We just completed another very successful event tour in Cairns, making great use of the excellent accommodation and facilities at Getaway for our 3rd time in countless visits to Cairns over the past 10+ years. So we tried quite a few. Getaway really is as it's described. The rooms are genuinely spacious (2 Br/2Br on double story apartment provides incredible space and living area/s compared to a regular hotel room style box.) And everything just works.
Our rooms were clean, really well appointed and stocked with all the equipment one could ever need for a "getaway" vacation in tropical Cairns. Yes, even and iron and ironing board, and no we didn't ! The layout of the various apartments ensures good separation, you don't feel you're living in someone else’s pocket. The overall complex is well designed and located, it's a short and doable walk from everywhere (20 minutes to the Reef Terminal along the very pleasant boardwalk - and a lot less to anywhere else along the main side of Shields St etc.)
The property is extremely well managed by Kevin and Linda who go to a lot of extra effort to ensure everything is "just right". As we have said previously, in Cairns you can pay a lot more, or pay a bit less. But if true value and a great stay is what you're seeking, have a good look at Getaway.
The real score should be the number of guests who would re-stay there again and again. Getaway clearly runs on quality repeat client business, eschewing the fast buck in favor of a longer term quality business model. That's the sure sign of a great property, well managed presenting true value. Winner.
Thanks again, we look forward to be back.
- 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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