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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

4.0 of 5 Resort   |   73 - 75 The Esplanade | Cars enter at 60 Abbott Street (Level 1), Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #13 of 66 hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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4 of 5 stars reviewed 6 days ago
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    5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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12 hotel reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

All rooms have a large balcony. The building is on top of the night markets on the Esplanade in Cairns. Pool, port, airport and ocean views. No need for a car everything close. Big spa! Good TV , comfy bed - basic cooking BUT in the middle of everything and BBQ's on site.

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Sydney, Australia
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5 hotel reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Meagan the receptionist was very helpful even stayed back to help us. Close to eating area even has opening into food court. On top of Night Markets. Security very good Key access only!!! Rooms quite spacious & well equipped. Pay the little extra & stay in Ocean View room as back rooms are a little noisy from all the air... More

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6 hotel reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We stayed for three nights mid June at this apartment in the middle of Cairns. The property is located within walking distance of the esplanade, the casino, restaurants and pubs. The apartment itself was reasonably clean. It was classed as a one bedroom but the front door opened directly into the bedroom and if the timber divider had been drawn... More

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Melbourne, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent Customer Service, a great location & a clean room greeted us on our recent stay. We stayed on the 2nd floor & the street noise was non existent. The grounds & pool area were fantastic 10/10!

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

Dear Matt L We loved your review, thank you for taking the time to post this - much appreciated. Best wishes, Brian More

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27 hotel reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Stayed in a one bedroomed garden view apartment which was actually quite large. The apartment was well equipped with everything needed to self cater. The resort is very centrally located with access from both the Esplanade and Abbott Street, with the main entrance located in level 1 and accessed from Abbott Street. The resort is an easy walk from the... More

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

Dear Sue M You covered a few things which many first-timers here would be glad to know about: central location, distance to station, taxi details to airport etc. Thank you for your very well written review. Yes, Meegan is a wonderful receptionist, our small team appreciate her passionate and friendly attitude, as do many of our guests. Best wishes, Brian... More

Currumbin, Australia
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 hotel reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I stayed with two friends in a twin bed apartment (number 407) with the sofa bed folded out for the Cairns Half Ironman in June. We were most impressed with the location - two street entrances, right beside the night markets and opening out onto the restaurant strip in the middle of the esplanade. There is even a tour desk... More

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

Dear regmarks, Your excellent review is well received - I can assure you. The whole team here was most appreciative of your kind words. You covered all the issues that can make or break a happy stay and I am glad to have passed your critical and experienced examination. We hope to see you back next year. Best wishes, Brian More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed 3 Nights at The Breakfree Royal. Our room on the 5th floor had a front facing view on the Esplanade and the Marina which was fantastic. The girl on check in when we arrived was very pleasant and happy to answer any questions I had. The unit was well appointed, clean, and spacious. I have to disagree with... More

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

Dear jsj67, Thank you for your wonderful review, you have restored my faith in human nature following the previous review! I hope we will see you back here, it will be a pleasure to shake your hand. Thanks again, Brian More

Toowoomba, Australia
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014 via mobile

Apart from the excellent customer service and convenient location this place is dirty worn and old - rooms smell like stale alcohol and ciggerette smoke and lift and hall way like spew very disappointed. Very run down

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

Dear Rachaeltra, I wonder if you realise how shattered we are to read your review! We appreciate your "excellent customer service" and "convenient location" comments but we just don't believe the rest of your review! Nothing was mentioned to reception about smelly rooms or smelly lifts or smelly hallways! No one complained including you. And if you care to read... More

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61 reviews 61 reviews
10 hotel reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014 via mobile

We stayed for 3 nights.. I am based interstate and my partner overseas Cairns is our halfway point ..could have stayed longer! Location is perfect right on the esplanade with views, nice to be able to have a coffee in the morning on the balcony or recharge before heading out again in the early evening watching the boats heading back... More

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

Dear Tracy P, Thank you so much for your most complimentary and complementary review. I was amazed to see that we were your 62nd review on TripAdvisor which means you are assessing all your accommodation venues with a keen eye for detail. I'm so glad you had a very enjoyable stay with us and hope we see you here again.... More

Brisbane, Australia
4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 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... More

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

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... More

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Address: 73 - 75 The Esplanade | Cars enter at 60 Abbott Street (Level 1), Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort 4*
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Located on The Esplanade, BreakFree Royal Harbour provides direct access to cafes and restaurants which offer a wide variety of cuisines. Relax poolside on a sun lounge and enjoy the sweeping views of the Cairns swimming lagoon and beautiful Trinity Bay or enjoy a dip in the swimming pool to cool down. Property facilities include: Barbeque facilities, Internet access, Pool with sun lounges, Free guest parking, Lifts to every level, TV in every lounge room with Free-to-Air and Foxtel chanels, Gymnasium. Please note: if arriving by car or taxi please come to Reception at Level 1 (up the ramp above the Night Markets) 60 Abbott Street, Cairns. Reception hours are 8am to 6pm. Guests arriving outside these hours can speak by phone (outside Reception) to our Night Operator who will help them to their rooms. ... more   less 
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