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BreakFree on Clarence

City-center hotel within walking distance of Wild Life Sydney Zoo

ZAR 1,173

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  • The staff and location were excellent, close to all the attractions. The only thing I…

    Feb 12, 2021

  • Was only a night but it was a long smelt very musky like wet carpets…

    Dec 17, 2020

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Official standards

This property advises that it adheres to ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels) and Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global) cleaning and disinfection practices.

Enhanced health and safety measures

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • 24 hours Gap period enforced between guest stays -
  • Protective clothing is available to guests
  • Masks are available to guests
  • Guests are provided with free hand sanitizer

Guests rated location

Dining options
  • Parking available
  • Free WiFi
  • Airport transfer
  • Non-smoking
  • Air Conditioning

Property highlights

Main amenities

  • 50 smoke-free guestrooms
  • Airport pick-up service
  • 24-hour front desk
  • Self-serve laundry
  • Free newspapers in the lobby
  • Luggage storage

For families

  • Private bathroom
  • Television
  • Laundry facilities
  • Hair dryer
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Elevator

What’s around

  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 6 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 13 min walk
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo - 4 min walk
  • Pitt Street Mall - 4 min walk

Enter dates for 2 guests

  • Standard Single Room
  • Standard Queen Room
  • Standard Twin Room
  • Family Room
  • Family Suite
  • Family Room (Weekly Housekeeping)
  • Standard Queen Room - Weekly Housekeeping


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 6 min walk

What’s around


  • In Sydney Central Business District
  • SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium - 4 min walk
  • Sydney Tower - 6 min walk
  • International Convention Centre Sydney - 13 min walk
  • Wild Life Sydney Zoo - 4 min walk
  • Pitt Street Mall - 4 min walk
  • Queen Victoria Building - 5 min walk
  • Sydney Town Hall - 6 min walk
  • King Street Wharf - 8 min walk
  • St Mary's Cathedral - 11 min walk

Getting around

  • Sydney Airport (SYD) - 23 min drive
  • Sydney Circular Quay Station - 16 min walk
  • Exhibition Centre Station - 17 min walk
  • Sydney Central Station - 20 min walk
  • Wynyard Station - 6 min walk
  • Town Hall Station - 7 min walk
  • St. James Station - 9 min walk
  • Airport pick-up service

At a glance

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 50 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 6 floors


  • Check-in time 2:00 PM-midnight
  • Check-out time is 10 AM

Restrictions related to your trip

  • COVID-19 alert: Travel requirements are changing rapidly, including need for pre-travel COVID-19 testing and quarantine on arrival.

Special check-in instructions

If you are planning to arrive after midnight please contact the property in advance using the information on the booking confirmation. Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Required at check-in

  • Credit card, debit card, or cash deposit required for incidental charges
  • Government-issued photo ID may be required
  • Minimum check-in age is 18


  • Children stay free when occupying the parent or guardian's room, using existing bedding
  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • Free WiFi in public areas
  • WiFi in rooms*


  • Wheelchair-accessible parking on site
  • Offsite parking nearby (AUD 40 per day; discounts available)

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
*See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel


  • 24-hour front desk
  • Laundry facilities
  • Free newspapers in lobby
  • Luggage storage


  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Elevator


  • In-room accessibility
  • Wheelchair-accessible parking

Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • English
  • Filipino
  • French
  • Hindi
  • Indonesian
  • Japanese
  • Portuguese
  • Spanish

In the room

Home comforts

  • In-room climate control (air conditioning)
  • Coffee/tea maker

Freshen up

  • Private bathroom
  • Shower only
  • Hair dryer

Be entertained

  • TV

Stay connected

  • Desk
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone


  • In-room safe

Small print

Also known as

  • City Hotel Sydney
  • BreakFree on Clarence Hotel Sydney
  • BreakFree Clarence Hotel Sydney
  • BreakFree Clarence Hotel
  • BreakFree Clarence Sydney
  • BreakFree Clarence
  • BreakFree on Clarence Hotel
  • BreakFree on Clarence Sydney

Optional extras

Credit card charges are subject to an extra charge

Parking is available nearby and costs AUD 40 per day

Airport shuttle service is offered for an extra charge of AUD 22 per person (one way)

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 25.00 per 24-hour period (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 10.00 per day (rates may vary)


Construction is underway at a neighboring building and there may be noise disturbance from the construction work.

Noise-free guestrooms cannot be guaranteed.

Guests can rest easy knowing there's a smoke detector on site.

This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place.

Disinfectant is used to clean the property; commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays; bed sheets and towels are laundered at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F; guestroom doors are sealed after cleaning; the property is cleaned and disinfected with electrostatic spray.

Personal protective equipment, including masks, will be available to guests.

Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; periodic temperature checks are conducted on staff; temperature checks are available to guests; guests are provided with hand sanitizer; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions.

Contactless check-out is available.

Enhanced food service safety measures are in place.

Each guestroom is kept vacant for a minimum of 24 hours between bookings.

This property affirms that it follows the cleaning and disinfection practices of ALLSAFE (Accor Hotels).

This property affirms that it adheres to the cleaning and disinfection practices of Bureau Veritas (3rd party expert - Global).

Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

For transfers, guests must contact the property before arrival at the number on the booking confirmation.

The name on the credit card used at check-in to pay for incidentals must be the primary name on the guestroom reservation.

Special cancellation policies or charges may apply for group reservations (more than 8 rooms for the same property / stay dates).

This property accepts credit cards. Cash is not accepted.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 200.00 per stay

We have included all charges provided to us by this property. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the unit you book.


  • Yes, BreakFree on Clarence does have fully refundable rooms available to book on our site, which can be cancelled up to a few days before check-in. Just make sure to check this property's cancellation policy for the exact terms and conditions.
  • This property confirms that disinfectant is used to clean the property. Furthermore, guests are provided with hand sanitizer, social distancing measures are in place, and gives staff personal protective equipment. Please note that this information has been provided by our partners.
  • No, unfortunately, but there's discounted parking nearby.
  • Sorry, pets aren't allowed.
  • You can check in from 2:00 PM - midnight. Check-out time is 10 AM. Contactless check-out is available.
  • Yes. Nearby restaurants include Slip Inn (3-min walk), Papa Gedes Cocktail Bar (3-min walk), and The Barber Shop (3-min walk).
  • Yes, a shuttle from the airport to the hotel is available from 6 AM to 10 PM. The charge is AUD 22 per person one way.
  • No, this hotel doesn't have a casino, but Star Casino (16-min walk) is nearby.
  • Recommended spots to visit include Wild Life Sydney Zoo (4-min walk) and SEA LIFE Sydney Aquarium (4-min walk), along with Pitt Street Mall (4-min walk) and Queen Victoria Building (5-min walk).
  • 2,0.Poor


    It was the worst ‘hotel’ I’ve stayed in ever. Don’t book it...worse than the scummiest hostel. Shocking

    Stewart, 1 night business trip, Dec 10, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Very nice staff, comfortable bed and close to the shops.

    1 night trip, Dec 4, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Hot water was cold the whole time I stayed there asked them to increase temp but nothing was done escalated to Acor for action

    3 night business trip, Sep 15, 2020

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  • 2,0.Poor

    Room tiny. Stains on carpet. No window in room TV remote had flat batteries. Bedside table didnt work. Wont be back.

    Lorraine, 1 night family trip, Mar 13, 2020

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  • 4,0.Fair

    Cheap and shabby. No proper reception area. Not cleaned properly. Previous tenants credit cards in drawer. Bed was very comfortable but stains on quilt. Had two bedside lights but could only turn one on as there was no powerpoint to plug the other one into. Room smaller than our caravan. Late night reception staff was sullen and unhelpful. Wont be staying again or in any other breakfree hotel.

    2 night family trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Good location..was super hammered coming home after a night out, had about 15 schooies. Kebab shop just up the road, so I smashed one of those on the walk back which was only 5mins. Ended up spewin it up in the sink (sorry bout that)... only critic was the sink didn't drain well so I couldn't wash the spew down properly. But overall enjoyed the stay.

    Bigdogg, 1 night trip, Mar 12, 2020

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  • 4,0.Fair

    The room needs a good clean smell of and mould in bathroom, carpet needs steen clean. Wouldn’t take much to get this property standard up 🤔 I couldn’t relax

    1 night family trip, Feb 29, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Location was walking distance to tourist hotspots and food and bars were close

    4 night family trip, Feb 20, 2020

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  • 8,0.Very good

    Great location! Great value! Helpful and friendly staff.

    5 night trip, Feb 18, 2020

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  • 4,0.Fair

    The hot water system was poor and often lost all heat, so cold showers! There were rusted and exposed screws on the show soap tray! There was no soap tray near the bathroom sink. The instant coffee was undrinkable!The ironing board would not lock into place unless I manipulated it. Quite frankly, I would advise against staying there. It appears that it is "the hotel that senior management forgot”. I got the distinct impression that the staff (who were professional and who did their best) were abandoned here.

    Duncan, 6 night trip, Feb 16, 2020

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