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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort
Ranked #4 of 65 Hotels in Cairns
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“great views”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 May 2012

great location near the lagoon on the esplanade, we stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was very comfortable and well equiped

Room Tip: get a garden room overlooking the pool, cheaper than ocean view
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  • Stayed May 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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  • Location
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 bubbles
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2012 via mobile

When I booked this Apartment I checked Trip Advisor and some of the reviews were not flattering at all. My Apartment and staff expirience was brilliant. I under stand some comments about the bath tubs but I found it to be quirky. I will definitely be staying there if it's available for my next visit to Cairns. The location was unbelievable right at the centre of everything.

Stayed May 2012, travelled solo
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Brisbane, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2012

We stayed here for 5 days over Australia day 2012 and I can highly recommend this hotel if you are looking for something minimalistic, for a good price in a great location.

Postitives: Location is awesome - lagoon directly over the road, reef marina a 2 min walk, great views over the ocean (ask for an ocean facing room, we stayed on LVL 6 and this was great), staff are SO friendly and helpful, they really made the stay better, lots of restuarants nearby, night markets directly below etc, great price compared to other local hotels.

Negatives: We also had a weird problem with little ants? And the air con is VERY noisy, be warned! (Although I sleep with ear plugs so had no real problem). The lady on the lower level tour desk (not reception) - extremely rude and unfriendly, don't ever use her services! Decor is not overly fancy (but the apt was clean and tidy and all we needed really)

Overall - We had a great holiday and I would def come back to this hotel, given the positives far outweigh the negatives :)

Room Tip: Choose an one bed, ocean facing, at least LVL 6 or higher
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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2012

We stayed a week here over Christmas through an on-line deal pay for 5 nights and get 2 free. For a centrally located resort and for a one bedroom with ocean views we were very impressed getting a weeks accomodation for $900!!. The place was clean and yes there was a problem with ants as I'd read in previous reviews but hey if you take the rubbish out each morning when you leave for the day and wash up the problem is controllable. The shuttle stop to DFO, Kuranda, Skyline etc picked you up right outside, the night markets are underneath, food places everywhere. The Marina (where you leave for the Reef) is an easy walking distance and so is Woolies/BWS if you'd prefer to eat in. The staff were fantastic Megan and Louise booked extra trips for us, provided maps and were extremely friendly and helpful. There was a false fire alarm one night at 3am which the manager had under control asap (loud speakers in the rooms) which was a bit annoying but only added to the adventure of travel. The only downside is that there was no free wi-fi, no television in the bedroom and no in room safe. It also had beautiful grounds with very clean BBQ's and a great pool overlooking the esplanade. Overall we had a great time at this resort and would recommend it and stay there in the future,

Room Tip: Pay the little bit extra for the 1 Bedroom with Ocean Views.
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  • Stayed December 2011, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Sydney
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2012

This self contained apartment block is in the best location in Cairns. It is situated on the Esplanade above many good restaurants. It was our third time to Cairns and our first time at Breakfree. We found the location ideal, being a short walk to Woolworths for supplies. The one bedroom we were in was set up a little weird with the bed as you walk into the room, shower was wacky being a clear tube that looks into the kitchen. Mind you, these were not a problem to us, as we enjoyed the perfect view we had over the Esplanade pool and park that the living area and balcony provided. The only negatives we found were, the kitchen area. Inside the drawers needed lining, as the bottoms were rough and the cutlery sat directly on it, was a bit off putting with eating utensils. Also the tv, and washing machine/dryer needed some sort of instructions. We were not familiar with a front loader and the tv kept dropping out due to the rain. So a little guidance in these things would have been a help. We called maintenance for help which was fixed within an hour.
I would not hesitate in recommending Breakfree Royal, we will be staying there again in the future for sure.
Louise in reception was an absolute sweet heart very well informed. Extremely helpful and should be highly commended for, professionalism. Again do stay here, and you will not be disappointed.

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  • Stayed January 2012, travelled as a couple
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Additional Information about BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

Property: BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort
Address: 73 - 75 The Esplanade | Cars enter at 60 Abbott Street (Level 1), Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Fitness Centre with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#10 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
Price range (per night): ₹ 6,675 - ₹ 11,518
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 36
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
Cairns is the primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Tropical North Queensland's outback. From a great waterfront location overlooking Trinity Bay and the spectacular Cairns Lagoon, BreakFree Royal Harbour is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the best of this vibrant tropical city. The resort is within walking distance of Cairns CBD and the bustling hub of the Esplanade's restaurants and cafes. The famous Cairns Night Markets are on the hotel's doorstep and the Reef Casino is nearby. BreakFree Royal Harbour offers self-contained one bedroom garden spas with a private courtyard and one bedroom ocean view spa apartments with a private balcony all including kitchenettes, laundry facilities, spa, air conditioning, internet access, ironing facilities, hair dryer, digital TV and a VHS/DVD player. From the level two pool deck, guests can enjoy views of the ocean, Cairns Lagoon and the passing parade of marine vessels heading out to the Great Barrier Reef. Guests can enjoy recreational facilities including a swimming pool with sun deck and shade, gymnasium and BBQ facilities. Cairns is a city of many moods. The crisp clear air of its mornings, the tropical warmth of its days, as well as balmy nights lit by the moon shining over Trinity Bay offer an unmatched appeal and BreakFree Royal Harbour is the place to enjoy it. Please note: For guests arriving by car, including taxi, please arrive at our rear entrance where Reception and car parking is located - Level 1, 60 Abbott Street. This is above the Night Markets. ... more   less 
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