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Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

4.0 of 5 Hotel   |   137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
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    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    3.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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Chandler, Arizona
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The view from our balcony was spectacular! The hotel was a little dated but that's not that important to us...It was in a great location on the Esplanade (toward the the quieter end)...All in all, a great value for the money...

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Melbourne, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This hotel is not the most modern but it is very comfortable and offers a great pool area, beautiful gardens and great views. The customer service was great, particularly Charlie (hope I have the name right) who went out of his way to be of assistance. It is located just at the end of the esplanade shops so it offers... More

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

Hello jwhytcross1, Thank you for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to the Far North! We are so happy to hear you loved our pool and garden areas, and thrilled to hear our Receptionist Charlie provided fantastic service to you - i will be sure to give him your great feedback.... More

London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 hotel reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Mostly desk staff polite and helpful, with exception of one young man with dark hair,may have been an under manager found him quite abrupt and a little rude and arrogant. Avoiided him when he was on duty. We were very disappointed that out of a 5 night stay the internet did not work on 2 of the days, which caused... More

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London, United Kingdom
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Arrived Rydges traidewinds 137 ESplenade Cairns two days ago.Had also read previous mixed reviews but here's mine.ON arrival checked in instantly.Reception area and foyer are very nice looking.got in lift to 3rd floor when door open a terrible smell of mould and damp hit me . As I said out loud What the? The walk to my room I could... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family stayed 3 nights at this hotel as part of a surprise weekend getaway for our mum's birthday. Unfortunately, the hotel was a real let down. Like previous reviews, this is not the usual Rydges experience we've had in the past. The hotel amenities were old and staff had an apathetic attitude toward hotel guests. Our room was situated... More

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Thirlmere NSW Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The hotel is not the usual Rydges experience. It was a little dated and needs a clean down with sugar soap or a coat of paint (the walls were dirty). I was told I had an ocean view room but that was not exactly the case the ocean was not visible from the room just the coastline. The facilities were... More

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

During the tourism boom in Cairns, waterfront properties on the Esplanade were the epitome of luxury in accommodation and location. Sadly, these days have passed, and, although the location is still great, the accomoodation standard has sadly slipped. Whilst we had a Deluxe waterfront view and the room was spacious, the concrete rendered ceiling was black with dirt and mould,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a room on level 5 which had a great view of the harbour and esplanade. The hotel is in a great location surrounded by good restaurants and bars. Staff at the hotel were great and we're very helpful. Rooms were big and beds very comfortable. I would recommend this place to anyone.

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

Hello CoburgTraveller, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing us as your accommodation provider whilst visiting our beautiful city! We are so excited and greatful to receive a 5 star review! Our fifth level includes Deluxe Waterview and Ocean View rooms - both with stunning views of Cairns and surroundings and the Water. Our location makes us... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stayed for a few days initially, with the plan to stay inland for a night before returning for a 9 night stay. Ended up cancelling the 9 nights because of the poor facilities. This was due to the main restaurant/bar area being renovated and breakfast and bar facilities were in a low grade conference setup. The hotel made no effort... More

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

In major need of a refurb. It's like stepping back in time to the late 80's. Location is great but the rooms are terrible and dirty. The shower is stained and the bathroom smells mouldy. Holes ripped in the curtains. Not recommended and I will not be staying here again

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

Dear Chopsy05, Thank you for review on Trip Advisor regarding Rydges Tradewinds Hotel. I would like to sincerely apologise for the lack of cleanliness that you experiened with your room. I have investigated this further and would like to inform you that our Housekeeping attendants will be retrained in the area of attention to detail to ensure a high standard... More

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Address: 137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
Location: Australia > Queensland > Cairns Region > Cairns
Price Range (Based on Average Rates): $$
Hotel Class:4 star — Rydges Tradewinds Cairns 4*
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Bar / Lounge Business Center with Internet Access Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi ) Restaurant Room Service Shuttle Bus service Spa Suites Swimming Pool Wheelchair access
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#5 Spa Hotel in Cairns #19 Luxury Hotel in Cairns
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Imposing, 7-story Multi-winged Resort Hotel situated on large single site on the Cairns Esplanade directly across from Trinity Bay ... more   less 
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