US$126 Avg/night
Rate and special offer based on Check-in 29 Aug 2015 Check-out 1 Sep 2015

BreakFree Royal Harbour

4 stars
View map of 73-75 The Esplanade, Cairns, Cairns, QL 4870

Hotel Overview

Reviewer score
3.6
out of 5
11 reviews
Great place to go.

As always we enjoyed our stay, staff wonderful. Hope to go next year. See full review

  • Super 70
  • 25 Nov 2014
great place for a getaway

People at reception very friendly, smoke alarm very sensitive ( goes off easily) lots of tiny... See full review

  • happy holidays
  • 7 Jul 2014
BreakFree Royal Harbour welcomes discerning travellers to a modern apartment-style retreat showcasing panoramas of Trinity Bay and surrounding parklands. Tourists in Cairns can play slots and card games at Reef Casino and appreciate the protected wildlife at Cairns Wildlife Dome. Holidaymakers can also catch racing events at Cannon Park Racecourse and marvel at the interesting pieces of art at Centre of Contemporary Arts Cairns.
General

During recreation, guests at BreakFree Royal Harbour can take a dip in the outdoor pool or unwind by the sun lounges. The resort also provides guest parking, Internet access and babysitting services for added convenience.



Location

BreakFree is positioned in the heart of Cairns, less than seven kilometres from Cairns International Airport. While in the area, vacationers can have a look at the notable collections at Cairns Museum and admire the flora at Flecker Botanic Gardens.



  • 15 km to the Airport
Dining

BreakFree Harbour does not have a restaurant but guests can prepare meals in the self-catering units or enjoy cookouts at the barbecue facilities on site. Many restaurants are within close distance.
Rooms

Each of the apartments features waterfront views and are equipped with amenities such as air conditioning, cable TV, DVD or VHS player, kitchenette, iron with ironing board, laundry facilities and spa.

BreakFree Royal Harbour Rooms

1 Bedroom Ocean View
This 1 bedroom self-contained spacious apartment, features a small kitchenette, laundry facilities, separate bedroom with a king zip/queen bed, lounge area with digital TV and Austar channels, DVD player and fully epuiped bathroom with its own spa. Each apartment has its own private balcony with scenic views of the ocean/Trinity Inlet.
1 Bedroom Garden View
This 1 bedroom self-contained spacious apartment, features a small kitchenette, laundry facilities, separate bedroom with a king zip/queen bed, lounge area with digital TV and Austar channels, DVD player and fully epuiped bathroom with its own spa. Each apartment has its own private courtyard and is in close proximity to the pool.

Amenities

  • WiFi
  • Free parking
  • Outdoor pool
  • No smoking rooms/facilities
General
No smoking rooms/facilities
Elevators
Activities
Outdoor pool
Fitness centre or spa
Services
Laundry service
Childcare Service
In-Room Safe
Tour desk
Internet
WiFi
Parking
Free parking

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Hotel Map

-16.9201 145.7767
Area served
Cairns.
Nearby airports
Cairns Domestic and International Airport.
Area description
very easy to find at 73-75 The Esplanade right in the heart of Cairns.Carpark & reception entry at 60 Abbott st Above Night Markets Overlooking the harbour and right opposite the water this beautiful resort is difficult to miss. FROM THE AIRPORT The best, easiest and most cost effective way to get from the airport to the resort is by taxi. The taxi will charge just $17-22 one-way and will take you directly to the resort in only 10 minutes. No need to pre-book a taxi as they are readily available at the airport. AIRPORT TRANSFER Australian Coachlines do offer an airport transfer service to the resort. The cost is currently $15.60 for two people one-way but will stop at other resorts along the way. The hotel recommend taking the taxi option.

Nearby points of interest

  • Regional Gallery: 0.1 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.2 km
  • Shields Street: 0.2 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.2 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.4 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.4 km
  • Reef Casino: 0.5 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.6 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0.6 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.9 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.5 km
  • Cominos House: 3.1 km
  • Regional Gallery: 0.1 km
  • The Esplanade: 0.2 km
  • Shields Street: 0.2 km
  • Historical Society Museum: 0.2 km
  • Canopy Arts: 0.3 km
  • Shipwreck Museum: 0.4 km
  • Indigenous Art Gallery: 0.4 km
  • Pier Marketplace: 0.4 km
  • Reef Casino: 0.5 km
  • Original Dreamtime Gallery: 0.6 km
  • Rainforest Dome: 0.6 km
  • Civic Theatre: 0.6 km
  • Cairns Convention centre: 0.9 km
  • Parramatta Park: 1.5 km
  • Cominos House: 3.1 km
  • Flecker Botanic Gardens: 3.3 km
  • Cazalys Stadium: 3.4 km
  • Trinity Inlet: 4.6 km
  • Flying Doctor Service: 4.6 km
  • Whitfield Conservation Park: 5.6 km
  • Bayview Heights Golf Course: 5.7 km
  • Machans Beach: 8.3 km
  • Undersea World: 9.3 km
  • Holloways Beach: 9.9 km
  • Tjapukai: 11.6 km
  • Cairns Rainforest Cableway: 11.8 km
  • Yorkeys Knob Beach: 13.8 km
  • Aj Hackett Bungy: 14.8 km
  • Kewarra Beach: 17.7 km
  • Clifton Beach: 20.5 km
  • Cairns Northern Beaches: 20.8 km
  • Cairns Tropical Zoo: 21.7 km
  • Ellis Beach: 24.7 km
  • Hartleys Crocodile Adventures: 33.2 km
  • Paronella Park: 84 km

Hotel Policies

Check-in:
14:00
Check-out:
10:00

Terms and conditions

Extra charges may apply for children. Incidental charges, such as room service, are not included in the quoted rate.

The amenities and/or facilities may not be located at the hotel, but within a reasonable distance, and additional charges may apply for use.

Ratings and reviews for BreakFree Royal Harbour

Overall score

3.6 / 5
5.01.0
11 out of 11
Amenities:
3.5
Cleanliness:
3.7
Hotel staff:
4.7
Comfort:
3.2
Location:
4.8
Value:
3.7

64% would recommend to a friend.

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Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Cath S
Business
Cairns
1 Jan 2015

New Years break

Location is terrific and staff are great but we were very disappointed with the room - booked it to watch the fireworks but the room faced the other direction. the room was extremely noisy, the doors slam shut they do not shut quietly, so that was all hours of the night and then 5.30 am the garbage truck arrives. The air conditioner struggled to cool the whole room so the bedroom was hot - we did not even use a sheet. We would not stay here again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

The esplanade and the lagoon are across the road

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

2
5.01.0
ship999
Business
Perth WA
7 Dec 2014

Interesting!

On re-reading the reviews I missed that it is a favourite business destination, I could find no holiday reviews and I would agree for business it probably is OK. One reviewer hit the nail on the head by noting after many visits it is old and dated. The hotel was being painted on the outside while we were there with painters ab-sailing past our windows on the first 2 days. It needs more than a coat of paint it needs to be re-invented and renovated (check the old pictures). But hey not all bad we all agree that the reception staff are brilliant and the owners would do well to recognise this and it is in a great location 5 out of 5 for both, BUT parking is free only if you can get one of the bays allocated for guests which are used by non guests somehow? WIFI is not free, very old fashioned. The noise of the air-con is so loud, but turn it off and go on the balcony of our room which was next to the fabulous pub which unfortunately expels its air from the roof with a noise as bad as the air-con. Thanks again to the manager and the two great gals at the desk they made it a good visit to a great city.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
1
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
1
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Money-saving tip: Not Applicable

Balcony access to the community FREE WIFI no one charges for WIFI these days!

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Super 70
Business
Brisbane
25 Nov 2014

Great place to go.

As always we enjoyed our stay, staff wonderful. Hope to go next year.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short walk from hotel

Esplanade is great, centre of everything.

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
happy holidays
Business
Brisbane Qld
7 Jul 2014

great place for a getaway

People at reception very friendly, smoke alarm very sensitive ( goes off easily) lots of tiny little ants. Otherwise clean and great location.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
4
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Dining tip: Short walk from hotel

Order at most places before 7pm and get 20% off bill.

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rosalyn Jeffrey
Business
Narangba, Queensland
7 Jun 2014

Great friendly location.

The staff at this apartment were fantastic, nothing was too much trouble. They organised day trips, set up our room for extra guests and always with a smile. The apartment could not be any better in location for the shops and sea front. The room was not big but was clean and had everything we needed.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
5
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Super Cat
Business
Gympie
12 Nov 2013

Average Accommodation

the only great part was the location. rooms are very tired and not very clean bed had leg missing, ants all over kitchen bench, food left from precious guest, could not leave anything out,

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
1
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
2
Location:
5
Value:
2
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Mummawoods
Business
Darwin
11 Jul 2013

Looking old and tired

have stayed here manytimes over the last 10 years and unfortunately the hotel is starting to show its age. We also had a problem with the hot water (there wasn't any).

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
3
Location:
5
Value:
3
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

3
5.01.0
Happy business traveller
Business
Brisbane
1 Apr 2013

Value for money, excellent location

The window screens ensured the room was as dark as i wanted. Excellent sleep. Great location on the esplanade, easy access to all the cafes and bars.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
3
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

4
5.01.0
Rashelle
Business
Melbourne, VIC, Australia
10 Apr 2012

Great!

Public holiday's through me so was a little weird trying to check in! Perfect place. Close to everything. Only slept there so didn't use any facilities. Need more car parking spots. Everything was great!

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
4
Cleanliness:
4
Hotel staff:
4
Comfort:
4
Location:
4
Value:
4
Trip purpose:

Business

Sightseeing tip: Short drive from hotel

Rainforestation in Kuranda is a must. Sky Rail & Train also great for photo's.

Review of BreakFree Royal Harbour

Reviewer score

5
5.01.0
Audie
Business
Not Provided
2 Mar 2011

Wonderful experience. Best hotel

Wonderful experience. Best hotel in Cairns for my money. Spa bath is a luxurious experience, and harbour view unsurpassed. Separate bedroom with king sized bed and full kitchen provides everything you would need. My 1st choice always!! Thank you again.

Hotel features (5 = best, 1 = worst):
Amenities:
5
Cleanliness:
5
Hotel staff:
5
Comfort:
No rating
Location:
5
Value:
5
Trip purpose:

Business

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