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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

#11 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
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73 - 75 The Esplanade | Cars enter at 60 Abbott Street (Level 1), Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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  • Location
    5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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Springfield, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I stayed here at the BreakFree Roayla Harbour Cairns with my fiancée for the second time in the past 3 years. We stayed for a week this time after really enjoying our stay last time. The staff are very friendly and go out of their way to accommodate any requests. We stayed on the sixth floor again after the excellent... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 hotel reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

This hotel is perfectly located. It is right on the esplanade close to everything. There are heaps of restaurants at your front door, the night markets a few doors down, the lagoon right across the road, short walk to the wharf where boats leave for the reef, and a supermarket a few minutes walk away. Its also about a 15... More 

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Oakhurst, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
4 hotel reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was a fine unit. It had a separate bedroom, living room/kitchen combo, and a large spa tub. There were little ant looking things in the kitchen and a can of bug spray under the counter. I think the little bugs/ants were looking for water. It was quite humid for the first few days of our trip. Every time we... More 

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We stayed a week in May 2015. It is ideally located and central to nearly all CBD attractions and tours. Clean and large rooms. We would definitely stay here again. Parking available and good security.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed a couple of times now the last being in January 2015. We have always received professional, friendly service from all employees. The rooms have always been clean, tidy and well maintained. The resort is right in the centre of the city restaurant hub and the self-contained units make it ideal to cook at home if you prefer.... More 

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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Bernadine S, Thank you so much for your positive review, it means a lot to us that so many of our guests really enjoyed their stay with us and that we did make a difference. Best wishes, Brian More 

Ireland
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We spent 3 nights here at the end of April. The apartment was spacious with plenty of equipment. lovely large balcony overlooking the pool and ocean. some noise coming from the restaurants below however this did not really bother us. Very friendly receptionist who took time booking us in and explaining all the amenities to us. She also booked us... More 

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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Helene R, We do appreciate your lovely comments so much - many thanks and we hope to see you here again one day despite the length of your journey. Best wishes, Brian More 

adelaide, south australia
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71 reviews 71 reviews
28 hotel reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have been here several times before and have thoroughly enjoyed it every time. Situated directly on the Esplanade the apartment has excellent sea views and is central to all city needs including many restaurants, bars and marina. I am already looking forward to my next visit.

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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear itravelunravelled, Your review is most welcome, many thanks for taking the time to post it and for your positive words. We all look forward to having you back here again. Cheers, Brian More 

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7 reviews 7 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I travel to Cairns & Northern Beaches regularly and this time decided to stay on the Esplanade in Cairns. After researching hotels and rooms we decided upon the Breakfree Royal Harbour - thinking it was part of the Breakfree/Mantra group it should be a good place to stay. We booked and pre-paid an Oceanview Spa 1 Bedroom... More 

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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Kylie M, You have broken my heart - seriously. I had to go back 67 reviews to find our last 2 star review. I am so sorry that you found our hotel and hospitality unsatisfactory. It is our usual practice to change rooms when possible if a guest is not happy on arrival with the room allocated to them.... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
8 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I stayed at this hotel as a belated birthday present for me.The hotel was ideally situated,only 30 minutes from the airport. The hotel is across the road from the marina and close to shopping centres.The pool area at the hotel is very pleasant looking across the park to the harbour. In the park there is a fabulous... More 

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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Janis S, We are delighted that you enjoyed your stay with us and that you took the time to post a review. Thank you so much. Cheers, Brian More 

Coromandel, New Zealand
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3 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Lovely place to stay as very central, situated above the night markets. Dishes needed to be rewashed and on stripping beds when we left found badly stained matress protectors. Otherwise I would recommend. Pool was excellent for relaxing.

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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear PattenDonna, Many thanks for your review, so glad you enjoyed your stay. I will personally check those mattress protectors and make sure that the dishes are cleaned better in future. Cheers, Brian More 

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