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BreakFree on George

4.0 out of 5.0

Recent guest reviews

The BreakFree is in Chinatown and close to Darling Harbor, Central Station, Hyde Park and all the major sites. The hotel is dated and the suites are tired, but efficient. You need to buy the wifi, but their is a Starbucks across the street and other venues that offer wifi nearby. The beds were comfortable, and the suite was very quiet. The staff were very helpful and willing to go out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. For the price the BreakFree is a good option and i would recommend it to you.

Pleasant staff and good location. Walking distance to most major attractions that Sydney has to offer.

Near tram station, train station and coles are very convenient. Except without laundary in a room, everything is perfect. Big bathroom and space are so comfortable.

Room was a little on the cold side, even with the heater on. Really late check-in and even when I asked to get in earlier I ended up waiting 3 hours before my room was ready in a small and cold lobby. One of the early morning reception staff was great, hailed me a taxi in the morning and helped me with my bags. Great location and room was pretty spacious (I had the 2 bedroom) Hairdryer in bathroom! Could have better lighting. Only carries shampoo+conditioner in 1, not separate.

Hotel was great location for shopping, darling harbour, restaurants and bars, close to the casino and capitol theatre. Good fast check-in and out. Trains/buses/light rail all at the door. Hotel room was roomy enough for two people.

We are the new couple for this Australia journery . SDY is our last destination . We selected the property just for the location when we browsing online.We did the check-in in a very narrow lobby but we met the very friendly Turky man at the receiption .From then on all the experience of our staying are very satisfactory .

Internet sucks and have to pay for it. This is the first time in my travelling career that I have to pay surcharge for using credit card to settle my bill.

My main concern was that the hotel lobby had two entrances, one directly off George St (probably the most heavily travelled street in Sydney) and one entrance on the street to the north of the hotel (Sussex). The lobby always seemed very busy with foot traffic, and I couldn't figure out why until we were sitting in the lobby for 30 mins. waiting for our shuttle to the airport, and I'm guessing at least 50 people walked thru as a shortcut from George St to Sussex (definitely not hotel guests, just people too lazy to walk around the street corner. I couldn't believe it!!! They were practically stumbling over our feet as we sat there waiting. I commented to the lady at the desk, and she agreed that it was busy, but they didn't know how to stop it (after 9 pm the doors are locked, and a room key is required to get into the front doors of the hotel, but when people ring the outside bell, the desk is required to buzz them in). I might mention that a room key was required to operate the elevators. We were on the 9th floor, so the traffic noise wasn't quite as bad as if we'd been on the lower floors, but double-glazed windows (rather than a single pane of glass) would have helped considerably!! Hotel staff was very helpful and extremely accommodating, and I was really grateful for that. Location, although super busy, was within a very short walk to most all transportation (free city shuttle, double-decker hop on/hop off bus, city busses, etc.), the Capital Theater, and some great eating places. Lastly, the area around the hotel was dotted with ATMs and convenience stores (great places to pick up misc. food items/munchies, but everything was super expensive).

Hotel was fine but not quite the class of hotel I expected from a 4 star hotel

The hotel was in a great location but because of the great location on the main road it was noisy. I didn't mind the noise because we could walk out our door and there were bars and restaurants right there.

653 George Street Haymarket NSW

Hotel highlights

  • WiFi in rooms and public areas (fees apply)
  • Wired Internet in rooms (fees apply)
  • Laundry facilities
  • 24-hour front desk

Located in Chinatown, BreakFree on George is within 2 miles (3 km) of popular attractions such as University of Sydney and Sydney Opera House. This 160-room, 4-star apartment has in-room conveniences like kitchenettes, refrigerators, and microwaves. Located centrally in Haymarket, it's also close to Sydney Harbour Bridge and Circular Quay.


Rooms

The 160 air-conditioned apartments feature kitchenettes with refrigerators and microwaves. Guests can expect WiFi, wired Internet, and flat-screen TVs with cable channels and pay movies. Bathrooms offer hair dryers and free toiletries. Coffee makers, free newspapers, and ironing boards are other standard amenities.


Property features

Guests of BreakFree on George enjoy WiFi in public areas, express check-out, and laundry facilities. If you drive, self parking is AUD 30.00 per day, and there's also limo/town car service. The 24-hour front desk has multilingual staff ready to help with tours or tickets, and answer any questions about the area.

Room options

Suite

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 4

Two Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Queen 2 | Sleeps 5

One Bedroom Apartment

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Executive Studio

Queen 1 | Sleeps 3

Guest reviews for BreakFree on George

Everyone (3) Business (3) Couples (2) Family (2)
4

good location

Everyone

The BreakFree is in Chinatown and close to Darling Harbor, Central Station, Hyde Park and all the major sites. The hotel is dated and the suites are tired, but efficient. You need to buy the wifi, but their is a Starbucks across the street and other venues that offer wifi nearby. The beds were comfortable, and the suite was very quiet. The staff were very helpful and willing to go out of their way to make sure we were satisfied. For the price the BreakFree is a good option and i would recommend it to you.

By , from Pittsburgh PA on Feb 27, 2017

4
Everyone

Pleasant staff and good location. Walking distance to most major attractions that Sydney has to offer.

By on Sep 4, 2016

5
Everyone

Near tram station, train station and coles are very convenient. Except without laundary in a room, everything is perfect. Big bathroom and space are so comfortable.

By on Aug 6, 2016

3

ok lodging experience

BusinessTravelers

Room was a little on the cold side, even with the heater on. Really late check-in and even when I asked to get in earlier I ended up waiting 3 hours before my room was ready in a small and cold lobby. One of the early morning reception staff was great, hailed me a taxi in the morning and helped me with my bags. Great location and room was pretty spacious (I had the 2 bedroom) Hairdryer in bathroom! Could have better lighting. Only carries shampoo+conditioner in 1, not separate.

By on Aug 14, 2015

4

pleasant stay

Families

Hotel was great location for shopping, darling harbour, restaurants and bars, close to the casino and capitol theatre. Good fast check-in and out. Trains/buses/light rail all at the door. Hotel room was roomy enough for two people.

By on Jun 20, 2014

4

fantastic couple tour

Families

We are the new couple for this Australia journery . SDY is our last destination . We selected the property just for the location when we browsing online.We did the check-in in a very narrow lobby but we met the very friendly Turky man at the receiption .From then on all the experience of our staying are very satisfactory .

By on May 28, 2014

1

internet sucks

BusinessTravelers

Internet sucks and have to pay for it. This is the first time in my travelling career that I have to pay surcharge for using credit card to settle my bill.

By on Jul 23, 2011

4

good location for the price

Couples

My main concern was that the hotel lobby had two entrances, one directly off George St (probably the most heavily travelled street in Sydney) and one entrance on the street to the north of the hotel (Sussex). The lobby always seemed very busy with foot traffic, and I couldn't figure out why until we were sitting in the lobby for 30 mins. waiting for our shuttle to the airport, and I'm guessing at least 50 people walked thru as a shortcut from George St to Sussex (definitely not hotel guests, just people too lazy to walk around the street corner. I couldn't believe it!!! They were practically stumbling over our feet as we sat there waiting. I commented to the lady at the desk, and she agreed that it was busy, but they didn't know how to stop it (after 9 pm the doors are locked, and a room key is required to get into the front doors of the hotel, but when people ring the outside bell, the desk is required to buzz them in). I might mention that a room key was required to operate the elevators. We were on the 9th floor, so the traffic noise wasn't quite as bad as if we'd been on the lower floors, but double-glazed windows (rather than a single pane of glass) would have helped considerably!! Hotel staff was very helpful and extremely accommodating, and I was really grateful for that. Location, although super busy, was within a very short walk to most all transportation (free city shuttle, double-decker hop on/hop off bus, city busses, etc.), the Capital Theater, and some great eating places. Lastly, the area around the hotel was dotted with ATMs and convenience stores (great places to pick up misc. food items/munchies, but everything was super expensive).

By on May 20, 2010

3

sydney 2

BusinessTravelers

Hotel was fine but not quite the class of hotel I expected from a 4 star hotel

By on Mar 11, 2010

4

great place to stay

Couples

The hotel was in a great location but because of the great location on the main road it was noisy. I didn't mind the noise because we could walk out our door and there were bars and restaurants right there.

By on Mar 9, 2010