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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort
Ranked #4 of 63 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 29 March 2014

Our daughter has settled in Cairns so this is our second visit , we didn't bother looking at any other accommodation as we loved it so much the first time round .
I like the fact that you are left alone and not disturbed by room service , we were also very lucky in that we had a dryer as well as a washer .
A nice added touch that we took advantage of was the providing of beach towels , saves us lugging bulky towels from home around .
Our daughter left us her car to borrow which we were able to park for free.
As for the location , well you can't beat it , hopefully we will be back again next year !

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear BradfordAlex,

We too hope you will come back next year. Thank you so much for your most complimentary review.

Cheers,
Brian

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Reviewed 28 March 2014

This would be the best location that we have stayed at - so central and our room overlooked the Esplanade gardens and boardwalk. The rooms very clean and the bed was extremely comfortable. The pool and the tropical garden around it was lovely with such a lot of colour in the plants. The only downside would be the noise of the airconditioner - it was very loud but very efficient. I wish the hotels would have ceiling fans it would be so much more cost effective for them as well as being a nicer alternative than the roaring aircon

Room Tip: Sea front rooms are the best - make sure you are away from the refuse rooms
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank jmhjrr
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 March 2014

Dear jmhjrr,

Thank you for your most welcome review, we appreciate you taking the time to post it. And we are grateful for your good review of our location, our clean rooms, comfortable bed, lovely pool and gardens. I also would love to see ceiling fans in every apartment but unfortunately the ceilings are not high enough to keep tall guests from hurting themselves if they raised their arms and hit the fan.

Best wishes,
Brian

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Reviewed 19 March 2014

Had an apartment overlooking the Esplanade, and it was very good. The bedroom was at the back so no noise, comfy beds, good lighting.There was a spa bath in the unit, but we did not use it.The shower had great water pressure, and it was good to have a kitchen with a microwave and a hot plate. We would love to go back.

  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Dear travelpro5

Thank you for your review, we would love to have you back and next time please have a spa bath, they're "kinky" some say.

Cheers,
Brian

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Reviewed 13 March 2014

The room was very good, spacious with all amenities.The position of the hotel is excellent, right on the promenade. What was outstanding at this hotel was the reception service especially Meegan, who made a great contribution to us enjoying our stay in the Cairns area..

Room Tip: All rooms seemed to have a view of the sea but one with the sun during the day would have been perf...
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  • Stayed: January 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank John T
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2014

Hi John T

Many thanks for your review. You and several others have been saying great things about us lately and Meegan is becomming famous. People check in and say "so you're the famous Meegan". I certainly agree that we have great rooms, the best position and a fabulous team.

Cheers,
Brian

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Reviewed 12 March 2014

My partner and I were very pleased to arrive and find this hotel was right in the middle of the Esplanade with fantastic views of the harbour and lagoon. Just go out the front door and have your choice of restaurants and bars, with the night market right beneath the hotel and within an easy walk to the casino and the wharves for the reef boat tours. In the evenings we had a fantastic view of the bats flying out, and were also happy to just sit and watch the boats heading in and out of the harbour. The room was simple, spacious and clean with all the standard amenities you could want, and it was quiet even with the central city location. Megan on reception was a pleasure to deal with, she was always very cheerful and helpful. I would not hesitate to recommend this hotel to anyone wanting a prime location at a price that won't break the bank. If you decide you want a hire car, we can also highly recommend All Day Car Rentals right near the hotel for good rates and a hassle free experience,

Room Tip: Be sure to ask for an ocean view room.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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2  Thank Mary F
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 12 March 2014

Dear Mary F,

Thank you very much for your review and excellent rating. We do really appreciate you taking the time to post your comments and we are especially glad that you enjoyed your stay here. Hoping we will see you back here one day.

Best wishes
Brian

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

We stayed at Royal Harbour 21st Feb-28th Feb 2014, we found it to be a fantastic location everything was in a few minutes walk away, The Coffee Club was our favourite place for a chai latte & our choice of cheesecake just downstairs. Woolies supermarket was in Abbott St less than 5mins away, our room was located on the 2nd floor overlooking the garden, the bbq & pool was right outside our door. Our room very clean & all the utensils we needed to cook a meal. We had a problem with our 2 plate stove 1 wasn!t working we told Jane at reception & we came back to find they had replaced it with a new one. The staff were very friendly & helpful especially Francesca nothing was a problem for her. We highly recommend the Royal Harbour for your stay in Cairns, we will definately stay there again when we come back.

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  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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4  Thank Marilyn V
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Dear Marilyn V,

What a lovely review, thank you so much. You mentioned all the things that most guests want to be sure of and your high marks will no doubt result in more people deciding to stay with us. We are most grateful to you and hope to see you here again soon.

Cheers,
Brian

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Reviewed 2 March 2014

Staying at the Royal Harbour was an enjoyable time. It was spacious and convenient. The little kitchenette had everything we needed to cook our own meals if we wanted. There was a little grocery store around the corner that opened at 6AM and they had ready made coffee. We liked that we could just go downstairs one way and be on the Esplanade but go the other way to our car and to the town. The lagoon, a swimming pool with a sandy beach, could be reached by crossing the Esplanade. The inconvenience was that there was not someone accessible at the front desk during the evening hours. We wanted to use the gym but by the time we got the key from the front desk the next day we had other things to do and didn't have time to use it. We thought our room key would open the door but there is a separate key. It should have been offered to us when we checked in. There was a washing machine in the room so that was convenient to wash clothes and with the great ocean breeze and the drying rack they provided on the balcony, we were able to dry our clothes. We also enjoyed using the Jacuzzi tub in the bathroom. I would definitely stay there again.

  • Stayed: February 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Rachel R
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 7 March 2014

Dear Rachel R

Your comments are most welcome, thank you for taking the time to post them. Most of what you wrote is positive and we are grateful to you. But I would like to comment on the gym key issue. If we were to mention everything at checkin, you would be bored silly and your first impression would not be about the friendly staff and the easy checkin. We do mention that there is a gym on level 2. Anyone interested in using the gym (about 8% of our guests) then usually goes there and reads the notice on the door. We must comply with policy about insisting that all gym users first sign a waiver.

Once again, thank you and I do hope we will be welcoming you back one day soon.

Cheers
Brian

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Address: 73 - 75 The Esplanade | Cars enter at 60 Abbott Street, 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: £74 - £132 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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, 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. ... more   less 
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