room Tip: Some rooms have recently been renovated by the owners - ask for a renovated room and any room higher...
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  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Adil1, General Manager at Breakfree Peninsula, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Dear Brachot,

Thank you for taking the time to provide feedback on your recent stay at Breakfree Peninsula.

I am glad that you found our location to the beach and local attractions convenient. Our apartments are spacious with breathtaking ocean views and I am happy to note that you enjoyed your stay with us.

I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Breakfree Peninsula on your next visit to the Gold Coast.

Regards

Adil Fitter
General Manager
Breakfree Peninsula
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Melbourne, Australia
1 review
Reviewed 13 May 2012

We had our daughters first birthday planned in The Gold Coast and we stayed here. to begin the the staff was exceptionally helpfull and understanding. the rooms were very tidy and clean. the supplies were upto date and we have a very nice view of the beach from the room. I would recommend this to anyone who is travelling to Surfers. The generall manager is a very nice, helpfull, polite and approachable individual. The most importantly the prices were quiet economical and we definitely enjoyed our stay. thanks again to the team @ Breakfree peninsula.

  • Stayed April 2012, travelled with family
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Thank vishvyas
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Adil1, General Manager at Breakfree Peninsula, responded to this review, 18 May 2012
Dear Vishvyas,

Thank you for taking the time to write about your experience with us.

I am very happy to hear that we were able to assist in providing you and your famliy with a memorable holiday. Your feedback about the standard and cleanliness of our apartments and our friendly staff is motivating. I will pass on your feedback to our team.

Guest feedback is an important yardstick which helps us to maintain and improve our standards as well as meet and exceed guest expectations. I am delighted to hear that we exceeded your expectations on all counts.

Thank you for recommending us. I look forward to welcoming you and your family back to Breakfree Peninsula in the near future.

Regards

Adil Fitter
General Manager
Breakfree Peninsula
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Property: Breakfree Peninsula
Address: Corner Clifford Street & Esplanade, Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Queensland 4217, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Gold Coast > Surfers Paradise
Amenities:
Beach Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Children Activities (Kid / Family Friendly) Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #15 of 123 Speciality Lodging in Surfers Paradise
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Breakfree Peninsula 4*
Number of rooms: 111
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Offering family friendly facilities and the perfect getaway atmosphere, BreakFree Peninsula is the perfect location for your next holiday. **PLEASE NOTE** Air-conditioning is on request/subject to availability. For your convenience we cannot accept bookings for same day arrivals outside of reception hours. Please phone during normal business hours prior to arrival to arrange after hours check in. Once a booking has been made we accept NO CANCELLATIONS OR AMENDMENTS to that booking. Party Policy: • Parties are not permitted in apartments • Registered guests only are permitted in apartments after 10pm • Excessive noise will not be tolerated Failure to comply with the above will result in the eviction of the guest/from the property. The property reserves the right to retain all accommodation paid. BreakFree Peninsula Lift and Lobby refurbishment will take place between 1/8/17 until 1/12/17, between levels 1- 46. We apologise in advance for the inconvenience this may cause. *clearance 1.9 ... more   less 
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Breakfree Peninsula Hotel Surfers Paradise
Peninsula Hotel Breakfree
Peninsula Apartments
Surfers Paradise Peninsula
Breakfree Peninsula Surfers Paradise, Gold Coast, Australia

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