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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort
Ranked #4 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Reviewed 28 May 2014

We stayed 4 nights - the location is right in the city and everything is within walking distance. Rooms are large, well appointed and clean. The apartment we were in would have benefitted from some small changes- new coffee mugs instead of the clunky 97c crazed and stained ones. We didn't spend much time in front of the TV and you usually expect something a bit bigger than 26" in the lounge.
Staff on the front desk were marvellous and did all the bookings which were charged back to the room - only one bill -great!!
Overall a great place to stay at a reasonable cost

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

Hi PhilandRob,
So glad you had a great stay with us, thank you for your review. We are in the process of replacing those older coffee mugs so if you come back that shouldn't be an issue. As for the TV, well each unit is owned by different people and they chose and paid for the TV. Many of our rooms have adequate or large screen TVs.
Cheers,
Brian

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Reviewed 27 May 2014

My partner and I spent two nights here in a one bedroom apartment at the start of our holiday. Friends of ours stayed in the adjoining apartment.

The apartment was very well appointed with big separate bedroom, huge bathroom that had glass wall in shower so you could see into the lounge area and kitchen with large fridge to keep all our food and drinks in. The balcony was big enough for four to sit comfortably, and the view of Cairns Inlet and the Harbour was magnificent. Situated right on the Cairns Esplanade allows access to shops, supermarket and restaurants within 2 minute walking distance. Car parking is also availableat no cost.

Highly recommended

Room Tip: Pick an Ocean View apartment, great value
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Dear 87Fran87,
I am so greatful to you for your highly rated review. Many thanks indeed.
Cheers,
Brian

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Reviewed 23 May 2014

excellent location close to everything you need shopping dining casino etc. the customer service was excellent especially Megan, she organised all our day trips ( Would recommend Down Under Tours ). On the day of our checkout we had a late flight and stored our luggage at the hotel, we were told that we were still welcome to use all the amenities for as long as we required would definitely recommend this hotel for anyone planning a trip to Cairns

Room Tip: any of the ocean view rooms
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank Murray V
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Hi Murray V,
Wow! Top marks in every category - thanks so much for your enthusiastic review. It is greatly appreciated because we are striving to improve in everything we do.
Best wishes,
Brian

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Reviewed 22 May 2014

Fantastic location opposite the pool on the Esplanade and above the night markets. We had an ocean view room, 7th floor, fantastic views. Reception staff were friendly and helpful with information. We had a one bedroom spa apartment - clean, well appointed, spa great. Unfortunately King size bed was 2 singles pushed together ( I hate that as someone ends up on the join if used to sleeping together) and could do with an upgrade (uncomfortable). Close to lots of great restaurants nearby, great walk along the esplanade. 5 minute walk to harbour where boats leave for the reef. 2 minute walk to supermarket.

Room Tip: Get the ocean view room- worth the extra, fantastic view
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Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
Thank Narelle C
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2014

Hi Narelle C
Thank you for your kind review. I see that this is your 37th TripAdvisor review so I am really pleased that you rated us so highly. The beds are actually 2 king singles with the mattresses zipped together then a comfy mattress protector is placed on top. Most guests comment favourably on our beds. If you return to Royal Harbour please ring first and request one of our queen bed rooms where there is no join in the mattress. I'm also glad that you liked our location with great restaurants nearby, and the fantastic views.
Best wishes
Brian

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Reviewed 7 May 2014

What can I say perfect location perfect weather perfect apartment perfect staff perfect holiday , I would highly recommend reasonable price and if we return we get a discount, the apartment was spotless pat on the back to housekeeping I hope we left it clean ( of course I did )

Room Tip: Any room would be magic
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  • Stayed: May 2014, travelled as a couple
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1  Thank leeann a
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear lee858,
Wow, you hit the nail on the head! Many thanks for your brief but comprehensive review.
Best wishes,
Brian

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Reviewed 13 April 2014

This is a non serviced apartment right in the heart of Cairns . The public lido is directly opposite and is great for children and adults of all ages to cool off at all times, day and night. The hotel has a lovely pool but quite deep, not really good for non swimmers. There are BBQs in the hotel garden for residents to use. Pool towels are readily available from reception area.
The room was spacious with a separate bedroom and kitchenette with a microwave, and double hot plate which was enough to enable you to cook at home if you wish. Lots of cafés and bars around if you prefer to go out. The rooms are not serviced so you don't get clean towels unless you pay extra or wash them yourself in the washing machine in your room.
Reception staff are very helpful and can advise on trips and places to go.

Room Tip: We were over the Main Street with bars and cafés but were not disturbed by them at all.
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  • Stayed: April 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank margaret b
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear margaret b,
We very much appreciate you taking the time to write your review which, may I say, is very informative for prospective guests and I can confirm its accuracy.
Best wishes,
Brian

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Reviewed 7 April 2014

We choose this hotel after viewing the position on Google Earth and reading reviews on Trip advisor. We had asked for the highest floor with sea views. When we arrived we realised that all rooms have sea views due to the staggered design of each floor plan. Our room was on the 7th floor, which is the highest available. There are two floors above this but they are residential. Our room was at the very front and had great views over the harbour and esplanade which has a great freeform public swimming pool.
The room was very spacious with the bedroom at the rear in the coolest part of the apartment. The bathroom has a large Jacuzzi bath with a circular glass screen that looks out through the kitchenette to the lounge and over the sea. There is a curtain that can be pulled across for privacy.
The hotel staff we very helpful and always willing to give advice.
The hotel is situated on the esplanade. There are many shops and good restaurants offering every type of national and international cuisine. There is a an indoor market with a great food court. although situated in a bustling area we were never aware of any noise in our room.
In conclusion very good hotel in the centre of things to do.

Room Tip: Any room is good. the higher the better.
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  • Stayed: March 2014, travelled as a couple
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3  Thank Paul19
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2014

Dear Paul19,
Thank you for your very thorough and accurate review.
Best wishes,
Brian

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Additional Information about 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: £81 - £145 (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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