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“Great holiday in Cairns at Getaway”
Review of Getaway On Grafton

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Getaway On Grafton
Ranked #16 of 85 Specialty Lodging in Cairns
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Sydney, Australia
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3 reviews
“Great holiday in Cairns at Getaway”
Reviewed June 26, 2013

My friend and I were delighted with our 2 bedroom apartment and help in booking tours. Owners very friendly and helpful. Great location within 20 min easy walking distance of shops and esplanade. Air conditioning in bedrooms and living area, well supplied kitchen - great for self catered holiday.

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Airlie Beach, Australia
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Reviewed June 25, 2013

Couldn't agree more with Skateheads review.
The owners are so friendly and courteous, the rooms are very clean, modern and quite spacious. The kitchen had everything you needed and the shopping centre was such a short driveaway for all groceries etc. We had a very quiet unit which was great (backpackers did not affect us as we were on the other side) and felt safe at all times there. It is a great price for everything that you get...I think the best thing for us though was LOCATION.
We are a small family (4 & 2 yr old) and location was just perfect for both Muddys and the Lagoon. My eldest easily could scoot along whilst we walked with youngest in stroller. We went down I think everyday, if not twice a day - the esplande is fantastic!
All in all though as an overall package it really is an awesome price - I couldnt find better so close to the esplanade and with such great reviews. Highly recommended (I dare say you will see us back again in the future). PS.Thanks also for the recommendation of a fantastic Karanda Rail/Skyrail trip - was truly a highlight (the driver/tour guide was fantastic)!

  • Stayed June 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Sakura J
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Superior, Colorado
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Reviewed June 13, 2013 via mobile

Very clean two bedroom apartment. Each bedroom had its own bathroom. Very clean! Beds were very comfortable. Free parking. Good location. Easy walking to restaurants. Only draw back is that it's next door to a backpackers hostil (although they did quiet down by 10pm each night).

Stayed June 2013, traveled as a couple
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Melbourne, Australia
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Reviewed June 6, 2013

We recently stayed in Getaway and again had a really great Cairns experience. We would recommend Getaway with confidence for a great example of true value Cairns apartment rental.
It's plain to see why people would often review this property in terms of "can't wait to go back there again". The property is exactly as described (not always with others). Really spacious sized apartment (Unit 10, 2Br/2Ba Townhouse), very tasteful modern decor and well appointed and equipped (most especially for the price) when one considers the overall value.
A relaxed and comfortable feeling about the whole complex.
Location is quite OK for anyone with medium walking skills to Esplanade/Shields St/Mall /Lagoon etc. Nice walk along the boardwalk. This property is really positively managed by Kevin and Linda in a very helpful, personal but relaxed, low key (Cairns) manner.
You may find a better location, you may find a 5 Star room, or even a lower room rate, but (just as described by many reviewers!) Getaway hits the 5 stars for delivering the optimal "mix" that many experienced practical travellers truly seek. If that's your objective, you won't be dissapointed. Highly recommended.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Burr Ridge, Illinois
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Reviewed June 5, 2013

We spent 3 days in Cairns, and rented a 2 bedroom/2 bath at Getaway On Grafton. The unit was clean and spacious and met our needs quite well. During the days, we were touring and during the evenings we dined out. So basically, we used the unit for sleeping and showering. We especially appreciated the washer/dryer since we were on an 11 day trip and purposely packed light with the idea of doing laundry mid-stay. Dining, shopping and groceries were all within a ten minute walk. The staff was very friendly and eager to answer questions and help out in any way they could.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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SYDNEY
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Reviewed June 4, 2013

This was a great trip and a great place. The room was large and comfortable.
Kevin was very helpful, helped us plan our trip and gave great advice based on local knowledge. He also suggested the most appropriate tours for our needs. He was happy to help us in all our questions. Would love to re-visit.

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled as a couple
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Beijing, China
1 review
Reviewed May 16, 2013

We had a really good experience here! The room is big,clean and good decorated.Bed is very comfortable.We stay in a family room with a kitchen. You can find all facilities and convenience in it.It's realy like in yor home.Hotel staff were very friendly. They gave us good service and detailed information for our tour.We will chose this hotal again if we have chance to be Cairns next time!

  • Stayed May 2013, traveled with family
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Thank Xiaojing Z
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Kevlinco, Front Office Manager at Getaway On Grafton, responded to this review, May 17, 2013
Thanks for your comments, it is always a pleasure to meet happy travelers! We hope to see you again too!
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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 #16 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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