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Bargo, Australia
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Central City location was great for what I needed a walk down to Darling Harbour and shopping in George Street. Clean Room, comfortable bed, bathroom, TV, fridge all that was needed for a 1 night stay.

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Penrith, Australia
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Needed a one night stay while attending a birthday in Sydney. Got a cheap rate, clean room and friendly service. Close to where i needed to go plus a good walk to other locations. Would consider staying here again if need be.

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Auckland
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Never trust the website photos. I stayed in a tiny small room next to the street side. No room to walk to the window, I must use ear plug to sleep. I paid nearly $200 to stayed such a room? Never stay again.

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Sydney, Australia
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

When they say small, they mean you can literally touch every wall from one spot. The carpet was filthy. The room was right next to the elevator, which meant that people literally lent on the door as they waited for the elevator. The only positive is the great location, right near the QVB, Lime st and the trains.

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Thank BecKeith
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Luckily, this was only an overnight stay. Not well maintained. Marks all over the walls; the carpet was badly stained. The room was very narrow making it difficult to negotiate past the end of the bed. There was wire mesh on the windows which made it look like a prison cell, although being at the back of the building at...

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Perth, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Good location in busy city. Clean but noisy rooms. Friendly reception. Left a phone charger in room but it had mysteriously gone when I went back a few hours after check-out. This was a little disappointing.

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Brisbane, Australia
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The room was very comfortable, the facilities in the room were great, I found the reception staff to be helpful and accommodating, I am more than happy to return to Break Free on Clarence when I'm next in Sydney.

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Tauranga, New Zealand
Reviewed 1 week ago

We struggled to find somewhere central that wasn't going to cost the earth in Sydney CBD for a quick three night visit. If you're wanting somewhere clean and good value for money with a great location we found this hotel ideal for us. Staff were very helpful & friendly. Not for you if you want all the bells & whistles....

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aberry324
Reviewed 1 week ago

The carpet was so stained we didn't want to touch it. Room had a horrible smell, which they tried to cover with a fragrance dispenser. Unfortunately it didn't really work and was located right near the beds so you'd get a taste of it when it frequently went off. The bathroom was updated and clean, just not the bedroom part.

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Melbourne, Australia
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great location for 3 day stay. Staff were friendly and helpful. Room clean, tidy and comfortable. I would have no hesitation in recommending the hotel, or returning for a third visit. I'd request a room not facing Clarence Street, it was noisy because of road works.

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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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  • 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
Amenities:
Kitchenette Wheelchair access Airport Transportation
Price Range: €106 - €321 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:3 star — BreakFree on Clarence 3*
Number of rooms: 50
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“Select rooms on the top floors”
 of 5 bubbles subarnag2013, 16 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Ask for a quiet room at the back of the hotel.”
 of 5 bubbles MaryC4505, 9 Aug 2016 | Read review
“Dont go to top floors if you require WIFI.”
 of 5 bubbles DaraghC479, 31 Jul 2016 | Read review
“find another hotel”
 of 5 bubbles SnSOz, 29 May 2016 | Read review
“Can be noisy in the rooms on the Clarence Street side.”
 of 5 bubbles rolandg998, 17 May 2016 | Read review
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