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Christchurch, New Zealand
Reviewed 27 November 2016

Fantastic location to Darling Harbour, central city and Queen Victoria Building (highly recommend). Room clean and tidy and enough room for three. Only complaint was the air con in room wasnt fantastic, either too cold or when you turned if off too hot, and blew in the direction of you sleeping.

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

Dear Kim, Thank you for your review of Breakfree on Clarence. We are happy to hear that you had a positive experience during your time with us. It is great to be able to offer Sydney CBD accommodation at an affordable price. We love when our guests are able to take advantage and explore what the city has to offer....

Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 25 November 2016

Room was clean and tidy. The hotel was centrally located and easy working distance to central Sydney. Very convenient to all amenities and the train. But if I had a choice, I would prefer to have a room with a window.

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

Dear Jodie, Thank you for taking the time to review Breakfree on Clarence. It is great to see our guests taking advantage of our prime CBD location. We aim to be an ideal budget alternative within Sydney, offering a convenient way for guests to see the sights. We are glad that you found our rooms to be clean and tidy....

Medina, Ohio
Reviewed 24 November 2016

Handy to cruise depot Can get around Sydney very easily from this site. Desk people were some of the most friendliest we have met. Helped us get taxi and set up airport transfer. Followed up when did not show on time.

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Hotel_Manager287, Front Office Manager at BreakFree on Clarence, responded to this review

Dear Raymond, Thank you for your positive review of Breakfree on Clarence. We are always happy to help cruise passengers with their before and after accommodation needs in a great Sydney location. Our Guest Service team are on hand 24 hours a day to ensure guests have what they need for a great stay. We are glad to hear that...

Orange, Australia
Reviewed 24 November 2016

facility reasonably comfort6able and clean. A foul odour was evident from near the elevator. Slight delay finalising account and getting receipts but overall reasonably satisfied with the accommodation

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

Dear John, Thank you for taking the time to review Breakfree on Clarence. It is great to hear that you had a mostly positive experience with us. In the coming months we will be undergoing refurbishments which will help upgrade our hotel for a better guest experience. We will take your feedback on board for the Guest Services staff to...

Katoomba
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Great location, friendly Staff, clean and tidy, maybe just an iron would have come handy, and maybe softer pillows, but other than that I really can't complain, they had exactly what we needed for a short stay.

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

Dear Julia, Thank you very much for your positive feedback of Breakfree on Clarence. We are glad to hear you had a wonderful stay with us. We aim to be an ideal budget accommodation within the prime Sydney CBD location. Our Guest Services Agents help with that experience, and your comments have been forwarded with gratitude. The team look forward...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Our room had no electricity upon arrival. Sent for a maintenance man, who turned the lights on, but we sill had no power to charge phones etc. Called the maintenance man back up numerous times as the switchboard kept tripping. He asked if we had turned the TV on, which to me would suggest they are aware of the power...

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

Dear Samantha, Thank you for taking the time to review your Breakfree on Clarence experience. Your comments have been logged and the room you stayed in checked for any maintenance concerns upon your departure. You may also like to know the hotel will be undergoing refurbishments in the coming months. This will give the rooms a fresh, updated look for...

Darwin, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

I booked the standard single room and for the price I paid, I was disappointed with room. It was so small there was nowhere to put my suitcase and the fridge did not work properly. Also, you could not request an ironing board for the room and had to use the iron in the common area. However, it was clean...

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

Dear Francesca, Thank you for taking the time to review your Breakfree on Clarence experience. We appreciate any feedback given which can help us improve our services. We do try and advise that the Standard Single rooms are small, essentially a “bed for the night” option for the budget conscious traveller. We are glad that you did find the room...

Canberra, Australia
Reviewed 22 November 2016

Location is great as it is close to the CBD shops, tourist areas, foods and public transportation. Service desk staff are helpful and always smile. They certainly delivering the smile to make sure you enjoy your stay. That is what I call service.

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

Dear Teresa, Thank you for your review of Breakfree on Clarence. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your experience. We pride ourselves on having great Guest Service staff that are always happy to help. It is great to hear their efforts made your stay that much better. It is great to hear you taking advantage of our prime...

Madrid, Spain
Reviewed 21 November 2016

we stayed at this hotel two times during our trip around Australia and everything was great. It´s near to everything (no more than 15 minutes walk). The beds were really confortable! I would like to know the brand of the mattress because I would like to purchase one for my bed. Could you please tell me that? Thank you!

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

Dear Lydia, Thank you for your review of Breakfree on Clarence. We are delighted to hear that you enjoyed your stay with us. We have recently replaced some of our mattresses to improve guest comfort. It is great to hear the positive feedback about the bed. Your high ratings for our location and service staff are greatly appreciated. The team...

Auckland, New Zealand
Reviewed 21 November 2016

Great location at the cost of bare minimum accommodation. No storage for clothes, flooding shower due to bad design. Lack of staff so room maintenance was minimal and late. Tea making facilities but no facility to fill the kettle.

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Dear Steve, Thank you taking the time to review your Breakfree on Clarence experience. It is unfortunate to hear that your stay fell below expectations. We do wish to address, however, that each room has its own tap and a provided water glass in order to fill the provided kettle. Our rooms also have a wardrobe with hangers for clothes...

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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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  • Refrigerator in room
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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: $170 - $366 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BreakFree on Clarence 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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