US$51 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 5 Mar 2016 Check-out 6 Mar 2016

BreakFree Bell City

3 stars
View map of 205 Bell Street, Preston, Melbourne, VI 3072

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.9
out of 5
31 reviews
shelter

ok, what wi fi , was never mentioned.Be candid, colorful and honest, like you would with a friend... See full review

  • Walter D.
  • 4 Jan 2016
good for what I wanted

there are two hotels together so it can be tricky but this was was value for money and whilst it... See full review

  • wardy
  • 13 Sep 2015
BreakFree Bell City provides comfortable and affordable accommodations to vacationers exploring the northern part of Melbourne. Guests at this budget Preston hotel can check out fossils at Melbourne Museum and the beautiful architecture of St Patrick's Cathedral. Tourists can interact with meerkats at the Growing Wild section at Melbourne Zoo. Take pictures of the city skyline at the observation deck of Skydeck 88.
General

Patrons at BreakFree Bell City can do exercise routines at the fitness centre, do laps in the pool or play billiards and video games at the lounge area.



Location

BreakFree Bell City Hotel is located within Bell City hotel complex in Preston, Melbourne, one kilometre from Bell Railway Station. Holidaymakers can catch musical performances at Abbotsford Convent and shop for fresh produce and clothing at Queen Victoria Market.



  • NOTE: Guest would need to provide a credit card imprint on arrival or if they don't have a credit card, then a $200 Security deposit. A valid photo ID is required upon check in.
  • Parking fee is $7.00 per 24-hour period.
  • 20 min drive to the International Airport (Tullamarine)
  • 20 min drive to the Central Business District
Dining

Diners at Hotel BreakFree Bell City can sample bistro-style meals at JD's Diner & Bar and Australian specialties at Chill Restaurant & Bar on site. Take a break at the poolside bar or have cookouts at the barbecue area.
Rooms

All 85 value-for-money rooms have air conditioning, cable TV, clock radio, wireless Internet access, coffee- and tea-making facilities, refrigerator, iron/ironing board, private bathroom, hairdryer and direct-dial telephone. Some units have floor-to-ceiling windows.

BreakFree Bell City Rooms

Single Studio
Budget room contains 1 Single Bed, writing desk & chair, LCD TV, bar fridge, microwave, heating and cooling, telephone, and private en-suite bathroom. Laundry & cooking facilities area available on each floor.
Sleep & Go Twin
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with great views of the city skyline or Dandenong Ranges, these rooms consist of 2 Single beds and offer work station with broadband internet, Foxtel, tea & coffee making facilities, private en-suite and self-controlled air-conditioning.
Sleep & Go Queen
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with great views of the city skyline or Dandenong Ranges, these rooms consist of 1 Queen bed and offer work station with broadband internet, Foxtel, tea & coffee making facilities, private en-suite and self-controlled air-conditioning.
Sleep & Go King
Featuring floor-to-ceiling windows with great views of the city skyline or Dandenong Ranges, these rooms consist of 1 King bed and offer work station with broadband internet, Foxtel, tea & coffee making facilities, private en-suite and self-controlled air-conditioning.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness Center
Game room
Dining
Bar/Lounge
Restaurant
Services
Business centre
Laundry service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Meeting/Banquet facilities
Conference facilities
Gift shop
Currency exchange
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Parking
Accessibility
Handicapped rooms/facilities
Wheel chair access
Wheelchair accessible elevators

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Hotel Map

-37.7467 145.009
Area served
Access to the city, major hospitals, universities, and inner suburbs is simple, with tram, train and bus stops all within minutes of the hotel.
Nearby airports
Melbourne International Airport & Avalon Domesctic Airport.
Area description
From the popular bars and cafes on Prestons High Street, to the fantastic choice of dining options and guest facilities onsite at BreakFree Bell City, there is plenty to do without venturing far from the hotel. Melbourne CBD is only a 9km drive away, making the citys main attractions within close proximity of your accommodation. If you prefer to take public transport its only a short walk from the hotel, and there is also a free hotel CBD Shuttle service that operates during the week. Nearby attractions: High Street and Fitzroy Shops " 4.9km drive Preston Market " 1.1km walk or drive Northland Shopping Centre " 2.6 km drive Darebin International Sports Centre - 3.7km drive Preston Farmers Market " 1km walk or drive Melbourne CBD " 9km drive Melbourne Cricket Ground (MCG) " 9.9km drive

Nearby points of interest

  • Melbourne Zoo: 6.6 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 7.6 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 7.7 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 7.7 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Animals Australia: 7.8 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 7.8 km
  • Princess Theatre: 7.8 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 7.8 km
  • Chinese Museum: 7.9 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 8 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 8 km
  • City Museum: 8 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 8 km
  • Melbourne Zoo: 6.6 km
  • St. Patrick's Cathedral: 7.6 km
  • St. Peter's Church: 7.7 km
  • Post Master Gallery: 7.7 km
  • Parliament Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Animals Australia: 7.8 km
  • Fitzroy Gardens: 7.8 km
  • Melbourne City Baths: 7.8 km
  • Princess Theatre: 7.8 km
  • Old Melbourne Gaol: 7.8 km
  • Chinese Museum: 7.9 km
  • Captain Cook's Cottage: 8 km
  • Old Treasury Building: 8 km
  • City Museum: 8 km
  • State Library of Victoria: 8 km
  • Treasury Gardens: 8.1 km
  • Queen Victoria Market: 8.1 km
  • Parliament House: 8.1 km
  • Chinatown Melbourne: 8.2 km
  • St Michael`s Uniting Church: 8.3 km
  • Scots Church: 8.4 km
  • Bourke Street Mall: 8.4 km
  • Melbourne Cricket Ground: 8.4 km
  • Melbourne Town Hall: 8.5 km
  • Manchester Unity Building: 8.5 km
  • Royal Arcade: 8.5 km
  • Block Arcade: 8.6 km
  • Victorian Arts Centre: 8.6 km
  • Federation Square: 8.7 km
  • St Paul's Cathedral: 8.7 km
  • Giant Sky Wheel: 8.7 km
  • Australian Open Grounds: 8.8 km
  • ANZ Banking Museum: 8.9 km
  • Flinders Street Station: 8.9 km
  • Sunday Market: 8.9 km
  • Southgate Arts and Leisure Precinct: 9 km
  • Southgate Plaza: 9 km
  • National Gallery of Victoria: 9.1 km
  • Sidney Myer Music Bowl: 9.1 km
  • Immigration Museum: 9.1 km
  • Rialto Towers: 9.2 km
  • Observation Deck: 9.2 km
  • Eureka Tower: 9.2 km
  • Southern Cross Station: 9.4 km
  • Melbourne Aquarium: 9.4 km

Meeting facilities

Meeting Info
BreakFree Bell City offers an all-inclusive conference centre, along with all of the business facilities you might need. This hotel caters for a range of events, including small intimate meetings through to large conferences. Delegates have access to a great range of onsite facilities including over 600 parking spaces, onsite restaurants and cafes, the swimming pool, gymnasium and sauna.

Dining

CHILL Restaurant & Bar
Setting new standards for dining and entertainment, CHILL Restaurant & Bar is a CBD venue in the suburbs. Contemporary yet welcoming, CHILL Restaurant lets you enjoy the theatre of a full open kitchen - watch the spectacle of flaming pans and marvel at the chef's skills. The menu reflects the use of the freshest seasonal produce and has a Western Mediterranean theme with splashes of African spice and colour! CHILL Bar boast's an extensive selection of local and imported tap beer, sprits and wine by the glass. Come and enjoy a refreshing drink, sit back, relax and watch a sporting or major event on the 60 inch HD plasmas. Children are welcome and can choose from their own menu, especially developed for them.
Pantry Cafe & Convenience Store
Stocked as a local provender of life's little necessities and food items, the Pantry Cafe & Convenience Store is popular with guests and locals alike. Sit and enjoy an espresso or take one away for the perfect start to the day!
JD's Diner & Bar
Overlooking the hotel's stunning pool, JD's offers a tempting pub style menu, a range of local and imported beer and a variety of recreational activities including; pool table, table tennis, internet facilities and big screen TV. With something for everyone, JD's is the perfect place to site and unwind.

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for BreakFree Bell City

Overall score

3.9 / 5
5.01.0
31 out of 31
Amenities:
3.6
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
3.8
Comfort:
3.6
Location:
4
Value:
4.1

90% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

1
5.01.0
fiona j.
Couples
Cockatoo
11 Jan 2016

Air conditioner

Sorry I have to put up a negative review. We arrived around 4.30 pm on a stinking hot day. There was a lady at reception complaining she had no aircon and that she had told them at midday and it still was t working. Well we were sent off to our room firstly given the wrong toom number and entered someone else's room totally embarrassed. The. Even concierge came with us to the tight room we were greeted with a heat wave as we opened the door. Well now we simpathised with that poor lady. We were assured the aircon would be activated by the plant room. Well after 10 minutes we were dripping in sweat so we went down yo reception and demanded refund only to be told we would be put into another room. Amazingly this room was super cold and then we couldn't adjust the temp. The control panel for the aircon was damaged. We had no apology from reception and the only customer friendly person we spoke to was a security guy who confirmed the hotel was having issues for a while with their aircon. Never again 'BreakFree' true to its name .

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
1
Location:
4
Value:
1
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Walter D.
Couples
N/A
4 Jan 2016

shelter

ok, what wi fi , was never mentioned.Be candid, colorful and honest, like you would with a friend or someone you’ve just met. Don’t be harsh, crude or spiteful. Profane, threatening, or inflammatory comments are 100 unacceptable. Give kudos to the staff or people you met, but don’t post their full name or publicize their personal information. Don’t make references to travel brands or sites, or include any links or prices.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
marklyn
Couples
jubilee pocket, airlie beach
19 Sep 2015

location

we have stayed here 5 times this year. best value for money

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wardy
Business
Gwynneville
13 Sep 2015

good for what I wanted

there are two hotels together so it can be tricky but this was was value for money and whilst it had a weird layout, it was acceptable. the bar was a good place for a break.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
3
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
Miss M
Business
Crows Nest
3 Sep 2015

Not staying there again!

The room was okay, but the rest of the hotel has a dodgy feeling about it. I had something disappear from my room, when pointed out to staff I got a very rude response!!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
1
Comfort:
3
Location:
2
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Gaz
Family
Mooroobool
2 Sep 2015

Something unusual

I booked 2 rooms together in one booking, but our rooms are not place next to each other. Hence, I have to request for our rooms to be closer together. However, My mum felt uncomfortable in one of your room 6025, it felt like there's someone watching over her at midnight. Thus we have requested room changed again. Your staff was kind to handle this situation.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
2
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
3
Comfort:
2
Location:
3
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
marklyn
Couples
jubilee pocket, airlie beach
20 Aug 2015

great value

basic but close to city, airport. freeways and city ring roads. car parking is $7 night but sometimes finding a car park is dificult,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Ange M
Family
N/A
17 Aug 2015

Get What you pay for

Overall good stay, would stay there again! Perfect location!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
3
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Family

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
wayne r.
Couples
N/A
17 Apr 2015

great value for money rooms

needed a budget price hotel..great value for money.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

Review of BreakFree Bell City

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
libra
Couples
LochSport, Australia
12 Oct 2013

beautiful cityviews room good and adequate

Easy check in and check out. Beautiful view of the city skyline

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Couples

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