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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
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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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Canberra, Australia
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2012

On arrival the staff where friendly and even let us park our motorcycles under the main entrance to keep them out of the rain. The hotel is clean and modern, as was our room. Views from our garden apartment were fantastic. The resort is situated smack in the middle of the restaurant end of the Esplanade so every evening we... More 

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

Many thanks Steven, we appreciate your positive review and the high rating. We would love to see you back here again one day (we have a huge number of return guests) and if you come on the bikes, we will always find a good place to park them. Best wishes, Brian More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2012

We just spent 11 days in a 1 br apartment. I had contacted Reception some 8 weeks before we arrived to ensure we had an apartment above the 3rd floor as I told them I needed a quiet apartment to relax on doctor's orders. I was assured our apartment was on the 7th floor, well away from any noise. I... More 

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

Dear rob2012w I remember discussing this with you. We did try to move you to another room but unfortunately that was impossible because we were fully booked for most of your stay. The only way we could have done so was to move you several times during your stay to different rooms and in three cases out of four, those... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2012

We stayed four nights for second time in this hotel and we enjoyed even more than the first time. Great location, clean with cooking and bbq facilities and most importantly great staff specially Meegan.

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

Thank you samsam3018, we realy do appreciate the time you have taken to say something nice. And I agree with you - Meegan is a fabulous receptionist - so friendly and keen to help our guests. Cheers Brian More 

Gold Coast
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2012

We stayed 4 nights 8th - 12th October in an ocean view spa apartment on 7th floor. So close to everything and what fantastic views. The apartment is very spacious and loved sleeping in and then having coffee on the balcony. Night markets are downstairs but we didnt hear any noise. So handy to Pier and swimming lagoon which is... More 

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

Many thanks for your review, we are very glad you enjoyed your stay and hope to welcome you again (maybe next year?). Brian More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2012

stayed two nights in early October and found the location to be perfect. right on the esplanade close to all the restaurants and marina, high enough to be away from any noise and with a great view - make sure you pay that little bit extra and get ocean view apartment, its worth it. staff helpful and welcoming. then at... More 

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

Dear MBof SA Yes, those bats are amazing, thousands of them. Just another magic Cairns memory, but good to leave them behind! Thanks for taking the time to write a review. Cheers Brian More 

Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

I would like to thank the manager, Brian of BreakFree Royal Harbour for the outstanding efforts of making my stay at the most comfortable level possible. I was located at the fifth level overlooking the esplanade and the ocean was so breathtaking. I appreciated the help he has given my mother and done his very best to help her with... More 

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

Dear Mytrips123, It was a pleasure to help you both with your special needs, your appreciation makes us all feel very good. Thank you very much for your review. Cheers Brian More 

Sydney, Australia
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6 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2012

Convenient location, close to shops, restaurants, cafes, marina and esplanade lagoon. All tours we did picked us up from hotel location. Great added bonus of a dedicated tour bookings desk that were very helpful even though we arranged most of our tours prior. Nice reception and pool/BBQ area and facilities and attentive friendly staff. Slightly unorthodox one bedroom layout with... More 

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

Dear Carlz135, Many thanks for your review, we hope to welcome you back one day soon. Cheers, Brian More 

Tasmania
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

My wife and I have stayed here twice recently on the fourth and sixth floors overlooking the pool. Our apartmens had a spa and were roomy and comfortable. The views looked across the Esplanade and out across the bay. It was a pleasure to sit out on the balcony, have a glass of wine and watch the cruise ships returning... More 

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

Thank you Seagullz for your kind words. We hope you come back and stay with us again and again. Maybe next winter - it's such a long way from Tasmania. As you mentioned, anyone arriving by car or taxi should come to our Reception which is located on Level 1 (up the ramp above the Night Markets), 60 Abbott Street,... More 

Sydney, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

We found this resort through the Virgin Australia Blue Holidays area on the VA website. We were after a 1 bedroom apartment with an ocean view, & in that regard, it almost met our expectations. The unit was well laid out & had everything we needed for a great stay. There was a washing machine & drier, separate units, in... More 

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

Dear Bubbles-in-Oz Many thanks for your positive comments and I will attend to the dusting issues and even the lost sock. Every comment was worth the effort to write so it's worth the effort to fix. I am the after hours manager as well as the before and during hours manager! Cheers More 

Colombo, Sri Lanka
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12 reviews
11 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2012

The hotel is conveniently located near the nightmarkets and in close proximity to restuarants,cafes and stores. We were in a 1 bedroom apartment on the 3rd floor with a garden view. The rooms are spacious and comfortable.We found Franseca who manned the front desk at the hotel to be very friendly and helpful in making all our tour arrangerments. She... More 

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

Thanks for your kind comments Dave. We were only too happy to help you recover your luggage which included vital medication. It was a good outcome and we appreciate your review. More 

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