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“Getaway On Grafton” 5 of 5 bubbles
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Getaway On Grafton
Ranked #14 of 89 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
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2 reviews
“Getaway On Grafton”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2013

This was a great trip and a great place. The room was large and comfortable.
Kevin was very helpful, helped us plan our trip and gave great advice based on local knowledge. He also suggested the most appropriate tours for our needs. He was happy to help us in all our questions. Would love to re-visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank K p
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Beijing, China
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 May 2013

We had a really good experience here! The room is big,clean and good decorated.Bed is very comfortable.We stay in a family room with a kitchen. You can find all facilities and convenience in it.It's realy like in yor home.Hotel staff were very friendly. They gave us good service and detailed information for our tour.We will chose this hotal again if we have chance to be Cairns next time!

  • Stayed May 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Xiaojing Z
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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review, 17 May 2013
Thanks for your comments, it is always a pleasure to meet happy travelers! We hope to see you again too!
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Minnetonka, Minnesota
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72 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 April 2013

The physical setting is very nice – just as pictured. We required a two-bedroom, two-bath apartment. There was plenty of room for the 5 of us. The kitchen was sufficient for some broiling for dinner and for breakfasts, etc. The location was OK but manageable – a little bit far from the lagoon area and markets. Kevin et al. were attentive to our needs. All of that being said, there were some minuses. Our apt. seemed a bit shabby and ill lit. My night-stand looked like a thrift shop rescue, couch was frayed, coffee table glass chipped. Our folding bathroom door kept falling off of the track and required repair. The showers would benefit from a good steam cleaning. We also learned what a self-contained apt. is, as opposed to a serviced apt. The new tenant is supplied with a start-up kit – one roll of toilet paper/bathroom, one bar of soap, one dishwasher soap packet, etc. Everything else you either buy at the market (if you are a longer-term tenant) or from the front desk. This was new one on us. All in all, an OK place to stay – nice landscaping and pool area.

  • Stayed April 2013, travelled with family
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Thank reisenbe
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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review, 17 May 2013
Thanks for your feedback, glad to hear you enjoyed Cairns.
Far North Queensland is known for fresh air and tropical climate, Markets and lagoon are around a 10 min walk from here and we have never hidden that fact. Cairns weather and wide flat walking streets make it easy and pleasurable. Cairns offer a unique tuk tuk pushbike ride and for a small fee they are happy to ride you home, this is fun and different for anyone with tired legs.
Peoples interpretation of thrift shop rescue and their expectation will differ every time. However the apartments are all individually owned and upgrading is usually staggered, we are constantly working to improve your experience. Knowing of the apartment you stayed in, I know this lamp is not old or 2nd hand, just may not have been your taste. Lighting regulations have changed in Australia to conform with green energy and most of the fluro lights are just not as bright as the old incandescent bulbs. You may have also been visiting while we have some cloud cover (this does happen in the tropics - keeps things green) and most homes will be dull.
Self contained apartments mean you don't have the daily servicing that a hotel provide and clearly stated throughout our advertising. Your start up kit contains 2 rolls of toilet paper per toilet (one on the peg and a new one in the cupboard. As you were in 2 bedroom 2 bathroom apartment = 4 rolls of paper would have been supplied. All apartments are given, 2 x dish liquid sachets, 2 x dishwasher sachets, 1 shampoo and 1 soap per bathroom, 2 x laundry sachets, tea, coffee, sugar sachets for 6 persons of a coffee and tea each and a small milk in the fridge.
The folding bathroom doors are a little clumsy and maintenance is constant, sometimes a little care in closing / opening them is needed, but if anyone has any trouble with them, Kevin is always approachable & available to fix it pronto.
We appreciate honest feedback and it helps us understand peoples expectations and areas of improvement. We are sorry to hear your experience was not what you expected to find.
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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 April 2013

We had such a great in Cairns. We didn't know what to expect and we were very happy that we we had booked such a great place. It was clean, spacious and beautiful. Our son enjoyed the pool and the BBQ is very nice. Linda and Kevin helped us with all the bookings and for the things to do in Cairns. You will need a car and drive arround. The town center is an easy walk. I recommended this place to a friend who is going to visit Cairns and I would recommend it to anyone. Don't look elsewhere.

Thanks for the lovely stay.
Christian, Isabelle and Philippe

  • Stayed March 2013, travelled with family
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review, 4 April 2013
Thank you for choosing to stay at Getaway on Grafton and for taking the time to share your experience with other Trip Adviser reviewers. We loved having you stay with us , it is such a long way from Canada. We have your lovely drawing of Nemo the Clown fish displayed in our office on on our facebook page.
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Moranbah
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 March 2013

We had intended to use our camping trailer but due to the heavy rains previous we decided to stay in apartment for few days. Kevin and Lynda were excellent host with lots of local knowledge. The rooms were exceptionally clean and modern. The pool and BBQ area was great also.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Colin P
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Boardman, Ohio
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 February 2013

We had a great stay at the Getaway. Close walking distance to the Esplanade. Clean and spacious accomodations (we rented a 2 bedroom). The office staff was very friendly and helpful in answering all of our questions. We would definately stay at the Getaway again.

  • Stayed February 2013, travelled with friends
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Thank Kim K
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grafton, nsw, australia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2013

had a great stay at getaway, the facilities were great but the best thing was the personal service given by Kevin and lynda, they really went out of their way to make our stay comfortable and enjoyable.

  • Stayed January 2013, travelled with family
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Thank texwhipp
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Kevlinco, Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review, 15 February 2013
Thank you for your kind comments! Linda and I enjoy meeting people and like to help make your stay a great memory!
Kevin
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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 #14 of 89 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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