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“Great location, disappointing facilities though”
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Getaway On Grafton
Ranked #19 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
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Reviewed 5 December 2016

The air-cons are pre-set and noisey - it was HOT! The cleaner left muck in the laundry sink from the mop bucket, the fridge wasn't cold, the beds were hard as rocks - our backs are aching. Won't stay there again unfortunately :(

Room Tip: Old noisey air cons that hardly cool the room. Great location close to the beach though
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  • Stayed: December 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 22 November 2016

I had a great time staying at the Getaway. My friends and I stayed in an apartment that had room for 5, two and a half bathrooms, two patios, a living room and a fully functioning kitchen. It's located a 10min walk from the Esplanade and a 7min walk from Woolworths, the grocery store. They have a pool and a hot tub that I appreciated a lot since the lagoon can get crowded. I do recommend Getaway on Grafton, ESPECIALLY if you're travelling in a group.

Room Tip: Good location
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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Reviewed 20 November 2016

We stayed 3 nights in a 2-bedroom apartment. I can highly recommend this apartment. The apartment was large, clean, 2 bathrooms and all the kitchen and cleaning facilities you would require during the stay.
Location-wise .... it is 10-15mins walk from the main area, which wasn't a problem at all.
We arrived after 8pm, and check-in was simple (via a security box) and check-out was quick and simple too.
Cairns in general does not have much to do, with exception to being a good access point to the Great Barrier Reef trips. Locally, I would also recommend the R&R White Water Rafting activity.

  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with family
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Reviewed 16 November 2016

We stayed 7 nights in an apartment and found it to be clean,tidy and well appointed. Everything we needed was provided including a little carton of milk for our cuppas :)
The pool was light and sunny from 9am til 3pm then was shaded and very comfortable. The pool area has barbecue facilities but we mostly used the kitchen or ate out.
Linda, in the office, was friendly and helpful and knew the area very well. She provided a map of the area and pointed out the supermarkets, shopping centre, esplanade,night markets etc.
Our room was at the front of the property so there was a fair bit of street noise. That said the air conditioner noise blocked a lot of this out.
There is a secure car park with some undercover parking. It is well within walking distance to all the main attractions with a park in the next block along.
We will definitely stay here next time we stay in Cairns and wholeheartedly recommend it to anyone who likes to self cater.

Room Tip: South end rooms are noisier due to proximity to backpackers next door and the carpark.
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled with friends
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1  Thank Jennifer P
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Reviewed 14 November 2016

We stayed for 7 days in Nov 2016 and enjoyed it immensely.
The apartments are close enough to the centre of Cairns to walk to and from but far enough away not to have the noise.
The apartments are big. 2 storey and very well equipped. Aircon all over and big beds. The kitchen is very usable and I did use it a fair bit as I like cooking with local ingredients.
The carpark is secure and has an auto gate. The staff are friendly and accommodating.
The walls are thick enough to stop most normal noise from the neighbours.
We would stay there again in a trice.

Room Tip: Get an end apartment. But noise isn't really an issue.
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  • Stayed: November 2016, travelled as a couple
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Address: 157 - 159 Grafton St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
Region: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Free Parking Kitchenette Spa Swimming Pool
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Ranked #19 of 83 Speciality Lodging in Cairns
Price Range: $177 - $264 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
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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