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Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

4.0 of 5
137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Sleep Quality
    4 of 5 stars
  • Rooms
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
  • Cleanliness
    4 of 5 stars
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3 hotel reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I like staying here because of its great location overlooking the Coral Sea and down the esplanade towards the city. That is if you pay for an ocean front room. If you want to see the ocean don't be fooled by the "water" view - that is looking over the lovely resort style pool. The beds are comfortable, with fresh,... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
59 hotel reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

You can't fault the customer service at this property, from Ken the duty manager, to Charles on reception to everyone in between. The hotel however is getting a bit tired but it's all about location, location, location. Rooms are well equipped with good size bathroom. It's worth paying extra for a waterview. The restaurant/bar is very reminiscent of similar visited... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello LaughingKookaburra, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us! We are very happy to hear the staff provided excellent service, and I will be sure to pass those comments on - Especially to Charles and Ken! We are pleased to hear you loved your room and bathroom - and of course our... More 

Sydney, Australia
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32 reviews 32 reviews
14 hotel reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Clean, comfortable and good location - on the esplanade, only 5 min walk from restaurants and shops. Room is spacious, linen is clean; did have to wait 1hr for check in at 2pm but staff were friendly; restaurant staff have poor service though. There is free wifi...

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello B_Mish_85, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us! We are so thrilled to hear our rooms were clean, spacious and comfortable for you, We are also happy to hear our staff provided friendly service. Our normal check in time is 2pm, however sometimes we can allow guests to check in early if... More 

Cairns, Australia
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I am an older woman who often travels alone to Cairns. I have tried many hotels and apartments and had many varying and often negative experiences. I now only stay at the Rydges Tradewinds as it offers consistently excellent 24 hour service and is situated within easy walking distance of the shops, restaurants, ice cream parlours and massage services on... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Alice C, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stays in Cairns! We are so thankful for such a positive review! We are thrilled to hear that each and every aspect of your stay was perfect - and that you have become a member of our Rydges Tradewinds family.... More 

Ingham, Australia
2 reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby's 24th wedding anniversary present was a romantic night’s stay in a suite similar to one we had stayed in some time ago with room service, breakfast, and even extending our stay. That room was huge: spa in the middle and direct uninterrupted view of the ocean and over the pool. He rang to book but as the operator was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During March stayed in the Rydges Tradewinds Cairns for 8 nights. We arrived late at night and were greeted by Chantelle a very happy cheerful Employee who assisted us many times during our stay 😊 The staff were all very helpful and friendly especially Heidi in the restaurant and James great service guys.😀 We were given a room on the... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hello Dlwal, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your trip to beautiful Cairns! We are so thrilled to hear Chantelle provided excellent service and a friendly welcome from check in to check out - we will pass these comments on to her, and of course the nice comments about Heidi and... More 

Sydney, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 hotel reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I spent our first week in Cairns at this hotel and we like it, here is what you need to know. The Good The view is simply spectacular. The rooms are clean and up-to-date. Staff are very friendly. Breakfast is good and a large variety. Love happy hour. Free WiFi. The Bad No non-smoking rooms (very bad... More 

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East Northport, New York
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25 hotel reviews
85 helpful votes 85 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First impressions were great. We were greeted by friendly staff. The grounds of the hotel were beautiful from the pool to the scenic views from the terrace in the rear where we had our breakfast each morning. However, as we walked to our room, we saw accumulated dust along the carpet next to the walls. It looked like the carpet... More 

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26 hotel reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed here for 4 nights with my boyfriend in March 2015. The lady who checked us in was really lovely and helpful, taking time to show us exactly where we wanted to go on the map. Our room was big with a good view of Cairns and a spacious bathroom. Although it isn't the most modern hotel it was... More 

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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Just had a two night stay here and really enjoyed it , the pool was warm and clean ... the rooms where comfortable and the staff especially check in where fantastic and welcoming. The rooms attendants do a great job and deserve congratulating... Yes it is a older hotel but We will stay again next time in cairns as long... More 

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SLewisatRydges, Manager at Rydges Tradewinds Cairns, responded to this review

Hi there mermaidgem, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in Cairns, We are so thrilled to hear our staff carried out the Rydges standard and made sure they were friendly and accommodating at all times, we are also so happy to hear you made the most of our tropical... More 

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