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Spaciousness centrally located apartment with brilliant views of Lake Burley Griffin in need of refurbishment

3.0 of 5 bubblesReviewed 16 Apr 2024via mobile
The spacious centrally located 2 bedroom 2 Bathroom in need of renovation apartment on a high floor with balcony had brilliant views of Lake Burley Griffin & Parliament House. 20 minutes walk to Canberra City Centre.

The apartment had a oven, stovetop dishwasher, microwave, utensil, plated, washing machine and dryer.

Unfortunately the dryer did not work, carpet throughout stained and poorly painted walls had gauges in the plaster. Reluctantly used the oven and stovetop because the smoke alarm would go off even when all of the exterior doors to the balcony were opened.

The apartment was cleaned to the best its ability ,due the bathrooms being poorly maintained, permanent stains on the carpet, gauges out of the plastered wall and poorly painted surfaces.

Even though the apartment was in a high floor, family light sleepers were woken by traffic from the motorway below.

The secure under ground car parking, $12 a day was convenient.
Date of stay: April 2024
Room Tip: Contact hotel prior to arrival for your preferred bed configuration such as single or doubles
Trip type: Travelled with family
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Joe Sergi, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this review
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Thank you for taking the time to tell us about your experience at the BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra. we are glad to hear you enjoyed our spacious rooms, views & location however I am sorry that your entire experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

At BreakFree, we strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. Please rest assured that we are taking the appropriate measures to address the problem and prevent future occurrence. Each Unit is privately owned therefore Management are taking further steps in relation to refreshing this Unit in the near future in the hope we can rectify these shortfalls.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

Kind Regards
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Reviewed 6 April 2024

Room was dirty and smelt like curry. The whole facility was actually even the lift. Paid for 3 bedroom lake view was told 3 bedroom don’t have lake view room only city view which was a construction site.
Only 4 towels provided even though the apartment slept 6.
Pool area was very over grown and pool dirty, hotel was nothing like pictures shown, very old and run down and over priced for what it is, I didn’t find the location convenient at all, and they advertise free fast internet but they charge you for it, or at least try, when you attempt to log on. We didn’t use it.
Pretty average stay, I’ve stayed in a lot nicer places for less.

Room tip: Can’t swim in pool, over grown and dirty, pictures look nothing like what you are getting
Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Necia W
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Joe Sergi, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Dear Necia

We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. This review has been passed onto our respective teams to improve the standard and cleanliness within this apartment and also the public area items mentioned. In relation to the room type booked as mentioned we do not categorise our 3 Bedroom Apartments into City or Lake view although i am sorry if this was not communicated or clear during the booking process. Furthermore Internet is free at the property and a code is given to all guests on their room key wallet during check in, in future we would recommend contacting our Reception team directly and sharing these concerns as the team would of been more than happy to assist further.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

Sincerely,
Joe Sergi
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 16 March 2024

Great location, very dated interior. Clean, good amenities, friendly staff however the apartment we were given has no decor, it feels like someone just moved out, there are hooks on all the walls with no pictures, feels cold and unwelcoming unfortunately.

Date of stay: March 2024
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Katy S
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Joe Sergi, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2024

Thank you for taking the time to share this review and feedback - We are glad to hear you enjoyed our great location and friendly staff however i will pass this review onto our respective teams to improve on the few shortfalls mentioned.

We hope we can welcome you back again in the near future and improve on the areas mentioned

Kind Regards
Joe Sergi
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 3 February 2024

Stayed in the 3 bedroom apartment all bedrooms and living room had balconies overlooking the lake. Loved the ability to prepare and cook meals in the fully established kitchen and wash and dry clothes in the laundry. i liked the security accessing the apartments, garage and pool area. The kids loved the foxtel

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank AnnetteR292
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Joe Sergi, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 15 February 2024

We very much appreciate your comments regarding your stay,

It is always a pleasure to receive positive feedback. I will share your comments with our team. I am sure that this feedback will serve as an encouragement to all of our staff as we strive to continuously improve the quality of our services.

Thank you again for sharing your experience, and we hope your next visit will be as pleasant as the previous one.

Kind Regards
The BreakFree Capital Tower Team

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Reviewed 3 January 2024

Pos: The view was fantastic, esp lakeside. Was also a huge apartment. The pool being heated was a nice touch, great space.

Neg: It needs a deep clean, built up mould / grime in the shower, the plugs were next level disgusting. The sheets had stains as did the towels. The couch was so uncomfortable that if you sat down too fast you could actually hurt yourself. The rooms need a reno is dated and sad. Pretty disappointing, wouldn't stay there again.

Date of stay: December 2023
  • Trip type: Travelled with family
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Thank Alicia F
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Joe Sergi, General Manager at BreakFree Capital Tower Canberra, responded to this reviewResponded 27 March 2024

Dear Leesha,

Thank you for taking the time to share this review and feedback - I am glad to hear you enjoyed our great views, apartment size and facilities however I am sorry that your experience did not meet your expectations; please allow me to express my sincerest apologies.

We strive to provide a superior service experience for every customer; therefore your feedback is very important to us. This review has been passed onto our respective teams to improve the standard and cleanliness within this apartment. In relation to the room upgrades mentioned this will also be passed onto the respective Owner of this Unit in the hope we can lift the overall standard of Units we manage.

We appreciate your sharing your concerns, and it is our hope that you will give us the opportunity to better serve you in the near future.

Sincerely,
Joe Sergi
Hotel Manager

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Reviewed 28 December 2023

Good location, but it’s showing its age. The rooms are spacious and well equipped. I think the entire hotel is due for a refurbish and refresh soon but it’s good value and well located. We had a great view of the lake and Parliament House.

Date of stay: December 2023
Trip type: Travelled with family
Thank Lindsay J
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