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Milvale
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Charged us $36 for parking, that's only $12 on weekends. Shower was full of mold. The only window opened to another old window that couldn't be opened and fridge was too small to fit in pizza and there were no plates anywhere that we could eat with.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We arrived in our room and the floor was soggy and full of mould. It's not something that had just happened, the room was completely stinky as if it had been wet for a long time; and mould was literally growing on the floor.

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Hotel_Manager287, Guest Relations Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear 525caraj, Thank you for your feedback on your recent experience. We are sorry to hear that Breakfree on Clarence did not live up to your expectations. and you experienced issues with cleanliness. We aim to offer an ideal, comfortable budget alternative within the Sydney CBD. We apologise for the inconvenience caused from housekeeping shortfall during your stay. Your feedback...

Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This hotel has a lot of issues: my room smelled, they are very small, there is no ambience to the place, breakfast is at Mantra two blocks away, no pool, spa or sauna - or even a bath, skylight had no blind, hot water wasn't - even my electronic key failed. My heart goes out to the Manager who did...

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Hotel_Manager287, Guest Relations Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear Ron, Thank you for your feedback. It is unfortunate to hear that your Breakfree on Clarence experience fell short of expectations and your experienced issues. Our hotel will be undergoing refurbishments soon. Inclusions will be new windows, small gym and a possible breakfast area on the 1st floor. This refurbishment work will update the look and décor of our...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

It was a business trip, but I was very surprised at the size of the room only 2 metres wide!!! In saying that apart from having to roll over the bed to close the curtains it wasn't an issue. You don't get much in Sydney for $150. It was reasonably close to Town hall station and the room was clean....

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Stains on wall, blood on carpet, room generally felt dirty. No iron or board in room, no direct line to contact reception. Iron that was in use had burnt one mans shirt and marked the other. Overall a very basic room which should be considered if no other options available.

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Canterbury Region, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

Located on Clarence Street, this hotel provides an excellent central Sydney location. Reception is open 24 hrs. The rooms are compact and show a few signs of wear and tear, but overall quite a satisfactory stay at this price point.

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Sunshine Coast, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Such a incredible location to stay in Sydney. Being right in the centre your I are a short walk from all the major spots including Pitt street mall, circular quay and Martin place. The staff are very friendly! The rooms are clean and very spacious as well as very comfortable. Would definitely stay here again!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Just for one night i stayed here and the room was small but it was clean and sufficient for the one night. Great location and the staff at the front country were very helpful. Close to shops and supermarkets. Only thing that we thought was a bit weird was why was the TV on the wall infront of the single...

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I clearly paid too much for this room while on a business trip from interstate. While it was clean and functional, the consumables (tea/coffee/sugar/milk, soap/shampoo/etc) were obviously amongst the cheapest possible. No other in room amenities - no welcome booklet or room instructions, no chairs, I had to use a shared scorched/dirty iron and greasy ironing board in the hot/humid...

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Hotel_Manager287, Guest Relations Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Thank you for reviewing your Breakfree on Clarence experience. We are sorry to hear your experience. We have noted your feedback and we will be using your feedback as tool to lift our offerings. Sydney CBD accommodation can be expensive and Breakfree on Clarence aims to offer an ideal budget alternative within such a location. We thank you...

Suva, Fiji
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Rooms are a bit small but easy access to city. Good for short trips. Close to QVB and other known spots, but overall is still okay as air conditioning is nice and beds are soft. Staffs are friendly too to add.

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Central Business District
The Sydney Central Business District is abuzz with energy. Power brokers run to and from high rise buildings and after-work drink places, high-end shoppers tour venues like the QVB, and fine diners frequent the many celebrity chef restaurants. For a dose of culture, walk to the NSW Art Gallery, or visit the Sydney Museum. To escape the hustle and bustle, reconnect with nature at the Sydney Botanical Gardens or picnic lunch at High Park. No matter your interest, be sure to check the full calendar of events hosted by the city, from the Sydney Festival in January to October’s Good Food Month at Hyde Park.
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Positioned in the heart of the Sydney CBD, BreakFree on Clarence provides travellers with a choice of room types which are great for singles, families and couples, including the Single Standard room, Queen Room, Twin Room, Family Suite Family, and Premium Room. Rooms are air-conditioned providing comfort during the warmer and cooler months, and Wi-Fi (fee applies) offers travellers the opportunity to catch up on business or connect with loved ones while on holiday. Planning a lot of activities while in Sydney? The city is bursting with lots of excursions; you'll find the locality of this city hotel offers all that you need, with public transport including trains and buses at the hotel entrance, along with a horde of shops, cafes and restaurants. From this well-appointed accommodation you can walk to many of Sydney's best attractions including Westfield Shopping Centre, the Art Gallery of NSW, Darling Harbour, Sydney Botanic Gardens, Sydney Opera house and Circular Quay where the ferries depart to Taronga Zoo, DFO shopping outlet and Manly. Location Features: • Sydney Airport 8.4Km drive • Town Hall Train Station 500m walk • Capitol Theatre 1.3Km walk • Chinatown 1.5Km walk • Paddy's Markets 1.3Km walk • Sydney Entertainment Centre 1.2Km walk • Darling Harbour 1.1Km walk • Circular Quay 1.3Km walk • The Sydney Opera House 2km • Sydney Botanic Gardens 1.6Km • The Rocks 1.3Km • Sydney Aquarium 350m walk ... more   less 

Additional Information about BreakFree on Clarence

Address: Shorter House 193-195 Clarence St, Sydney, New South Wales 2000, Australia (Formerly City Hotel)
Region: Australia > New South Wales > Sydney > Central Business District
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Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Price Range: $155 - $409 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BreakFree on Clarence 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Ask for a quiet room at the back of the hotel.”
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