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Getaway On Grafton

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   157 - 159 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Ranked #4 of 66 hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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  • Sleep Quality
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Location
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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Perth, Australia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I had 3 nights at Getaway on Grafton in late March due to how my business trip played out. I initially called up and spoke with Kevin and went in so I could have a look around. Kevin went out of his way to assist with my unusual light requirements and after having a look around I chose a 2... More

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Gold Coast, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were tossing up between this and another hotel prior to arriving in Cairns. After arriving, we were so glad we had chosen getaway on grafton. The apartment was clean, spacious and close to the centre without being too close to the bustle. Air con downstairs worked a treat, bedroom ones weren't as powerful but we were never uncomfortable. Kevin... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were due to check out the morning of Cyclone Ita's arrival, not only did the manager call to enquire about our plans, they also offered to hold the room in case our flight was cancelled. Accomodation was clean and functional. Very happy, would recommend.

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Perth, Australia
2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was not a bad place with reasonable accommodation. Well equipped but a little tired. TV and and A/C remote did not work very well. Compared with other places a bit on the dear side.Also unable to use the pool for the last 2 days as some work was going on so did not live up to their side of... More

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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review

Hello Paul, Thank you for your review. And our apologies that the pool repairs coincided with your visit. Of course the pool area did look a bit shabby during these repairs. However, we were able to offer the pool in the neighbour complex as an alternative. And then there is always the unique and popular Lagoon area on the foreshore... More

Shanghai, China
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

rooms are big. kitchen's my favourite part. fully set, with cooking oil and condiment. quiet environment. convenient store and nice pizza in 5 min walk. a bit far from the harbour, 15-20 walk. staff friendly and helpful.

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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review

Hi Nicole, Thank you for your review. I am glad you liked our kitchen - after all these are self-catering apartments, so a good kitchen is very important. Indeed, we are about a 20 minute walk away from the reef fleet terminal, which is our standard answer if this question arises. And isn't it a pleasant walk along the Esplanade.... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

We were welcomed by the very friendly owner/manager. The rooms were nice and clean with the softest blankets I have ever seen. Still wondering what materiel they were made of. The only complaint I had was the Air conditioner controls as it was set on 25 degrees which wasn't enough and you cannot change the temperature with the remote.

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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review

Thank you for your review. I hope you received our email with the information regarding the blankets. I am sorry to hear that your room was not cool enough for you. Yes, our controls are set on 25 degrees to do our bid in saving energy. Normally, the rooms are cool enough - after all a lot of visitors come... More

Portsmouth, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2014 via mobile

We stayed at Getaway on Grafton recently and had a fantastic time. The rooms were large and comfortable. Two bathrooms was a plus as we had our daughter with us. The washing machine also came in handy as we'd already had three weeks travel before we got there and most places we stayed didn't have a washing machine. The best... More

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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review

Hello Dick, We are glad to hear that you enjoyed the facilities at Getaway, the help received from Linda and Kevin as well as a multitude of the activities on offer in Cairns. I am sure Kevin did not mind to leave the office for a day. Thank you for your review, Markus More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2014

We had a WONDERFUL STAY here at the Getaway & now know why it is NUMBER ONE on trip advisor. Kevin the owner, went out of his way to be helpful in any way that we asked i.e. He used duct tape to help us fix our ripped luggage (by Quantas no less); Gave us an extra 7 hours (free)... More

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Kevlinco, Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review

Wow...thank you for your comprehensive and detailed review. We are glad that you enjoyed staying at Getaway on Grafton and that you found some good places to eat while in Cairns. Also, we are always happy to assist in any way we can. Many thanks, Kevin More

Napa, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2014

The Getaway was perfect for our family of four. The apartment was clean and the kitchen was stocked well with cooking items - and having the washer & dryer was an added bonus. I recommend a day of snorkeling on the reef (Passions of Paradise) and a tour of the Daintree National Rainforest (Billy Tea Tours). The front desk of... More

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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review

Hi Lotte, Thank you for your review. We agree that one has to experience at least one day on the reef and one day in the rainforest while in Cairns. Regards, Markus More

Pom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2014

My family and I spent 20 days at Getaway on Grafton and it’s a great place to be. We were like “wow” when we first stepped into the townhouse apartment that we were staying (we booked for a deluxe apartment but it was upgraded to a townhouse which was just awesome). The facilities are just great as per the photos... More

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Hi Judi, So pleased to hear that you had a good holiday and enjoyed Getaway on Grafton and the free upgrade. During busy periods it can sometimes be very difficult to get to do the tours you desire, so I'm delighted to hear that we could be of assistance. Hope to see you and your friends again in the near... More

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Address: 157 - 159 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #4 of 66 hotels in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Getaway On Grafton 4*
Official Description (provided by the hotel):
A perfect location, just one block from the city, Getaway on Grafton is close to the Esplanade and within minutes walking distance of the city attractions. This superior holiday complex of 1 & 2 bedroom fully self-contained apartments features open-plan living. There is a fully appointed kitchen in each apartment, which includes a dishwasher and microwave. Getaway On Grafton is focused around resort style pool and spa, with a distinctly tropical theme. Enjoy the warm breezes from the private balcony of the apartment. ... more   less 
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