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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

4.0 of 5 73 - 75 The Esplanade | Cars enter at 60 Abbott Street (Level 1), Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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    5 of 5 stars
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  • Cleanliness
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Mullumbimby, Australia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
24 hotel reviews
69 helpful votes 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Stayed in a 1 bedroom ocean view spa apartment for 3 nights. Great view from the balcony overlooking the lagoon pool & ocean. Very central to everything, night markets underneath & close to the marina. Very helpful & friendly girl on check in. Found the apartment a little tired but for the price good value. The bedroom was a windowless... More 

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

Dear Webtones, Many thanks for your review, we are very pleased that you liked our excellent location and friendly staff. If you come back to stay here again, and we truely hope you do, you can request a room where the bedroom is not directly next to the lift lobby. This should allow you to sleep more soundly. Best wishes,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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58 reviews 58 reviews
30 hotel reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Really well situated in Cairns just opposite lagoon and parks and board walk. Reception and car parking entrance actually off Abbott Street near Night Market so if you have a car come that way not via Esplanade which is only ok if you don't have transport. Was a bit shocked at first as choose place based upon it having free... More 

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

Dear Mark W, Thanks for your review, I am glad that overall you were pleased with your stay with us. I'd just like to say that every hotel or resort has "limited" parking space. When we run out - as we do only rarely, we cannot make more. You did not say whether you had to pay for parking but... More 

Bluff, New Zealand
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12 reviews 12 reviews
8 hotel reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

Had the two bedroom apartment on the 6th floor, 180 degree views from the mountains to the mountains with the sea in all its glory. Wonderful location with the night markets underneath and shops, bars and restaurants all around and the huge pool across the road. We hired a car but did not really need it we only took it... More 

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

Dear Debbie F, Thank you so much for your positive and kind words. We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to tell others about their experience here at BreakFree Royal Harbour. Our location is our most influential asset but we try to improve on that by presenting clean spacious apartments, most with great ocean views, and a... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed for a week with my 20yr old daughter. Location great, close to all the activities we needed to do, no car needed. Food and drinks right at the hotel front door, as the exit was on the main street. Room was clean and fresh, bed and pillows comfortable. One thing no room cleaning within the 7 days, so ask... More 

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

Dear 336robynd, Many thanks for your positive review, we are very happy to have helped to make your holiday a pleasant experience. Our accommodation rates, which are very competitive, are set to include a mid-stay service when bookings exceed seven nights. For shorter stays we offer guests a full service of their apartment or just fresh towels at a small... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 hotel reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights, our 1 bedroom apartment was on the 2nd floor, where the swimming pool is situated. The apartment was a good size, with a lounge, flat screen tv, fully equipped kitchen, roomy bathroom with a circular shower room between it and the living area. Bedroom small but adequate, beds and pillows comfortable.... More 

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

Dear Carla H, Thanks heaps for your review, you covered all the important things and I am glad to see that your enjoyed them all. Best wishes, Brian More 

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3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

My husband and I stayed at Breakfree Royal Harbour for three nights during the school holidays. Excellent value for money! The location could not have been better - everything for your typical tourist holiday literally at the doorstep. Although a little tired in ways, the apartment had everything you should expect. The view was beautiful (and we were in a... More 

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

Dear MellyJean, What a lovely review, thank you so much. I look forward to welcomming you back so please let me know when you check in. Cheers Brian More 

Walcha
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 hotel reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What can I say terrific location, nice rooms and awesome view, Worthwhile to pay a little extra and get an oceanview and up around floors 5-7. Comfy beds, immaculate grounds, friendly staff, Make sure you check out the Esplanage directory for happenings in the Lagoon Pool and park. Group Zumba, Aqua Fitness etc. Considering location it was very quiet cause... More 

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

Dear tenoctober, What a great review! Thank you so much for your positive comments. We loved having you stay with us. Cheers Brian More 

Hobart, Australia
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69 reviews 69 reviews
29 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed four days at this hotel with an ocean view balcony room and it was a wonderful location with a superb view. The night markets are right below and the esplanade pool the tiniest stroll away. The room was large and clean and the bed clean and comfortable. It was quite a plain room, but very adequate and the... More 

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

Dear mudskippa, Thank you for your excellent review, we really do appreciate it when our guests take the trouble to post a review online. I would like to address your comments on things to be aware of: The smoke sensors are sensitive but they have to be to meet Australian Standards - ours are no more sensitive than elsewhere. And... More 

Australia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 hotel reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Just stayed a week at the BreakFree and overall we were very happy with it. Rooms are basic but adequate and we found the beds to be comfortable. The view from the balcony of our ocean view room was fantastic. Pros: Excellent location, very friendly reception staff, comfortable beds, gorgeous view from balcony, availability of spa bath in bathroom, quiet... More 

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

Dear itsanadiction, Thanks for your review, I am glad that, overall, you were happy. I wish to focus on some of your cons: * The doors are adjusted to close with a gentle click (as they must for fire regulations) but if the room has its windows or balcony doors open then the draught created can affect the strength of... More 

Melbourne, Australia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

Great location,with the balcony overlooking the lagoon. Restaurants and night markets just downstairs, easy walk to the shops The staff (Meegan especially) were really friendly and did everything they could to help. Apartment was a reasonable size and clean. Pool and BBQ facilities good, althought they could use a few more umbrellas around the pool for shade. Had a great... More 

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

Dear Rach F Many thanks for your positive feedback - and I have asked the Body Corporate for some more umbrellas. Cheers, Brian 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*
Number of rooms: 38
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