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Singapore
Reviewed yesterday NEW

We checked in late and had power tripped for more than 5 times on the first night. Called the reception and she told us to sleep over with no power since there's no mechanics. We were very upset with such a suggestion. We paid for the room facilities yet we can't use them especially the heater when it was cold....

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Needs updating no table and chairs, washing machine did not work which was reported within the hour, was promised to be repaired/replaced, did not happen, the location is perfect, but needs some work.

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Edmonton, Canada
Reviewed yesterday NEW

Looking to be located centrally for walking and central tram, this apartment was well equipped, clean and well equipped. Many excellent restaurants, galleries, theatres and tourist interest near by. We found it very quiet, but we were on a higher level floor and possible had quieter neighbours than some of the guests on previous reviews.

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Wellington, New Zealand
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The hotel is perfectly located in Coĺlins St. The design and amenities are a little lacking in the rooms for example no full length mirror, power points and light switches in hard to reach places. Kitchen could do with more utensils but overall the hotel is great value for money.

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Gold Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central location, rooms spacious with kitchenette, bedroom refurbished, good size bathroom. Stayed in 1 Bedroom superior room. Some noise from the trams outside the hotel and also evening noise from street music, (not good if you are a light sleeper) but for me, convenience of location made up for this. Tram stop right at the door. Friendly team at reception....

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Georges Creek
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Hotel was in a great location, but the sliding door to the second bedroom wouldn't close and we had to hold the shower head up whilst in the shower. A very long queue at reception with one person working. Was informed that they had taken $100 the day prior to check in as security and it will be returned within...

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Adelaide, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We really enjoyed our stay, however other house guests were very inconsiderate. Naturally some noise is expected but late at night I think they could keep their noise to a minamum; calling out to others, slamming doors, running up & down the passage is unnecessary! Not sure that this problem can be solved, it is merely our comment.

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

Good Evening Betty B, Thanks for the review and the comments. Please if you encounter this let our 24/7 reception know as they can place a noise warning or simple conversation to guests (if in our apartments) or alternatively the police if in private residential slots. I am sorry to hear it impacted your stay this time but hope to...

Toowoomba, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Great location. Units were huge and spacious. Our room could have done with a table and chairs as only the lounge to sit on. Bedrooms were good size for 2 people. Kitchen area great including dishwasher. Housekeeping service each day was marvellous, everything topped up more than expected. Bathroom was a good size with lots of shelf space. We were...

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

Good Evening Narelle G, What a brilliant review! Thanks for the kind words. We are aware the after-hours arrival can be a little fragmented, however we have balanced this with the residential owners in the building to provide a secure and safe environment for all concerned. The intercom is all working again and I apologise for the issues on the...

Perth, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Outdated. Stale smell The accommodation was for 3ppl but there was only 3x glasses 3x coffee cups etc There was no big knife and chopping board and utensils fir 3 people avail A/C panel was hard to work

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

Good Evening Linda, Thanks for the feedback, I do hope you called our 24hr reception to bring you anything missing. I will ensure the focus remains on our daily counts of cooking and crockery - the whole point of having a full apartment. See you next time.

Melbourne
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

At this price range I don't expect luxury, and the room seemed to have all the necessary conveniences. But the stained carpet and broken cupboard door were a turnoff. The location is very convenient if travelling by public transport.

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

Good Evening Tracey, Thanks for taking the time to submit a review. Its great that I've had the opportunity to touch base via email since your departure. We've amended the cupboard door and as mentioned the 'refreshed' room types such as Superior/Balcony & Deluxe are definitely worth the small increment in terms of aesthetic and functional uplift. We'll see you...

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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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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
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: £69 - £182 (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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“Don't do it. One star is too many for cleanliness.”
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“You are in the heart of the city, all apartments we have had have been very quite.”
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“competitive price in a central location”
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“ask for rooms at t he back to avoid the trams in Collins Street”
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“I'd upgrade from the base room”
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