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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort

#11 of 68 Hotels in Cairns
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Egham, United Kingdom
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

We booked a room with a garden view which turned out to have access directly into the garden. So we were at the lowest level and our room faced the sea but with no view of it. within the garden their is a pool and several barbecue areas. We visited in October and it was very quiet so we weren't... More 

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1 Thank SJD102014
Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear SJD102014 Thank you for your informative review. You have given helpful information to future guests about our Garden View apartments which are located on levels 2 (like yours) and 3. Most reviews are about our Ocean View apartments but you have identified some of the benefits of our Garden Views. Best wishes, Brian More 

Melbourne, Australia
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7 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We had a sea view room on level 7 and the view was stunning, well worth the extra. The apartment is nicely done out with red leather seats and reasonably clean and functional. Another good reason to stay here was the central location - out the front is the Esplanade, park and pool and out the back is the one... More 

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2 Thank Karen M
Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Karen M, We enjoyed reading your review, many thanks for posting it. When one books an Ocean View room, that covers 25 apartments on levels 4 to 7 inclusive. It is possible for room preferences to be requested at the time of booking however it is not possible for us to be able to satisfy every request. Also each... More 

Mullumbimby, Australia
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212 reviews
38 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Stayed in a 1 bedroom ocean view spa apartment for 3 nights. Great view from the balcony overlooking the lagoon pool & ocean. Very central to everything, night markets underneath & close to the marina. Very helpful & friendly girl on check in. Found the apartment a little tired but for the price good value. The bedroom was a windowless... More 

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

Dear Webtones, Many thanks for your review, we are very pleased that you liked our excellent location and friendly staff. If you come back to stay here again, and we truely hope you do, you can request a room where the bedroom is not directly next to the lift lobby. This should allow you to sleep more soundly. Best wishes,... More 

Melbourne, Australia
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70 reviews
33 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Really well situated in Cairns just opposite lagoon and parks and board walk. Reception and car parking entrance actually off Abbott Street near Night Market so if you have a car come that way not via Esplanade which is only ok if you don't have transport. Was a bit shocked at first as choose place based upon it having free... More 

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2 Thank Mark W
Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Mark W, Thanks for your review, I am glad that overall you were pleased with your stay with us. I'd just like to say that every hotel or resort has "limited" parking space. When we run out - as we do only rarely, we cannot make more. You did not say whether you had to pay for parking but... More 

Bluff, New Zealand
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

Had the two bedroom apartment on the 6th floor, 180 degree views from the mountains to the mountains with the sea in all its glory. Wonderful location with the night markets underneath and shops, bars and restaurants all around and the huge pool across the road. We hired a car but did not really need it we only took it... More 

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2 Thank Debbie F
Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear Debbie F, Thank you so much for your positive and kind words. We really appreciate it when our guests take the time to tell others about their experience here at BreakFree Royal Harbour. Our location is our most influential asset but we try to improve on that by presenting clean spacious apartments, most with great ocean views, and a... More 

Brisbane, Australia
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21 reviews
7 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Stayed for a week with my 20yr old daughter. Location great, close to all the activities we needed to do, no car needed. Food and drinks right at the hotel front door, as the exit was on the main street. Room was clean and fresh, bed and pillows comfortable. One thing no room cleaning within the 7 days, so ask... More 

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2 Thank 336robynd
Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review

Dear 336robynd, Many thanks for your positive review, we are very happy to have helped to make your holiday a pleasant experience. Our accommodation rates, which are very competitive, are set to include a mid-stay service when bookings exceed seven nights. For shorter stays we offer guests a full service of their apartment or just fresh towels at a small... More 

New South Wales, Australia
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111 reviews
28 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014 via mobile

My partner and I stayed here for 3 nights, our 1 bedroom apartment was on the 2nd floor, where the swimming pool is situated. The apartment was a good size, with a lounge, flat screen tv, fully equipped kitchen, roomy bathroom with a circular shower room between it and the living area. Bedroom small but adequate, beds and pillows comfortable.... More 

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

Dear Carla H, Thanks heaps for your review, you covered all the important things and I am glad to see that your enjoyed them all. Best wishes, Brian More 

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7 reviews
3 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I stayed at Breakfree Royal Harbour for three nights during the school holidays. Excellent value for money! The location could not have been better - everything for your typical tourist holiday literally at the doorstep. Although a little tired in ways, the apartment had everything you should expect. The view was beautiful (and we were in a... More 

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

Dear MellyJean, What a lovely review, thank you so much. I look forward to welcomming you back so please let me know when you check in. Cheers Brian More 

Walcha
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27 reviews
12 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014

What can I say terrific location, nice rooms and awesome view, Worthwhile to pay a little extra and get an oceanview and up around floors 5-7. Comfy beds, immaculate grounds, friendly staff, Make sure you check out the Esplanage directory for happenings in the Lagoon Pool and park. Group Zumba, Aqua Fitness etc. Considering location it was very quiet cause... More 

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

Dear tenoctober, What a great review! Thank you so much for your positive comments. We loved having you stay with us. Cheers Brian More 

Hobart, Australia
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103 reviews
39 hotel reviews
common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014

We stayed four days at this hotel with an ocean view balcony room and it was a wonderful location with a superb view. The night markets are right below and the esplanade pool the tiniest stroll away. The room was large and clean and the bed clean and comfortable. It was quite a plain room, but very adequate and the... More 

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

Dear mudskippa, Thank you for your excellent review, we really do appreciate it when our guests take the trouble to post a review online. I would like to address your comments on things to be aware of: The smoke sensors are sensitive but they have to be to meet Australian Standards - ours are no more sensitive than elsewhere. And... More 

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Amenities

Highlights
  • Pool
  • Free Parking
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
About the property
  • Non-Smoking Hotel
Things to do
  • Pool
  • Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room
Room types
  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
In your room
  • Air Conditioning
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator in room
Internet
  • Paid Wifi
  • Public Wifi
  • Paid Internet
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  • Self-Serve Laundry
  • Free Parking
  • Laundry Service
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: $95 - $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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#9 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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