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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

#14 of 67 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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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

In terms of location this hotel is hard to beat. This is the reason we chose this hotel the last two times we stayed in Cairns. Directly underneath and close by are the night markets, restaurants, cafes, bars, shops, lagoon, harbour, pier and casino. The views from our ocean view room were spectacular. It is a shame that the room... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We stayed at this serviced apartment hotel for 4 nights. It offered an exceptionally spacious room with living area, kitchen, and a balcony. It also has a swimming pool and a gym. The hotel is located right at the Esplanade where there are lots of restaurants to choose from. The only drawback of this hotel is there is no daily... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am here in Cairns for a week on business and am staying in a one bedroom Apartment at this property. Located on the esplanade in downtown Cairns this is a great location being surrounded by good shopping and fabulous eateries. A short walk to everywhere and a great atmosphere there is plenty of street entertainment such as buskers and... More 

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Sylvania, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stayed 10 nights, loved the location, walking distance to everything, stayed on 7th floor overlooking lagoon and harbour. A bit noisy on balcony from air conditioning on building next door over night markets. But if you want lots of activity in centre of town this is the place to stay. Great holiday atmosphere, beautiful warm weather in July. Hotel staff... More 

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Weipa, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The location is the best feature of this hotel. Literally above the night markets so lots of places to eat steps from the front entrance. The room was ok. Matress was hard and uncomfortable. The bedroom was only closed off by a partition so noises from lounge/kitchen/bathroom were not blocked out. The garden view was actually good as it opened... More 

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We stayed for one week on the seventh floor..We had magnificent ocean views and of Cairns Esplanade.The bed was very comforable. Kitchen was well equiped and reception staff most helpful. The hotel is above the a food hall and night markets. There was a cooking smell from the food hall whist sitting on the balcony,however this was not too unplesant.When... More 

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Greater Melbourne, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I booked this hotel for one night based on a four star rating. It was terrible. Outside our room was the airconditioning outlets for either this hotel or another. So although we had a balcony if you sat outside all you heard was the very loud drone of the air conditioners. It also had a water heating unit in the... More 

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Elanora, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

A number of friends stayed at BreakFree Royal Harbour for the Cairns Ironman Triathlon in June 2015. It was the ideal location to the expo and cafes as well as a short walk to a large supermarket. The staff are friendly and were very accommodating when we turned up with 8 bike bags to store until our rooms were ready... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I would not recommend staying here. While it is close to shops and lagoon it Is severely overpriced. For 200 dollars a night the air conditioner switches are cracked and unsafe. Tiles cracked in kitcken. Shower head broken. Bathroom vanity cracked right through. Shelf for luggage in wardrobe broken. Mould in shower spa bath rrecess. Room 4 steps wide by... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

So glad we decided to stay here on our stay in Cairns. Walk out the door on the ground floor (where there is a tour desk located with helpful staff) and you are right in the midst of the cafes and restaurants on the Esplanade, the night markets are also a couple of doors down (although I didn't find this... More 

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