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Getaway On Grafton

4.0 of 5 157 - 159 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Regensburg, Germany
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hi guys, the Apartments are great, everything you need is there! The location in Cairns is good, you can easily walk into the city. At night, it was a little bit noisy, because of hooters of the nearby hospital. You have to pay for wifi :-( And even more worse is the bad quality of the Wifi! So if you... More

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

Hi guys, thank you for your review and we are pleased you liked our apartments and location. As for the wifi, each guest is given a complimentry wifi voucher when they sign in and if they require more it can be purchased either on line or through reception during office hours. It is a log on, log off system, which... More

Scotland, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 hotel reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My dad, 3 kids and I stayed here from 7-12 July and I honestly don't think I have a bad word to say about our stay here and the staff are all fab. Fantastic customer service! I came across Getaway on Grafton on here, liked the reviews, checked out the website etc and liked what I saw. I initially e... More

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

Hi Laura, thank you for your review and we are delighted you found Getaway on Grafton to youir liking. We are more than happy to help with your tour selection to give you the best experience whilst in beautiful cairns. We have extensive knowledge of most of the available tours and attractions and endeavor to select those that best suit... More

Noosa Heads
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32 reviews 32 reviews
6 hotel reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice to have a self contained apartment in Cairns. Problems included the front sliding door lock kept failing so we put a stick of wood in the rail to stop it opening, heaps of stairs and no lift, situated next door to a grungy back packers who enjoy loud drinking games during the night, and location is quite a walk... More

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

Hi, thank you for your review and we are pleased you enjoyed our self contained apartment. In a building this size and with this many apartments, we do have maintenace issues which we address as quickly as possible. We do appreciate being notified of any such issues, as often we are unaware of them and therefore don't fix them. In... More

Hobart, Australia
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

We stayed for 8 nights in July 2014. Our two teenages loved staying next to the pool and bbq area. Service desk was very helpful in booking a tour. The secure parking was good and we all enjoyed some nightly short walks to the Esplanade for dinner. Shops and a shopping centre are also close by too. Would definately stay... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014

We stayed here for four nights and it was perfectly located with everything within walking distance but just out of the busyness of the tourist strip. This suited us perfectly and the late check- in was no problems. Staff all very helpful and provided great information.

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Canberra, Australia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We stayed at Getaway apartments on Grafton St Cairns for 8 nights during July 2014. The rooms are all very comfortable and have modern appliances. Our room had 2 bathrooms which was a great help as we travelled with teenage kids. We had an apartment at the rear which overlooked the pool and BBQ area. There is plenty of secure... More

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Perth, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

The place was nice and clean with modern decor and facilities. The beds were a bit hard but I suppose that is personal preference. Otherwise very helpful staff and nice good value accommodation. Good location too

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

We just had a week to spare and were looking for somewhere close to everything in the city. Getaway was a great choice. The apartment was spacious and the balcony meant we could sit in the sun and have our breakfast. The weather was great for the week, even though the locals said it was quite cool! We had a... More

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

Thank you for taking your time to review your stay with us. I am glad that you experienced some sunshine and warmer temperatures than in Melbourne. Cool weather is all relative, up here it means that the temperature drops to around 12 degrees Celsius over night and daytime highs are in the mid-twenties. Regards, Markus More

Hallett Cove, SA
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28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

Spent 4 nights here in July 2014. From the moment we arrived we were made to feel most welcome by our hosts. Our flight from Adelaide was an early one, so we were in Cairns by 11am and far too early to check in. However, Markus at Getaway on Grafton was most helpful, storing our cases while we went for... More

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

Thank you, Iain, for your positive review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed our accommodation, facilities and service. Even though our normal check-in time is 2 pm, we will do our best to enable earlier check-ins. Regards, Markus More

Sydney, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

We stayed at Getaway on Grafton last week for a total of 6 nights. The manager (Kevin) was very friendly and helpful, with nothing too much to ask. There was a cancellation the previous day, so knowing we had children, he changed our room to the ground floor, with direct gate access to the pool. Kevin was a wealth of... More

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

Thank you, Ophet, for your very positive review. We are always happy to help with information and tips so our guests can make the best of their time in Cairns. Thanks also for mentioning Muddy's playground. Having this playground so close by makes Getaway's two bedroom apartments perfect for families. Regards, Markus More

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Address: 157 - 159 Grafton Street, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
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Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
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Hotel Class:4 star — Getaway On Grafton 4*
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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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