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Getaway On Grafton
Ranked #17 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Reviewed February 19, 2012

It's really a fantastic experience to live in Getaway on Grafton. It also have clean room and convenient traffic!

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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Reviewed February 14, 2012

My two girl friends and I stayed at Getaway on Grafton for three nights in February this year during our tour of Australia. We had a lovely two bedroom townhouse apartment on the second floor which had a separate living/dining room area and kitchen. We booked directly through the website and I found the booking process seamless. Upon arrival, we were greeted by a lovely gentleman who was very friendly and helpful in getting us settled in, making numerous recommendations for lunch and dinner as well as site seeing. We were very happy to see that the apartment was fitted with a washer and dryer and even included washing powder to get us started. The accommodation was great and the only comment I would make is that if the upstairs air conditioning was not left on the rooms became extremely hot. However, in the evenings, when we were mostly in the bedrooms, the rooms were quite comfortable temperature wise. We did not avail of the pool or jacuzzi but it looked really nice. Getaway is located a quick 10-20 minute walk from town so is conveniently located but for those not interested in walking, a $6-8 taxi ride was well worth it. Also, the apartment was very clean and there were never any unsightly bugs! Which was extremely important for us girls traveling from Ireland where fortunately there are not any.

  • Stayed February 2012, traveled with friends
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Rockhampton, Australia
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Reviewed February 7, 2012

We stayed in a two story townhouse style apartment at Getaway on Grafton for a week between Christmas and New Year 2011/12. We are a family of five (two adults & three growing kids), so we don’t fit the standard 2A & 2C model when it comes to finding good quality accommodation on a reasonable budget. We travel a lot on a regular basis, so we were very pleased to find that description for Getaway on Grafton was accurate. All the rooms are large by anyone’s standard, cool, and clean. There are good views and a good breeze on a hot summer day.

Walking into the Cairns CBD takes about 15 minutes, and there are footpaths on only side of the road, which is great if you have kids. There are good quality places to eat close by, and the Cairns Esplanade pool is great! As we stayed over New Year’s Eve, I can recommend that if you plan to stay during this period and want to see the fireworks that you leave about an hour before otherwise would might not get a good view.

Denise & Kevin manage the Getaway on Grafton. We found them to be extremely helpful and only too happy to provide great advice about various things to do and see.

Room Tip: The pool is clean, deep, and has an excellent BBQ area!
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  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Tauranga, New Zealand
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Reviewed January 29, 2012

Great size - large two bedroom appartment with balcony and nicely furnished. Managers were helpful. Location was good - a walk away from the main town and quiet at night. Think we mave have been unlucky with the cleaning as that was the only thing we were a bit disappointed in - the bathroom was dirty and I actually washed the crockery before using it.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Milan
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

My husband and I, with our two adult kids, spent the last three nights of our far too short trip at the Getaway on Grafton in January this year. We arrived late to find a note kindly indicating our unit and were most pleasantly surprised to find a spacious, two floor apartment, extremely well appointed with a fully equipped kitchen, laundry room and comfortable living room. Upstairs two large double rooms with en-suite bathrooms awaited us. Air-conditioning and ceiling fans completed the comfort. Outside, plenty of internal parking, a cool pool and bbq area and a quiet road. The location was great, the staff very helpful. We finished our Australian trip on a very high note, good thing it was the last, other accommodation would have had trouble equalling it! Definitely recommend!

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Shanghai, China
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Reviewed January 22, 2012

It's a family operated lodge and the couple who is running the lodge is very friendly and helpful. We used to spend three days in the lodge and enjoy the nice location and service of the lodge.

  • Stayed January 2012, traveled with family
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Birmingham, England
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Reviewed January 18, 2012

Spent 3 days the week prior to Christmas and honestly can't complain about anything. Having read previous Trip Advisor i wasn't exactly sure it was going to live up to name but it certainly did. The staff were extremely helpful in recommending our barrier reef trip and places to eat. The accomodation is far enough away from the centre not to be troubled by noise but close enough to walk without any problems. Previous reviews have mentioned the backpackers accomodation next, pleased to say we never heard a peep out of them! Would i stay again on a visit to Cairns - yep without doubt.

  • Stayed December 2011, traveled with family
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Property: Getaway On Grafton
Address: 157 - 159 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Amenities:
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
Hotel Style:
Ranked #17 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Getaway On Grafton 4*
Number of rooms: 20
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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