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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

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Paris, France
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

We enjoyed our stay in the hotel, the staff was very nice and helpful. The hotel is easy to get to and has everything from shops to supermarkets. However, we would probably not stay in Cairns again as the city itself was uninspiring and has no beaches. - Uncomfortable sofa bed for children. No wifi. Smell from the restaurants. +... More 

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Point Lookout, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Great central location right above the busy night markets and main restaurant area with waterfront lagoon pool across the road and a walk to the marina. We were on level 6 in an ocean view spa room, a little noise from the park across the road in the evenings but finished at a reasonable time, overall not too noisy. Room... More 

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Kavieng, Papua New Guinea
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Garden spa room was OK funny layout so you could not watch tv in bed . Spa was good, nice garden, pool and bbq access right outside. Great location to walk to everything and shopping. The place is a bit tired and could use upgrading, biggest issue was I needed 2 cans of bug spray to keep fruit flies as... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Location perfect (some noise from exhaust fans from neighbouring restaurant but needs to be expected considering location and proximity to eateries). Apartments had everything that was needed within being excessive. Reception and cleaning staff were all wonderful and friendly. Handy having the private pool on site, despite looking out over the lagoon. Would recommend!

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Stayed in one bedroom ocean spa room for one week. Location was perfect - right in the heart of dining options, very short walk to pier for snorkeling activities. Reception staff incredibly helpful - exceptional service. Ocean view rooms have beautiful views of the waterfront and still very quiet and peaceful.

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Forster, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Clean, tidy, lovely views, helpful staff, perfectly located above the esplanade, restaurants and night markets & reasonable price. We were very happy with our stay and would recommend these apartments.

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was our first visit at BreakFree Royal Harbour and we were not disappointed, the room was neat and tidy with fantastic views over the Lagoon, Harbour and Ocean and easy walking distance to everything.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We have stayed in 13 places on the East Coast this month and this one was generally a disappointment for us. The strengths are: big spa bath, views towards the ocean, friendly helpful reception team, helpful travel info, free pool towels, free parking with a permit, located right in the bustling part of Cairns waterfront community, The down side for... More 

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

Dear MandyF361, Your review is most welcome even though not praising of our Royal Harbour. It's welcome because we can always learn from feedback and be better than before because of it. In your case we must look extra hard for clothing left behind by a former guest. Addressing your other comments, I am told that the stain on the... More 

Mildura, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Location was great, room was ideal for my partner and myself, however as mentioned the cleanliness of our room was not up to standard upon our arrival. Apart from that we loved the location and the bed was comfortable to sleep in.

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Adelaide, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is our second visit to Royal Harbour, it's a great location situated on the esplanade with views of the sea and the lagoon.Not 5 star accommodation but not a 5 star price, but definitely value for money.

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Amenities

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  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
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  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
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  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
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  • Paid Wifi
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
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Official Description (provided by the hotel)
Cairns is the primary gateway to the Great Barrier Reef, Daintree Rainforest and Tropical North Queensland's outback. From a great waterfront location overlooking Trinity Bay and the spectacular Cairns Lagoon, BreakFree Royal Harbour is perfectly positioned for guests to enjoy the best of this vibrant tropical city. The resort is within walking distance of Cairns CBD and the bustling hub of the Esplanade's restaurants and cafes. The famous Cairns Night Markets are on the hotel's doorstep and the Reef Casino is nearby. BreakFree Royal Harbour offers self-contained one bedroom garden spas with a private courtyard and one bedroom ocean view spa apartments with a private balcony all including kitchenettes, laundry facilities, spa, air conditioning, internet access, ironing facilities, hair dryer, digital TV and a VHS/DVD player. From the level two pool deck, guests can enjoy views of the ocean, Cairns Lagoon and the passing parade of marine vessels heading out to the Great Barrier Reef. Guests can enjoy recreational facilities including a swimming pool with sun deck and shade, gymnasium and BBQ facilities. Cairns is a city of many moods. The crisp clear air of its mornings, the tropical warmth of its days, as well as balmy nights lit by the moon shining over Trinity Bay offer an unmatched appeal and BreakFree Royal Harbour is the place to enjoy it. ... more   less 

Additional Information about BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

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: $97 - $190 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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#1 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#8 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#10 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
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