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“Outstanding service in this family run establishment”
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Getaway On Grafton
Ranked #17 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Outstanding service in this family run establishment”
Reviewed 15 June 2011

Hotel located just two blocks from the Cairns Esplanade. Great location for families with small children. Kevin and Linda were wonderful hosts. They went out of their way to meet all our needs, from alerting us to the possibility of flight delays to providing a complimentary baby buggy. We could not recomend them highly enough and would not hesitate to stay there again or to recomend them to friends.

  • Stayed June 2011, travelled with family
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Port Augusta, Australia
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Reviewed 9 June 2011

We had a wonderful holiday for a first trip to Cairns the weather was excellent.
We found the service and help provided at Getway on Grafton by Linda and Kevin to be exceptional. They were so helpful and knowledgeable when organising and booking our tours. Getway on Grafton is in the perfect position close to the esplanade, within walking distance of shopping and resturants. Our room was excellent and very clean.
I also enjoyed swimming in the pool even though it was a bit cold at this time of the year.
My husband loved the spa and sat in it everyday!!!!
I also like that there is a security gate for car parking.
We had a great holiday and would recommend Getaway on Grafton has a great accommodation in Cairns I have already recommended it to all my work friends.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled as a couple
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Dardanup WA
2 reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 June 2011

Well situated, clean, very affordable and comfortable family accomodation. A nice quiet complex with a great pool area for relaxing and unwinding. With all the amenities you could need close by, including a 24hour medical practice and chemist, we thoroughly enjoyed our week long stay. A short stroll away from the Esplanade and Muddies kids playground and only about a 15-20 min stroll from the marina, lagoon and main shopping district. The personal friendly service was fantastic. Linda and Kevin were very friendly, welcoming and helpful people. During one conversation, I mentioned my hubby and boys all shared an interest in aircraft. The following day, Kevin called the room to let us know there was a plane performing aerobatics over the esplanade if we wanted to head out the front of the complex to take a look. This is the kind of service missing from most places these days and I was most impressed that he would recall our conversaiton and think to let us know. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Cairns, no point trying elsewhere, this place was great.

Room Tip: upstairs bedrooms in the townhouse is great.
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  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Galway, Ireland
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 May 2011

Had a wonderful stay, upgraded to a townhouse and had lots of space. Excellent all round .Kevin and Sally were so helpful and thanks for recommending Michaelmas Cay for our trip to the Great Barrier Reef.Wish we had more time in Cairns.

  • Stayed April 2011, travelled with family
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Truro, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2011

Idealy situated, a short stroll to town yet a very quiet location. The accomodation was very spacious and clean, we couldn't find fault with any thing. The staff were very friendly and helpfull, would definitely use this place again!! Excellent value for money.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with friends
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 May 2011

We loved the space in the two bedroomed apartment, a great kitchen, diner area and lounge. Bedrooms had lots of wardrode space and comfortable beds. The kitchen was well stocked with essential equipment for cooking and the welcome packs of basics such as coffee, teabags, washing powder etc was great to get us started before we were able to shop at the supermarket. There is a small 24 hour Woolworths nearby but Coles and a big Woolies is a 15-20 mins walk - as is the nearest Bottle-o - perfect if you have a car but not so good on foot if you have heavy bags of shopping to carry.
Lounge and balcony overlooked the pool which was lovely - and quiet during our stay - perfect for a lazy sunny afternoon or early evening - pool opens at 6 am until 10pm !.

for an evening meal out we took Kevin's recommendation to go to the Cock and Bull further up the Grafton Road - good food and reasonably priced. Walking down into the mainstream of Cairns nightlife, restaurants and pubs took around 10 mins or so which was fine - lots of choice and well worth a walk on the Espanade especially around sunset.
Kevin and Linda really helpful - got good advice on the best day trips around the area.

Overall a great stay and would definitely go back there if we ever find ourselves in Cairns again. We were really pleased with our choice - had done some research beforehand and found the Getaway via Tripadvisor so for us it really worked - thanks.

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Stratford, Australia
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 May 2011

Love it - great facilities, location and all you need including kitchen gear for everything you'd like to prepare! Kevin & Linda great hosts. Defintely back here next trip!

  • Stayed May 2011, travelled with family
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Property: Getaway On Grafton
Address: 157 - 159 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 84 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): ££
Hotel Class:4 star — Getaway On Grafton 4*
Number of rooms: 20
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A perfect location, just one block from the city, Getaway on Grafton is close to the Esplanade and within minutes walking distance of the city attractions. This superior holiday complex of 1 & 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments features open-plan living. There is a fully appointed kitchen in each apartment, which includes a dishwasher and microwave. Getaway On Grafton is focused around resort style pool and spa, with a distinctly tropical theme. Enjoy the warm breezes from the private balcony of the apartment. ... more   less 
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