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Getaway On Grafton
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All reviewsbedroom townhousethe kitchen was fully equippedbackpackers hostelhighly recommend this propertyminute walkstay there againbbq areaapartment was cleanwasher and dryerself containedwithin walking distancesecure parkinggreat place to staypool areamuddy's playgroundgreat apartmentafter hours
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

We had a townhouse for 9 days for the four of us (2 adults and 2 kids) and loved it. It's big, roomy, self contained with a washing machine, dryer, fridge, microwave, oven etc so all we had to do was buy some groceries and we were set. Both bedrooms had an ensuite with shower and both were air conditioned, which was great cause it was hot and humid when we visited. There is a BBQ in the pool area complete with BBQ kit which contains sauces, tongs ect, which was a great touch. We had quite a bit to do with the owner Kevin, and he was friendly, helpful and knew heaps about Cairns and it's surrounds so if we had any questions he was a great help. We had to stay overnight in Palm Cove for a wedding, but kept our room, and we let Kevin know this out of courtesy and came back to our beds made up and fresh, clean towels on our beds. It was so nice to walk into that, it was a great touch.
Our room was next to the backpackers accommodation next door, and yeah they are everywhere, but seriously with the air conditioner going all night and having the ensuite door shut you wouldn't know they were there, so no complaints.
Overall, we loved this accommodation. It was a nice 10 minute walk to the main part of Cairns, the hosts were great, our kids loved the pool and we really loved it.
I wouldn't hesitate to stay here again nor would I hesitate in recommending Getaway on Grafton to family and friends.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Belinda B
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Reviewed 22 October 2013

It's old, tired, ne t toa noisy backpackers dump and in a horrid part of town.
No milk on arrival, rationed tea bags, smoking allowed on balcony.
Families living there full time.
Will never trend save money again.

  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with family
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Thank Deb B
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Kevlinco, Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this reviewResponded 10 November 2013

WOW.. obviously you did not do your research properly!, Sometimes travelers come with a different attitude towards life and people? There was milk in the fridge, sorry.. no endless supply of tea bags? Families living here full time? Did you do a census? While we do our best towards customer service, we are not here to be abused.
Kevin

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Reviewed 14 October 2013

The town-house was very modern and it was good to have two en-suites as we were two couples sharing the unit. Getaway on Grafton was very conveniently located to the esplanade and only a five to 20 minute walk to all sites along the esplanade and Grafton Street including supermarkets, tourist centres and restaurants. The furtherest walk was the 20 minutes to the Pier where we caught our cruise for the Barrier Reef. We expected the area to be noisy due to the nearby backpackers, however we never heard a sound when inside the unit. The beds were very comfortable and the unit had everything required to self cater, although there were a lot of great food outlets a short walk from the Getaway. The staff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely stay here again and would recommend the Getaway on Grafton to family and friends.

Room Tip: Would definitely recommend the townhouses for two couples or couple with adult child.
  • Stayed: October 2013, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 12 October 2013

Excellent... Next time I go to Cairns with my family... Definitely staying at Getaway on Grafton. Clean tidy rooms, friendly staff, awesome location.
Spacious town houses for families. Quiet, great pool

  • Stayed: September 2013
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Thank Rivaanco
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Reviewed 11 October 2013

i got all my activities in Cairns arranged through Kevin and Linda at Getaway on Grafton. we stayed at next door appartment.Both kevin and linda were very good with advices on anything regarding Cairns. When our pick up car from other company didnt reach on time, they were equally worried. Linda called them many times to ensure that we didn't miss our flight. They were even ready to drop us to the airport in case the car hire was late. We got bicylcles from them for our cairns trip and enjoyed the scenic ride on cycle along the coast.They recommended us to go and see the Magic show of Sam Powers. I am glad we went and saw as it was an amazing show filled with witty jokes and impeccable magic tricks.
I would definitely recommend Kevin and Linda for their services.

  • Stayed: January 2013, travelled as a couple
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Thank Rtneu
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