We stayed at the Breakfree on George in an open plan two bedroom suite in February. The room was big and nicely set out, with two bathrooms and kitchenette. It wasn't so much two bedrooms as it was one bedroom with an ensuite and a second bed in the lounge room, but it was fine for us. It was quite expensive, but Sydney/Australia is, and it was pretty good value for the location (a few streets back from Darling Harbour).
The rooms were clean and modern, & had a handful of Cable TV channels. The bed was comfy but the pillows were REALKLY lumpy, and a few of the lamps etc around the bed were broken. The room wasn't the most soundproof, so we had a problem with noise on a few occasions- we could hear the people in the next room through the bathroom wall quite often, and one night the guys in the room behind us were SO loud for hours, but it was after a festival so that's to be expected. We also requested a balcony and got a dodgy little thing looking onto an alley way between four or more high-rise buildings, so didn't really go out there! They have a great room service-type deal with a number of restaurants (many different cuisines) that you can order from and have delivered to your room. We didn't take advantage of that service, but we thought it was a nice touch.
The staff were really friendly and stored our bags safely in a locked room while our room was being prepared, & the hotel is very secure (my husband walked off one night in a drunken state without his room key, and they wouldn't let him up until I'd confirmed that I knew him!). There's a Chinese restaurant just off the lobby, but we didn't eat there so can't comment on that.
The hotel itself is located in Chinatown, so it meant we were close to lots of great (cheap!) Asian restaurants. It's also in excellent proximity to Paddy's Markets, the Entertainment Centre, Cockle Bay, the IMAX theatre, and the beautiful Darling Harbour. It is a fair walk to Circular Quay (about half an hour, if I remember correctly) and the heart of the city, though, so probably not the place to stay if you want to be close to that side of things. Still, Darling Harbour is amazing and Sydney itself is beautiful, so the walk wasn't that big a deal.
Overall, we had a great stay and I'd definitely recommend it to others.
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Located in Sydneys entertainment precinct, BreakFree on George Sydney offers accommodation to suit both business and leisure travellers. Just 35 minutes from Sydney airport and close to Capital Square Lightrail Station, Chinatown, The Star Casino, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Paddy's Market, Capitol Theatre, Sydney Entertainment Centre, Cockle Bay and Darling Harbour. BreakFree on George Sydney gives you access to all Sydney has on offer. The accommodation at BreakFree on George Sydney consists of studios, one and two bedroom apartments, all with high-speed broadband access, pay-to-view movies, selected Foxtel channels, lounge and dining area. Most apartments have private balconies (available on request), fully-equipped kitchen in two bedroom apartments, kitchenette in studios, one bedroom apartments, washer/dryer available in all two bedroom apartments, ISD/STD direct dial phones and voice mail message service, individually controlled air-conditioning and tea and coffee making facilities. We offer guest services at BreakFree on George Sydney including 24 hour reception, concierge and same day laundry service. From your doorstep take a short stroll and sample the best that Sydney City has to offer with multi-cultural dining, vibrant night life and a host of bars, clubs and entertainment catering for all ages and budgets. If shopping is on your wish list, the designer boutiques of Pitt Street and the bustling market style of Sydneys famous Paddys Markets are both within close proximity of BreakFree on George Sydney. BreakFree on George Sydney caters to a diverse range of travellers and is well suited those looking for affordable inner-city accommodation. Please provide your own baby blankets for the Baby Cot. Maintenance Notice: BreakFree on George is planning an upgrade of rooms from 10 July until 15 October 2017. The hotel plans to minimise disruption towards all guests, but understands there will be some inconvenience incurred. For more information please contact the hotel directly. ... more less
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