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Rydges Tradewinds Cairns

137 The Esplanade, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia (Formerly Tradewinds Esplanade)
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  • Location
    4.5 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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    4 of 5 stars
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

On arrival you think, 'outside nice'. At reception you think, 'very pleasant', pool area lovely. Step into the lift and it goes downhill from there. The decor has not been changed for 20 years in the corridor and rooms. The room has a smell of flyspray and is generally drab and outdated.The bath/shower belongs in a residential house, however the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Cairns is as great cosmopolitan city with many sights to see and visit and activities to participate in (e.g. Great Barrier Reef cruises, etc). It's possible to dine every night of the month in a different venue! This hotel is just out of the busy city centre, but within easy walking distance. Rooms are quite basic, but certainly adequate. The... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This hotel is in a fantastic location (close to where everything is happening) but desperately needs a refurb as is very tired. Like many old hotels it has space on its side. The garden and pool area is lovely and restaurant staff also lovely. The lifts here are light on and so slow that they are frustrating. I also tried... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I recently stayed here as part of a work conference and was very impressed in all aspects of my stay. The meals, the service and on the rare few moments of free time the proximity to iconic activities such as the lagoon and night markets. Whether I was in conference or relaxing with a drink by the pool, Rydges made... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

The rooms of this hotel are nice, clean and the beds are comfortable. Staff overall seemed friendly but also seem they do not know their policies well enough to enforce them properly thus we will not be back. On check in I requested a late checkout as my partner flies in from an overnight flight early in the morning and... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Good medium 4 star hotel. Right across from the "beach" that is Cairns City. Easy walking distance to all Cairns has to offer. We asked for an upgrade (waterfront) and they gave one straight away. High floors give a good view of the area and town. Big pool, good bar with live entertainment Fri/Sat nights. Second time here and would... More 

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

We just had a wonderful weekend relaxing in Cairns. We were in an ocean view room with stunning views. The room was clean, bed very comfortable and the service was excellent. In a great location, we could walk where we needed to in Cairns and as we had a car, could drive out of town when we needed to. All... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

My wife and I stayed here last year and it was good enough to warrant another visit this year. Although still a bit dated and in need of modernisation (particularly the hallways), the Tradewinds is still value for money. Staff service is excellent and the location of the hotel is great. It is away from the noise of all the... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a lovely stay here. Yes the rooms are a little tired but we didn't spend that much time in our room. It was lovely to have ocean views. They are somewhat limited from the first floor so maybe request a higher level if it's available. This hotel is an easy 15 minute walk to the harbour where all... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Unhelpful, take it or leave it reception staff. From the outside hotel looks clean and modern, inside its a 70's artex nightmare. Interior so old it's daggy. Air conditioning incredibly loud and sprinkles dirt in room. Cleanliness is questionable. Unless you book direct with hotel you get two queen beds, like it or not. No other option available to you.... More 

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