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BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort
Ranked #4 of 64 Hotels in Cairns
Certificate of Excellence
Tully, Australia
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37 reviews
8 hotel reviews
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“Perfect location”
Reviewed July 7, 2012

Stayed 2 nights on 6th level ocean view. Pay a little bit extra than the garden view but believe me, it's worth it. Absolutely gorgeous! Beautiful views. Had a late check in and all good, (staff leave welcome letter and key in safe outside reception door). Ideal spot. Walking distance to shops. Units spiffy clean and I can safely say that because my wife is a cleaner and she gave it the thumbs up. We've stayed at quite a few in Cairns and even the best of them didn't even warrant lifting the elbow! Lovely huge unit, with all you could want. Francesca at reception was very friendly, helpful and courteous. Definitely stay here again, but for longer next time. We highly recommend it.

  • Stayed July 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review, July 23, 2012
Many thanks Michael, your kind words are most appreciated.
Cheers,
Brian
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Sydney, Australia
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Reviewed July 1, 2012

Stayed 3 nights on level 4 overlooking the waterfront and hotel pool. A top location, walking distance to shops, night markets, restaurants and attractions. staff were very helpful and we plan to stay here again.

  • Stayed July 2012
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, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Many thanks for taking the time to say something nice, we appreciate it very much.
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Brian
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Sydney
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Reviewed June 26, 2012

We stayed in a 1BR harbour-front room, big and spacious and very high standard of finish, very clean with everything you could want. We arrived late, but received exceptional personal attention for the staff, Brian the live-in manager was just fantastic, and looked after us exceptionally well during our stay. All the staff are amazing, Meegan on the front desk was superb and organised our tours, finding really good deals for us. The hotel was brilliant and with this exceptional level of service we really felt part of a family there. They only downside was our stay was too short! we will definitely be back and next time for longer! highly recommended (and thanks to Brian and the team for making our stay superb!)

  • Stayed June 2012, traveled with family
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, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review, July 2, 2012
Dear Mike
Many thanks for your praise. We are always delighted to know that our hard work is appreciated. But for great people like you, being nice is not hard work, it just comes naturally.
Cheers
Brian
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Moora, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed June 23, 2012

This was our third stay at theRoyal Harbour in Cairns, at each end of our trip to areas in FNQ.
The location is one of the best in Cairns and the staff have always been very helpful with early check ins & late checkouts and given good advice.
I have seen other reviews quite digicam of the cleanliness it I really think they may be hard to please. We have had no issues in this regard on either of our stays although this time any time spent on the balcony (which has the best views) resulted in very black feet that unfortunately transferred through the room.
The Royal Harbour is great value for money in our opinion.

  • Stayed June 2012
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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
Reviewed June 13, 2012

This hotel has an unbeatable location and has exits leading directly to Esplanade and lagoon and to the night markets. The rooms above 6 floor have fantastic views of the ocean, lagoon and Esplanade, Staff in the hotel is very friendly and attentive, I have arrived in the middle of the night and lights in my room were switched on for me, so I didn't have to look for switch in the dark. I loved this hotel and Cairns, my holiday was like magic. Thanks for making my holiday stay unforgettable!

Room Tip: Ask for a room numbers 1 to 8 above 6 flloor, they have fantastic views.
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled solo
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Thank you dear Guest, you have stated what we we wish to achieve - to be your favourite! Your feedback is much appreciated.
Best wishes,
Brian Thompson
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Adelaide, Australia
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed June 11, 2012

We stayed at the Breakfree Royal Harbour for four nights. Having had a utterly disasterous accommodation experience in Port Douglas I was somewhat hesitant when checking in to this place. My concerns were put to rest immediately when I entered the room. It was clean!! The room had everything that we needed and expected, a great garden view (level three) and was very good value for the tariff paid. The location is great, as were all staff members that we encountered. I would have in hesitation about returning there - hopefully for a longer stay next time in Cairns.

Room Tip: All the rooms face out towards the water. However, the first three floors have a garden outlook as t...
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Brian T, General Manager at BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort, responded to this review, June 17, 2012
Thanks Chris, I remember you saying you would write to TripAdvisor. Your positive review is much appreciated. Our team is very proud of the great feedback we have been receiving. Thanks again for your kind words.
Brian Thompson
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common_n_hotel_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed May 30, 2012

great location near the lagoon on the esplanade, we stayed in a one bedroom apartment which was very comfortable and well equiped

Room Tip: get a garden room overlooking the pool, cheaper than ocean view
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  • Stayed May 2012, traveled as a couple
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Property: 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
Amenities:
Fitness Center with Gym / Workout Room Free Parking Kitchenette Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
#1 Top resorts Hotel in Cairns
#3 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
#10 Romantic Hotel in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — BreakFree Royal Harbour Resort 4*
Number of rooms: 36
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. Please note: For guests arriving by car, including taxi, please arrive at our rear entrance where Reception and car parking is located - Level 1, 60 Abbott Street. This is above the Night Markets. ... more   less 
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