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BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns

4-starThis property has been awarded a star rating from the Australian Star Ratings Agency, Star Ratings Australia.
73-75 The EsplanadeCairnsQLD4870Australia

Upscale Cairns Central Business District apartment with kitchenette, balcony
  • Free parking
Great location
Fantastic service
Great room
Complaints about WiFi
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From 836 reviewsTripAdvisor Traveller Rating

BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns

from $104
  • One Bedroom Ocean Spa
  • Standard Room, 1 Bedroom, Garden Area

At a glance

Key facts

Hotel size

  • This hotel has 35 rooms
  • This hotel is arranged over 9 floors


  • Check-in time 2 PM-6 PM
  • Check-out time is 10 AM
  • Express check-out
For check-in outside the reception opening hours, guests can use the phone available on the night safe to connect with an operator who can assist.

Required at check in

  • Credit card or cash deposit required

  • Government-issued photo ID required

  • Minimum check-in age is 18

Travelling with others


  • No cribs (infant beds)


  • Pets not allowed


  • WiFi in public areas *

  • WiFi in rooms *



  • Free self parking

Other information

  • Smoke-free property
* See small print for additional details or extra charges

In the hotel

Food and drink
  • Barbecue grills
Things to do
  • Outdoor pool
  • Fitness facilities
  • Front desk (limited hours)
  • Tours/ticket assistance
  • Laundry facilities
  • Number of buildings/towers - 1
  • Year Built 1997

In the room

Home comforts
  • Air conditioning
  • Coffee/tea maker
  • Iron/ironing board
Things to enjoy
  • Balcony
Freshen up
  • Shower/tub combination
  • Hair dryer
Be entertained
  • Cable TV channels
Stay connected
  • WiFi (surcharge)
  • Phone
Food and drink
  • Refrigerator
  • Microwave
  • Kitchenette
  • Cookware, dishware, and utensils
  • Weekly housekeeping provided

BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns’s small print

Also known as

  • BreakFree Royal Harbour
  • BreakFree Royal Harbour Aparthotel
  • BreakFree Royal Harbour Aparthotel Cairns
  • BreakFree Royal Harbour Cairns
  • Breakfree Royal Harbour Hotel Cairns


Please note that cultural norms and guest policies may differ by country and by property. The policies listed are provided by the property.

Mandatory fees

Deposit: AUD 200 per stay

Optional extras

WiFi is available in guestrooms for AUD 25 per day (rates may vary)

WiFi is available in public areas for AUD 25 per day (rates may vary)

We have included all charges provided to us by this hotel. However, charges can vary, for example, based on length of stay or the room you book.

What’s around BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns


  • In Cairns Central Business District
  • Cairns Night Markets - 0 min walk
  • Cairns Regional Gallery - 2 min walk
  • Kick Contemporary Arts - 4 min walk
  • Jute Theatre - 4 min walk
  • Center of Contemporary Arts - 4 min walk
  • The Cultural Place - 4 min walk
  • Esplanade Lagoon - 5 min walk

Getting around

  • Cairns, QLD (CNS-Cairns Intl.) - 15 min drive
  • Cairns Station - 15 min walk
  • Redlynch Station - 18 min drive
  • Freshwater Station - 18 min drive
  • Free self parking

Recent reviews

Fabulous 8.6 From 114 reviews

BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns
Good deal in a prime location with a great view
Room was a little dated and the bath tub being open to the living room is funky, but overall we had an excellent stay. Front desk staff was very nice, location was prime, bed was surprisingly comfy and it was nice to have everything needed for cooking.
Matthew, us2 night trip
BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns
Fun experience and nice semi hotel
We never saw anyone from management. Our only contact was by phone or notes but the stay was very pleasant. This is like an automated hotel. You have to find how to get in and out. No room cleaning, towels found at lonely reception, but safe place, great location, quite ample and clean. Would return gladly. And nice price. Just a weird experience. Thanks for it anyway. We had a great time.
CECILIA, us3 night romance trip
BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns
BreakFree was very good
It was a perfect location and the unit was well designed and clean. Check-in was a bit of a pain as the reception had closed when we arrived at 6.00pm. It would have been handy to know.
David, us1 night romance trip
BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns
Management does make a difference in experience.
Upon our late arrival we were given poor directions for entering. (The actual hotel is not on the Esplanade, that is used for marketing purposes.) The place reeked of old stir fry oil. It took a long time to locate the entrance around the seedy drunks and local bars. In the morning- The manager called to tell us we needed to "get out" of our room in 15 minutes although no mention was made in the email communications. When I attempted to communicate how the misunderstandings could have been easily alleviated he got rude and argumentative. Clearly this manager does not like his guests and is in the wrong business. Hospitality? Not. There are other Cairns choices but glad we skipped the Atlantic City flavor of this beach town for Port Douglas. Go where someone likes people.
Elizabeth, us1 night family trip
BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns
Great Location in Cairns!
Had a great stay at the BreakFree Royal Harbor. I really liked the format. Having a washer a dryer was really helpful after a week long trip before we arrived. It was really close to many restaurants and the Dive boat pier. The room had a few small issues (e.g. peeling paint), but nothing that affected our stay. Only downside was that the front desk isnt open past 6 pm.
Joseph, us2 night romance trip

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BreakFree Royal Harbour, Cairns

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