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Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

#24 of 66 Hotels in Cairns
137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

    Stayed for 5 days and although the rooms are a bit dated it was very comfortable and clean. Loved the fact that there was a full sized bath as well. Reception staff were very helpful and friendly and went out of there way to assist as did the housekeeping staff. Would stay again as is only a short walk to... More 

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    Winchester, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    I disagree that this hotel is dated. It's a bit old fashioned but it comes with old fashioned service. If you are in Cairns you don't have time to notice the carpets! All the staff I have had dealings with have been cheerfully doing a good job. The buffet breakfast sets you up for the day until dinner time.

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    Darwin, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    This hotel is nice and quite spacious with well cleaned and maintained bathroom. The bed was comfortable and the service was great. This hotel provides car park, swimming pool & sauna and free wifi which doesn't have great connection. The biggest and only let down would be the carpet on the hallway out of your lift and on the way... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    Hotel is in a good location overlooking the water, close to restaurants/shops, with an attractive garden/pool area. Our room, which had a very strange smell, which we finally decided was due to having been painted very recently (day before possibly), was a good size but in dire need of updating, as was most of the rest of the hotel. Bed... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

    The Rydges Tradewinds has become my hotel of choice in Cairns. Our fishing group travel through Cairns on a regular basis as we fly out of Cairns to various locations in the top end. The staff there are just exemplary and have a way of making everything seem so easy. I have found they go out of their way to... More 

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

    Hello klkh2002, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns! We understand you are a returning guest - so welcome back! What a fantastic review! To hear we are first choice for you and your fishing group makes us smile - it's a Rydges standard to provide friendly... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    Easy walk to all the stuff. Nice view. Staff super nice at front desk and restaurant. They kindly upgraded us for our 25th anniversary to a very spacious 1 bedroom on top floor. Avoid breakfast buffet. Overpriced, chaotic and I had to ask for things to be refilled. Also, the rooms are quite outdated and carpet was really gross. I... More 

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

    Hello there travelitaMinnesota, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your visit to Beautiful Cairns, We are so glad to hear our staff at Front desk were friendly and accommodating, it's a Rydges standard to provide top of the line service throughout every part of the hotel. We do hope you enjoyed... More 

    Melbourne, Australia
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

    Visited Cairns for a brief holiday and decided to stay with Rydges mainly because that was a decent hotel in the better part of Cairns. Check in process was good with the email sent out the day before for us to do the 'Express check in' which gave me the opportunity to request a portacot for my 11 week old... More 

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

    Hello there Lance W, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in Cairns! We love reviews such as yours - we get a great idea of every aspect of your stay , and with more feedback, we can improve and grow in more areas of our hotel. We are so... More 

    Glasgow, United Kingdom
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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I stayed in Rydges Tradwinds Hotel in Cairns on January 2015 for 4 days. It was a lovely hotel, very clean, albeit a little tired and perhaps due a refurbishment. I had an ocean view room with great views. The staff were all very pleasant and friendly. I did not eat in the hotel as there were lots of great... More 

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

    Hello GillHelena, Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns, Thankyou for your positive feedback, including your comments about our rooms being clean, comfortable. Our staff will be very pleased to see another happy guest leaving feedback. It's a Rydges standard to be friendly, courteous and helpful at... More 

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    5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

    I could. It fault tradewinds. The staff there were amazing! The king room was huge with plenty of room for our Porta cot! I highly recommend there for a family. The restaurant was also Devine. The room was well priced and the view beautiful! We will be staying again next time we go to cairns.

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

    Hi there bellahbear, Thankyou for such a wonderful review - we love seeing 5 stars! We are so thrilled to hear you had a large spacious room, and that you loved our onsite restaurant 'Drift on the Esplanade'. We pride ourselves on service, and our staff are always friendly and helpful, we believe good service makes for the perfect stay.... More 

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    4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

    Stayed at the Rydges Tradewinds on the night of the 5th and then 9th and 10th of February. The hotel is a little tired and is due a refurb, but the friendly staff and the clean rooms made up for the tired look of the hotel. It is ideally located for a few nights stay in Cairns and is reasonably... More 

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

    Hello AnitaMckinlay! Thankyou for your recent review of Rydges Tradewinds and choosing to stay with us during your stay in beautiful Cairns! Hopefully you saw a little bit of sunshine during your stay, and didn't end up staying in the entire time (although, it does sound quite relaxing to laze about in our beautiful rooms, on our ridiculously comfortable beds!)... 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*
    Number of rooms: 245
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    • Pool
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    Official Description (provided by the hotel)
    Our Cairns hotel suites are convenient to Cairns lagoon precinct, where guests can take a dip in the clear, blue water or enjoy sunning on sandy shores. Nearby departure points for The Great Barrier Reef make it easy for guests staying in our Cairns hotel accommodation to explore its incredible natural beauty. The Cairns city centre is also within walking distance and offers premier area shopping and dining hotspots. We offer 246 Cairns hotel rooms exceptionally equipped with desirable features. Most rooms open onto a private balcony overlooking scenic views of the ocean, tropical gardens and swimming pool. All rooms are en-suite and boast complimentary WI-FI, a mini-bar, iron and ironing board and secure safe. Rydges Tradewinds is also pleased to offer recently released movies and games for hire on tablet computers. The cost is just $15 per 24 hours for a tablet which plugs directly into your room TV. Our Cairns hotel executive suites and ocean front rooms include luxurious signature Rydges Dream Beds where guests can rest from the adventures of the day. A variety of Cairns hotel rooms are available to perfectly suit those seeking business, leisure or family accommodation. Dining is available at the onsite restaurant, Drift on the Esplanade, where guests can enjoy a delicious breakfast, lunch or dinner overlooking the Coral Sea. Spa by the Sea offers guests seeking relaxation luxurious onsite spa treatments. Those staying at the hotel for a Cairns event will appreciate its conference and events facilities, capable of hosting up to 500 guests. ... more   less 
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